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Volume 14 - Issue 2 - October 2008

JSL Musical Productions

JSL Musical Productions excels in bringing performersand performance opportunities together!Roselyn Brown, principal artist and administrativeofficer, continues to seek and provide musicalopportunities, create musical productions and be a voicein the development, support and promotion of musical andartistic talent within the musical community.'A division of ]SL Enterprises905-30 l-6295info@jslmusic.comwww.jslmusic.comKAREN SCHUESSLER SINGERSFounded in 1993 by noted London musician and conductorKaren Ann Schuessler to explore the wealth of choral music,the Karen Schuessler Singers is one of London's premierconcert choirs, well known for widely varied, accessibleand innovative programming.Each season this 40-voice mixed choir presents a threeconcertsubscription series and several specialperformances designed to appeal to all ages and musicaltastes. The choir performs choral repertoire ranging fromthe classics and Gospel to Broadway and from Medieval tothe 2lst century. The Karen Schuessler Singers has becomenoted for its concerts addressing the issues of our worldand the human condition. Themes have included slavery,the environment, multicultural understanding, intentionalspiritual journeys as well as simple "feel good" concertssuch as "Strawberry Fields", "Pirates of Penzance" andBroadway.The Karen Schuessler Singers is proud to work withsome of London and Canada's finest established soloistsand instrumentalists while providing opportunities formany up-and-coming talents as guest artists.Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm. Auditions areby appointment anytime, but most take place prior to theconcert season.Karen Schuessler519-473-1668contact@kssingers.isp.cawww.kssingers.isp.caseason, often with professional orchestral accompaniment.Repertoire includes major classical works as well as newmusic. The choir has performed several Canadianpremieres. The choir is an amateur choir of mostlytrained musicians. The choir rehearses Monday eveningsfrom 7:00-9:30 pm in Barrie. Jim Leonard is the choiraccompanist, organist and resident composer.Barbara McCann, Conductor705-726-2095barbmccann@rogers.comwww.kingedwardchoir.orgKITCHENER-VIATERLOOCHAMBER Music Soc1ETYK-W Chamber Music Society is one of Canada's busiestpresenters of chamber music concerts, with over 50 concertsper year ranging from solo to sizeable ensembles.Programs range from medieval to contemporary; most haveboth classics and recent music.Artists from local to world-standing have been featured:quartets such as the Penderecki and Lafayette from Canada;Prazak, Stamic, Zemlinsky, Panocha from Prague; AVIVfrom Israel; Gryphon and ABEGG trios; pianists JaninaFialkowska, Robert Silverman, Eric Himy, Till Fellner;violinists Moshe Hammer, Joshua Bell, Movses Pogossian;cellists Steven Isserlis, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Soo Bae, andmore.Active since 1974, since 1980 most of our concerts havetaken place at 57 Young Street West, Waterloo, a privatehome where our KWCMS Music Room holds about 85 people.A superb Steinway piano, good acoustics, a supportiveaudience, and an intimate, informal atmosphere make fora great concert experience. Single tickets are available aswell as subscriptions.THE JUBILATE SINGERSThe Jubilate Singers is an auditioned mixed-voice chamberchoir of approximately 35 singers in Toronto. We give highquality performances of choral music from all periods anddifferent genres, often multi-lingual. Our director is IsabelBerna us. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45at St. Leonard'sAnglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, oneblock north of the Lawrence subway station. The choirperforms three concerts a year (four this year), as well asmaking community appearances.This year's concerts include appearances with theToronto Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra with KerryStratton as music director and Vincent Cheng as chorusmaster. We will sing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 onThursday November 13; and Vaughan Williams' Fantasiaon Christmas Carols, and carol arrangements by Warlockand Willcocks on December 4. On February 28 we willperform a Spanish music and dance concert with classicaldancers including Esmeralda Enrique. June 6 we willpresent an all-jazz concert.We welcome new members.Carol Chin, president, 416- 920-3019Nora Murray, membership coordinator416-482-4339nora.l.murray@gmail.comwww.jubilatesingers.com KITCHENER-VJ' ATERLOOCHAMBER ORCHESTRAKING EDWARD CHOIRKing Edward Choir is an 80-voice SSAATTBB choir,founded 55 years ago, with singers from Barrie and thesurrounding area. The choir sings a three-concert810 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2008-2009kwcms@yahoo.cawww.K-WCMS.comThe Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra is now in its24th season under founding music director Graham Coles.A unique combination of professional players, talentedamateurs and students from the Faculty of Music, WilfridLaurier University, the orchestra presents a six-concertseries featuring many lesser known works mainly fromthe 18th century. Soloists this season include violinistJennifer Kozbial and violist John Posadas (Mozart: SinfoniaConcertanteon September 27), the much anticipated returnof Edmonton pianist Sarah Ho (Beethoven: EmperorConcerto on Sunday afternoon, November 9), sopranoCheryl Campbell (all-Haydn concert on February 7) andour principal cellist Alan Stellings (Boelleman and Popperon May 2). Our Christmas concert on Sunday, December 7will feature the Grand River Chorus with countertenorRichard Cunningham in an all-Handel and mostly Messiahconcert. Our annual Student Concerto Competition takesplace on November 22 with the winners performing in ourShowcase concert on April 4, 2009. Some of the less familiarcomposers we will be presenting this season are Arnold,Bertoni, Bossi, Dussek, Maynard, Reznicek, Richter andSilcher.Graham Coles, music director519-744-3828kwchamberorchestra@on.aibn.comwww.kwchamberorchestra.caTHE KIWANIS Music FESTIVALThe Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, one of 245such organizations in Canada, is an integral part of theGTA arts community, encouraging young performers inclassical and contemporary music, dance and speech arts.Over 32,000 amateur musicians, dancers and speecharts performers participate in more than 1,000 competitiveclasses. Solo and ensemble performers range in age from4-50+ years in areas including piano, vocal, musicaltheatre, strings, chamber, speech, woodwind, brass,percussion, classical guitar, bands, choirs, orchestras andmany dance forms. Over ,000 in scholarship supportwas awarded in 2008.Through a combination of stage and adjudicationopportunities, we offer participants extraordinarypossibilities for performing, learning, and sharing thismusical experience with an unrivalled group of nationalartists and educators. Likewise, the general public willhave the opportunity to be enriched as each of our venuesfills with the sounds wonderful live music.The Festival's affiliation with both the Provincial andNational Federations of Music Festivals allows youngperformers the opportunity to also compete at provincialand national levels.Pam Allen, general managerGiles Bryant, artistic director416-487-5885kiwanism usic@bellnet.cawww.kiwanismusictoronto.orgKOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTSA world of ideas, discovery, passion, inspiration, creativity,and fun. The Koffler Centre of the Arts' mission is to createa more civil and global society by fostering mutualunderstanding through the exploration of arts and culture.The Centre offers lessons in piano, violin (includingSuzuki), cello, guitar, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone,trumpet and trombone as well as music classes for toddlers.The centre is home to the Koffler Chamber Orchestradirected by former TSO concertmaster, JacquesIsraelievitch; and Resa's Pieces Adult Concert Band. Newthis year, the Koffler offers workshops "Parenting aBudding Young Musician" for parents of registeredstudents and "Get Your Chops Back", a fun and informalway to get reacquainted or start anew with an instrumentyou have always wanted to learn how to play. The KofflerGen Ire of the Arts produces a number of concerts rangingfrom the Chamber Orchestra concerts, our annual DavidBroza show and new exciting work by up and comingartists. Check our website for more details.Nataly Dayan, head of student services416-636-1880 x269ndayan@kofflerarts.orgwww.kofflerarts.orgLIVING ARTS CENTREThe Living Arts Centre is an architecturally-stunning225,000 square foot multi-purpose facility, which openedin 1997. The Centre is located in the heart of Mississaugaand is home to one of the GTA's most exciting venues forboth performing and visual arts. Intimate entertainmentis provided in all three magnificent performance theatres,showcasing international stars, Canadian talent and localcommunity groups.The Living Arts Centre also houses an exhibition gallery,eight professional art studios, and sophisticated corporatemeeting facilities. The art studios are used by talentedresident artists to create unique works. Art programs areoffered year-round for children, youth, adults, and families,who can explore their creativity under the guidance ofpractising artist-educators.The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organizationdedicated to nurturing, fostering, encouraging, promoting,and supporting the presence and development of theperforming and visual arts in Mississauga andneighbouring communities. The Centre welcomes over300,000 visitors annually to performing and visual artsprograms, corporate meetings/conventions, and a widevariety of community events.Gerry Townsend, CEOBox office: 905-306-6000, 888-805-8888info.lac@mississauga.ca; www.livingartscentre.ca

LuNDv's LANE UNITED CHURCH -NIAGARA FALLS MuSIC MINISTRIESLundy's Lane United Church (Methodist- 1794) is one ofthe oldest and most historic churches in Canada. Thechurch sits on the site of one of the battlegrounds from theWar of 1812. Laura Secord is buried beside the church.The old organ was replaced in 2002 with a Casavant 3-manual, 70-rank instrument. Well-known organists suchas Frederick Swann, Ken Cowan, Olivier La try and AndrewHenderson have performed thrilling recitals on thisinstrument! The concert committee has hosted manyoutstanding choirs from all over Canada, United Statesand Europe within the last 10 years.The sanctuary, which has excellent acoustics, is alsoair conditioned. The church is a supporter of the annualNiagara Music Festival held each summer and TheKiwanis Piano Competitions. The music ministries atLundy's Lane United consist of the Memorial Chime Choir,Kids' Praise, Praise Singers and the Sanctuary Adult Choir.The music office is affiliated with the Honourary Companyof Organists, UCCAM, Toronto Centre RCCO, and BuffaloChapter AGO.Ross R. Stretton, director of music/organistol!ice. lluc@ bellnet.calundyslanechurch.com905-358-5622MARKHAM CONCERT BANDHonoured at many competitions, including the OntarioBand Association Festival and the National Band Festival,the 30-year-old Markham Concert Band is one of Canada'slargest community bands. Our four show concert seriesthis season begins October 19 with "Fun in the Fall,"featuring the popular "Video Games Live" and a delightfulmedley of Danny Elfman's movie themes, including"Edward Scissorhands."The series continues November 30 with "A SeasonalCelebration" including "The Nutcracker," and other holidayfavourites. (Santa may even make an appearance I)Moving into 2009, our "Family Concert" is on March Iwith music from "The Lion King" and an array ofvariations on the classic "Yankee Doodle Dandy."To finish our concert series, May 3 we present our"Heroes and Villains." Highlighting the show will be deMeij's "Lord of the Rings," and works of the illustriousmovie composer John Williams.Be sure to join us in what promises to be anotherwonderful year at the Markham Theatre. All shows startat 3:00pm. Contact the box office at 905-305-SHOW (7469)for season and individual tickets.Peter Ottensmyer, vice president416-444-4746ottensmeyer@sympatico.caMASSEY HALL AND RoY THOMSON HALLAt Roy Thomson Hall, the International Vocal Recitalsfeatures Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Fleming, Kathleen Battle,and Nicole Cabell. Virtuoso Performances highlights LangLang, Isabel Bayrakdarian, and The Silk Road Ensemblewith Yo-Yo Ma. Other performers include Liza Minnelli,Art Garfunkel, and Compaiiia Flamenco Jose Poree!. AtMassey Hall, the inaugural Jazz at Massey Hall seriesoffers Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with WyntonMarsalis, Toronto's Molly Johnson, and the Wayne ShorterQuartet. Other Massey gems include Milton Nascimentoand Ladysmith Black Mambazo; American entertainersfeature Joan Baez and Mavis Staples; Canadian performersDaniel Lanois and Ron Sexsmith to headline. New thisseason, the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy ThomsonHall will present concerts at Glenn Gould Studio. Canadianartists include Roxanne Potvin and Emm Gryner; jazzpianist-vocalist Michael Kaeshammer; and Toronto'sNathaniel Dett Chorale. International performers includeAmerican pianist/arranger Christopher O'Riley, eminentjazzman Charlie Haden and his Quartet West, and pianistGabriela Montero for two nights of improvisations.416-872-4255www.roythomson.comMILES NADAL JEWISH COMMUNITYCENTREThe MNjcc is a vibrant community centre at Bloor andSpadina. We have music, theatre, film, art, ensembles,events and classes. With a community choir, Women'sChorus, Klezmer Ensemble, Suzuki music classes,drumming circles, and lectures, we have a large anddiverse music department. The MNjcc is also home to theAl Green Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility presentingdance, film, music, theatre and more. This year we featureour 88 Keys Fundraiser on October 27 to raise money forour Cultural Arts Programming and the purchase of our ,very own Grand Piano as well as much morel We also offermany other programs in cultural arts, Jewish life, fitness,preschool and youth and have a fully equipped fitnesscentre and pool' Our members start at nursery school andstay to our senior's clubs I We welcome members andparticipants of all faiths and cultures as a centre forcommunity in downtown Toronto.Harriet Wichin 416-924-6211 ex.133harrietw@mnjcc.orgw ww.mnjcc.orgMISSISSAUGA CHILDREN 1 S CHOIRCelebrating over 25 years of choral excellence, theMississauga Children's Choir is a treble voiced choir of 135children aged 6- 17 years old. Under the leadership ofmusic director Thomas Bell, the choir includes three gradedensembles- The Training, Intermediate and ConcertChoir. Major performances will take place at theMississauga's Living Arts Centre on Saturday, December13, 2008 and Saturday May 30, 2009. A CD entitled OurOwn Drum, featuring music commissioned by the MCCfrom many of Canada's leading composers, will be releasedin the fall. A very busy and exciting season will concludewith a tour to Austria in July 2009 where the MCC willparticipate in choral festivals in Vienna and Salzburg.The Mississauga Children's Choir is dedicated to providingyoung singers with exceptional musical experiencesthrough excellence in performance, music education,recording, touring and service to the community.Auditions are held April to June by appointment. Detailsof all the choir's activities are available on our website.Thomas Bell, music directorKathy Brisley, choir manager 905-624-9704info@ mississaugachildrenschoir.comwww.mississaugachildrenschoir.comMISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETYMississauga Choral Society is an outstanding concertchorus of 60 + professional and auditioned singersdedicated to excellence in choral music for over 30 years.Community audiences experience concerts of majorclassical masterworks, artistically themed programs,often with commissioned pieces, plus innovative programsof repertoire including jazz, pops, and more.MCS is dedicated to artistic collaboration withexceptional Canadian solo artists, professional orchestrasand distinguished choral ensembles.Season performances start in November with a CDLaunch Concert of our first recording followed by the belovedDecember concert Messiah, in two community venues, andA Very Merry Pops at RTH as guest artist of the TorontoSymphony Orchestra. In March 2009 we present our secondMississauga community concert - Haydn's Creationoratorio.A sure season highlight is the Bank of Montrealsponsored Jazz Concert in May featuring guest composerand jazz artist David Mott premiering his commissionedjazz oratorio Creation at Mississauga Living Arts Centre.Touring ensembles of MCS choristers perform atcommunity engagements and are outreach ambassadorsto community charitable events.Mervin Fick, interim conductor905-278-7059www.mcs-on.caMOOREDALE CONCERTSUnder artistic director Anton Kuerti, Mooredale Concertsin its 20th season presents great music at affordable prices.Concerts are held Sunday afternoons, 3 pm at Walter Hall.Four sensational stars of the TSO perform unusualchamber works October 12; the superb young all-femaleMade In Canada quartet plays Foure's Piano Quartet No.1 and more November 9; Germany's extraordinaryviolinist and pianis t, Kolja Lessing, joins Anton KuertiMarch 22; and Montreal International Competition winner,Canadian pianist Richard Raymond is featured April 5with young cellist David Eggert, winner of the Antonio)anigro Competition.Season highlight: the first joint performance in Torontoof pianist Anton Kuerti and conductor son Julian, January11 at MacMillan Theatre, with the Hamilton Philharmonicin two Mendelssohn concerti, Barlak Sketches andBeethoven's 8th.Music & Truffles, the interactive children's version ofthese concerts (at I pm) features the same artists, datesand repertoire except January 11, when Toronto's vivaciousTakai String Quartet presents The Snow Queen.Subscriptions are still available for the remaining fiveconcerts (/) and Music & Truffles ()presentations.Wholenoto MEMBER PROF1LES 2008-2009 811

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