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Volume 4 Issue 4 - December 1998/January 1999

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IS Presenting ...... FlashF orward OUR MEMBERS' LOOK AT THE SEASON AHEAD .Parts I, II, and Ill of FlashForward (Sept, Oct and Nov) featured profiles by the 91 music providers that a're currently WholeNote members (See list below.) For copies D ?' ·ss I I of any or all of these profiles, or to inquire about the benefits of member.ship, contact Allan Pulker at 416 406- 6758. ' In this fourth and final installment of "FiashForward" we extend a warm WholeNote welcome to our last four members for 1998: The Sanderson Centre; Bell' Arte Singers; Pax Christi Chorale; and the Mississauga Choral Society. ~EPTEMBER •Ald~burgh Connection leAH The King's Voices !-Amadeus Choir 1-Amad~us Ensemble ieAmici ieArbor Oak Trio I-Bach Children's Chorus !-Canadian Children's Opera Chorus •Canadian Music Centre !-Canadian Singers !-Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra •Centuries Opera Association •Dance Oremus Danse !-Distinguished Artists Concert Series ieDUO l-East York Choir ieElmer Iseler Singers ~Esprit Orchestra 1-Etobicoke Community Concert Band !-Gilpin Enterprises !-Glenn Gould Studio !-Great Romantics FestivSl leGryphon Trio •High Park Girls' Choir and jHigh Park Boys' Choir !-Kiwanis Music Festival of preater Toronto !-Koffler Centre of the Arts 1-Mississauga Symphony •Mooredale Concerts •Mozart Society •Music at Metropolitan !-Music Toronto •Music Umbrella • Nathaniel Dett Chorale •New Hamilton Orchestra Corporation •North Toronto Institute of M·usic •Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts !-Off Centre Music Series !-Ontario Folk Harp Society !-Opera Anonymous !-Orchestra Toronto •Orchestras Canada •Organ Alternatives •Orpheus Choir of Toronto •Performance Without Fear iePeros Music Inc: !-Polish Canadian Society of Music •proVOCE Studios Riverdale Concert Society •Roy Thomson & Massey Hall ieShevchenko Musical Ensemble •Sine Nomine Ensemble • Soundstreams •Tafelmusik •Toronto Children's Chorus •Toronto Classical Singers, The •Toronto Early Music -Centre •Toronto Symphony Orchestra •Toronto Tabla Ensemble •University of Toronto Opera Division •University Settlement Music & Arts Scho~l •Victoria Scholars ' •Women's Musical Club of Toronto •Yip's Children's Choir (Canada) OCTOBER •Amati Quartet •Baroque Music by the Grange •belladonna •CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musiciens amateurs du Canada) •Canadian Music Competitions (Ontario) Inc. •Christ Cl}urch, Deer Park •Duo L'Intemporel •Les AMiS •Music at Willowdale •Music Matrix •North York Suzuki School of Music •Ontario Registe~ed Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) •Opera In Concert •Scarborough Philharmonic •Toronto Camerata •Toronto Consort •Toronto Operetta Theatre •Toronto Senior Strings •VocalPoint Chamber Choir NOVEMBER •ZebraSchvungK •Music& Viva & Friends •Hannaford Street Silver Band •Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamel an •Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra •D.G. Concert Productions •Voices •Vesnivka Choir • Associates of the TSO •Continuum •Opera York •Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir ' THE BELL'ARTE SINGERS Founded in May 1988 by Lee Willingham and a group of ' dedicated colleagues, this little chamber choir has grown into a fine ensemble of 45-50 singers with an established following· of subscribers. Along with guest appearances and broadcasts, the Bell' Arte Singers present three concerts annually. This season features Mozart's Great ~ass inC Minor and The Solemn Vespers, Saturday, February 27, and a springtime frolic entitled The Language of Spring, Saturday, May 8, both at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. For tickets and information phone 416-699-5879. , ' Lee Willingham teaches at OISE at the University of Toronto. Prior to that he was Curriculum Coordinator of Music for the Scarborough Board of Education. He also guest-conducts a variety of choi:al and orchestral groups, and appears frequently as an adjudicator' and clinician. . _ Ian Sadler has been the Bell'Arte Singers' accompanist since the choir's inception, joining them on three recordings: A Childe is Born; A Sacred Concert; and Awake, my Heart!, featuring new Canadian works by Ruth Watson Henderson, Imant Raminsh, and others. · A new Christmas release entitled Hope is a Star is available this Christmas, produced under the auspices of the United Church of Canada. MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY Artistic Director: Chrys A. Bentley General Manager: Jean Vahramia Mailing Address: P.O. Box 74530, 1150 Lome Park Road, Mississauga, ON L5H 3A5 Phone: 905-278-7059 Box office: 905-306-6000 Now in its 24th season, the Mississauga Choral Society is west Toronto's premier choral group, and is the choir-in-residence in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Chrys A. Bentley directs the 90-voice ensemble with a professional core of singers and resident chamber orchestra, The Sinfony Players. . The choir performs major choral repertoire of the 16th to 20th centuries, and also actively commissions new Canadian works. The 1998-99 season includes two performances of Messiah (Handel), St. John Passion (J.S. Bach), The Creation (F. J. Haydn), and a presentation of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. MCS has abo been engaged to perform with the Toronto · Symphony in Roy Thompson Hall for four concerts in February 1999, and a Family Christmas Pops concert with the Mississauga Symphony. Membership is by audition. PAX CHRISTl CHORALE Pax Christi Chorale, an 87-member community choir, was founded 11 years ago by a group of Toronto Mennonites. The choir builds on the rich Mennonite tradition of four-part singing. Pax Christi's most recent concert was a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, with Daniel Lichti,, the · Continues TORONTO S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

- ~ -.E:.-- --:.~E.::=J~-::=1 internationally-renowned Canadian· soloist, as Elijah. An enthusiastic 11udience of over 500 packed Grace Church on-the-Hill and honoured the choir, soloists and orchestra with a sustained standing ovation. Pax t.:hristi is directed by Stephanie Martin, 1998 co-winner of the Ontario Choral Federation's Leslie Bell Choral Conducting Contest. Ms. Martin· holds a Masters degree in Musicology from the University of Toronto and is organist at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Pax Christi Chorale will be presenting Handel's Messiah on Friday, December 18, 8:00p.m and Saturday, December 19, 8:00p.m at Grace Church on-the-Hill. Call (416) 494-7889 or (416) 484-9149. TilE CANADIAN CillLDREN'S OPERA CHORUS has been honoured with invitations to sing at the lights Across Canada Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly, Queen's Park and in the National Ballet of Canada's performances of The Nutcracker. TilE CANADIAN SINGERS under the direction of Harvey Patterson have released a new CD, Beautiful, consisting of Canadian songs in a quiet mOod by such composers as Gordon Lightfoot, Hagood Hardy, Healey Willan, Kenneth Bray, Ben Steinberg and Buffy Sainte-Marie. For more information call 690-9629. IDGH PARK GiRLS' CHOIR AND BOYS' CHOIR has released its first CD, Flexibility, con~ucted by Ann Cooper Gay and Judith Ginou. The Choir's Founder, Conductor and Artistic Director Ann Cooper Gay, was honoured at the 1998 Women of Distinction Awards, as the recipient of the Aris Education Award. For information call 416-653-3143. SANDERSON CENTRE The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts is a fully restored 1134-seat theatre located in the heart of downtown Brantford. Designed by renowned theatre architect Thomas Lamb, the theatre originally opened as a Vaudeville house in 1919. In the heyday of Vaudeville, artists like Jack Benny and Gloria Swanson played on the stage of the Temple Theatre as it was originally known. Guy Lombardo made his professional debut in this theatre. After nearly sixty years as a movie ho.use, the City of Brantford pu~chased the building and began the m restoration. In 1991 the theatre officially reopened primarily as a venue for local arts organizations and private promoters. The theatre also serves as home to the Brantford Symphony Orchestra and a host of other musical groups who find the venue ideal because of its near-perfect acoustics. With a recent change in management, the Sanderson Centre will be presenting a variety of programs ranging from opera to top Canadian contemporary artists, as well as developing sull!mer programming, making Brantford an ideal destination for the summer traveller. For further information about the Sanderson Centre please call 1-800-265-0710 or 519 752- 9910. TORONTO CAMERATA's second CD, A Camerata Christmas, is now available. This compilation of carols, as well as the group's first CD, live at Glenn Gould Studio, are available for at local record stores, through The Toronto Camerata: 96 Chudleigh Avenue Toronto ON M4R 1T3, or at . Call 905-841-7994. The TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has unveiled its Donor Wall, honouring donors with a permanent symbol of appreciation. The wall recognizes supporters who have made gifts of ,000 or more to the TSO's -milliqn Fund for the Future campaign. To date, over million in pledges have been secured toward a goal of ~illion. ' LES AMIS featured performer, Alexander Tselyakov ' has recently released his new C_D, "Alexander Tselyakov in Live Performance", now available at the Canadian Music Centre. The ALDEBURGH CONNECTION was recently honoured as a recipient of a 1998 Lieutenant Governor's Award. This prize is given to arts organizations which have demon!ltrated exceptional support from the private sector lll)d the community. Many thanks to.all our faithful members and subscribers for helping us to achieve this award. of the Performing Arts Health Centre, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood and the remaining Stones now wear hearing protection devices (musician plugs) and in ear monitors. Occupational Therapist • Overuse Injury Rehabilitation • Ergonomic Assessment • Postural Assessment & Retraining • Pain Management Audiology and Hearing Protection • Hearing Assessment & Consultation • Hearing Protection - Musicians' Plugs Performing Arts Health Centre Al~ny Medical Clinic - 200 Danforth Ave, Tor, ON M4K INS - (416) 461-9471 TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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