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Volume 9 Issue 3 - November 2003

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presided over the Golden

presided over the Golden Age of English music. The Toronto Chamber Choir presents a concert "Long Live Fair Oriana!". (Nov 8) which features popular madrigals written in the Queen's honour from The Triumphs of Orian

(the year before Mendelssohn's death). The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir gives a performance of Elijah on November 5. Canada's veteran bass-baritone Gary Relyea inhabits the title role, as he has on so many occasions across· the country. With his commanding presence and stentorian sound, Relyea provides a solid centre around which the choir, orchestra and other soloists can revolve. A little more Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir than a century after Mendelssohn gave us Elijah, Two significant cop.certs take place Benjamin Britten wrote a powerful setting of the text of the Requi­ featuring performances of Harry on the same night (Novembed5) em Mass interspersed with antiwar poetry by poet Wilfrid Owen, Lydia Adams conducting) and a Somers' Gloria (Amadeus Choir, who was killed at the age of 25, new piece by Laryssa Kuzmenko one week before ihe epd of World (Vesnivka Choir, Toronto War I. Britten's "War Requiem" Ukrainian Male Chamber . was given its premiere at the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral Kuzmenko's piece is entitled Choir, Gary Kulesha conducting). in 1962 at what must have been a "1933" and is in memory of the tremendously moving occasion. famine-genodde in the Ukraine in Howard Dyck will conduct a 1933. troupe of musicians from the Kitchener-Waterloo area in a performance of the work at Roy Thomson people sing not only to express joy In many cultures in the world, Hall on Remembrance Day (November 11). Britten's theme was to grief and anguish, as well. The and happiness, but to give voice reconciliation and "the pity of war" themes of many of these concerts and his message is as pertinent and are not pleasant, but we know surely that art is more - much more - poignant today as it was 41 years ago. than entertainment, more than revenue-generating for the hotel and The month of November begins restaurant business, more than with performances on the 1st and something to clap along to. At our 2nd of Ruth.Fazal's new "Oratorio Terezin", using biblical texts horror and grief, art can take us time of greatest need, calamity, and poetry by the children detained by the hand and give us succour, and eventually slaughtered at a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. the mind with ever new and in­ comfort and hope. "Two things fill creasing wonder and awe", wrote Soundstreams Canada continues the 18th century philosopher Imits tradition of bringing in fine choirs · manuel Kant, "the starry heaven this month, with two performanc- above me and the moral law withes (November 7 and 9) by the re- in me". I would add to that "the nowned Estonian Philharmonic power of human voices joined to­ Chamber Choir and their conductor Paul Hillier. Focussing on new music, the choir will collaborate with the Elmer Iseler Singers in the second program. NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 7 2003 gether to make music". Bravo, Toronto. What an impressive line-up of choral concerts. La.rry Beckwith can be reached via choralscene@thewholenote.com WWW. THEWHOLENOTE .COM I Tho O..lw~ Children·~ Choir The O~alt Children's Choir 2003-2004 Concert Season Celebrating 10 Years A Boy Was Born Special Guests: The Elm.er lseler Singers Friday, December 12, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 7:30 p.m. St. John's United Church, Oakville Annual Christmas Carol Sing Pron•1•1h to the Kerr Street Ministries Sunday, December 21, 2003, 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2003, 2:00 p.m. The Meeting Place, Oakville ,. •· A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Sp1•ci11/ G1t

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