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Volume 13 - Issue 10 - July/August 2008

2008/2009 a season of many firstsI 4th Season!Glenn Gould Studio250 Front Street WestJoin us in 2008/2009 and become a member ofOff Centre Music Salon's extended family!All concerts take place onSunday a~ernoons at 2 p.m.200812009 : Subscriptions. . . On sale now!Adults._Q

0.szdrew Staniland's Made inChina), then the trio mashingAlanis Morissette'sHand in my Pocket in thenext (Juliet Palmer's Five).Jim Galloway (Jazz. Notes):I had the great pleasure ofplaying a ballad with a wonderfulpianist, John Bunch, ,at a recent jazz party ... hisaccompaniment was close tobeing sublime. Definitely amusical memory I shalltreasure. Another personalhighlight was at the recent Memories: Karen Ages with the KingstonArt Of Jazz tribute to John Symphony at Fort Henry. To her left,Norris, when the three ten- principal oboist Barbara Bolte.ors Kira Payne, Dan Blockand John McMurchie locked horns in a friendly jousting match in themusical interlude between Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue. Ithought it was pretty special and that The Wee Big Band playedreally well that night. Unfortunately, the Globe & Mail critic thoughtotherwise and panned us. So a highlight for me was a flickeringcandle for him. Oh well, one man'smeat is another man's poisson!Allan Pulker (Choral Scene, Quodlibet):Of the concerts I have heardthis season, one that really stood outwas violinist Phoebe Tsang withpianist George Brough, playing Debussy'sSonata for Violin and Piano,and Dvorak's Romance for Violinand Piano (Op. I I In F minor).Phoebe's total commitment to bringingthat music fully to life at theHeliconian Hall was very inspiring.Frank Nakashima (Early Music): Inthis past season, members of Tafelmusikperformed nine of HeinrichIgnaz Franz von Biber's Mystery(Rosary) Sonatas, based on the Mysteryof the Life of Christ, some of themost beautiful music ever written for violin. These virtuosic workswere showcased by some of the finest exponents of the baroque violin,Christopher Verrette, Julia Wedman and Aisslinn Nosky, all ofwhom offered brilliant performances of these remarkable masterpieces.Jack MacQuarrie (BandStand): My most magical musical memory isnot of a band event! It was an amazing performance of Handel'sMessiah by the combined forces of the Elmer Iseler Singers and TheAmadeus Choir. In particular it was the crystal clear rendering bysoprano Meredith Hall. I have always held the opinion that audienceslisten with their eyes as well as their ears. At all times Ms. Hall'sradiant smile matched her crystal clear voice and confirmed to allpresent that she was totally immersed in the music...-"""""':. ......ELMER ISELER SINGERSLYDIA ADAMS, CONDUCTOR2008,-2003 SEASON30tlt ANNIVERSARYSunday, September 21, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.Our Lady of Perpetual Help ChurchVISIONARYWorks by Eric Whitacre, Martins Vilums,Ruth Watson Henderson, Maurice Durufle,Henryk Gorecki, Imant RaminshLaunch of book by Walter Pitman - Dundum Press:ELMER ISELER, Choral VisionaryFriday, December 5, 2008 - 8:00 p.mMetropolitan United ChurchHANDEL'S MESSIAHSpecial Guests:Sir David Willcocks, Guest ConductorAmadeus Choir and orchestraSoloists Leslie Fagan, Jennifer Enns,Colin Ainsworth and Tyler DuncanPre-Concert Dinner -Albany Club/TorontoFriday, February 13, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.Glenn Gould StudioCLASSICSJ.S. Bach "Mass" BWV 236 in G major(Lutheran Mass No. 4)John Tavener's "In Memoriam Annon Lee Silver"Arvo Part's "Berliner Mass"with orchestraFriday, April 17, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.Metropolitan United Church30th Anniversary CELEBRATIONAndrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano andGuest Alumni of the Elmer Iseler SingersAaron Copland - "In the Beginning,"Benjamin Britten - "Rejoice in the Lamb"Imant Raminsh - "Magnificat"Gary Kulesha - "Shaman Songs"Arthur Honnegger - Final movement: "Laudate Dominum"Monday, May 4, 2009 - 7:00 p.m .Metropolitan United ChurchGET MUSIC! GALA CONCERTWith participating school choirs and conductorsAll programmes subject to changeBIB Canada Council Conseil des Arts J>A. ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL© rortheArts du Canada torontdartsbouncil JI-\ CONSEJLDESARTS tf:tONTARIOWWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM

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