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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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produces an informal summer series of" al fresco" programsand is a major performing partner in charitable eventsand community causes.This season, the Etobicoke Community Concert Band willshare the stage with some exceptional young rising musicalstars. Launching the series, emerging talent ErnestoCervini will dazzle with his fluency and finesse on clarinet,dr urns and piano in a lively program built on swing. furChristmas, anything goes, including jazzy songs,traditional carols, the sweet voices of a children's choir,and a remarkable young opera performance graduate.An out-of-this-world astronomical program featuresfantastic repertoire inspired by the sun and the moon, andshowcases more rising young stars. fur the series grandfinale- Big Band music and dancing at the historic,beautifully restored Palais Royale.John Edward Liddle, artistic director;Dennis Locke, president88 Martin Grove Rd., Etobicoke ON M9B 4K5416-410-1570info@eccb.ca www.eccb.caEtobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra/Etobicoke Youth StringsThe Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra has been a vibrantpart of the Etobicoke cultural community for over 40 years.This year promises to be an exceptionally exciting andchallenging one as the orchestra searches for a new musicdirector. The orchestra will present a Conductor Collagethis season.Five outstanding conductors have been chosen and eachwill rehearse and conduct one concert. The five subscriptionconcerts presented in October, Decembei; Rbruary, April,and May will feature symphonic favourites and a talentedsoloist at each performance.The Etobicoke Youth Strings provides an opportunity foryoung musicians age 10- 17 to rehearse in a stringensemble with other highly-motivated players and toperform concerts in the community. Musicians areencouraged to study privately to reach their potential, andare given opportunities to perform as soloists, conduct orcompose for the ensemble.Rehearsals include sectional and full rehearsals directedby professional musicians, weekly September to May onMonday evenings 7:30-9pm at Islington United Church.Peggy Pinkerton, president;Shari Lundy, music director (Youth Strings)19 Hilldowntree Road, Etobicoke ON M9A 2Z4; 18Bromley Cres, Toronto, M9A 3X3 (Youth Strings)416-239-5665; 416-239-0523 (Youth Strings)eporchestra@hotmail.com;the.lundys@sympatico.ca (Youth Strings)www.eporchestra.caEtobicoke Suzuki School of MusicThe Etobicoke Suzuki School of •Music, founded in 1982, is a cooperativeof teachers withundergraduate or graduatedegrees in music andspecialized training in theSuzuki method obtained in NorthAmerica, Europe and Japan.Our programme includesprivate lessons and groupclasses for violin, viola and cello,music and movement, rhythmic reading, orchestra, and aday-long workshop with guest teachers and a variety ofactivities.Private lessons are held throughout Etobicoke, Bramptonand \est Toronto. Group classes are \ednesday eveningsin Etobicoke. ESSM holds school-wide group concerts inthe late fall and spring, and solo recitals in June, withmany other performing opportunities throughout the year.The ESSM believes every child can learn and enhancetheir quality of life through the study of music. Parentalinvolvement is key to the Suzuki approach. The parentattends lessons with the child and acts as "home teacher"in practice sessions. Thus a strong co-operative relationshipbetween teacher, parent and child is established, and theycan grow together through the mutual experience oflearningto play an instrument.Ann Balmer, administrator403 Montrose Ave, Toronto ON M6G 3H2 (mailing only)416-239-4637etobicoke.suzuki@sympatico.cawww .etobicokesuzukimusic.caExultate Chamber SingersOver a 25-year history, the Exultate Chamber Singers havegarnered praise from all quarters for sensitive, preciseand seamless performances. The choir was established in1981 by conductor John Tuttle, and is enriched not only bythe excellent musicianship of its members but also by theirvaried academic and professional backgrounds. Together,they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a widerangingrepertoire, which was awarded the Healey WillanGrand Prize for a third time at the 2004 CBC Competitionfor Amateur Choirs.Exultate's fourth CD, All Around the Circle, features folksongs from across Canada and was launched at the firstperformance of Exultate's 25th anniversary season inOctober 2005.Exultate presents a four-concert subscription series inToronto and makes guest appearances in various Ontariocommunities. Auditions are held as required to fill vacanciesin the fixed-membership group. For concert informationplease call or visit the website.John Tuttle, conductor416-971-9229exultate@exultate.net www.exultate.netFanshawe Chorus London/Gerald Fagan SingersFanshawe Chorus London is a world class, community.based ensemble of 120 singers with a sister organization,the Gerald Fagan Singers, a chamber choir of 28. Both areaccompanied by the Concert Players Orchestra in a varietyof concerts every year. Gerald Fagan is the conductor andartistic director of the organization and Marlene Fagan isgeneral manager.Four CDs have been released and the Chorus has twiceearned a Lieutenant Governor's Award for the Arts.Repertoire includes all major choral works andcontemporary works with a particular emphasis onCanadian composers. Singers who audition to join mustread music and assist in some aspect of the organization'soperation.Marlene Fagan519-433-9650info@choruslondon.comwww.choruslondon.comrestival Wind OrchestraFounded in 1996, the Festival Wind Orchestra rehearsesweekly and performs concerts to further its musicianshipand educate the public. Its 10th anniversary seasonincludes classical and contemporary selections of varyingdifficulty, to challenge and inspire musicians fromintermediate to advanced levels including Festive Overture,Giovanna d'Arco, Country Airs and Dances, Espana, andAn American in Paris. \e will also perform the CanadianPremiere of Piazzolla's Muerte del Angel arranged byAndrew Pease.The ensemble seeks to maintain its high-qualityperformance level and help musicians hone their skills.The ensemble will play at local hospitals and perform threepublic concerts at Christ Church Deer Park: December 12,88 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007April 17, and June 19.Musical director Gennady Gefter is an accomplishedflautist and conductor currently teaching music at EarlHaig Secondary School and leads the adult flute choii;Flautandia. His talent and dedication have created thishigh-calibre community wind orchestra. There's a feelingof family in this ensemble. New members are alwayswelcome.Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30- 9:30pm at Earl HaigSecondary School (Yonge and Sheppard area).Shelley Goodman; Gennady Geftei; musical director19 Rondeau Dr., North York ON M2H 1R5416-491- 1683www.festivalwindorchestra.comfurte - The Toronto Men's ChorusIi>rte, now in its 10th season, is a non-profit, auditionedgroup of individuals dedicated to highlighting the talents ofthe gay community and building bridges to othercommunities through rerformance of a diverse repertoireof music and theatrica presentation.Under the musical direction ofEdward Connell, the 24-member TTBB chorus mounts annual holiday and springproductions as well as performing at many communityevents. The choral season runs from the first week ofSeptember until after the annual Toronto Pride \eekactivities.Auditions are held in September and January.Rehearsals are held every Monday from 6:30-9:30pm atSt. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor Street East (besideAtlantis Alliance Films).Terry Thompson, president416-961-5708forte-chorus@rogers.comwww.forte-chorus.comFridays at EightCelebrating its eleventh season, Fridays at Eight presentsthree evening concerts. An outstanding Casavant organ(1998) is featured in the series. As a concert venue,Lawrence Park Community Church has excellent acousticsand the advantage ample free parking.Dates for the 2006/07 season are: Friday, November 24at 8pm with one of Canada's pre-eminent choirs, theAmadeus Choii; conducted by Lydia Adams, conductor andartistic directoi; in a concert featuring British andCanadian classics. The concert will be preceded at 6:30pmwith a gala reception for Habitat for Humanity. Friday,rebruary 23, 8pm: an organ recital by Paul Jacobs, chairof the organ department at New York's prestigious JuilliardSchool-co-presented by the Toronto Centre of the RoyalCanadian College of Organists.friday, May 11, 8pm: the choirs and soloists of LawrencePark Community Church, Mark Toews, director of music,in a light-hearted community cabaret concert in thegymnasium. Soloists are Glyn Evans, tenor; KimberleyBriggs, soprano; Peter Fishei; baritone; and Jo-AnneBentley, mezzo soprano.Mark Toews, artistic/music director2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3K7416-489-1551 x21mark@lawrenceparkchurch.cawww.lawrenceparkchurch.caGeorgetown Bach ChoraleThe Georgetown Bach Chorale is an auditioned ensemble of18 choristers, performing locally and in the surroundingcommunities. Although choral music is a staple of itsprogrammes, the Chorale also sponsors instrumental,chamber and solo performances. The Chorale's concertsgive audiences the opportunity to enjoy a range of classicalmusic in a variety of settings. Churches and galleries arethe standard venues, but the Chorale also offers intimate

concerts throughout the year in a private home.In keeping with the Baroque style, the ensemble is led onharpsichord by its music director, Ronald Greidanus.Although the choir concentrates on the major choral worksof Bach, the music of Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell are alsoon this season's programme.Highlights include the quintessential Christmascomposition, Handel's Messiah, choruses fromj. S. Bach'sCantatas 46, 107, 23 and 178, Pachelbel's Canon andBach's Double Harpsichord Concerto. Guest artists willi~cl?de A~ery MacLean on recorder, Phoebe Tsang in av10hn recital and two young musicians, Hannah andMariena Manierka (11 and 14 years old respectively) onharpsichords.905-877-8321shuttleworthw@hotmail.comwww.georgetownbachchorale.comGlenn Gould StudioWith its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics, GlennGould Studio is home to many ofToronto's favourite concertserie~ and performanc~ &roups, including Amici, TheLatvian Concert Association, New Music Concerts, OffCen!r.e Mu~ic, Soundstrea~s, and Via Salzburg. Manyadd1t10nal Jazz, world music and classical concerts makeup our concert season. Check our monthly listings andupdates on our website.OnStage at Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Radio's flagship liveperformance concert series, presents its 13th season with13 exciting concerts. This year we offered patrons theopportunity to create their own concert series, with discountsof 25% to 50% on ticket prices.The year's concert season includes our annual COCOpera gala, Janina Fialkowska and Chamber Players ofCana~a. Gavin Bryars and Friends, an all harp concertfeaturmg Sharlene Willace, Meredith Hall with the TorontoMasque Theatre ensemble and Shaggy Haggis, DaveMcMurdo Jazz Orchestra, Laila Biali, as well as 1-Je Shallbe Released, a 30th anniversary tribute to The Band's TheLast Wlltz.Join us, OnStage, for some ofToronto's most innovativeconcert experiences.250 front St. West, Toronto ON M5V 3G5416-205-5555ggstix@toronto.cbc.ca www.glenngouldstudio.comGrace Church on-the-HillGrace Church on-the-Hill has welcomed singers for over125 years. Under the leadership of Melva TreffingerGraham, M.Mus., director, and Ron Jordan FRCCOorganist, we will tour England in August, 2007, ~addition'to perfor~!ng ~om~ of the best of Anglican liturgical musicand part1C1patmg m concerts and other musical and socialevents.Our Choir of Gentlemen and Boys, a professional-calibrechoir, sings at the llam service. The St. Cecilia Girls' Choirsings at the 9:15am service, and the Women's Choir has aflexible schedule. Boy and girl choristers receive anexceptional music education in a nurturing environment.Adults with musical training are welcomed to both adultchoi~s. Scholarships are available for both boy and girlchonsters.The Grace Church choirs plan spring concerts at Grace.The boys and girls sing for weddings there and at outsidevenues. In August the Choir of Gentlemen and Boys willsing in residence at Durham Cathedral and Christ ChurchCathedral, Oxford. The St. Cecilia Choir will be in residenceat Lichfield and Salisbury cathedrals.Melva Treffinger Graham, director of musicGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, TorontoONM4V 1X4416-488-7884 xll7Grand PhilharmonicChoir ~·~•:~ii.n r>1 mJ l.\.ID!f"L'lk'° fl-lf'fRThe Grand Philharmonic Choir celebrates its 85th Seasonunder a new name and a new identity. Our tradition ofchoral excellence remains unchanged. Over the past 35years, led ~y artistic director Dr. Howard Dyck, the GPChas grown 1~to ~major choral institution. The Centre InThe Square m Kitchener became the choir's home for itsannual series of concerts in 1980.Our family of choirs presents another outstandingseason. The children's and youth choirs continue to set thestandard. The Grand Philharmonic Choir- Youth recentlytook first in the CBC Choral Competition. Our commitment tomusic education ensures that young singers will be able toenjoy music for a lifetime.This Season, our main series explores new choral terrainas. ~e present ~e great a cappella masterpiece, All NightVigil by Sergei Rachmaninov. Handel's Messiah, Bach's!oweri~g Mass in. B Minor, and a visit by themternat10nally-acclaimed RIAS Chamber Choir round outa unique and ~xciting series. The Chamber Singers willpresent an evenmg ofBaroque music, with works by Schiitz,Homilius and Bach.Howard Dyck, artistic director/conductor; GabriellaCurrie, General Managergcurrie@granphilchoir.comGrand River Chorus,.......,~___,The Grand River Chorus launches its eighth season thisfall with an a cappella performance of the splendid All­Nigh! ViqHofSergei Rachm_aninoff- followed by Handel'sMessiah m December, Love 1s a Many Splendored Thing inIebruary, and Great Masses in May."This season promises to be our best yet, evenconsidering the tremendous success of J .S. Bach'striumphant St. John Passion last March," states ArtisticDirector Richard Cunningham- a man committed toleading this mixed-voice community chorus to even greaterheights.The chorus was established in 1999 to present an annualconcert series of classical choral music. Its repertoireincludes major concert works of the masters, Handel, Bach,Haydn, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, and those ofcontemporary composers such as Paul Halley, ImantRamin~h, Eleanor D~ey, ~d~ohn Ru!ter. Jt is now widelyrecogmzed ~s a l~admg _artlstI~ force m the community.The growmg s1Xty-vo1ce cholf seeks every opportunityto raise the profile of choral music and often partners inperformance with other arts organizations. It rehearsesMonday evenings and welcomes new singers.Richard Cunningham, artistic director;David Neumann, presidentSuite 201, 245 King George Road, Brantford ONN3R 7N7519-841-97 08grandriverchorus@rogers.com; ctenor@rogers.comwww.grandriverchorus.comGryphon TrioTouring internationally since 1993, the Juno-awardwinningGryphon Trio has been described by the Globeand Mail as "one of the best ensembles of its kind in theworld." In addition to Canada and U.S. touring, the comingWholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 89season will see the European debut of the Trio'sgroundbreaking multimedia production of Christos Hatzis'sConstantinople.Th~ Royal Ope~a House will present Constantinople inthe Lmbury Studio as part of their ROH2 series in March2007. The Gryphon Trio's celebrated recordings for theAnalekta label include works by Haydn, Beethoven,Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Lalo and Canadian composers ChanKa-Nin, Gary Kulesha, Kelly-Marie Murphy and ChristosHatzis.. The ~io's late~t release, Mozart's complete works forpiano tno, was hailed by Gramophonemagazine as "a newfront runner for the title ofBest Trios Set." Ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto, the Trio performs at the Jane-. Mallett Theatre October 10 and March 6. Jamie Parker,Annalee Patipatanakoon and Roman Borys all teach atthe University of Toronto Faculty of Music.Sophie \ayro, administrative coordinator483 Manning Ave., Unit A, Toronto ON M6G 2V8416-532-5762svayro@gryphontrio.comwww.gryphontrio.comHamilton Philharmonic OrchestraCelebrating 120 years in the community, the HamiltonPhilharmonic Orchestra presents the 2006/07 season-AGreat Night Out!- featuring ten artists and six conductors.The 2006/07 Masterworks series presents violinistsS~s~ne Hou and Jonathan Crow, cellist Denise Djokic,p1amst Sara Davis Buechner, and pianists Duo Turgeon.The fups series features vocalist/pianist Carol Weisman,singer/comedienne Natalie Choquette, The HamiltonChildren's Choir, and the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensembles.Two guest conductors appear for the second time withthe. H~O._ completin~ their auditions for the position ofArtistic DirectorJam1e Sommerville and Stephane Laforestappear in the first two Pops concerts of the season.. Tic~et prices for adults begin at and special pricing1s available for students and children. Several subscriptionpa~kages _are a~ailable. allowing subscribers to save up to30% per smgle ticket with many other offers and services.All concerts are at 8pm at Hamilton Place's acousticallyrenowned Great Hall, the HPO's home. fur tickets and moreinformation call the box office or come in person duringoffice hours. fur details visit our website.Alex Baran, executive director;Timothy Vernon, artistic advisor105 Main St. E., Ste. 1002905-526-1677, Box Office: 905-526-7756office@hpo.org www.hpo.orgHannaford Street Silver BandSince 1983, the award-winning Hannaford Street SilverBand, formed by professional musicians who Jove the brassband repertoire and ensemble-playing, has been strikingup the brass ?and tradition and stirring up critical andpopular acclaim. It has increased in size and is far moreactive now in its 23rd season than in its early days.The HSSB's name is associated with high-qualitymusicians, excellent performances, and a reputation for

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