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Volume 6 Issue 2 - October 2000

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  • Toronto
  • October
  • Theatre
  • Choir
  • November
  • Arts
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f!tC!·'' li~ .\JONCERT N OTES •.• • continued Thomson Hall. national Sejong Soloists, the conductorless ensemble-in-residence from the Aspen Music Festival. Oct 19-29, Concerts galore and other events as well will be part of Autumn Arts Fest. Call Arts Etobicoke, 416- 622-1335, or study our listings for details. Oct 20 brings Cecilia Bartoli at Roy Thomson Hall and Oct 20- 21 "Kaze" traditional Japanese folk ensem- . ble promises "a perfectly synchronized virtuoso performance" at the Glenn Gould Studio. Oct 21 "A feast of voices" - fifteen of them - accompanied by pianist, Jenny Crober, raise funds for Amnesty International. Oct 22: Much of the time they're on the road, but Quartetto Gelato can be ' heard in Toronto at Silverthorn Collegiate. Oct 23: A prize-winning Mexican harpist, Angel Padilla Crespo, gives a recital at Trinity-St. Paul's Church. Oct 24 Jon Kimura · Parker andTriskelion - what a combination - at the Glenn Gould Studio. Oct 25: An evening of classical Persian music performed by Darish Talai, "an acknowledged master of the tar, a Persian traditional instrument of the guitar family. And Oct 27 Dmitri Hvorostovsky is at Roy D t t Member profiles, 2000, continued from page 8 ALL THE KING'S VOICES David J. King, Musical Director 349 Kenneth Ave., Toronto, M2N 4V9 Telephone and Fax: (416) 225·2255 All The King's Voices is a mixed voice, auditioned 40 member choir which performs a variety of music from medieval to contemporary. The group performs regularly with the Mooredale Orchestra. It has also appeared with Ben Heppner at Roy Thomson Hall and was invited to sing in the Niagara Concerts. All The King's Voices "New Millennium Concert Series" celebrates music of many styles. Swing 'n Christmas features hot jazz and cool Christmas tunes with stage band . Madrigal Festival takes an historical musical tour through the centuries. Calypso Cabaret incl~des festive food and beverages with singing and dancing to the Melotones Steel Band. Songs from the Stage presents a grand night of /,.selections from operas, operettas and · musicals. In collaboration with Tryptich Productions, All The King's Voices ends its season with a concert version of Tosca with Catherine Tait singing the Jead role. N ov 3 brings an opportunity to hear I see Simon Streatfeild conduct. What a program! the Royal Conservatory Orchestra will play Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique and Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem under his direction. Nov 4 a former child prodigy, now twenty years old and a university student, Surinder Mundra will give a solo recital to raise funds forth~ maintenance of St. Patrick's Church on McCaul Street. 2. Choral Scene by Larry Beckwith It's only October, but the season is already over for the 2000 Ontario Youth Choir. Conducted by Tafelmusik's Ivars Taurins, this auditioned choir of young people between the ages of 16 and 22 gave a whirlwind tour of concerts in the third week of September. Auditions for the 2001 Ontario Youth Choir, to be conducted by Kingston's Mark Sirret, will be held in the early part of 2001. For information, contact the Choirs Ontario office at 416-923-1144. Several high-profile choral concerts are featured, this month, in Toronto. AMADEUS CHOIR Conductor and Artistic Director: lydia Adams ' Acting Administrator: Judith Young Address: 75 The Donway West, Suite 41 0 North York, ON M3C 2E9 Tel: (416)446-0188 Fax: (416) 446-0187 E-mail: Website: As one of Canada's preeminent large choirs, the Amadeus Choir is renowned for its thrilling performances and innovative programming. Conductor Lydia Adams, now in her 16"' season as Artistic Director, is responsible for the Choir's exceptional musicality. The 115 auditioned members of the Choir perform a regular series of concerts in Toronto, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major choral works with instrumental · ensembles or full orchestra as well as challenging a cappella performances. The Choir toured Alberta during the summer of 2000 where they presented seven concerts in nine days, including performances in two prestigious festivals. The Amadeus Choir's 26"' Season of five concerts begins October 15, 2000 at Grace Church on-the Hill. Other performances this season will feature collaboration with prominent area ensembles such as the Toronto Symphony, the Hannaford Street Silver Band the Elmer Iseler Singers and The Toront~ Children's Chorus. AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Administrator: Cindy Babyn Phone: (416) 654·0899 Fax: (416) 654·5172 E-mail: Website: wvvw Canada's leading chamber ensemble, Amici is only initially a trio. Playing the superb repertoire for their combination they certainly began as a trio - a brilliant one, as their names attest: clarinetist.Joaquin Valdepeiias; cellist David Hetherington; and pianist Patricia Parr. However, Amici is the Italian word for "friends," and in the programming of its acclaimed concert series (now in its thirteenth season), the ensemble is joined by leading Canadian and international guest artists. This circle of friends expands and contracts to reach into the realm of works requiring larger, or smaller or more unusual instrumentation. Amici has toured in Canada, the United States, Eastern Europe and Mexico; recorded five CDs on the "Summit" label; and received three nominations and one award at the JUNOs. Amici are Artists in Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, where they enlarge their circle of friends to include the young and the gifted. The Amadeus Choir is very busy preparing for two big programs. On October 15, they present Glorious Sounds a collection of short choral gems by ' Eleanor Daley, Hoist, Stanford, Parry and Brahms. Later in the month, they team up wit~ the Toronto Symphony, under Chnstopher Hogwood's direction, for performances ofMozart's Requiem at Roy Thomson Hall. Time was that the Symphony automatically chose the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for each and every choral program they present. Nowadays, they partner with other local community choirs, as well as the Mendelssohn - a sign that the Symphony, despite its financial and administrative woes, is reaching out to the wider choral world of Toronto. On October 27, the Exultate Chamber Singers, fresh from their Healey Willan Prize-winning performance in the CBC Choral Competition, give the first concert in their 2000-2001 season. Entitled The Hundred Year Score, it features choral works that were written at the turn of centuries. John Tuttle conducts. Several exciting choral events take place in early November, coiNciding with BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS Founder and Director: linda Beaupn! Accompanist: Eleanor Daley Address: 23 Mossbank Dr., Toronto ON M1G2C1 Phone: (416) 431-0790 u Founded in 1987 by conductor Linda Beaupre, the Bach Children's Chorus now totals 200 singers, aged 6 and up, in four choirs (three treble choirs and one youth choir). They have developed a reputation throughout Toronto for their beautiful, musical sound and professional approach. The Bach Chamber Youth Choir, now in its fifth season, is a choir for boys with changed voices and girls aged 16 and older. This choir performs high quality SA TB music and rehearses Sunday evenings at Cliffcrest United Church. The Bach Choirs will perform two full concerts this season in the George Weston Recital HalL The first concert will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30p.m., featuring the premiere of a commissioned piece by Eleanor Daley. The second is on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30p.m. The choir has released two CDs Land of Tomorrow in November 1998 and Here's To Song! in 1995. 10 Whole note OCTOBER 1, 2000 - NOVEMBER 7, 2000

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