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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

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Includes the 2013 Canary Pages choral directory.

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point of my theatrical career but Thomson’s had barely taken off. Overthe years he has become one of our most distinguished actors. Earlierthis season he performed (for Tafelmusik) the fictional memoirs ofan early 18th-century oboist. On May 10, Thomson appears in anEybler Quartet performance titled “An Evening with Michael Kelly” atthe Heliconian Hall; repeated at St. Barnabas Church, St. Catharines,May 12 at 2pm. Although the works played are instrumental, theprogram will be of interest in relation to the history of vocal music.Kelly was an Irish tenor, who created the roles of Don Curzio and DonBasilio in The Marriage of Figaro and Thomson’s performance will bebased on Kelly’s Reminiscences. Thomson will also perform in “TheStar of Robbie Burns” (Church of the Redeemer, June 7) with VirginiaHatfield, soprano, and Benjamin Covey, baritone.The Toronto Masque Theatre will give its final concert of the seasonon May 10 and 11 (at 8pm) and May 12 (at 3pm; all at the Al GreenTheatre). The program consists of John Blow’s masque, Venus andAdonis, and a newly commissioned opera by Alice Ping Yee Ho, TheLesson of Da Ji. The singers are Vania Chan, Charlotte Corwin and XinWang, soprano, Marion Newman, mezzo, Timothy Wong, countertenor,Benjamin Covey and Alexander Dobson, baritone.Klara Ek, soprano, and Gerald Finley, bass-baritone, will be thesoloists in Brahms’ German Requiem, with the Toronto Symphony(Roy Thomson Hall, May 22, 23 and 25). The first two of these concertswill also include Lieberson’s settings of poems by Neruda.Recitals at Rosedale kicks off its 2013/14 season with a speciallaunch concert on June 1 (Rosedale Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm).This month in its free Vocal Series the COC presents: Anna Christy,soprano, the star of the current production of Lucia di Lammermoor,in recital on May 21; a concert by the graduating artists of the COCEnsemble Studio on May 23; and a sneak preview of this year’sToronto Summer Music Festival on May 30. All three concerts are inthe Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in the Four Seasons Centre from12 noon to 1pm and are free.And beyond the GTA: Leslie Fagan, soprano, Laura Pudwell, mezzo,Adam Bishop, tenor, and Peter McGillivray, baritone, will be the soloistsin a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass (George Street UnitedChurch, Peterborough, May 11 at 7:30pm).A postscript: I enjoyed the lively performance of Mozart’s DonGiovanni by students of the Glenn Gould School (although I havealways seen the opera more as an account of frustrated desire thanas an indulgence in bunga bunga). The Don (Diego Catala) sang abeautiful “Serenade” and Don Ottavio (Justin Stolz) was terrific inA Britten Festival of SongFriday, April 26, 8 pmThe CAnTiClesDaniel Taylor countertenorBenjamin Butterfield tenorAlexander Dobson baritoneThe Choir of St. Thomas’s ChurchMy Beloved is Mine / Abrahamand Isaac / Journey of the Magi /Purcell realisationsTuesday, May 7, 8 pmThe song CyClesShannon Mercer sopranoSusan Platts mezzoOn This Island / A Charm of Lullabies /The Poet’s Echo / folksongsGlenn Gould StudioCanadian Broadcasting Centre250 Front Street WestTickets from Roy Thomson HallBox Office, 416.872.4255 orwww.roythomsonhall.comArtistic Directors: Stephen Rallsand Bruce Ubukatasunday, May 26, 2:30 pmA TiMe There WAsVirginia Hatfield sopranoScott Belluz countertenorColin Ainsworth tenorGeoffrey Sirett baritoneThe Canadian Children’sOpera CompanyA vocal tapestry to end ourfinal seasonWalter HallEdward Johnson Building80 Queen’s ParkTickets from the AldeburghConnection, 416.735.7982 orwww.aldeburghconnection.orgGenerously sponsored by“Il mio tesoro.” The finest performance came from Beste Kalenderas Zerlina. She sang with warmth and had just the right mixture ofnaiveté, spontaneity and artfulness.Hans de Groot is a concertgoer and active listener.He also sings and plays the recorder.INDEX OF advertisersAldeburgh Connection 28Amadeus Choir 21, 45, 54Artists International Music and DanceAssociation 54Associates of the TSO 37ATMA 5Aurora Cultural Centre 44Bach Children’s Chorus 35Canadian Children’s Opera Company 31Canadian Council of Churches 38Canadian Opera Company 27Canadian Sinfonietta 32, 42Cantabile Chamber Singers 47Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra14, 42Christ Church Deer Park Jazz Vespers 23Civic Light Opera 39Classical 96.3fm 65Cosmo Music 25Elmer Iseler Singers 32Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra 40Etobicoke Youth Choir 56Exultate Chamber Singers 42Gallery 345 30, 41Grace Church on-the-Hill 45Grand Salon Orchestra 44Guitar Society of Toronto 40HAADD/ Toronto Chapter AmericanHarp Society 36Harlequin Singers 47Harmony Singers 41Heliconian Hall 52Hymn Society, Southern Ont Chapter 54I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble 41Jubilate Singers 45, 55Letter from the Publisher 4Liz Parker 57Lula Lounge/Jorge Miguel 40Lula Lounge/Lulaworld 2013 22Luminato 10Matthew Kelly 57Mississauga Festival Choir 32Mississauga Symphony 36, 56Music at Metropolitan 31Music Mondays 47Music Toronto 9Newchoir 36Norm Pulker 57North Toronto Institute of Music 56Ontario Philharmonic 13Open Ears Festival 18Opera By Request 33Orchestra Toronto 43ORGANIX 33Orpheus Choir 34, 55Pasquale Bros. 53Pax Christi 56Peter Mahon 20Port Hope Friends of Music 49Random Walks 20Remenyi House of Music 11Renanim Youth Singers 43Sheila McCoy 57Sinfonia Toronto 14, 35Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival11, 25, 37, 35, 55,Sony Centre/Show One Productions 67Soulpepper 12Soundstreams Canada 19, 38St. Olave’s 47St. Philip’s Anglican Church 23St. Thomas’s 39Steinway Piano Gallery 7Steve Jackson Pianos 16Tafelmusik 2, 3, 32, 44Talisker Players 34The Sound Post 16Thin Edge New Music Collective 19Toronto Consort 17, 29, 41Toronto Downtown Jazz 51Toronto Jewish Folk Choir 46Toronto Masque Theatre 34, 35Toronto Mendelssohn 38, 53, 54Toronto Opera Repertoire 55Toronto Summer Music Festival 29Toronto Symphony 68TorQ Percussion Quartet 32Universal Records 7Via Salzburg 15, 41Victoria Scholars 46VIVA! Youth Singers 46VOCA Chorus 45Women’s Musical Club 15, 31Wychwood Clarinet Choir 37York University Faculty of Fine Arts 5628 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

A summer musical celebration of ParisLa Belle Epoque´JULY 16-AUGUST 3, 2013Highlights include:nnnnnnnnLos Angeles Guitar QuartetCédric TiberghienThe Minimalist Dreamhouse Projectfeaturing Katia & Marielle LabèquePhilippe Sly & Julius DrakeBrentano String QuartetGryphon TrioAndré LaplantePLUS check our website for a listing of newdaytime events and FREE outreach concertsPurchase a pass by May 31 and receive a freepair of tickets to a concert of your choice!TORONTOSUMMERMUSIC.COM416-408-0208Media May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 29

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