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Volume 13 - Issue 2 - October 2007

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early • choral • jazz & band • music theatre • opera • newMEMBER PROFILESBLUE PAGES 2007-2008This 2007-2008 Blue Pages directory of WholeNote Memberscontains 174 Profiles. Written by the members themselves, theseProfiles offer an extraordinary view of music-making in SouthernOntario. Every Profile is by someone who is, in some sense, a publicpresenter of music - some members are primarily venues, oreducational institutions for whom presenting concerts is a secondaryactivity. Some are self-presenting artists; others, like Choirs Ontario,are service organizations. All contribute to making Southern Ontario- not just Toronto - a real hotbed of musical activity.We hope you find reason to hold on to this directory beyond the lifeof the October WholeNote in which it is circulated. But do pleaseexercise caution in using this print version of the WholeNote BluePages as a primary source for specific concert information as theyear rolls on. Members have bravely gazed into a twelve-monthcrystal ball to provide these convenient season summaries. Pleaseconsult our website regularly, at, for updates,additions, and changes.ACADEMY CONCERT SERIESSince 1991, the Academy Concert Series has presentedchamber music programmes of outstanding artistic quality.Using period instruments and authentic performance styles,we recreate a historical atmosphere and treat our audiencesto music the way the great composers wanted ii to be heard.For the 2007 /08 season we will take our audience on afascinating musical journey to some most celebrated musicalcapitals of Europe: to Venice, with music by Antonio Vivaldi(November 17); to Berlin, with Mendelssohn's Piano QuartetsUanuary 19); to Vienna, with Mozart's Divertimenti andNotturni for basset horn trio and voices (February 23); andto Paris, with exciting works by "Le Group des Six" (April19).All concerts will take place on Saturdays at 8pm at theEaslminster United Church (310 Danforth Avenue), wherethe exceptional acoustics contribute to a musical experienceof pure joy. Join us for ournew season and discover what's sospecial about the Academy Concert Series!Nicolai Tarasov, artistic director416-927-9089nicolait@sympalico.cawww.academyconcertseries.comALDEBURGH CONNECTIONThis season The Aldeburgh Connection launches itssecond quarter century of concerts dedicated to song,featuring exclusively Canadian artists. Our Sunday Seriesbegins on October 21 with "New York Exotic" and continuesDecember 2 with "Miroir bn1lant", an exploration of thegenius of Francis Poulenc. On January 13 we feature early20th century English poets and composers, with anemphasis on the works of Walter de la Mare, and on March2 present an all Richard Strauss programme. On April 27we look at the fascinating world of Adelaide Sartoris, whosang the first London performance of Norma.We present two exciting recitals at the Glenn Gould Studio:our annual Schubertiad with Virginia Hatfield and ColinBalzer on November 28 and, on April 9, Nathalie Paulinand Anita Krauss singing French, German and Canadiansongs and duets.And, our Discovery Series features talented young singerson the verge of important careers. For information or for aseason brochure call us or visit our website.416-699-2178www.aldeburghconneclion.orgALEXANDER SINGERS & PLAYERSThe Alexander Singers and Players started 21 yearsago as a summer choir, directed by Angela Hawaleshka,and has evolved to presenting highly acclaimedperformances of such shows as Gilbert and Sullivanoperettas, Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, SweeneyTodd, Most Happy Fe/Ja, and Fiddler on the RoolThe group has a strong educational mandate and isactive in supporting charitable causes. Members worktoward a strong musical foundation, and an ensemble ofexperienced singers presents staged and costumed excerptsfrom operettas and Broadway musicals throughout the year.On December 8 & 9 The Alexander Singers will presenta seasonal concert, performing John Ru tier's Requiem,folk songs, spirituals, opera excerpts, and an opportunityfor all to sing along Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs,and the Hallelujah Chorus!In May 2008, The Alexander Singers and Players willpresent Guys and Dolls at Leah Posluns Theatre.Angela Hawaleshka, artistic directorinlo@alexandersingers.comwww.alexandersingers.comALL-CANADIAN JAZZ FESTIVAL PORT HOPEThe All-Canadian Jazz Festival Port Hope closes thesummer festival season with a unique celebration of thefinest in Canadian jazz. For six years the Festival hasbrought 15 or more of the country's lop jazz ensembles lo aWholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2007-2008 81small town park, just an hour east of Toronto, the thirdweekend of September. The Festival has always featuredwell-known Canadian music veterans; we have alsopresented artists who are just beginning their rise tointernational prominence - both Sophie Milman andKellylee Evans played here early in their careers. Nurturingthe next generation is an important part of our mission,and each year the TD Canada Trust Young Jazz Showcasebrings together some of the finest high school jazz playersfrom across the country, for intensive mentoring withveteran musicians and two sets on our main stage. TheAll-Canadian Jazz Festival takes place in downtown PortHope, only a short walk from Ontario's best preservedheritage district, where clubs and restaurants complementthe Festival with live jazz all weekend. Complete detailsonline THE KING'S VOICESAll The King's Voices is a mixed-voice semi-professionalchoir that performs a wide variety of music while advancingthe art of choral music in the community. Singers are giventhe opportunity to study and perform under the tutelage ofprofessional leadership and direction from the choir'sfounder and conductor, David J. King, assisted by 6 highlytrained section leads.The choir has appeared with such international singersas Ben Heppner, Measha Bruggergosman and Salome Bey.They have also performed several great classical workswith the Mooredale Orchestra and Talisker Playersincluding Handel's Messiah and Alexander's Feast andMozart's Requiem. All The King's Voices has appeared atRoy Thomson Hall and the Glenn Gould Studio as well as onCBC and JAZZ FM radio and CITY TV: The choir is also aregularly featured guest performer at Black Creek PioneerVillage for its annual Christmas by Lamplight.The 2007-08 season includes Requiems by Mozart andFaure with orchestra, carols from Worcester Cathedral, andan eclectic spring concert.All The King's Voices also offers public workshops onvocal technique and

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