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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic ConcertBand. Lunchtime Concert. Selectionof concert band music including classical,musicals and other genres, usually with onevocal selection. John Edward Liddle, conductor.Encore Hall, Wilmar Heights Centre,963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Lunch friendly.● ● 12:00 noon: Jubilee United Church. Musicat Midday: A French Baroque Christmas.Arthur Wenk, organ. 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. Free.● ● 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church of Deer Park. LunchtimeChamber Music: University of Toronto DoubleReed Band. Nadina Mackie Jackson, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Arnold Tirzits and Matthew Coons, piano.Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E.416-363-0331 x26. Free.● ● 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music@Midday: Classical Piano Showcase.Tribute Communities Hall, AccoladeEast Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free.● ● 2:00: Orchardviewers. Journey into aMedieval Christmas. Piae Cantiones; worksby Hildegard von Bingen; Las Huelgas; LlibreVermell. Vocem Resurgentis (Linda Falvy andMary Enid Haines, soprano; Catherine McCormack,alto). Toronto Public Library, NorthernDistrict, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610.Free. Room 224.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. World Music Ensembles Concert.Gamelan Ensemble; Annette Sanger, director;Klezmer Enesemble; Brian Katz, director;Japanese Taiko Ensemble; Kiyoshi Nagata,A. Concerts in the GTAdirector. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.● ● 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. York U Symphony Orchestra. Worksby Delius, Elgar, Holst and Mendelssohn. MarkChambers, conductor. Tribute CommunitiesHall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St.416-736-5888. ; (sr/st).● ● 8:00: Array Ensemble. Array Session #20.Branko Dzinovic, accordion; Dimitar Pentchev,piano; Rick Sacks, percussion. ArrayMusic Space, 155 Walnut Avenue. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC.● ● 8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music.Nuyamł-ił Kulhulmx/Singing the Earth. Aninterdisciplinary work that explores the interconnectednessof the people of Bella Coola.Music by Anna Höstman. Continuum ensemble;Marion Newman, mezzo; Wallace Halladay,saxophone; Joseph Macerollo, accordion;Kristen Bruya, bass; Gregory Oh, conductor.Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave.416-924-4945. ; (sr/arts workers);(st). Also Dec 4.● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Cool Yule -The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas.171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469 or 1-866-768-8801. -.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. Book and lyrics by Ashman.Music by Menken. Seanna Kennedy, director.100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. . AlsoDec 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, Jan 3, 4, 5, 9, 10,11, 12; start times vary.MOZART’SPIANODEC 5–8TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S CENTRE,JEANNE LAMON HALLtafelmusik.orgBaroque OrchestraJeanne Lamon, Music Director-; -(sr); -(35 and under).Also Dec 6, 7, and 8(mat).● ● 8:00: ToyBox Productions. How I Lost OnePound, the Musical. See Dec 4; Also Dec 6,7(mat and eve), 8(mat and eve).Friday December 6● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Featuring classics, opera, operetta,musicals, ragtime, pop, international andChristmas music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. Pwyc. Lunch and snack friendly.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. TheLittle Mermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Masterworks: All Tchaikovsky. Suite fromThe Sleeping Beauty, variations on a RococoTheme, Symphony No.5. Marcelo Lehninger,conductor; Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828.-5. Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Symphony Concert. Bernstein:Slava; Bohme: Concerto for Trumpet;Revueltas: Sensemayá; Mahr: Imagine, If YouWill; Lo Presti: Elegy for a Young American;Vaughan Williams: Variations for Wind Band.Lisa Hartl, trumpet; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor.MacMillan Theatre, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Array Ensemble. James Tenney -The Signal Itself. A celebration of the workof Jim Tenney. Tenney: Prelude and Toccata -piano solo; Spectrum 1 - written for the ArrayEnsemble; Three New Seeds - written for theArray Ensemble; Swell Piece No.2 - A TenneyPostcard Piece; Ergodos I - percussionduo with tape; Maxi Music A Tenney PostcardPiece for percussion solo; Harmonium No.1.Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019.. 7:15: preconcert talk.● ● 8:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur, Dupré.Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.● ● 8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel’sMessiah. Lydia Adams, conductor; AllisonAhrends, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo;● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Gryphon Trio.Beethoven: Trio in D Op.70 No.1, “Ghost”;Schafer: 20th anniversary commission forGryphon Trio (World premiere); Mendelssohn:Trio No.2 in c Op.66; works from thestudent composers’ programme at Earl HaigCollegiate. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. /.50(withaccompanying student); (sr);(st); PayYour Age(18–25).● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.Mozart’s Piano. Mozart: Piano ConcertosK413 and K271, “Jenamy”; and other works.Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337.38 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014

Isaiah Bell, tenor; Doug MacNaughton, bass;Patricia Wright, organ; guests: AmadeusChoir. Metropolitan United Church, 56 QueenSt. E. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A CanadianNoël. Henderson: Magnificat; Song ofMary; works by Willan, Daley, Sirett, Patriquinand others. Eunseong Cho, organ; HilaryApfelstadt, conductor. St. Thomas’s AnglicanChurch, 383 Huron St. 416-917-5987. ;(sr); (st).● ● 8:00: La Mode. La Mode 2. Music fromBaroque France. Guillemain, Rameau, andTelemann. Kathleen Kajioka, baroque violin;Alison Melville, baroque flute; JustinHaynes, viola da gamba; Christopher Bagan,harpsichord. Bloor Street United Church,300 Bloor St. W. 416-835-9969. ; (sr/st); (children).● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Musideum. Coleman Tinsley. ABirthday Tribute to Dave Brubeck. Suite 133(main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Rant Maggie Rant. Annual Frost &Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration Tour.Celtic world beat. Sanderson Hall, St. Paul’sUnited Church, 30 Main St. S, Brampton.905-451-1405. /(adv).● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.Mozart’s Piano. See Dec 5; Also Dec 7 and8(mat).● ● 8:00: ToyBox Productions. How I Lost OnePound, the Musical. See Dec 4; Also Dec 7(matand eve), 8(mat and eve).● ● 8:00: Upper Canada Choristers/CantemosLatin Ensemble. Laudamus Te.Vivaldi: Gloria; works by Praetorius andHandel; Fernandes: Xicochi; and other villancicosde navidad. Laurie Evan Fraser,conductor; Blair Salter, piano. Guest: ChristopherDawes, organ. Grace Church-onthe-Hill,300 Lonsdale Rd. . /(adv);free(children and high school students).● ● 8:00: Windmill Theatre. All is Calm–All isBright. The First Noël (arr. Forrest); CoventryCarol (arr. Rouse); Rutter: Christmas Lullaby;and other works. Windmill Chorus and StringQuartet; Victor Chen, violin; Joshua Tamayo,conductor. Great Hall, Unitarian Congregationof Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd.,Mississauga. 905-483-5702. . Also Dec 7.● ● 10:30: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3Saturday December 7● ● 12:00 noon: University Settlement Musicand Arts School. End of Term Student Concert.St. George the Martyr Church, 197 JohnSt. 416-598-3444 x243. Free. Also 2:00● ● 2:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 2:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Gloria!Rutter: Gloria; other seasonal works. RBCTheatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living ArtsDr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ;(sr/st); (child). Also 8:00.● ● 2:00: Paskke String Quartet. ClassicalChamber Works for Oboe, Bassoon andString Quartet. Works by Mozart, Reicha,Seyfert, Schubert and others. Guests: HazelBoyle, oboe; Rachel Stewart, bassoon. AuroraCultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 416-720-9041. ; (sr/st); free(under 5). AlsoNov 9 (College Street United Church, eve).BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUSBACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRLinda Beaupré, ConductorEleanor Daley, Pianist● ● 2:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 2:00: University Settlement Music andArts School. End of Term Student Concert.St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St.416-598-3444 x243. Free.• THE 5TH ANNUAL •CityCarol SingIn collaboration withCitytv In support ofFood Banks across CanadaSATURDAY, DEC. 7TH2:00 PMYORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCHWITH SPECIAL GUESTSCYNTHIA DALER.H. THOMPSONGORD MARTINEAUand The True North BrassFREE ADMISSION● ● 2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.The 5th Annual City Carol Sing. Larkin Singers;Viva Youth Singers; Yorkminster ParkChoir; Christ Church Deer Park Choir.1585 Yonge St. (416) 922-1167. Free. A collectionwill be taken for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank.● ● 2:30: ToyBox Productions. How I LostOne Pound, the Musical. See Dec 4; Also Dec7(eve), 8(mat and eve).● ● 3:00: Flato Markham Theatre/OnstageProductions. Sounds of Christmas. Musicalcelebration of the Christmas season. FlatoMarkham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.,Markham. 905-305-7469 or 1-866-768-8801.; (sr/st). Also Dec 7(eve), 8(mat).● ● 4:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church.Christmas Spectacular. Timothy EatonMemorial Church Choir; Salvation Army’sNorth York Temple Band. 230 St. Clair Ave. W.416-925-5977. (family); .● ● 6:30: NARIA. Christmas with NARIA.Traditional Christmas and popular classicalmusic, sing along carols. Lanor Choristers;Oleksandra Fedyshyn, violin; Sunny Kim,piano; vocalists: Katya Tchoubar, Anna Bateman,Michelle Danese and Annaliese Jelilian.Armour Heights Presbyterian Church,105 Wilson Ave. 416-727-2143. . Doorsopen at 6. Also Dec 21 (St. James CatholicChurch).● ● 7:00: Cummer Avenue United Church. InThe Christmas Spirit. Christmas stories andmusic. Cummer Avenue Choirs, East YorkConcert Band and others. 53 Cummer Ave.416-222-5417. .● ● 7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Celebratethe Season! Jennifer Ann Sullivan, soprano;Oakville Children’s Choirs. St. John’s UnitedChurch (Oakville), 262 Randall St, Oakville.905-337-7104. ; (sr/ch).● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory. CelebratingFrank Sinatra and Paolo Conte with John Pizzarelliand Daniela Nardi. John Pizzarelli andDaniela Nardi, vocals. Koerner Hall, 273 BloorSt. W. 416-408-0208. and up.● ● 7:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus/Bach ChamberYouth Choir. This Frosty Tide. LindaBeaupré, conductor; Eleanor Daley, pianist.Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.1-855-985-2787. -.● ● 7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir.Vivaldi’s Gloria. Celebrating 25 years! Vivaldi:Gloria; other seasonal favourites. KellyGalbraith, director; Ellen Meyer, piano; PaulOtway, trumpet; Matthew Coons, organ; TheEmperor String Quartet. Runnymede UnitedChurch, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-236-1522.. General Admission. No reserved seating.Saturday,December 7, 2013 at 7:30pmToronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge St. (north of Sheppard)Tickets: and at the Toronto Centre box officeor TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787bachchildrenschorus.caPhoto by Flickr user Jeremy Wheaton. Used under Creative Commons licence.ChristmaswithNARIADec 7, Armour HeightsPresbyterian ChurchDec 21, St. JamesCatholic● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. SacredTraditions 2013. Bach: Cantata BWV140“Sleepers Awake”; Glick: Kedusha; and otherworks. Natalie Donnelly, soprano; JustinWelsh, baritone; Henry Renglich, conductor;Carl Steinhauser, piano. Humber ValleyUnited Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke.416-769-9271 or 416-622-6923. .● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Youth Choir. AdesteFideles. Marg Parsons, piano; Louise Jardine,conductor. Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel SamuelSmith Park Dr., Etobicoke. 416-231-9120. ; December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 39

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