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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

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vocal technique and stage deportment.Voice placement auditions areheld on a regular basis to gauge theability of the youngster. The choir isfunded by the Trillium Foundationand the Brampton Arts Council.Carol Barber 905-450-5659info@bramptonfestivalsingersinc.orgwww.bramptonfestivalsingersinc.orgBRAVADO!Bravado!, Barrie's Show Choir,founded in 1996, is a 28-voice auditionedSATB choir now under theleadership oflong-time member andlocal musician, Scott Boyer. Therepertoire is eclectic, from traditionaland sacred to jazz, pop and Broadway.All pieces are performed bymemory, allowing the choir to bemore interpretive with the musicand to better connect with the audience.The end result is an impressiveentertainment experience, witha focus on musical excellence combinedwith the visual appeal ofstaging or choreography. Each yearBravado! presents Christmas andSpring shows, and is available forprivate functions and fundraisers.705-728-7828bravado_sings@yahoo.caBRAVO CHOIRBravo Choir is a non-auditionedmixed adult choir, affiliated withthe Bravo School of Music. We focuspredominantly on secular musicfrom a wide range of musicalperiods and styles. Bravo Choir isa fun community of singers andwelcomes everyone who likes toshare the joy of learning a broadrepertoire and performing in differentlanguages. The choir is directedby Boris Trei vus. We rehearseweekly on Thursday evenings fromSeptember until June. Join us ifyou love to sing! Singing experienceand ability to read music notnecessary but an asset. We are convenientlylocated on Yonge Street,north of Bloor.ElenaAnissovets 416-928-0330info@bravoschoolofmusic.comwww.bravoschoolofmusic.comBURLINGTON CMC CHORALEFounded in 1994, this 25- 30 voiceSATB community choir presents awide spectrum of choral musicthroughout the year ranging fromthe Renaissance to Baroque tomodern, classical to jazz under thedirection of Dr. Gary Fisher. TheWholeNote CANARY PAGESChorale's performances are often Cooper Gay.accompanied by professional solo- Ken Hall, Company Managerists and chamber ensembles such as 416-366-0467the Talisker Players. There are info@canadianchildrensopera.comthree main concerts each year. Auditionsare held in September andwww.canadianchildrensopera.comJanuary and are open to men and CANADIAN ORPHEUSwomen 18 years and over who have MALE CHOIRsight-reading potential. Rehearsals:Tuesday evenings from 7: 15- 9:30pm at St. Christopher's AnglicanChurch, Guelph Line, Burlington.Gary Fisher 905-855-2995fisher63@interlog.comwww.burlingtoncivicchorale.caSSCALVIN PRESBYTERIANCHURCH CHOIRA four-part choral group, with fourpaid soloists and about 20 volunteers.We perform for all services atCalvin Presbyterian, and welcomeother offers. We rehearse Thursdays6:30-8pm, and we are eagerfor new members. The choir hasbeen steadily growing and wouldlove new members! Our theme isChristian, and we perform a largevariety of music including early music,Classical and Romantic, spiritualsand contemporary popular styles.No previous experience necessary.Rehearsals in the sanctuary ofCalvin Church, 26 Delisle Ave, oneblock north of St. Clair and Yonge.Sandy Thorburn416-604-7692 or 416-923-9030sandythorburn@yahoo.comwww.calvinchurchtoronto.comCANADIAN CHILDREN'SOPERA CHORUSIn its 40th season, the CCOC consistsof five choruses for ages 5- 20and is the only permanent children'sopera chorus in Canada to regularlycommission and produce operas forchildren. The programme preparesyoung people for the vibrant worldof opera by offering musical anddramatic training and professionalexperience. Members regularly performwith the Canadian Opera Company,the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,and other major professionalorganizations throughout the GTA.The CCOC was nominated for aJuno award in 2007. Rehearsals takeplace weekdays after school in thedowntown area. Auditions are heldApril-June. Artistic Director: AnnWWW. THEWHOLENOTE . COMCanadian Orpheus Male Choir, nowin its 31 st season, is a well-balancedauditioned ensemble of 62 singers.Now under the direction of FredNuman, the choir has performedclose to 500 concerts in venues suchas the National Arts Center in Ottawa,Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto,St. Paul's Cathedral, WestminsterAbbey and Royal Albert Hall in London,England. In addition to the U.K.,the choir has toured continental Europe,Ireland, Canada and theU.S.A. Each season the Choirpresents a series of concertsthroughout Southern Ontario, supportingcharities, and to date hashelped raise more than 0,000. Itsrepertoire consists of classical, sacred,pop, jazz, gospel, and secularmusic.Ted van Overdijk 905-659-7046twavano@hotmail.comwww.comc.caCANTABILE CHORALE OFYoRKREGIONCantabile Chorale is a 40-voice auditionedmixed adult choir foundedin 1973 by Robert Richardson thatperforms eight to ten times a year,mostly in southern York Regionand frequently for local charities.The choir has a broad repertoireembracing classical and contemporaryworks, both sacred and secular,and often features guest musiciansor joins forces with other ensembles.Rehearsals are on Mondayevenings in Thornhill from Septemberto June. An annual weekendretreat is held in September andweekend tours within Ontario arearranged every two to three years.New choristers with good sightreadingability are welcome at anytime.Robert Richardson 905-731-8318sing@cantabile.cawww.cantabile.caCANTORES CELESTESWOMEN'S CHOIRAuditioned women's ensemble celebrating20 years! We sing to createmusical excellence and joy andto make a difference in the community,donating thousands of dollars tocharities. Directed by Kelly Galbraith,our repertoire ranges frommedieval and baroque to romanticand classical-contemporary. Wehave released five CDs, with a sixth20th anniversary CD to be issued in2009. We have performed live onCBC Radio, have been featured onCBC television and the history channeland participated in Festival 500in St. John 's. We are performingfour concerts in New Brunswick inJuly 2008 with a Gala concert inSaint John.416-236-1522cantorescelestes@hotmail. cornwww.cantorescelestes.comCANTORES FABULARUMCantores Fabularum began carollingover ten years ago to raise moneyfor YWCA Toronto 's 1 st StopWoodlawn women 's shelter. Thegroup, now conducted by ElizabethAnderson, has evolved into an over40-member choir that performs afull season of innovative and accessibleprogramming, includingtheir popular annual Christmassing-along concert. In 2006, CantoresFabularum recorded their firstCD, From Pennies in a Cup. In2007, Cantores Fabularum presentedAn Evening for Dr. Holman, inwhich they performed choral andorgan works by Dr. Derek Holmanand other contemporaries.John Cowling 416-994-2493cantores.fabularum@gmail.comwww.cantores.caCELEBRATION CHOIRLooking for a an interesting andenergetic choir for seniors? Considerthe Celebration Choir! Foundedin 2007 within The Toronto SingingStudio and directed by LindaEyman, this 35-voice choir featuresrepertoire to suit every musicaltaste, appealing musical arrangementsand opportunities for choristersto share their talents as soloists.The Celebration Choir rehearsesSeptember-May on Thursdayafternoons, 2:00--4:00 pm, inthe gymnasium at Trinity-St.Paul's United Church, 427 BloorSt W. Two formal concerts are presentedeach season along with severaloutreach concerts in hospitalsand seniors' residences. Rehearsalsare sociable and fun. No auditionnecessary. A seasonal membershipis paid.Linda Eyman, Music Director416-455-9238linda_eyman@hotmail.comM AY 2008

CELLAR SINGERSThe Cellar Singers, directed by AlbertGreer with Blair Bailey, accompanist,are in their40th season. TheSingers present four major concertseach season in the Huronia­Muskoka area. Performances includecomplete traditional oratorios,with professional vocal soloistsand orchestras, shorter works,and Canadian compositions. The60-member auditioned choir rehearsesweekly for 2 I /2 hours,has participated in many specialperformances, and toured internationally.The choir has two ChristmasCDs available through thechoir web site. All choristers volunteerfor some organizational dutiesand participate in fundraising.Wayne Noble, Choir Administrator705-327 -8280www.thecellarsingers.comCHOIRS ONTARIOChoirs Ontario is a not-for-profitarts service organization dedicatedto the support, promotion and celebrationof choral music throughoutOntario. For thirty-sevenyears choirs, conductors, singers,composers, administrators, educatorsand choral music lovers fromevery corner of the province havedepended on Choirs Ontario's servicesand programmes including theOntario Youth Choir, The RuthWatson Henderson Choral CompositionCompetition, and the President'sLeadership Award. Join todayand get all the latest choralnews, connect with your choralcommunity and take advantage ofthe many benefits included withmembership such as free concertlistings on our website, reducedchoir insurance, and borrowing privilegesfrom our extensive choral library.Connect chorally. Make lifesing!416-923-1144 or866-935-1144 (toll-free)info@choirsontario.orgwww.choirsontario.orgCHORALAIRS OF NORTH YORKFounded in 1962, The Choralairsof North York perform monthly forseniors in retirement or long-termcare settings. We are a 45-membermixed voice non-auditioned choirwho sing a variety of show tunesand popular songs. Our Music Director,Alan Wyand, has extensiveexperience in creating our orchestrationsand conducting the choir.Reading music is helpful but notessential.Rehearsals are every Tues-day evening from 7:45-9:45 pm atEarl Bales Community Centre,Room 2, 4169 Bathurst Street, justsouth of Sheppard Avenue. In additionto the monthly concerts, wepresent an annual Sunday afternoonconcert for the community at EarlBales in June. All voices welcome!Brian 416-631-0029Barbara 416-787-8307CHORUS NIAGARAChorus Niagara's mission is to entertain,inspire and educate throughthe performance of fine choral music.As Niagara Region 's premiersymphonic chorus, Chorus Niagaraperforms both the beloved as wellas seldom heard choral masterpieces,provides a showcase for emergingCanadian talent and attractssingers of all ages through its Children'sChoir and Side by Side HighSchool Chorale. The 2008/2009Season includes Messiah, Mass inB Minor, Durufle's Requiem, CarminaBurana and the premiere ofJohn Estacio's The Houses StandNot Far Apart, all under the directionof Robert Cooper, C.M.Pam Gilmore, Auditions 905-357-1616Barb Van Der Heyden,Administrative Director 905-934-5575cnadmin@becon.orgwww.chorusniagara.caCHRIST CHURCH DEER PARKAt this dynamic Anglican parish inmid-town Toronto there are threechoirs, all under the direction ofBruce Kirkpatrick Hill. The SeniorChoir, led by eight professionals,sings the best of Anglican liturgicalmusic every Sunday morning at 11am, with concerts and other specialevents, September to June.They rehearse Thursday nights at7:30 pm. A less ambitious adultchoir, led by four professional singers,rehearses Thursdays, 6:45-7: 15 pm and sings twice a month atthe 9:15 am Sunday service. TheJunior Choir learns music theoryand the fundamentals of singing;they rehearse Wednesday afternoons4:00-5:10 pm, and sing twoSundays a month.Bruce K. Hill 416-920-5211 ext. 28bkh i ll@ch ristch urchdeerpark. orgWNw.christchurchdeerpark.orgCHURCH OF SAINT MARYMAGDALENEThe atmospheric Church of SaintMary Magdalene, 477 Manning Avenue,Toronto, supports a variedchoral programme. The Ritual Choirand Women's Schola specialize inGregorian Chant, and have touredinternationally. The SATB GalleryChoir, whose EMI recordings facilitateda renaissance of interest inCanadian composer Healey Willan,provide polyphony for the 11 amservice, major feast days and HolyWeek. The SMM Singers lead the9:30 service with more casual fare,including shaped note music, a baroqueband and Orff ensemble. Wegratefully accept charitable donationsto the Healey Willan MusicFund.Stephanie Martin, Director of Music416-531-7955stmartin@yorku.cawww.stmarymagdalene.caCHURCH OF Sr. SIMoN-THE­APosnE (ANGLICAN) CHOIRSSt. Simon's Parish Choir is made upofa dedicated group of professionaland volunteer adult singers, whoassist in the musical leadership ofthe various liturgies at St. Simon's.The choir sings a rich variety of repertoire,from the Renaissance to the21 st century. Weekly choir rehearsalstake place on Thursday eveningsfrom 7-9 pm. We are always enthusiasticin welcoming new andcommitted choristers. St. Simon'sChildren's Choir is open to boys andgirls aged 7- 14. This choir sings atservices on a quarterly basis.Kirk Adsett, Organist/Choirmaster416-923-8714 ext. 208COMMON THREADCOMMUNITY CHORUSCommon Thread is a 70-voice, nonauditionedchoir conducted by IsabelBernaus, promoting communityand social justice through a repertoirebased in multicultural folk traditions.We welcome singers with awide range of musical experienceand cultural backgrounds. Rehearsalsare on Wednesdays 6:45-9:30pm at Cecil Community Centre(Spadina and College) Septemberthrough May. Our season includestwo benefit concerts plus two performancesof a full-length concertat the end of May. Orientation andvocal placement sessions for thoseon our waiting list are held in Apriland June with intake of new memberseach September.Zoe Cunningham,Chorus Administrator 416-410-5022info@commonthreadchorus.cawww.commonthreadchorus.caCORO SAN MARCOCoro San Marco, founded in 1995,has a vast repertoire of folk, classi­·cal, religious and operatic music,performed extensively at manyevents. In 2004 the choir joined theNova Amadeus Orchestra fromRome and the world-renowned ltalian choir "Gioventu' in Cantata"for several concerts. Coro SanMarco founded the annual multiculturalchoral concert: "SingingTogether", which is an of ethnic choirs. The SO-memberwWN.stsimons.caCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH CHOIRCOTM choir is a mixed-voice Anglicanchoir which performs in awide variety of musical genres, includingclassical,jazz, African, Chinese,Caribbean, Celtic, gospel, andpop/rock. We perform all musicauthentically for the genre and areoften accompanied by traditionalinstruments such as African drumcircles, Chinese erhu and guzheng,Irish harp, flute and bodhran. Weperform weekly at the Sunday servicesand for special concerts, suchas our annual Christmas concert.Our church congregation is diverse,open-minded, and passionate aboutour music. We enthusiastically welcomenew members to join ourchoir. The church is located at AvenueRoad and Dupont (north ofBloor).Matthew Tran-Adams 416-922-4371tranadams@rogers.comwww.churchofthemessiah.cachoir has released two CDs: Va'Pensiero/Longing Spirit (200 I),and Addio Patria Mia/Farewell MyHomeland (2004), a collection ofsongs about immigration. Coro SanMarco rehearses every Friday from8:00-10:00 pm at L.I.U.N.A. Local506, 3750 Chesswood Dr., Toronto.Angelo Tiveron, President416-494-1413Daniel Colla, Artistic Director416-667 -0468www.corosanmarco.comCOUNTERPOINT CHORALEDedicated to the community and tothe performing arts. CounterpointChorale is a 42-member and growingensemble of vocalists gatheredfro m all over the GTA, led byfou nder William Woloschuk. Thechoir is known for its wide interpretationand multi-lingual sacred andsecular classical performancerange. Next season's concert highlightsinclude the return of the Sing-M AY 2008WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMWholeNote CANARY PAGES

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