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Volume 11 Issue 4 - December 2005

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... CONCERTS Toronto &

... CONCERTS Toronto & nearby - 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic. A Holiday Tradition. Vivaldi: Gloria; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3; Rutter/Wilcox: Christmas carol arrangements; Handel: Hallelujah; choruses from Messiah & other seasonal favourites. Rennie Regehr, guest conductor; East York Choir, Jenny Grober, artistic director. St. Boniface Church, 142 Markham Rd. 416-429-0007. , (sr), (youth). - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Toronto's Best Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 14. Sunday December 18 - 11 :ODam & 2:00pm: Solar Stage Children's Theatre. Bruce the Christmas Moose. 4950 Yonge St. See Dec. 17. - 12:00noon: RCM Celtic Fiddle Ensemhie. Afternoon Concert. 90 Croatia St. 416- 408-2824 ex321. Free. - 1 :DO: Harbourfront Centre. Music with Bite. Cadence, a cappella vocal group. 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. Free. -1:30: CAMMAC/McMichael Art Gallery. Sunday Concert Series. Zack Moss & the Vivace Chamber Players. 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. Admission with gallery price: , (sr/st), (family). - 2:00: Maestro Enterprises. Annual Christmas Celebration. New School Chorale & guest vocalists. Raisa Nakhmanovich, musical director; Daniel Eby, artistic director. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-927-9800. , (sr/st), free(under 10). - 2:00: Massey Hall. Tafelmusik's Sing­ Along Messiah. With Tafelmusik Chamber Choir & Orchestra. Anne Grimm, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Christopheren Nomura, baritone; I vars Taurins, director. 15 Shuter St. Christmas comes anew Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:30pm Our Lady of Sorrows Church 3055 Bloor Street West, Toronto Adults Seniors/Students for tickets call 416.761.7776 416-964-6337. ; (sr/st). - 3:00: Oakville Children's Choir. Christmas Carol Sing: Tales of a Canadian Christmas. Performances by all OCC choirs; Dinah Christie, narrator; Glenda Crawford, music director. St. John's United Church, 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. , all proceeds to Big Brothers. - 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Toronto's Best Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 14 8:00. - 4:00: St. Andrew's Church. lessons & Carols. St. Andrew's Choir; Douglas Bodle, director. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600. Offering. -4:00: St. James' Cathedral. Sunday Afternoon Twilight Recitals. Kristen Theriault, harp; Kirsten Fielding, Natalie Mahon, sopranos. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. - 4:30: All Saints' Kingsway. lessons & Carols. Choir of All Saints' Kingsway. Clement Carelse, director. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233- 1125 exO. Free. - 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Barlow Brass & Drums: Chase Sanborn & Brian O'Kane, trumpets; Russ Little & Terry Promane, trombones; Doug Burrell, tuba & Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Free; donations welcome. - 4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Festival of Nine lessons & Carols. Senior Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church; William Maddox, organ/director of music. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Freewill offering. - 7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Annual Candlelight Service of lessons and Carols. Metropolitan choirs and organ. Metropolitan United Church. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331. Freewill offering. - 7:00: Toronto Swedish Singers. Swedish Christmas Concert. Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 416- 229-4489. , free(l 2 & under). - 7:30: Victoria Scholars Men's Choral Ensemble. Christmas Comes Anew. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761 -7776. , . - 8:00: Arabesque. layali Arabesque. Gypsy Co-Op. See Dec. 4. - 8:00: Music Gallery. Glass Orchestra with The Singing Saw Shadow Show. Gallery fundraiser. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. , (sr/member), $ lO(st). Monday December 19 - 7:30: Arcady. Handel's Messiah. Guests: National Academy Orchestra of Canada; Boris Brott, conductor. St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington. 905- 525- 7664 ex 11. , , . - 7:30: RCM Percussion Ensembles. Music from Around the World. 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 ex321. Free. - 7:30: Sharlene Wallace. Music for a Winter's Eve. Christmas, celtic & classical music. Sharlene Wallace, harp; Sinead Sugrue, soprano; Susan Piltch, flute/piano; Paul Jenkins, keyboards/vocals. Little Trinity Church, 425 King St. E. 416-346-6600. , (sr/st). - 8:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. The Majesty of Christmas. Burges: Angels' Voices; carol sing-along. Guests: Canadian Children's Opera Chorus & Canadian Youth Opera Chorus, Ann Cooper Gay, director; presents The Majesty of Christm~ Monday, December 19, 2005, 8:00 p.m. The Cathedral Church of St. James Richard Bradshaw, Ann Cooper Gay, Guest Conductors Canadian Children's Opera Chorus and Canadian Youth Opera Chorus, Ann Cooper Gay, Director Under the inspired baton of Richard Bradshaw, General Director of the Canad ian Opera Company, we once again join forces w ith the Canad ian Chil dren's Opera Chorus and Youth Chorus for our annual concert in the acoustic splendour of the Cathedra l Church of St. James. The featured work w il l be the prem iere of the brass band and children's choir version of Ca nad ian composer John Su rge's Angels' Voices, a celebrated work inspi red by the poetry of W illi am Blake, Em ily Dicki nson, Ri chard Lovelace and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Join in heart-felt cong regati ona l singing of ma ny cherish ed Ch ri stmas carols. • I "Silver-plated music making all the way" William Little r, The TorontoStar Call the St. Lawrence Centre Box Office at 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 or book on-line at Visit us at toron toa_r~sco i_l O V~r.1AHA Long & McQua::!e Mus1cal lnstuments Deloitte 1P_:J1 Tin• SOCAN Fo 11 111/Mio 11 e: ........1 /11Fo11datio11SOCAN ............................ ............. ........ 48 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE,COM D ECEMBE R 1 2005 - F EBRUA RY 7 2006

Michael Bloss, organ; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-366-7723. , (sr), (st), (10 +). - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Toronto's Best Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 14. Tuesday December 20 - 1 O:OOam & 12:00noon & 2:30pm: Solar Stage Children's Theatre. Cinderella. Adapted by William Martyn. Musical play for ages 3 to 8. 4950 Yonge St. 416-368-8031. this date only. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 12:15pm: All Saints' Kingsway. Midweek Organ Recitals. John Stephenson, organ. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125 ex 0. Free. - 1 :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music at Midday. Michael Bloss, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364- 7865. Free. - 7:30: Orpheus Choir. A Metro Christmas. Willan: The Mystery of Bethlehem. Nativity cantata with multi-cultural carols and songs. Sidgwick Scholars; Jacqueline Goring, harp; Edward Moroney, organ; Robert Cooper, conductor. Eglinton-St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-530-4428. , (sr), (st). - 7:30: RCM Violin from Scratch Class. Concert. 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 ex321.F ree. - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Very Merry Pops! Holiday classics and singalongs. Guests: Mississauga Choral Society; Canadian Children's Opera Chorus; Monica Huisman, soprano; Fred Love, tenor; Daniel Narducci, baritone; Erich Kunzel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593- 4828. -. Wednesday December 21 - 2:00 & 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Very Merry Pops! Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 20. Note Matinee: .25-. - 7:30: Choir of Royal St. George's College. Service of Lessons & Carols. Choir of Men & Boys. Giles Bryant, organ; Douglas Jamieson, master of choristers. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-533-9481. ex276. Freewill offering. THE GENTLEMEN AND BOYS CHOIR of - 8:00: Ensemble Polaris. Hello Winter! Arctic fusion with nordic tunes. Alison Melville, Colin Savage & other performers. Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen St. W. 416- .588-4301. . Thursday December 22 - 3:00 & 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. John McOermott & Friends: A Family Christmas Celebration. Guests: The Mistletones, Roger CONCERTS ... Toronto & nearby present Jestival of £esso11s and enrols Featuring Traditional Music for the Christmas Season by: Bainton, Carter, Cleobury, Ord, Rutter, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Willcocks, and others. with Harp, Flute, and Brass Quintet Giles Bryant, Organ Douglas Jamieson, Conductor Tuesday December 20, 2005, 7.30 p.m. Eglinton-St Georges United Church - 35 Lytton Blvd Cathedral Church of St. James Wednesday, 21 December, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Healey Willan THE MYSTERY OF BETHLEHEM Willa n's radiant nativity cantata resounds amidst the festive sounds of the city ... Sidgwick Scholars of The Orpheus Choir Jacqueline Goring, harp Edward Moroney, organ Robert Cooper, conductor and celebrate the diversity that is Toronto with seasonal works from the varied and vibra nt cult ural communities of our city: Caribbean, African, South American, Filipino, Indian, Ukrainian, Is raeli and Chinese with Waleed Abdulhamid, Faith Amour, Lilac Cana, Edgardo Moreno and Suba Sankaran Tickets I Senior I Student Call or e ma il for tic ke t s : Te l (416) 530-4428 orphe uscho i Conce rt sponsore d by: r at r i ck Fa h , Arc ~ i • - c • In c Dr :.a t, er Sterling r)=:J!-:- 3'" ~~: A RECITAL OF :!# CHRISTMAS MUSIC WILLIAM WRIGHT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST Deer Park United Church, Toronto December 24TH, 2005 AT 10:00 P.M, FEATURING h H' Noc-1 's lot1is-Cla11dc /) '.·1,,uin, Canonic Variations on "Von l limmt'i l loch, BWV 769 J. S. Buch, and A Christmas Suitl' Charles Callahan. Dl'l'I. Park Concl'rts 12 9 St. Clair· t\ 1 l'lll\(' \Vest (j ust l'.lSt or A \'l'l1L\l' Ro,,d) FREE Admission hJr 11101·l, inl

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