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Volume 6 Issue 2 - October 2000

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t t t Member profiles, 2000 offers a chance to hear the magnificence of the Tudor Chapel Royal. Works include Tallis's monumental "Gaude Gloriosa Mater" and the sublime "Missa Corona Spinea" ofTaverner. On May 12, 0 Sacrum Convivium! presents festive music for the feast of Corpus Christi. Renaissance masterpieces include the "Missa Lauda Sion" ofPalestrina and" Ave Verum Corpus" ofByrd. TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Music Director: Jeanne Lamon Contact: Heather Richardson Address: 427 Bloor St. West. Box 14, Toronto. ON M5S 1X7 Phone: (416) 964-9562 Fax: (416) 964-2782 Website: E-mail: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,led by Music Director Jeanne Lainon, performs challenging and varied programmes and unique musical collaborations with some of the world's most talented performers throughout the 2000/2001 season. Guest artists of the 2000/200 I season include Canadian fortepianist David Breitman in Mozart and Beethoven Quintets; lutenist Paul O'Dette in a programme ofltalian and English works for strings; Karina Gauvin in Mozart's Exultate! and violinist Monlca Huggett performing the Mendelssohn Octet for Strings. The virtuosity of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, directed by lvars Taurins, is highlighted in Choral Counterpoint, a programme of masses by Bach and Zelenka; The Bach Dynasty, a programme celebrating J .S. Bach, his cousins and sons; and 3 performances of Handel's Messiah at Trinity-St. Paul's, followed by the rousing Sing-Along Messiah at Massey Hall. Two new CDs feature the music of J. S. Bach: Coffee and Peasant Cantatas on Analekta and Bach MotelS on CBC Records. Box Office: (416) 964-6337 . toneART ensemble Go-directors: Corey Gemmell & Robert A. Baker Information: (416) 485-5084 Website: corey .gemmell/toneART .html toneART ensemble, under the direction of violinist Corey Gemmell and composer/ pianistRobertA. Baker, is proud to announce its second concert season. Our mandate is to provide audiences with exciting performances of Canadian music and important works of the 20lh century. Each concert features well-known musicians from the Toronto area performing at Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve., inYorkville. ToneART ensemble will present three concerts in this year's season: Canadians Alive (4/XI/00), featuring He tu, Baker and Beckwith performed by the Elgin String Trio and guitarist, Danielle Cumming; 3 'B 's (24/II/01), featuring Berg, Bartok and Baker with guest soprano Elizabeth Pomes; and Panoply (5N/01), featuring Stravinsky, Kulesha, Baker and Penderecki. We look forward to sharing with you this season of exciting modern music. All concerts begin at 8 pm and tickets are available at the door ( adults, students & seniors, under 12). TORONTO CAMERATA Director: Melva T reffinger Graham Address: 51 Eastwood Road. Toronto, Ontario M4L 2C6 Phone: (416) 766-0644 E-mail: Website: Now in its IIth season, the Toronto Camerata, ,under the directorship of Melva Treffinger Graham, is a mixed chorus specializing in unaccompanied choral music: This volunteer auditioned choir is currently seeking interested singers to join us. Our name is taken from the Florentine Camerata of the 17th Century, a group of friends exploring expression of emotions through poetry set to music. Founded by Arthur Wenk, the TorontO Camerata has participated in Artsweek, First Night and the International Choral Festival, and has broadcast on Rogers Cable and CJRT. Our vision: "The most glorious music was written for the human voice. It's the only instrument we play." Join us at our Open House on Sunday, October 1, 2000 at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church at3p.m. (214 WrightAve.) Please call (416) 766 0644 for more information or check our Website at To become a member of WholeNote, and ha~e your 150-word profile published in the November 2000 issue, give us a call at 416-323-2232. Deadline for inclusion in October 18, 2000. We look forward to hearing from you! 38 Whole note OCTOBER 1, 2000 • NOVEMBER 7, 2000 TORONTO CHAMBER CHOIR David Fallis. Artistic Director Address: 159 Russell Hill Road, #401 Toronto, Ontario M4V 2S9 Telephone: (416) 968-1338 Originally one of the first early music choirs in Toronto, The Toronto Chamber Choir has developed a wide repertoire, ranging from the medieval to the modern. T.C.C. is particularly well known for its innovative presentations of rarely-heard early masterworks. During the past season, the choir was pleased to join four other prominent Toronto ensembles to participate in the CBC's Easter Sunrise Celebration. In its first Kaffeemusik concert this season (Sun. 5 Nov.), the choir will present great choruses from the works ofHaydn. The Choir's Christmas concert (Sat. 2 Dec.) will feature soloists Ann Monoyios and Paul Grindlay in a presentation of three appropriate Bach Cantatas. Choral expert Giles Bryant will guestconduct T.C.C. 's second Kaffeemusik: Henry Purcell, Britain's Orpheus (Sun. 4 March). Music of Creation (Sat. 26May) will feature soloist Laura Pudwell in a celebration of music inspired by nature from Purcell to Canada's own R. Murray Se ha fer. TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS Conductor and Artistic Director: Jurgen Petrenko Choir Manager: Jane Pet,renko Address: 100 Three Valleys Drive, Toronto, ON M3A 3B9 Phone: (416) 443-1490 E-mail: Founded in 1991, the Tororito Classical Singers has enjoyed rapidly growing audiences under the dynamic musicianship of conductor Jurgen Petrenko. The choir performs regularly with the Talisker Players. Past concerts have showcased some of Toronto's most accomplished young soloists such as Mary Bella and Patricia O'Callaghan. With well over I 00 performers per concert, the Toronto Classical Singers is the only Toronto organiZation to exclusively present masterpieces of the choral/ orchestral repertoire. Our 2000/2001 season: December 10,2000: Handel's Messiah: Dana Campbell, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo-soprano; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone. March 4, 2001: C. Gounod's St. ·Cecilia's Mass, G. Faun~, Requiem: LenaAuclair, soprano; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone. May 6, 2001: Beethoven's Mass in C, J. Haydn's Mass in Time of War: Mary Bella, soprano; Elaine Robertson, mezzo-soprano; Michael Colvin, tenor; David McCallum, baritone. All concerts are Sundays at 4 pm. For information on choir membership and tickets, call: (416) 443-1490. THE TORONTO CONSORT Artistic Director: David Fallis 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M581X7 Box Office: (416) 964-6337 The Toronto Consort is Canada's leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has delighted audiences across North America and Europe with its inventive performances of this haunting repertoire. Some of Canada's leading early music specialists have come together to form the Toronto Consort, whose members include both singers and instrumentalists. For the 2000/0 I season, the Toronto Consort offers a series of five concerts at Trinity-St. Paul's United Church: Magnificent Monteverdi on September 29 and 30; England's Orlando Consort vocal ensemble on November 3; The Little-Barleycome on December 8 and 9 to ring in the festive season; From Medieval to Millennia! on January 12 and 13; and the season closes on April 6 and 7 with a joint concert featuring the Consort and Montreal's La Nef entitled In Search of the Black Madonna. TORONTO SENIOR STRINGS Conductor: Victor Feldbrill Concertmaster: Jascha Milkis Address: 102- 65 Huntingdale Blvd., Toronto, ON M1W 2P1 Phone: (416) 221-6090 or (416) 488-9452 E-mail: Toronto Senior Strings presents four concerts for the coming season, all on Thursday afternoons at 2:00p.m. at St. Andrew 's Presbyterian Church, southeast corner of King Street West and Simcoe (at St. Andrew Subway station). All concerts are pleasantly priced at at the door. Series tickets are available at . discounted prices. On October 18, 2000, music by Purcell, Tartini, Seitz, Svendsen and Mendelssohn will be featured. Guest soloist is Betty Meng, oboe. The November 9, concert will present works by Vivaldi, Haydn. Delius, A. Levkovitch and Foote. Works by Corelli, C.P.E. Bach. Gould, Bates and Dunhill will be presented on April 19, 200 I. The Norseman Junior Middle School Choir will be featured. Our final concert of the season with works by Lock, Bach, Coulthard and Dvorak, will be held on May 31,2001, with Maria Anisovetz, violinist as our guest soloist. Works by Corelli, C.P.E. Bach. Gould, Bates and Dunhill will be presented on April19, 2001.

TORONTO SINFONIETTA Music Director: Matthew Jaskiewicz Composer in Residence: Ronald Royer Address: 153 Royalavon Cr., Toronto, ON M9A 2G5 Contact: Carolyn McGee, Executive Director Phone: (416) 41 0·4379 Fax: (416) 233·1 054 Website: Toronto's fully professional chamber orchestr.a, the '{oronto Sinfonietta, is reputed for outstanding classical programming with a spirited edge. For the 2000/2001 SeasonSinfonietta presents new music, rich traditional repertoire and outstanding Canadian guest artists. To launch the series, a young and invigorating talent, the prodigious violinist Catherine Manoukian, bares her virtuosity in Violin Vertigo, an eclectic programme featuring Tchaikovslcy's Violin Concerto. Peter De Sotto, tenor and violinist of Quartetto Gelato fame, fronts the orchestra for Medite"anean Tango, a hot mix of songs, arias and dances. East Meets West features exciting new sounds by George Gao, erhu, Coenraad Bloemendal, cello and Katharine Rapoport, viola. And, by popular demand, La Diva Returns! with comic opera diva Natalie Choquette in an hilarious toast to the stars of the operatic stage. Turning young ears on to classical programming, the Toronto Sinfonietta introduces Family Matters featuring instrument-tasting, meet the musicians, and great family discounts for all performances. VESNIVKA CHOIR Director: Halyna Kvitka Kondracki Address: 78 Brule Gardens, Toronto, ON M6S4J2 Phone: (416) 763·2197 Vesnivka Choir, a 50-member women's ensemble, was established in 1965 by founding director Halyna Kvitka Kondracki. This award-winning group has delighted audiences around the world with its rich repertoire of Ukrainian liturgical, classical, contemporary and traditional folk music. Vesnivka has won several first-place awards in the CBC Radio Choral Competition and recently earned silver standing in the Folklore a Cappella category at the Linz 2000 Choir Olympics. This season, Vesnivka has been invited by two prestigious Toronto choirs to be their guest performers. On November 5,2000, Vesnivka will join the Toronto Children's Chorus and on April8, 200 I, the ensemble will join the Amadeus Choir. In December 2000, Vesnivka travels to the United States to perform Chrisunas Concerts with Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus and will also perform its own concert of Ukrainian Chrisunas carols in Toronto, in January 2001. Vesnivka can be heard singing Chrisunas Mass on January 7, 2001 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MUSIC Contacts: David Beach, Dean Cameron Waiter, Associate Dean Robin Hurst, Assistant Dean, Administration Address: 80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Box Office telephone: (416) 978·3744 Website: The :University of Toronto Faculty of Music is the first faculty at a Canadian university for the scholarly and professional study of music. It is well regarded as a premier degree-granting institution offering comprehensive music, education of the highest international standard. With over 500 top-calibre students and 175 world-renowned teaching faculty artists and scholars, the Faculty is host to such acclaimed visiting and resident artists and scholars as Amici, EmanuelAx, Nexus, Canadian Brass, Elmer lseler Singers, Midori, Donald Mitchell, St. Lawrence String Quartet, R. Murray Schafer, and Sir David Willcocks. To showcase its students, faculty and guest artists, the Faculty presents an eclectic concert season each year. The 2000-2001 season features a full spectrum of music as wide-ranging as chamber, orchestral, vocal, choral,jazz, electroacoustic, opera, percussion, historical, contemporary and world music. All events are ppen to the public. For more information, please call the boxoffice at(416) 978-3744. VOCALPOINT CHAMBER CHOIR Musical Director: lan Grundy Address: 554 Davisville Ave. Toronto, ON M4S 1J5 Tel: (416) 484·0185 Fax: (416) 968·1615 E·mail: vocalpoint _ www. vocalpoint_ choir. Welcome to the fourth season of Voca!Point Chamber Choir - Toronto's most dynamic Chamber Choir! Founded in 1997 by Musical Director Ian Grundy, VocalPoint has quickly established itself as one o(the country's finest Chamber Choirs. It is known for performing mainly a cappella early music together with works from the 20"' century. Vi>ca!Point's first concert represents the finest of the English choral tradition - the music ofWilliam Byrd and Benjamin Britten, presented in Toronto's St. James' Cathedral. The second concert at Grace Church on-the-Hill is a festive celebration of the Chrisunas season with choir, organ and brass. In February the choir will once again collaborate with the Talisker Players in a program ofJ.S. Bach's most familiar masterworks for choir and orchestra. Finally, the season wraps up with a salute to Mother Nature in celebration of Spring - all of the creatures of the air, earth and water come to life in song! WOMEN'S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO Artistic Director: Mary VanderVennen Mailing Address: 1255 Bay Street, Suite 202, Toronto M5R 2A9 Telephone: (416) 923· 7052 Fax: (416) 923·2863 E·mail: Website: The Women's Musical Club of Toronto is in its 1 03'd year of presenting chamber music concerts through its Music in the Afternoon concert series. Musicians who are on the threshold of international recognition, as well as established artists and ensembles, are presented. Concerts are held on five Thursday afternoons at 1:30pm in Waiter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. The 103"' season will feature: the Los Angles Piano Quartet, October 12, 2000; the Leipzig String Quartet, November 2, 2000; Measha Brueggergosman, soprano, and Che Anne Loewen, piano, December 7, 2000; Dang Thai Son, piano, February 8, 2001; and Jeremy Findlay, cello, and Elena Braslavslcy, piano, March 8, 2001. Subscription series: ; Single tickets at the door. Tuning Your Mind, a free pre-concert lecture series, is presented with the U .of T. Faculty of Music. Each 12:15 pm lecture, in Room 330 of the Edward Johnson Building, discusses a topic related to the day's concert. Deer Park Concerts - 2000-200 7 Season Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ORGAN RECITAL Rachel Laurin Organist Formerly a professor of improvisation at the Conservatoire de Montreal, this brilliant young artist is assistant organist at St. Joseph's Oratory. Her performance will include some improvisation. Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ORGAN RECITAL William Wright Organist "The Legacy of Bach" including works by Krebs, Kittel, Mozart, Reger, Rheinberger and others. Deer Park United Church 129 St. Clair Avenue West (parking behind Imperial Oil) Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. MESSIAH Soloists: Carla Huhtanen Christine Stelmacovich, Dennis Giesbrecht, and Michael Thomas, with chamber orchestra. Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. CANTATAS AND SONATAS by Bach,Buxtehude, Schuetz, Telemann, and Handel. Janet Obermeyer Soprano Julie Baumgartel Violin William Wright Harpsichord Admission: Subscriptions: For information, call (416} 962-3381 I I OCTOBER 1, 2000 • NOVEMBER 7, 2000 Wholenote 39 I

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