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Volume 11 Issue 2 - October 2005

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oth Tafelmusik and the Amadeus Choir/Elmer Iseler Singers recorded there during this past season. The church has a rich liturgy and the choir has been direct~d by promi~ent Toronto musicians: Mary Gard1~er, Peter T1efenbach, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Fred Kimball Graham, and currently the director of music and organist is Melvin James Hurst. The church has just finished a major restoration of the 1952 Casavant organ. The dedicatory recital will be held Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 3p.m., with William O'Meara as the recitalist. 16 Baby Point Rd. Toronto, ON M6S 2E9 416-767-6122 HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts is Canada's premier perform ­ ance venue and an historical and cultural landmark in Toronto. As Toronto's only mainstream civic theatre in the heart of the do:wntown enterta(nment district, it is the largest performmg arts venue m Canada with a capacity of 3,200 seats. The Hummingbird Centre is the proud home to the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, who present over 80 performances each year on our stage. The Centre also continues its dedication to programming for families and young audiences by bringing quality children's shows to the theatre each season. With Broadway musicals, comedy, fundraisers, ~pe~ker_s and concerts, the Hummingbird Centre's ob­ Jecl!ve is to ~e relevant to Toronto's increasingly diverse population as well as appeal to visitors from around the world. Susanna Kwan - Nov. 1, 2005; Marie Chouinard - Nov. 3, 2005; Warren Miller - Nov. 4&5, 2005; Petula Clark- Nov. 6, 2005; Rain - Nov. 7-13, 2005; Harlem Gospel Choir - March 6. 2006; Celtic Woman -March 8, 2006; David Copperfield - March 9-12, 2006. Jennifer Lee, marketing coordinator 1 Front Street East, Toronto ON M5E 1B2 416-393-7482 I - K I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Stylish in both sound and appearance, I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble performs instrumental and vocal music from Mediaeval chant to the apex of the High Baro_que. ln -.depth_ research coupled with striking invent10n culmmate m the powerful interpretation of the languages and music. The ensemble unearths music that is rarely heard on stage, and performs with a relevance to today's society which is unmatched by early music groups worldwide. Consisting of regular members Julia Wedman and Aisslinn Nosky, violins; Felix Deak, violoncello; and Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano, the ensemble holds a concert series in Toronto featuring world-renowned guest~. Thi~ ~eason ~howcases Susie Napper, viola da gamb1st; Olmer Fortm, harpsichordist; Sean Watson, baritone and more. Titles include Introduction to the Body, Addicted to Love and Up 111 Smoke. All concerts take place at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue. just north of St Clair and Yonge. 94 Westminster Ave., Toronto ON M6R 1N4 416-536-2943 INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS A charitable organization formed by artists' manager Ann Summers Dossena, the IRCPA was incorporated in 1985. Its mandate is twofold. T~rning Potential into Accomplishme11t, the IRCPA provides expertise on auditioning, wardrobe, business and other appropriate mentoring to help artists focus and fulfill their career goals. Its Encounters With Employers offer qualified assessment and direction- and business-oriented Career Moves workshops address challenges identified by the performers, managers, producers and presenters, publicists and arts executives on the Board. Creating public awareness about the unique needs of our p~rforming artists, the IRCPA is seeking space to establish the Gallery of Canadian Classical Music. It ~ill honour Canada's greatest singers, instrumentalists, cond~ctors and composers, and in so doing will prove the unportance - and rewards - of supporting the talent they will later enjoy. The Gallery will be the first retail outlet of its kind in Toronto. Donations and the sale of memorabilia and such souvenirs as Verdi's Favourite Mint Chocolates will support the space for encounters, wm*shops and auditions. Ann Summers Dossena, founder/director Jeff Muzzerall, chairman 43 Bright Street, Toronto ON M5A 3H5. 416-362-1422 JSL MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS* " ... bringing performers and performance opportunities together! " Devoted to the promotion, support and development of fine community and professional musical and ar - tistic 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 to showcase their talents develop networking opportunities and enhance their ca'. reers. Events and venues are as varied as there are artists. Whether it be a Big Band Reviewat venues such as The Mississauga 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 o~cer. continues !o seek and provide musical opportuml!es, 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 Unit 16 #12075 Mississauga ON L5C 3Y8 JUBILATE SINGERS The Jubilate Singers is an auditioned, mixed-voice chamber choir of some 35 members. The choir performs concerts at Eastminster United Church (all 8pm) and at community events across Toronto. Northern Rellectio11s, November 26, premieres Benjamin Bolden's Aspects of Wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2005-2006 811 Snow with children's chorus and string quartet, and presents Part's Berliner Messe and Hatfield's Lady of the Snows, with The Talisker Players. On March 4, hear Latin Rhythms, with Cassava Latin Rhythms, offering music from Cuba, Argentina and Catalan composer Xa_vier Montsalvatge. Les chansons des roses, on June 3, mcludes songs from Poulenc. Ravel, Faure, Durulle, the American composer Lauridsen, and folksongs from Quebec. The Jubilate Singers rehearse Tuesdays at 7:30 pm at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, a block north of the Yonge/Lawrence subway. Occasional sectional rehearsals are held. We are a hard-working but congenial group, striving for excellence under the ene~getic directio~ of Isabel Bernaus, with Sherry Sqmres, accompamst. Choristers may be sighted at a pub across the street after rehearsal, though this is not a requirement. New members are welcome. EcoWerks Technologies Corporation 100 Arbors Lane, Unit A, Woodbridge ON L4L 7G4 905-856-5225 x33 KITCHENER WATERLOO PHILHARMONIC CHOIR The Kitchener Waterloo Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1883. The choir has always maintained a commitment to music education; hence the establishment of the Children's Choir in 1987 and the Youth Choir in 1998. Ov~r t_he ~ast 31 years, under the dynamic leadership of art1stlc dmctor, 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 four major choral works from master composers and commissions new ones by ~anad!an com~osers. We endeavour to engage the services of mternat10nally-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. Howard Dyck, artistic director Gabriella Currie, general manager 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON N2H 6P7 519-578-6885 KoMITAS CHOIR OF KoMITAS MUSICAL ASSOCIATION Founded in 1977 by David Varjabed, a renowned baritone, Komitas Choir has brought the music of Armenia to a_Canadian audience. The repertoire includes Armeman folk and classical music, as well as western song and opera choruses. Mr. V~rjabed, by reason of his varied background in the musical world, has earned the choir the fme reputation it now enjoys. The choir has performed a variety of works to critical acclaim in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor, the USA and in cities in Armenia. ' . ~om!tas _Choir's 2005-2006 season will include part1C1pat10n m Annual Multi-Heritage Choral Festival Voices of Canada, Operatic Showcase and Spring Prelude 2006concerts. also the staging of operetta comique Ga1ineh by Tchoukhadjian. Please join us. David Varjabed, music director 638 Confederation Parkway Vaughan ON L4K 5K6 905 -417-2802 CONTINUED ON PAGE 812

LACHAN JEWISH CHAMBER CHOIR The Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir is a group of 25-30 singers dedicated to the performance of music that comes out of the Jewish culture. Under the direction of Cantor Benjamin Maissner, the choir, now in its 11th 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 comprehensive repertoire spanning several centuries and a variety of popular and classical styles. Lachan has performed in Canada, Europe and Israel, has appeared on TV and has recently produced a new CD. Last season included our annual spring concert From Shtetl to Broadway, which explored how the lost world of Eastern European Jewish culture reappeared in the American musical to become intertwined in the fabric of American song. Lachan also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Boris Brott, one of Canada's most internationally recognized conductors. The choir rehearses Monday evenings, 8-10:30pm, September through June, at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Auditions are held in September/October for 2005/2006 season. Benjamin Z. Maissner, music director Laurence Jacobs, contact: 416-630-1259 LAKESHORE ARTS Lakeshore Arts has served the south Etobicoke community, using arts as a catalyst, for over a decade. Our programming is multi-disciplinary, varied and inclusive and Lake,ho'° Act, every season brings something new, stimulating and diverse, for families, adults, youth and artists. This year marked the launch of BRASS IN THE CRASS, a music festival with a focus on instruments rather than genre, allowing for the presentation of music from around the world and across time: blues, Dixieland, jazz, classical concertos, ska, swing and world beats. Brass will grow into a destination music festival to rival any in the city - one that will attract local, national and international musical talent and attract visitors from across the city, and beyond. BRASS IN THE CRASS 2006: Saturday June 10 & Sunday June 11, Kipling Avenue & Lake Shore Blvd. W. Mark your calendar for this annual event with something for everyone. Free & fun for the whole family. Main stage and children's stage, children's discovery area, buskers, midway, licensed tent, food, art vendors. Susan Nagy, executive director Kathleen Burke, development & communication 2733 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Ste 214, Toronto ON M8W 1G9 416-201-7093 M MAESTRO ENTERPRISES Maestro Enterprises is the parent company of two musical organizations: the educational wing, the New School of Classical Vocal Studies, and the performance wing, the Magical Journey from Mozart to Musicals, an ongoing production of an engaging Operatic Cabaret Review. This review which began as dinner theater at Gatsby's restaurant on Church St. from 1994-1998, and which was featured on the cover of Pulse magazine approximately ten years ago, continues throughout the year. An upcoming five performance run will take place at the Stone Church, 45 Davenport Ave. from November 10-12, 2005. The cast of The Magical Journey is a combination of advanced students at the New School and more experienced professional singers at varying stages of their careers. Many talented singers have performed in the Magical Journey cast and gone on to meaningful professional careers. The New School of Classical Vocal Studies conducts two student recitals every year, in December and June. New students are always welcome and apprentice auditions are held regularly. Further information may be obtained from both of our web sites. Daniel Eby, artistic director IA Selby St. Toronto ON M4Y 1W3 416-927-9800 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. In 2005, the band was awarded gold standard at Arts/ink Music Alive, the York Region music festival. The band performs its 4-concert series in the beautiful Markham Theatre. This season's performances are October 23, 2005: High Adventure; December 11, 2005: A Seasonal Celebration; March 5, 2006: The Tunes Keep Popping, May 7, 2006: Bas/Meets 1-U?st. 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 and Markham Village Music Festival. You can 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 ofDoug Manning, who holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Derek van Dassen, contact: MARKHAM THEATRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS Welcome to Markham Theatre for Performing Arts' brand new Professional Entertainment Season -October 2005 to April 2006, featuring over 30 exciting shows highlighting a vast array of talent both local and international fur a copy of our season brochure call 905-305-7 469. 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 21 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. Online ticket sales.: Wendy Woof-Severn, marketing & development coordinator 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham ON L3R 8G5 905-415-7537 (administration) 1-866-768-8801 (toll free) Box Office: 905-305-SHOW (7469) 812 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2005-2006 MARYEM ToLLAR ENSEMBLE Maryem Tollar is a Toronto ' based Egyptian- · Canadian singer ·' and songwriter. I Over the last decade Maryem has built a reputation as a singer who can live and thrive in a variety of musical milieus. In any given month she might be found touring with guitarist Jesse Cook or enthralling a classical music audience in Christos Hatzis' Sepuld1er of Life or Constantinople. More and more often she is found fronting her own ensemble, composed of some of Toronto's finest musicians, offering up a repertoire that combines all her favourite things- old songs and new; a lament made famous by Oum Kalsoum a century ago or a powerful denunciation of contemporary barbarism written by heruncle, poet Ehab Lotayef; a jazzy tune she has written about her young daughter or something Ethiopian, perhaps. The term world music is very much in vogue and often overused. In Maryem's case it accurately describes a musical omnivore who uses her voice, to address, interpret and embrace an enormous and varied collection of themes, songs and traditions. Latest release: Book of Life (Dec. 2004) MELODIC VoICES Melodic Voices is a group of multi-cultural artists bonded together through their love of music. The goal is to bring together people of different cultures and backgrounds to enjoy music. The group is comprised of the following artists: Vaguif Kerimov, tenor, was honoured as a People's Artist in the former Soviet Union and in 1984, received the Ministry of Culture's National Artist of the Soviet Union award. Mr. Kerimov has enjoyed a celebrated career throughout Europe and Russia. Barbara Goldman, soprano, began as a dancer/choreographer performing on stage and television. She discovered her voice much later and has performed in choirs, community opera companies and concerts. Christina Chan, soprano, is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was the silver medal winner at the conservatory. She has sung in festivals, church and community concerts. Tatiana Kapelush, soprano, Ms. Kapelush plays classical guitar and piano. She became a Pacific Rim International Music Contest prize winner. Her love of classical singing brought her to Maestro Kerimov for vocal lessons. Barbara Goldman: 416-225-4091 MILTON CHORISTERS The Milton Choristers, directed by Sonja van de Hoef, are currently celebrating their 37th year of continuous song with a series of concerts entitled "Evenings of Enchantment'. This group is a vital component of the Milton community, providing the Halton region with excellence in choral music with a minimum three-concert series annually. We also participate regularly in various community even ts. The repertoire presented varies from the classical to the contemporary and from the sacred to the secular. We welcome new members throughout the year.

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