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Volume 10 Issue 4 - December 2004

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• •• CONCERT LISTINGS: GTA Walks Among the Thoms; Thompson: Choose Something Like a Star; seasonal carols & audience carol sing-along. Mary Legge. director. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-229· 0052. .S t 0. - 3:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Christmas P e:n the.lip., :5in 1 er5 MM11Lune, Pire.c.tor Treats. Corelli: Christmas Concerto; Handel: Pila from Messiah; Mozart: Divertimen· to K 138; Grant: Bhajan for Cello and Or· chestra: Reger: Christmas Music; Purcell: Christmas; Faure: Nocturne for violin & orchestra: Rebikoff: Waltz from The Chrisl mas Tree. Andras Weber. cello; Nurhan Arman. conductor. Lawrence Park Commu· nily Church. 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-499· 0403. . S20(sr). $ lO(sl). - 3:00: Trinity Presbyterian Church. Deck the Halls. Community carol sing-along with local choirs. brass and organ. Donations to food bank appreciated. 2737 Bay· view Ave. 416-447·5136. - 3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. A French Baroque Chrisrmas: Celebrating Charpentier. Trinity·SI. Paul's Centre. See Dec I. - 4:00: Concerts at St. George's on·the· Hill. T//e Mystery of Bethlehem. Seasonal choral music by Willan. Mathias. Biebl: in· strumental works by Bach & Vivaldi; read· ings; carol singing. Christine Mourre, flute; Patricia Wait, clarinet; Janusz Borowiec, cello; Karen Rymal. director/organ. 4600 Dundas West. 416·463-9284. S 15,S 12. - 4:00: St. James' Cathedral. Twilight Recital Series: Marty Smyth, organ. 65 Church SI. 416·364·7865. Free. - 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. JaZI Vespers: Mark Eisenman, piano; Steve Wal· lace, bass; John Sumner. drums. 15 70 Yonge SI. 416·920·5211. Free (donation). - 4:30: St. Anne's Church. Advent Pro· cession with Carols. Music by Archer, Gib· bons. Goldschmidt, Lloyd, Sirreu. Wood, Bach & Vierne. Choir of St. Anne's; guest: Peter J. Orme, organ; P. John H. Stephen· wholenote Magazine presents son, director of music. 270 Gladstone Ave. SALON NUMBER THREE "A Family Affair" WholeNote's all-ages celebration of the season, ourselves, and the music community. Bring your instrument, your voice, your family and friends. Meet, greet and be musical! Light refreshments provided. Young people's Open Stage 6:30-7:00pm Open Stage continues 7:30-9:00pm Monday, December 6, 2004, 5:00 to 9:00 pm The Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto Admission Free Information: 416-323-2232 416·767-7290. Freewill offering. - 4:30: St. James' Cathedral. Choral Eve11song. Men of the Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys. 65 Church S1. 416·364· 7865. Free. - 5:00: Resolute Winds. A blend of visual art and music. Shauna Basiuk, flute; Stephen Koshurba, oboe; Michele Jacot, clarinet Catherine McGowan. bassoon; Lake Porter, horn.Three 30·minute shows tlll 9 pm. The Looking Glass. 582 Church SI. 416·209· 1596. By donation. - 7:00: Earshot Concerts. Believe Every· thing You Hear. See Dec 3. Montreal Bistro. 65 Sherbourne St. S 15, S 1 Olsr). S5(sl). - 7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz En· semble. Our Annual Christmas Concert. Royal Bank Theatre, living Arts Centre. 4141 living Arts Drive. Mississauga. 905· 306·6000. . - 7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Carols United. Favourite carols & carols from around the world with audience participa· tion. Metropolitan Silver Band; Patricia Wright, organ. 56 Queen St. East. 416·363· 0331 x26. Donations accepted for Metro· politan's Community Services Ministry. - 7:00: St. Paul's United Church. A Celt· ic Christmas Celebration. Music. dance, traditions from England. Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Buttonville Strings (Lena Simpson & Alan McKnight, fiddles; Larry Lougheed, piano); Jim Thomson. piper; Graham School of Irish Dancing; Gin Lane Celtic band; Moira Nelson, harp; Elena Jubinville, cello & other performers. 85·31st Street. 416· 259·6541. . - 7:30: Leaside United Church. lessons and Carols. Carols and Readings fro Christ· mas. Helgen: Keep Silence; Praetorius: A Great and Mighty Wonder; Sirett: When Christ was Sorn of Mary Free; Berlioz: Shepherd's Farewell; Rutter: Star Carol; other works. Junior Choir, Chancel Choirs, C Flats Jazz Band. 822 Millwood Rd. 416· 425· 1523. Offering in support of Out of the Cold Program. - 7:30: Peel Choral Society. Home For Christmas. Selections from the CD The World at the Manger. Guest choir & solo· ists. SI. Mary's Church, 66A Main St. South, Brampton. 416·961 ·6444. ,. - 8:00: Church of St. Martin·in·the· Fields. Advent Carol Service. lessons and carols by Oaquin, Cleobury & Howells. St. Martin's Choir; Jack Hattey, directo'; as· sisted by Or. Elixa Mangina. 151 Glenlake Ave. 416·767·7491. Collection donated to The Stop Community Food Centre. - 8:00: flying Cloud Folk Club. Bilge Rats. Sea shanty evening. Members of To· ronto Morris Men. TRANZAC, 292 Bruns· wick Ave. 416·410-3655. S 12,S 1 O. - 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Keith Jarrell, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Jack Oe· Johnette, drums. Contemporary jazz. 60 Simcoe. 416·872-4255. .50-4.50. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Patricia O'Callaghan. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416· 531·6604 for reservations. S 17(advance), (door). Monday December 06 - 12: 10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Japanese 1aiko; Chinese traditional music; Afri· can drumming and dancing ensembles. Main lobby, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416·978·3744. Free. - 5:00: Whole Note Magazine. Nine Mondays Salon: A Family Affair. Music by and for all ages. open stages. St. George the Martyr Church. 197 John. 416·323-2232. free. - 7:30: Loft Community Services. 14th Annual Christmas Concert: A Season of Hope. Trillium Brass & other performers; Dini Petty, host St James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416·979-1994 x233. Funds raised help support loll programs in the community. - 8:00: Cantabile Chorale of York Re· gion. 30th Annual Joy of Christmas. Sea· sonal music, carol singing. Guest violins. trumpets & flutes. Thornhill United Church. 25 Elgin St 905·731-8318. Admission is a donation to Richmond Hill Food Bank: silent offering. - 8:00: East York Concert Band. Annual Christmas Concert. Blue Danube Restau· rant, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. 416·266· 1958. $ l 0, child 12 & under free. - 8:00: Jazz FM91. Sound of Toronto Jail Concert Series: Roberto Occhipinti Ouintet fea//lring Hilario Duran. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd. 416· 696· 1 OOO. $ 15. - 8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society/ Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma. Wur/iuer Pops at Casa loma: George Heldt & Cole Holland, organ. 1 Austin Terrace. 416-421· 0918. . - 8:00: Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. Yuletides Worldwide. Music by Reed, Wagn· er, Anderson & others. Grace Church on· the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416·712-6582. ,. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Guitar Ensemble. Jeffrey McFadden, director. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416·978·3750. Free. - 9:00: Toronto Jazz Orchestra. The Music of Stan Kenton. Original arrangements of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Mon· 01< (MBlR 1 2004 -FEBRUARY 7 2005

.. treal 81stro, 65 Sherbourne. 416· 363· 0179. $10,. Tuesday December 07 - 12:00 noon· Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Concert: Elmer Isa/er Singers. Andrew Ager. organ; l yd1a Adams, conductor. 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255. Free. - 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vorce Performance Class: Songs of the Season. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978·3744. Free. - I :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music at Midday: David Ph11/1ps, organ. 65 Church St 416-364-7865 Free. - 4:30: York University Dept. of M usic. Game/an Orchestra. Evening ol Javanese classical dance & tradiuonal gamelan piec· es. Nur lntan Murtadza, d11ector. Winters Senior Common Room. 021 Winters Col lege, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5186. Free? - 7·30· York Mills Collegiate. Seasonal Concert. Students ol the Band, Strings, Gullar and Keyboard programs. 490 York Mills Road. 416·395·3340 x20144. . To support the music department. - 8:00: Conti nuu m Contemporary Mu· sic. Conversely. Comm1ss1one d works by Cameron, S1aw Kin lee & Soifer; paus ol works by Barry & Crane. Continuum ensem· ble. Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-924·4945. , $ IO(sr}. (sl). - 8:00: living Arts Centre Mississauga. Barra MacNe1ls. Cape Breton celllc. Ham· merson Hall, 4141 l1vmg Arts Drive. 905· 306-6000. ·. - 8:00: OnStage. Words & Music: Emile Nelligan - Variations. Riean J. Cournoyer, Louise Pitre, actors; la Bottine Souriante, music direction; Michel Bastlieres, writer; Shelley Solmes, host. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555. . - 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Tallis Schol ars. Music of Palestrina, lassus, Zielenski & others. Peter Phillips. director. 60 Sim· coe. 416·872-4255. -. - 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Cl"rtStmas lllJSic, sing along & seasonal anecdotes. Bin Richardson, narrator; TMC Brass; Noel Edison. conductor. Yorkminster Park Church, 1585 Yonge. 416-598-0422. -, sr/st rates. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Jane Siberry. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416·53 I 6604 !or reser· vauons. . Wednesday December 08 - 12:30: Music Gallery Institute. lunch Music: MG/ Percussion Ensemble & Open Jam. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. - 12:30: Yorkminster Park Church. Noonday Recital: lmre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. - 6:00: St. Patrick's Church. Annual Or· gan Christmas Concert. Works of Handel, Mozart, Corelli, Mundra & others. Surinder Mundra, organ; Iris Rodrtgues, soprano; Emese Hegedus, viohn. 141 McCaul St. 416-598-3269. Voluntary donations !or the restoration ol the organ appreciated. - 7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Handel: Messiah. Norma Churchill, soprano; Chris· line Stelmacovich, alto; Oliver Dawson, tenor; Bruce Ketty, baritone; Talisker Play· ers; Geoffrey Butler, d11ector. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416· 410·3509. . 0£CfM8ER 1 2004 • FEBRUllKY 7 2005 - 8:00: Brampton Heritage Theatre. Steve Kabakos: Chustmas with Elvis. 86 Main St. North, Brampton. 905-874-2800. - 8:00: Canon Theatre. Cats. Music by Lloyd Webber. 244 Vi ctoria St. 416·872 1212. S51-s71. For complete run see mu· sic theatre hsungs - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Oavis Conducts S1be/1us. Haydn: Sy mphony #99; Stravinsky: Viohn Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony 115. Kyoko Ta.kezawa, violin; Sir Andrew Davis. conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. · $100. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra; Raffr Armenian, conductor. Schubert: Rosamunde Overture; Brahms: Concerto !or Violin, Cello & Orchestra; Beethoven: Symphony #3 Erorca. Scott St. John. violin; Shauna Rol· ston, cello. MacMtllan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978 3744. ,. - 8:00: University of Toronto. A Uo/T Christmas Carol. live dramatic reading wtth performance of holiday music. Hart House Chorus; Craig K1elburger, David Gardner, Mary Anne Chambers, Avril Benoit & Or. Roben Buckman, readers. Great Hall. 7 Hart House Cucle. 416·978-B849. , $ l 5(sl). To raise funds for the UofT Food & Clothing Bank. - 8:30: Hugh's Roo m. Jane Siberry. See Dec 7. Thursday December 09 - 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Kevin Kom1saruk, organ; Sandra Lau Martins, piano. Music by Schoenberg, Young composers gleaned from Continuum's most recent Call for Scores and mature practitioners, Canadian and international. A programme pitting frenetic against serene, and presenting iterations in different guises. New works by Allison Cameron Siaw Kin Lee Diego Soifer Pairs of works by Gerald Barry (lr) Laurence Crane (UK) Continuum Ensemble Tuesday December 7, 8pm Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church 179 John Street (at Stephanie) Tickets /$10; students Information (416) 924-4945 Hindemith, Scriabin and Barber. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. - 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Davis Conducts Sibelius. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 8. ·. - 7:30: Toronto Symphony Youth Or· chestra. Smetana: Sarka from Ma Vlast; R1msky·Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol; Cop· land: Rodeo; other works. Alain Trudel, con ductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416·593-7769 x372. - 8:00: Hu Tsa Tsa. Well Tempered Klezmoom. New arrangements of well· known klezmer gems. CO launch concert. Jonno lightstone, clarinet; Eric Stem. tsimbalom & mandocello; Rona Goldensher, violin; Bret Higgins, string bass. Robert Gill Theatre. 214 College St. 416-978· 7986. . - B:OO: Music Gallery. U of T Percussion Ensemble - The Composer Now. Kagel: Rrrrrr .... six duets for three percussionists; Sacks: Sample ol Drums, for Octopads and nine triggers; MacDonald: Second Concerto !or Tabla & Percussion Quartet; Richards arr. Engelman: The Unravelling of the Field for percussion quartet; Harrison: First Con· certo for Flute & Percussion. Shawn Mat· ivesky, tabla; Annick Santchi, flute. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Sl. 4 I 6·204-1080. - B:OO: Via Salzburg. Christmas Via Sa/1· burg. Oesterle: world premiers; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3; Concerto for Violin & Orchestra m E; Britten: Simple Symphony; Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Vio· lins. Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra; Mayumi Seiler. artistic director/violin. Glenn Gould Studio. 250 Front St. West. 416· 205-5555. , B(sr), (st). - 8:30: Hugh's Roo m. Gamet Rogers. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416·531·6604 for reservations. s20(advancel. (door}. Friday December 10 - 7:00: Jazz FM91. Sound of Toronto Jall Concert Series: Dione Taylor. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. 416· 696· 1000. Free (limited seating· tickets issued). - 7:30: Humberside Collegiate lnsti· tute. Annual Christmas Concert. Seasonal favourites by Handel, Vivaldi, Berlin & oth· ers. Student choirs. bands & orchestras. 280 Quebec Ave. 416-393-8122 x20100. ,. Items collected for food drrve al concert. - 7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Christ· mas with the Poculi ludique Societas, and Recordare Ensemble. Ollicium Stellae; The Second Shepherd's Play. Metropolitan Unit· ed Church. 56 Queen St. East. 416·363· 0331. (child 12 & under free). - 7:30: Oekville Choral Society. Hallelu· jahl It's Christmas. Handel: Messiah, pan I; seasonal favourites, audience sing-along With baroque orchestra. Glen Abbey Church, 1469 Notllnghill Gate, Oakv1lle. 905·845 5359, 905-842·3737. ,, s 10(12 and under). - 7:30: Oueensmen of Toronto Male Chorus. Christmas Concert. Guests; Jonathan Estabrooks, baritone; Yorkminster Brass. Martmgrove Church. 35 Hedges Blvd. 905-731-9362. . - B:OO: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Landey: Magnihcat; Britten: Ceremony ol Carols. Dennis Giesbrecht, tenor; Melanie leBlanc. soprano; Julia Seager, harp; Leslie Atreo, organ; Harris Loewen, conductor. St. Olave's Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416· 239-1131 x49. . - B:OO: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Christmas Pops. Classic carols & seasonal songs. Guests: Etobicoke Youth Choir; Louise Jardine & John Edward Liddle, conductors. Etobicoke Collegrate Auditorrum, 86 Montgomery Rd. 416·4 IO· 1570. , (srl. (st}. children free. - 8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orches· Ira. Christmas fantasy and Auction. Menotti: Introduction, March and Shep· herd's Dance from Amahl and the Night Visitors; Mozart: Flute Concerto in G K.313; Hutchison: Carol Symphony; Christ· mas sing·along. Emma Elkinson. flute; Tak Ng Lai, conductor. 7:00: auction. Humber Valley Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. 416-239· 5665. ,(sr). students under 16 lree with adult accompaniment. - 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. 0 Magnum Mysterium. Wo rks by Pinkham, Poulenc. Gabrieli and Lauridsen. Guests: Trillium Brass Quintet. St. Thomas' Church, 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. , $I 7(sr}, $I 2(st). CONCERT LISTINGS: GTA • • • 0 Magnum Mysterium Five traditional Latin Nativity texts interpreted through the ages. With guests Trillium Brass Quintet. Exultate Chamber Singers - John Tuttle, Conductor Friday, December 10, 2004 - 8:00 p.m. Saint Thomas's Anglican Church

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