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Volume 10 Issue 8 - May 2005

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A Concert to celebrate

A Concert to celebrate children and music! High Park Choirs of Toronto Zimfira Po/oz, Artistic Uirector present "Sounds of a Better World" Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road (Jane and Annette) CALL 416-762-0657 or email info@highparkchoirs.org AUDITIONS with Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director throughout the month of June • Training Choir (grades I to 3) • Children's Choir (grades 4 to 6) . • Senior Divisions (grades 7 to 12) We have two main concerts per season, in December and June, plus workshops with other choirs, several local appearances and our annual September Choir Retreat. Senior·Choirs have an annual special event or tour. CALL 416-762-0657 www.highparkchoirs.org CHORAL Scene by ·Larry Beckwith May is a fitting month for WholeNote to publish a choral issue, for not only· are many of the city's choirs giving concerts, but audition notices are going up and plans are well underway for 2005-06 seasons. It is remarkable that each year the number of choirs who send in information to be printed in this issue grows. Singing in choirs seems to be an increasingly popular past-time and the positive spin-off from this phenomenon is being felt in communities all across Southern Ontario. On the concertizing front, the month of May gets underway with an all-Mendelssohn concert on May 1 by the Tornto Classical Singers, under Jurgen Petrenko's directorship. They are performing Mendelssohn's wonderful 2nd Symphony and shorter works for choir and orchestra. Jurgen is busy the next morning (May 2), accom- Jurgen Petrenko panying the Elora Festival Singers in one of Roy Thomson Hall's free noontime concert. Later in that first week (beginning May 5), the Tafelmusik Cham­ .her Choir is front and centre in performances of Handel's littleknown oratorio Deborah. With a· strong cast of soloists and a score which "borrows" liberally from Handel's earlier works, this is an intriguing program. Experience GREAT CHORUSES. Saturday, May 14 at 8pm Willowdalc United Church 349 Kenneth .Avenue, North York Adult , Senior/Student $10, Child For tickets, call 416-225-2255 W\vw.allthelcingsvoices.ca ( Supported by Toronto Arts Council To register, please call 416-225-2255. AIJDITl0NS! erience the sheer joy of singing with one t,Canada' s most rered choral conductors .. as jirt of the Amadeus Choir, renowned for, its xcellence and sheer l:ieatlti¥ of soun . .. . ·/ ::;;r., ·;;.; ,.-,: ,;;:·•/ ·::: '*;_ • ydia Adams and the,adeus Chqir will .. . ,;;

Marque Smith's Caribbean Chorale of Toronto performs at St. Timothy's Church on May 7, the same evening that the Toronto Children's Chorus celebrates composer Eleanor Daley's birthday with a concert of her works. The following weekend is chocka-block with choral events, includmg the Bach Consort performing Bach's Magniticat, the Bach Children's Chorus delving into "world music", the Tallis Choir departing from their regular fare 10 sing Dvorak, Brahms and Bruckner, the Bell' Arte Singers honouring Canadian choral music with a wide selection of compositions from our fair land, and the Oriana Women's Choir jazzing up Grace Church on-the-Hill with st:lections from the repertoire of Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrt:ws Sisters and others. On May 15, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, led by Robert Cooper, premieres a new work by Derek Holman, entitled Sweet William. The same afternoon, Mary Legge's wonderful Penthelia Singers delve into the relationship between music and poetry and the Toronto Chamber Choir pays homage to CONTINUES NEXT PAGE ANNOUNCING Teodora Georgieva, Artistic Director Riverdale Youth Singers The Riverdale Youth Singers is proud to announce the appointment of Teodora Georgieva to the position of Artistic Director effective September 2005. Ms. Georgieva succeeds founding conductor Mark Bell. Teodora received her master's degree in choral conducting from the State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Ms. Georgieva is presently the children's choir conductor at the University Settlement Music and Arts School and was an assistant conductor and accompanist with the High Park Choirs of Toronto. She also conducts Apprentice Chorus II of the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus in Toronto. The Riverdale Youth Singers are presently auditioning children and youth (ages 7 and up).for the upcoming 2005/ 2006 choir season. Please contact our choir manager at 416-875-1587 to arrange an audition appointment. www.riverdaleyouthsingers.org Ontario's only instrumental ensemble dedicated to accompanymg choirs Tll1-SkER . 'lo PVERS 416-466-1800 ta! iskcr

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