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Volume 17 Issue 8 - May 2012

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Canary PagestheWholeNote CHOIR LISTINGS | 2012-2013accompanist Elizabeth Acker. Our season consistsof two concerts, and performances at communityevents. On Saturday, June 9, 7:30pm atEastminster United Church, we will present“EARTH, SEA and SKY,” featuring the stunningMissa Gaia/Earth Mass. Guests includeShawn Grenke, organ; Daniel Rubinoff, sopranosaxophone; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; LouisSimao, bass; Ray Dillard and Andrew Morris, percussion.Rehearsals are held Monday eveningsat Eastminster (310 Danforth Ave.).Jenny●●Vocal Horizons Chamber ChoirJoin the award-winning Vocal Horizons ChamberChoir for our 2012/13 season!One of Canada’s most versatile choirs, VocalHorizons performs repertoire from sacred tosecular, from 16th century works to popular filmsoundtracks arranged for choir. Under leadershipof founder/director Vincent Cheng, theexperienced singers of Vocal Horizons have performedfor the Toronto Raptors’ Opening Gameand the 2010 Olympic Torch Ceremony, and havebeen gold medal winners in national choir competitions.Based in Thornhill, Vocal Horizons alsoperforms community concerts in hospitals andsenior homes.Audition now by visiting and clicking the “Audition” icon. Singersare expected to perform concerts with three orfour rehearsals prior.Vincent Cheng, artistic directorHazel Hetimier, executive●●Vocal MosaicFounded in 2007, this 65-voice non-auditionedadult choir is characterized by a vibrant mosaicof vocal styles and repertoire. Choristersenjoy singing madrigals, spirituals, popularstandards, musical theatre, classical piecesand folk songs. Two formal concerts are presentedeach season along with communityoutreach concerts when possible. Vocal Mosaicis part of The Toronto Singing Studio and rehearsesMonday evenings from 7pm–9pm fromSeptember to May at Bloor Street United Church,300 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Rehearsals are livelyand sociable (camaraderie and laughter creategood singing!). Vocal Mosaic is directed by LindaEyman. A season membership is paid.Linda Eyman, music●●Vocal Music Academy atRyerson Community SchoolIntroducing the Toronto District School Board’sfull day school program delivering the Ontariocurriculum with a focus on integrated vocalmusic! The school will open in September 2012for students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 and will addgrades 7 and 8 in subsequent years. Numerousperformance opportunities will be offered inthe school and in the community through gleeclubs, large and small singing groups, choirs,musical theatre, chamber ensembles and soloperformances. Registration is ongoing. No auditionis required.Craig Tsuji, principalMark Bell, vice●●Voices ChoirVoices, a 20-member mixed-voice choir, is enteringits 17th season under the leadership ofits founder and current music director Ron KaMing Cheung. With a repertoire spanning 12 centuriesand a musical philosophy that spotlightslesser-known works by the great masters andcontemporary pieces by Canadian composers,Voices has established a reputation for choralexcellence and has won numerous awards invarious competitions. For those interested in becominga part of this dynamic group, we haveopenings in all sections. Please call or e-mail foran appointment to audition.Ron Ka Ming Cheung,●●Wayne Gilpin SingersBeautiful melodies, rocking sax solos, edgy newjazz arrangements of Handel’s Messiah–if anyof this appeals to you, read on. The WaterloobasedWayne Gilpin Singers is an auditioned (asinger-friendly audition, we promise!) chamberchoir that sings a wide variety of music, includingcontemporary Christian, gospel, showtunes, spirituals and more. Resident composer/accompanistAndrew Gilpin pens unique arrangementsfor an ever-expanding Jazz Messiah,an annual event that twins Handel’s beautifulmelodies with modern rhythms and musicalstyles. Also featured in concert are talented guestartists on bass, drums and saxophone, providingan unforgettable musical experience for bothaudience and choir.Wayne●●Windsor Classic ChoraleWindsor Classic Chorale draws members primarilyfrom Essex County. We are the onlyauditioned chamber choir south of London, providingquality Canadian chamber choral musicto a population of over 600,000.Our season feature is an annual “In Remembrance”concert for November 11. We have collaboratedwith the Windsor Art Gallery, theWalkerville Highschool Centre for the CreativeArts, the Windsor Essex Youth Choir, the ArtGallery of Windsor and the Windsor WomenWorking with Immigrant Women NewcomerArts Project.A member of the Arts Council of the WindsorRegion and the Windsor Endowment for theArts, WCC is considered a core component ofWindsor’s arts●●York University Departmentof Music ChoirsYork University’s Department of Music is hometo nine choral ensembles. Dr. Lisette Canton conductsthe York University Chamber Choir, Men’sChoir and 70-voice Concert Choir, all performingwestern classical repertoire. The 100-voice YorkUniversity Gospel Choir is directed by ProfessorKaren Burke. York’s four jazz choirs are ledby Bob Hamper and Mim Adams. The WorldMusic Chorus, presenting traditional songsfrom around the globe, is directed by JudithCohen. Each ensemble gives several public concertsduring the season in the superb TributeCommunities Recital Hall on York’s Keele campus.All the choirs are open to York students,faculty and staff, with auditions held in●●Yorkminstrels Show ChoirThe Yorkminstrels Show Choir, directed by CathyWhiteside, is a mixed-voice community choirfounded in 1974 as a spin-off of the Yorkminstrelsmusical theatre company. With our mostlyBroadway repertoire, costumes and choreography,the choir has evolved into a uniquegroup, performing 15 to 18 concerts annually(seniors residences, private/corporate/communityevents). Rehearsals are held on Wednesdaysfrom 7:30–10:30pm at Cummer Lodge, NorthYork, September through June. Openings areavailable in the tenor and bass-baritone sections.We perform off-book and a simple audition is required.If you love to sing, please join us!Sandi●●Young SingersExperience the magic of music and releaseyour child’s musical artistry through choralmusic! Young Singers is composed of four distinctchoirs in programs between Septemberand June. A unique musical education is offeredin a supportive and challenging environment.YoungER Singers, for ages 6–8, rehearsesMondays, 5:45pm–6:45pm. Treble Notes, for ages8–14, rehearses Mondays, 7pm–8pm. Director’sChoir is an auditioned treble choir for childrenaged 10–15, which rehearses Tuesdays, 7pm–8:45pm, and alternate Saturdays, 10am–12pm.Random Notes is an auditioned SATB choir forages 14 and older, which rehearses Wednesdays,7pm– • 416-323-2232 x26

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