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Volume 14 - Issue 2 - October 2008

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Michael's Choir fora concert at Roy Thomson Hall on April25, 2009. Vesnivka also sings at Christmas and EasterLiturgies on January 7, 2009 and April 19, 2009, at St.Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto.Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, artistic directorNykola Parzei, administrator416-763-2197nykola@vesnivka.comwww.vesnivka.comVIA SALZBURGVia Salzburg was created in 1999 by Artistic Director andfounder, violinist Mayumi Seiler, in an effort to present highcalibre chamber music with an emphasis on strings. ViaSalzburg brings together the finest Canadian musicians withthose from the international stage, often combining themusical and visual arts together in a single performance.Our concerts are held at the Glenn Gould Studio at 250 FrontStreet West, Toronto. Via Salzburg's 2008/2009 concertseason begins on September 25/26, 2008 with pianistGwendolyn Mok and bassoonist Michael Sweeney joiningVia Salzburg Chamber Orchestra. December 18/19, 2008lutenist Lucas Harris joins Via Salzburg ChamberOrchestra for a concert featuring beautiful string music fromacross three centuries. On February 26/27, 2009 JamesCrabb joins Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra with hisaccordion along with the exhilarating movements of thetango. On April 23/24, 2009 Mayumi Seiler and AndreLaplante perform a recital and June 4/5, 2009 the SeilerString Quartet joins cellist Rachel Mercer along with thesmooth and graceful movements of Tai Chi.Sharon Hudson, Executive Director416-972-9193info@viasalzburg.comviasalzburg.comVICTORIA SCHOLARSThe namesake of the Victoria Scholars, Tomas Luis deVictoria, was an outstanding composer of the Renaissanceperiod whose music is renowned for both its spiritualityand emotional expressiveness. The essence of the Scholars'music is an emphasis on the clarity and balance of soundso characteristic of Renaissance music, which the ensemblepresents through the unique sonority of male voices. Theirrepertoire encompasses medieval plainchant, works fromthe Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, contemporaryand newly-commissioned works.Past winners of the Canada Council Healey Willan GrandPrize in the CBC Radio National Competition for AmateurChoirs, the Victoria Scholars have performed with many ofCanada's exceptional vocal soloists, including MichaelSchade, Russell Braun, Richard Margison, MonicaWhicher, and Norine Burgess, have recorded two widelyacclaimed recordings and have been broadcast nationallyon CBC Radio. Auditions are held every September andJanuary.The 2008-09 concert series includes, "I Sing the Birth"(December 21); "Renaissance Masterpieces" (March 8);"Scholars' Choice" U une 7).Jerzy Cichocki, music director416-761-7776in fo@vic toriascholars .eawww.victoriascholars.caVILLAGE VOICESVillage Voices was formed in 1989 in Unionville. The choirprovides fellowship for its members and produces a highstandard of achievement in all types of choral music,including classical, sacred and secular.This season, Village Voices, directed by Joan Andrews,celebrates 20 years of song. The Christmas concert willfeature Handel's Messiah as well as traditional music.For the spring concert alumni members will join the choirto present some choir favourites and will feature our824 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2008-2009accompanist on the new organ. This season's concertdates are November 29, 2008 and May 23, 2009.The choir continues to expand its repertoire and raiseits artistic level through vocal workshops and inclusionin its programs of professional guest soloists andinstrumentalists. The choir performs at various venuesin the Markham community as well as in the surroundingarea and continues to honour its mandate tothe community by entertaining at local retirement andgroup homes.Village Voices is a non-auditioned not-for-profitadult mixed voice community choir that rehearses onWednesday nights in Unionville.Joan Andrews, conductor/artistic directorBarry Peters, accompanistMembership information: Marg Clarke905-472-6435margclarke@sympatico.cainfo@villagevoices.cawww.villagevoices.caVISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTSNEWMARKETVisual and Performing Arts Newmarket was organized20 years ago with the aim of bringing together arts loversand campaigning for a performing arts facility. In 1997,VPAN was able to take advantage of a new state-of-thearttheatre in Newmarket and created Three For TheShow, a three-concert series of classical music on Sundayafternoons. Many outstanding artists have appearedon stage, including John Arpin, Maureen Forrester,Antonin Kubalek, Anton Kuerti, Alexander Tselyakov,Hannaford SI. Silver Band, Beverley Johnston, TorontoChildren's Chorus, and Quartetto Gelato. Eight years agoVPAN added a popular fourth concert, Young Artists'Showcase.This 12th season, VPAN proudly presents StephaneLemelin (piano) November 2, 2008; Rivka Golani (viola),Joel Quarrington (double bass) and Jean Desmarais(piano) March I, 2009; and Bellows and Brass(trumpet, piano, accordion, trombone) April 5, 2009.All concerts take place Sundays at 2:00 pm. at theNewmarket Theatre. Subscription tickets are (adults), (seniors) and (students). Single ticketsare , , and can be purchased by calling thebox office or online at Craig905-895-8713; Box Office 905-953-5122art_judycraig@rogers.comwww.vpan.caV1vA! YouTH SINGERS Or TORONTOLeading innovators in choral education, VIVAJ YouthSingers of Toronto is a vibrant choral organization forchildren and youth aged 4-25. This year marks VIVA!'seighth season as an Annex-based non-profit group ofchoirs whose mission is to provide children and youthwith artistically excellent musical opportunities in asupportive, inclusive environment. Founded by CarolWoodward Ratzlaff and co-directed by Brad Ratzlaff,VIVAl's diverse programming features fun, ageappropriatechoral training through weekly instructionin vocal technique, regular private vocal instruction,and comprehensive theory. Our unique mentoringprogramme provides opportunities for young singersto learn from university and high school students. VJVAIis the official Children's Chorus of the National Ballet ofCanada's annual Nutcracker VIVKs concerts are atTrinity St. Paul's Centre on January 18, 2009-A SimpleSong - celebrating the finest Jewish composers and onMay 23, 2009-Canada: Music of Our Founding Nations.416-788-8482www.vivayouthsingers.comWoMEN 1 S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTOThrough its Music in the Afternoon concert series, the 110-year-old Women's Musical Club of Toronto presentschamber music concerts featuring musicians on thethreshold of international recognition, and also establishedartists and ensembles.Concerts are held Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm atWalter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.The WMCT is pleased to announce that its 111 th season issold out.Artists for the 111 th season are: TinAlley String Quartet& Hinrich Alpers, piano (October 23); Kaori Yamagami,cello (November 20); Red Priest, Baroque ensemble(February 12); The Adaskin String Trio with ThomasGallant, oboe (March 12); and Philippe Castagner, tenor(April 30). The November 20 concert will premiere a newCanadian work commissioned by WMCT, and composedfor Kaori Yamagami, cello, by Larysa Kuzmenko.Member/subscriber's benefits include Tuning YourMind, a free pre-concert lecture series presented inpartnership with the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto,on a topic related to the day's concert.416-923-7052wmct@wmct.on.cawww.wmct.on.caYORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MusicYork's Music Department showcases student and facultytalent in more than 100 public events. Highlights thisseason include the Faculty Concert Series spotlightingProfessors Christina Petrowska Quilico, Trichy Sankaran,Al Henderson, Jacques Israelievitch and Dorothy de Val;the Salon de Chant introducing young classical singers;and two world music festivals spanning diverse traditionsfrom Caribbean and Middle Eastern music to West Africandrums, flamenco guitar and Chinese orchestra. Classicalchamber concerts and performances by the YU ConcertChoir, Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus and Men's Chorusare offered alongside cutting-edge electro-acousticexplorations and original works by student composers.Masterclasses with artists are open to observers. Eachterm concludes with concerts by the YUSO, Gospel Choirand Wind Symphony, and a four-day jazz festival featuringsmall combos, jazz choirs and big band.The Music at Midday and Jazz at Noon series offer freelunchtime performances, often featuring guest artists.Other concerts are weekday evenings and occasionalweekends. Performances are in the Tribute CommunitiesRecital Hall or the informal club-like setting of the MarlinFamily Lounge in the Accolade East Building at York.Barry Elmes, chairMark Chambers, associate chairMichael Coghlan, graduate program directorJudy Karnes, events and promotions coordinatormusicprg@yorku.ca416-736-5186; box office: 416-736-5888Thanks: We especially want to thank ourWholeNote Members for making these Blue Pagespossible, and a staunch WholeNote team formaking them a reality: membership and profilescoordinator Karen Ages, project editors CatherineMuir and Matthew Tran-Adams, the productionteam of Peter Hobbs and Verity Hobbs, andeditorial intern Nick Torti.Allan Pulker, publisherDavid Perlman, editorNote: All inquiries relating to Blue Pagesmembership (print and online) should bedirected to Karen Ages at 416-323-2232 ext.26 or

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