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Volume 11 Issue 3 - November 2005

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETCETERA

ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETCETERA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 65 Lecture by a member of the CDC Volunteer Speakers Bureau, with audio and video excerpts. Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. East.416-847-0090,info@coc.ca. Admission is free, but registration is required. *November 28 8:00: Toronto Wagner Society. Professor Jean-Jacques Nattiez discusses a rare video of a Wieland Wagner production of Tnsta11 Ufld Isolde. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. www.richard wagner. tripod.com Members free, non-members by donation. * December 5 8:00: Toronto Wagner So· ciety.Conversation with heldentenor Alan Woodrow, about performing the role of Siegfried. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. www.richard wagner.tripod.com Members free, non-membe rs by donation. MASTER CLASSES *November 4 10am: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Flute solo master class with Carolyn Christie. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *November 4 2pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Flute excerpts master class with Carolyn Christie. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *November 7 10am & 2pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Percussion master class with Michael Skinner. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *November 10 6pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Chamber music mas· ter class with Desmond Hoebig. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* • November 11 1 Dam: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Cello master class with Desmond Hoebig. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* * November 1110am: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Trumpet solo master class with Michael Sachs. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* * November 11 1 Oam-12 noon & 2pm· 4pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Piano master class with John Perry. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Plea se call to confirm* *November 11 2pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Trumpet excerpts master class with Michael Sachs. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* * November 11 2pm: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Master class with Karen Plato, jazz vocal & Bill Coon, guitar. Room 130, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. What has 11 heads and sings? Music for Young Children® (MYC®) classes motivate and empower parents and children, nurturing family bonds and delivering valuable and thoroughly enjoyable co-learning experiences. Since 1980, MYC has remained one of the world's leading music-learning systems-the only child-centered program to integrate keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, singing, ear training, sight-reading, music theory and composition. MYC helps enhance children's social development and learning skills, improve memory and expressiveness, and bolster confidence and self-esteem. If you're considering music education for your child, take a look at MYC - the music-learning system of choice for more than 24,000 students throughout North America, Asia and New Zealand. The high note in musicle.:iming"' To learn more, contact your local MYC teacher: Kimberly Crawford, BA, MBA, Certified MYC° Coordinator k.crawford @myc.com Tel/Fax: 905.780.6482 --- -- .-.ye. c . wt - - *November 11 2:30: York University Dept. of Music. Jazz guitar master class with Lorne Lofsky. Mclaughlin Performance Hall, 4 700 Keele St. 416-736-5186. Free. *November 12 9:30am-12 noon & 1 :00- 3:00: CAMMAC. Master class in piano accompaniment with pianist Gergely Szokolay. Auditors welcome. Registration deadline November 5, 2005.57 York Road. To register or for info: 416-386-0258, marion@wilk.tv (members), (non-members). *November 25 1 Dam: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School.Bass master class with Hans Roelofsen & Silvio Dalla Torre. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *November 25 1 Oam-12 noon & 2pm· 4pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School.Piano master class with Marilyn Engle. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *December 2 1 Dam: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Voice master class with Marshall Pynkoski. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *December 2 1 Dam: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School.Solo bass trombone master class with Randall Hawes. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *December 2 2pm: RCM Glenn Gould Professional School. Bass trombone excerpts master class with Randall Hawes. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free. *Please call to confirm* *December 7 7:30: University of Turon· to Faculty of Music. Master class on operatic repertoire with baritone Russell Braun. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978- 3744. Free. WORKSHOPS *November 2 2:00: Holocaust Centre of Toronto. JS° Annual Holocaust Education Week: Songs of the Vilna Ghetto. Workshop with Mitch Smolkin, exploring the music and poetry in and about the Vilna Ghetto. Included will be the works of Hersh Glick, composer of the partisan anthem log Nit Keyn Mal. Exten ­ dicare Bayview, 550 Cummer Ave. 416-226- 1331. *November 5 2:00: Long & McOuade. /11stmmental clime with the Toroflto Sax Duar tel. Interactive workshop focusing on the most common members of the saxophone family. Bring your instrument. 933 Bloor St. West. 416-588-7886. Free. *November 61:30: Toronto Early Music Performers Organization. Workshop led by Katherine Hill, viol. All instruments welcome. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 416-778-7777. , members free. *November 121:00-3:00: Toronto Early Music Centre. Pastime with Good Company Viola da Gamba Workshop. Coached gamba consorts with Brent Wissick, Alice Robbins and David Morris. Participants or auditors welcome. Also available is a "Novice Class" for those who are interested in beginning the viol (instrument supplied). 10 Cardinal Place. 416-760-861 Dor bm120@columbia.edu (TEMC member), (non-member). *November 12 2:00: Long & McOuade. Melodic lmprov,sation Clinic with jazz saxophonist Don Palmer. Drawing on the style & music of Lee Konitz and Lenny T ristano, Don will discuss how to keep improvisation within the framework of the melody in jazz. Bring your instrument. 933 Bloor St. West. 416- 588-7886. Free. *November 16 7:30: Toronto Shapenote Singing from Sacred Harp. Beginners welcome. St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Ave. 416- 922-7997 or pleasancecrawford@rogers.com *November 18 7:30: Recorder Players' Society.Opportunity for recorder and/or other early instrument players to get together in small, informal groups and play Renaissance & Baroque music. Church of the Trans figuration, 111 Manor Rd. East. 416-224-5830. *November 19 2:00: Long & McOuade. Cam11/e Churchf,eld, flute. Workshop on such subjects as production and sound, and how to approach them. Bring your flute. 933 Bloor St. West. 416-588- 7886. Free. *November 19 3:30-5:30: Toronto Eng· lish Country Dancers. Harmofly Made S,m pie. Music workshop led by Stephen Fuller. Learn to play simple harmony lines from lead sheets. Sheet music provided. Private venue at Pape and Danforth. Please phone ahead to reserve a place. 416- 762-0598, www.torontoenglishdance.ca . *November 20 2:00: CAMMAC. Musical Reading. Eleanor Daley leads a reading of her Te Deum and Rutter's Mass for the Children (vo ice and piano). Elliott Hall, Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-421-0779. (non-members). *November 261:00: Long & McOuade. Colin Traquair, trombone Clinic aimed at improving brass practising and performing while maintaining ideal sound and production. Bring your brass instrument. 933 Bloor St. West. 416-588- 7886. Free. *November 28 7:30: Toronto Early Mu· sic Centre. Vocal Circle Recreational reading of early choral music. Ability to read music desirable but not essential. 12 Millbrook Cres. 416-920-5025. Members free, $ 5(non-members). *November 29 8:00: Toronto Folk Sing· ers' Club. An informal group that meets for the purpose of performance & exchange of songs. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-532-0900. *December 3 2:00: Long & McOuade. Chase Sanbom, tmmpet Clinic exploring getting from "A" to Jazz. Bring your instrument. 933 Bloor St. West. 416-588- 7886. Free. *December 4 1:30: Toronto Early Music Performers Organization. Workshop on seasonal music for both Christmas and Hannukah, led by Scott Paterson, recorder. All instruments welcome. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 416-778-7777. , members free. *December 6 6:00: Fiddles & Frets Music Productions. Interactive mandolin work ­ shop with Mike Compton & David Long, followed by 8:30pm concert (see daily concert listings). T ranzac Club, 292 Brunswick. 416 264-2235. (workshop only), $ 5D(workshop & concert). Back to Ad Index WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM N OVEM BE R l · D ECEMBER 72005

MUSICAL LIFE Our Summer Choral Workshop in France by Verity and Peter Hobbs In e.arly 2005, Tafelmusik Choir's !vars Taurins received a phone call asking 1fhe would consider leading an I I-day Baroque choral workshop in southern France in July. It took him about 20 seconds to say "Yes!" The phone call came from Catlin MacRae, a chorister with Vancouver's self-directed vocal ensemble musica intima. Five years ago, Caitlin and Marianne deKleer purchased a farmhouse in St. Privat du Dragon, a town of 40 people in the Auvergne. Last year they formed French Farmhouse Holidays, and set about organizing summer c~oral workshops. The format was 212 hour rehearsals each morning, w1~h af~ernoons free - plus four excursions to nearby sights, and some swimming. We, and another Toronto couple, were attracted by an ad in WholeNote Magazine. Based upon what we saw on the Website (www.frenchfarmhouse.ca) we signed up immediately. By June, it was clear that Taurins would be conducting a group of IO choristers, half of whom were seasoned amateurs and the other half accomplished professional singers. Four of the pros were regular members of musica intima; the fifth had done fill-in work with the group. The amateurs consisted of the two Toronto couples and a French alto from the Auvergne Regional Choir. On July 19, the Toronto contingent arrived by train from Paris, and we met over dinner on the patio, overlooking a hilly, gorgeous bucolic scene. It was a good start: everyone seemed congenial. We were by far the oldest of the gang, but the others pretended not to notice. Rehearsals began the next morning in St. Privat's tiny but acoustically-perfect stone church. !vars had chosen works by Bach, Blow, Charpentier, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell and Scarlatti. Participants had recei~ed scores and a CD of the repertoire, so we could bone up ahead oft1~e. From the beginning, it was obvious that the presence of professionals allowed us to proceed with confidence, without the need to focus primarily on learning notes. !vars was able, instead, to concen- ;~---::._al1 . ...=,-.;,t St Privat du Dragon lvtARJORIE SPARKS VOICE STUDIO t-lA'RJORIE SPARKS, SOPRANO '8.t-lUS. 13. EV. CLASSICAL rECHNIQUf.' PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS AT ALL LEVELS INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNIV ERSITY AU DITIONS RCM EXAMS, COMPETITIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES. FREQUENT STUDIO RECITALS. Studio Locations: 19 Ravine Park Cr. , Scarborough 175 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto Tel: 4 16-282-7460 E-mail : mheitshu@sympatico.ca ' trate on the finer points of baroque intonation and interpretation. The pros were wonderfully supportive to the rest of us. As a conductor, Taurins is very energetic and physical. He has a terri fie sense of hu- \:;,;.. mour and (Fop) Caitlin, Marianne, Verity; (Mid-R) Peter; (Low-R) !vars knack of finding expressive ways of getting a point across. ("More tweeter, less woofer!" " We may live in a quarter-note world, but not in this piece.") We gained confidence and had fun. Within a few days we had bonded into a congenial social group. Fuelled by good food prepared by "the girls", and endless amounts of bee~ and wine, our lunches and dinners got longer and si llier, and the stones and jokes kept us laughing for hours. Our French chorister had au. ofus attempting to speak French, and she kept on bringing more aperitifs each day. The four excursions together also helped the group to gel. Somehow, we turned into a sort of fam ily, helping to prepare meals - especially Chef !vars - and clear up afterwards. Our concert on the last day was threatened by severe thunderstorms and power outages. Marianne's husband, Michael, put candles all over the church and we kept our fingers crossed. During the concert the church went black only when our musica intima colleagues were to perform a devilish piece by Gesualdo, but Caitlin kept talking to the audience until the lights went back on. The town put on a street party afterwards, and the audience appeared to be impressed by our performance. f The next day we said goodbye to our new friends and returned to Paris. 1 The Toronto contingent agreed it had been a magical and unique experience. T he next choral workshop won't take place until July 2007, as yoga and art will be featured next summer - but it is sure to be marvelous. Dr. Christopher Burton (Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman) announces the opening of THE MUSIC ROOM piano instruction theory, history instruction vocal & instrumental coaching all ages, all levels welcome and accompaniment Conveniently located in Danforth Baptist Church 60 Bowden St.,Toronto, Ontario (adjacent to Chester Subway) Call (416) 570-6524 or visit us at www.angelfire.com/music6/musicroom N O VEMB ER 1 - D ECEMBER 7 2005 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE. COM 67 Back to Ad Index

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