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Volume 5 Issue 7 - April 2000

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12 CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Richard Bradshaw, General Dtrector 0 .1950 • 2000 I 'Peramanza.· Celebrating 50 years of the Canadian Opera Company WHERE: Sherway Square in Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre (QEW.& 427) WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 1 - wm Event Highlights CLASSICAL 96.3 FM LIVE REMOTE CLASSICAL 96.3 FM's own Catherine Belyea will be BROADCASTING LIVE from Operamania. Be sure to listen from 1 - 5pm if you can't make it out! WIN FABULOUS PRIZES! SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE AT 3:30 pm JEAN STILWELL PERFORMANCES BY MEMBERS OFTHE COC ENSEMBLE STUDIO - 3pm & 4pm OPERA KARAOKE We're looking for amateur singers, bathtub divas, singing cab drivers and other members of the public to perform throughout the afternoon. E-mail or call (416) 306-2303 with your name, telephone number, and aria before 5 pm on Monday April 10 to reserve a specific time slot or simply come on April 16 and get in line. An esteemed panel of judges will listen to all participants and the winner will have the opportunity to sing live on CLASSICAL 96.3 FM at a later date! Everyone who participates will win a COC/HMV prize package. BUY CDs FROM HMV Our event partner, Sherway Gardens HMV, will donate 10% of Operamania sales to the COC's Education and Outreach programmes. Help us reach out to kids and come ready to shop for music! SUBSCRIBE AT SHERWAY and receive a special gift package from the COC. ANNIVERSARY CAKE AT 4:00 PM! OPERATIC FACE PAINTING FOR KIDS UNDER 13! CONCERT NOTES Pot pourri continued from page 1.0 featuring Mark Fewer and Simon Docking, looks like a chance to hear some interesting and not so well known repertoire. Chamber Music Unlimited brings together four top flight professional musicians on April 16 to perform music by Viennese composers; and also on April 16 The Leaside String Quartet will play music by Dvorak, Gershwin, Haydn and MacMillan. The New Guitar Concert Series presents guitarists James Brown and Justin Haynes at the Heliconian Hall on April 28 . The Elgin String Trio, three very fine string players, will play at the Church of the Redeemer on April 30. And on May 5 Amici will be performing a very interesting and eclectic program, which will include two works by Brahms, four songs by Andre Previri, sung by Barbara Hannigan, and a new work by young composer, Philip Loosemore. Passion for· history. One of the wonders of contemporary musical creativity is our passion for recreating the music of the past. Probably the best known period ensemble in Toronto is Tafelmusik, which is presenting a program of music by 17th century Italian composers on April 1 and 2 and from April 12 to 16 will perform Bach's Mass in B Minor. And in between these two series some members of Tafelmusik will join dancer, Daniel Gariepy to recreate the music and dance of the period from the reign of Louis XIV to the time of Mozart. And there's more. II Giardino Harmonico baroque period orchestra performs at the Glenn Gould Studio on April 9. The Sine Nomine Ensemble will be presented by St. George's on-the-Hill Concerts on April 9, and on May 5 they will present their last concert of the season at St. Thomas's Church. On Sunday, April 9 Musicians in Ordinary will celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Dowland's Second Book of Songs at the Royal Ontario Museum. Joshua Rifkin will lead the Bach Ensemble as it performs orchestra suites by J.S. Bach on April 18 at the Glenn Gould Studio. The Toronto Consort will perform on April 28 at Trinity-St. Paul's with The King's Noyse. On April 29 Claviers Baroques will present music by Bach, Couperin and Purcell for soprano, violin, cello and continua with dancer, Paul James Dwyer. And this season's final concert at Rosedale Presbyterian Church will be Duo L'lntemporel, music for baroque flute and harpsichord by 18th century composers, on April 30. . More choral. We heard about a number of choral events too late to get them into the listings or into the choral page. Two of these are at St. Luke's Church in Burlington, the Ars Antiqua Chamber Choir from Burlington on April 16, doing Pergolesi's Stabat Mater as well as works by renaissance composers and, as far as we can tell, one or more compositions by the choir's conductor, David Davis. The second concert at St. Luke's will be by the Confederation Centre for the Arts Childrens's Choir from Charlottetown on April 26. The phone number for information is 905-529- 2561. Something called the "Toronto International Choral Festival" organized by the "Arts Bureau for the Continents" is taking place on April 26, 27 and 29 -- three concerts at three different churches involving four local choirs (including t.he Toronto Children's Chorus and the High Park Girls' Choir) and four choirs from the United States. Music: the next generation. Anyone concerned about the plight of education in - our province, and convinced that the arts are a necessary part of education, will be interested in a concert of chamber music by the students of Lois Kivesto at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate iri Scarborough. The performers, who are all graduating at the end of this year, form one of the most extraordinarily gifted groups of students of Ms. Kivesto's teaching career. Hardly any of these students, she told me, plan to study music at university, but we can be sure they will be highly successful at whatever they do, in part at least because of the way work in music develops the mind. That concert will be on April 18 and the phone number is 416-396- 6793. . J. S. Bach. This year is the 250th anniversary of the death of Bach, one more incentive for performing his music. The really ambitious Bach event in April will be "A Bach Weekend, 7-9 April 2000: Part of St. James' Cathedral BACH 2000 Celebrations". The event includes a concert of instrumental and choral music, a lecture/ discussion and masterclass on the organ works of Bach, led by Michael Bloss and a meditation on the St. Matthew Passion. For additional information, call 364-7865. CAMMAC's musical reading on April 30 will be Bach's St. John Passion. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will perform the St. John Passion on April 9, the Amadeus Choir will perform the St. Matthew Passion on April 8 and Tafelmusik will perform Bach's Mass in B Minor from April 12 to 16. Readers east of Toronto may wish to hear the Oriana Singers of Cobourg perform Bach's Cantata No. 4 on April 15. Music of India. Not to be missed, the Raag-Mala Music Society presents sitar virtuoso, Ustad Shujaat Khan, with tabla player, Sandeep Das, on April 1 at the Medical Sciences Auditorium at the University of Toronto.

Music AT ST. SIMON'S Voice trials for Boys No EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Music, Fun, Money, Trips! Boys learn to sing and read music while building the technique required to sing some of the greatest music of the Church. If you know ofa boy who could benefit from a solid musical training, please call John Stephenson for more information at ( 416) 923-8714. The Gentlemen & Boys of St. Simon's P. John H. Steph,enson, Director The Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle (Anglican) 525 BloorStreet East (between Sherbourne and Parliament) /tJ /~c c_~~ The f.'9: ·· "') ROYAL t l:.i.J Q\ .. 1 CONSERVATORY of " '2!~~~~""-/ Mus I c Applications are invited for the following positions in The RCM Community School for the 2000-2001 academic year: ADULT JAZZ CHOIR DIRECTOR To lead a new adult jazz choir in rehearsals one evening per week for 16 weeks per term, preparing repertoire in a variety of jazz styles appropriate to the abilities of avocational participants. Qualifications: Master of Music degree or equivalent training/ experience, and choral conducting experience with focus on jazz/popular repertoire. INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING TEACHER To teach a continuing education/professional development course designed for community music directors, junior high and secondary school band and orchestra directors, and post-secondary students interested in conducting. Qualifications: Master of Music degree or equivalent training/experience; significant professional conducting experience; strong emphasis on experience in teaching conducting. · DALCROZE PEDAGOGY TEACHER To teach a Level I Dalcroze Eurhythmics pedagogy class. This course is an elective in the RCM/Ryerson Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Educ'ation as well as open to general registrations. Qualifications: Dalcroze certification; teaching experience in both Dalcroze programs and pedagogy. EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION TEACHER To teach both Music with Your Baby and Preparatory Music classes, with potential'for additional classes in Orff or Kodaly in the future. Qualifications: Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education; Orff or Kodaly certification; Master of Music with education or early-years specialization; early-years teaching experience. ORFF TEACHER To teach Orff classes for children 6 to 10 years old, combining the Orff ensemble philosophy with a creative approach to the individual needs of each student. Qualifications: Music degree plus Orff certification (Level 3); teaching experience. · Please direct your resume by April 14, 2000 to: Patricia Agostini, Manager of Human Resources The Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Fax: 416-408-3096 The RCM thanks all applicants for their interest in these positions; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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