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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

  • Text
  • Choir
  • Toronto
  • Theatre
  • Concerts
  • Musical
  • Jazz
  • Choral
  • Singers
  • Festival
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Includes the 2013 Canary Pages choral directory.

Madeleine Peyroux. See

Madeleine Peyroux. See May 31.● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Mame.Herman. See May 22.● ● 8:00: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.In Concert. Khachaturian: Violin Concertoin d; Beethoven: Symphony No.8. RobertAitken, flute. St. Luke’s United Church, 353Sherbourne St. 416-902-7532. /$18(adv);(st); (child).●●8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. PianoSoirée. Arndt: Nola; Gershwin: I Got Rhythm;Kern: Just The Way You Look Tonight; Novello:Waltz Of My Heart; Abreu: Tico-Tico no Fubá;and other selections. Gordon Murray, piano.Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St.W. 416-631-4300. ; (st).A. Concerts in the GTA● ● 8:00: Grace Church on-the-Hill. LionaBoyd in Concert with Michael Savona. LionaBoyd and Michael Savona, guitars. 300 LonsdaleRd. 416-488-7884. . Admissionin support of Faithworks and the Primate’sWorld Relief and Development Fund.● ● 8:00: Musideum. Louis Simão Trio . Worldjazz. Louis Simao, vocals and guitar. Suite 133(main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra. Concert4. Massenet: Overture from Phèdre;Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No.5;Debussy: Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra;Bill Krangle, clarinet; Tchaikovsky: SwanLake Suite. Bill Krangle, clarinet; DavidBowser, conductor. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93Charles St. W. 416-628-9195. ; (sr);(st). 7:30: Pre-concert chat .● ● 8:00: Soulpepper. The Barber of Seville.Also 2:00. See May 9.● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Chopin & Beethoven.See May 30.● ● 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Bach toBasics. Bach: Singet dem Herrn BWV225;Brahms: Canonic Mass; Beethoven: selectionsfrom Mass in C; and other works. JohnStephenson, organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung,conductor. Church of St. Martin in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ;(sr/st).Sunday June 2● ● 12:00 noon: University of Toronto. Soldiers’Tower Carillon Recital. Selection ofclassical, traditional and contemporarysongs. Roy Lee, carillon. Soldiers’ Tower, 7Hart House Circle. 416-978-3485. Free. Outdoorevent, chairs provided.● ● 2:00: Angelwalk Theatre/KooGle TheatreCompany. I Love You, You’re Perfect, NowChange. See May 14.● ● 2:00: Oratory of St. Philip Neri. MasterWorks of J.S. Bach. Prelude and Fugue inG; Art of Fugue: cp 1, 5-9, 11, 13, 14; Passacaglia.Philip Fournier, organ. The Oratory,Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free.● ● 2:00: Parks and Recreation. In Concert:The Juan Tomas Show Band. Works by Paganiniand Albeniz. Other music by WhitneyHouston, Nat King Cole, Hoagy Carmichael,Jim Croce, Gloria Gaynor and Debbie Boone.Arabel Castillo, vocals; Juan Tomas, guitar.Guests: Jeanette Ricasio, vocals; Tisa Sparks,guitar. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 BoroughDr., Scarborough. 416 485 2056. Free.● ● 2:00: Waterfront Blues. 9th Annual BluesFestival. Morgan Davis (2:00); Paul Reddick(4:00); Deanna Bogart (6:00). Woodbine Park(Coxwell Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. E.), 1681Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-996-8713. Free. Festivalruns May 31 (6pm to 10pm), June 1 (noonto 10pm) and June 2 (noon to 8pm).● ● 3:00: Christ Church Deer Park. A CoronationCelebration. Mass Choir and Band; ClaireBresee, organ/piano; Band of Her Majesty’sRoyal Marines Association. 1570 Yonge St.416-282-0427. ; (under 12).● ● 3:00: Green Door. Cabaret Series. SophiaPerlman and Alex Samaras, vocals. LowerOssington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave.416-915-6747. /(reserved); (artsworker, rush).● ● 3:00: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. Raisinsand Almonds. Celebrating Goldfaden, Weinzweig,and Israel at 65. Goldfaden: selectionsfrom Rozhinkes mit Mandlen (Raisinsand Almonds) song collection including DerMilechl (The Mill); Rozhinkes mit Mandlen;Gekuman is di Tzait (The Time Has Come);Weinzweig: Am Yisroel Chai (Israel Lives!);Mendelssohn: He Watching Over Israel (fromElijah); and other songs in Hebrew and Yiddishcelebrating Israel’s 65th anniversary.Martin Houtman, tenor; Alexander Veprinsky,conductor; Lina Zemelman, piano; guest:Kyra Folk-Farber, soprano. Temple Sinai, 210Wilson Ave. 905-669-5906. /(adv);(sr); (st); free(12 and under ).● ● 3:00: VIVA! Youth Singers. A MedievalBestiary Concert. Burry: A Medieval Bestiary,a Cantata for Young Voices. VIVA’s five choirs;Carol Woodward Ratzlaff, Janessa LaFleur,Laura Menard and Susan Suchard, conductors;guests: Toronto Consort. Church of theHoly Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-788-8482.–.● ● 3:30: Tafelmusik. Chopin & Beethoven.See May 30.46 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

THE SEASON BEGINSW. 416-761-7776. ; (st/sr).● ● 8:00: Musideum. Indranil Mallick, tabla,and Partha Bose, sitar. World music. Suite133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .Monday June 3Thursday June 6Music MondaysThe Power of the OrganWITHMélanie BarneyNoon on Monday, June 3The Church of the Holy Trinity(right behind Eaton Centre)● ● 3:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Rhapsody in Blue. Bernstein: Overture toCandide; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Elgar:Enigma Variations. Bramwell Tovey, pianoand conductor. George Weston Recital Hall,Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.1-855-985-2787. .50-.50. Also June1(eve, Roy Thomson Hall, no Bernstein).● ● 4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. TheGolden Age of English Music. Royal FestiveEvensong followed by Strawberry Teaand performance of works by Dowland andhis contemporaries. Musicians in Ordinary(Hallie Fishel, soprano; John Edwards, lute).360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributionsappreciated. Religious service.● ● 7:30: Against the Grain Theatre. Figaro’sWedding. See May.● ● 7:30: Penthelia Singers. On Broadway.Broadway classics from the early 20th centuryto present. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-921-1549. ; (sr/st).● ● 7:30: Victoria Scholars Men’s ChoralEnsemble. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms … andthe Boys. Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Britten:The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard;and works by Bédard, Burge, Bárdos,Bernstein and Bruckner. Jerzy Cichocki, conductor.Our Lady Of Sorrows, 3055 Bloor St.● ● 12:15: Music Mondays. The Power of theOrgan. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d; Wagner:Prelude to Tristan and Isolde; Saint-Saëns:Danse Macabre; Elgar: Nimrod; Vierne: 1èreSymphonie. Mélanie Barney, organ. Churchof the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x304. Free, suggested donation.● ● 8:00: Soulpepper. The Barber of Seville.See May 9.Tuesday June 4●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Wordless Dreams.Schubert: Nacht und Träume (Canadian premiere);Berg: Die Nachtigall; Traumgekrönt;works by Prokofiev and Milhaud. Keir GoGwilt,violin. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Works by Bach, Franck,Duruflé and Briggs. David Briggs, organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.● ● 7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop.Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In Italian with Englishsubtitles and piano accompaniment. St.Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. ; (sr/st). AlsoJun 5, 6.● ● 8:00: Soulpepper. The Barber of SevilleSee May 9.Wednesday June 5● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.World Music Series: Strings Without Borders.Dance repertoire from China, Spain and theMiddle East. Wen Zhao, pipa; Roman Smirnov,guitar. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals. John Palmer, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167 x236. Free.● ● 12:35: St. Stephens in-the-Fields AnglicanChurch. Concerts at Midday: RichardHerriott in Concert. 103 Bellevue Ave. 647-523-3550. By donation. In support of musicprogram.● ● 7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop.Mozart’s Don Giovanni. See June 4.● ● 7:30: ORGANIX 13. Mélanie Barney, organ,and Tina Cayouette, viola. Works by Bach,Vitali, Vierne, Fauré, Britten, Murrill andVaughan Williams. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-769-3893. ; (sr);(sr); free(under 18).● ● 8:00: Soulpepper. The Barber of Seville.See May 9.● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Joshua Bell, violin, and Edgar Meyer, bass.Copland: Appalachian Spring; Meyer: Concertofor Violin and Double Bass (Canadianpremiere); Ravel: Tzigane for Violinand Orchestra; Respighi: Pines of Rome.Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). -5. Post-concertchat onstage with Peter Oundjian. AlsoJun 6, 8.● ● 12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic ConcertBand. Lunchtime Concert. Encore selectionof concert band music including classical,musicals and other genres, usually withone vocal selection. John Edward Liddle, conductor.Encore Hall, Wilmar Heights Centre,963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Lunch friendly; coffee available.Concerts take place first Thursday of themonth.● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Christopher James, flute; AaronJames, piano. Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donationswelcome.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Rachel Mahon, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Free.● ● 7:00: Toronto Summer Opera Workshop.Mozart’s Don Giovanni. See June 4.● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. Coenraad Bloemendaland Sybil Shanahan, cello, with Mauro Bertoli,piano. Franchomme: selection of Capricesand Études for two cellos; Beethoven: Sonatain A; Brahms: Sonata in e. 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/arts worker);(st).● ● 8:00: Musideum. Tod Paul Dorozio, classicalguitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Soulpepper. The Barber of Seville.See May 9.● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Joshua Bell, violin, and Edgar Meyer, bass.See June 5.Friday June 7● ● 7:30: Domoney Artists Management/Bobolink Entertainment. The Star of RobbieBurns. Burns: My Love is like a red, red rose;Comin’ thru the Rye”; plus tribute to Brigadoonincluding Almost like being in Love; TheHeather on the Hill; Go home to Bonnie Jean.Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Benjamin Covey,baritone; Melody McShane, piano; R.H. Thomson,narrator/host. Church of the Redeemer,162 Bloor St. W. 416-755-7158. (tea andshortbread included).● ● 7:30: Green Door. Cabaret Series: ThreeLittle Maids. Debora Joy, Barbara DunnProsser and Janet Martin, vocals. Lower OssingtonTheatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. /(reserved); (arts worker,rush).● ● 7:30: Opera by Request. Manon. Massenet.Caroline Dery, soprano (Manon); LenardWhiting, tenor (Des Grieux); Michael Robert-Broder,baritone (Lescaut); Andrew Tam,baritone (Bretigny); Avery Krisman, tenor(Guillot); Henry Irwin, baritone (Count desGreiux); and others; William Shookoff, piano.College Street United Church, 452 College St.416-455-2365. .● ● 7:30: ORGANIX 13. Closing Gala: ChelseaChen, organ, and Lewis Wong, violin. Worksby Bach, Cooman, Hakim, Poulenc, Chen,Reger and Prokofiev. St. Clement’s AnglicanChurch, 59 Briar Hill Ave. 416-769-3893. ;free(under 18).● ● 7:30: TCDSB Staff Arts. Hairspray. Musicby Shaiman; lyrics by Wittman and Shaiman;book by O’Donnell and Meehan. MichaelSaver, director. Cardinal Carter Academy forthe Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave. 416-222-8282x2787. . Also June 8, 9(mat), 13-15.● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. Trio Laurier: StorytellingMusic. Works by Bizet, Taffanel, Thornborrow,Borne, Crouch and others. Jeff Stonehouseand Diana Lam, flute; Matty Walton, piano. 345Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/artsworker); (st).● ● 8:00: Harlequin Singers. A Tribute to theHeroes and Villains of Broadway. BurlingtonMusic Centre, 2311 New St., Burlington. 905-385-1624. ; (under 12). Also June 8.● ● 8:00: Musideum. naw. Experimentalmusic. Neil Wiernik, laptops. Suite 133 (main“A Tribute to the Heroes andVillains of Broadway”June 7 & June 8 at 8:00pmBurlington Music Centre 2311 New St., BurlingtonTickets ( for children under 12) or call May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 47

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