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Volume 12 - Issue 8 - May 2007

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Early Musiccontinued from page ·17CHORALSceneFreude by Bach, and organ selectionsby both composers, played by by Larry BeckwithJohn Tuttle.In place of my usual column,May 13, you won't want to miss please see my introduction to thea fascinating "East meets West" pro- · Sth Annual WholeNote Canarygram played upon two lutes - one, Pages Choral Directory ifollowtheChinese pipa, played by Wen ing page 36). In the meantime,Zhao, and the other the European while I have your attention, letBaroque lute, played by Lucas Har- me draw it to four performancesris. Alternating solos from each in- not mentioned there.strument's traditional repertoire give The TafelmuSik Chamber Choirway to a finale where the two in- is frontandcentreinperformancesofstruments join together as a cross- Handel's grand oratorio Solomoncultural duo.beginning May 9, featuring the re-The Musicians in Ordinary, so- nowned English countertenorprano Hallie Fishel accompanied by Michael Chance in the title role.John Edwards on theorbo, performcourtly airs by Etienne Moulinie and The Amadeus Choir presentsthe Triumph of the Spirit featuringMichel Lambert, two composers as- music by Canadians Willan, Robsociatedwith the courts of Louisinovich and Kulesha on May 12.XIII and XIV. Joining them are Jean Ashworth Bartle bids adieuguest violinists Christopher Verrette to the Toronto Children's ChoandGenevieve Gilardeau, and LaurusMay 13. Her successor hasra Jones on bass viol (May 19). Ed- been chosen and the future lookswards will also perform ·solos bythe famed Robert de Visee and the bright for the organization the lateUrjo Kareda referred to as "the jewelguest artists will perform a trio so- of Toronto's cultural scene".nata by the great Marin Marais. The East York Choir delvesThe Bata Shoe Museum's pres- into African spirituals and folkentation In the Shoes of an Elizabethan tunes in their concert titled SpringLady: The Passions and Scandals of Soul on May 27. Have a greatFrances Walsingham (May 25) in- month!troduces us to a woman who was stranger to danger, intrigue andscandal, first married to the Queen'sBOSLEYcourtier, and second to the Queen'sREAL ESTATElover, the Earl of Essex. Get to'80SUY ~BAL ESTAT~: !.TD., i1£Al.TOJ1know her life with a curator's talkand music from that time (Musiciansin Ordinary), not to mention a treasuredpair of her shoes which havebeen in the family of her last hus~band since .the 1600's.More Bach! It's not often that onecan hear the Six Motets by Bach inone evening. These works, consideredby many to be great masterpiecesof the choral repertoire are bothchallenging and rewarding. The TallisChoir, under the direction of PeterMahon, perfom1s them May 26.Frank T. Nakashima can bereached at franknak@interlog.comPETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.comSINGERS WANTED All I IAmateur & ProfessionaltlilflngSoP/J~eSAuditions for All the King's Voices2007-2008 season: i}.1vklJ. Kingtnmio• Requiems by Mozart & Faure, with orchestra• Joy to the World: Carols from Worcester Cathedral•Spring, the Sweet Spring, featuring the music ofSteven 416-225-2255Auditions •.••'.,.for the musical experience of a lifetime!Our choristers love the music, friendships and experiences thatmake up the "TCC: The Toronto Children's Chorus offers valuableopportunities to work in a challenging, yet nurturing environmentwith Canada's finest professional conductors, artists and ensembles.We also offer a West End Training Choir location on Royal York Road(south of Bloor). Auditions for our upcoming performance seasonare being held May through early June.Is your child ...·entering Grades 1-7·showing some interest in singing?·eager to learn more about music and developing his/hermusical abilities?. attracted to exceptional opportunities that may eventuallyinclude performing in concerts throughout the world?''A children's choir breathes lifeinto the musical soul of a city.Without children, there would beno future. Without choirs, howcoul

High Park Choirs of TorontoZimfira Poloz, Artistic DirectorDo you love to sing?AUDITION NOWfor the 07 -08 SeasonSaturday, June 9 -Trinity-St. Paul's United Church.Ca/1416.788.8482 to book an auditionUnique program features include:* Choirs for children and youth ages 4-25* Specialized programming for boys and teens* Teaching and mentoring opportunities forhigh school and university studentsCarol Woodward Ratzlaff andBrad Ratzlaff, Artistic Directors ,Sunday, June 10th, 20073:00 pmSt. Anne's Anglican Church270 Gladstone A venueJoin us for this spectacular event, foaturingspecial performances with High Park Choir foundersAnn Cooper Gay and En-ol Gay and Choir alunmi.Call for tickets: (416) 762-0657 Adults, Children/Students/Seniors/ AlumniSPRING AUDITIONSFinancial assistance available through bursaries.Spring Concert:Cultures and CustomsSaturday, May 26th, 4:30pmTrinity-St. Paul's United Church(Bloor and Spadina)· Join our singers on a touraround the world!t\lCurrently accepting new members forSeptember 2007 - choir divisions forchildren and youth.ages' 5 to 18+.Excellent vocal trainingAdded value with music theory rudimentsWarm, encouraging atmosphereWeekly rehearsals in the High Park areaOpen Rehearsals May gth & 1 oth! .For more info, to RSVPor to schedule an audition please contact us!For tickets call 416.788.8482M AY 1 - JUNE 7 2007 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 19

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