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Volume 6 Issue 4 - December 2000/January 2001

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t t t M.ember profiles vocalists. In 1999, the group Handel's Messiah, Dec. 17, 2000; ETOBICOKE YOUTH BAND Founding director: Ken Hazlett Conductor: Les Dobbin Assistant conductor: Michael Samotowka Phone & fax: (416) 239·9724 E·mail: settled into its current formation Orffs Carmina Burana, Bernof string quartet and soprano, ' stein's Chichester Psalms and the · allowing for the performance of a wide range of repertoire. In its own Toronto concert series, the ensemble renews the practice of the Baroque era invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both cherished and despised in its Now in its 19th season, the time. Intelligent and inspired pro­ Etobicoke Youth Band is com- gramming in addition to a captivat­ .prised of more than 110 members ing performance style has garnered from ages 12 to 19. This dy- this group a reputation as a revolunamic group has received a first tionary force in the Canadian mu- , place standing in the Kiwanis· sic scene. Music Festival for the last eight ,Stylish in both sound and attire, consecutive years. The band I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble members are drawn from middle · performs instrumental and vocal and high schools in Etobicoke. music from Medieval chant to the Tours have included Montreal, apex of the.High Baroque. In- Ottawa, Quebec City, several depth research coupled with strik- American cities, and a perform- ing invention culminate in the ance at the United Nations in powerful interpretation of the 1999. In 2001 the band ~ill languages and music. Washington, D. C · The band recorded its first ' CD, Romanesque, in 1998 and will be releasing their second recording, Millennium, in March 2001. Concerts this year include December Musicale on December 2, a spring concert with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra Concert Winds and the Upper Canada College Band in March, and a grand finale to the season in June. All concerts are held in the auditorium of Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Eglinton Ave. and Martin Grove Rd. I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE 73 Springmount Ave. Toronto, DN M6H 2Y5 Phone: (416) 652·5483 or (416) 252·8740 Fax: (416) 252·2833 E·mail: i Contact:-Felicity Deak I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble is comprised of Canada's finest young Baroque performers. Having studied at some of the most renowned musical institutions across North America and Europe, these five daring musicians bring their skill and expertise to this edgy new voice in the Early Music World. Founded in 1997, I FURIOSI began as an ever-changing configuration of instrumentalists and MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY Artistic Director: Chrys A. Bentley Box 74530, L.orne Parke PO 1150 Lorne Park Road Mississauga, Ontario L5H 3A5 Tel: (905) 278· 7059 E·mail: • misscho 1 I The Mississauga Choral Society is a 90-voice, semi-professional oratorio choir that brings to the stage the major choral repertoire of the 16th to 20th centuries. Now i~ its 25th year, MCS is the Resident Choir of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga where it presents choral masterpieces, regularly commissions new Canadian works and hosts outstanding Canadian choirs and guest soloists. Artistic Director Chrys Bentley, now approaching his 24th anniversary with the choir, has led MCS in its growth to becoming· a choral group of professional calibre and recognized reputation. The 2000- 2001 season brings a variety of music by great composers and special collaborations with both the Toronto Symphony and Mississauga Symphony orchestras. Performances take place at Hammerson Hall in the Living Arts Centre and include: Christmas Goes Pop! with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 16, 2000; 20 wholenote DECEMBER 1, 2000 - JANUARY 31, 2001 · premiere performance of a newlycommissioned work by Canadian composer David Passmore, April 8, 2001; Bright Lights of Broadway, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,. conducted by Erich Kunzel, at Roy Thomson Hall on April 30 - May 2, 2001; and, An Evening with Mary Lou Fallis, May 30, 2001. , For auditions, can:· (905) 278- 7059. For ticket information, call the Living Arts Centre box office at (905) 306-6000. Music AT Sr. JOHN'S St. John's Anglican Church, West Toronto 288 Humberside Ave. (1 block west of High Park Ave., north of Bloor St. W.) Toronto, Ontario, M6S 2P4 (wheelchair accessible) Phone: (416) 763·2393 website: st.johns/concert.html Each time you attend a concert in our series, you will not only enjoy fine music from a range of styles, but you'll be helping local nonprofit organizations and/or less established performers in the Toronto arts community. Our 2000/01 "Concerts with a Cause" season continues on Feb. 4 as T.S.O. harpist Judy Loman and soprano Monica Whicher bring us The Music of Love. Oiseaux Exotiques (David Bird and Michael Dobinson) offer a combination of electronics, voice and piano on March 3. On April 8, St. John's is pleased to partiCipate in a tribute concert to Michael James Baker, composer and founder of ARRAY­ MUSIC, who died tragically of leukemia in September. The last artist we have confirmed so far is Susan Hookong who will bring a blend of jazz, folk and world music to our informal and relaxed venue. Join us as we bring you "downtown musical quality" at neighbourhood prices! ORCHESTRAS CANADA 56 The Esplanade, Suite 311 Toronto, ON M5E 1 A7 Phone: (416) 366·8834 Fax: (416) 366·1780 E·mail: Website: Executive Director: Betty·Webster Orchestras Canada is the national service organization for Canadian orchest(as and ensembles. Our members range from major orchestras to regional, professional, chamber, university and youth orchestras as well as chamber, new music ensembles and presenters. Services focus on advocacy and information, professional development, employment services, education and outreach. OC is the collective voice to governments and the media on issues of concern to orchestras and musicians. It publishes OPUS (available as O~US DI­ RECT at - a monthly bilingual job listing. Also the Annual Directory, the Annual Comparative Report, and newsletters OC News, Ensembles Canada and Vibrations. Professional development is offered at conferences and seminars and through internships. This year we present an Orchestra Management Seminar .(Toronto, January 24-27, 2001) .and the Ontario Youth Orchestra Festival (Kingston, May 3-6, 2001) with Kazuyoshi Akiyama. OC also offers an annual Con- ' ductor Training Workshop with master conductors. Call us for information. RIVERDALE YOUTH SINGERS Mark Bell, Conductor John Govedas, Accompanist Anne Norman, Manager 20 Dartford Road, Toronto, ON M4K 1 SB 416·463·0705 416· 778·0796 (fax) email: The Riverdale Youth Singers, now in its 2nd exciting year, has a season of music planned to please everyone. Our season opened with the RYS singing as one of the featured choirs in the Bob Chilcott Choral Festival. The choir's annual December Concert .will be held at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church (Danforth and Pape) on Monday December 18, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. (Continued page 22) •••

' We buy your classical LP collection· (like Beethoven. Mozart. Stockhausen) we travel anywhere for good collection 314 CHURCHILL AVE. NORTH YORK, ONTARIO M2R 1E7 CANADA Fax No: (1) 416-224-2964 Phone No: (1) 416-224-1956 MfllD,Qll'OSMOS ~=M==ft~;.;.;;..;;;;...;;...i VocalPoint Chamber Choir Ian Grundy, Music Director Is seeking a part-time PublicisUBusiness 'Manager. If you love choral music and would love to get involved at the ground level with one of Toronto's top choirs, we'd ·love to hear from you. Duties to include media releases, PSA's, publicity, funding applications, concert bookings, contracts. Please call (416) 484-0185 for more information . . Pcrffi(@~~-- c -A l\J AD 'A__._,,, Lawrence Cherney, Artistic Director 2001 Season TREAT SOMEONE SPECIAL TO 4 NIGHTS OUT! 4 CONCERTS FOR JUST Order your gift subscription today! SWEDISH RADIO CHOIR and ERIC ERICSON CHAMBER CHOIR Eric Ericson, Conductor. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 pm Metropolitan United Church 40;>.-. "Choirs of this calibre are impressive enough when heard on the radio ... but, live? The word is wow!" William Littler, The Toronto Star GUIDO BASSO AND THE CHOIRS OF GRACE CHURCH ON-THE-HILL CD now available at HMV, Sam's or Grace Church on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Rd. Toronto (by cheque please) To order call (416) 488-7884 (Add S&H) C~ncert Recording , ~ Recording & Editing ~. CD Mastering ~ Graphic Design ~Promotions 5: deen doam FRmRJctrnrJS 416 535-0401 AWARD-WINNING COMPOSERS .. ~ AT GLENN GOULD STUDIO Tuesday, April 17 at 8 pm: James MacMillan (U.K.) & James Rolfe (Toronto) Tuesday, May 8 at 8 pm: Ana Sokolovic (Montreal) & Chris Paul Harman (Toronto) SERINE1Tf An opera by Harry Somers and · James· Reaney, performed in concert. A tale of duels, religious conflict and dark family secrets in early 19th century Ontario. Thursday, May 31 at 8 pm Saturday, June 2 at 8 pm " ... one of the most strikingly individual operas ever written in this country ... a celebration of history" The Toronto Star ..:. cherney /soundstreams ( 416) 504-7529 Season Partners CBC ci!!•radi~ • - ~.~w.~~.~.~ :._gzJ.'Jcu.ss1cs. AND BEYOND.! DECEMBER 1, 2000- JANUARY 31, 2001 Wholenote 21

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