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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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5 : •qs a Special Recital Occasion Insurance. ---"'.V- Fast reasonable service from experts. THIS MONTH'S COVER Brainer.d Blyden-Taylor and the Nathaniel· Dett Chorale The Nathaniel Dett. Chorale, a new Canadian professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles - classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues - is a new and exciting addition to the vibrant Toronto choral scene. Founder-conductor Brainerd Blyden-Taylor named the group after African-Canadian composer, R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), who energetically promoted an awareness of the ~NII.Ir.:tllll•ll Black North American musical heritage. While the choir will be a tribute to Dett it will also fill the need, in Blyden­ Taylor's words, to "honour and promote Afrocentric composers and their choral music in Canada." The choir will fulfil that mandate, not only by performing both in Toronto and on tour, but also with an active music commissioning programme, workshops, lecture-demonstrations and master classes. While the choir will specialize .. ·-· -· in Afrocentric music, its · membership is not limited to black singers. Blyden-Taylor points out with some amusement that though his skin-colour is black he is in fact half Scottish, and the choir will be open to singers of all races. The important thing is that they be able to handle the range of styles and that they can sightread. Please see Dett page 9 CLASSICAL CD RECORDING PROJECTS Our All-Inclusive packages include: • All recording, production and mixing by our Juno or Em my award winning producers • All recording done in a world class 24 track digital studio OR live location multi-track recording (8, 16 or 24 tracks) • All artwork/graphics and design by some of Canada's top graphic designers • All final film and colour printing of covers and' traycards • Manufacturing of all CD or cassette product • Barcode and catalogue number for your recording • All tape costs (2" analog tape optional), CDR Master and CD glass Master • Distribution of your finished product to key local or regional retail music stores If you have already produced a CD, take advantage of our CONSULTING SERVICE which will explain to you the music industry, retail distribution (how to do your own), promotion of your CD and publishing. YOUR PRODUCT IS OUR PRODUCT Peros Music's long background in every facet of the music business will be an excellent resource for the promotion of your recording. If you are considering a Recording Project call: cp~ PEROS MUSIC INC. (905) 814 _:-8555 (905) 814-750 I PHONE FAX

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