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Volume 11 Issue 2 - October 2005

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  • Toronto
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at St. Paul's Basilica,

at St. Paul's Basilica, on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. Our spring concert, The Four Elements on June 4, will feature an environmental perspective in many contemporary works of Earth Air, Fire and Water. A commissioned work by David Stone will highlight this spectacular extravaganza. A spring tour to Montreal and appearances at community events will complete our performance year. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rosedale Presbyterian Church. Mary Legge, artistic director PERIMETER INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS ThePerimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a research centre of the highest international standing based in Waterloo, Ontario. Complementing its twin mandates of research and educational outreach, Perimeter Institute presents Event Horizons, an ambitious agenda of top quality musical and cultural events. Performances, talks and exhibitions capitalize on the intimacy of the Mike Lazaridis Theatre ofldeas, the innovative possibilities of the four-storey atrium and the casual atmosphere of the roof-top Black Hole Bistro. Past and upcoming guest artists include the Kronos Quartet, pianist Emanuel Ax, photographer Edward Burtynsky, Bang on a Can All­ Stars, the Emerson String Quartet, violinist James Ehn es, musician Brian Eno, theJuilliard String Quartet, Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards, and the Beaux Arts Trio, among others. Audience members are invited to engage in the experience fully by mingling with artists and scientists at post-performance events. Visit for complete Event Horizons listings. Sunny Tsang, event marketing manager 31 Caroline St. North, Waterloo ON N2L 2Y5 519-569-7600, ext. 5041 PETER McCuTCHEON IN CONCERT Peter Mccutcheon began his musical career as the protege of internationally acclaimed r tenor Ben Heppner and studied with renowned Canadian tenor Mark Dubois. Cast as Jinx by Stuart Ross in the original Toronto production of Forever Plaid, McCutcheon won critical acclaim onstage and played the role a total of976 times. He went on to play Raoul in the Phantom of the Opera, Toronto; John Raid Jr. in the world premiere production Jane Eyre, Toronto; and Charlie Dalrymple in Biigadoon, New York. In 2005-2006, Peter will join Toronto Operetta Theatre for two performances: A Savoyard Madness (November, 2005) and Kismet (April, 2006). Peter is currently producing the third season of his own concert series, as artistic director of 215 Perth Productions. The Peter McCutcheon 2005/2006 Concert Series offers a wide diversity of music, with four concerts at the CBC's renowned Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, and an exclusive Robert Burns event at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. Peter has produced and recorded two CD's: Grace (2003) and Land of My Heart(2005). Peter McCutcheon, tenor 215 Perth Productions (416) 260-9500 perthproductions R RENAISSANCE SINGERS The Renaissance Singers are a chamber choir dedicated to the performance of great choral works of all periods and styles, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The music of England is one of the choir's specialties, and the choir has completed four concert tours of England, including performances in the prestigious Three Choirs Festivalin Gloucester. True to their Canadian roots, the Singers' repertoire includes commissioned music of Canadian composers, including the renowned Imant Raminsh. Conducted by Richard Cunningham, The Renaissance Singers have performed with the Kitchener/Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and have been guest artists with the Guelph Concert Band, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra and the Brantford Music Club. They have twice performed at the Guelph Spring Festival and twice at the George Weston Recital Hall in the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. They give annual complimentary Christmas concerts for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and several local retirement homes. The Renaissance Singers have four CDs to their credit, the latest an acclaimed recording of carols from fourteen different countries, entitled Christmas Around The World. Richard Cunningham, conductor Katherine Lees, contact person: RIVERDALE YouTH SINGERS Founded in 1999, the Riverdale Youth Singers (RYS) consists of two choir divisions: the Riverdale Young Singers (choristers ages 7-9 years) and the Riverdale Youth Singers (choristers ages 10 and up). The RYS seeks to develop the unique talents of each choir member and is committed to making the experience of learning and performing a fine choral repertoire accessible to interested children/youth from all racial, cultural, economic and musical backgrounds. Our Annual Winter Concertwili be held Monday December 12, 2005 at 7:30 pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 415 Broadview Avenue. The RYS invites you to an evening offables. fairytales, and winter sounds, all in collaboration with actors from our community. The venue is wheel-chair accessible. All our concerts are free. Membership in the RYS is open to any student age 9 and up. A simple audition is required. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 4:30- 5:15 pm for the Young Singers and from 6:30 - 8:15 pm for the Youth Singers in the auditorium of St. John's Presbyterian Church, 415 Broadview Avenue. Teodora Georgieva and Alkiviadis Leontarakis, conductors Edward Moroney, accompanist Laurie Smith, manager 415 Broadview Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 2M9 416-875-1587 Wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2005-2006 817 • . ROY THOMSON HALL AND MASSEY HALL Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall present the 2005- 2006 season, a diverse showcase of the best in classical, jazz, pop, world music & dance and comedy. The 2005-2006 International Vocal Recital Series features mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli, tenor Ian Bostridge, soprano Measha Brueggergosman and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The Virtuoso Performances Series returns with pianist Yundi Li, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. Also performing is the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Riccardo Muti conducting. Highlights in world music & dance include Yamato - The Drummers of Japan, Ballet Flamenco Jose Poree!, Portuguese [ado singer Mariza, and godfather of Indian music, Ravi Shankar 's. Festival oflndia JI Jazz highlights include The Blind Boys of Alabama, Buddy Guy, Ornette Coleman, and The Toronto Blues Society's 19th Annual Women's Blues Revue. Annual traditions continue with the RBC Seniors'jubilee, the Massed Milita1y Band Spectacular, and New Year's staples Salute To Vienna and Massey Hall's New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza. The holidays are celebrated with John McDermott, Canadian Brass, Dianne Reeves, Tafelmusik's Sing­ Along Messiah and the Toronto Children's Chorus. 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON M5J 2H5 416-593-4822, ext. 207 Tara Joyce, marketing & new media associate ROYAL CANADIAN COLLEGE OF ORGANISTS, TORONTO CENTRE Founded in 1909 as the Canadian Guild of Organists, The RCCO is Canada's oldest musicians' association. Today, the RCCO is a nationwide interdenominational community of professional and amateur organists, church musicians, choral conductors, and others sharing an interest in the organ and church music. Examinations are held annually and RCCO festivals offer opportunities to hear and meet world-class recitalists and clinicians. The RCCO works across Canada in support of fine church music and organ playing. For all who care about these arts, regardless of background, skill level or religious affiliation, the college has a place. The Toronto Centre maintains an active program. The October event is a Halloween recital Friday, October 28 at lOpm, at Metropolitan United Church, Queen and Church Streets. University of Toronto Faculty of Music organ students will play a variety of scary music! The Centre has published Organs in Toronto -a wonderful book of pictures and descriptions of many of the pipe organs in Toronto. Check the up-to-date website for details on the 2005-06 program and for membership information. Norma Brubacher, Toronto Centre president: 905-832-1600 David Rosevear, membership secretary: 905-773-4024 -chubb/rcco CONTI NUED ON PAGE 818

ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF Music COMMUNITY SCHOOL The RCM Community School is the largest communitybased music school in North America. Designed for people of all ages and levels of ability, it is recognized for its outstanding private lesson teaching, group classes and commitment to lifelong learning. The high quality instruction offered by The RCM Community School represents a constantly evolving selection of musical traditions, including early music, classical, popular, folk, jazz, and world music. With a faculty of over 270 professional music educators, The RCM Community School offers something for everyone: classes for pregnant moms, classes, choirs and ensembles for children, classes in music theory, history and appreciation, music technology, DJ techniques, rock band jam class, electric and acoustic guitar, world music and internationally recognized certification courses in teacher training. In addition to offering classes and lessons, The Royal Conservatory of Music Community School presents the Community Concert Series featuring award-winning and internationally celebrated musicians. Artists featured in the 2005/ 2006 season include: Loretto Reid, Genticorum, Shalom Bard, Jonathan Tortolano, Laila Biali, Rick Scott & Harry Wong, Seamus Blake . Jeff Melanson, dean Jessica Lovett, marketing manager 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON M5S 1W2 90 Croatia St. Toronto ON M6H 1K9 (interim location) 416-408-2824 ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC GLENN GOULD SCHOOL The Glenn Gould School is an internationally recognized centre for professional training in music performance. Courses are offered at the post-secondary and post-bachelor levels for piano, voice, and all orchestral instruments. Each year, Glenn Gould School students, faculty, and special guests perform in a variety of settings and venues, including orchestra, chamber groups, opera ensemble, and solo recitals. In addition, the school offers over 100 master classes every year, always free and open to the public, with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Kim Kashkashian, William Preucil, Regina Resnik, James Markey, and more. The 2005-2006 Royal Conservatory Orchestra concert season features performances ofBrahms 4, Mahler 5, Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel, Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine and more with conductors Bernhard Gueller, Richard Bradshaw, Simon Streatfeild, and Alain Trudel; the Great Artist Series features Judy Loman and Joaquin Valdepeiias. The Opera Ensemble presents Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. For more information on our professional training program or our upcoming concerts - including a complete listing of free concerts and events - please visit Rennie Regehr, dean, artistic director Cathy Blewett, managing director Sarah Cowan, student services manager Josh Grossman, performance manager 416-408-2824 s SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY Celebrating traditional sacred music, the Sacred Music Society (SMS) comprises two large choirs, one chamber choir and a professional symphony. What makes the organization particularly special is its unique commitment to performing great sacred repertoire in the context of unity, friendship and charity. Now beginning its 10th season, the 100-voice SATB, Sacred Music Society Adult Choir performs at many liturgical and concert events in the GIA. The World Youth Day Choir was established to satisfy the need for choral accompaniment during events taking place at World Youth Day 2002. This newly-formed 500-voice SATB youth and young adult choir received international acclaim. The Society's Chamber Choir of about twenty semiprofessional voices performs regularly in the GIA and Southern Ontario, and is especially known for its cutting edge interpretations of Palestrina's masses. This season is the second in our unique after-school program for children. The "Sacred Music Society Sparrows" children's choirs have been established in the communities of Scarborough, Whitby and Oshawa and are open to all school aged children. For more information call the SMS office. 582 Sherbourne St. Toronto ON M4X 1L4 416-515-0767 Toll free: 1-877-692-464 7 ScARAMELLA Intrigued by the unique and subtle timbres inherent to period instrument performance, as well as the excitement and anticipation of performing new or unknown music, Scaramella's fresh and , innovative pro- \ 1 gramming combines old and new elements. Music of times past takes centre stage, serving as inspiration for new works. Under the leadership of violist da gamba Joelle Morton, Scaramella brings together a roster of eclectic, accomplished and artful musicians from Canada and abroad. Scaramella's 2005-2006 inaugural season presents three Thursday evening concerts at Victoria College Chapel on the University of Toronto campus. For the December 8 performance, several of the Hart House viols will be showcased in performance and a selection of works by printmakers from Toronto's Open Studio will be on display. Tickets are available at the door, or a 3- concert season subscription is available through the website. Scaramella's 2005-2006 season includes: Thursday, October 20, 8:00 pm: To Serve the Great King Thursday, December 8, 8:00 pm: Viol n' Femmes Thursday, March 9, 2006, 8:00 p.m: Face from the Past Joelle Morton, artistic director 478 Glenlake Avenue, Toronto ON M6P 1G8 416-760-8610 SCARBOROUGH BEL CANTO CHOIR The Scarborough Bel Canto Choir is a 35 voice community-based SATB choir, founded in 1993. Our mandate is to serve the community, raise money for charity, and promote the performance ofBel Canto style singing, while providing fun and fellowship for the members. An audition, to determine voice range, is required for new members. We perform 2 concerts per year, in the fall and in the 818 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2005-2006 spring. These are scheduled to not interfere with Christmas or Easter celebrations. We also sing for senior citizen residences and perform fund-raising concerts for other organizations. Our repertoire is varied, including folk, movies, swing, spirituals, Broadway, and selections from the masters. We are past Kiwanis Silver Medal winners on two occasions, and have recorded two CD's. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. on Tuesday evenings at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Rd., West Hill. This is also our concert venue. John Watkins, music director Margaret Hawkins, president: 905-831-8887 SHERATON CADWELL GROUP OF Music PROFESSIONALS I SHERATON CADWELL ORCHESTRAS Some of the finest ProAm big bands managed under the Sheraton Cadwell Group of Music Professionals (also known as "Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras") include the Toronto Starlight Orchestra (, the Wyndham Regency Orchestra ( and the Philips Westin Orchestra ( The primary mandate of all affiliated ensembles is to alleviate poverty in less developed communities outside Canada. Net proceeds from performances and CD sales are donated to international agencies such as UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, CARE, Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation ( to support disaster and poverty relief programs. All member artists are volunteers with an average of at least 10 years performing experience, having been auditioned and selected for their high level of artistic flair, technical proficiency and professionalism. Whether it is as a soloist, duet, classical string trio or quartet,jazz quintet, latin combo, big band or ballroom dance orchestra, patrons who have commissioned ensembles under the Sheraton Cadwell Group include highprofile organizations such as the United Way, Bank of America and the City of Toronto. Music directors: Antonio Lopez (Philips Westin Orchestra) Paul Weston (Wyndham Regency Orchestra) Don Beaupre (Toronto Starlight Orchestra) Andrew Chong, facilitator Florence Lee, administrator 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200-286, Toronto ON M5S 1R8 416-712-2555 SHOW ONE PRODUCTIONS INC. Show One Productions Inc., founded by Svetlana Dvoretskaia is a production and promotion company based in Toronto. Reaching out to a wide audience, we bring the best of classical and popular entertainment available in today's international touring scene. We collaborate with organizations such as Columbia Artists Management International and other production companies in Europe and North America. In past seasons, Show One has presented highly acclaimed performances, including Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi

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