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Volume 12 - Issue 4 - December 2006

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CONCERT LISTINGSFurther afieldIn this issue: Alliston, Ancaster, Aurora, Barrie, Belleville,Bracebndge, Brantford, Brooklin, Burlington, Caledon East,Cambridge, Campbellford, Cobourg, Dundas, Elora, Fergus,Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Jordan,King City, K1nQston, Kitchener, Lindsay, London, Midland,Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Orillia Oshawa Owen SoundPenetanguishene, Peterborough,'Port Dover, Port Hope, 'Reddendale, St. Catharines, St. Jacobs, Simcoe, Waterloo.CONCERT LISTINGS: Toronto & nearby PAGE 26Music Theatre/Opera/Dance PAGE 58Jazz PAGE 60Announcements/Lectures/Seminars/Etcetera PAGE 61Plans change! Always call aheadto confirm details with presenters.Friday December 01- 12:30: University of Western Ontario.7 2:30 Fridays/Choral Series. Rarrinsh: Magnificat;Britten: Cerem:my of Carols. UWO Singers (Raminsh);Les Choristes (Britten); Lori Gemmel, harp. von KusterHall, Music Building, University of Western Ontario,London. 519-661-3767. Free.- 2:00 & 8:00: Sanderson Centre for thePerforming Arts. The Walters Family Christ·mas. Old-fashioned country Christmas. 88Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090. .- 7:00: Fanshawe Chorus London. ChristmasCelebration. Percussion Trio; St. Mary'sSchool Choir; Audience & Children's Choir, LouiseFagan, director; Peter Garland, MC; Gerald Fagan,conductor. Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington St.,London. 519433-9650, 866 244-0762. ;(12&under).- 7:00: Lindsay Academy Theatre. JohnMcDermott Memories of a Family Christmas.Holiday concert of folksongs, classics and heart·warming stories. 2 Lindsay St. South, Lindsay.705-324-9111, 877-888-0038. .50.- 7:30: Cellar Singers. Handel's Messiah.Amy Dodington, soprano; Vicki St. Pierre, mezzo.soprano; Mark Dubois, tenor; Steven Pitkanen,baritone; Blair Bailey, accompanist; Albert Greer,artistic director. St. Joseph's Catholic Church,118 McMurray St., Bracebridge. 705-326·8011. ; (st).- 7:30: Perimeter lnstitute/NUMUS.Pushing the Perimeter: Russian Canons. Korndorf:Triptych, for cello and piano (world premiere);Shostakovich (arr. Rudolf Barshai): String Quartet#3, for none!; Schnittke: Dialog for Cello andseven players; Music to an Imagined Play, forensemble; Gubaidulina: Concordanza, for ensemble.Anya Alexeyev, piano; Yannick Chenevert,bass; & others; Penderecki String Quartet;Pentaedre Wind Quintet of Montreal; Alexanderlvashkin, cello/conductor. Mike Lazaridis Theatreof Ideas, 31 Caroline St. North, Waterloo. 519·883-4480. , (st).- 8:00: Arts in Concert. Guse Family Christ·mas Show. Dad Jim, brother & sister Shane &Nicole, entertain with singing, instrumentals onfiddle & mandolin, step dancing. 7:00: Visualartist reception, Heidi Brannan, host. RedeemerUniversity College Auditorium, 777 Garner Rd.East, Ancaster. 905-648-2139 x4211. ;(adv, mention Theatre Ancaster); (13 to19); ( 12 & under).- 8:00: Bravado! Twisted Tinsel ChristmasConcert. Irving Berlin's White Christmas, &Snow, jazz rendition of The First Noel, & more.Martin James, director. Collier Street UnitedChurch, 112 Collier Street, Barrie. 705-722·1770. .- 8:00: Grand Theatre. Disney's Beauty andtheBeast. lnnerbeauty reveals true love; musicby Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman &Tim Rice; book by Linda Woolverton. 471 Rich·mond St., London. 519-672-8800, 800-265·1593. Call for prices. For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: Harlequin Singers. Winter Wonder·land. Songs and carols of the Christmas season.Laura Pin, piano; Lynne Jamieson, percussion;Ryan Scott, llute; John Packer, director. DruryLane Theatre, 2269 New St., Burlington. 905·637 ·3979. .- 8:00: Kingston Theatre Organ Society.Silver Bells! Dave Wickerham, theatre organ;guests: Kingston Limestone Ringers. Church ofthe Redeemer, 89 Kirkpatrick St., Kingston.613-542-7601. ; (st).- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society .Robert Silverman CompleteMozart Piano Sonatas, Recital 7. K.309, 279,310, 281, 331. KWCMS Music Room, 57 YoungSt. West, Waterloo. 519886-1673. ;(sr); $ lO(st).- 8:00: Kitchener.Waterloo Symphony.Signature Series. Copland: Appalachian Spring;Gilliland: Dreaming of the Masters; Bernstein:Fantasia on themes from West Side Story; R.Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite. James Camp·bell, clarinet; Simon Streatfeild, conductor. 6:45:pre-concert talk with Thomas Kay. Centre In TheSquare, 101 Queen St. North, Kitchener. 519·578-1570, 800-265-8977. -; (12 &under, rush all students); $ 5(eyeGO).- 8:00: Nota Bene Period Orchestra.Baroque Christmas. Works by Schutz, Charpenti·er, and the Christmas sections of Handel'sMessiah. Guests: TACTUS Vocal Ensemble withorchestra. Parkminster United Church, 275 ErbSt. East, Waterloo. 519-884-8753. ;(sr); (st)- 8:00: Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs.Nunsense. Book, music & lyrics by Dan Goggin.Starring Karen K. Edissi; Marc Richard, director/choreographer. Schoolhouse Theatre, 11 AlbertSt., St. Jacobs. 519-638-5555, 888449·50 WWW.TH EWHO LENOTE. COM4463. ; (18 & under). For complete runsee music theatre listings.- 8:00: Theatre Ancaster. My Fair Lady. Book& lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by FrederickLoewe. Tina Rath, choreographer; Russ Weil,music director, Gord Conroy, director. TheatreAuditorium, Ancaster High School, 374 JerseyvilleRd. West,Ancaster. 905-304-7469. ;(sr); (st). For complete run see musictheatre listings.- 8:00: University of Western Ontario.Faculty Artists Series. Works by Mozart, Faure& Szymanowski. Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin;Stephan Sylvestre, piano. von Kuster Hall, MusicBuilding, UWO, London. 519-661-3767. Free.Saturday December 02-10:30am: Kingston Theatre OrganSociety. Silver Bells! Mini-Concert. DaveWickerham, theatre organ. Church of the Redeemer,89 Kirkpatrick St., Kingston 613-542·7601.; $ 5(st).- 1 :00: Theatre Aquarius. Cats. By AndrewLloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book ofPractical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Susan Gilmour, DanChameroy, performers; Christy Adamson,choreographer; Dave Campbell, director. 190 KingWilliam St., Hamilton. 905-522· 7529, 800·465-7529. -; -(sr/st); (12 &under). For complete run see music theatrelistings.- 1 :00 & 7:00: Waterloo EntertainmentCentre. The Mantini Sisters: Home for theHolidays. Singing sister trio, Sandra, Barbara &Ann. 24 King St. North, Waterloo. 519-883-0300. .- 2:00: Kitchener.Waterloo Symphony.KWS Youth Orchestra. Centre In The Square,101 Queen St. North, Kitchener. 519-578·1570, 800-265-8977. ; $12(sr); (12 &under, rush all students); $ 5{eyeGO).- 3:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Facultyof Music. WLU Wind Ensemble. MichaelPurves-Smith, conductor. Theatre Auditorium, 75University Ave. West, Waterloo. 519-884·0710 x2150. ; (st).- 7:00:Hamilton Children's Choir.DreamaDream:Annual Holiday Concert. Zimfira Poloz,artistic director. Christ's Church Cathedral, 252James St. North, Hamilton. 905-527-1618.; (sr/st).- 7:00: Lindsay Concert Foundation. DavidJalbert, piano in Concert. Mozart: Rondo in F,K.494; Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues,Op.87; Faure: Nocturne #2 in B, Op.33/2; #6 inD-flat, Op.63; Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody. See Dec1 Announcements for masterclass. GlennCrombie Theatre, Fleming College, 200 AlbertStreet South, Lindsay. 705-878-5625. ;$ lO(youth).- 7:30: Arcady. A Baroque Messiah. ImmanuelOrthodox Reformed Church, 2900 4 Ave.,Jordan 905-892-9160. . Proceeds toVineland-Jordan Migrant Worker Ministry.- 7:30: Georgian Bay Concert Choir. ToDrive the Cold Winter Away. Carols for theseason. Henriette Blom, conductor. St. Andrew'sPresbyterian Church, 865 2nd Ave. West, OwenSound 519-371-2935. .- 7:30: Guelph Youth Singers. Ring ThoseChristmas Bells. Seasonal concert, Baroque tocontemporary: Luebeck: Christmas Cantata;Shaw: Calypso Carol; & other works. Guests:instrumentalists from Suzuki String School ofGuelph; Linda Beaupre, conductor. Main Stage,River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph.519-763-3000, 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st); eyeGO.- 7:30: Huntsville Association of Perform·ing Arts. Handel's Messiah. Professionalorchestra and soloists including Mark Dubois,tenor. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. East,Huntsville. 705· 7894975. .- 7:30: R.C.A.F.A 420 (City of Oshawa)Wing. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Kings.view United Church, 505 Adelaide St. East,Oshawa. 905434-7709. .- 7:30: Serenata Choir. Vivaldi's Gloria. Plusother selections, sing-along carols. JaniceEvenden, violin; Gary Heard, artistic director. St.Paul's United Church, 308 King St., Midland866461-1830. ; (st).- 7:30:Waterford Old Town Hall Assoc/Brantford Symphony Orchestra.Pop Goesthe Music: Madonna Tassi "Christmas on CaseyStreet". 76 Main St., Waterford. 519-443-6598. .- 8:00: Barrie Concert Series. Christmaswith Isabel Bayrakdarian First Christian Re·formed Church, 33 Shirley Ave., Barrie. 705·728-8679. Call for series ticket prices.- 8:00: Bravado! Twisted Tinsel ChristmasConcert Collier Street United Church, Barrie.See Dec 1.- 8:00: Friends of Music. Hannaford StreetSilver Band.Trumpet Voluntary; Buglers Holiday;works by Borodin & Holst; favourite carols. PortHope United Church, 34 South Street, PortHope. 905-885-1071, 800434-5092. ;(st).- 8:00: Harlequin Singers. Winter Wonder·land. Drury Lane Theatre, Burlington. See Dec 1.-8:00: Kingston Gospel Temple. StuartMcLean's Vinyl Cafe Christmas. Guests: RoxannePotvin, The Bebop Cowboys. 2295 Princess St.,Kingston. 613-530-2050. ; .50(18 &under).- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Signature Series. Centre In The Square, Kitchen·er. See Dec 1.- 8: 00: Leopard Frog Studio. Michael Picketin Concert. Singer/songwriter, Rack harmonica &slide guitar. 267 Queen St., Kingston. 613-546·3198. -(sliding scale).- 8:00: Nota Bene Period Orchestra.Baroque Christmas. See Dec 1. Guelph YouthMusic Centre, 75 Cardigan St.,Guelph.- 8:00: Orchestra London. Christmas Pops.Classic Christmas melodies including O HolyNight & Gesu Bambino. Sonja Gustafson,soprano; Jeff Christmas, conductor. CentennialHall, 550 Wellington St., London. 519-679-8778. -; -(sr/st).- 8:00: Showplace Performance Centre.Ten to Remember.Tribute to shows of the pastdecade, from tender musical theatre ballads tofoot stomping tap numbers. Paul Crough, director.290 George St. North, Peterborough. 705-742-7469. ; (gala).- 8:00: University of Guelph School ofFine Art and Music. End of Semester Events.UofG Concert Winds, John Goddard, conductor.University of Guelph Choirs, Marta McCarthy,conductor. St. Georges Anglican Church, 99Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-8244120 x52991.$TBA- 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Facultyof Music. Chamber Music. Simon Fryer, director.Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave.West, Waterloo. 519-884-0710 x2150. Free.- 8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. ItalianOpera Highlights. Guests: Janet Catherine Dea,soprano; Chantelle Grant, mezzo-soprano; RomuloDelgado, tenor; Gregory Burton, conductor. TrinityAnglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora.416410-0860. ; (sr/st); O(under12).D EC EMBER 1 2006 - F EBRUARY 7 2007

Sunday December 03- 2:00: Capitol Arts Centre/Emerald SkyEntertainment.Memories of Al Jolson. Songssuch as My Mammy, Swanee & California, HereI Come. Gary Birkhof, Lisa Devan, performers. 20Oueen St., Port Hope. 905-885-1071, 800·434-5092. ; (srlst).- 2:00 & 7:30: Sanderson Centre for thePerforming Arts. Celtic Christmas. Dance,music & laughter. Scottish Dance Company;Gerry Dee, comic; Rob Crabtree, piper & hisCeltic Band. 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519·758-8090, 800-265-0710. .50; .50(sr).- 2:30: Bridge St. United Church. ChristmasChoral Spectacular. Bridge St. United Churchcombined choirs; Belleville Choral Society; BridgeSt. Ringers; narrators; Susan Richardson, musicdirector. 60 Bridge St. East, Belleville. 613-962-9178. .- 2:30: Cellar Singers . Handel's Messiah.See Dec 1. Orillia Opera House, 20 MississagaSt. West, Orillia.- 2:30: Hamilton Place. John McDermottMemoties of a Family Christmas Holiday concert offolksongs, classics and heart-warning stories. 1Summers Lane,Hamilton.905-546-4040. .- 2:30: Orchestra London. Christmas Pops.Centennial Hall, London . See Dec 2.- 3:00: La Jeunesse Youth Choirs. Christ·mas Concert Ouartel: Winter Solstice (worldpremiere).Guests: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra,Laurie Mitchell, strings director & Michael Lyons,music director; Marie Anderson, director.TrinityUnited Church, 15 Chapel St., Cobourg. 905·372-2210. ; $12(st).- 3:00: Conrad Grebel University College.Handel's Messiah. University of Waterloo Choir,Gordon Burnett, conductor. St. John's LutheranChurch, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo. 519-885·0220 x24226. $12,$ lO(st).- 3:00: Symphony Hamilton. ChristmasFantasia in the Garden. Corelli: ChristmasConcerto, Op.618; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker(excerpts); Bach: Concerto for 2 violins ind;Glazunov: Concerto in E-flat; Droste-Hulshuff:Symphonie Concertante for 3 flutes (Allegro);Anderson: Sleigh Ride; carols sing-along. AlexMorris, Olivia Gualtieri, violins; Joshua Morrison,saxophone; Misty Johnson, Kelly Tiernay, DodaSong, flutes; Sabatino Vacca, guest conductor.Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. West,Burlington. 905-526-6690. ; $ lO(sr/st);(under 12).- 3:00: Wellington Winds. Happy 25th WWIReprise of their First Concert in 1981. Bernstein:Overture to Candide; Holst: Jupiter (from ThePlanets); von Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture;Grainger: Colonial Song; seasonal music; & otherworks. Michael Purves-Smith, David Davidson,Harvey Gleiser, conductors. St. Peter's LutheranChurch, 810 King St. East, Cambridge. 519-579-3097. , (srlst).- 3:30: Centre Wellington Singers/CWDHigh School Chorus. Deck the Halls withSong. Betty Weinstein, accompanist; LouiseElder, conductor. Melville United Church, 300 St.Andrew St. West, Fergus. 519-846-0482.; (under 12).- 7:30: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra .Home for the Holidays. Anderson: Sleigh Ride;Christmas Festival; Ouartel: Winter Solstice Suite(world premiere); Sirrett: A Child is Born; Holst:Christmas Day; works by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn.Guests: La Jeunesse Youth Choirs, Marie Anderson,director; Laurie Mitchell, strings director, MichaelLyons, music director. Port Hope United Church, 34South Street, Port Hope. 866-460-5596. ;$12(st); (family of 4).D ECE MBER 1 2006 - FEBRUARY 7 2007'!his month at tlieSignature SeriesDec 1 & 2 - 8 pm - Centre In The Square, KitchenerSimon Streatfeild, conductor - James Campbell, clarinettistPops Celebrates ChristmasDec 8 & 9 - 8 pm - Centre In The Square, KitchenerDec 7 - 8 pm - River Run Centre, GuelphBack to BaroqueDec 13 - 8 pm - First United Church, WaterlooJan 5 - 8 pm - Central Presbyterian Church, CambridgeAlain Trudel, conductor - Larry Larson, trumpet - Sandra Tucker, sopranoSignature Series(This Shakespeare-themed programme will highlight the dramatic and powerfulmusic associated with some of the playwright's greatest successes.)Jan 12 & 13 - 8 pm - Centre In The Square, KitchenerGregory Vajda, conductor - Peter Donaldson, actorPops Toasts 01' Blue Eyes(A remarkable tribute to Frank Sinatra)Jan 19 & 20 - 8 pm - Centre In The Square, KitchenerJan 18 - 8 pm - River Run Centre, GuelphDavid Martin, conductor - Adam James, singerKrn.tJF\EF\A/1\'.l'ERIDOSYMPllCll\YSeasonSp.onsorDecember 19ConcertSponsorKitchener(800) 265-8977Guelph(877) 520-2408PopsSe•esSponsorltltllBa•oq1oe Wed aSp0osorWWW.THEWHOLENOTE. COMSgnaturaSeresSponsorP1'ltl'>'ed1a SponsmPops Med.a SponsorBa1oql>flMedaSpoosor51

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