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Volume 11 Issue 2 - October 2005

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Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings 7:30-10 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 170 Main Street, Milton. For further information: 905-876-3203 MISSISSAUGA CHILDREN'S CHOIR Celebrating its 25th season, the Mississauga Children's Choir is a treble voiced choir ofll 5 children aged 6-17 yrs. The choir includes four graded ensembles - Training, Intermediate, Concert and Chamber. Under the leadership of music director Thomas Bell, the Mississauga Children's Choir is dedicated to providing young singers with exceptional musical experiences through excellence in performance, music education, recording, touring and service to the community. Auditions are held March - June by appointment. Details are on our website. Principal performances take place at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre: Silver tileSongon Saturday November 26, 2005 and our Twenty-Fiftil Anniversaiy Gala on Saturday June 3, 2006. The MCC presents its second Mississauga Choral Festival introducing six outstanding youth choirs to the community under the direction of guest conductor Dr. James Litton on February 25 2006. Thomas Bell, music director Kathy Brisley, choir manager P.O. Box 41047, 4141 Dixie Rd. Mississauga ON L4W 5C9 905-624-9704 MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY The Mississauga Choral Society is an 80 + voice, semiprofessional choir that brings to the stage the major choral repertoire of the 16th to 21st centuries by presenting choral masterpieces and new Canadian choral works and by hosting some of Canada's outstanding guest soloists, instrumentalists and choral groups. Our 2005-2006 season begins with our Christmas tradition of Handel's Messiail on Sunday, December 11, 2005. A Mozart Celebration, performed on Sunday, February 26, 2006, features Mozart's Coronation Mass and arias and choruses from six of his most well known operas. These two programmes will be performed in the magnificence of Hammerson Hall. Back by popular demand, a programme of favourite church anthems and solos entitled O Clap Your Hands, Toof will be presented in the grandeur of St. Patrick's Church, Mississauga and Glenview Presbyterian Church, Toronto. MCS also performs twice during the season with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall. Over the next two years, the Mississauga Choral Society plans to build the choir to 130 voices. Auditions are ongoing and we welcome new choristers. Chrys A. Bentley, artistic director Box 59505, Credit Landing Postal Outlet 228 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga ON L5H 411 Tickets: Living Arts Centre Box Office 905-306-6000 Auditions: 905-278-7059 or visit our website to apply MooREDALE CONCERTS High-quality, imaginative yet affordable: Mooredale Concerts' 17th season offers chamber music gems from the baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras. International celebrities and outstanding new vocal and instrumental talent share the stage between September and April. Music & Truffles' third season gives children an interactive and enlightening taste of classical music (and chocolate). The Mooredale Youth Orchestras highlight young artists. Founder/artistic director, cellist Kristine Bogyo, won the 2005 Governor General's Meritorious Service Award for her impressive achievements. Mooredale Concerts' series launched September 24/ 25 with the second season of the Mooredale Concerto Players in baroque concerti. Upcoming concerts feature such virtuosi as violinists Etsuko Kiroura, Denise Lupien and Erika Raum, and violists Scott St. John and Sharon Wei in music by Bach, Brahms (Piano Qui11tet, October 15/16). Bruckner (Quintet in F, February 25/ 26) and Bartok. American pianist Gwendolyn Mok gives her acclaimed stage presentation, Mendelssoiln in London: Letters Home. March 19. Kristine Bogyo and pianist Anton Kuerti conclude the series with an all-Beethoven recital, April 1 and 2. Subscriptions for remaining five concerts: ( S/S). Kristine Bogyo, artistic director 148 Crescent Rd., Toronto ON M4W 1V2 416-922-3714 moored al MOZART SOCIETY OF TORONTO Members of the Mozart Society, now in its 21st year, find special pleasure in the works of Wolfgang Amade Mozart. Each year features six live concerts, lectures, panel discussions and record reviews, in a pleasant social environment. We ask for per year from an individual member, or for family membership. Guests are always welcome; a contribution of is suggested. This season's opening concert, October 5, features violinist Ivan Zenaty. On October 26, mezzo Diana Loeb will speak of her experiences in Mozart roles. In November, the Penguin Quartet from Prague will perform, and the new year will start with a lecture of everybody's favourite, Iain Scott. In 2006 the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. We will participate in the celebrations by having the UofT Faculty of Music, Opera Division, perform excerpts from that miracle of an opera, The Marriage of Figaro. And there is more to come. Membership in the Mozart Society is the best bargain in Toronto. Why not join the fun? Call us or drop a note! P.O. Box 1125, 31 Adelaide St. East, Toronto ON MSC 2K5 416-201-3338 Music AT METROPOLITAN Music at Metropolitan presents a variety of concerts at Metropolitan United Church, featuring Metropolitan's choir, soloists, and guest artists. The 2005-2006 series includes carillon and organ demonstrations during Toronto Arts Week on Sunday, September 25; a Hallowe'en Pilantomsoftile Organ concert on October 28; a 75th birthday celebration recital of Metropolitan's Casavant organ with saxophone on November 18; Christmas with the Poculi LudiqueSocietason December 9; the choir VaJiety Silowon February 11; Fast Falls tile Night: A Good Friday Vigil in Song with music by Watson Henderson and Durufle and poetry by Patricia Lackey Orr on Good Friday, April 14. wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2005-2006 813 An organ/violin recital with Jacques Israelievitch is on May 6, and the choir and Metropolitan Silver Band celebrate Toronto Doors Open with a concert on Sunday, May 28. Carols United with organ and the Metropolitan Silver Band is Sunday, December 4, and the annual Candleligilt Service of Lessons a11d Carols is on Sunday, December 18 at 7 p.m. Metropolitan also has a variety of children's, youth, and handbell choirs, open to all. Patricia Wright, artistic director 56 Queen St. East, Toronto ON M5C 2Z3 416-363-0331, ext. 26 Music GALLERY The Music Gallery is a publicly assisted centre for new music and music-related arts. Our partnership with St. George-the-Martyr Anglican Church continues into its fifth year. This groundbreaking relationship, developing the church's facilities as an important arts centre, while respecting its ecclesiastical function, was forged by former artistic director Jim Montgomery and Reverend Max Woolaver, incumbent at St. George. Our season consists of some of Toronto's most exciting and innovative concerts. Tickets are inexpensive, and membership includes discounted ticket prices. Programming for this season includes the expansion of the Pop Avant series showcasing avant-garde artists from the independent pop and rock communities; Tile Composer Now series, dedicated to the finest in contemporary new music; and our participation in the first annual soundaXis Festival. Fundraisers are planned to celebrate 30'h anniversary of The Music Gallery, which first opened its doors in January, 1976, as well as an open house for community outreach. The Music Gallery also serves a vital function in the new music community as a rental venue for performance and rehearsals. Jonathan Bunce, interim director 197 John Street (at Stephanie), Toronto ON M5T 1X6 416-204-1080 Music ON THE DoNWAY Music on the Donway is an exciting concert series which presents performers who entertain and educate their audiences. Concerts feature classical, jazz, popular and world music, to celebrate the diversity of our society, and contribute to the cultural scene of North Toronto. The music is performed in the fine acoustic of Donway Covenant United Church. Concert proceeds will support the church's growing music programme. Our fifth season begins on Saturday, November 19 with Celebrate Tile Memories-a celebration ofDonway Covenant United Church's 50th Anniversary, featuring the vocal artistry of crooner George Evans, accompanied by the Mark Eisenman Trio. On Feb. 11, 2006, there will be a special Valentine's Jazz Concert, For tile Love ofLati11]azz. This exciting concert features a hot Latin jazz band composed of saxophones, piano, bass and Latin percussion. On April 1, 2006, hear Soulful Sow1ds, a moving concert of gospel music featuring the University of Toronto Gospel Choir. All concerts begin at 7 :30pm and include a reception for the artists and audience. Subscriptions and single tickets are available. Daniel Rubinoff, Artistic Director Sigrid Angell, concert committee chair person Jaren McLeod, office 230 The Donway West, Don Mills ON M3B 2V8 416-444-8444 CONTINUED ON PAGE 814

Music TORONTO Music TORONTO presents its 34th season: established, reliable - and always exciting.Join our knowledgeable, attentive audience for great chamber music and piano recitals in a good small concert hall, downtown. Our renowned string quartet series includes quartets from Canada (the St. Lawrence & Penderecki), the US {the Miro) and Europe (the Takacs), and introduces the New Zealand. Our perennial favourite Tokyo Quartet presents 3 evenings of Mozart's chamber music. Toronto's foremost piano recital series opens with Canada's Lucille Chung. Markus Groh and Nikolai Lugansky return. Piotr Anderszewski makes his Toronto debut and the truly unusual Cyprien Katsaris returns for his 4th recital. The Gryphon Trio and the Music Toronto Chamber Society, our Ensembles-in-Residence, explore repertoire familiar and new for piano and strings. The Discovery series - tickets just - features soprano Shannon Mercer, the piano duo of Maneli Pirzadeh and Daniel Moran, and Quebec's Trio Fibonacci. We have innovative (& cheap) prices for younger people: students any age ; accompanying adult 1/2 price; between 18 & 35 - pay your age (that's 20-42% oft). Jennifer Taylor, general manager Suite 1110, 8 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1B5 416-214-1660 Box Office: 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 MusICANOIR (formerly ENSEMBLE Norn) Founded in 1999, Musicanoir(formerly Ensemble NoilJ strives to promote cultural and artistic diversity in contemporary classical music. Our artistic vision encompasses new music from a broad range of cultures with an emphasis on composers from Africa and its Diaspora. Through concerts, educational activities, residencies and recording projects, Musicanoir explores the landscape where the cultures of the world merge with contemporary music. The 2005/06 season sees the organization take on a new name- Musicanoir -and embark on several multimedia projects that blend live music with film and multidisciplinary work. The highlight of this is a new work, Orange Clouds in collaboration with filmmaker John Greyson. Musicanoiralso makes its New York City debut in January 2006. Bongani Ndodana-Breen, artistic director John O'Keefe, board president 185 Carlton Street, Toronto ON M5A 2K7 416-923-9400 N NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE The Gemini-nominated Nathaniel Dett Chorale, specializing in Afrocentric choral music, is comprised of classically trained, multi-faceted vocalists whose work stretches beyond the traditional expectations of a classical chamber choir, and challenges us to broaden our vision of Afrocentric choral music to include all styles and genres of music, from classical to jazz, folk, blues and popular music as appropriate to the traditions of the African Diaspora. International appearances: Polyfollia, France, 2004; National Association of Negro Musicians Conference, USA, 2004. The Chorale will tour Massachusetts in February 2006. CD recordings include: Listen to the Lambs, an historic first recording of the choral works of renowned African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett, and An Indigo Christmas. Films: Carry Me Home: The Story & Music of The Nathaniel Deft Chorale - winner of the 2003 Canada Award (Gemini Awards); An Indigo Christmas, a live concert film to be broadcast on Vision TV. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, founder/artistic director Alexa White-Hawley, general manager 40 Baycrest Avenue, Toronto ON M6M !Al 416-340-7000 NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART New Adventures in Sound Art produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto annual productions are the SOUNDplay festiva1, the Deep Wireless festival, and Sound Travels. As well as performances and installations, each event includes workshops, SOUNDwalks, lectures and/or artist talks that teach a new perception of sound and offer the opportunity to educate artists and audiences locally and abroad. SOUNDplay, in the fall of each year, showcases larger scale works or themes that include more than one media. SOUNDplay_ 2005 has a particular focus on video and sound art (September 16 - October 16, 2005). Deep Wireless is a month-long celebration of radio art in May everyyear that includes performances, a radio art compilation CD, the Radio Without Boundaries conference and getting radio art on the air! Sound Travels is a Toronto Island summer event that takes the concert out of the hall and places it within the natural beauty of Toronto Island and St. Andrew bythe- Lake church with outdoor and indoor performances. Darren Copeland, artistic director Nadene Theriault-Copeland, managing director 401 Richmond Street W. #358 Toronto ON M5V 3A8 416-910-7231; 905-454-5714,, NEw Music CONCERTS NMC's mandate is to bring the world's best contemporary musical art forms to Toronto. Internationally renowned composers come to work with local musicians, and spread the word of our excellence abroad. NMC's 35th anniversary season opens with Vancouver's Turning Point Ensemble on Sept.18 with a tribute to composer Barbara Pentland. Clarinetist and composer Jiirg Widmann presents a recital of his dynamic compositions on Oct. 16. Pianist Louise Bessette honours the centenary of composer Giacinta Scelsi on Nov. 12. The cast of the Bayreuth Youth Festival presents a dramatisation of the Icelandic Saga of Grettir in two performances on Jan. 8. Newly commissioned ensemble works by Canadian composers will be premiered on Feb. 26, followed by an evening of new Baltic music curated by Lithuanian composer Raminta Serksnyte on Apr. 30. A May 27-28 weekend honouring the eminent 97-year old Elliott Carter explores his recent chamber music in the composer's presence. The season concludes on June 9 with the powerful instrumental music oflannis Xenakis, NM C's contribution to the soundaXis festival of music and architecture. Robert Aitken, artistic director David Olds, general manager 15 7 Carlton Street, Suite 203, Toronto ON M5A 2K3 416-961-9594 NORTH 44° ENSEMBLE North 44° Ensemble is a 22 member auditioned vocal group dedicated to excellence and eclecticism in choral music. Under the artistic directorship of Geoffrey Butler and accompanist/assistant conductor, Jenny Crober, North 44° aims to offer a diverse and distinctive musi- 814 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2005-2006 cal reyerto!re ::- .I!~;jr·.. _· and lli,t Mll educate mmh ~ . , .• s . ,·. 1 ~~· i · both the mem- ,:;6B~ 1 • '- ) 1• . hers of the en- ~ - -~, ·~.. ' ·: . bl . I • I I • ~ sem e and the . -;. 1 .~ ·x·· community in , , ( ·"'~ . . · ~' "ll ·'· . which they per- i.. .

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