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Volume 10 Issue 2 - October 2004

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fine community and professional musical and artistic talent, JSL Musical Productions· connects talented artists with local, regional and national talent and entertainment seekers. In addition, JSL Musical Productions· creates performance opportunities for Artists lo showcase their talents, develop networking opportunities and enhance their careers. Events and venues are as varied as there are artists. Whether it be a Big Band Review at venues such as The Miss\ssauga Living Arts Centre, or an intimate Celestial Flute and Harp Duo in an acoustically superior church sanctuary, elegant dinner club entertainment or 'jammin' street parties, JSL. Musical Productions· excels in bringing performers and performance opportunities together! Roselyn Brown, Principal Artist and Administrative Officer, continues to seek and provide musical opportunities, create musical productions and be a voice in the development, support and promotion of musical and artistic talent within the community. •A Division of JSL Enterprises Roselyn Brown 905-276-3373 4040 Creditview Rd !Jnit 16 #12075 Mississauga L5C 3Y8 info@jslmusic.comwww.jslmusic.com JUBILATE SINGERS J The Jubilate Singers is an auditioned, mixed-voice chamber choir of some 35 members. The choir presents an annual concert series at Eastminster United Church and performs at community events across Metropolitan Toronto. Our November 27 concert, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, features music by Vivaldi and Puccini. On March 5, along with Vox Finlandae we celebrate the Finnish and Canadian choral tradition. Our final Catalan/Spanish concert, on June 11, features El Romancero Gitano by Castelnuovo-Tedesco for guitar and choir. The Jubilate Singers rehearse Tuesdays at 7 :30 pm at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, just a block north of the Yonge/Lawrence subway station. Occasional sectional rehearsals are held on an informal basis. We are a hard-working but congenial group, striving for excellence under the energetic and capable direction of Isabel Bernaus, with Sherry Squires, accompanist. It is not unheard of for choristers to be sighted at a pub across the street alter rehearsal, though this is not a requirement for membership. New members are always welcome. Artistic Director: Isabel Bernaus President: Andrew Hellebust 4 Beechwood Crescent, Toronto M4K 2K8 Tel: 416-421-4419 info@jubilatesingers.ca www.jubilatesingers.ca K THE KITCHENER WATERLOO PHILHARMONIC CHOIR The Kitchener Waterloo Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1983. The choir has always maintained a commitment to music education, hence the es\ablishment of the Children's choir in 1987 and the Youth choir in 1998. Over the past 31 years, under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director, Dr. Howard Dyck, the Philharmonic Choir has grown into a major choral institution. The Centre In The Square in Kitchener became the choir's home for its annual series of concerts in 1980. Each year the choir presents lour major choral works from master composers and commissions new ones by Canadian Composers. We endeavour to engage the services of internationally-renowned Canadian soloists such as Russell Braun, Ben Heppner, Michael Schade, James Westman, Measha Brueggergosman, and Suzie LeBlanc, to name just a few. If your passion is.serious choral music we encourage you to attend one of our concerts and be inspired. Artistic Director: Dr. Howard Dyck, CM, LLD General Manager: Gabriella Currie 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, N2H 6P7 519-578-6885 Fax: 519-578-9230 gcurrie@kwphilharmonic.com www.kwphilharmonic.com KOMITAS MUSICAL ASSOCIATION CHOIR Founded in 1977 by David Varjabed, a renowned Baritone, this choir has brought the music of Armenia to a Canadian audience. The repertoire includes Armenian folk and classical music, and Western opera choruses. Named alter the Armenian composer, Komitas, who in 1899 was using choirs to perform choral settings of Armenian folk music all over Europe, the Komitas choir has performed a variety of works which have received critical acclaim. The choir has performed in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, the USA, and in cities in Armenia. In 1985, the choir won first prize in the highly competitive Ethnic Choir Festival at the Ryerson Theatre. In June 2004, Komitas Choir performed its Spring concert, and their next concert will be in January of 2005. Also coming up in 2005 will be the staging of an Opera Comique, Garineh, by Dikran Tchoukhadjian. For auditions, call 905-417-2802. Regular rehearsals are Mondays and Fridays. Komitas looks forward to many more successful seasons of performing both Armenian and Western music for the enjoyment of Canadian audiences. Music Director: David Varjabed 638 Confederation Parkway, Vaughan, L4K 5K6 905-417-2802 Fax: 905-889-9258 KOREAN CANADIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra is a semiprofessional orchestra based in Toronto, currently in its l 7'b season. It started out as a community orchestra in 1987, where student musicians met for weekly rehearsals in preparation for its two to three concerts a season. It has grown steadily since, now employing many young Canadian musicians (both Korean and non-Korean) in presenting its Fall and Spring concerts and gaining a reputation as a little orchestra that has thrived in Toronto's cultural scene. The KCSO is committed to innovative programming, including Korean culture and themes, featuring highcaliber soloists of Korean background, up and coming talents through the 'Young Artist Series', as well as performing works of Korean-Canadian composers. It has recently seen the formation of a junior and youth orchestra division, as an homage to its roots. Our 2004-2005 season concerts are on November 13'h 2004 at George Weston Recital Hall, featuring counter- tenor David Dong Qyu Lee and Mezzo soprano Helen Yu, and March 191h 2005 at Jane Mallet Theatre, with violinist Judy Kang. Music Director: Richard Lee 703 Bloor St. W., #203, Toronto, M6G 1L5 416-534-3760 Fax: 416-534-3955 mskcga@yahoo.com L LACHAN JEWISH CHAMBER CHOIR The Lochan Jewish Chamber Choir is a group of 25-30 singers dedicated to the performance of all kinds of music that comes out of the Jewish culture. Under the direction of Cantor Benjamin Maissner, the choir, now in it's 11 lh season, showcases the best of Jewish music, sung by the best of Toronto's voices. The choir is known internationally for its musical virtuosity and its comprehensive repertoire that spans several centuries and a variety of styles both popular and classical. Lochan has performed in Canada, Europe and Israel, has appeared on TV ad has recently produced a new CD. Last season included 3 local concerts and a performance at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit. Recording and current concert schedules can be found at www.lachan.or. The choir rehearses Monday evenings, 8-10.30 pm., September through June, at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Membership is by audition, held in September/October far 2004/2005 season. Music Director, Benjamin Z. Maissner Contact Laurence Ja cobs: larryjacobs@rogers.com 416 630 1259 www.lachan.org LES AMIS CONCERTS Our 2004/05 - 22•d Season will have a new look. It has moved its operation to an Office/Studio/Rehearsal space. A festive opening of the series will take place on September 24'b at the Palace Restaurant with violinist Akemi and cellist Rachel Mercer. Look far the fallowing: Kirby Quartet on October 15'b & l 7th; Cellist Roberta Janzen & pianist Peter Longworth on November 7th. LA violinist Claire-Jeanne Martin & Toronto pianist Svetlana Marinovic on January 23'd - This concert will be repeated in LA on January 30th; Les AMIS Chamber Ensemble with violinist Lynn Kuo, clarinetist Emily Marlow, cellist Rafael Hoekman & pianist Angela Park on February 9' and 13th; Violinist Terence Tam & pianist Lorraine Min on March 13th. In addition to great traditional chamber music repertoire, Canadian composers Ronald Royer, Sophia­ Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, Philip McConnell, Kelly Marie Murphy, Jean Papeneau-Couture, Michael Pepa and USA composers Jeannie G. Pool & Beverly Grigsby will be heard. Les AMIS pianist Angela Park will premiere Michael Pepa's newly commissioned work with the Canadian Sinlonietta on January 22, 2005. Michael Pepa, Founding Artistic Director Lynn Kuo, Chef de I' ensemble Les AMIS 157 Carlton Street, Suite 207, Toronto, MSA 2K3 905-773-7712 lesamis@sympatico.ca www.lesamisconcerts.org 12 Wll1l1l1t1 MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005

M MARKHAM CONCERT BAND The Markham Concert Band was formed in 1978, and with over 65 members, is one of the largest community bands in Canada! Band members include young and old from many fields of endeavour. The Band performs its 4-concert series in the beautiful Markham Theatre: October 24th 2004, Fun in the Fall; December 12th 2004, A Seasonal Celebration; March 6th 2005, The Tunes Keep Popping; and May Jst 2005, Arounll the World in Ninety Minutes. All concerts are on Sundays and begin at 3:00 pm. The Band can also be seen at many Markham and York Region festivals and events, including the Unionville Festival, Markham Village Music Festival, Canada Day and Markham Fair. You an expect extra special variety, contemporary pieces, marches, show tunes, light classics and, occasionally, a little jazz - the kind of music that appeals to any audience. Special guests are featured at many of the concerts. The Band performs under the leadership of Doug Manning, who holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Music Director: Doug Manning President: Rob Wells. Contact: Derek van Dassen 157 Church Street, Markham, L3B 2M2 905-472-0194 Fax: 905-472-6576 booktime@sympatico.ca www.mcb.on.ca MARKHAM THEATRE FOR PERFORptING ARTS Welcome to Markham Theatre for Performing Arts' brand new Professional Entertainment Season- October 2004 to April 2005 featuring over 32 exciting shows highlighting a vast array of talent both local and international. For a copy of our season brochure call 905-305-7469. Markham Theatre is committed to the presentation of award-winning professional entertainment, community and educational performing arts programs, in addition to the celebration of Canadian talent. With 20 years of success behind us, we are proud of our achievements and look forward to many more as one of Canada's premiere arts facilities. Our Box office hours are Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. NEW: Buy your tickets online. Theatre Manager: David Scott Administration: 905-415-7537 Toll Free: 1-866-768-8801 Box Ollice: 905-305-SHOW (7469) 305 show@markham.ca 171 Town Centre Blvd.", Markham, L3R SGS www.markham.ca MILTON CHORISTERS We are a non-auditioned choir with a Jove for singing. A strong sense of camaraderie and high performance standards keep the group vibrant and enthusiastic. Our rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:30 - 10:00 pm Knox Presbyterian Church, 170 Main St, Milton. For this, our 36'b season, we invite you to catch a wide variety of musical sounds with a strong emphasis on the nostalgic music that will bring back heart-warming memories of days gone by. We start with a celebration of Remembrance Day with songs from both World Wars, followed by a benefit Christmas performance. In the spring we venture into the lively, uplifting music of Gospel. We end our season with our traditional pub night and an evening of Swing. In addition the Milton Choristers support their community with many public singing engagements at benefit events. Please visit our website. Conductor: Sonja van de Hoel Accompanist: John Govedas President: Kathy Tyers P.O. Box 405, Milton, L9T 4Y9 905-876-320? www.miltonchoristers.com Founded in 1981, the Mississauga Children's Choir is a treble voiced choir of 115 children ages 6- l 7yr, The choir has grown to include three graded choruses -Training, Children and Youth. Under the leadership of Music Director Thomas Bell, the MCC is dedicated to providing young singers with exceptional musical experiences through excellence in performance, education, touring and service to the community. Auditions are held March - June by appointment. MCC enjoys an established relationship with the City of Mississauga and Opera Mississauga/Royal Opera Canada. The MCC has an active schedule each season of concerts, festivals, recordings, retreats and tours. Principal performances take place al Mississauga's Living Arts Centre. Songs of the Stars, will be presented on Saturday, December 4, 2004 and our spring concert, A Pageant of Song, will take place on Saturday June 4, 2005. Touring is a highlight of each season. The MCC's Youth Chorus will tour England July 2005, presenting many concerts including St. Paul's Cathedral, London, a.nd in Windsor Castle. Music Director: Thomas Bell Choir Manager: Kathy Brisley P.O. Box 41047, 4141 Dixie Rd. Mississauga, L4W 5C9 905-624-9704 Fax: 905-624-4693 info@mississaugachildrenschoir.com www.mississaugachildrenschoir.com MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY The Mississauga Choral Society is an 80 + voice, semi-professional choir that brings to the stage the major choral repertoire of the J6•h to 20'h centuries. Now in its 30'b year, MCS is the Resident Choir of the Living Arts Centre (LAC) in Mississauga where it presents choral masterpieces, regularly commissions new Canadian works and hosts outstanding Canadian choirs and guest soloists. Artistic Director Chrys A. Ben)ley, now in his 28'h year with the choir, has led MCS in its growth to becoming a choral group of professional calibre and recognized reputation. The 2004-2005 performance season includes Handel's Messiah and David Passmore's Majora Canamusat LAC, Dec. 12, 2004; Baroque Treasures, featuring J.S. Bach's Cantata #140 [Wachet au! (Sleepers, Wake!)]. at LAC, Feb. 20, 2005; and Mendelssohn's Elijah at LAC, May 1, 2005. Chrys A. Bentley, Artistic Director Box 59505, Credit Landing Postal Outlet 228 Lakeshore Road West. Mississauga, LSH 4L I Auditions 905-278-7059, LAC Box Office 905-306-6000 mcs@misschorsoc.com www.misschorscc.com THE MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY Celebrating its 33'd season, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, along with Sinfonia Mississauga and the Mississauga Philharmonic Orchestra, present their 2004/05 concert series offering audiences a year of expressive music and engaging performances in the acoustically sound Hammerson Hall in Mississauga's Living Arts Centre. All performances are. scheduled for Saturday evenings. Oct. 16: The Kruisselbrink Sisters: Rebecca, Richelle and Renee Kruisselbrink, piano; Nov. 27: Tchaikovsky & Bart6k: guest conductor Paul Pulford, David Rose, viola; Dec. 18: Christmas in Mississauga: soprano Leslie Fagan and Holy Name of Mary Concert Choir with conductor Deborah Smith. Jan. 22: True North Brass: Strong and Free - a cross-Canada musical tour; Feb. 5: Dances In Time: Shauna Rolston, cello, and Louise DiTullio, flute; Mar. 5: An Evening of Baroque: Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin, and Norman Engel. trumpet; Mar. 19: Dee Daniels: Great Ladies of Swing: Dee Daniels, vocals; Apr. 2: Honens Laureate: Roberto Piano, piano; April 16: Rik Emmett: Rik Emmett, guitar; May 7: Opera's Greatest Hits: Mississauga Choral Society with conductor Chrys Bentley. The Mississauga Symphon·ic Association Music Director & Conductor: John Barnum General Manager: Mike Plaus 905-615-4401 Fax: 905-615-4402 Box Office: 905-306-6000 mail@mississaugasymphony.com www.mississaugasymphony.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 Wlllllllltl MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005 13

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