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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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O’ Meara, Accompanist; St. Michael’s Choir.Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416 872 4255.-.● ● 3:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 3:00: Symphony on the Bay. Opera in Concert.Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (inEnglish). Burlington Performing Arts Centre,440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000.-.● ● 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Young People’s Concerts: A Christmas Carol.Children’s choir and dancers. Vivaldi/Traditional:A Winter Miracle (Winter/HanukkahO Hanukkah); Prokofiev: “Troika” fromSuite from Poruchnik Kizhe [Lieutenant Kijé];Anderson: Sleigh Ride; Silvestri: Suite fromThe Polar Express; Bizet: Farandole fromL’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Runyan: A ChristmasCarol; Various: Christmas Singalong.John Morris Russell, conductor; CanadianChildren’s Opera Company; Scott Coopwood,narrator; Vivienne Elborne, stage director;Alan Anderson; The Holiday Dancers. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828.-(adults); .50-(children).● ● 3:00: Tudor Consort. O Magnum Mysterium.Works by Sweelinck, Josquin, Praetorius,Lobo, Victoria and Lauridsen. LeaskdaleChurch, 11909 Durham Regional Rd. 1, Leaskdale.705-357-2459. By donation. Benefit forLucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario.● ● 3:30: Eglinton St. George’s UnitedChurch. Community Carols - Silent Night/Shining Night. Multi-choir benefit concert for“Out of the Cold”. Voices of the Choirs of St.Clement’s Anglican, Glenview Presbyterian,and Eglinton St. George’s United Churches,and The North York Temple Brass Ensemble.35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141 ext. 250. Freewill offfering.●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. A Celebrationof Canadian Composers. Somers: SonataA. Concerts in the GTANo.1; Beethoven: Bagatelles Op.119 & Op.126,Sonata No.28 in A Op.101, Sonata No.30 in EOp.109. Ishay Shaer, piano. Heliconian Hall,35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st).● ● 3:30: 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.● ● 4:00: Flute Street. The Wonderful FluteMusic of Christmas. Works by Tchaikovsky,Manfredini, Delius, Nourse, Via and others. AllSaints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 BloorSt. W. 416-485-8262. Free with donation.● ● 4:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 4:00: Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus.Winter Melodies. Bronwen Low, conductor.St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church,470 Woodbine Ave. 416-698-9864. ;(sr/st); (under 12).● ● 4:00: Trinity College. Advent Lessons andCarols. Music by Palestrina, Ledger, Shephard,Praetorius, Poston, Carter. John Tuttle,music director; David Simon, organ; TrinityCollege Choir. Trinity College Chapel, 6 HoskinAve. 416-978-3288. Free; a collection will betaken to support outreach.● ● 7:00: Eastminster Choir. ChristmasAround the World. Gaudette, Riu Riu Chiu, InDolce Jubilo, African Noel and other selections.Daniel Rubinoff, saxophone; Ray Dillard,percussion; Jenny Crober, keyboards. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416463-2179. By donation.● ● 7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble.Annual Christmas Concert. CooksvilleUnited Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga.905-270-4757. ; (sr/child).● ● 7:00: St. John’s Anglican Church. JunctionJam: Christmas Vespers with RobiBotos and Friends. Christmas favourites.Robi Botos, piano; Brian Barlow, drums;Scott Alexander, bass; Barbra Lica, vocals.288 Humberside Ave. 416-763-2393. Free willoffering. Refreshments to follow.● ● 7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. Rise. Chvostek:End of the Road; selections from Dalglishand Guthrie; Appalachian, gospel, CroationKlapa music, South African songs andoriginal works of Sarah John. Guest: AnnabelleChvostek, guitar/fiddle/mandolin; BeccaWhitla and Alan Gasser, conductors. Churchof the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554./(adv); (sr/child/underwaged).● ● 7:30: Jubilee United Church. CarolsBy Candlelight. Guest choir and soloists.40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. Free.● ● 7:30: Leaside United Church. Lessonsand Carols. Carols and readings for Christmas.Rutter: Nativity Carol; Britten: A Boywas Born; M. Sirett: Thou Shalt Know Him; D.Schelat: The Angel Gabriel; and other selections.Chancel choirs from Leaside UnitedChurch, and C Flats Jazz Band. 822 MillwoodRd. 416-425-1253. Free will offering to the“Out of the Cold” program.● ● 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. ChristmasConcert. Finzi: In Terra Pax; Holst:Christmas Day; Vaughan Williams: Fantasiaon Christmas Carols; and other seasonalworks. Guests: Eve Rachel McLeod, soprano;Jason Nedecky, baritone. KingstonRoad United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6634. /(adv); /(adv)(7-18);free(under 7).● ● 8:00: Contact Contemporary Music/Music Gallery. The Most Relaxing of AllInstruments. Leblanc: Scratche (world premiere);Staniland: Dreaded Sea Voyage(world premiere); Schoorl: For My Therapists(world premiere); Kampela: DancasPercussivas 1 and 2; Oehring: Foxfire Eins–Natriumpentothal and other works. Rob Mac-Donald, guitar; Stephen Tam, flute; DavidSchotzko, percussion. Music Gallery, 197 JohnSt. 416-204-1080. .● ● 8:00: Musideum. Steve Koven. Solo pianojazz and improvised music. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323..● ● 8:00: ToyBox Productions. How I Lost OnePound, the Musical. See Dec 4.Monday December 9● ● 12:15: CBC Radio 2 In Concert/MusicMondays. Next!: Emma Meinrenken, Violin.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x304. PWYC ( suggested).● ● 3:00: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir & theBernard Betel Centre. A Chanukah concert.Songs for Chanukah and an assortment offavourites from its current repertoire. AlexanderVeprinsky, conductor; Lina Zemelman,piano. Bernard Betel Centre, , 1003 SteelesAve W., North York. . 416-225-2112 ext103. ; (members).● ● 7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region.The Joy of Christmas. Seasonal selections.Cantabile Chorale and The MetropolitanSilver Band. Thornhill United Church,25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Free willdonation.● ● 7:30: Columbus Performing Arts Council.A Christmas Celebration. The Prayer,Nella Fantasia, What A Wonderful World,Con Te Partiro and other Christmas favorites.Columbus Community Choir; BeatriceCarpino, conductor; Adolfo De Santis, piano.Guest: Pablo Benitez, tenor. Columbus Centre,901 Lawrence Ave. W. 416-789-7011.PWYC. Benefit for Pediatric Oncology Groupof Ontario (POGO).● ● 7:30: Flato Markham Theatre. MarkvilleSecondary School: Festive Sounds 2013. MarkvilleSecondary School’s music departmentwill perform musical arrangements of holidayfavourites. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-940-8840 x131. ; (sr/st).● ● 7:30: River Connected Duo & Ken ShorleyTrio. Music from Away. Percussion doubleheader. Original works by Shorley and others.Ken Shorley, Dan Morphy, Adam Campbell,and Ed Squires. Array Music Space,155 Walnut Avenue. 647-828-2093. ;(arts worker); (st).● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. PianoFest. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750.Free. Also Dec 11, 13.● ● 8:00: Corporation of Roy Thomson Halland Massey Hall. Jazz at Lincoln CenterOrchestra: Big Band Holidays. Massey Hall,178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50.● ● 8:00: Musideum. Andréa Tyniec. Classicalviolin. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .Tuesday December 10● ● 11:30am: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.Silent Night ̃Shining NightCommunity Carol Singing!Sunday December 8,3:30 pmNarrator: Lloyd RobertsonFeaturing the choirs ofSt. Clement’s Anglican,Glenview Presbyterian,Eglinton St. George’sUnited Churchesand The North YorkTemple Brass Ensemble.ESG United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd at DuplexFreewill Offering to benefit “Out of the Cold”Details at or 416-481.1141 ext. 25042 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014

● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Hammerklavier.Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 in B-flatOp.106. Stefan Chaplikov, piano. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8231. Free.● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: David Briggs.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● ● 7:30: Arcady/National Academy Orchestraof Canada. Handel’s Messiah. Boris Brott,conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre,440 Locust St., Burlington. 1-888-475-9377. -. Also Dec 9 (Hamilton).● ● 8:00: Musideum. The Jukebox Café XMASEdition. Vintage Xmas Pop. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323..● ● 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. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0428. -. Also Dec 7(Oshawa).● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Pops Christmas. Deck the Halls, It’s the MostWonderful Time of the Year, Jingle Bell Rock,I’ll Be Home For Christmas, O Holy Nightand other selections. Etobicoke School ofthe Arts Chorus; Ashley Brown, soprano;Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375 or Chinesehotline: 416-593-0688. –0. AlsooURseasonDec. 11, 2013 | 7:30 pmYorkminster Park Baptist Church1585 Yonge StreetDec 11(mat and eve).Wednesday December 11● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals: Edward Moroney,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. PopsChristmas. See Dec 10; Also 8:00.● ● 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. JazzSeries: Espejo. Selections. Eliana Cuevas,vocals; George Koller, bass; George Koller,piano; Mark Kelso and Daniel Stone, percussion.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.● ● 7:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Oliver!Also Dec 12, 13, 14(mat and eve), 15(mat),18, 19, 20, 21(mat and eve), 22(mat); starttimes vary.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:00: Toronto Public Library. TorontoJewish Folk Choir: A Chanukah Concert.Songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, English andmore. Alexander Veprinsky, conductor; LinaZemelman, piano. Barbara Frum Library,20 Covington Road. 416-395-5440. Free.● ● 7:30: Group of 27. Recital Cocert. Works byPaganini, Lussier, Southam, Willes, Bach andWolfgang. Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon;David Rose, viola. Heliconian Hall, 35 HazeltonAve. 416-735-3662. ; (sr/st/artsworkers);(under 18).● ● 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festivalof Carols. Music and stories for the Christmasseason. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (JamesBourne, piano, Michael Bloss, organ, NoelGet the Christmas seasonoff to a great start. Enjoythe TMC’s annual concertof festive music and stories—this year with specialguest Ben Heppner.Noel Edison conductorBen Heppner tenorJames Bourne pianoMichael Bloss organFestival BrassEdison, conductor); Festival Brass. Guest: BenHeppner, tenor. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422, ext 221.-; 0(VIP); -(sr); (Vox-Tix). VIP includes seating & reception.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. PianoFest. See Dec 9; Also Dec 13.● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. PopsChristmas. See Dec 10.Thursday December 12● ● 10:00am: Royal Conservatory. GlennGould School Concerto Competition Finals.Students of the Glenn Gould School competefor the opportunity to perform a concertowith the Royal Conservatory Orchestra nextseason. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required).● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atMet. Thomas Godner, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331ext. 26. .● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:30: Countermeasure A Cappella.“14 Characters” Countermeasure A CappellaCD Release. Eclectic arrangements ofjazz, pop, and original compositions. Guests:The Watch. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St,.416-827-7275. (with CD)/(withCD)(adv).● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Oliver!See Dec 11, Also Dec 13, 14(mat and eve),15(mat), 18, 19, 20, 21(mat and eve), 22(mat);start times vary.● ● 8:00: Corporation of Roy Thomson Halland Massey Hall. A Barra MacNeils Christmas.Guests: Bette MacDonald; MaynardMorrison; Jenn Grant. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50 - .50.● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Colm Wilkinson:Broadway, Christmas and Beyond.171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. Book and lyrics by Lopez and Marx. SeannaKennedy, director. 100A Ossington Ave.416-915-6747. –. Also Dec 13, 14, 19, 20,21, Jan 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30,31, Feb 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23.● ● 8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents I:Strange Strings. M. Ashburner: Violin Duo;M. Smith: Quintet; Famous Wildlife MoviesI; A.Wallace: Resin Percussion String Quartet.Ilana Waniuk, violin; Suhashini Arulanandam,violin; Amanda Penner, viola; BryanHolt, cello. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ;(members).● ● 8:00: Rose Theatre Brampton. DianaPanton. Selections from Christmas Kiss andother seasonal songs. Guests: Don Thompson,piano, bass and vibes; Reg Schwager,guitar. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton.905-874-2800. .● ● 8:00: Spectrum Music. The WorldThrough Frames Without Lenses. Chamberjazz; satirical look at all things plaid. AnnexTheatre, 730 Bathurst Street. 416-937-6180.; (sr,st,arts workers).● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 10:00: Ozere. Ozere plays the Tranzac.Chamber and folk music mixed. JessicaDeutsch, violin; Adrian Gross, mandolin; LydiaMunchinsky, cello; Sam McLellan, bass; EmilyRockarts, vocals. Tranzac Club Front Room,292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC.Friday December 13● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.See Dec 6.● ● 6:30: Canadian Music Centre. Piano Series:CANUCKS À LA CARTE II. Christmas atthe Canadian Music Centre. Daniel Crozier:Winter Aubade (2009); other works. AdamSherkin, piano; other performers. 20 St.Joseph St. 416-961-6601. ; (adv). Winetasting to follow.● ● 7:00: Life & Music at St. Andrew’s.41st Annual Rugby Christmas Carole Service.Members of the Rugby Leagues ofOntario; Katherine Wheatley; David Leask.St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Freewill offering in support ofthe Out of the Cold program at St Andrew’sChurch.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.FESTIVALOF CAROLSBOx OFFICE416-598-0422 ext. seniors Vox tix– $ 76 $ 35– $ 70 $ 25 for 30 & under$ 120 VIP seatIng & post-concert reception with Ben December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 43

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