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Volume 18 Issue 4 - December 2012

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• 2:00: The Ulyssean

• 2:00: The Ulyssean Society. 35thAnniversary Celebration.Beethoven: MoonlightSonata; Mozart: Fantasy in d; Scholz-Evler:Arabesques on the Blue Danube Waltz; Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccio.Ricker Choi, piano; Sarah Velasco, violin. PolishCombatants Hall, 206 Beverley St. 416-410-1892. Free.• 2:30: New Music Concerts. Korean MusicFestival: The Korean Music Project. Traditionaland contemporary music on Korean instruments,including works by K. Huber and I.Kang. Yiho Ahn, vocals; Najung Jin, gayageum(zither); Kilyong Chae, daegeum (bamboo flute);Sori Choi, janggu and buk (percussion). BettyOliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts worker); (st).• 2:30: Onstage Productions. Sounds ofA. Concerts in the GTAChristmas. See Dec 8 (note: for this performance,all tickets ).• 3:00: Eglinton St. George’s United Church.Christmas Carols for Outreach: The Rose ofChristmas. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia onChristmas Carols; community carols and otherworks. Peter Andrew Barley, organ; FredKimball Graham, director. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141 x250. Freewill offering to benefit Outof the Cold.• 3:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Ali Garrison & MarkRainey: Songs from Porgy and Bess. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (arts worker).• 3:00: Harmony Singers. Jingle Bells! Carols,pop songs, spirituals and sing-alongs. HarveyPatterson, conductor; guest: Jamie Groote,vocals. Humber Valley United Church, 76Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ;(sr/st); free(9 and under). Refreshments tofollow.• 3:00: Hart House Music Committee.Sunday Concerts: 655th Concert: ShannonGraham and The Storytellers. Narrative compositioninfluenced by jazz, pop and classical music.Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle.416-978-2452 or 416-937-6180. Free.• 3:00: Oakville Ensemble. Messiah Sing-Along. Handel. St. John’s United Church, 262Randall St., Oakville. 905-825-9740. ;(sr); (st); (family). Non-perishablefood items collected for Salvation Army.• 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Polar Express.Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours; Ravel: TheEnchanted Garden from Ma Mere L’Oye;Kapilow: Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express;Dvořák: Cello Concerto in b. Guests: Choristersfrom the Canadian Children’s Opera Company;Wonderful World of Circus; Jeffrey Carl, baritone;Daniel Hass, cello; Danielle Lisboa,conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-467-7142 or 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr);(under 18). 2:15: pre-concert talk, instrumentpetting zoo.• 3:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. A CanadianChristmas: A Celebration of the Season.Seasonal music by Canadian composers andarrangers. Mitchell Pady, director. Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-978-8849.; (sr/under 30); (st).• 3:00: Riverdale Share CommunityAssociation. Riverdale Share Concert.Community fundraiser for families in crisis,featuring performances by Steve Briggs andthe Bebop Cowboys, Steven Page, Bill Usher,Sharon and Lois, Russell deCarle, and others.Danforth Music Hal, 147 Danforth Ave. 1-855-985-5000. and non-perishable fooddonation.• 3:00: Royal Conservatory. HoracioGutiérrez. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 60;Schumann: Fantasie; Lecuona: Danza negra;Ante el Escorial; Danza lucumi; Chopin: 24Preludes. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.• 3:00: Syrinx Sunday Salons. A Celebrationof Canadian Composers. Mozart: Sonata inB-flat, K454; Kenins: Sonata for Cello andPiano; Brahms: Trio in B, Op.8. Anya Mallinger,violin; David Hetherington, cello; William Aide,piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st).• 3:00: Tapestry Chamber Choir. TapestryCelebrates Christmas, Music by Rutter,Willcocks, other seasonal favourites. TonyBrowning, music director. Trinity United Church,461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905-836-8589.; (sr).• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.The Snowman. Animated film with orchestralaccompaniment, including the followingworks: Blake: The Snowman; Wendel: SantaDear; Stephenson: A Charleston Christmas;Rockage: Santa’s Smashing Medley; Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance of the Tumblers; traditionalfavourites; and others. Michele Ragusa, soprano;Cawthra Park Chamber Choir; TheHoliday Dancers; Stuart Chafetz, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese). –;.50–(child).• 3:30: Rosedale Winds. Season LaunchConcert: Bagatelles, Shanties and Charlestons.Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 MountPleasant Rd. 647-472-4583. ; (sr/st/artist).• 3:30: Tafelmusik. French BaroqueChristmas. See Dec 5.Wychwood Clarinet ChoirTORONTO’S PREMIERCLARINET ENSEMBLEHoliday ConcertDecember 9 th at 3:30pmChurch of St. Michaeland All Angels611 St. Clair Ave. Westat Wychwood Ave.• 3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. HolidayConcert 2012. Holiday music and refreshments.Michele Jacot, conductor. St. Michael and AllAngels Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-923-2161. ; (sr); (st).46 December 1 – February 7, 2013

• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 4:00: High Park Choirs. Sing Joy: A ChoralCelebration of Winter. Humbercrest UnitedChurch, 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-762-0657. ;(sr/st).• 4:00: Trinity College Chapel. AdventLessons and Carols. Works by Palestrina, Lloyd,Poston, Praetorius, Carter and others. TrinityCollege Chapel Choir; Rachel Mahon, organscholar; John Tuttle, director. 6 Hoskin Ave.416-978-3288. Free, donations welcome.• 4:00: Volunge Lithuanian Choir. HeavenlyAngels Exalt Him. Susa: Carols and Lullabies.Pat Johnston, harp; Rick Summers, guitar;Richard Moore, marimba; Bill O’Meara, organ;Dalia Viskontas, director. 416-533-0621. Free,donations welcome.• 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Carols by Candlelight. Traditional candlelightchoral presentation featuring the YorkminsterPark Choirs and musicians. 1585 Yonge St.416-922-1167. Free. Doors open 3:30.• 7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. I KnowMoonlight. Songs of memory, questioning andhope for the darkest nights of the year. BeccaWhitla and Alan Gasser, conductors; guest:David Sereda, singer-songwriter. Church of theHoly Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-516-0988./(adv); (unwaged/underwaged).• 7:30: Jubilee United Church. Carols ByCandlelight. 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846.Freewill offering.• 7:30: Leaside United Church. Lessonsand Carols. Carols and readings for Christmas.Chancel choir; junior choir; C Flats Jazz Band;Sharon L. Beckstead, Karen Kitchen, CyndaFleming, conductors. 822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. Freewill offering in support of theOut of the Cold program.• 7:30: The Thing Is. In Concert. World-jazzfusion concert. Tova Kardonne, voice and compositions;Amy Medvick, voice and flute; MikeWark, flute and alto sax; Tom Richard, trombone;David Atkinson, piano; and others;guest: Rich Brown, bass. Tranzac Club, 292Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. .• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Gloria.Rutter. Choir, brass, organ and percussion.Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.416-686-2103. ; (7-18); free(under 6).• 8:00: New Music Concerts. Korean MusicFestival: Sukhi Kang and His Class. Kang: Nong;The Myth; S. Lee: Chorale Fantasy III-V; S.J.Ahn: Secret of the Garden (world premiere); J.Yim: Episode; U. Chin: Unsuk Chin. New MusicConcerts Ensemble; Adam Sherkin, piano;Robert Aitken, flute and director. Betty OliphantTheatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ;(sr/arts worker); (st). 7:15: Pre-concertchat.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Ashley MacIsaac.2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604./.50(adv).Monday December 10• 7:30: Cantabile Chorale. The Joy ofChristmas. Carol singing and refreshments. LonaRichardson, accompanist; Robert Richardson,director; guest: Thornhill Ringers. ThornhillUnited Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-831-8318. Freewill offering; free with fooddonation to the Thornhill Christmas Assistanceprogram.• 7:30: Gallery 345. Christmas with Hi andLo. See Dec 3.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. PianoFest. Advanced students of thepiano department perform. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• 8:00: Jazz.FM91. Sound of Jazz ConcertSeries: Christmas Kiss. Diana Panton, jazzvocals; Guido Basso, trumpet/flugelhorn; DonThompson, bass; Reg Schwager, guitar. 21 OldMill Rd. 416-236-2641. ; (st).Tuesday December 11• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Creative Explorations.Featuring artists of the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra’s Adopt-A-Player program. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.The Rose of ChristmasFeaturing “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”by R. Vaughan Williams. ESG Choir and British organistPeter Andrew Barley, (Limerick Cathedral)plus community carolling & “O Holy Night” by candlelightFred Kimball Graham, (Music Director)Sunday December 9 at 3 p.m. (please note time change)Eglinton St George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd at DuplexFreewill offering to benefit “Out of the Cold”416-481-1141 ext 250, or• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Thomas Gonder, organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 7:30: Toronto Choristers. An Evening ofSong. Christmas Music and Seasonal Carols.Margaret Deeth, accompanist; MargaretParsons, assistant accompanist; Ralph M.Peters, conductor. Jubilee United Church, 40Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. Free, donationswelcome.• 8:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band.Yuletide Celebration. Guests: Amadeus Choir;David Briskin and Lydia Adams, conductors.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St.E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Les Amis Concerts/Gallery 345.Kuo, Cooper-Gay, Crinó. Handel: HWV 210;Szymanowski: Mythes for violin and piano;Ravel: Jeux d’eau for piano; Brahms: Trio forHorn, Violin and Piano in E-flat Op.40 and otherworks. Lynn Kuo, violin; Erin Cooper-Gay, voiceand horn; Erika Crinó, piano. Gallery 345, 345Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ;(sr/artsworkers); (st).• 8:00: Music Toronto. Piano Series: GeorgeLi. Czerny: Variations on a theme by RodeOp.19; Schoenberg: Six Small Pieces for PianoOp.19; Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C Op.53“Waldstein”; Bartók: Sonata Sz.80-BB.88; Liszt:Consolation No.3 in D-flat; Hungarian RhapsodyNo.2. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. –; (st); pay-your-age(ages18–35, plus facility and handling fees).• 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An IndigoChristmas. Canticles for Nativity. Mendelssohn:Te Deum; also works by Margetson, Dawson,James, Guillaume and Morris. St. Timothy’sAdult Choir; Edward Connell, organ. St.Timothy’s Anglican Church, 100 OId OrchardGrove N. 416-340-0550. .• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. AMerry TSO Christmas. Tyzik: A ChristmasOverture; Anderson: Sleigh Ride; Williams:Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas (from HomeAlone II); Traditional favourites; and others.Colin Mochrie, narrator; Etobicoke School ofthe Arts Chorus; Jeff Tyzik, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –0. Also Dec12(mat and eve).• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Micah Barnes andthe Singers Playground. Guests: J.P. Saxe,Ivy James, Rebecca Codas and others. 2261Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /(adv).Wednesday December 12• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist church.Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. Andrew Adair,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 2:00: Civic Light Opera Company. TheSound of Music. Also 8:00. See Dec 5.• 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. AMerry TSO Christmas.See Dec 11.• 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. JazzSeries: The Night is Cold but the Music’s Hot.Alex Pangman and the Alleycats. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 6:00: Living Arts Centre. ChristmasExpress. Carols and dances. Rotherglen Schoolstudents Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr); (under 12).• 6:30: Penthelia Singers. Festive FundraisingSing-Along. See listings section D, “TheETCeteras,” under “Singalongs.”• 7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. TheDecember 1 – February 7, 2013 47

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