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Volume 10 Issue 8 - May 2005

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Robert Cooper, ~ Artistic Director 2005-2006 SEASON· AUDITIONS Come and join a vibrant, growing choir with a dynamic, energetic Artistic Director, celebrating its 41 st year of bringing innovative choral programmes to Toronto audiences. Christos Hatzis - The Sepu/cher of Life Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace Healey Willan - The Mystery of Bethlehem Mary Lou Fallis - Primadonna Chara/is Jazz Mass & other jazz stylings BOSLEY REAL ESTATE li•."IUtY ).l!A ErtATt'. ll(J, klAl'J"(J1' PETER MAHON Sales Representative 416-322-8000 pmahon@trebnet.com www.petermahon.com one of the great figures of music and poetry: Orpheus, in a Kaffeemusik, which meahs lots of great music, some talking and good food. Later in the month the Riverdale Youth Singers round out their season, as does the East York Choir with a well-conceived concert that brings in elements of world music, folksongs, spirituals and children's music. Next month, I will have a more in-depth look at the programming of the Soundstreams' Northern Voices Choral Festival. Larry Beckwith can be reached at choralscene@thewholenote. corn Join the Orpheus Choir and experience all this and more. Tuesdays at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Call 416 530-4428 for more details and to book an audition. JUBILATE SINGERS AUDITIONS Director Isabel Bernaus leads a chamber choir with an eclectic, multilingual repertoire (Cuban, Argentinian, Italian, Finnish, Canadian, Catalan, Spanish; classical, traditional, contemporary), with a 3-concert series and occasional community performances. Openings in all sections, especially baritone and soprano. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 pm at St. Leonard's Church. Auditions Tuesday June 14, 5:30-9:30 pm at St. Leonard's Church 25 Wanless Ave. (near Yonge & Laence) Call Diane at 416-385-1502 to arrange a time. www.jubilatesingers.ca Proudly presents a SUMMER VOCAL WORKSHOP .. Take a Walk vn 13rvadwal' Solos, duets and ensembles from beloved BROADWAY MUSICALS Deborah jeans, soprano, B. Mus., Artistic Director Teodora Georgieva, M. Mus., Accompanist/Musical Director AUDITION DATES: SUNDAY, MAY 22 AND 29 • wpRKSHOP: SATURDAY, July 9 - 23 •Individual vocal and musical coaching •Mock auditions •Informal performance Sat. evening, July 23 Call Deborah Jeans at 416-323-1417 or 416-720-8617 Email: vivavoce31@hotmail.com 'Kammermusik T O R O N TO AUDITIONS· Established in 1997, Kammermusik Toronto is a not-for-profit chamber choir and orchestra dedicated to performing and promoting a wide range of music from medieval to modern. This small SATB chamber ensemble consists of 22 dedicated and enthusiastic singers who rehearse Wednesday evenings on the campus of the University of Toronto. Auditions for all voices will be held in May 2005. Candidates will be asked to sing a brief vocal piece that they have prepared in advance, to be sung with or without accompaniment. The audition will also include some sight-reading and an examination of your vocal range. To arrange an appointment, please contact: Keith-MUiier: keithmuller@rogers.com OR call (416) 778-1898 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM MAY 1 - J UNE 7 2005

WoRLD View by Karen Ages May is South Asian Heritage Month, and there is no shortage of concerts to t:hoose from reflecting the musical riches of this region. Small World Music presents four evenings of Inda-jazz fusion or South Asian hip-hop at the Lula Lounge (May I, 12, 19. and 26) including the groups Tasa, LAL, autorickshaw, Galitcha and Tantra. Please .visit www.lula.ca or www .smallworldmusic.com for details. In addition, Small World presents two concerts of Indian classical music, May 4 and 1.4 at Glenn Gould Studio. The first, "The Singing Violin" features violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath, and tabla player Vineet Vyas (who is also a member of the above mentioned Tantra); and May 14 features Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, inventor (and performer) of the Mohan Veena, a nineteen string modified guitar that blends techniques of Hawaiian guitar, sitar. sarod and veena playing. He will be joined by Subhen Chatterjee on tabla. If you live in the Hamilton area, there are a number of events there as well. A month long festival titled Spirit of South Asia 2005 presents events May 7 ,21,28 and 29, which will include dance, music, theatre, story telling and film. Consult our Beyond the GTA listings for details about music-related events, call 905-529-7865 or 905"383- 1060, or visit the festival website www.ragamusicschool.com for more information. Separate from this but also in Hamilton, the lndo­ Canadian Networking Council presents "An Indian Classical Music Festival", May 14 at Hamilton Place, featuring an array of musicians from Canada and India. If you're looking for something to do on Mother's Day (May 8), join Echo Women's Choir in their 14th annual spring concert at Church of the Holy Trinity. The choir, lead by husband and wife team Alan Gasser and Becca Whitla, presents a program of folk and classical music from Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Republic of Georgia, India, South Africa and North America. Old-time music fans won't want to miss fiddler/vocalist Ery1m Marshall Erynn Marshall and her band of performers on banj"o, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and bass, May 13 at the Gladstone Hotel ( 1214 Queen St. West). This concert celebrates the release of her first CD, Calico, featuring a selection of tunes primarily from West Virginia. Kentucky and North Carolina, and some traditional sounding originals, representing. a culmination of several years of field research and study. I've heard a prerelease version. arid it's lots of fun! The conce.rt will be followed by a jam session for musicians in the audience. Incidentally, her MA thesis in ethnomusicology, "Music in the Air Somewhere: The Shifting Borders of West Virginia's Fiddle and Song Traditions" will be published by West Virginia University Press. Congratulations Erynn! The Lula Lounge will be alive with the sounds of Portuguese Facto and Brazilian music, May 25. Anima Fado, Nuno Cristo (Portuguese guitar), Larry Lewis (classical guitar) and Odalis Cuesta (bass) are joined by vocalist Sonia Tavares in a program dedicated to the songs of Mouraria and Alfama (Portugal); the six musicians of Wave combine elements of samba, bossa nova and "Musica Populair Brasileira" to create an exciting mix. Vocalist Karina Stone will be joined by guitar, bass, piano, drums and percussion. The Metamorphosis festival, conceived as an exploration of cross-cultural and cros-discipli- CONTINUES NEXT PAGE TA P E S T R Y )t•'" ·work1 MAY 1 - )UNE 7 2005 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COM J

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