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Volume 6 Issue 4 - December 2000/January 2001

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  • Toronto
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t t t Member profiles 2000, continued Our special guests for this concert of seasonal fare will be the Toronto Choristers (Jim Maben, Conductor and Marg Deeth, Accompanist). In the spring, the RYS will present a concert featuring the choruses and music of the great musicals. The best thing about the Riverdale Youth Singers' concerts is that admission is always FREE. The Riverdale Youth Singers rehearses each week at St. John's Presbyterian Church (415 Broadview Avenue, north of Gerrard Street) on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Auditions are held each spring for the coming fall-season. Call Anne Norman, Manager, at 463-0705. THE ROTHKO TRIO 1208·21 Tichester Rd. Toronto, ON M5P 1 P3 Phone: (416) 656·6633 Contact: Roberta Janzen The Rothko Trio'is a newlyformed piano trio specializing in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The members, Angelique Toews, violin, Roberta Janzen, cello, and Simon Docking, piano, all studied at SUNY - Stony Brook, an institution known for its commitment to contemporary music. The Trio will present three concerts in its inaugural season. The first, Eurocentricity, will be prese.nted December 15, and features works by Michael Finnissy, Michael Nyman, Henri Dutilleux and Schoenberg. Two more concerts are planned for 2001: East/West on February 16 and Avenue of the Americas on May 25 . . The series, which is co-produced with the Music Gallery, will take place at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto. SINE NOMINE ENSEMBLE FOR MEDIEVAL MUSIC 59 Queen's Park Crescent East Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C4 Telephone 416·638·9445 FAX 416·926· 7292 E·mail: Website: Contact: Andrea Budgey SINE NOMINE is an ensemble of talented, versatile singers and instrumentalists, passionate about the music of the Middle Ages and about bringing it to life for modern audiences. Since 1991, the group has been presenting concerts in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario, and has toured in Alberta, Quebec, the Mar.itimes, the eastern United States, and England. We have produced three recordings: Gau.deamus omnes­ Medieval Music of the Saints (independent release); Golden Treasury of Mediaeva,l Music (Saydisc/ AmonRa); and The Art of the Chant for the CD-ROM release of "Inside the Vatican" with Sir Peter Ustinov (PBS). Our concerts take place at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street, at 8 pm. "Christmas Music from Medieval Nunneries," December 22, presents four centuries of seasonal music. "Lamentations," March 9, is a Lenten programme. "Music from Fifteenth-Century Ferrara," on April 27, features an alta cappella, with Cam Walters on sack but. SONAVISTA MUSIC 55 Charles St. W, Suite 1204 Toronto ON (416) 967 ·0259 Contact: Geordie McDonald Geordie McDonald improvises on both drum set and his percussion collection. He has been reiriventirig, refining and changing his musical expression since he i;:ame to Toronto in 1961 with a scholarship to Oscar Peterson's Jazz School. All of his music, whether recorded or live, features impressionistic awareness of world music sources: Iran, Japan, Africa, India, and South America Geordie has released 5 acoustic and electro-acoustic jazz· albums to his Sonavista catalogue: Bridge to Everywhere, Out In the Open, Earthtime, Simplexity and Cross Culture. (See advertisement) It's not wise to assume Geordie will ever remain with any one style or category. Some percussionists study classical world masters, but Geordie utilizes his drum set and percussion to carry his own original concept, thus creating a multiple cultural awareness, which threads through all of his music, as does improvisation. He also remains resolute in all recorded releases and live concerts by featuring user-friendly music. 22 Wholenote DECEMBER 1, 2000 - JANUARY 31, 2001 TORONTO SCHOOL OF MUSIC CANADA Honorary Chair: Maureen Forrester President: Colin Yip Dean: Mary Liu Address: 349 Queen Street West, Suite 201 Toronto, ON M5V 2A4 Phone: (416) 260· 1882 Fax: (416) 222·8928 The Toronto School of Music Canada is a joint effort by a large group of worldcrenowned musicians bringing first-rate musical instruction to Canadians as well as international· students. We are honoured to announce that our President and Dean, Colin Yip and Mary Liu, were invited along with the great Dame Joan Sutherland to be the judges for the International Bellini Music Competition. Two students from our school, David Wolff and Won Cho, proudly took home 3rd prize in Piano and in Voice respectively. While we are busy organizing the Millennium.Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah on December 2, 2000 at the Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor Street W.), Colin Yip and Mary Liu are invited to conduct a concert tour from December 2000 to January 2001 in five i{iajor Chinese cities: · Beijing, Shanghai, Tanjin, Harbin and Wuhan. We are currently recruiting Chorus and Instrumental members to participate in the Toronto School of Music Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. For detailed information please contact the school. TORONTO SCHOOL FOR STRINGS #303 14 Deer Park Cresc. Toronto ON M4V 2C2 416·968·6310 Studio 416·968·0303 http://www.excel· Toronto School for Strings was created by its founders, Julian and Mary Fisher, in September 1999 to offer their students an approach to music education that is integrated, balanced, comprehensive and fun. Musicianship and interaction are key components: In addition to private lessons, the students are able to play for one another, with one another, and with an artist : accompanist throughout the learning process .. There are opportunities for social interaction in group classes, chamber music and an adult 'string orchestra. · Julian and Mary Fisher are experienced teachers with extensive' training and experience in the Suzuki Method. They are both members of the RCM College of Examiners. The school is committed to the implementation of technology in the music studio and to the accessibility of that technology. THE VICTORIA SCHOLARS Jerzy Cichocki/Director 146 Willowridge Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 3Z7 Telephone: (416) 761·7776 The Victoria Scholars, established in January 1993, is a men's choral ensemble based in Toronto. The choir takes its name from Tomas Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611), one of the outstanding composers of the Renaissance, whose music is renowned for its deep spirituality and emotional expressiveness. The clarity and balance characteristic of Renaissance music form the cornerstone of the Victoria Scholars' sound, interpreted 1 through th.e unique sonority of male voices. In addition to Renaissance music, the Victoria Scholars' rep-, ertoire includes Medieval plainchant, works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, cont~mpcirary pieces in a variety of styles and world premieres of specially commissioned works. ln.1996, the Scholars were awarded the Canada Council Healey Willan Grand Prize at the 11th Biennial CBC Radio National Competition for Amateur Choirs. In 1998, they were awarded First Prize in the Equal Voice (Male) category. The 2000/2001 season includes: Gloria Sunday, Dec. 17, 8 pm, at St. James' Cathedral; Of Pipes and Men, Sun., March 3; and The Spirit of England, Sun., June 10, both in Etobicoke. Tickets for all concerts: Adults' . I Students & Seniors . For information or to order tickets, call (416) 761-1776.

@AunmONS Tlte North Torottto Womm'• C1'amba Ckohis holding auditions for women interested in joining a t~m of dedicated singers · who enjoy performing both fun & challenging music covering a variety of styles. · lf you are able to make a commitment to this . exciting choir & can read music, call Anne Yardley at (416) 485-2259 for an audition or more information. · ~ >THE CHORAL STORE INC. P e r f o r m W i t h t -h e 8 e s t 170 The Donwoy West, Suite #411 Toronto, Ontario M3C 2G3 Telephone: (416) 446-7440 •Fox: (416) 446-7640 Toll"Free: (800) 394-6527 E-mail: Don't miss CATHERINE WILSON on PBS, featured in the nationally broadcast documentary, ~,'Once Upon a Sleigh Ride", a biography on the life of legendary composer and arranger Leroy Anderson. Catherine Wilson will perform part of Anderson's Piano Concerto with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Skitch Henderson. The Program airs on PBS in the Toronto area on December 21 at 10:00 p.m. For other cities check local listings for exact broadcast dates and times. A full presentation of Handel's timeless masterpiece performed by a 90 voice oratorio choir and professional chamber orchestra. MISSISSAUGA . PAX CHRISTI CHORALE seeks EXTRA SINGERS for our April 28/29 performances of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with orchestra Rehearsals Monday evenings at 7:30 pm ·For information or to arrange an audition call Stephanie Martin at (416) 923-9030 or e-mail at DECEMBER 1, 2000 - JANUARY 31, 2001 Wholenote ,23

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