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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages

Faure's Requiem, Finzi

Faure's Requiem, Finzi 's In TerraPax and Vaughan-Williams Fantasiaon Christmas Carols. Professionalsoloists and instrumental musiciansregularly join Lyrica for performances.Our regular accompanist,Brent Mayhew, enhances thechoir's performances with extraordinaryskill and sensitivity.Steve Winfield 705-722-0271www. lyricachoir.orgMANoR RoAD UNITED CHURCHCHOIRSManor Road United Church is awarm-hearted, welcoming spiritualcentre in Toronto's South Eglintonneighbourhood. Our active non-auditionedchoral program supports andenhances Sunday morning worshipon a weekly basis. Short-term SATBand SA choirs rehearse three Sundaysafter morning worship and singon the fourth Sunday, twice a year.The Senior Choir (ages 16 and up)rehearses Thursdays, 7:30---9: 15 pm,and sings weekly in worship, Septemberto June. The Junior Choir(unchanged voices, ages 8- 18) rehearsesWednesdays, 5: I 5---6: 15 pm,providing vocal and sight-singingtraining, and sings occasionally inworship.J.C. Coolen, Music Director416483-0695manorroad@rogers.comwww.manorroadunitedchurch.comMASTERWORKS OF 0AKVILLECHORUS AND ORCHESTRAMasterworks of Oakville Chorusand Orchestra is devoted toperforming the great choral works;it is unique in that all concerts areaccompanied by full orchestra. Anoutgrowth of St. Andrew's ConcertSeries, Masterworks performs inOakville churches. Works performedin the last two seasons include Haydn's Creation, Faure's Requiem,Bach's Cantata #147, Handel'sMessiah, Beethoven Mass in C,and Bach Magnificat. Masterworksis led by Founding Artistic DirectorCharles Demuynck. Choir rehearsalsare Saturday mornings; Orchestra,Sunday evenings. Each concertprogram is performed twice. Thereare vacancies in the violin section;choristers interested in joining shouldcontact Charles Demuynck.Charles Demuynckcharles@masterworksofoakville.cawww.masterworksofoakville.caMEGACITY CHORUSAn all-male a cappella group formedin 1997, the chorus has entertainedall over southern Ontario, includingsinging for the Radio City MusicHall Rockettes and for the TorontoRaptors. Other appearancesinclude CityTV, Mix 99.9 and thenationally broadcast Canada's Walkof Fame. In August 2008 they willheadline the Russian BarbershopHarmony Festival. At internationalcompetitions, they 've placed ashigh as 13th in the world. Join usfor rehearsals Mondays, 7:00- 10pm at Harmony Hall, 2 GowerStreet. Potential members don' thave to read music but must passan audition.Jonathan Foster 416-702-1112info@megacitychorus.comwww.MegaCityChorus.comMENNO SINGERSMenna Singers is a mixed 45-voicechoir founded in 1955, rooted withinthe Mennonite tradition, singingprimarily sacred music and dedicatedto musical excellence. Underthe direction of Peter Nikiforuk, thechoir performs four concerts a year,and has partnered with musical organizationssuch as Nota Bene PeriodOrchestra, the Kitchener-WaterlooSymphony, and Pax ChristiChorale. Menna Singers sponsorsMennonite Mass Choir, whichperforms larger sacred works.Menna Singers, affiliated with Inter-MennoniteChildren's Choir andMenna Youth Singers, is dedicatedto supporting four-part congregationalsinging. Rehearsals: Mondayevenings, First Mennonite Church,800 King St. E., Kitchener.519-571-

MN1cc Yourn CHOIRThe MNjcc Youth Choir, directed bySamantha Clarke, is for singers ingrades 2---6. The choir was foundedin 2004 with the ideals of diversemusic and a fun inclusive atmosphere.There is no audition or experiencerequired for these groups.Our rehearsals prepare for performancesthroughout the year and raisethe musical skills ofour singers. Werehearse from September to May onThursdays from 4: 15-5:45 pm. Wealso offer a mentorship program forour experienced singers.Samantha Clarke, Director416-924-6211 ext. 277samc@mnjcc.orgwww.mnjcc.orgNATHANIEL DETT CHORALEThe Nathaniel Dett Chorale is a 20-voice SATB professional choirbased in Toronto, dedicated to performingAfrocentric music of allgenres, including classical, spiritual,gospel, jazz, folk and blues.Founded by Artistic Director BrainerdBlyden-Taylor in 1998, theChorale is renowned for its artisticexcellence and educational mandate.The vision of the Chorale is to buildbridges of understanding, appreciationand acceptance through themedium of music, between communitiesof people, both Black andother. The Chorale has a three-concertsubscription series, tours extensivelyeach season, and has releasedseveral CDs and DVDs.Membership is by audition.Michelle Lynne Goodfellow416-340-7000info@nathanieldettchorale.orgwww.nathanieldettchorale.orgNEWfONBROOK UNITED CHURCHCHANCEL CHOIRThe Newtonbrook United ChurchChancel Choir consists of a groupof volunteer singers, supported by anumber of professional sectionleads.The choir sings a wide varietyof classical and contemporaryrepertoire and provides strong musicalleadership each Sunday morning,twelve months of the year. Inaddition to full choir anthems, variousensembles and solos are presentedby members of the chancelchoir. On selected Sundays, theMAY 2008choir presents extra choral musicsuch as traditional carols at Christmasand a large choral work atEaster. Rehearsals are held on Sundaymorning before the service andon selected Thursday eveningsthrough the year.Taylor Sullivan, Music Director416-222-5417taylorsullivan@yahoo.comwww. newton brookun itedch u rch .eaNIAGARA VOCAL ENSEMBLEThis select 12-voice women's ensemble,established in 1991 byHarris Loewen, is the premier chamberchoir in Niagara and has been asemi-finalist in the CBC ChoralCompetition. The ensemble hasexplored a vast treble-voice repertory,comprising works from theRenaissance to the present, with aspecial focus on Canadian, especiallyNiagara-based composers.The NVE's CD, entitled Voices ofNiagara, focuses exclusively oncomposers with a Niagara connection,and includes the complete treble-voiceworks of Ronald Tremain.Rehearsals are Wednesday eveningsin St. Catharines, and performancesrange widely throughoutNiagara and beyond.Dr. Harris Loewen 905-984-6625hloewen@brocku.caNORTH TORONTO PLAYERSNTP, a community theatre companyfounded in 1966, entertains audiencesof all ages with the hilariousmusicals of Gilbert & Sullivan,adapting them to contemporarysituations and society. Our chorusis open to anyone with a love ofvocal music and musical theatre. Wemaintain a welcoming atmosphere,encouraging our members to enjoythemselves and to learn from theirexperience while contributing to aquality production. Lead auditionsare held in October. Rehearsals beginon Mondays in September inNorth Toronto leading to six performanceswith orchestra in February.George Kopulos 416-690-5503gkopulos@rogers.comwww.northtorontoplayers.com0AKHAM HOUSE CHOIROHC is a large choral ensemble affiliatedwith Ryerson University. Itwas founded in 1986, and is led bychoral and orchestral conductorMatthew Jaskiewicz. We specializein large oratorio masterworks, andpresent two concerts per year. Thisyear we offer Haydn's The Seasonsin May, and Mendelssohn's Hymnof Praise in December. We are oneof the few Toronto choirs in whichamateur singers perform with a professionalorchestra, the Toronto Sinfonietta.We welcome singers withsome choral experience, and acceptnew members in September and January.Rehearsals are on Mondays,at Oakham House, 63 Gould Streetat Church St.416-763-8746www.ryerson.ca/oakham-choir/index.him0AKVILLE CHILDREN'S CHOIRMusic Director Sarah Morrisonand Associate Music Director JanetStachow. With the mission ofbringing world-class choral and performancetraining to young peoplein the Halton Region, the OCC offersa comprehensive music educationprogram for over 120 auditionedchoristers ages 7-18. TheOCC presents four annual concerts,performs at workshops, appears atcommunity functions, and collaborateswith other Ontario artists.With Cherub, Intermediate, Senior,Chamber and Boy Choirs, the choralprogram includes theory, musicianship,vocal coaching, workshops,competitions, and touring.Auditions for next season can bebooked for May 9-10 and JuneTBA.905-337-7104info@oakvillechildrenschoir.orgwww.oakvillechildrenschoir.org0AKVILLE CHAMBER ENSEMBLEThe choir of the Oakville ChamberEnsemble, the brainchild of MaestroStephane Potvin, began in 2005with four singers and has sincegrown to a twelve-voice chamberchoir. The choir presents engagingperformances of classical music,tours, and trains young conductors.Since its inception the choir has per-WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMformed Bach motets, BaroqueFrench works, German songs andmasses and Renaissance works.Rehearsals-in Oakville and Burlington-aredone a cappela with afocus on vocal technique, soundproduction, intonation, ensemble,blend, and style. Each member ofthe ensemble must re-audition annuallyand have a minimum of threeyears choral experience.905-522-6841oakville-ensemble@sympatico.cawww.oakville-choir.caOAKVILLE CHORAL SOCIETYThe Oakville Choral Society hasbeen an integral part of the Oakvillecommunity since 1960. We are acommunity choir of 80---100 memberswho love music, possess a truepassion for singing and enjoy contributingculturally to the community.No auditions are required,however, a love of music and a willingnessto learn are important. Weperform a wide repertoire, from theclassics to Broadway. Rehearsalsare Tuesdays 7 :45-10 pm atSheridan College, Trafalgar Campus,and registration is held in Septemberand January. We hold twoperformances annually, in earlyMay and early December. Our ArtisticDirector is J. Bev Stainton.Anthony Ward-Smith, President905-845-6300www.oakvillechoral.comONTARIO YourH CHOIREvery summer 40 talented youngsingers from across Ontario are selectedto participate in the OntarioYouth Choir's exciting choral programmeofrehearsals, masterclassesand voice lessons. This year, the2008 OYC returns to the beautifulcampus at the University of Ottawawhere they will spend ten memorabledays together under the inspiredleadership of conductor LindaBeaupre. OYC is an unforgettableexperience; friendship and funfor the singers, and extraordinarytraining with some of Canada's finestchoral leaders. There are nowover 1,300 OYC alumni who continueto enrich their communitiesas choristers, conductors, accompanists,composers, educators andsoloists. Performances in Ottawa,Kingston and Toronto; check theChoirs Ontario website for details!416-923-1144 or 866-935-1144 (toll-free)info@choirsontario.orgwww.choirsontario.orgWholeNote CANARY PAGES

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