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Volume 13 - Issue 4 - December 2007

... CONCERTS: Toronto

... CONCERTS: Toronto and GTASUNDAY DECEMBER 16 @3 pmToronto Centre for theArtsWeston Recital Hall5040 Yonge StreetGust north of Sheppard)Kerry Stratton, conductorSt. Michael's Choir SchoolRecreate the magic of an oldfashionedChristmas in Vienna with a concert designed for thewhole family to enjoy!TICKETS: Adu lts //, Seniors /.50/Doug Gibson, trombone; Doug Burrell, tuba; BrianBarlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211.Free· donations welcomed.- 7:00: Brampton Festival Singers. Handel.·Messiah. Robert Hennig, artistic director. RoseTheatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. ;(st/sr)- 7:00: Metropolitan United Church.Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.Metropolitan choirs; Patricia Wright & MatthewCoons. organ. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Freewill offering.- 7:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Musica Cuba: LetThere Be Light: Jewish Life in Cuba. Hilario DuranTrio and David Buchbinder. Al Green Theatre,750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 xO. .Proceeds to support the Cuba Jewish Community.- 7 :OD: Toronto Swedish Singers. SwedishChristmas Concert '1 Juletid''. TraditionalSwedish & English Christmas carols and season·al music. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old YorkMills Rd. 416-445-2889. ; free(l 2 & under).Reception to follow.- 7:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto.Carols by Candlelight. Trinity St. Paul's UnitedChurch Choir and the Cowboy Junkies. Trinity St.Paul's Church, 427 Bloor Street West. 416-788-.8482. Free.- 7:30: Classical Music Consort. TheClassical Symphony. McAndrew: Sinfonia forStrings, Op. 25; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony;Beethoven Symphony no. 1. Ashiq Aziz, conductor.Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave. +44 IOI7929555158. ; .- 7:30: North minster United Church.North minster Music Series: Christmas CarolService. Northminster United Church Choir;Katharine Philips, director; David Phillips, organ.255 Finch Ave. W. 647-3784096. Freewilloffering.- 8:00: Glenn Gould School. Student Recital·Yoon Woo Kim, viola. RCM, room 305, 90Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free.Monday December 17- 2:00 Glenn Gould School. Student Recital-Emily Donate/le, French Horn. RCM ConcertHall, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free.- 7:30: Dr. Norman Bethune CollegiateInstitute. Music of the Festive Season. JazzEnsemble, Rick Humphrey, director; FestivalSingers, Gloria Ratcliffe, director; Junior andSenior Band; Alise Tse, piano; Sharon Fitzimmons,conductor. 200 Fundy Bay Blvd. 416-396·8200 x20137. .- 7:30: Richmond Hill Centre for thePerforming Arts. flora Festival Singers·www.torontophil.on.ca416-733-0545~ O"RICHMOND HILLCentre for the Pe1iorm1ng ArtsProudly PresentsA Jestiva/ of enrolsFeaturingThe Elora Festival SingersMonday December 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m.St. Mary's Anglican Church10030 Yonge Street, Richmond HillFor tickets call (905) 737-8985 ext. 6007or www.richmondhill.caFEATURINGWaleed AbdulhamidHameed ShaqqRavi NaimpallyJoaquin Nunez HidalgoJohn Ebataand the Sidgwick Scholars of the Orpheus ChoirEdward Moroney, accompanist· Robert Cooper, conductorTUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007, 7:30 PMRunnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede RoadTICKETS ( seniors, students)For tickets call 416-530-4428,email, or online at:www.orpheuschoirtoronto.comPA ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL1""\ CON SEIL DES ARTS DE l'ONTARIOtoront dart sbou n ci IAn arm ·s 1cnQ\t' :-iocly o l tt'c C !y o· l orn~toWWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM D ECEMBER 1 2007 - FEBRUARY 7 2008

Festival of Carols. St. Mary's Anglican Church,10030 Yonge St. 905-737·8985 x6007. .- 8:00: Glenn Gould School. Student Recital ­Rory Mcleod, viola. RCM Concert Hall, 90Croatia St. 416-408-2824. Free.- 8:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. TheMajesty of Christmas. Burge: Angels Voices forbrass band and children's chorus; Gregson: brassband showpiece, Laudate Dominum; Galland:Christmas Overture; Calvert: Two CanadianChristmas Carols. Canadian Children's OperaChorus; Curtis Metcalf and Ann Cooper Gay,directors. Cathedral Church of St. James, 65Church St. 416-366-7723 / 800· 708-6754.; (sr); (st).- 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An IndigoChristmas. A program of music celebrating theseason. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane. Brampton.905-874,2800.·.- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Virtuoso Performances:Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre.Wagner: opera arias; Respighi: Fountains of Rome;Pines of Rome. Valery Gergiev, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255..50-9.50.Tuesday December 18- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre -ChamberMusic Series: Serenade. String trio repertoire byDohnanyi & Beethoven. Catherine Cosbey, violin;Carolyn Blackwell, viola; Alastair Eng, cello. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. West. 416·363-8231. Free.- 1 :00: St. James' Cathedral. Music forAdvent -Andrew Ager and Rachel Mahon.Nutcracker Suite, piano four hands. 65 ChurchStreet. 416-364-7865. Free.- 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church.Christmas Jazz Vespers: Graham HowesOuartet. 25 St. Phillips Road. 416-247-5181.Offering.- 7:30: Orpheus Choir. Metro Christmas.Seasonal favourites with a multicultural flavour.Waleed Abdulhamid, Hameed Shaqq, RaviNaimpally, Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, John Ebata,musicians; Sidgwick Scholars of the OrpheusChoir. Runnymede United Church, 432 RunnymedeRd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr);(st).- 8:00: Rankin Sisters. Christmas Concert. Aprogram of holiday favourites. Rose Theatre, 1Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. -.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto's Favourite Messiah. Roy ThomsonHall. See Dec 15.Wednesday December 19- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre- Piano VirtuosoSeries: Virtuoso Masterworks. AlexanderSeredenko, piano. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231. Free.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel's Messiah. GillianKeith, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor;Colin Ba~er, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone;Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; lvars T aurins,conductor.Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W. 416·964-6337. -$ 78; $ 29-$ 71 (st/sr);(face the musik).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Toronto'sFavourite Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec15.- 9:00 & 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Soul/Jan Holiday Night. Michael Occhipinti, guitar;Luis Simao, bass; Lester Mclane, vocals &saxophone. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. .- 1 O:OOpm: John Kameel Farah. JKF &CEE. Canadian Electronic Ensemble: Jim Montgomery,David Jaeger, Larry Lake, Paul Still well;John Farah, piano. The Tranzac, 292 BrunswickAve. 416-923-8137. PWYC.Thursday December 20- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Series: TheDisappearance of Right and left. Sarah Chase,choreography; Peggy Baker, dancer. Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.West. 416-363-8231 . Free.- 12:00 noon: Metropolitan United Church.Organ Recital-Patricia Wright. 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel's Messiah. (SeeDec.19).- 8:00: David Mirvish. Christmas with theRat Pack. Celebration of three world-famousentertainers, Frank, Sammy & Dean, and some ofthe most popular music ever recorded. Princessof Wales Theatre, 300 King Street W. 416-872-1212 / 800-461 -3333. -. For completerun see music theatre listings.- 8:00: John McDermott.John McOermottand Friends · A Family Christmas Show. MainAuditorium, Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St. Oakville. 888-489-7784..99; .99(BIG); .99(81Gplus); (eye­GO). See Dec 1.- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall.Colin James little Big Band Christmas. ColinJames, guitar; little big band. Massey Hall, 15Shuter St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50.Friday December 21- 3:00 & 7:00: Ballet Jurgen. Tchaikovsky'sThe Nutcracker. A presentation of this annualholiday favourite. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-874-2800. - 5.- 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel's Messiah. SeeDec.19. PWYC I 18-30).- 8:00: Markham Village OperaCompany. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7468; 866-768-8801. .- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall.Colin James little Big Band Christmas. See Dec.20.- 8:00: Sine Nomine I Poculi LudiqueSocietas of the University of Toronto.Heaven Touching Earth. Two Medieval Englishplays for the Advent Season. Saint Thomas'Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street. 416-638-9445. ; (sr); O(st/unwaged).- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto's Favourite Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall.See Dec 15.Saturday December 22- 2:00 & 8:00: Sine Nomine I PoculiLudique Societas of the University ofToronto. Heaven Touching Earth. See December21.THNICTORIASCHOLARSMen's Choral Ensemble- 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. AChristmas Carol. Dickens: A Christmas Carol,excerpts & Christmas favourites with dancers,handbell ringers & sing-along. Scott Coopwood,narrator; Alan Anderson, actor; Vivienne Elbome,stage director; Canadian Children's Opera Chorus;John Morris Russell, conducto r. Extendedintermission: Festive activities. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -$ 57;-(5-12).- 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel's Messiah. SeeDec. 19.- 8:00: Chamber Music Society of MississaugaConcerts. Sanctuary Series: PatrickCardy· The Snow Oueen. Also arias by Vivaldi.Angela Fusco, narrator; Christina Birch, soprano;Belinda McGuire, John Beasant Ill, dance/choreographer. First United Church, 151 LakeshoreRd. 905-848-0015. ; (sr); O(st/eh).- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall.Gospel Christmas Project. Andrew Craig, host;Jackie Richardson, Alana Bridgewater, KellyleeEvans, vocal; Chris Lowe, keyboard. Massey Hall,15 Shuter St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50.- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall.Canadian Brass Annual Christmas Concert. EricRobertson, organ. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. .50-.50.Sunday December 23- 10:30am: First Evangelical LutheranChurch. Songs and Stories of Christmas. Choirwith sing along of English and German Christmascarols. 116 Bond St. 416-977-4786. Freewilloffering.- 12:00 noon: Derek Macrae. Guitar SoloConcert. See Dec 2.www.victoriascholars.caJ IIVY CICI IOCKImusic directoriJ=lk~1!1!?s~,.•,· ._ .. . -· .heaven Touching 6irthTWO Medieval english Plays for the lldvent e«=ason~e NoMINe ensemble for Medieval Musicand l>oculi I,udiquc: e.,cictasFriday, December 21 , 8 pmSaturday, December 22, 2 & 8 pmSaint Thomas's Anglican Church383 Huron Street I (seniors) I (students)416-638-9445 I Iplspls@chass.utoronto.caDrama with music and danceand a prelude concert of 15'"-century English Advent music., :/·:-·_/~.. ·, :-:" Ring in the Yuletide·-'.:?'.. .,,

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