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Volume 12 - Issue 4 - December 2006

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... WORKSHOPS ... ETCETERATranzac Club, 292 Brunswick. 416-532-0900.*February 4 1 :30-4:00: Toronto EarlyMusic Players Organization. RecorderOrchestra. Workshop with Avery Maclean,recorder. Participants will receive music inadvance. Lansing United Church, 49 BogertAve. 416-778-7777. , members free.*RCM. Esco/a de Samba. Study, practise &perform the Samba En redo. December 3, 10,17 & January 7, 14, 21, 28: 1:00: Begin·ners' Bateria percussion; 2:30: Passistasdance class; 3:30: Bateria ensemble- openrehearsal. Concert Hall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x321. PWYC ( suggested).*RCM. Japanese Taiko Drumming. Learnbasic drills & drumming form along with atraditional song.Taught by Aki Takahashi.Monday nights beginning January 22 at8:30pm. 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824, 4.CHORAL Sceneour beloved Ken Whiteley, calledThe City of Our Dreams (a followupto the recent municipal election,perhaps?).If you're able to venture out inJanuary, you' re encouraged to attendthe Vesnivka Choir's annual UkrainianChristmas concert on Jan. 14,and the Toronto Symphony's performanceof the Mozart Requiem,continued from page 19with Doreen Rao's MacMillan Singerson January 27.It's a feast of music this month.Try to get to as much as you can,try singing as much as you can, andI send along best wishes for a restfuland meaningful holiday. May2007 bring us peace, joy and lots ofchoral music!MESSIAH QUICKPICKSBack by popular demand, here is a list of December performances of Handel's Messiah;performances are believed to be complete except as indicated (Excerpts, Highlights). andvariants are noted (Sing-Along, Glorious Soulful). Please see the daily listings for details.Toronto and Nearby listings start on page 26. Further Afield listings start on page 50.Non-Toronto town names have been omitted when evident from the presenter name.Toronto & NearbyDec 1: Counterpoint Chorale, Sing-AlongDowntown Messiah.Dec 1: Elmer lseler Singers/The AmadeusChoir.Dec 8· 10: Ballet Creole, Glorious SoulfulMessiah.Dec 9: Village Voices, Excerpts (Markham).Dec 9: Brampton Symphony Orchestra,Excerpts.Dec 10: Toronto Classical Singers,Highlights.Dec 10: Serenata Choir.Dec 12: St. James' Cathedral. Part I &Halleluiah Chorus.Dec 13: Toronto Choral Society, Excerpts.Dec 13-17: Tafelmusik,Sing-Along on Dec 17.Dec 15: Elmer lseler Singers (Markham).Dec 16: Oakham House Choir IT orontoSinfonietta, Excerpts.Dec 16-18, 20-21: Toronto SymphonyOrchestra, arr. Mozart.Further A fieldDec 1: Queen's University School of Music,Informal Sing-Along · see Announcements p. 61Dec 1: Cellar Singers (Bracebridge).Dec 1: No ta Bene Period Orchestra(Waterloo), the Christmas sections.Dec 2: Arcady (Jordan).Dec 2: Huntsville Association of thePerforming Arts.Dec 3: Cellar Singers (Orillia).Dec 3: University of Waterloo Choir.Dec 6·7: Kingston Symphony. ·Dec 8-9: Chorus Niagara (St. Catharines),Sing-Along Dec 8.Dec 8: Fanshawe Chorus London.Dec 9: Bach Elgar Choir (Hamilton).Dec 10: Elora Festival Singers.Dec 10: Guelph Symphony Orchestra,Sing-Along.Dec 10: Gerald Fagan Singers (London).Dec 15: Arcady (Ancaster).Dec 15-16: Grand Philharmonic Choir(Kitchener).Dec 17: Oshawa Durham SymphonyOrchestra.Dec 17: National Academy Orchestra/Arcady(Burlington).Dec 18: National Academy Orchestra/Arcady(Hamilton).Dec 23: Grand River Chorus (Brantford).Dec 23: Guelph Chamber Choir.Les Redman,listings Co-ordinator, WholeNote416-323·2232TOR ONTO MUSICIANS' ASSOCIATIONNEWS ROUNDUPJACKIE RAE, a Canadianentertainment pioneer and ··beloved TMA memberwho starred in the CBCvariety show The JackieRae Show died October5 at his Toronto home.He was 84.He was born inWinnipeg and beganperforming at age threewith his sister Grace andbrother Saul as the ThreeRaes of Sunshine. Heby Brian Blainwas a child singer on the vaudeville circuit and at Shea's theatres inToronto, and later worked as a talent scout until he enlisted in theRoyal Canadian Air Force.After the war, he became a CBC variety producer, creating radioshows in the 1950s starring acts such as Wayne and Shuster. Hewas head of CBC radio and TV variety from 1952 to '56. In 1956,he became host of his own variety show The Jackie Rae Show onCBC-TV, which lasted two seasons. In the late 1950s, Rae movedto London and became involved in BBC and Granada TV showsincluding Jackie Rae Presents and Sunday Night at the Palladium.As a songwriter, Rae had an international hit in 1969 when EddieArnold recorded his Please Don't Go and Andy Williams sang hisHappy Heart, a song that has since been covered by numerousartists.He often collaborated with other songwriters, including Les Reed,on works such as I've Got My Eyes on You, When There's NoYou, recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, and Dream Just aDream, recorded by Tony Bennett.He performed in English cabarets in the 1960s and returned toToronto in 1976, where he became executive producer of theCanadian Talent Library, a non-profit trust that produced works byCanadian artists.In 1981 he formed the Spitfire Band, a dance band that entertainedall over Canada and made several recordings. Rae was vocalist andmaster of ceremonies. Rae flew Spitfires in the Second World Warand earned the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1943. Rae's nephewBob Rae, former NDP premier of Ontario and a federal Liberalleadership candidate, did a reading at his funeral Tuesday.THE INSTRUMENT BANK continues to collect, refurbish and distributeinstruments. We have three violins and two trumpets, whichwould look great under someone's Christmas tree, or anytime of theyear. If you have an instrument to lend or donate, we will pick itup, evaluate the condition, repair, and offer it to a student. Whatbetter way to celebrate the holiday season than giving the gift ofmusic? Please be in touch with Corkie Davis OF THE cwr OF MUSIC, the committee also continues topresent programs to teach the basics of rhythm to children from thevery young to high school. This is a fun and lively way to approachbasic rhythm skills, and can be offered as a series, or as individualsessions. The program incorporates movement and world culturalaspects within each session. Our next public session is beingpresented by the North York library during the March break. Joinus then for an interesting and informative take on Rhythm! For otherevents or to inquire about the program, please contact Jane Fair WWW.THEWHOlE NOT E.COM D ECEMB ER 1 2006 · F EB RUARY 7 2007

INSTRUCTIONCLARINET & PIANO LESSONS by anexperienced, professional teacher Children4 +, teens, and adults welcome. Lessons inmy central North York studio or your home.Limited spaces available. / l/2 hour; Isllesson free. Meri Dolevski 416-527-2580,clarinetlady_ 2000@yahoo.caCLARINET LESSONS: all ages,reasonable, Toronto East, Scarborough,Pickering; ICM exams, school assist, hobby.416-694-8610.CLARINET TEACHER: MMus inPerformance. Accepting new students,beginner-advanced. Toronto. 416-546-1699.CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS RCMtrained. Beginners welcome. Walter 416-924-2168.EAR AND SIGHTREAD TUTORINGfor RCM Piano Exam Grades 1-8. 416-223-9286 (please call before Dec 22 or alterDec 31).EAR TRAINING, MUSICIANSHIP, SIGHT­SINGING, THEORY. JAZZ THEORY. Alllevels, professional/serious beginners. ArtLevine, MA, ARCT Host. "Art Music", CBC.30 years experience: RCM, U oil York. 416-924-8613.;artlevine@sympatico.caEVE EGOYAN seeks advanced,committed piano students( or 416-504-4297)IMPROVISATION LESSONS: AREFRESHING APPROACH. Jazz Piano,creative composition, theory, transcriptions.For all instrumentalists/singers. All levels/ages. Classical players very welcome. Inspireyourselfl Barry Livingston 416-516-3957.pianoandimprov@yahoo.comPIANO LESSONS - ADELAIDEBELL, A.R.C.T, R.M.T.; pianist, teacher ofclassical piano music. Preparation for RCMexaminations, recitals and festivals. Allages, all grades, reasonable rates. Studio inSW Etobicoke. 416-251-8397..' •.. !i;CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGROB CARROLL Jazz and classical guitarinstruction, theory, ear training 416-703-5992,www.robcarroll.rsmrecords.comFOR SALEATTENTION COMPOSERS! Older !MACcomputer for sale with Finale 2000. Includesprinter and cables. 0. Tel 905-693-0096.FOR SALE: SANKYO SILVERSONICFLUTE. Excellent condition - Solid silverhead joint, body and foot; open hole, in-line G,B foot. Barely used. New , 195. Asking,900 or best offer. Contactfl ute_ 4 or 416-529-5259.FRENCH HORN Must sell, one-of-a-kind,double horn, by Reynolds. Excellent condition.Endorsement available. Call Jack at 416-721-4940.MUSICIANSAVAILABLEBARD - EARLY MUSIC DUO playingrecorder and virginal avai lable to providebackground atmosphere for teas, receptions orother functions - greater Toronto area. For ratesand info call 905-722-56 18 or email us atmhpape@interhop.netMUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS! Smallensembles, Dance Band, Big Band; CocktailHour, Dinner music, Concerts, Shows;Classical, Contemporary, Dixieland, Traditionaland Smooth Jazz I JSL Musical Productions905-276-3373.MUSICIANS WANTEDCHOIR DIRECTOR REQUIRED: LaJeunesse Northumberland Youth Choirslocated in Cobourg, Ontario requires amusic director for four youth choirs,ages 4-18. La Jeunesse Girls Choir is a 4time international gold medal winner.Apply with resume Additionalmusic opportunities, including privatestudios, are also available.FESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRA isseeking additional members. Instrumentsneeded are: CLARINEl AIJO SAX,TROMBONE, TUBA and MALLETTPERCUSSION. Professional conductor Threeprograms per season. Rehearsals onGOT A PIANO TO SELL?LOOKING FOR A SECTION LEADER?SEEKING STUDENTS?WholeNote's classified ads reach a targetedaudience, and are one of the most widelyread sections on our website, too! Anaffordable way of advertising, withdiscounts for multiple appearances of yourad.To book your classified ad email:classad@the wholenote.comor call 416-323-2232.·, ~Tuesdays in the Yonge/Sheppard area. Fordetails phone 416-49 1-1683 or visitwwwleslivalwindorchestro.comMONTCREST SWING BAND needs atrumpet, trombone and guitarist. Wldnesday5-7 Broadview/Danforth. Great director,repertoire, lots of gigs and fun. Mike 416-804-516 LMUSICIANS & VOCALISTS WANTED!Now auditioning for 3 of the Top 5Dance/Big Bands in Ontario ISaxophones/Trum pets/Trombones/Guitar/Piano/Bass/DrumsWWWSHERATDNCADWELL.COMPhone 416-7 12-2555.ORIANA SINGERS, as it begins its 37thseason, is seeking a paid Music Director tostart in August 2007. With more than 50auditioned voices, this SATB community choirpresents four concerts per season featuring avariety of musical genres from classical locontemporary, gospel to jazz. Rehearsals areWednesday evenings from September lo Junein Cobourg. Additional choral leadershippositions are open in this vibrant lakeshorecommunity, one hour east of Toronto. Forfurther information, see our Deadline to submitapplications is February 15, 2007, by mail toOriana Singers, EO . Box 1207, Cobourg,Ontario K9A 5A4, or by email toanne.burnham@airnet.caSMALL VOCAL ENSEMBLESEEKING . . . Experienced women singers.Must have some reading ability Fabulousmixed rep. 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