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Volume 14 - Issue 4 - December 2008

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto and GTAChurch, 2747 Jane St. 416-275-6720. ; O(stl.- 7:30: Oakville Choral Society. ChristmasCelebration. See Dec.12.- 7:30: Tryptych Productions. Messiah ISt. Cecilia Mass. Melanie Conly, soprano;Dlenka Slywynska, mezzo; Sean Clark, tenor;Michael Robert-Broder, baritone. EnembleTryptych Chamber Choir, Sinfonia Tryptych.Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 BayviewAve. 416-763-5066 x3. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club. CelticChristmas with Sarah Burnell. St. NicholasAnglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. -.- 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. Vive laDiF'RANCE. See Dec. 12.- 8:00: Brampton Symphony Orchestra.Mighty Choruses. Handel: Messiah (editedversion). BSD Chorus; Robert Raines, conductor.Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton.905-874-2800. ; (sr/st); (childrenunder 12).- 8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.Subscription Concert No.2. Schubert:Overture to Rosamunde; Mendelssohn:Symphony No.4; Saint-Saens: Piano ConcertoNo.2; Poole: Christmas Sing-Along. ValerieTryon, piano; Norman Reintamm, conductor.P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre,5183 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-879-5566. -. 7:30: pre-concert chat.- 8:00: Celebration Choir and Vocal Mosa·ic. let There Be Song. Linda Eyman, musicdirector; guest: Peter Stuckless, tenor. BloorStreet United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 416·455-9238. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Scrooge - the Musical. See Dec. 3- 8:00: Dancemakers. See Dec. 11.- 8:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band.Christmas Joy. Programme includes Ager:Symphonie Concertante (premiere); Graham:Shine As The Light; and other works. CurtisMetcalf, conductor; guests: Canadian Children'sOpera Company; Ann Cooper Gay, conductor.Metropolitan United Church, 56 QueenSt. E. 416-425-2874. ; (sr); (st).- 8:00: Healey Willan Singers. VaughanWilliams' Folk Songs of the Four Seasons. RonKa Ming Cheung, conductor; Jeanne Yuen,guest conductor; John Stephenson, accompanist.Church of St. Martin in-the-fields, 151Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; $ lO(sr/st).- 8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. TheHeavy Gate. Rosenmuller: Nunc Dimitis; Guerrero:fabordones; Cara: Sancta Maria; Ariosti:Aquilio Console; Binchois: Pour prison ne pourmaladie; and others. Guest: Jed Wentz, flautotraverso. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. -.- 8:00: Milton Concert Band. Second AnnualChristmas Concert. St. Paul's UnitedChurch, 123 Main St. E., Milton. 416-508-6106.- 8:00: Singing OUT! The Lesbian and GayChorus of Toronto. Festival of Favourites.St. Luke's United Church. 619 Sherbourne St.905-837-2173. : (advance); O(sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Consort. The PraetoriusChristmas Vespers. See Dec. 12.- 8:30: C-Bass Concerts I The Art Farm:'.·l. ,\. \!J'l·f;,-~}Salonapalooza. Torq Percussion Quartet;The Caliban Quartet; Guy few and PatriciaO'Callaghan; The Beached Buoys; The ArtFarm Ensemble; The Remainders (comedy);and others. Tranzac Club, 292 BrunswickAve. 416-538-4758. Pwyc.- 8:30: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Stuart Mclean · A Vinyl Cafe Christmas.Massey Hall, 15 Shuter St. 416-872-4255.-; (sr/st).Sunday December 14- 1 :30 & 4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Family Christmas. Seasonal music andsing-along. Guests: Dakville Children's Choir;Roberto De Clara, conductor. Oakville Centre,130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 . ;(sr); (st).- 2:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Scrooge - the Musical. See Dec. 3.- 2:00 & 7:00: Massey Hall & Roy ThomsonHall. Stuart Mclean· A Vinyl Cafe Christmas.See Dec. 13.- 3:00: Aradia Ensemble. Gloria. Blow: Anthem"I Beheld and Lo, a Great Multitude";Purcell: Ode for Charles II: "Welcome, Vicegerentof the Mighty King"; Handel: Anthem"My Song Shall be Always"; Vivaldi: Gloria RV589. Eve Rachel Mcleod, soprano; JenniferEnns Modolo, contralto; Bud Roach, tenor;Matt Grosfeld, Keith O Brien, baritone; KevinMallon, director. Church of the Blessed Sacrament,24 Cheritan Ave. 416-924-4670. ;(sr/st).- 3:00: Eglinton St-George's UnitedChurch. A Sing-Along Messiah. Handel. Withpiano, organ, trumpets and timpani; PeterMerrick, conducting. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141 x250. ; (st).- 3:00: Harmony Singers. Home for theHolidays. A Christmas celebration with songsby Berlin, Bacharach, Feliciano. Martin GroveUnited Church, 75 Pergola Rd. 416-239-5821.; (sr/st); free(under 10).- 3:00: Northdale Concert Band. HolidayConcert. Stephen Chenette, music director;guests: Gifford Toole, piano; CynthiaGallinger, saxophone. St Jude's AnglicanChurch, 10 Howarth Ave. 416-486-3011.; (sr/st); children under 12 free .- 3:00: Oakville Children's Choir. CommunitySing-Along. Sarah Morrison, music director,Janet Stachow, associate music director;guest: Andrei Steliaev, organ. John BellChapel, Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Rd.W. Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (familypass).- 3:00: St. Clement's Anglican Church.When Icicles Hang. Rutter: When IciclesHang; Vaughan Williams: fantasia; and oth·er works. St. Clement's Choir; guests:Trillium Brass Quintet. 59 Briar Hill Ave.416-483-6664. $ 20: (sr/st).- 3:00: St. Paul's Lorne Park AnglicanChurch. Family Christmas Concert. Vocal andinstrumental solos and ensembles; sing-alongcarols. 1190 Lorne Park Rd., Mississauga.905-278-4765. freewill donations or nonperishablefood or infant to toddler care items,for the Compass food Bank and Drop-In Centre.Refreshments during intermission.- 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. A Celebrationof Canadian Composer Andre Prevost.Mozart: flute Quartet in D K.285; Prevost:Mobiles; Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in f.Op.2 No.2. Musica Camerata Montreal: AlbertBrouwer, flute; Luis Grinhouz, violin; LambertChen, viola; Marieve Bock, cello; Berta Rosenohl,piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.416-654-0877. ; .- 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TheSnowman. Blake: The Snowman; Rimsky·Korsakov: Dance of the Tumblers; Wilhousky& Leontovich/arr. Hayman: Carol of the Bells.Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; John Morris Russell,guest conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Sim·coe St. 416-593-4828. -; -(child 5-12).- 4:00: Church of St. Philip the Apostle.Trinity Chamber Ensemble. Works by Holst,Anderson, Bach, Somers, Boyce, Mendelssohn,Isaac. 201 Caribou Rd. 416-626-3513. ; free(children).- 4:00: St. Giles-Kingsway PresbyterianChurch. Festival of Carols and Candles.Christmas hymns and anthems. 15 LambethRd. 416-233-8591 . freewill offering.- 4:00: St. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries. Andrew Ager, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865. free.- 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church. JazzVespers. Graham Howes Quartet. 25 St. Phillip'sRd. 416-247-5181. Pwyc.- 4:00: Toronto Mass Choir. ChristmasConcert. Karen Burke, music director. Union·ville Alliance Church, 4898 Sixteenth Ave.,Unionville. 905-887-5896.- 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazzsfl'Wt~ s~ s~presentsMusica Camerata MontrealMozart Flute Quartet in D+K.285Prevost "Mobiles"Mendelssohn Piano Quartet Op.2 #2 in F-Sunday December 14, 2008 3pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue36 WWW. TH EWH O LE NOTE.COM

Vespers: The Dixie Demons. RossWooldridge, clarinet; Dan Douglas, trom·bone; Steve Crowe, trumpet; Phil Disera,banjo; Doug Burrell, tuba. 1570 Yonge St.416-920-5211. Freewill donation.- 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story: Nativity Pageant. See Dec12.- 7:00: Knox Presbyterian Church. Messiahfor Christmas. Handel. Knox PresbyterianChurch Senior Choir, soloists and orchestra;Roger Bergs, conductor. 630 Spadina Ave.416-921-8993. Free will offering.- 7:00: Randolph Academy. RYC Carols. Afestive evening of song. Randolph YoungCompany: Patricia Zentilli, Jenni Burke, EricCraig, Gabi Epstein, Sara Farb and others,vocalists. Bathurst Street Theatre, 736Bathurst St. 416-872-1111. .- 7:30: Church of the Messiah. A Welcometo the Messiah. COTM choir; Andrew Chan,harp; Bold Steps Celtic dancers. 240 AvenueRd. 416-922-4371. Free will offering.- 8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Messiah!Jason Locke: Christmas Suite; Mozart: ClarinetConcerto; Handel: Messiah Part 1. CantataChorus and St. John's Chorus; JeromeSummers, clarinet; Tak Ng Lai, conductor.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; $ l 5(sr/st).Canadian SinfoniettaMessiah!Sunday December 14 at 8 pmGlenn Gould Studio250 Front St W.FeaturingToronto Cantata ChorusSt John's ChorusandJerome SummersclarinetMessiah Part I,Mozart Clarinet Concerto andJason Locke Suite (World Premiere)Tickets: Adults , Stu/Sen GGS Box Office: 416 205-5555- 8:00: Music Gallery. Contemporary KeyboardSociety. Programme includes Ligeti:Continuum; Harman: New Work; Hall: NewWork; Burns: Xerox Book. Xenia Pestova,piano; Fernando Rocha, percussion; KatelynClark, harpsichord. St. George the MartyrChurch, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (sr/st/member).- 8:00: Rose Theatre. John McDermott.Seasonal favourites. Rose Theatre, 1 TheatreLane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. -.Monday December 15- 7.30: New Music Concerts. CelebratingElliott Carter's 1 OOth Birthday: CD Launch.Works by Carter. Robert Aitken, flute; Fujikolmajishi, violin; David Hetherington, cello;Max Christie, clarinet. Party Room, 38 AvocaAve. 416-961 -9594 (reservations required).$ 60. Includes copy of the CD + DVD, refreshments,video presentation and a talk by BrianCherney.Tuesday December 16- 12:00: CDC. World Music Series: KoreanDances and Korean Drums. Jeng Yi; JMDance Collective. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the Per·forming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.- 1 :OD: St. James Cathedral. Music atMidday Series. Andrew Ager, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.- 8:00: Festival Wind Orchestra. HolidayMagic. Betty Oliphant Theatre, NationalBallet School, 404 Jarvis St. 416-809-4263..- 8:00: Havanarte Productions. One Nightin Havana. 70 years of the best in Cubanmusic. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-8 74-2800. -.- 8:00: TSO. Toronto's Favourite Messiah.Gillian Keith, soprano; Allyson McHardy,mezzo; Frederic Antoun, tenor; Robert Gleadow,bass; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; NoelEdison, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -.Wednesday December 17- 12:00 noon: Toronto Mass Choir. NoonHour Concert. Joy Brown, piano; ChrisDawes, organ; Karen Burke, music director.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Free.- 7:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Scrooge - the Musical. See Dec. 3. Specialaudience "Q & A" following performance.- 7:30: Orpheus Choir. A Child's Christmasin Wales. Carols and Thomas's childhoodrecollections. Robert Cooper, artistic director;Edward Moroney, accompanist. EglintonSt. George's United Church, 35 LyttonBlvd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st).- 7:30: St Clare's Catholic Church. CelebrationConcert. Dupre: Symphonie-Passion"The World Awaits the Saviour"; Bach: InDulci Jubilo; Wachet au!; Christmas Canta·ta; Christmas carols; Italian selections. St.Matthew's Choir; St. Clare's English Choir;Antonella Cavallaro, cantor; Paul Jessen,organist and choir director; St. Clare's ItalianChoir; Luigi Rizzo, director. 1118 StClair Ave. W. 416-419-6904. Freewill donationtoward restoration fund.- 7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Handel. NancyArgenta, soprano; Laura Pudwell, alto; LawrenceWiliford, tenor, Brett Polegato, baritone;Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra;lvars Taurins, director. Trinity-St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.-.- 7:30: Toronto Choral Society.A CehicChristmas. Programme includes Britten: A Ceremonyof Carols. Geoffrey Butler, conductor;guest: Sharlene Wallace, harp; Jonathan Lynn,storyteller. Eastminster United Church, 310Danforth Ave. 416410-3509. ; (advance).- 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Soweto Gospel Choir. Music for the season andtraditional favourites. Massey Hall, 15 ShuterSt.416-8724255. -.- 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An IndigoChristmas. .. Great Joy! Music for the season.Joseph Joubert, piano; members of York UniversityGospel Choir; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West.416-8724255. .50; (sr/st).- 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir/TorontoSymphony Orchestra. Toronto's FavouriteMessiah. See Dec. 16.Thursday December 18- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Li Wang, piano. Prokofiev:Piano Sonata No. 6 "War Sonata 1 "; T chaikovsky:Seasons, Dumka Op. 59. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.Free.- 12: 15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon atthe Met. Patricia Wright, organ. 56 Queen St. E.41 6-363-0331 x26. Free.- 7:30: Counterpoint Chorale. Let Our Voices beHeard. Festive music for the Christmas season.Special guests: the Symphonic Passion Chorus(Christine Heins, organ; Bruce Edwards, conductor);William Woloschuk, conductor. Church ofthe Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-253-4674. ; (adv). Proceeds to Surrey PlaceCentre.- 7:30: Tafelmusik.Messiah. See Dec. 17.- 7:30: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.In Concert. Haydn: Symphony No.94 "Surprise";Doppler/arr. Klautzach: Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise;Prokofiev: Symphony No.5. Chris James,flute; Alain Trudel, conductor. George WestonRecital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040Yonge St.416-872-1111. ; 5(sr/st).- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Scrooge ­the Musical. See Dec. 3.- 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Soweto Gospel Choir. See Dec. 17.- 8:00: Via Salzburg. Festive Strings. Corelli:Christmas Concerto Op.6 No.8; Fasch: Concertofor Lute and Strings in d; Marriner: BottlebrushDown for Ten String Instruments; Corelli: Sonatafor Violin and Lute, Op.5 No.3; Bach: Concertofor Three Violins in D BWV 1064. Via SalzburgChamber Orchestra; guest: Lucas Harris, lute.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr); (st).ISun~ay, December 14, 3:00 p.m.fbnducted by Peter MerrickPiano with Organ,I Trumpets & Timpani·1Adults: Students: For tickets call: 416-481-1141 ext. 250VISA and MasterCard are acceptedD .ECEMBER 1 2008 - FEBRU ARY 7 2009Add your voice to thesplendour of Handel'smasterpiece in an intimatechurch setting.Seating is by voice part andnon-singers are welcome.Please bring a score if youhave one. A limited numberwill be available for purchase.Always wanted to sing solosin Messiah? Singers who wishto will be invited to join ourfabulous soloists for parts ofthe arias.Eglinton St. George'sUnited Church35 Lytton BoulevardToronto, ON M4R 1L2(Six blocks south of LawrenceAve, one block west of Yonge St.)www.esgunited.orgTHE TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY~~f~~PLUS~ ©IDOOirllIID ij MWednesday, December 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m.Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue(1 block west of Chester subway)Advance tickets () available from the TCS websitewww.t or call 416-410-3509____________ L_...L_. _________________________________ ···---····-·---·-- -··-·------- ----- ··- .. ----·-·-- -··-··-WWW. THE W H O LE N O TE . COM 37

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