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Volume 14 - Issue 5 - February 2009

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... SECTION 4: announcements,masterclasses. etcetera*February 6 7:15: Recorder Players'Society. Recorder and/or other early instrumentplayers are invited to participatein small, informal groups (uncoached) toplay Renaissance and Baroque music.Church of the Transfiguration, 111 ManorRd. East. 416-694-9266. O(members),$ l 2(non-members).*February 14 10:30am -1:00: TorontoMendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday:Mende/ssohn's Elijah. Presented by TMCAssistant Conductor Ross Inglis. CameronHall; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St. Pre register: 416 598-0422x24. including refreshments.*February 15 1:00-5:00: Girls Night OutJau/Art of Jazz. Intensive Voca/Jazz Workshopwith Sheila Jordan. Explore the art ofimprovisation, vocal technique, methods ofpractice, repertoire choices and proper leadsheets. Open to a limited number of participants;auditors welcome. Art of Jazz Studio,Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 888-222-6608. (participant), (auditor).*February 18 7:30: Toronto ShapenoteSinging from Sacred Harp. Beginners welcome.Music Room, Bloor Street UnitedChurch, 300 Bloor St. W. (at Huron). 416-922-7997 or*February 21 9:20am-1:30: CAMMAC,Toronto Region. Chamber music workshopfor pre-formed string, wind or mixed ensembles,with or without piano. Depending onenrollment, coaches may include RonaGoldensher, violin; Leonie Wall, flute; JennyCrober, piano. York Mills I Bayviewarea. For details: 416-356-2303.0(members); 0(ensembles comprisedonly of students); (non-members). O(st), auditors for one session, $ 25for 2 sessions.46JubilatesingersAUDITIONSDirector Isabel Bernaus leads achamber choir with an eclectic,multilingual repertoire. Upcomingconcerts include Spanish and ~atalanmusic in february, chamber ja11 inJune, and occasional communityperlormances. All voices welcome.Rehearsals are Tuesdays, no pm atSt. leonard's ~hurch (you are welcometo sit in on a rehearsal).www.juhilatesingers.caSt Leonard's Church25 Wanless Avenue(near Yonge & Lawrence)Call 416-532-2025 to arrange a time.*February 23 7:30: Toronto Early MusicCentre. Vocal Circle. Recreational readingof early choral music. Ability to read musicis desirable but not essential. For moreinformation: 416-920-5025. (non-members),members free.*February 24 8:00: Toronto Folk Sing·ers' Club. An informal group that meetsfor the purpose of performance & exchangeof songs. Audiences are welcome. TranzacClub, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-532-0900.*February 27 7:15: Recorder Players'Society. Recorder and/or other early instrumentplayers are invited to participatein small groups, coached by Scott Paterson,to play Renaissance and Baroque music.Church of the Transfiguration, 111Manor Rd. East. 416-694-9266. $ l 5(members),(non-members).*February 27 to March 1: Toronto MassChoir. Power Up 2009. Gospel music workshopweekend where the public is invitedto learn how to sing gospel music as wellas take a variety of workshops to improvemusical skills. Ends with a massed choirconcert (see daily listings). Toronto InternationalCelebration Church, 190 RailsideRd. For more info: 905-794-1139, .*February 28 9:20am-1 :30: CAMMAC,Toronto Region. Chamber music work -shop. See Feb 21.*March 1 9:00am-4:00: Toronto EarlyMusic Players Organization. Consortingwith Recorder. Workshop led by Joris vanGoethem and Bart Spanhove of the FlandersRecorded Quartet. Bring your recorders& stand; music available at the door.Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140Avenue Road. 705-653-5480, 416-537-3733. .*March 1 2:00: CAMMAC, Toronto Region.Singers and instrumentalists are invitedto participate in a reading of Schubert'sMass in A flat under the leadershipof Eric Gero. Elliott Hall, Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge Street. 416-421-0779. $ lO(non-members). members/studentsfree.*March 7 2:30-5:00: CAMMAC, TorontoRegion. Workshop in Spanish dance, ledby Esmeralda Enrique. Location tba. 416-421-0079.~ Philharmonic Music Ltd.Violin, viola, cello and bowsAll string accessoriesMusic sheetsRepair ServicesProfessional violin maker andrepairer for over fifteen years.Good quality guaranteed.MUSICAL LIFE:A Choral Life Q&Acompiled and edited by mJ buellFEATURING Karen BurkeWhat was your first ever choral experience?My earliest choral memories: singingin the May Festivals that wereheld in Brantford, Ontario, where Igrew up , and run by Frank Holtonfor selected singers from elementaryschools. We all had to wear whitedresses and we felt so important.These were tremendous experiences.My grandmother, Florence Drake,was a huge musical influence in mylife: we spent weekends at herhouse, listened to great choral musicon Sunday mornings on CBC radiobefore church. She was also myfirst choral director!What choirs have you sung with?Grandma's choir at the small British Methodist Episcopal Church thatI grew up in, of course, and our youth choir. I sang in the McMasterUniversity Choir under Wayne Strongman for 4 years. He was anexcellent conductor and helped me not only to broaden my knowledgeof choral repertoire but recognized my keyboard skills by having meaccompany the choir in my second and third year. In my final year, Iwas president of the McMaster University Choir.I also sang in the Bach Elgar Choir in Hamilton for a couple of yearswhich was a thrill. In my third year at McMaster, I took a vocalmethods course under visiting professor Denise Narcisse-Mair andshe took me under her wing and mentored me. Both BrainerdBlyden -Taylor (Nathaniel Dett Chorale) and myself were protegesof Ms . Narcisse-Mair. She got me my first job as a conductor and Inever looked back .Currently?It's been a very long time since I' ve sung in a choir and frankly, Imiss the experience of being 'directed'. My joy these days is educatingand mentoring: I am especially interested in encouraging youngpeople who have conducting skills. Our schools and communitiesneed good conductors. I believe in choirs and particularly gospelchoirs as a wonderful communal activity which is accessible andpowerful. I enjoy offering gospel music workshops in a variety ofvenues. I especially enjoy teaching teachers how to energize theirstudents/choirs by including gospel music in their repertoire.I've directed and recorded with the Toronto Mass Choir for the past20 years and we are out on the road two to three times a month .The York University Gospel Choir also keeps me busy.What kind of concerts do you like to attend?I am so busy performing, I have to admit that I don 't get to as manyconcerts as I would like to. 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