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Volume 9 Issue 3 - November 2003

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piano. Von Kuster Hall, U of Western Ontario, London. 519-679-8778. . Thursday November 20 - 8;00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration/ Aldeburgh Connection. The Heart of the Matter. Britten: Canticle Ill: Still falls the rain; songs by Britten, Bridge & Schubert; readings. Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Monica Whicher, soprano; Scott Wevers, horn; Christopher Newton, narrator; Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata, piano. War Memorial Hall, U of Guelph. 519· 763-3000, 877-520-2408. . Friday November 21 - 8:00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration/ Aldeburgh Connection. The Heart of the Matter. Britten: Canticle Ill: Still falls the rain; songs ~y Britten, Bridge & Schubert; readings. Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Monica Whicher, .. soprano; Scott Wevers, horn; Christopher Newton, narrator; Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata, piano. Maureen Forrester Hall, Wilfrid laurier U, Waterloo. 519-578-1570, 800-265-8977. . Saturday November 22 - 7:30: Milton Choristers. A Victorian Christmas. Works by Rutter, Willcocks & Beckett. Carolyn Stronks-Zeyl, flute; Sonja van de Hoel, conductor. Knox ~resbyterian Church, Main Street, Milton. 905-876-3203. - 8:00: Barrie Concerts. From Austria: 2 Pianos4Hands. Works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Milhaud. Eduard & Johannes Kutrowatz, pianos. Fisher Auditorium, 125 Dunlop St. West, Barrie. 705-726-4980 or 705-726-1181. - 8:00: Beaver Valley Concert Society. Music for Soprano and Piano. Music by Vivaldi, Copland and others. Gisele Kulak, soprano; Sabatino Vacca, piano. Grace United Church, 140 Bruce St., Thornbury. 519· 599-5461. $ 20. - 8:00: Guelph Chamber Choir. Venetian Splendour. Monteverdi: Magnificat; Vivaldi: Gloria; works by Gabrielli, Schutz and Rosenmiiller. Church of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. 519-763-3000, 877-520-2408. ,,(eyeGO) - 8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. Big Band Showdown. Concert & competition. Hamilton Convention Centre, Summers Lane. 905-777-9777. . Sunday November 23 - 3:00: Milton Choristers. A Victorian Christmas. Knox Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Milton. See Nov 22. - 3:00: Music for a Sunday Afternoon. Thames Trio. Works by Brahms, Rota and Muczynski. Marie Johnson, clarinet; jeff Garrett, cello; Andreas Thiel, piano. St. Mary's United Church, 85 Church St. South, St. Mary's. 519:284-0812. Suggested donation . - 3:30: Waves of Sound.· Triilium Christmas. Advent Motets by Bach; works by Ontario composers. Gerald Fagan Singers; Concert Players Orchestra; Gerald Fagan, conductor. St. Peter's Cathedral, 196 Dufferin Ave., London. 519-433-9650. ,. Tuesday November 25 - 8:00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. Britten Chamber Music Ensemble. Britten: Solo CeUo Suite; String Quartet #3; Violin Sonata; Kulesha: Variations on a Theme by Benjamin Britten. Scott St. John, Erika Raum, violins; Steven Dann, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello; James Parker, piano. Talbot Theatre, U of Western Ontario, London. 519-679- 8778. . Wednesday November 26 - 8:00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. Britten Chamber Music Ensemble. Britten: Solo Cello Suite; String Quartet #3; Violin Sonata; Kulesha: Variations on a Theme by Benjamin Britten. Scott St. John, Erika Raum, violins; Steven' Dann, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello; James Parker, piano. Maureen Forrester Hall, Wilfrid laurier U, Waterloo, 519-578- 1570, 800-265-8977. . Thursday November 27 -8:00: Arcady. Welcome Yule/Christmas music of Ronald Beckett. Ronald Beckett, conductor. Old Town Hall Theatre, 38 John CONCERT VOLUNTEERS WANTED We are looking for regular concert-goers to bring a bundle of magazines to one concert listed in WholeNote every issue (10 concerts per year). ' To become a WholeNote Concert Volunteer please call Sheila McCoy at 416-928-6991. St. South, Aylmer. 519-773-3496. . - 8:00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. Britten Chamber Music Ensemble. Britten: Solo Cello Suite; String Quartet #3; Violin Sonata; Kulesha: Variations on a Theme by Benjamin Britten. Scott St. John, Erika Raum, violins; Steven Dann, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello; James Parker, piano. War Memorial Hall, U of Guelph. 519-763-3000, 877-520· z400. . - 8:00: Opera Ontario. Popera. Operatic excerpts. Four vocal soloists; Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Hamilton Place, Summers lane. 905-526-6556. Friday November 28 - 8:00: Opera Ontario. Popera. Centre in , the Square, Kitchener. 519-578-1570. See Nov 27. - 8:00: Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. The Prodigal Son. Church opera. ilary Rideout, Gary Relyea, Benoit Boutet, Theodore Baerg, soloists; University of Western Ontario Chorus; Amabile Children's Chorus; musicians of Orchestra London; Brian Macdonald, director; Timothy Vernon, music director. Dundas St. United Church, 482 Dundas St., London. 519-679-8778. . For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: University of Guelph. Britten: The Company of Heaven. Britten: The Company of Heaven; Buxtehude: In Dulci Jubilo; Saint­ Saens: Christmas Oratorio. Natasha Campbell, soprano; Jessica Lloyd, mezzo; Christopher Fischer, tenor; Kirk lackenbauer, bass; University of Guelph Choir & Chamber Choir; Arcady; Ronald Beckett, guest conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ,, Saturday November 29 - 8:00: Durham Region Conci;rt Association. Brass Rings - Time for Christmas. Salvation Army Temple, 570 Thornton Rd. North, .Oshawa. 905-430· 0815. - 8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Advent Concert. Handel: Chandos Anthem #2 In the lord I Put My Trust; Bach: Cantata 109 lch glaube, lieber Herr; Piano Concerto #5 BWV 1056. Knox Presbyterian Church, Georgetown. 905-877-6569, 905-877- 2711.. - 8:00: Millpond Centre. Tanglefoot. Celtic, east coast. 106 Victoria St. West, Alliston. 705-435-3092. . - 8:00: Opera Ontario. Popera. Hamilton Place. See Nov 27. - 8:00: The Church Theatre. Fretf. Eaglesmith. Rock & roll. 1376 King St. North, St. Jacobs. 519-664-1134. . Sunday November 30 - 2:00: Georgetown Bach, Chorale. Advent Concert. St. James Anglican Church, Celedon. East. See Nov 29. - 2:00: The Church Theatre. Fred Eaglesmith. Bluegrass. 1376 King St. North, St. Jacobs. 519:664-1134. . / - 3:00: Centenary United Church. Sing Along Messiah. Shawn Grenke, Minister of Music. 24 Main St. West, Hamilton. 905· 522-6843 x26. ,. - 7:30: Achill Choral Society. Handel's Messiah. Natasha Campbell, soprano; Lesley Andrew, alto; Mark Dubois, tenor; Daniel lichti, baritone; Valen Ensemble; A. Dale Wood, director; Beverly Foster, accompanist; St. James RC Church, Colgan. 519-941 · 5089, 905-936-4719. , /(sr/ youth), (family). Monday December 01 - 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Handel: Messiah. Jane Archibald, sopr~no; Daniel · Cabena, alto; Stuart Howe, tenor; Daniel Lichti, bass; Elmer lseler Singers. Hamilton Place, Summers lane. 905-525-7664, 888· 475-9377. ,. Friday December 05 - 7:30: Arcady. Handel: Messiah. Ronald Beckett, conductor. St. Paul's United Church, 5 Queen St. North, Aylmer. 519-773-3496. ,. - 7:30: Waves of Sound. Christmas Celebration. Sing-along carols, Christmas Choral music. London Fanshaw Symphonic Chorus, Pearson School for the Arts Choir, St. Thomas Children's Choir, The Percussion Trio. Peter Garland, master of ceremonies. Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington St., London. 519-672-1967. ,. Saturday December 06 - 1 :00: Theatre Aquarius. The Music Man. By Meredith Willson and Franklin lacy. Irving Zucker Theatre, 190 King William St., Hamilton. 905-522-7529. -. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 7:30: Serenata Choir. Carols with the Kids/Children's Community Choir; Serenata Brass Quintet. Knox Presbyterian Church, Midland. 705-528-0234. - 8:00: Millpond Centre. Christmas Jazz. 106 Victoria St. West, Alliston. 705-435· 3092. . - 8:00: The Church Theatre. Aengus Finnan. 1376 King St. North, St. J~cobs. 519-664-1134. . - 8:00: Vox Nouvpau Singers. Angels Are Singing. Christmas music traditional to contemporary. St. James' Church, 520 Ellis Rd. Cambridge. 905-627-2038. ,. Sunday December 07 - 2:30: Georgian Music. Christmas with Cantabile. A Cappella group from England. Central United Church, 54 Ross St., Barrie. 705-726-4980 or 705-726-1181. - 3:00: Symphony Hamilton. Handel: Messiah. Anne l'Esperance, soprano; Mari Van Pelt, alto; Prabhjot Seehra, tenor; Andrew Tam, bass; Brampton Festival Singers; Stephane Potvin, conductor. Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place, Summers lane. 905-527- 7666. , , (under 12). - 7:30: A chill Choral Society. Handel's . Messiah. Natasha Campbell, soprano; Lesley Andrew, alto; Mark Dubois, tenor; Daniel lichti, baritone; Valen Ensemble; A. Dale Wood, d.irector; Beverly Foster, accompanist; St. Timothy RC Church, 48 Centre St., Orangeville. 519-941-5089, 905-936· 4719. , /(sr/youth), .(family). PRESENTERS PLEASE NOTE: THE UPCOMING ISSUE OF WHOLENOTE IS DECEMBER/ JANUARY COMBINED. DEADLINE FOR JANUARY LISTINGS IS THEREFORE NOVEMBER 15. NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 7 2003

Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. Noye's F/udde. Church opera. Joy Coghill, director; Nicholas Goldschmidt, music director; Gary R!llyea, Marcia Swanston, soloists; Douglas Campbell, voice; Bach Children's Chorus; North Toronto Collegiate Symphony Orchestra. Nov 21 8:00, Nov 22-2:00 & 8:00. St. Anne's Church, 270Gladstone Ave. 416·8724255. (eve), (ma1). Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. The Prodigal Son. Church opera. Gary Rideout, Gary Relyea, Benoit Boutet, Theodore Baerg, soloists; University of Western Ontario Chorus; Amabile Children's Chorus; musicians of Orchestra London; Brian Macdonald, director; Timothy Vernon, music director. Nov 28 8:00 at Dundas St.United Church, 482 Dundas St., London. 519· 679·8778. . Nov 29 8:00 at North Street United Church, 56 North St., GodBrich. 519·24- 2103. . Nov 30 4:00 at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich, Guelph. 519·763-3000. ·. Brampton Music Theatre. Bye Bye Birdie. By Stewart, Strouse & Adams. Nov 13· 15, 20·22: 8:00, Nov 16 & 22: 2:00. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr .. Brampton. 905· 874·2800. , (str/s1), (10 & under). Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. Opera Excerpts. Workshop production. Music from Fiddler on the Roof & The Marriage of Figaro. Nov 7 & 8: 8:00. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair West.'416·366·0467. , (family of 4). Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. Bach: Coffee Cantata; Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Luc Robert, Peter Barrett, Colleen Skull, Frederique Vezina, Peter McGillivray & other performers; Jan Willem Jansen, conductor. Dec 1,3,5: 7:30, Dec 7: 2:00. Imperial Oil Theatre, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East. 416·363·8231. . CanStage. Cookin' at the Cookery. The music and times of Alberta Hunter. Nov 10·Dec 6. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416· 367·8243. ·. Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Nativity pageant. Professional musicians &volunteercast. Dec.5·7, 12·14, 19-21.Fri& Sat evenings: 7:30, Sat & Sun matinees: 4:30. 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-8979. Suggested donation O(adults), $ 5(children). CIBC presents a Ross Petty Production. Cinderella - The Sparkling Family Musical! Performers include Ro.ss Petty, Don Harron, Erin Davis, Jennifer Gould, Adam Brazier & others; David Warrack, music director. Dec 2-30. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge. 416-872-5555. -, (child). Preview. For complete run see music theatre listings. Curtain Call Players. A Sentimental Joumey. Musical Salute to the Big Band Era. GT A Swing Band. Nov 1: 8:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416·703-6181. . Dancemakers. Tziganes Cracked Open. Excerpts from Bennathan's musical metamorphoses of the voyaging T ziganes from Eastern Europe to Spain, with original music performed live on stage. John Gzowski, composer/ performer; Andrew Downing, Rick Hyslop, Robert Stevenson & Jeff Wilson, performers. Dec 4-6: 8:00. Dancemakers Studio, Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-367-1800. $ l 5,$.l 21previews). Etobicoke Musical Productions. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. By Lloyd N OVEM BER 1 - DECEM BER 7 2003 ,, OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE LISTINGS Webber & Rice. Nov 14, 15,21,22,28: 8:00; Nov 16,23,29: 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 416-248-0410. , · 1youth), group rates. Hamilton Theatre Inc. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. By Lloyd Webber &Rice. Nov 1,7,8: 8:00, Nov 2: 2:00. 140 MacNab St. North, Hamilton. 905-522· 3032. . ' Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young · People. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded fang. By Richler, Lee, Balsam & Betts; directed by Allen Macinnis. For ages 7 to 107. Nov 1 to Jan 4, various times. Mainstage, 165 Front St. East. 416-862-2222. -. M. Rubinoff Productions. Les Miserables: School Edition. Performed by youth ages 8-19. Nov 1: 7:30, Nov 2: 2:00 & 7:00. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-366· 7723. Mirvish Productions. Mamma Mia! Musical based on the songs of ABBA. Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjiirn Ulvaeus; book by Catherine Johnson; directed by Phyllida Lloyd. To Feb 29. Tues-Sat 8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun 2:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West. 416-872-1212. to . Mirvish Productions. The lion King. Stage mu· sical of Disney's 1994 animated feature. To Jan 4. Wed·Sat: 8:00; Wed & Sat:2:00; Sun: 1 :00& 6:30. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 416- 872-1212. to 6. Mirvish Productions. The Producers. Musical adaptation of the Mel Brooks film comedy. Sean Cullen, Michael Therriault, Juan Chioran, Paul O'Sullivan, Sarah Cornell & other performers. Begins Nov 21. T ues·Sat: 8:00, Wed, Sat, Sun: 2:00. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria. 416·364- 4100. -$l21. Music Theatre Mississauga/Clarkson Music Theatre. Cabaret. By Kander & Ebb. Nov 21,22,27-29: 8:00; Nov 23,29: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. Mississauga. 905-6154720. Music Theatre Mississauga/Theatre Unlimited. Anything Goes. By Bolton, Wodehouse, Lindsay, Crouse & Porter. Nov 1: 2:00 & 8:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. Mississauga. 905·6154720. New Yorker Theatre. Cabaret. By Kander & Ebb. Jordan Allison, director; Gretchen Helbig, musical director; 18-member cast with orchestra. Ncrv 14-Dec 6. Tues·Sat: 8:00, Thurs, Sat & Sun: 2:00. 651 Yonge St. 416·872-1111. ·. Opera Atelier/Tafelmusjk Baroque Orchestra. Gluck: lphiglfnie en Tauride. Krisztine Szab6, Daniel Belcher, Colin Ainsworth, Olivier Laquerre, Jackalyn Short & other performers; Andrew Parrott, conductor. Nov 1: 7:30; Nov 2: 3:00. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge. 416-872-5555. -. Opera in Concert. Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani. Maria Knapik, Marcel Beaulieu, Jeffrey Carl, Giles Tomkins, Joey Niceforo, performers; Opera in Concert Chorus, Robert Cooper director; Dixie Ross Neill, music director and pianist. Nov 30: 2:30. Pre·concert talk 45 min prior to performance. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East.416·366-7723. ,. Opera York. Verdi's la Traviata in Concert. Kinga Mitrowska, Peter DeSotto, Igor Emalianov; Opera York Orchestra; Mark DuBois, director. Nov 30: 8:00. Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905- 763-7853. . Rat·A·Tat·Tat/Theatre Passe Muraille. Tequila Vampire Matinee. By Kevin Quain. Retelling of the opera Pagliacci. J.D. Nicholsen, Amy Rutherford, Shelley Simester, Stephen Sparks, Brendan Wall & other performers; directed by Ted Dykstra. Previews Nov 11, 12, regular run Nov 13-Dec 7. Tues-Sat: 8:00, Sun: 2:30 & 7:00. Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416- 504· 7529. 1T ues-Thurs & Sun eve), 1Fri & Sat eve), (advance) or PWYC (previews & Sun mat). Royal Opera Canada. Verdi: Nabucco. Nov 15, 18,20,22: 7:30; Nov 16: 3:00 at Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905· 306-6000. Nov 27,29, Dec 4,6: 7:30 at Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-S72- 1111.-0 . • Scarborough Music Theatre. Oliver! Music, lyrics & book by Bart. Nov 1, Nov 6·8, 13-15: 8:00; Nov 2 & 9: 2:00. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416·3964049. , $ l 8(st/sr, Thursdays & Sundays). Shaw Festival. On the Twentieth Century. Book & lyrics by Comden & Green; music by Coleman; direction by Hamilton & Moore; musical direction• by Paul Sportelli. To November 2. Royal George Theatre, Niagara ~on-the·Lake. 1-800·5 ll-7429. -. . Stratford Festival. Gigi. By Lerner & Loewe. Director: Richard Monette; musical director: Berthold Carriere.To November 1. Avon Theatre, Stratford. 1·800·567·1600. .48-$.l 05.40, sr/ .;t & discount rates. Stratford Festival. The King and l By Rodgers and Hammerstein. Director: Susan H. Schulman; musical director: Berthold Carriere. To November 9. Festival Theatre, Stratford. 1·800-567-1600. .48-5.40;sr/st & discount rates. Tarragon Extra Space.Job: The Hip-Hop Saga. BySaibil &Batalion. Nov 18-Dec 14. 30 Bridgman Aye.416-531-1827. -. Tarragon, Theatre. Hello ... Hello. By Karen Hines; musical score & direction by Greg Morrison. Musical comedy. Previews from Nov 5, regu[ar run Nov 11-Dec 14.T ues·Sat 8:00, Sat & Sun mat 2:30, Wed mat 1 :30. Mainspace, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827. ·, previews . Theatre Ancaster. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Nov 7-22. Auditorium, Ancaster High School, 374Jerseyville Rd. West. 905-304-7469. , (sr), (s1). Theatre Aquarius. The Music Man. By Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacy. Dec 6,7, 13, 14,20·23,26-28: 1:00; Dec 10-13, 17· 19,21,23,27,28: 7:00. Irving Zucker Theatre, 190 King William St., Hamilton. 905- 522· 7529. -. T ryp Ty ch Productions. Walt Der Corregidor (The Magistrate). In concert. Monica Zerbe, Lenard Whiting, Stephen King, Edward Franko, Richard Davidson & other performers; William Shookhoff, music director. Nov 22: 8:00, Nov 23: 3:00. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416:872-1111. ,. U of T Faculty of Music. Opera Series: Mozart - Casi fan tutte. Agnes Grossman, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Nov 12-15: 8:00. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416- 978-3744. ,. York Region Opera. Debut Opera Gala. Selection of favourite arias & opera excerpts. Soloists; students from Unionville High School, chorus; Martin Dube, music director; Cassandra Bourne, artistic director. Nov 14 at Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres. 905·953-5122; Nov 27 at Markham Theatre for Performing Arts, 171T own Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. .50. Yorkminstrels.Fiddleron the Roof. By Bock & Harnick. Nov 29, Dec 3·6: 8:00, Nov 30, Dec 6,7: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 416·291-0600. , (sr), (s1). A Celebration of late 18th f:en tury Music, food & Dance Sat., Jan.17, 2004 • Noon to 10:30 pm HISTORIC FORT YORK •Afternoon Workshops •Historical Supper • Elegant Evening Ball Pre-register Now! . before Dec. 31 afterward Licensed. Cash Bar. ~jTDRDNTO Culture www.toronto.ca/culture ~\} ~'if' Live Music! 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