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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

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preferred. The enjoyment of singingand associating with a veryfriendly group of adults is an addedbonus.Audrey Mcleod 416-497-5952audrey.e.mcleod@sympatico.caSHEVCHENKO CHOIRThe Shevchenko Choir originated inthe Ukrainian community, thereforeits repertoire consists mainly ofUkrainian and other Slavic songs.But it also includes folk songs of otherpeoples, operatic choruses, andoriginal Canadian works. In 2006the choir advanced to the NationalSemi-Finals of the CBC ChoralCompetition. The choir is part of theShevchenko Musical Ensemble, performingwith mandolin orchestraand dancers. The choir is multi-generationalas well as multicultural.Performances include two or threeconcerts per season culminating inan annual showcase of theShevchenko Ensemble. Rehearsalsare Sunday morning from 10:00-12:30 at Columbus Centre, 90 I LawrenceAve. West.Alexander Veprinsky, Conductor905-763-7516Ginger Kautto, office 416-533-2725info-sme@bellnet.cawww.shevchenkomusic.comSr. CLEMENT'S ANGLICANCHURCH CHOIRSThe Psallam Spiritu Choir is a treblevoice choir for boys and girlsages 8-1 7 who lead the music at the9: 15 am Sunday liturgy. Vocal train-ing with emphasis on sight-readingunder the direction of Andrew Ager,Director of Music, is a fully professional,annually auditioned, 18-voiceensemble which sings throughout theentire year every Sunday at 11 amand at 4:30 Evensong, and givesthree concerts annually. The 9 amSunday Service is sung by the ParishChoir, a mixed voice ensembleof volunteers and four leads, and isconducted by David Low, AssociateOrganist of the Cathedral.Andrew Ager, Director of Music &Composer-in-Residence416-364-7865 ext. 224musicdirector@stjamescathedral.on.cawww.stjamescathedral.on.caSr MATTHEw's UNITED CHURCHADULT CHOIRDo you have a trained voice, butcan't find a choir where you feelappreciated? We welcome you! Doyou have an untrained voice, butcan 't find a choir that understands?We provide some training. Want toimprove your sight-singing skills?We sing three or four new piecesevery week. Want to sing everythingfrom Renaissance to gospeland contemporary? We do it all.Want to have fun singing? Give us atry. Come join us at our practicesMondays 7:30---9:30 pm followed bytea and cake, at St Matthew's UnitedChurch, 729 St. Clair Ave. Westat Christie. Sunday service: I 0:30-11 :30 am, practice at 9:30 am .Dr Paul Jessen, Music Director416-419-6904www.paulemlynjessen.cais given based on a program devel- Sr. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOLoped by The Royal School of The treasury of Roman CatholicChurch Music. Rehearsals take sacred music can be heard everyplace every Thursday afternoon week at St. Michael's Cathedral4:30-5:30 pm from September to where a fine choral tradition hasmid-June. The Senior Choir is a 25- been maintained since 1937 whenvoice auditioned mixed-voice choir St. Michael's Choir School wasthat sings a wide range of sacred founded. Three treble and SATBrepertoire from plainsong and 16th boys' choirs sing at Saturdaycentury to music of the 21 st centu- evening and Sunday morning Massry.The choir sings at the 11 :00 am es, at the solemn liturgies of theSunday liturgy and the occasional Christmas and Easter seasons, andChoral important archdiocesan and civ-Thomas Filches, ic events. The Choir School pro­Organist & Director of Music vides an enriched learning environ-416-483-6664 ext. 26 ment for boys in grades 3-12, daily choral rehearsals and individwww.stclements-church.orgual instruction in piano, organ,voice, strings and guitar. Dr. JerzySr. JAMES CATHEDRALCichocki, Artistic Director, conductsthe Senior Choirs and Ms.The Cathedral Church of St. James Caron Daley is the Interim Treblehas two choirs. The Cathedral Choir, Choir Conductor.Mr. Domnic Melino, PrincipalRev. John-Mark Missio, Director Organist and Director Philip Fournier416-393-5518 svpmusic@oratory-toronto.orgwww.smcs.on.caSr. PAuL's ANGLICANCHURCH CHOIRThe SO-member Choir of St. Paul'sAnglican Church, Bloor Street, underthe leadership of Director andOrganist Eric Robertson, meetsweekly, on Thursday evenings, torehearse music and to enjoy fellowship.The Choir is an active participantin many of the services andspecial events offered at St. Paul's,including our annual RemembranceDay Concert and the Annual TorontoStar Christmas Carol Concert.The long and rich history of choralmusic at St. Paul's Anglican Churchincludes winning the CBC Choralcompetition and performing for visitorsto Toronto such as Bishop DesmondTutu, the Pope, and Jazz legendDuke Ellington.Eric Robertson, director VINCENT DE PAULTRIDENTINE CHOIRThis Choir provides music for Toronto'sonly weekly Sung Mass accordingto the ancient use of theRoman Catholic Church, also calledthe Tridentine Rite. Mass is at St.Vincent de Paul Church, 263 RoncesvallesAve, served by the Fathersof the Oratory, at 9:30 am Sundaymorning, with a warm-up at 8:30 am.Full Propers from the Liber Usualisand a Gregorian Ordinary are doneat Mass, supplemented by polyphonydetermined by the availability ofvoices. All voice types are welcome,but no vibrato, please. Some abi lityto read music is required.Organist and Director Philip Fournier416-538-5893svpmusic@oratory-toronto.orgSr. VINCENT DE PAUL SUNG ENG­LISH MASS CHOIRThis Choir provides music for the11 :30 am Sung English Mass at St.Vincent de Paul Church, served bythe Fathers of the Oratory (see previousprofile). Gregorian Chant is thefoundational repertoire, with polyphonydetermined by the availability ofvoices. Interested? Then this is thechoir for you. Call for an audition,and never sing the Mass of Creationagain. All voice types are welcome,but no vibrato, please. Someability to read music is required.TAFELMUSIK CHAMBER CHOIRThe Tafelmusik Chamber Choir,directed by Ivars Taurins, is one ofCanada's leading ensembles specializingin historically jnformedperformances of the music of the17th and l 8th centuries. Formed in1981, it has been praised for its clarity,nuance and brilliance. The choirjoins the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestrafor its subscription seriesat Trinity-St. Paul's Centre and theGeorge Weston Recital Hall. Thechoir regularly collaborates withOpera Atelier, and with SoundstreamsCanada it explores laterrepertoire and newly commissionedworks. Auditions are held as requiredto fill vacancies.Catherine Magowan, Artistic Administration& Education Coordinator416-964-9562 ext. 241cmagowan@tafelmusik.orgwww.tafelmusik.orgTALLIS CHOIRThe Tallis Choir, under PeterMahon, enters its 31 st year in 2008/09. This semi-professional groupspecializing in Renaissancechamber music begins the newseason with "A Time ofRemembrance" , in October,followed by Handel: ChristmasVespers, including Laudate Pueriand Dixit Dominus, with guestsoprano Laura Albino and TheTalisker Players. In February, thechoir will perform Holy Week andEaster in The Renaissance,featuring Josquin 's Miss a PangeLingua and in May, "Music ForThe Popes", featuring Missa PapaeMarcelli. Rehearsals are at TrinityCollege, U of T, Wednesdayevenings.416-286-9798www.tallischoir.comTAPESTRY CHAMBER CHOIRFounded in 1988, Tapestry ChamberChoir has developed into anexciting cultural gem in the Newmarket/Aurora area. Tapestry enjoysexploring the artistry of anycomposer of any period while creatingits "weavings of song". MostWholeNote CANARY PAGES WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM MAY 2008

of the repertoire is a cappella butopportunities to perform with piano,organ or orchestral accompanimentare welcome. If interested in joiningthe choir please contact AndrewSlonetsky, B.Mus. B.Ed. ARCT,Artistic Director. Tapestry presentsconcerts in December, March andJune. Concerts and Sunday nightrehearsals are held at St. Andrew'sPresbyterian Church, Newmarket.905-836-8589tapestrychoir@sympatico.cawww.tapestrychoir.caTORONTO CHAMBER CHOIRFounded in 1968, the Toronto Cham­. ber Choir is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.We are a 40-voice earlymusic choir rehearsing in St.Patrick's church hall at Dundas andMcCaul Streets on Monday eveningsfrom 7:30- 10 pm. This fall,we proudly welcome our newMusic Director Mark Vuorinen, anexpert in early music. Our subscriptionseason features four concertsof Baroque, Renaissance andmedieval music. In 2008/09, performancesinclude an explorationinto Czech Baroque, a celebrationof Handel's 250th Anniversary, andour ongoing Bach Cantata series.We are especially interested in auditioningtenor and bass voices, includingfor a bass section lead opening.To arrange an audition, pleasecontact Mary Ella Magill.Mary Ella Magill 416-763-5178info@torontochamberchoir.cawww.torontochamberchoir.caTORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUSNow in its 30th Season, led by newArtistic Director Elise Bradley, theTCC provides life-enhancing experiencesfor children through thestudy and performance of the choralart. TCC is comprised of theMain Choir, that records, tours, andrehearses twice weekly, and fiveTraining Choirs, ranging fromGrades 2-8 in which children perfectvocal skills, theory conceptsand good practice habits. TCCpresents an annual subscriptionseason, guest performances and internationaltours. It has producedmore than a dozen recordings. AWest-end choir is offered for childrenin Grades 3-6. To arrange anaudition, please contact us.Allison Norman, Artistic Coordinator416-932-8666 ext.228allison@torontochildrenschorus.comMAY 2008www.torontochildrenschorus.comTORONTO CHORAL SOCIETYThe Toronto Choral Society wasfounded in 1845 to foster a positivemusical environment where singerscould develop their musical ability,expand their choral repertoire,and perform concerts for the community.More than 160 years later,Toronto Choral Society CommunityChoir continues that tradition.Our non-auditioned 130-voice choirpresents challenging works from thetraditional repertoire, explores musicof the many cultures of our city,and performs in three major concertseach year as well as at specialcommunity events. Artistic DirectorGeoffrey Butler, AccompanistWilliam O'Meara, and AssistantConductor Jenny Crober providemusical leadership. Rehearsals areWednesdays at 7:30 pm at EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth.www.torontochoralsociety.orgTORONTO CHORISTERSBruce Snell directs this non-auditioned108-voice choir which isnow completing its 16th successfulseason. The choir consists almostentirely of retired teachersfrom Boards of Education in theToronto area, but applicants fromthe general community are welcome.Repertoire is varied, fromclassical to pop to modern. Rehearsals:Thursday afternoons,October through May. Because thechoir is so large, women wishing tojoin may be placed on a waiting list,but men will be accepted immediately.Come hear us sing at thisyear's spring concert, May 21 , 7:30pm, at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate,Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.Bruce Snell 416-487-2742May, 7:30--9:30 pm at Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. at HeathSt. West (2 blocks north of St. Clair).All Concerts: Sundays at 4pm.416-443-1490www.torontoclassicalsingers.orgTORONTO DANISH CHOIROur repertoire stretches from gospelto Gregorian chants. We performmostly in English, but we alsosing some songs in Danish. We havean annual spring project (this yearSchubert's Deutsche Messe with theToronto Swedish Singers), a Summerand a Christmas Concert. Weparticipate in Danish cultural eventsand serve as a church choir for theDanish Lutheran Church at majorchurch celebrations. Knowledge ofDanish is no requirement! Thechoir was founded in September2006. We practice in The DanishLutheran Church, 72 Finch West onTuesdays from 7-9 pm from Septemberto the end of June.Brigitte Bogar, Conductor416-270-0333brigitte. bogar@gmail .cornes authentic interpretation of someof the most important music evercomposed. The 150-voice TMC performsover 30 concerts annually.Highlights of the 2008/09 season include13 performances with the Toranto Symphony Orchestra,Brahms' Requiem, Vaughan Williams'Dona Nobis Pacem, and aperformance of Mendelssohn 's Elijahin Massey Hall, in celebrationof the Choir's l l 5th anniversary.Rehearsals: Mondays at YorkminsterPark Baptist Church (Yonge/St. Clair). Auditions are held in Juneand September.Noel Edison, Artistic DirectorKimber Jonah 416-598-0422 ext. 24admin@tmchoir.orgwww.tmchoir.orgTORONTO MENDELSSOHNYOUTH CHOIRTORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERSIf you love big choral-orchestralworks, the TCS is for you! Eachseason the choir presents three concerts,featuring professional guestsoloists accompanied by the TaliskerPlayers orchestra. The conductor,the CBC's Jurgen Petrenko,shares his love of choral and orches-The TMYC has been providing performanceand training opportunitiesto singers aged 14- 23 since 1977.Currently led by Lynn Janes, weperform a subscription series ofthree concerts. In 2008/09 we willcelebrate the Season of Light inDecember, collaborate with a USbasedyouth choir, and join the To­TORONTO JEWISH FOLK CHOIRThe Toronto Jewish Folk Choir isronto Mendelssohn Choir in a performanceof Mendelssohn 's Elijahconducted by Alexander Veprinskyand accompanied by Lina Zemelman.The SATB choir was startedin Massey Hall. Choristers also participatein a retreat, festivals, andin 1925 by immigrant needle-tradeother artistic collaborations. We re-workers. Its repertoire includeshearse on Tuesday evenings atfolk, contemporary and classics inChrist Church Deer Park (Yonge &Yiddish, Hebrew, Judea-Spanish,St. Clair). Auditions are held in JuneRussian, English etc. The 82ndand September.spring concert, June 1 at the LeahPosluns Theatre, marks Israel'sJennifer Collins 416-598-0422 ext. 2760th anniversary. Vladimirtmyc@tmchoir.orgHeifetz's Oifn Fidl (On the Fiddle),www.tmchoir.orgbased on an autobiographicalSholem Aleichem story, features a TORONTO SWEDISH SINGERSquintet playing Maestro Veprin- The Toronto Swedish Singers persky'sinstrumental accompaniment. form in Swedish and English under(Tickets: 416-737-6101/416-636- director Brigitte Bogar. The choir0936) Season includes a concert presents annual spring and Christcommemoratingthe Warsaw Ghet- mas concerts, performs at localto Uprising. Rehearsals: Wednes- Swedish cultural events and servesdays, 7:30- 10 pm, Winchevsky as the choir for the Swedish Lu­Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. theran Church in Toronto at major(Bathurst-Lawrence).church celebrations. Short tours are416-593-0750 also arranged periodically. Familitjfolkchoir@sympatico.caarity with the Swedish language, interest in Swedish culture and abiltralrepertoire with infectious enthusiasmat rehearsals and perform- TORONTO MENDELSSOHN CHOIRances. The 2008/09 season includes: The grand symphonic sound hasDecember 8, 2008: Handel's Mes- been the Toronto Mendelssohnsiah; February 22, 2009: Rossini's Choir's trademark for over I 00la Petite Messe Sollenelle; May years. Performing both sacred and3. 2009: Brahms Requiem. Rehears- secular repertoire, TMC choristersals: Monday nights September to are committed to offering audienc-WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMity to read music are desirable. Rehearsals:Wednesday evenings,Sept.-June at Agricola LutheranChurch, Yonge & York Mills. Membersalso have the opportunity tolearn and perform Swedish folkdancing.Solveig Lalla 416-483-3921solan_ 46@hotmail.comwww.tsfs .caWholeNote CANARY PAGES

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