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Volume 6 Issue 10 - July/August 2001

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Gennany ("A Baroque Bouquet" - July 20). There is also a programentitled "Back to Bach" (July 24) -- showirigt how the music of J. S. Bach has influenced and inspired two of Canada's gifted composers. This program iricludes Contrapunctus V of the Art of the . Fugue; Hatzis - Stylus (based on Contrapunctus V); Ricercar a tre voci from the Musical Offeririg for flute, violiri and contiriuo; Marc Sabat - John Jenkins (based on the Ricercar). Elora Festival, P .. O. Box 370, Elora, ON NOB lSO, tel: (519) 846-0331 , fax: (519) 846- 5947, e-mqil:, website: · The Music Mondays concert series at the Church of the Holy· Trinity (near the Eaton Centre) features several early music perfonners. Baroque bassoonist · Nadina Mackie Jackson plays the music of Telemann, Corrette, and Boismortier (July 23) accomparued by Paul Jenkins. Toronto's very own lutenist, John Edwarc!S, performs solo (August 6); and the I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble · ,. f David Tambly"' 14 Fifth Street Torol'\to .::Tslal'\d 01'\tario Cal'tada M532B9 Te.11 416-203-0789 CONCERT Nons •:• EARLY Music, CHORAL SCENE shakes up the early music scene (September 3). 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521. The Music Garden, 475 Queen's Quay West, is the location of several free concerts throughout the summer (416-973- 3000), irtcludirig Nadina Mackie Jackson (August 2), baroque bassoo.n, who is obviously making a tour of Toronto this summer. "Light Music for a Sunday .Afternoon" (June 15) features Jennifer Rasor, soprano, with trumpeter James Tinsley and keyboardist Dexter Roberts iri a program o(music by Handel, Frescobaldi, Bach, Scarlatti & Granados. With the exception of the Granados, this program . iricludes some very fine Baroque gems. St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. East. 416- , 929-0811. PWYC. . Frank T . .Nakashima (jranknqk@interlog.c9m) is the President of the Toronto Early Mu.sic Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Box 17, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7, tel: (416) 966-140'J, e­ mail: . W(!bsite .Sxq.,.isite l?ows Hal'\dmade ;,., the Fl"el'\ch Traditiol'\ ·-i·\ · :·>·~.;.~. ~.~. [;.\.···. •.· · . ·-_..... ·:.. ~ ..,..._I! • ''~. ; ;'::;,:: Canada ·s foremost Violin Specialists 201 Church Street Toronto, On. MSB 1Y7 ,. email 8 wholenote JULY 1, 2001-AUGUST31, 2001 '4.••t" by Larry Beckwith J When planning your out-of-town - excursions, this- summer, be sure to c~nsider all the iriterestirig . choral events happenirig around . the provirice at the various· summer music festivals. Early in July, the Niagara International Music Festival features guest choirs from Illiriois, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Kansas and Mexico iri their own separate concerts. The choirs all come together for a "Gala Massed Concert" at the end of the Festival on July 7. For more ·information, call 1-800-267-8526. On July 14,~ the Huntsville Festival of the Arts offers · Chopiri's Piano

This is not to say that Toronto is The miraculous completely bereft of choral concerts, this summer, but Polokwane pickings are comparatively rather Choral , Society from The High Park Girls Choir, South Africa conducted by the tireless Ann · is touring Cooper Gay, give a special free Canada this Canada Day concert at the summer and exquisite Music Garden at the foot · they stop in of Spadina A venue on July 1. Toronto on , The Choir of Christ's July 17 for a College, Cambridge, directed by performance David Rowland is on tour and at Islington giving a number of concerts i~ the United Toronto area in July. They're at Church. Christ Church Deer Park on July There are 5, at St. Christopher's Church in ' nearly 50 Burlington on July 6, back in choristers in Toronto for a concert at the the choir and Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields their conducon July 16. Not surprisingly, their tor Matlakala program includes English sacred : Bopape will and secular music through the · lead them in traditional folk songs ·. ages. in the tribal , language~ of South The hard-working Victoria Africa, as well as· gospel music Scholars give a concert as part of and selections by Dvo(ak and the Toronto Organ Festival at St, Handel. Call 416-621-2897 for James' Cathedral on July 10. tickets. Their guest is organist Denis And finally, at the end of . Bedard. Auditions for Choristers, Section Leads & Soloists Jt({ 'The 'l(jng S 'Voices 2001-2002 Season A Holiday.Tapestry December 2001 . an eclectic mix of festive favorites The French Connection March 2002 including Requiems by Faure & Durufle Choral Classics May 2002 centuries of the worlds greatest hits Call 416-225-2255 ' ) Polokwane Choral Society August, the Church of tlie Holy Trinity presents a · concert featuring Becca Whitla and Friends. .Becca and her. husband,· Alan Gasser, are spirited, energetic, wonderful leaders in Toronto's choral community. They codirect the Echo' Womep.'s ,· Choir, Becca is in charge of music at Holy Trinity and Alan is active is the ' field of Georgian folk music. They can also be seen bus,king in various areas of the city and the two of them have recently released a charming CD featuring everything from Schubert to Stephen Foster. I can't say enough about Becca and Alan. They're a talented. alternative to "Western Classical Choral Music-Making" . The concert.>s on August 27 at noon. Come out and support them. (Larry Beckwith can be reached at COME SING WITH US! BLOOR STREET GOSPEL CHORUS , welcomes new members. Monday evenings s~g in September for nwfe info call . (416) 920-8798 Auditions 'for Boys'· Volces The Choir of Gentlemen and Boys at . I The Church of St.Simon-the-Apostle •Excellent musical education •Monthly honorarium . • Supervised and secure environment Auditions take place in August and September The Church is located downtown, near the Sherboume subway statiop. on Bloor. . Thomas Bell, Director of Music 416-923-8714 x 208 Sine tlie c[assics of tlie · Clioraf-orcliestra{ 'Repertoire The Toronto Classical Singers' 2001-02.season features Saint-Saens (Christmas Oratorio),\ Handel (Messiah, "Coronation Anthems), Mozart (Coronation Ma5s), and Haydn (The Creation). Monday rehearsals begin in Sept. in Yonge/St. Clair area. Call Jane at 416-443-1490. """"""""""""""""""'"'"'"""""""" ..... '""""""""""""""""""'""""""""""""""'"'"""'"""""""""'"""""""""""""'""""''Iii JULY 1, 2001 -AUGUST 31, 2001 wholenote 9

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