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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

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

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Help The WholeNote Thrive!Whether you get The WholeNote in the mail, at one of our800 free distribution locations, or online, we need yoursupport to survive long enough to thrive.❏ Show your support❏ Cover the cost of one free listing❏ Buy a stand or stock an existing one seven times!❏ Keep 100 free copies in print!❏ 0 Help us plan$ ______ Keep the dream alive!HOW: Write a cheque, payable to WholeNote Media Inc.Mail it to The WholeNote, Centre for Social Innovation,503-720 Bathurst St., Toronto ON M5S 2R4.Please write “Thrive Campaign GIFT” on the memo lineof your cheque. Thank you!FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANWhere Dem Boidies IzIf, as i suspect, my regular readers did a quick double-pump past theletter on page four so as not to miss our regular little chat, then neitherof you will have the foggiest idea what the “Help The WholeNote Thrive”panel to the left of this is all about. And even less of a clue what I’mtalking about when I explain that we chose the number 3,000 for thecampaign because its 1/10 of the number of copies we regularly print.So I will make a deal with you. Go back and read the letter on pagefour, and when you come back I will not say another word about anyof all that. Promise.——————————Ah, good, you’re back. So let’s continue. The title of this Opener, asI expect most of you know, refers to a sweet and silly little rhyme thatgoes “Spring is sprung, the grass is riz; I wonder where dem boidies iz.”Truth be told, though, wondering where the birdies are is not somethingwe do a whole lot of around The WholeNote, especially in the spring,because if it’s canaries we’re talking about, we know exactly where theyare — all ten dozen of them: they are singing merrily away in the 11thannual Canary Pages Choral Directory nestled at the heart of this issue.With a tenacity outstripping a whole platoon of Papagenos in searchof a dowry, our dedicated directories team has been shaking the treesSouthern Ontario-wide, rustling up profiles from choirs across theregion. Once again, choristers, would-be choristers, lapsed choristersand choirs looking for new choristers have a match-making meetingThe WholeNote Volume 18 No 8 | MAY 1 – JUNE 7, 2013Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4phone 416-323-2232 | Fax 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALAssociate Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | Sharna Searlelistings@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Ori Daganjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRetail Sales/Marketing | Garry Pagemarketing@thewholenote.comDirectories | Adam Weinmanneducation@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson Winchestersystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSubscriptions per year + HST (10 issues)Thanks to this month’s contributorsBeat ColumnistsART OF SONG | Hans de GrootBandstand | Jack MacQuarrieChoral scene | Benjamin Steinclassical & beyond | Sharna Searlediscoveries | David OldsEarly Music | Simone Desiletsin the clubs | Ori Daganin with the new | Wendalyn BartleyJazz notes | Jim GallowayMusic theatre | Robert WallaceMusical life | mJ buellON Opera | Christopher HoileWorld VIEW | Andrew TimarFeaturesJanos GardonyiCD ReviewersAlex Baran, Wendalyn Bartley, Stuart Broomer,Jim Galloway, Hans de Groot, Richard Haskell,Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox, David Olds,Christina Petrowska Quilico, Terry Robbins,Bruce Surtees, Robert Tomas,Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingSharna Searle, Paul EnnisListingsSharna Searle, Ori Dagan, Adam Weinmann,Ondrej Golias, JennieLea McLeish, Ruth AtwoodLayout & DesignUno RamatThe Ontario Arts Councilis an agency of the Government of OntarioUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Wednesday May 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Wednesday May 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Friday May 17Publication DateJune 1, 2013Next issue, Volume 18 No 9 coversJune 1 to September 7, 2013WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementApril 2013: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4Copyright © 2013 WholeNote Media Incthewholenote.com6 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

point. Thank you Adam and Karen for making it happen.Granted, it’s not all the choirs out there, by any means, but it’s agreat base to build from, from which the joy of singing along can rootand flower.As for the “spring is sprung, grass is riz” part of the rhyme, sad to say,these days it’s the spring that’s harder to spot than the birdies, whatwith climate change goosing the year from ice to full-blown summerin what seems to be only a matter of weeks. You can tell by the waythe so-called summer festivals edge their start dates back towards earlyJune every chance they get. Used to be we could publish a May issuewithout the word summer being spoken in it. Now June seems to beimitating sisters July and August every chance it gets.Where am I going with all this? Tiptoeing towards a major announcement— namely that this year we’ve decided to bow to the inevitableand accept that June is a full-blown part of the summer, and that thebest way for us to serve our readers is to bring out a combined June/July/August issue that we can put in your hands well in time to plan.Just think! No more having to cross refer two issues of the magazinefor information on one festival or summer series.Much more about this in the coming weeks. But for now all our bestfor sweet music and no rough winds to shake the darlin’ buds of Mayin this all too short of seasons.—David Perlman, May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 7

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