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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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Band on March 1, the Hogtown Syncopators on March 29,and ends in April with Lina Allemano and Friends. All concertsbegin at 6:30pm. It's Pay-What-You-Can (suggested ).The successful partnership between RCM Glenn GouldSchool is expected to continue in 2007 with a series ofclassical music performances by students. The concertsare included in Museum admission. Check the Museum'sweb site for information.Parallel to the Museum's exhibition Witched by Heaven,Tied to Earth, a number of evenings feature classical andfolkloric music from China. The Yip's Children's Choirperforms on Saturday November 18, 2006 at 2pm and theChinese Orchestra performs on Thursday. R!bruary 22,2007 at 6pm.327 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON M5S 1W7 Canadian Music Centre416-979-7799 x242programs@batashoemuseum.caBell'Arte SingersPlease join our community of singers for our 2006/07concert season. The season starts on Saturday December2, 2006 at Eglinton-St. George's United Church with "AHappy Birthday Mozart Bash" featuring Ian ~adler at !heorgan, soloists from within the choir and the choir presenti~gexcerpts from Mozart's great choral works. The specialfeature will be two world premiere Homages to Amadeusby ~en Bolden and Victor Mio, both composers within thechou.Jn the Spring, the Bell' Arte Singers join forces with theCantabile W>men's Choir directed by Mark Sirett to presenttwo "Musical Mosaic" concerts: the first on Saturday April14, 2007 in Kingston and the second Saturday May 5,2007 at Havergal College in Toronto.The Bell'Arte Singers will also be making guestappearances with the Oshawa Durham SymphonyOrchestra to perform Handel's Messiah on SundayDecember 17, 2006 and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony onSaturday April 21, 2007.Subscribe to our email newsletter, by phone or email, forconcert information and group rates.Dr. Lee Willingham, artistic director39 Osborne Avenue, Toronto ON M4E 3A8416-699-5879info@bellartesingers.comwwwbellartesingers.comCanadian Children's Opera ChorusA Toronto fixture for almost 40 years, the CCOC remainsone of the world's few permanent children's opera choruses.The CCOC commissions, produces, records and tours newoperas and choral music with children as both the principalperformers and main audie_nce. The chor~s r.egularlycollaborates with other leadmg arts orgamzat10ns andprominent individual performers, conductors anddirectors.The 2006-07 season features the return of last year'shighly successful world premiere of A Dickens of aChristmas by Errol Gay and Michael Patrick. Albano, thenew operatic adaptation of Dickens' A Chnstmas CarolBaritone Mark Pedrotti returns as Scrooge. School shows(groups only) November 30 and December 1 (lpm); PublicPerformances December 1 (7:30pm), December 2, 3 (2,7:30pm).The first official CCOC Open House will take place onMarch 3, and the season ends with concerts and stagedexcerpts on May 25 and 26. The chorus will also tour Irelandin the summer of 2007.Auditions for 2007 /08 take place throughout May andJune 2007. Application forms are available on the website.Ann Cooper Gay, artistic director227 front St. E Toronto ON M5A 1E8416-366-0467info@canadianchildrensopera.comwww.canadianchildrensopera.comThe CMC exists to stimulate the awareness, appreciationand performance of Canadian music by making the workof over 650 Associate Composers accessible through anarray of programs. At its core, the CMC houses a freelending,20,000 + piece collection, which it continues toexpand and digitize for preservation, dissemination andpromotional purposes.As Canada's primary resource for scores, parts,recordings, and information about Canadian composition,the CMC is an essential body in the cultural landscape. TheCMC maintains its own label, Centrediscs, and distributesmore than 1,000 CD and DVD titles featuring its AssociateComposers and other Canadian independent artists.Other services extend to on-demand score sales andrentals and customized repertoire consultation. The CMCalso leads several key projects, including the ProfessionalReadings Series and New Music in New Places. .The CMC is accessible online and has five reg10nalcentres (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal andSackville). The website offers advanced features includingan online library catalogue with extended searchfunctionality. score and audio samples, award-winninginteractive educational tools, news, web-links, and concertcalendar.Elisabeth Bihl , executive director;Jason van Eyk, Ontario regional directorChalmers House, 20 St. Joseph St, Toronto ON M4Y www.musiccentre.caCanadian Music Competitions -Toronto ChapterFounded in 1958, the Canadian Music Competitions is anational non-profit organization dedicated to supportingand promoting Canadian classical music students.Competitions are held across Canada for candidates betweenthe ages of7 and 29 in more than IO instrument categories,including voice. . . . .Internationally recogmzed judges adjudicate eachcandidate's performance against the standards establishedby CMC and a mark of at_ least 80% _in .the first roundenables candidates to play m the provmc1al round and aminimum mark of 85% allows them to perform in thenational finals.Every two years, the International Stepping Stone (!SS)competitions are held for older, advanced stud~ntspreparing professional careers in music. CMC also proVJdesthese young students financial assistance throughscholarships and offers a wide range of performanceopportunities, includin~ !nternational e~posure.Many Canadian musmans oflnternational stature havebeen CMC or ISS finalists. Some of these are IsabelBayrakdarian, Naida Cole, Louis Lortie, Angela Hewitt,Scott & Lara St. John, and Liona Boyd. fur moreinformation do not hesitate to call us or visit our website.Lena Ouzounian, chapter president97 Larkfield Dr., Toronto ON M3B, www.cmcnational.com84 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007Canadian SinfoniettaNow in its 8th season, the Canadian Sinfonietta is aprofessional chamber orchestra led by Music Director T~k ­Ng Lai. This season we present ~ve concerts, each fu~llingour mission of bringing the music back to th~ commu~tyfocusingon youth, cultural and new music educat10n aswell as reintroducing traditional chamber music in intimateconcert settings.Dec 9: Young Artists Celebrate Mozart, features two CMCwinners. R!b 24: Chinese New Year Concert- A Tribute toIillk Dances. Baritone Li Xiao Hu and traditional instrumentyang-qin player Anna Guo. Mar 31: CS Chamber PlayersWine and Cheese, includes young Canadian composerRobert Rival's Piano Trio; Schumann's Marchenbilder;Shostakovitch's Piano Quintet Op. 57.May 12: Cello Extravaganza, features a new Canadianwork by composer in residence Michael Pepa, perf~rmedby principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony, WmonaZelenka.Jun 2: Bach & Sons, since 1685, features the orchestra'sconcertmaster Joyce Lai and principal violist AleksandarGajic and orchestra in works by C.P.E., J.C., and JS. Bach.Tuk-Ng Lai, artistic director/conductor;Joyce Lai, concertmaster55 Proctor Ave., Thornhill ON L3T 1M6905-707-1200canadiansinfonietta@bellnet.cawwwcanadiansinfonietta.comCanadian SingersThe Canadian Singers is a group of eight experiencedvocalists brought together by Harvey Patterson in 1994 toperform a repertoire of all-Canadian music, ranging frompop to folk to serious choral works.The group has appeared at Roy Thomson Hall, RogersCentre, Hart House, Toronto Performing Arts Centre, andMarkham Theatre, with such artists as Mark DuBois,Natalie McMaster, Liona Boyd, Peter Appleyard and DaveBroadfoot.Recently the Singers appeared at the Markham VillageR!stival, the Music Mondays concert at the Church of theHoly Trinity and Sharon Temple, performing pieces bysuch composers as Horace Beard, Ralph Fraser, StephenHatfield and David Wcirrack. They haveconcerts upcomingat McMichael Gallery, Scarboroug Civic Centre,Montgomery's Inn, and Assembly Hall in Etobicoke, wherethey will present their revue Will the Real Canada PleaseStand Up?Check out their web site for future performances andactivities ofThe Canadian Singers.Harvey Patterson, music director20 Sunnylea Avenue West, Etobicoke ON MSY 2J7416-239-5821thecanadiansingers@ca.inter.netwwwthecanadiansingers.comCantores Celestes Women's ChoirAuditioned women's ensemble founded in 1989, presentinginteresting thematic programs with a variety of good musicranging from classical (von Bingen, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi)to Celtic, gospel and bluegrass.They sing to create musical excellence ~nd joy, and tomake a difference in the community, donatmg thousands

of dollars to various Toronto charities.The choir has produced four CDs, Bright Shining as theSun; Wassail~ Love's Pure Light, and The Circle NeverEnds- Tlie Joy of Bluegrass and Song (with Foggy HogtownBoys). A 5th CD is being planned. They have performedlive on CBC Radio, have been featured on a CBC video,three films for the History Channel, and participated inFestival 500 in St. John's.Upcoming concerts: Music for the Season of Peace: Musicby Vivaldi, Chilcott, World Premiere by Ramona Luengenand Middle European Christmas and Hanukkah Traditionswith Emperor String Quartet and the Klezmer group, Beyondthe Pale. A donation will be made to the charity The Red Door(Dec 2, 8pm); An African Celebration, Special Guests TBA(April 28, 8pm)Kelly Galbraith, director12 Gordon Park Dr., Toronto ON M9B 1J6and Orchestra. Future concerts also include The MysteryOf Christmas on December 10, The Phantom of the OperaSilent Movie and Dinner with Organist William O'Mearaon rebruary 10, Mary's Journey on Saturday March 24featuring Porpora's Magnificat, Pergolesi's Stabat Materand Eleanor Daley's Requiem. Our last program featuresFranz Liszt's Via Cruds, a meditation on the fourteenStations of the Cross.Centenary Church is an affirming congregation whohave chosen to make a public commitment to being a safeand positive family of faith which extends acceptance, offerssupport and seeks divine justice for all.Shawn Grenke, minister of music24 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8P IH2905-522-6843centenarychurch@bellnet.cawww.centenaryunited.com416 - 236 - 1522 Cho1'rs Ontar1'0sing@cantorescelestes.comwww.cantorescelestes.comCathedral Bluffs SymphonyOrchestraCathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra presents its 22ndseason. CBSO is a Scarborough-based, 70-membercommunity orchestra. This season, in partnership withcommunity groups, CBSO presents seven enticing concerts.CBSO, note~ .for fa.cilitating perf~rming oppor.t~nities foryoung musmans, 1s now welcommg new musmans.This is a year of transition and renewal for the Orchestra.As part of the search for a new fermanent Conductor andMusic Director, the audience wil share in the excitement asCBSO welcomes a roster of superb guest conductors to itspodium.The Young Artists Concert, a free admission concertfeaturing four gifted young soloists, will be presented onSunday October 1, 2006 at 2pm at Scarborough Civic Centre.A five-concert subscription series will be presented atStephen Leacock Collegiate on Saturday evenings at 8pmon November 11, December 16, 2006, February 3, March3, and April 28, 2007.The Orchestra's ever-popular POPS Concert will wrapup the season on Friday May 25, 2007. Join the CBSO asthey turn over a new leaf.Peter van Gijn, assistant conductor; Ines Pagliari,concertmaster; Ian Clarke, president; Colleen O'Dwyer,orchestra managerPO Box 5107 4, 18 Eglinton Square, Scarborough ONMIL 2K2Box Office: 416-879-5566info@cathedralblulfs.comwww.cathedralbluffs.comCentenary MusicThe 30-member auditioned choir of Centenary UnitedChurch in Hamiltonsings weekly servicesand presents regularconcerts from Septemberto June. The choirhas collaborated withthe Hamilton PhilharmonicYouth Orchestraand the HamiltonPhilharmonic Orchestra.Our choralscholarship programestablished by the lateMr. James Morrowannually gives up to five students the opportunity to singwhile continuing their secondary or post-secondaryeducation.This year, we look for ward to the Premiere Canadianperformance ofKarlJenkin's Requiem with Massed ChoirThis association of lovers of choral music, known since1999 as Choirs Ontario, was founded in 1971 as the OntarioChoral rederation. Our mission: to strengthen choral musicand celebrate its power.Our vision: for Choirs Ontario to be your ultimate choralresource. Our organization aims to support the growth andraise the profile of Ontario choral music, strengthen thenetwork among choirs and choral musicians, and provideoutstanding service to our members.Benefits of membership include access to our extensivechoral library, reduced choir insurance rates, free concertlistings, and informative newsletters. We are currently inthe process of developing a Province-wide databaseconnecting the music libraries of choirs throughout Ontario.\e are also the parent organization of the Ontario YouthChoir, an annual summer programme which provides aunique opportunity for young singers from across Ontarioto work with some of Canada's outstanding choral leaders.For help with any choral inquiry, or for more infonnationon becoming a member, get in touch! Connect chorally.Make life sing!Melva 'lfeffmger Graham, president330 Walmer Rd, Toronto ON M5R 2Y4416-923-1144info@choirsontario.orgwww.choirsontario.orgChrist Church Deer ParkMusic plays a very important part at this busy Anglicanparish church. Christ Church is home to the only recentvintagetracker organ in a Toronto Anglican church, athree-manual instrument built by Karl Wilhelm in 1982.Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, organist and director of music, hasbeen organist since 1997; Dermot Muir is assistant organist.The first-rate senior choir sings Sundays and other holydays, as well as concerts. There are two other beginnerchoirs, one for adults and one for children ages 7- 15+Christ Church runs a Lunchtime Chamber Music Serieson Thursdays in October- November and April- May. Thisis the eleventh season for these concerts, all of which beginat 12:30pm. Admission is by donation. An Organ RecitalSeries, which has featured organists from across Canada,takes place Sunday nights in Lent.With its Yonge Street location (at Heath, near the St. ClairITC station), fine acoustics, full modern facilities, flexiblestaging, and seating for 500, Christ Church is anincreasingly popular venue for outside concert presentersduring the year.Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, organist/director of music1570 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4T 1Z8416-920-5211www.christchurchdeerpark.orgChurch of St Mary Magdalene ChoirsDr. Healey Willan (1880-1968) started the Gallery andRitual Choirs of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in 1921as part of the Anglo-Catholic liturgical revival. At the weeklyWholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 8511am solemn mass, the Gallery Choir sings a polyphonicMissa Brevis and motet (all a cappella), while the RitualChoir sings the minor propers in Gregorian chant. Thechoirs also sing at special weekday services, monthlyEvensong and Benediction, and at concerts.The repertoire of the Gallery Choir consists of liturgicalchoral music primarily of the Renaissance and 20thcentury, with a significant focus on the music of HealeyWillan. One of Canada's greatest composers, Willan wasorganist and choir director at SMM for over 46 years.Willan's music and performance style have made this venuea significant influence throughout the AnglicanCommunion. Visitors are regularly welcomed from aroundthe world.New members are always welcome to join the choirs byaudition. Please contact the director. Practices are onThursday evenings and before the services.Dr. Kevin Komisaruk, director of music477 Manning Avenue, Toronto ON M6G 2V8416-531- 7955kevin.komisaruk@stmarymagdalene.cawww.stmarymagdalene.caChurch of the Holy TrinityThe Church of the Holy 'lfinity is one of the oldest churchesin Toronto (1847) and boasts a magnificent acoustical spaceand two fine concert instruments (piano and organ). Musicfor the active and activist congregation is led on Sundaymornings by Becca Whitla. Each December the churchproduces The Christmas Story, a magical family event (free,but tickets must be reserved in November at 416-598-8979.From May to September, the church presents MusicMondays, a culturally diverse noon-time series of weeklyconcerts that reflect the variety of traditions alive inToronto's many communities.Holy 'lfinity also hosts the Toronto Early Music Centre(416-966-1409) which will be holding concerts one Sundayeach month from 2:30-3:30pm Qanuary-June). HolyTrinity welcomes other musical and artistic events andalso meetings or events that focus on social justice issues.10 Trinity Square, Toronto ON M5G IBl416-598-4521www.holytrinitytoronto.orgCity of Toronto Historic MuseumsAll year long enjoy a wide variety of musical experiencesat the City ofToronto Historic Museums, located throughoutthe city. There's always great entertainment atMontgomery's Inn's Fall Corn Roast and don't miss theEarly Music Fair there in September. It's a wonderfulopportunity to listen to the music and view the instrumentsof years past.The holiday season abounds with musical pleasures.Don't miss the Christmas concerts at Montgomery's Inn.Tuke part in Scottish New Year traditions at both MackenzieHouse, where traditional group Gin Lane will perform, andvisit Gibson House, whose Hogmanay celebrations will beenlivened by popular musician Ian Bell.Try English country dancing at Historic Fort York atboth Dance & Dance-ability (September) and QueenCharlotte's Birthday Ball Qanuary). In the spring, SpadinaMuseum's Music in the Orchard, Sunday afternoons inJune, offers a different traditional group each week.416-338-0628; Events Hotline: Light Opera CompanyFounded in 1979, our much-herafded musical theatrecompany makes its home at the Fairview Library Theatrein Toronto, offering unique, professional entertainment ataffordable prices. Each season we offer four productions.Our 100 + shows range from the well-loved Broadwayclassics to revues and concert stagings to more obscureshows also deserving of attention, recent examples beingthe February 2006 Canadian premiere of Titanic: Tlie

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