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Volume 11 Issue 4 - December 2005

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... CONCERTS Toronto & nearby York Road United Church. See Dec. 2. - 8:00: Living Arts Centre. Bowser & Blue. Music-comedy duo in concert. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. +. - 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Noiil. Works by Handel. Charpentier, Rutter & Vaughan Williams. Andrea Grant, accompanist; David Ambrose, conductor. Royal Bank Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. , (sr/st), (12 & under). - 8:00: Pax Christi Chorale. A Frosty Christmas Eve. Music by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Finzi & premiere Missa Pax Christi by Holman. Michael Donovan, baritone; Merry­ Anne Hutton, soprano; Erica Goodman, harp; Stephanie Martin, artistic director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., 416- 494-7889. , (sr/st), (under 12). - 8:00: Peter McCutcheon. Wonderland: A Fairytale Evening of Holiday Favourites. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-205- 5555. . - 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Great Artist Series: Piano Mastery. Works by Bach, Mozart. Liszt & Mussorgsky. Li Wang, piano. RCM Concert Hall. 90 Croatia St. 416- 408-2824 ex 321. , (sr/st). - 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Christmas Treats. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Pentland: Holiday Suite; Manfredini: Christmas Concerto. Etsuko Kimura, Leonid Peisahov, Konstantin Popovic, Aleksandar Gajic, violin; Giuseppe Lanzetta, guest conductor. Walmer Centre, 188 Lowther Ave. 416-499-0403. , (sr), (st/ch). - 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. English Baroque: The Thames Revisited. T rinity-St.Paul's Centre. See Dec 1. - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Strauss & Brahms. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 1. - 8:00: Voices. Appear & Inspire: The Spirit of Christmas. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia & other works. P. John H. Stephenson, accompanist; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, artistic director. Newman Centre, 89 St. George St. 416-858- 8899. , (sr/st). - 8:30: Trane Studio. A Tribute to the Music of Duke Ellington. York Jazz Ensemble; Beverly Taft, vocals. 964 Bathurst St. 416- 913-8197. or (show & dinner). - 9: 10: Odd Socks. Saturday Night Swing. GTA Swing Band. Guest vocalists. 8pm lesson prior. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. 416-537 -3337. , (with lesson). Sunday December 04 - 11 :OOam & 2:00: Solar Stage Children's Theatre. Holidays of the Global Village. Music by Chris McKhool from Canada's multicultural mosaic for ages 5 to 8. 4950 Yonge St. 416-368-8031. . - 1 :OD: RCM Guitar Ensmbles. Guitar Concert. William Beauvais, guitar. Royal St. George's Chapel, 120 Howland Ave. 416- 408-2824 ex321. Free. - 1 :30: CAMMAC/McMichael Art Gallery. Sunday Concert Series. Edith Gardiner, vocalist & guests. 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. Admission with gallery price: , (sr/st), (family). - 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. laughing Musically: Greeting Winter "Off Centre" Style. Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Peter Tiefenbach, Inna Perkis, Boris Zarankin, pianos; Joel Quarrington, double bass. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. , (sr/st). - 2:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. love, Come Carolling: A Christmas Celebration. Favourite Christmas carols, carol-singing. David Fallis, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-690-4681. -, -(sr/stl. - 2:00: Toronto Parks & Recreation Sunday Concert Series. Harvey Siegel Band. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7398. Free. - 2:00: Toronto Philharmonia. The Gift of Music. Music by Bach & other seasonal favourites; traditional carols. Guests: Holy Trinity Choir; Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir; Kerry Stratton, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. -, .50-(sr). ~ w~.aldebmghco,oe«loomg • • ~ Q:Cbrtstmas Jlartp Seasonal songs, followed by excerpts from Benjamin Britten's operetta, Paul Bunyan with its spirited Christmas Party! with Carla Huhtanen soprano Colin Ainsworth tenor Stephen Erickson tenor Tyler Duncan baritone Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata pianos Celebrating the Art of Song SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2:30 PM - WALTER HALL Tickets: /student rush Call (416) 735-7982 - 2:00: Toronto Symphony Youth Or· chestra. Winter Concert. Dvorak: Symphony #7; Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain; excerpts from Khatchaturian: Concerto lor Flute & Orchestra. Teddy Brescacin, flute; Alain Trudel, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen's Park. 416-593-7769 ex. 372. , (sr/st), O(members soundcheck program). - 2:30 & 7:30: Scarborough Bel Canto Choir. Christmas with Be/Canto. Oratorio selections, carols & seasonal music. Guests: Salvation Army Brass Ensemble. St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church, 56 Lawson Rd. 416- 757-9590. . - 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. A Christmas Party. German, English and American songs from Advent and Christmas; Britten: Paul Bunyan (excerpts). Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, Stephen Erickson, tenors; Tyler Duncan, baritone. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-735-7982. . - 2:30: Opera in Concert. Samson et Dalila. By Saint-Saens. Gabrielle Prata; Keith Klassen; Luc Lalonde; Nathalie Doucet-Lalkens, piano/music director; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. - 3:00: Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir & Brass. Deck the Halls. Community carol sing-along and seasonal favourites. Trinity Presbyterian Church Senior Choir; brass quartet, organ & piano; Lenard Whiting, director. 2737 Bayview Ave. 416-447-5136. Donation to Toronto food banks. - 3:00: Alchemy. An Hour of Chamber Music. Telemann, Dvorak, Dring & Bach. Henneke Cats, flute; Chris Sewerin, oboe; Gail Van Nie, violin; Tricia Balmer, cello; Marcia Beach & Men Gee, piano. Valleyview Residence, 541 Finch Ave. W. 416-398-0555. Free. - 3:00: Alliance for Canadian New Mu· sic Projects. Contemporary Showcase Con· cert and Presentation of Awards. Performers are participants of the Contemporary Showcase Festivals of Toronto and the GTA, performing Canadian works. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-963-5937. , (st/sr/members). free(under 12 & participants). - 3:00: Hart House Singers. In Concert. Music by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Holman, Debussy & others. So Takei, piano; David Arnot-Johnston, conductor. Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-6315. Free. Food bank donations welcome. - 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. A Frosty Christmas Eve. Grace Church on-the-Hill. See Dec. 3. - 3:00: Penthelia Singers. Songs of Mary. Patriquin: Magnificat. Busto: Ave Maria; Palestrina: 0 Magnum Mysterium; Berkeley: Salve Regina. Andrew Tees, baritone; Mary Legge, artistic director. St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-229-0522. , O(sr/st). - 3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. English Baroque: The Thames Revisited. T rinity-St.Paul's Centre. See Dec 1. - 4:00: St. James' Cathedral. Sunday Afternoon Twilight Recitals. Music by Telemann & Ager. Victoria Hathaway, oboe; Andrew Ager, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. - 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass. Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 2pm Laughing Musically: Greeting Winter "Off Centre" style Could there be a better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a prim a comedian and a good dose of musical cheer? Featuring soprano Mary Lou Fallis, pianists Peter Tiefenbach, Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, and double bassist Joel Quarrington. Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 2pm GERMAN SALON: Musicists and Physicists (A Tribute to Albert Einstein) "If I were not a physicist," said the famous Einstein, "I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. It is my violin that brings me the greatest joy in life." Featuring violinist Michail Gantvarg, baritone Jason Nedecky, and pianists Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, bringing to life the music of some of Einstein's favourite composers: Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. Come and enjoy the intimacy of a 19th Century Salon with our "special blend" of music, poetry and pastry. 38 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM D ECE M BE R 1 2005 - F EB RUA RY 7 2006

1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free; donations welcome. - 7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Our Annual Christmas Concert. ABC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . - 7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Carols United. Singalong of old favourites and carols from around the world with the Metropolitan Silver Band & organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Admission: donations accepted to benefit the Metropolitan's Community Services program. - 7:00: St. Paul's Long Branch United Church. A Celtic Christmas Celebration. Moira Nelson, harp/vocals; Elena Jubinville, cello/vocals; Jim Thomson, piper; Gin Lane, celtic band; Irish & Scottish dancers. The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Dr. 416· 259-6541. . - 7:30: Bloor Street Gospel Chorus. Sing Noel' A Holiday Celebration of Song. Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416-536- 3076. , (sr/st). ~ ~b~c:: - 7:30: Caliban Quart et of Bassoonists. Great Holiday Mega-launch. Launch of cd Caliban Does Christmas. Guests: I Furiosi; Musica Franca; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon; Deborah Quigley & Martin Gould; Mary Lou Fallis & other performers. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W. 416-461-3471. . - 7:30: Flying Cloud Folk Club. The Boyz from Borealis. Grit Laskin, Ken Whiteley, Bill Garrett, Paul Mills. T ranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-410-3655. , . - 7:30: Leaside United Church. lessons & Carols. Music by Palestrina, Vaughan Williams, Ewer, Rutter, Sirett & Eisele. Guests: C Flats Jazz Band; Choirs of St. Cuthbert's Anglican, St. Augustine of Canterbury & Junior and Chancel Choirs of Leaside United Churches. 822 Millwood Rd . 416-425-1253. Offering in support of Out of the Cold. - 7:30: Peel Choral Society. The Christmas Concert. Grace United Church, 156 Main St. N., Brampton. 416-961-6444. , (sr/st), (5-1 Oyrs), free(under 41. - 7:30: Taalworks. An Evening of Rhythm & Dance from North India. Vineet Vyas, tabla; Bageshree Vaze, Kathak dance. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. 416- 973-4000. (advance), (door), O(st/ ch). - 8:00: Arabesque. laya/i Arabesque. Tradi - D EC EMBER 1 2005 - F EBR UARY 7 2006 tional acoustic Arabic music. Suleiman Warwar, lead dumbek; Bassam Bishara, vocals/ naye/oude; Sebastian Gatto, katim; George Barbas, dhoholla. Gypsy Co-Op, 815 Queen St. W. 416-920-5593. . - 8:00: Church of St. Martin-in-the­ Fields. Annual Advent Carol Service. St. Martin's Choir; Jack Hattey, director; Elisa Mangina, asst. director. 151 Glenlake Ave. 416- 767-7491. Collection for charity. - 8:00: Markham Theatre. Cherish the ladies: A Celtic Christmas. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. , . Monday December 05 - 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World of Music: Japanese Drumming, Game/an, Tabla & Vocal Ensembles. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978- 3744. Free. - 7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region. Joy of Christmas. With handbell ensemble Quintessence; Konrad Harley, organ; Adele Kozak, soprano; Lee Jameson, baritone; Robert Richardson, conductor. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 140 Brooke St., Thornhill. 905- 731 - 8318. Freewill offering/donation to Richmond Hill Food Bank. - 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Series: The Gryphon Trio. Mozart: Piano Trio in E K.542; Shostakovich: Piano Trio #2 in e Op.67; Faure: Piano Quartet Op.15 inc. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ,$11. - 7:30: Walmer Road Baptist Church. Caro/fest. Christmas music. Toronto Children's Concert Choir. 188 Lowther Ave. 416- 924-1121.Free. - 8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society. Wurlitzer Pops at Casa Loma. Dave Wickerham, organ. 1 Austin Terrace. 416-499-6262. . Tuesday December 06 - 12: 1 Opm: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class: Songs of the Season. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. - 12:15pm: All Saints' Kingsway. Midweek Organ Recitals. Clement Carelse, organ. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125 ex 0. Free. - 1 :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music at Midday. Works by Bach & Franck. Andrew Ager, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. - 7:30: University of Toronto Facu lty of Music/Guitar Society of Toronto. U of T Guitar Ensemble. Music by Haydn, Grieg & Brouwer. Guests: Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo; Noori-Valencia Duo; Jeffrey McFadden, baton. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen's Park Gres. 416-922-8002. Free. - 8:00: Koffler Salon Series Concerts. Koffler Celebrates Channukah. Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir & Sisters of Sheynville. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 416-636- 1880. . - 8:00: On Stage. East Meets East. Cape Breton Scottish Gaelic tunes and Punjabi folk songs in ancient and modern contexts with guitar, tabla, and harmoniums. Mary Jane Lamond, Kiran Ahluwalia, Shahid Ali Khan & other performers. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5555. . - 8:00: Smile Theatre. Through the Gable Window. Writings of L.M. Montgomery; music by Hank Stinson & Dean Burry. Catherine O'Brien & Kevin Etherington, performers. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JGC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-599-8440. . - 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. English Baroque: The Thames Revisited. Music by Handel, Purcell, Boyce, & Avison. Richard Egarr, organ/director. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111 . - . - 8:00: Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Music of the Thad Jones/Mel lewis Orchestra. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-899-5299. , (sr/st). - 8:30: Flying Cloud/Fiddles & Frets. Mike Compton & David long. Mandolin duo concert following workshop. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-41 0-3655. , , (w/workshop). Wednesday December 07 - 12:30: Coalition for Music Education in Canada/City of Toronto. Annual Christmas Tuba Festival. Traditional carols and songs. Gillian Mac Kay, Dale Krake, conductors. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-222-8282 ex 2174. Free. - 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. David Phillips, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. - 7:30: Etobicoke School of the Arts. Festive Celebration Concert. 675 Royal York T hu rsda y, December 8, 2005, 8:00 p. m . 1 {3)£/ 11, p;:;;n1ne6 Victori a College Chapel 91 Charles St. W. WWW. TH EWHO LENOTE.COM 41 6-760-86 10 Rd. 416-394-6910. , O(sr/st). - 7:30: Toronto Choral Societ y. Christmas Music from Hispanic America. Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra; Misa Criolla. Guests: Cassava. Geoffrey Butler, artistic director. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416- 410-3509. . - 8:00: Heritage Theatre. Christopher Cross in Concert. 86 Main St. N., Brampton. 905-874-2800. .75, .75(sr/st ), (eyeGo). - 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choi r. Festival of Carols. With the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Brass; Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir; Matt Dusk, vocalist. Noel Edison, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422 ex21. - , -$ 59(sr/st). - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sibelius & Bruckner. Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Bruckner: Symphony #2. Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -$115. - 8:00: York Mills Student Stage Productions. Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. York Mills Collegiate Institute, 490 York Mills Rd. 416-395-3340 ex 20145. , . For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Jane Siberry in Concert. 2261 Dundas St. W.416-531-6604. .50, (adv). Thursday December 08 )111sic TORONTO - 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts; Devienne: Sonata for Bassoon and Keyboard Op.24 #3; Saint­ Saiins: Sonata for Oboe and Piano Op.166; Poulenc: Trio pour piano, hautbois et basson. James Parker, piano; Cynthia Steljes, oboe; Michael Sweeney, bassoon. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. - 2:00: Northern District Library. Piano Recital. Beethoven: Sonata Op. 109; Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Crawley: Formations. Ben Smith, piano. 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. CONCERTS ... Toronto & nearby j 39

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