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Volume 13 - Issue 4 - December 2007

presentsSEfilNISSIMAUNANQCHEChristmas Music fromSpain & Latin AmericaDecember 7 & 8, 2007 at 8 pmFlashy rhythms and sensuous melody have alwaysmarked Christmas celebrations in the Spanish-speakingnations of the world, on both sides of the Atlantic. Forour Yuletide concert this year we turn to J 6th and l 7thcenturySpain and Latin America, presenting musicwhich is by turns haunting, boisterous, soulful andaltogether irresistible. Join us for this journey to thelands of villancicos, ensaladas, xacaras and romances,including rarely heard masterpieces from BaroqueMexico and Guatamala.December 7 sponsored by theConsulate General of """"COOPEP.ACIOr--.""""'EXTERIORThe BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUSand the BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRLinda Beaupre, ConductorEleanor Daley, PianistLet it&110-w!... CONCERTS: Toronto and GTAMexico and Guatemala. David Fallis. artisticdirector. Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W. 416-964-6337. -.Saturday December 08-1 :30 & 3:30: Toronto Symphony Orches·tra/Glenn Gould Foundation. Happy 75thBirthday, Glenn Gould! Celebrates the life of thelegendary pianist; for ages 5 to 12. Young artistsfrom The Glenn Gould School of The RoyalConservatory of Music; Peter Dundjian, conduc·tor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -.- 2:00 & 7:30: Mississauga Children'sChoir. A Christmas Fantasy with the Mississau·ga Children's Choir & Mississauga Youth Orches·tra. Thomas Bell, conductor. Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306·6000. 2:00: ; 7:30: .- 4:00 & 7:30: Canadian Children's OperaChorus. The CCOC Goes Ruby. Celebrating the40th Anniversary Season with seasonal favour·ites & highlights from the many operas of theCCOC's perfonmance history. 4:00: JuniorDivisions; 7:30: Senior Divisions. Guest/host:Mary Lou Fallis; Ann Cooper Gay, director. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416-205·5555. ; (st/sr).- 7:30: Alexander Singers' Festival Choir.Christmas Concert. Rutter: Requiem; Christmascarols & Hanukkah songs; spirituals; folk songs &opera excerpts. Celebration Church, Northwestcorner of Coldstream Ave. and Bathurst St. 416·324· 1259. ; .- 7:30: Bach Children's Chorus. let it Snow.The four choirs of the Bach Children's Choruscelebrate the season of snow, Chanukah &Christmas. Linda Beaupre, conductor, EleanorDaley, piano . George Weston Recital Hall,Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-870-8000. ; .- 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.- 7:30: Mimico Chamber Orchestra.Homage/Omaggio · an evening dedicated toMimico Chamber Orchestrapresents· Homage/Omaggio ·Gorgeous Baroque Christmasmusic and an eveningdedicated to musical heroesSaturday, December 8 @7:30 pmThe Assembly Hall(Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.)Tickets Available or call1-888-222-6608?TlCKETt11=CAlso available at the door.For more info visitwww.mimicochamberorchestra.commusical heroes. J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2for Flute and Orchestra; Manfredini & Geminiani:Concerti Grossi. Kimberley Schemeit, flute. TheAssembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith ParkDrive. 1-888-222-6608. .- 7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Handel: Messiah.Grace Church on·the·Hill. See Dec 7.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Berg: ThreePieces Op.6; Ravel: Albarado del Gracioso;Strauss: Ein Heldenleben. Guests: MontrealConservatoire Orchestra; Raffi Anmenian,director. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park.416-978·3744. -.- 8:00: Ashkenaz. Hip Hop Hanukah withSoCalled The Mod Club, 722 College Street.416-979-9901 / 888·222·6608. .- 8:00: Burlington Welsh Male Chorus. ATouch of Christmas. Weston Silver Band. St.Gabriel's Church, 2261 Parkway Or. Burlington.416-249-6553.Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 7 :30pmCelebrate the season of snow, Christmas, Chanukah andfamily gatherings with the BCC's appealing youth.Toronto Centre for the ArtsGeorge Weston Recital HallBA(H ILDRE~5040 Yonge Street ORUS~(north of Sheppard Ave.)Tickets: and at the Toronto Centrebox office or TicketMaster at 416.870.8000Company in Residenceat the Toronto Centrefor the Arts

- 8:00: Consulate General of Croatia/Culture Toronto Fort York/ClaviersBaroque. Authentic Music Experience· AChristmas Surprise. Music by Handel, Bach,Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Mozart & others. SandaMajurec, harpsichord; Nina Kobler, soprano. BlueBarracks, Fort York National Historic Site, 100Garrison Road. 905-277-9928. -. Preconcertcannon firing: 7:45pm; gala wine andcheese reception to follow. Formal dress or periodcostume admired but not required.- 8:00: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. ThatChristmas Feeling. See Dec 7.-8:00: Forte. Man with the Bag.Traditional,classical and contemporary holiday repertoire.Toronto Men's Chorus. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416- 763-3783.(door); (adv); (sr/st).- 8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Solo.Bach: Sonata no.2 in a BWVl 003; Monteverdi:lntroduzione al Ballo; Hume: Deth; Handel: InQuella Sola and more. Graham Hargrove, specialguest/percussion. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. ; O(sr/st).- 8:00: Sophie Millman.Jazz & Blues.Michael Kaeshammer, piano. Massey Hall, 15Shuter St. 416-8724255. .50-.50.- 8:00: Toronto Singing Studio. Vivace Vox.Linda Eyman, music director; Gary Labovitz, viola;Nellie Labovitz, violin. Bloor Street United Church,300 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; O(sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Consort. Serenissima unaNoche. See listing for Dec. 7.- 8:00: Voices. Christmas Inspiration. Saint·Saens: Christmas Oratorio; Bach: Cantata 61 &other seasonal favourites. Ron Ka Ming Cheung,artistic director; Ryan Harper, tenor; JohnStephenson, organ. Parish Hall, St. Thomas'sChurch, 383 Huron St. 416-519-0528. ;(sr/st).- 8:30: Garnet Rogers. Hugh's Room, 2261Dundas St. West.416-531-6604. ;(adv).A THE TORONTO SINGING STUDIO":r.(Linda Eyman, Music DirectorpresentsA:}/ / •Y~v~e'Y&~In Their Premier Concert, with guest artistsGary Labovitz, v iola andNellie La bovitz, violinMorley, Farmer, Billings, Schubert, Tcha ikovsky and more.Christine Kim, Accompanist8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2007Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St W.Tickets: & 416-455-9238 for informationSunda December 09- 12:00 noon: Derek Macrae. Guitar SoloConcert. See Dec 2.- 1 :30 & 4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Family Christmas Concert. Music of theseason & audience carol sing-along. FeaturingTempus Choral Society. Oakville Centre for thePerforming Arts, 120 Navy St. Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; (sr); (st/ch).- 2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. SundayConcert Series · Royal Regiment of Canada Band.Rotunda, 150 Borough Drive. 416- 338-3295.Free.- 2:00: St. Anne's Anglican Church. TrueNorth Brass Christmas Concert. Brass concertand sing-along. Christmas favourites. 270Gladstone Ave. 416-922-4415. -.- 2:30: Unitarian Congregation of SouthPeel. Third community concert· Alexa BarrettWing. 84 South Service Road, Mississauga. 905-278-5622. ; free(under 16).Nina Kobler, sopranoSanda Majurec, harpsichord 8:00 pm Sat., Dec. 8, 2007 atThe Blue Barracks, Fort YorkNational Historic Site Pre-concert cannon firing 7:45pm~Tickets / (905)-277-9928Info 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Tea: Mourt: The Magic Flute.Opera and tea on the theatre stage. MacMillanTheatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. .- 3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Windsand Ice. Beethoven: Quintet for piano and winds,op.16; Dvorak: Serenade for Winds; Schmidt:Icicles of Fire. Heather Schmidt, piano; DavidHetherington, cello; Joaquin Valdepenas, clarinet;Sarah Jeffrey, oboe. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. W. 416-368-8743. ; (sr);(st).- 3:00: Concert Opera Group. SundayConcerts- Vaca/extravaganza. Opera arias. GreatHall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free.- 3:00: Harmony Singers.In A ChristmasMood. Harvey Patterson, conductor; BruceHarvey, accompanist; Amy Michelle Smith &Maradyn Wood. Martingrove United Church, 75Pergola Road, Etobicoke. 416-233-8037. ;(sr/stj; free(10 and under).- 3:00 Mississauga Choral Society.Messiah: George Frideric Handel. MonicaWhicher, soprano; Lynne McMurtry, mezzo.soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. Mark Pedrotti,baritone; Sinfonia Mississauga; Mervin Fick,conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -.- 3:00: Music at 345. Virtuosity in December.Mozart and Blavet: Concerti; Faure: Elegy;Godard: Suite of three pieces for flute and piano;Chopin: solo piano works. Anatoliy Kupriychuk,bassoon; Elena Tchemaia, piano; Allan Pulker,flute. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-926-1578. ; O(under 15). See ad next page.- 3:00: Orchestra Toronto.Dance Capitals ofthe World: Paris. An exploration of music anddance from five diverse cultural capitals. Worksby Mozart, Boildieu, Wagner & Saint-Saens.Opera Atelier Dancers; Celine Dennis, harp; ErrolGay, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall,Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-467-7142. ; (st/sr). Pre-concerttalk:2:15.; r," Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn onsunsets and makes night air smel l better." -HENRY ROLL INSGuest artists:Graham Hargrove, percussionJames Johnstone, harpsichordSaturday, December Sth, 2007 at 8 pmCalvin Presbyterian Church A26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto \!iWtoront dartsbounci ICONCERT TI CKETS : · Adults I - Seniors & StudentsPA ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL1""\ CONSEIL DES ARTS DE l"O"TARIO Tickets avai lable only at the door.Rosedale Presbyterian Church129 Mount Pleasant Road(at South Drive)Tickets: A $ 15 SISwww.penthelia.compen thel iasi ngers@yahoo. eaJoron t~orts\:ouncil JD EC EMB ER 1 2007 - FEBRU ARY 7 2008 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 29

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