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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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free(under 12). Includes refreshements.● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. AcademyChamber Orchestra. String students fromthe Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academyfor Young Artists. Mazzoleni Concert Hall,Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free; ticket required.● ● 7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School. Christmasat Massey Hall. Charissa Bagan, JerzyCichocki and Teri Dunn, conductors; WilliamO’ Meara, accompanist; St. Michael’s Choir.Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255.-. Also Dec 8, 3:00pm.● ● 7:30: Toronto All-Star Big Band. ASwingin’ Christmas. A holiday revue fashionedin the tradition of a classic “ChristmasShow” of yesteryear. Heart Lake UnitedChurch, 85 Sandalwood Pkwy E, Brampton.905-846-7314. .● ● 7:30: Toronto Northern Lights Chorus.Gold Trimmed Christmas. Christmas musicin pop, Broadway, vocal jazz and Doo-Wopstyles. Guests: Brassroots Ensemble. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 1-866-744-SING. ; (st); free(under 3).● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Ensemble Concert. Adams:Short Ride on a Fast Machine; Benson: TheA. Concerts in the GTALeaves are Falling; Good: Sun-Moon TromboneConcerto (premiere); Maslanka: SymphonyNo.4. Dale Sorensen, trombone.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Songs ofJoy & Peace. Bach: Magnificat; also medieval,jazz, contemporary and gospel selections.Jennie Such and Claire de Sévigné, sopranos;Marion Newman, mezzo; Andrew Haji, tenor;Alexander Dobson, baritone; Talisker PlayersOrchestra; Jenny Crober, conductor; ElizabethAcker, accompanist. Eastminster UnitedChurch, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ;(sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre/OnstageProductions. Sounds of Christmas. See 3:00;Also Dec 8(mat).● ● 8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Joy to the World. 3 ChristmasCarols (arr. Cozens); Joy to the World; TheHuron Carol; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen;Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite; and otherworks. TrypTych Ensemble; U of T ScarboroughChoir; Caroline Dery, soprano; AlexanderAsher, mezzo; Jennifer Routhier, alto; andothers; Lenard Whiting, conductor. CalvinPresbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-478-6122. -.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Gloria!Rutter: Gloria; other seasonal works. RBCTheatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living ArtsDr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ;(sr/st); (child). Also 2:00.● ● 8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. NessunDorma. Great songs of Italy. Puccini: NessunDorma; Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture;Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours; Capua: Osole mio; Rossini: La Danza; and other works.Richard Margison, tenor; Marco Parisotto,conductor. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 KingSt., Oshawa. 905-579-6711. -. AlsoDec 10(Toronto).● ● 8:00: Raging Asian Women TaikoDrummers. From Rage Comes. JapaneseTaiko Drumming. Betty Oliphant Theatre,404 Jarvis St. 416-671-7256. ; (sr/st/under-waged). Also Dec 8(mat).● ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. French Bon Bons.Ravel: Tzigane, for violin and string orchestra;Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capricciosoin a Op.28; Hyman: Ragtime Concerto,for clarinet, strings and percussion (NorthAmerican premiere); Debussy: String Quartet(arr. Nurhan Arman). Nune Melikian, violin;Julian Milkis, clarinet; Nurhan Arman, conductor.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.1-866-943-8849. ; (sr); (st).● ● 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.-; -(sr); -(35 and under).See Dec 5; Also Dec 8(mat).● ● 8:00: ToyBox Productions. How I LostOne Pound, the Musical. See Dec 4; AlsoDec 8(mat and eve).● ● 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. The GreatMystery. Victoria: Settings of O Magnum Mysterium;Buxtehude: Magnificat; Works by Palestrina,Lauridsen, Gjeilo and others. JohnStephenson, piano; Ron Ka Ming Cheung,conductor. St. Martin-in-the-Fields AnglicanChurch, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. , (sr/st).●●8:00: Vocem Resurgentis. Journey intoa Medieval Christmas. Piae Cantiones, LasHuelgas, music of von Bingen and more. LindaFalvy, soprano; Mary Enid Haines, soprano;Catherine McCormack, alto. Church of St. ornoCRisMSradiinST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOLAT MASSEY HALLwww.christmasconcert.caMASSEY HALL 416.872.4255Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m–– Tickets $ 20 to $ 40 ––Conductors: Charissa Bagan, Jerzy Cichocki and Teri DunnAccompanist: William O’ Meara40 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014

Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Ave. 416-890-1710. By donation.● ● 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 6.● ● 9:00: Batuki Music Society. Songs of MyMother: A Celebration of African Women.Tapa Diarra, Blandine Mbiya, Ruth Mathiang,Evelyn Mukwedeya, Memory Makuriand others. Ada Slaight Hall, DanielsSpectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-948-4132./(adv). 8:00: doors open.● ● 10:30: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3Sunday December 8● ● 10:30am: Church of the Ascension.Ascension’s Christmas Pageant. Retelling ofthe Nativity and celebration of the Eucharist.33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Free. Religiousservice; followed by potluck lunch.● ● 1:30: Music at Metropolitan. CarolsUnited. Sing-along carols. Metropolitan SilverBand; Patricia Wright, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331ext.26. Freewill offering.● ● 2:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra. Carnivalof the Dinosaurs. Tchaikovsky: Marchfrom The Nutcracker; Haydn: Cello ConcertoNo.1 (1st mvt); Dean Burry: Carnival of theDinosaurs (narrated by the composer). MatthewChristakos, cello. St. Michael’s CollegeSchool, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-628-9195. ;(sr); (st).● ● 2:00: Pickering Community ConcertBand. Christmas Concert. Theme music fromHarry Potter films performed with synchronizedvideo; carols and sing-along. PickeringHigh School Jazz Band; David Kosurko, conductor.Forest Brook Community Church,60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-427-5443. .00;.00(sr/youth).● ● 2:00: Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers.From Rage Comes. See Dec 7(eve).● ● 2:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 2:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Cantate:A Neighbourhood Christmas Concert.Selections from Handel’s Messiah and otherfestive favourites. St. Anne’s Choir; JunctionTrio & friends; Matthew Otto, conductor.270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. . Concertproceeds will support the CommunityPolice Liason Committee of Toronto PoliceDivision 14.● ● 2:30: Flato Markham Theatre/OnstageProductions. Sounds of Christmas. See Dec 7.● ● 2:30: ToyBox Productions. How I LostOne Pound, the Musical. See Dec 4; AlsoDec 8(eve).● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Choirs in Concert: Wolcum, Yole!Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Henderson:new work; and other seasonal works. Facultyof Music choral ensembles (Men’sChorus, Women’s Chorus, Women’s ChamberChoir and MacMillan Singers); YoungVoices Toronto, Zimfira Poloz, conductor.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;(sr); (st).● ● 3:00: Durham Philharmonic Choir. SingNowell. Works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.Guest: Allyson McHardy, mezzo; RobertPhillips, conductor. College Park Church,1164 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-728-1739. ;(st); (child).● ● 3:00: Harmony Singers. ChristmasDreams. Holiday songs by Liona Boyd, DonMcLean, José Feliciano and others. Guest:Julia Vescio, scholarship winner; Harvey Patterson,conductor; Bruce Harvey, piano. HumberValley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd.,Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/st).● ● 3:00: Humbercrest United Church. MySpirit Rejoices. Saint-Saëns: The ChristmasOratorio. Humbercrest Chancel Choir; WindermereString Quartet; David Miller andCheri DiNovo, narrators. 16 Baby Point Road.416-767-6122. . Proceeds to The Red DoorFamily Shelter.● ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Holiday Jewels.Mangiardi: Songs of the Rainforest(world premiere); Tchaikovsky: The NutcrackerSuite; Anderson: Christmas Festival;Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves;Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1. KevinMallon, conductor. Guest: Sijing Ye, piano.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-467-7142or 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); $19(OTopus16-29); (child). 2:15: pre-concert chat.● ● 3:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble.Allemanda: A German Baroque Pub Afternoon!Works by Telemann, Bach, Erlebach.Rezan Onen-Lapointe, baroque violin; DavidPodgorski, harpsichord; Justin Haynes,viola da gamba. Tranzac Club Main Hall,292 Brunswick Ave. 647-779-5696. PWYC( suggeted).● ● 3:00: Riverdale Share Community Association.The 21st Annual Riverdale Share Concert.Tim Bovaconti, Lorraine Segato, SuzieWilde, Teresa Tova, David Gale, Sharon andLois, the Frankland School Choir and EastviewDancers, Abdominal and the Obliques, andSanta. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.416-465-1944. plus a non-perishable fooddonation. Proceeds benefit families in needand other community charities.● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Kirill Gerstein.Works for piano by Haydn, Mussorgsky, Ligetiand Gershwin. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. and up.● ● 3:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. Chistmasat Massey Hall. Charissa Bagan, JerzyCichocki and Teri Dunn, conductors; WilliamMy SpiritRejoicesSaint-SaensThe Christmas OratorioHumbercrest Chancel ChoirWindermere String Quartetharp and organNarratorsDavid Miller, former Mayor ofToronto, and Cheri DiNovo, MPP,Sun Dec 8, 3pmHumbercrest United Church,TorontoTickets , with proceeds toThe Red Door Family ShelterH oliday JewelsSunday, December 8, 2013 | 3 p.m.Call the box office at 416-733-0545to subscribe to our60th AnniversaryDiamond Season ConcertsDebuting Music Director Kevin MallonGeorge Weston Recital Hall | 5040 Yonge Street, TorontoTicketmaster: 1-855-985-2787 | ticketmaster.caTicket Pricing: AD – , SR – December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 41

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