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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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pilgrims of Chaucer's Cante1bury TalesSINE NOMINE has produced three recordings: anindependent cassette, the CD-ROM The Art of the Chant(PBS/Jasmine), and the CD A Golden Treasury of MediaevalMusic (Saydisc/ AmonRa).SINE NOMINE is ensemble-in-residence at the PontificalInstitute of Mediaeval Studies.Andrea Budgey59 Queen's Park Cres. E., Toronto ON M5S; TorontoSinfonia Toronto performs its seven-concert MasterpieceSeries at Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Rd). Afour-concert Mozart in Jeans Series is presented at theWilmer Road Baptist Church (188 Lowther). The Straussand Swing Viennese Ball is on March 31, 2007. Theorchestra travels to other Ontario centres, broadcasts onCBC and holds and performs a number of communityoutreach concerts.Sinfonia Toronto's strings perform standing, in thetradition of great chamber orchestras, blending eachmusician's soloistic energy into a brilliant ensemble undermusic director Nurhan Arman. A roster of winds andpercussion joins the strings for programs drawn from thechamber orchestra repertoire.Soloists for 2006/07 include pianists Richard Raymond,Angela Park, Antonio di Cristofano, soprano Aline Kutan,violinists Etsuko Kimura, Floortje Gerritsen, Phoebe Tsang,Konstantin Popovic, cellist Rafael Hoekman, clarinettistJulian Milkis, and guest conductors Giancarlo de Lorenzoand Jesus Amigo.The Toronto Star writes of Sinfonia Toronto's"remarkable range of colour," "ample eloquence" and"gripping authority," while La Scena Musicale declares,"Nurhan Arman and his orchestra literally conquered us."Margaret Chasins, administrator; N urban Arman,music director and conductor3901 Don Mills Road, Box 5, Toronto ON M2H 2S7416-499-0403sinfoniatoronto@sympatico.cawww.sinfoniatoronto.comSmall World MusicSmall Wirld Music is a not-for -profit organization dedicatedto the presentation of world music, community outreachand developing the careers of Canada's diverse musiccommunity.Since 1997 Small Wirld has grown into a year-roundpresenter employing a wide variety of facilities rangingfrom Massey Hall to Lula Lounge.Our presenting cycle has evolved to include not onlystand-alone concerts but as many as three festivals in the2004 and 2005 calendar years. The season included ourMay participation in South Asian Heritage Month withJyafest, the July staging of Global Cafe and our premierevent, the Small World Music ~stival held for ten days inlate September.Presentations of major touring artists such as Persianmusic master, Zakir Hussain, Abdeli, and many more havebeen mixed with concerts featuring Canadian artists suchas Maza Meze, Aditya Verma, autorickshaw, Eccodek, anddozens of others.Alan Davis, artistic director; Derek Andrews, boardpresident; Miriam Schactei; publicity;Dougal Bichan, sponsorship29 Gwynne Avenue, Toronto ON M6K 2C2416-536-4769alan@smallworldmusic.comwwwsmallworldmusic.comSoundstreams CanadaSoundstreams Canada, established in 1982 by LawrenceCherney, commissions and presents Canadian andinternational new music, generating opportunities fordynamic encounters among composers, performers andaudiences. Our goal is to promote new music by creatingunique, compelling experiences and to foster awareness ofa growing Canadian musical legacy.Soundstreams' primary activity is presenting chamberand choral music concerts, which are often recorded forbroadcast on CBC Radio Two by Two New Hours and ChoralConcert. Soundstreams concerts frequently pair Canadiancomposers with their international counterparts, helpingSoundstreams share the excitement of Canadian new musicwith composers and artists from around the world.The 2006/07 concert season includes music by: JamesMacMillan (Britain); James Rolfe, Brian Cherney, AnaSokolovic (Canada); Sofia Gubaidulina, Alfred Schnittke(Russia); Karin Rehnqvist (Sweden); and KarlheinzStockhausen (Germany). Notable musicians on the seasoninclude the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Studio MusiqueAncienne de Montreal, Musica Vitae, Paul Hillier's Theatreof Voices, and Nexus.Soundstreams offers extensive outreach programs inschools throughout the Gf A, including student performances(The Young Artist Overture) before selected concerts.Lawrence Cherney, artistic director219 Dufferin Street, Suite 307B, Toronto ON M6K 1Y9416-504-1282soundstreams@soundstreams.cawww.soundstreams.caSt. Clement's Anglican ChurchChoirsSince 1897, St. Clement's Choirs has been presentingspecial services to mark Christmas, Easter and other festivaldays, and has given concerts throughout the yearHighlights of the 2006/07 season include: Oct. 15, ChoralEvensong; Nov.2, All Souls- Requiem by Faure; Dec. 3,Advent Carol Service; April 6, Music for Passiontide.The Psallam Spiritu Choir is a treble voice choir for boysand girls aged 8- 17 who lead the music at the 9:15amSunday liturgy. Vocal training with emphasis on sightreadingis given. Rehearsals take place every Thursdayafternoon from September to May.The Senior Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice choir thatsings a wide range of sacred repertoire from plainsongand 16th c. to music of the 21st c. The choir sings at thell:OOam Sunday liturgy and the occasional ChoralEvensong.Music at St. Clement's Series: Sept. 22,jazz pianist TimElliott; Nov.12, Heroic music for Organ & Brass- ThomasFilches, organist; January 21, Empire Trio. March 18,Organist in Recital- William Maddox; May 25, MaxWiolaver & The Digby Ravens.Thomas Filches, organist/director of music416-483-6664tfitches@stclements-church.orgwww.stclements-church.orgSt. James' CathedralFor over 200 years at King and Church Streets, St. James'is the Cathedral to the Diocese ofToronto. Its musical lifeincludes North America's largest peal of change-ringingbells and a fine pipe organ, heard weekly in a TuesdayMusic at Midday and Sunday Twilight Recital series inaddition to liturgical settings.B 18 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007Numerous choral groups invite your participation. TheCathedral Choir of Men and Boys, here since 1895, has anopen invitation to boys age 7-13. A semi-professionalensemble, The St. James Singers, recently receivedhonorable mention at the CBC National Competition forAmateur Choirs and tours the diocese in addition to itsliturgical commitments at the Cathedral. A volunteer ParishChoir, and community ensemble The St. James FestivalChoir round out the Cathedral's choral community.Choristers of varying ages and abilities come together ina wide variety ofliturgies. We invite you to become involved,and to attend the many concerts and special events.Organist and Director of Music Michael Bloss andassistant organist/composer-in-residence Andrew Ager,lead the musical voice within the Cathedral.65 Church Street, Toronto ON MSC 2E9416-364- 7865music@stjamescathedral.on.cawww.stjamescathedral.on.caSt. Michael's Choir SchoolThe treasury of Roman Catholic sacred music can beencountered every week at St. Michael's Cathedral, 'Ilronto,where a fine choral tradition has been maintained since1937 when St. Michael's Choir School was founded. Threetreble and SA TB boys' choirs sing at the Saturday eveningand Sunday morning Masses and for all the solemnliturgies of the Christmas and Easter seasons, as well asimportant archdiocesan and civic events. Concerts in thefall, at Christmas, and in the spring allow the 250 choristersto stretch their wings into a wide variety of sacred andsecular choral repertoire.Our 2006/07 concert season begins with LaudateDominum on October 20, 7:30pm in St. Michael's Cathedral.On December 15 and 16, at 8pm we present On ChristmasNight at Massey Hall.The choir school provides an enriched learningenvironment for boys in grades 3- 12, with daily choralrehearsals, and individual instruction in piano, organ,voice, strings, and guitar.fur admission information, please visit our website orcall the school's music secretary.Dr.jer zy Cichocki and Marie-Claire Gervasoni-Liptay,conductors; Rev.john-Mark Missio, director66 Bond St. Toronto ON M5B 1X2416-393-5518johnmark.missio@tcdsb.orgwww.smcs.on.caSyrinx Sunday SalonsSyrinx Concerts Toronto was created in 1986. In 2005,Syrinx Sunday Salons was established. Our focus is toencourage and promote Canadian artists and to introducethe works of one Canadian composer each year. The pastfour seasons have featured the works ofSrul Irving Glick,Willer Buczynski, Oskar Morawetz, and Steven Gellman.This year we will celebrate the music ofJean Coulthard,integrating within each concert a substantial chamber workof hers, along with the more familiar repertoire. Coulthardwas born in Vancouver in 1908 and died in 2000. Shepublished a vast and important body of work and isconsidered one of the most significant Canadian composersof the 20th century. Coulthard received many honourarydoctorates and in 1978 became a member of the Order ofCanada.Our five-concert series will include Musica CamerataMontreal, Roberta Janzen, Peter Longworth, Vilma Vitols,Gregory Oh, Angela Park, Sharon Wei, Gwendolyn Smith,and the Pamina String Quartet.The 5-concert subscription is . Single tickets are .Dorothy Sandler-Glick, contact135 Arlington A venue, Toronto ON M6C

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra &Chamber ChoirBe Captivated by Baroque! Hear the wonderful music of the17th and 18th centuries performed byTafelmusik, Canada'snine-time Juno Award-winning baroque orchestra andchamber choir.Join Tafelmusik in 2006/07 for two musicalcelebrations: Jeanne Lamon's 25th anniversary as MusicDirector (September 27- 0ct 1) and the chamber choir's 25thanniversary (October 13). Other concerts include Handel'sWiter Music (March 8- 14), Bach's St john Passion (March29-April 4), and Handel's Solomon (May 10-13).No holiday is complete without Handel's Messiah(Dec13- 16) at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre and Sing-AlongMessiahat Massey Hall (December 17).JoiningTafelmusikthis season is vibrant soprano Karina Gauvin; charmingBritish keyboardist and guest director Richard Egarr;charismatic tenor Rufus Millier; Montreal's Arion BaroqueOrchestra; and many more.Tafelmusik continues its 3-concert series at the George\eston Recital Hall. Call 416-733-0545 for subscriptionsand Ticketmaster at 416-872-1111 for single tickets.18 to 30 year olds can attend some ofTafelmusik's hottestconcerts for to through Face the Musik- seewebsite for details.Jeanne Lamon, music director;Tricia Baldwin, managing director427 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M5S IX7416-964-9562, Box office: 416-964-6337info@tafelmusik.orgwww.tafelmusik.orgTalisker PlayersTalisker Players is a unique ensemble of instrumentalistsdedicated to working with singers. It was founded in 1995as a choral music orchestra, and has earned an enviablereputation for excellence in the art of choral accompanying.A flexible-size group, it is available for performance withchoirs large and small, in repertoire ranging from baroque(on original or modem instruments) to 21st century.The ensemble also presents its own series of vocalchamber music concerts, which take its skills in vocal/instrumental collaboration into a more intimate realm. Thisseason again offers three fascinating programmes, eachbuilt around a theme, in which core members of the groupare joined by some of Canada's leading vocal soloists.Night Songs (October 31- November 1) explores the worldof sleep and dreams, the wonder and the terror of the night;True North (February 27- 28), is a celebration of theCanadian landscape through its poets, painters andcomposers; Tyger, Tyger (May 29- 30) is a journey throughthe mystical, marvellous world of\llliam Blake.Mary McGeer, artistic director/manager;Elizabeth Shannon, administrative coordinator(Chamber Music Series); Valerie Sylvester,concertmaster (Choral MusicOrchestra)4 Devonshire PI., Toronto ON M5S ChoirOver the past 28 years, the 36-voice Tallis Choir has earneda reputation for its innovative programming and polishedperformances. Best known for its interpretation ofRenaissancemusic, it has presented the first Canadian performances ofmany rarely-heard masterpieces of the period.This season begins with two re-creations: The Requiemfor the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of Charles V of Spain,featuring the Requiem Mass by Victoria on October 21;and Midnight Mass at San Marco, featuring the music ofMonteverdi on December 2.On February 24, the choir performs the LiebesliederWaltzes, by Brahms and the season concludes on May 26with a performance ofBach's six motets.The first two concerts will be at St. Patrick's Church, 141McCaul St. Toronto. The third concert will be at Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. and the final concert will beat Holy Rosary Church, 356 St. Clair Ave. W, at the St.Clair \est subway station.Peter www.tallischoir.comTapestry New Opera WorksTapestry New Opera W>rks is the leading Canadiancompany dedicated to the development and production oforiginal Canadian opera and music theatre. Tapestryinvites audiences to experience our unique developmentprocess in the Tapestry/Nightwood New W>rk Studio.On September 22 and 23, 2006, Tapestry will open theseason with Opera Briefs 6 at 8pm. January 19 and 20,2007 at 8pm, Tapestry will present 3-Divas, cabaretfavourites and commissioned work for Patricia O'Callaghan,Jean Stilwell and Theresa Tova.A workshop reading of Shelter, by composer Juliet Palmerand writer Julie Salverson, will be held on February 25 at4:00 pm.A workshop production of The Shadow by Omar Danieland Alex Poch-Goldin will be performed on March 23 and24 at 8pm, and March 25 at 2pm, featuring Daniel Tayloras The Shadow. With Theatre Direct, Tapestry is proud topresent a workshop of Sanctuary Song by AbigailRichardson and Marjorie Chan, directed by Iynda Hilland music director Wi.yne Strongman. The season endswith Wirdplay, a series of libretto readings of works indevelopment on June 6, 7 and 8.Wayne Strongman, managing artistic director55 Mill Street, The Cannery (Building 58), Studio 316,Turonto M5A 3C4416-537-6066information@tapestrynewopera.comwww tapestrynewopera.comTheatre of Early MusicThe Theatre of Early Music (TEM) is a new ensemblecomprising some of the world's finest instrumentalists andsingers, who share a passion for early music. The core ofTEM consists of a Montreal-based ensemble primarilymade up of young musicians whose distinctive style, coupledwith Daniel Taylor's expertise and enthusiasm, leads tocaptivating readings of magnificent but often neglectedworks.The Theatre ofEarly Music recently signed a long-termcontract with the BIS label. Their first recording for BISwas Couperin's Lerons, and the second was the best-sellingRenaissance disc featuring actor Ralph Fiennes readingpoetry, and countertenor duets with James Bowman andDaniel Taylor.The 2006/07 Season includes a tour to South America,debuts in France and Ger many as well as concerts inCanada: November 2 and 3 in Montreal "Before the Deathof Bach", conducted by Daniel Taylor; November 16Calgary, 18 Ottawa and 19 Montreal "Purcell Odes "withJames Bowman and Daniel Taylor; February 26 Montrealwith Suzie Leblanc, Be~jamin Butterfield and Gary Relyea"Famous Handel Arias' .Daniel 'Etylor, director514-982-2535 tel/faxtemadmin@hotmail.comTimothv Eaton Memorial ChurchTimothy r'.aton Memorial _____Church presents Music at /< .~Timothy's - a series of //Mt;suc ., .•concerts presented in the / Timoi hy\visually and acoustically /, ,...,...,.,,."', r(.beautiful setting of the TEMC 1' ·· .' ;'l. \sanctuary. ~~· -; •·Mus1catTunothy'sfeatures 1, ' . 1 ~-- i .. ,;_musicians from the church as ,. .' 'i ·- ~well as professional guest \ '~ F, j ·~:'.!· I ··7 -llr.artists from across Canada, ··

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