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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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Musical and 2004's first-ever Canadian production ofRodgers and Hammerstein's lost masterpiece, Allegro, bothof which played to sold-out houses andf henomenal reviews.A world-premiere original musica adaptation of TheHbnderful Wizard of Oz- score by James P. Doyle, bookby Joe Cascone- was staged in 2000 and 2002, tocomprehensive acclaim.This season, we offer Alan Jay Lerner's On a Clear DayYou Can See lfJrever October 12~8. Richard Rodgers'final musical, I Remember Mama December 21-January6, The Jerry Herman revue.ferry's Girls February 15-March 3, and the classic Showboat May 24-June 10.Join us as our theatrical journey continues!Joe Cascone, artistic directorSubscription information/box office: 416-755-1717www.civiclightoperacompany.comCollingwood Music FestivalAnton Kuerti to Perform in Collingwood. ''Anton K uerti isthe best pianist currently playing."- Fanfare MagazineIt is a great honour for the Collingwood Music Festival towelcome back Anton Kuerti this fall, on Saturday, October21at7:00pm. This Canadian classical piano virtuoso willperform selections from the music of Schumann, Mozartand Beethoven. The Globe & Mail described Kuerti'splaying as an " ... incandescent, deeply intuitiveperformance-one which seemed almost to emanate fromthe mind of the composer himself ... held a capacityaudience spellbound."The concert will take place at the New Life Church onHurontario St. South, where audiences will enjoy thisbeautiful music in comfort. To have this celebrated pianistperform in the Georgian mangle community is a wonderfulopportunity for lovers of great classical music.And audiences will have an opportunity to meet andspeak with Mr. Kuerti at a reception following the concert,featuring desserts by Collingwood's Cafe Chartreuse!Tickets for the concert and reception are , and areavailable online or by phone.888-283-1712www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comCONTACT contemporary music begins it fourth season witha double concert, The Downsview Project: ElectronicaUnplugged, first at the Downsview subway station onOctober 5 with Music for Passengers, and again atO'Connor Gallery on October 6 with Aural Landscapes,performing the music of Aphex Twin, David Bowie, BrianEno, Philip Glass, Ar vo Part, Ann Southam, and JohnravenerThe season continues at The Church of the Holy Trinityon April 12 with Opera Interna music, composed forCONTACT by Jules Leger-prize-winning composer JohnBurke, and rounds off with our annual Pride presentationon June 30 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, where NewZealand composer Gareth Parr transforms into his alterego, Lileth Lacroix in Drumdrag- Sheila E meets PriscillaQueen of the DesertMichael Gfroerer, Akiyo Hattori andjerry Pergolesi, artistic directors552 Church Street, Suite 23, Toronto ON M4Y 2E3416-902-7010info@contactcontemporarymusic.cawww.contactcontemporarymusic.caContinuum Contemrorary MusicContinuum presents works o emerging Canadian andinternational composers, and established artists. AnneThompson (flute), Max Christie (clarinet), BenjaminBowman (violin), Paul Widner (cello), Laurent Philippe(piano), Ryan Scott and Graham Hargrove (percussion),form the core ensemble, often augmented by voice, otherinstruments or electronics.The group has toured Canada and Europe, is heard onradio and television, soon releasing a CD of recentdiscoveries and commissions.The 2006/07 season includes Blip (September 24, 2006),Plunder (October 27, 2006), 401 East (March 4, 2007),Glitch (March 29, 2007) and CURV (April 21, 2007), all atthe Music Gallery.Plunder premieres a new work by renegade mediapioneer John Oswald, sampling/remixing four worksgathered from our 2005 International Call for Scores; 401east presents Continuum's own brand of "urban music"previewing our Montreal Nouvelle Musique debut; Glitchmixes high and low tech in works for ensemble, video andelectronics with premieres by Nicole Lizee and GiorgioMagnanensi; the CURV collective Gennifer Butler, KristyFarkas, Marci Rabe) subvert the solitary paradigm ofclassical composition with a new collaboratively composedwork.Jennifer Waring, artistic director; Juliet Palmer, JamesRolfe, guest curators300 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M5S 1W3416-924-4945info@continuummusic.orghttp://continuummusic.orgCounterpoint Community OrchestraCounterpoint Community Orchestra was •formed in 1984 by gay and lesbian, andgay- and lesbian-positive, musicians. We ,;c- 0came together to provide fine music and

Recent guest artists include percussionist Larry Graves,drummer and co-founder of the popular Afro-funk bandMr. Something Something, renowned choral musicorchestra the Talisker Players, and some of Canada's finestCeltic performers, including Anne Lederman, Loretto Reidand Sharlene Wallace. Our December 16 concert atEastminster United Church features guest artists LoriGemmell, harp; Loretto Reid, Irish Tlute; and JonnoLightstone, klezmer clarinet. Our spring concert featuresAfrican choral music with drumming, dance andstorytelling.Join us in song and camaraderie (including once-amonthafter-rehearsal refreshments) on Monday evenings,7:30- 9:30pm at Leaside Presbyterian Church.Jenny Crobe~ artistic directorLeaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton Ave. E.,Toronto ON M4G 2K4 Oust east ofBayview Avenue)416-463-8225eastyorkchoir@sympatico.caElmer Iseler SingersThe 20-voice Elmer Iseler Singers, founded by the lateElmer Isele~ is entering its 28th season as one of Canada'smost illustrious, fully professional choral ensembles. ArtisticDirector Lydia Adams has conducted the Singers since1998.The choir has built an enviable international reputationthrough its concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughoutCanada, the United States and the international concertstage, performing repertoire that spans 500 years of greatchoral music. The choir has appeared at many nationaland international festivals, and, with Lydia Adams, hasrecorded eight CDs of Canadian music in the past eightyears.Touring is a major component of the Elmer Iseler Singers'activities, and in the 2006/07 season, concerts andworkshops will be presented in Barrie's Colours of MusicFall Festival, Markham Theatre's Concert Series, ParrySound's ltstival of the Sound, and the American ChoralDirectors Association National Convention in Miami,Florida. An Atlantic Canada Tour is scheduled for May/June 2007.Our new GET MUSIC! Educational Outreach Initiative:Professional and Emerging Conductors Symposia will takeplace in January, 2007.Lydia Adams, conductor/artistic director;Jessie Iseler, general manager;Janet Johnson, administration manager2180 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4N 3K7416-217-0537info@elmeriselersingers.comwww.elmeriselersingers.comElora Festival SingersThe Elora Festival Singers are among the world's finestprofessional chamber choirs, according to British reviewerDavid Vernier. The Singers, founded by Noel Edison in1980, form the principal vocal ensemble for the EloraFestival.The choir's activities have expanded to include thepopular Winter Series in Toronto and Elora, as w~ll astouring and recording. Rich, warm sound and clanty oftexture are their hallmarks. The Singers' second CD, TheMys/er y of Christmas, was nominated for a Juno Awardand has sold more than 135,000 copies.An outstanding new recording featuring the music ofRalph Vaughan Williams is now available. In addition,their recording of Arvo Part's Berliner Messe reachednumber six on the UK Classical Charts.Their follow-up, a rendition of Healey Willan's In tl1eHeavenly Kingdom, has received enthusiastic reviews.Davis Vernier states that Noel Edison and the FestivalSingers should be declared national treasures by theCanadian Government. The Singers make up theprofessional core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir andthe newly established Mendelssohn Singers.Noel Edison, conductor519-846-0331info@elorafestival.comwww.elorafestival.comEnsemble TrypTych Chamber ChoirEnsemble TrypTych Chamber Choir, a mixed choir of 30singers under the direction of Lenard Whiting, is nowentering its 6th season. ETCC performs four main concertseach year with music from the renaissance to new works ofthe 20th century.The choir is open to all: auditions by appointment inSeptember. W!ekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from7:30 to 9:45pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church fromSeptember to May.This season's programs include a collaboration withTrinity Presbyterian Choir in October; a tribute to Vivaldiin December; a collaboration with the Jubilate Singers inMarch; and a program ofBroadway and Musical Selectionsin May.Lenard WhitingTrinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Ave.,Toronto ON M2L 1C5 Oust south of the 401)416-762-6077etcc@tryptych.orgwww.tryptych.orgERGO ProjectsEstablished in 1999, ERGO Projects continues to beinternationally active since its inaugural performance inMunich, Germany. Exchanges between Canada and othercountries is the central focus of ERGO, featuring musicalworks by composers from different nations, cultures,aesthetics and styles side by side- in performance,educational forums with open rehearsals and readingsessions, workshops, seminars and lectures.ERGO provides opportunities for international audienceoutreach and career development for composers andmusicians of all backgrounds- from Canada and abroad.ERGO has commissioned many composers fromCanada, the U~. Europe, the United States, .A~rica, SouthAmerica, Asia and New Zealand, gmng worldpremieres of their works at international festivals andevents within and outside of Canada. Several workscommissioned and recorded by ERGO have receivedawards and critical acclaim. Including artists who createmultidisciplinary and interdisciplinary works. !~at aremusic-centric 1s also part of the ERGO v1s1on ofinterconnection between music and different art forms.ERGO performances have been broadcast on BayerischeRundfunk, Deutsche Swiss Radio, APTN (Aboriginal PeoplesTelevision Network), and CBC Radio Two.475 Ontario St. S., Milton ON L9T 2N2ergo@primus.ca416-410-1948www.ergoprojects.orgWholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 87Esprit Orchestra .Esprit is the only Canadian orchestra devoted exclusivelyto contemporary classical music, featuring new andestablished composers from Canada and abroad. fur medin 1983 by music director/conductor Alex Pauk, EspritOrchestra plays an important role in shaping the future ofCanadian musical culture.Outreach concerts, the Towards a Living Art educationprogramme, national and international touring areimportant aspects of Esprit's activity. Esprit has been therecipient of three Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards, theJean A. Chalmers National Music Award, and the SOCANAward for Imaginative Orchestral Programming.Esprit's 2006/07 series features music by Canadian andinternational composers: Oct. 22: Paul Frehner, BrianCurrent, Gyorgy Ligeti and George Benjamin. Nov. 26:Sophia Gubaidulina, Serge Arcuri; reb 11: Pet.ar Kl~na~.Philip Cashian,Joseph Schwantner; May13: Gyorgy L1geti,Douglas Schmidt, new work by Michael Colgrass.This year's New Wave Composers Itstival takes placeMay 11- 13 with concerts featuring works of young andestablished composers, forums and workshops. Esprit willrecording a new CD of works by Brian Current, and thefilm score for a Rhombus Media production - Silk.Alex Pauk, music director/conductor; Elena Koneva,operations manager511-174 Spadina Ave., Toronto ON M5T 2C2416-815- 7887info@espritorchestra.comwww.espritorchestra.comEtobicoke Centennial ChoirThe sixty-voice Etobicoke Centennial Choir is entering its40th season of bringing the joy and beauty of choral musicto our community. Un if er the skilled direction of Dr. HarrisLoewen, the choir is challenged to pursue choral excellence.The choir is a welcoming group in which choristers sharea great camaraderie. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays(7 :30-lOpm) September- May, with a three-concert seasonof varied choral repertoire.Our 2006/07 season begins December 8- 9 with aperformance of Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificatas well asseasonal favourites. The March 24 concert will consist ofHandel's Coronation Anthems and Mendelssohn's PsalmCantatas.Our season ends on May 26 when we celebrate our 40thanniversary with a cabaret night entitled Some EnchantedEvening: Selections from the American Songbook. Allconcerts will take place at Royal 'Ylrk Road United Church,851 Royal York Road, Etobicoke.New members are always welcome! Interested singersare invited to contact the choir through our website or thenumbers below, and/or attend a rehearsal to experiencethe choir first-hand.Dr. Harris Loewen, music director; Mary Thornton,president; Henry Renglich, accompanistc/o Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd.,Turonto ON M9A 1G9416-620-1855, 416-239-1131 x49methornton@sympatico.cawww.etobicokesings.comEtobicoke Community Concert BandSpirited performances and magnificent sound characterizethis vibrant ensemble now entering its second decade ofmusic-making. An annual four-part subscription seriesshowcases a fantastic range of musical genres, innovativeprogram themes and outstanding Canadian guest artists.Along withits acclaimed "spin-off ensemble,theEtobicokeSwing Orchestra,the "'band also

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