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Volume 17 Issue 7 - April 2012

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Jubilatesingersmusic director: isabel bernausThinking ofjoining a choir?Audition this June for our2012/13 Concert Season!We’re a chamber choir withan eclectic, multilingualrepertoire: interesting musicand great people!All voices are welcome.Good blend, pitch and somesight reading required.Rehearsals are on Tuesdays,7:30 pm at St. Leonard’s Church,25 Wanless Ave.(near Yonge & Lawrence).Call to arrange for afriendly audition orto sit in on a rehearsal!416-286-8927Society. Lecture. On the revamped Savoy Hotelin London, Churchill’s ascension to power in the1940s and a Gilbert & Sullivan musical presentation.St. Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. E.416-763-0832. for visitors.• Apr 22 10:00am: Canadian Opera Company/Universityof Toronto. A Wilde Time:Zemlinsky’s A Florentine Tragedy. Lectures byTed Chamberlin and Sherry Lee, U of T; ChristopherHailey, Princeton; and others. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-363-8231. ; $17(faculty); (st).• Apr 23 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance/TorontoReference Library/Arraymusic/NewMusic Concerts. New Music101: Program 1. Staniland: Pentagrams – Fivepieces for two accordions. A glimpse into ArrayEnsemble April 28 concert in collaborationwith the Toy Piano Composers. Composerswill speak about the material. Elisabeth BeetonAuditorium, 789 Yonge St. 416-303-7131.Free.• Apr 30 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance/Toronto Reference Library/Soundstreams/Canadian Music Centre. New Music 101: Program2. A.P.Y. Ho: Shī (poetry). New music/dance composition for solo dancer and electronictape. Emily Cheung, choreographer;Bridgett Tsang, dancer. Also, Soundstreamswill illustrate its approach to programming newmusic through audio/video excerpts and liveperformance, focusing on contemporary repertoireand including a discussion about extendedvocal techniques. Elisabeth Beeton Auditorium,789 Yonge St. 416-303-7131. Free.Toronto-RiverdaleNeighbourhood SingalongTuesday May 8, 2012Neighbourhood Unitarian Church79 Hiawatha Road7 – 8 p.m. FREEFrederick Kwasi DunyoMaster DrummerThe joyful “call & response”singing of GhanaCOME SING WITH US!www.canadasings.caD. The EtceterasCanadaSings!ChantonsCanada!• May 07 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance/TorontoReference Library/ContactContemporary Music/Continuum ContemporaryMusic. New Music 101: Program 3. M.Gordon: Light is Calling for violin, with film byB. Morrison; C. Butterfield: L’Eléphant de mer;E. Doolittle: Why the parrot repeats humanwords; Stranvisky: L’Histoire du soldat, compressedfor clarinet, violin, viola and percussion.Contact Contemporary Music exploresthe symbiotic relationship between sound andvision; Continuum Contemporary Music explorescontemporary expression of narrationunderpinned by music. Elisabeth Beeton Auditorium,789 Yonge St. 416-303-7131. Free.MASTERCLASSES• Apr 12 7:00: Silverthorn SymphonicWinds/Westmount Collegiate Music Department/ArtsWestmount Music. BrassBoot Camp and Beyond. Free clinic with ChristopherGongos, French horn, focused on musicianship,technique and ensemble playing.Geared toward high school instrumentalistsand adult amateur musicians. Westmount CollegiateInstitute, 1000 New Westminster Dr.,Thornhill. 647-830-4029• Apr 13 1:30: Hannaford Street SilverBand. Festival of Brass: The Breathing Gym.Patrick Sheridan presents breathing conceptsfor all musicians. Long & McQuade, 925 BloorSt. W. 416-425-2874. PWYC.• Apr 14 9:30am: Hannaford Street SilverBand. Festival of Brass: Masterclass with JensALEXANDER KATSA rst class Russian-trainedconcert pianist/teacheris accepting students forregular private lessons orrepertoire coaching, fromadvanced (ARCT, university)to all grades of RCMincluding theoryCall: (416) 340-1844alexander.kats@sympatico.caLindemann and Patrick Sheridan. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27Front St. E. W. 416-425-2874. Free.• Apr 29 2:30: ORMTA Central TorontoBranch. Masterclass with Jennifer Snow.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-532-1539.; (members.• May 02 6:00: Remenyi House of Music.Violoncello Masterclass with Mischa Maisky.Advanced violoncello students will be consideredfor participation on an individual basis.Limited seating open for auditors. 210 Bloor St.W. 416-961-3111 x222. .• May 05 1:00–3:30: Tafelmusik. Guest ArtistMasterclass: Rachel Podger, violin. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. .416-964-9562 x241. For information on howto participate:• Apr 02 7:00 and 8:30: La Belle Danse. BaroqueDance Class – Beginner and IntermediateClasses. The basics of baroque dance, includingthe minuet, sarabande, bourrée and gigue, aswell as an introduction to 18th century Feuilletdance notation. Winchester Street Theatre,80 Winchester St. 416-324-9118. per 90minute class.• Apr 13 3:00: Canadian Children’s OperaCompany. CCOC Open House. Performancesand participatory workshops in drama, propmakingand African music, for ages 3-18. Callahead for complete schedule of events. FirstUnitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. W.416-366-0467. Free.• Apr 14 and Apr 15 9:30am-5:30pm: SING!Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. FacilitatedWorkshops. Songwriting 101; Introduction toSouth Indian Music; The Business of Music;Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion 101; Singer’sPlayground (Performance Workshop); ScoreMarking for Choristers and Conductors; SacredHarp: An Introduction to Shape Note Singing;Creating Instrumental Sounds A Cappella;Singing Without a Safety Net; The Vocalistas a Performer; The Singer’s Body. BrigantineChildren'sPianoLessonsFriendly, approachable -and strict!Liz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/Bathurstwww.jubilatesingers.ca62 April 1 – May 7, 2012

Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. per workshop.For full details:• Apr 15 1:30–4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Coached Workshop.Coach: Elin Soderstrom. Bring recorders, viols,early instruments and music stand; musicavailable at the door. Armour Heights CommunityCentre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .• Apr 22 1:30–5:00: CAMMAC RecorderPlayers’ Society. Spring Workshop. AlisonMelville, coach. For recorders and otherearly instruments. Church of the Transfiguration,111 Manor Rd. E. 416-480-1853. ;(members).• Apr 22 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading for Singersand Instrumentalists. Duruflé: Requiem.Brad Ratzlaff, conductor. Christ Church DeerPark, 1570 Yonge St. 416-551-5183. ;(members).• May 06 1:30–4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Coached Workshop.Coach: Marie-Laurence Primeau. Bring your recorders,viols, early instruments and musicstand; music available at the door. ArmourHeights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd.416-245-3413. .MUSIC-MAKING & SINGALONGS• Apr 03 8:15: Kingsway Conservatory ofMusic. Adult Drum Circle: Open Circle. Kick-offto a 9-week drum circle program, including Latin,African and Middle-Eastern grooves. No experiencenecessary. Great Room, KingswayConservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. Free.• Apr 18 7:00: Kingsway Conservatory ofMusic. Sax Ensemble: Open Rehearsal. For reedplayers with a minimum 2 years of experience.A mix of classical and contemporary works includingBeethoven, Piazzolla, Mancini, Elfmanand others. Pre-registration requested. GreatRoom, Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. Free.Venue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable ratesETCETERA: MISCELLANEOUS• Apr 10 4:00: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Memorial for Helmut Kallmann.Remembering the Chief of the NLC Music Division1970-86 and co-founder/editor of The Encyclopaediaof Music in Canada. Performancesby Elaine Keillor and U of T doctoral students,brief speeches, informal conversation over wineand snacks. Edward Johnson Building lobby, 80Queen’ Park.• Apr 11, 17–19, 10am–3pm: Arts andEvents Programming & the Ontario BandAssociation. UTSC/OBA Chamber Music Festival.Ensemble chamber music groups fromaround Ontario perform and receive feedbackfrom adjudicators. University of Toronto Scarborough,Room AA 303, 1265 Military Trail.416-287-7118. Free.• Apr 16 7:00pm Soundstreams. Salon 21:Music Matters! “The experience of inspiringemerging musicians.” Gardiner Museum, 111Queen’s Park. Free, donations welcome. Registeronline at• Apr 20 7:00: JaneAustenDancing. A Weekendwith Jane Austen: Jane Austen at Fort York.Lamplight tour, Regency supper, fashion showand dance demonstration. Fort York, 250 FortYork Blvd. 416-392-6907. /(adv, beforeApr 6); (sr/st)/(adv).• Apr 21 10:00am–10:30pm: JaneAustenDancing.A Weekend with Jane Austen: Lecturesand Workshops, Evening Ball. Life aboard shipin Austen’s navy; dancing in the novels of Austenand Burney; late 18th century portraiture;letter-writing workshop; dance workshop; ballwith live music. St. Barnabas Anglican Church,361 Danforth Ave. 416-929-0513. –0.Full details:• Apr 22 11:00am–4:00pm: JaneAustenDancing.A Weekend with Jane Austen: Jane Austenat Montgomery’s Inn. Georgian breakfast;historical lacemaking; concert (see listings sectionA, Apr 22 at 2:00). Montgomery’s Inn,4709 Dundas St. W. 416-394-8113. –.Full details: Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.orgPremiere Source for HigH quality food(416) 364-7397 www.pasqualebros.comRememberingBruce Kirkpatrick Hill1963–2012Many years ago, my good friend Stephanie Martin introducedme to her husband. A professorial man with a LyttonStrachey-esque appeal nodded briefly at me. I soon learned ofthe warm and affectionate soul which lay beneath the bushy beardand patched elbows of Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill. He and Stephaniewere married for 22 years, and their kind and patient partnershipwas an inspiration to all around them.Known for his work as music director of Christ Church Deer Parkfor 11 years, Bruce was also a freelance accompanist — working withthe Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Pax Christi and many others overthe years. He could also be heard singing at Holy Blossom Templeduring the High Holy Days and at the Oratory of the Holy Family atspecial services.Bruce had many nicknames (Juicy, Bruce Two-Dinners …) andwas usually found outdoors. His great love for sailing was nurturedon his boat, the Hemiola. Even throughout his illness, he rode hisVespa each morning to Pain Perdu on St. Clair for his daily croissants,orange juice and café au lait. Bruce’s desire for fresh air wasalso exhibited by his frequent sporting of a kilt and sporran, thelatter of which contained a copy of Robbie Burns’ Ode to a Haggis,read at his and Stephanie’s yearly Hogmanay celebrations.Toronto grieves with Stephanie for the loss of this loyal and reliableforce in choral and church music. Bruce was an aesthete to theend and took risks to attain excellence in everything he sought — beit music, croissants or travelling. He passed away Sunday, March 18,at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin Hospital in Cuba, in the company of hiswife. Bruce is survived by Stephanie Martin and the Martin family;his mother Gillian Hill; two brothers, Andrew and Christopher Hill,and their wives and families.—Gabrielle McLaughlinBut mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,The trembling earth resounds his tread,Clap in his walie nieve a blade,He’ll mak it whissle;An’ legs, an’ arms an’ heads will sned,Like taps o’ thrissle—Robbie BurnsApril 1 – May 7, 63

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