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Volume 7 Issue 8 - May 2002

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DISCOVERIES comes down

DISCOVERIES comes down to programming. The glimpses of the original score in the Keith and Kirkby booklets are nice touches, and suggest other gems that might lie hidden in libraries across Europe waiting to be rediscovered. Pamela Margles Butterfield and bass-baritone Daniel Lichti for Handel's Dixit Dominus at the Elora Festival on July 12 at 8.00. Emma Kirkby sings Handel's Gloria with Tafelmusik next season, April 9 - 13, 2003 at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. Tafelmusik also presents A Handel Celebration featuring arias and choruses with Charles Daniels and the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir May 22-26 at Trinity-St. Paul's and May 28 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. LeBLANC Canadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc, who frequently performs with Tafelmusik and The Toronto Consort, has a distinctively natural and richly coloured voice, which achieves moving poignancy in the chromatic word painting of the Qui toll is. She shapes each phrase exquisitely. The smal l, superb Academie Baroque de Montreal, lead by harpsichordist Alexander Weimann, offers vibrant and stylish support. This disc highlights the Gloria with an engaging program of arias and instrumental movements by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi. In ihe Handel Gloria, Kirkby's passionate conviction sets the standard. But Leblanc and Keith are both so expressive and agile that choice KIRKBY Concert Note.s: Meredith Hall will perform Handel's Gloria at 8:00 pm on Saturday May 11 at Christ Church Deer Park with the Toronto Chamber Choir lead by David Fallis. Suzie LeBlanc sings Handel's Gloria and joins countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor Benjamin Emma Kirkby MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ExPERTS, MAKERS AND DEALERS SINCE 1890 Visit our newly expanded Bloor Street location for even greater selection of the world's great Pianos, Fine String Instruments, Print Music and Children's Music Specialties ~u~e 1!1f ~u~i)' ~ 210 BLOOR ST. WEST 416.961.3111 (just W. of Avenue Rd., City Parking in Rear) 62 May 1 - Jun.eT 2002

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