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Volume 19 Issue 4 - December 2013

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Christmas Oratorio;

Christmas Oratorio; settings by various composersof the Christmas hymn Lo, How a Rosee’er Blooming. Brad Ratzlaff, guest conductor;early music orchestra. Grace Church-onthe-Hill,300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50 (under 30). 7:15pm: openingnotes.● ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Navidad: ChristmasMusic from Latin America and Spain.See Dec 13; Also Dec 15(mat).● ● 8:00: Univox Choir. Caritas et Amor.Ramirez: Misa Criolla (with Maderaz LatinA. Concerts in the GTAmusic, setting by Murray); motets by Raminsh,Gjeilo, Górecki; contemporary arrangementsof secular carols; and other works.Lucas Marchand, tenor; Graham Robinson,baritone; Dallas Bergen, conductor. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-697-9561. /(adv/sr/st); free(under 18). Aportion of proceeds will go to local charitypartner, Fred Victor.● ● 10:30: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3Sunday December 15● ● 12:00 noon: Musideum. A CavanaughFamily Christmas. Folk. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 1:30: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Family Christmas Concert. One-hour familyconcert; seasonal repertoire. Roberto DeClara, conductor; guests: Oakville Children’sChoir. Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021.; (sr); (st).● ● 2:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Oliver!See Dec 11, Also Dec 18, 19, 20, 21(mat andeve), 22(mat); start times vary.● ● 2:00: Flato Markham Theatre. A SwinginChristmas Tribute with the Toronto All-StarBig Band. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-305-7469. .● ● 2:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 3:00: Array Ensemble. The Array Songbook;A Fundraiser. Cole: Selections frommusicals; Also works by Sacks, Catlin Smith,Spence and more. Array Music Space,All Bells in ParadiseAn All SAintS’ChriStmAS CelebrAtion withthe trillium brASSSundAy, deCember 15 th – 4:30 p.m.with workS bybACh, lAuridSen,rutter, And GjeiloShAwn Grenke,ConduCtor;mArtine Fornoville,piAno;ChriS dAweS,orGAniSt.tiCketS 2850 bloor St. w., torontoroyAl york SubwAy StAtionprinCe edwArd/bloor interSeCtion)416-233-1125www.allsaintskingsway.ca155 Walnut Avenue. 416-532-3019. .● ● 3:00: Blessed Trinity Church. O Nata Lux(Born Light of Light). By Lauridsen. Handel:Messiah; works by Willcocks and Rutter. CleaSoare-Min, soprano; Blessed Trinity FestivalOrchestra; Choirs of Blessed Trinity; MargaretThibideau, conductor. 3220 BayviewAve. 647-291-3572. ; (sr/st). Also 8:00.● ● 3:00: Islington United Church. Christmasin Islington. Community celebration withmusic for choirs, brass, organ and handbells.John Derksen, conductor. 25 BurnhamthorpeRd. 416-239-1131. Freewill offering.● ● 3:30: Toronto Consort. Navidad: ChristmasMusic from Latin America and Spain.See Dec 13.● ● 4:00: ASLAN Boys Choir of Toronto. Nowis the Time! Debut performance of the AslanBoys Choir. Seasonal music by Bach, Rutter,Willcocks and others. Thomas Bell, director;Jialiang Zhu, piano; Thomas Gonder, organ.Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd.E. 416-859-7464. .● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Weekly Organ Recital: Andrew Ager.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.● ● 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Organ music for Christmas. Andrew Adair,organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free.● ● 4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Family Christmas Concert. One-hour familyconcert; seasonal repertoire. Roberto DeClara, conductor; guests: Oakville Children’sChoir. Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021.; (sr); (st).● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers. Christmas Jazz Vespers. Diana Panton,Reg Schwager, & Don Thompson. 25 St.Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Free willoffering.● ● 4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir/YouthChoir. Lessons and Carols. Michele Jacot,conductor. Church of St. Michael and AllAngels, 611 St. Clair W. 647-668-8943. Free.● ● 4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Carols by Candlelight. Traditional candlelightchoral presentation featuring the choirs andmusicians of Yorkminster Park. 1585 YongeSt. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 4:30: All Saints Kingsway AnglicanChurch. All Bells in Paradise. Works by Bach,Lauridsen, Rutter and Gjeilo. Shawn Grenke,conductor; Martine Fornoville, piano; ChrisDawes, organist; Trillium Brass; All Saints’Choir. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. .● ● 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. ChristmasVespers. Barlow Brass & Drums.1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 x22. Free, donationswelcome.● ● 4:30: Cummer Avenue United Church.Twilight Christmas Carol Service. Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio and other works.Chancel Choir and others. 53 Cummer Ave.416-222-5417. Freewill offering.● ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory/Attila GlatzConcert Productions. Natalie Dessay andMichel Legrand with Les Violons du Roy.Vocal works by Legrand and Bergman.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also Dec 16.● ● 7:00: The Toronto Swedish Singers. IJuletid: Christmas Concert. Swedish choralmusic. Brigitte Bogar, conductor. AgricolaLutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 416-445-2889. /(adv); free(under 12).● ● 7:00: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Churchand VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Carolsby Candlelight. A seasonal service of musicand candlelight. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. Free.● ● 7:30: BrassAckwards. BrassAckwards:Rises Again. Christmas favourites, folksongs and jazz. Brad Harrison, James Ervin,Ewan Divitt and Erasmus Hilland, trumpet;Dan Douglas, trombone; and others. 3030,3030 Dundas St. W. 416-535-4193. ;(sr/st).● ● 8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. AtG’sMessiah. Handel: Messiah. Jacqueline Woodley,soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; IsaiahBell, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; ChristopherMokrzewski conductor; orchestra andchoir. Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 416-522-6515. and up.● ● 8:00: Music Gallery. Kith & Kin. HolidayWassail. Seasonal music from Appalachia,the British Isles and the shape-note tradition.197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (members);Free(under 12).● ● 8:00: That Choir. That Choir Carols withDeborah Hay. Gjeilo: O Magnum Mysterium;The First Nowell; Biebl: Ave Maria; MortenLauridsen: Sure, On this Shining Night;Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (reading).Craig Pike, conductor; guest: guest:Deborah Hay, actress. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-419-1756. ,(sr/arts worker), (st).Monday December 16● ● 12:15: CBC Radio 2 In Concert/MusicMondays. Next!: Aaron Schwebel, violin.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x304. PWYC ( suggested).● ● 7:00: Musideum. Bill Bridges & Lew Mele(with Lenny Solomon). Jazz violin. Suite 133(main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 7:00: Royal Conservatory/Attila GlatzConcert Productions. Natalie Dessay andMichel Legrand with Les Violons du Roy.Vocal works by Legrand and Bergman.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also Dec 15.Tuesday December 17● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Jazz Series: Cool Yule. Seasonal songs andother selections. Cadence. Richard Bradshaw46 | December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming 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.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:30: Calvin Presbyterian Church. Ariadneauf Naxos In Concert. R. Strauss. ColleenSkull (Prima Donna/Ariadne); SuzanneRigden (Zerbinetta); Laura McAlpine (DerKomponist); Roger Honeywell (Der Tenor/Bacchus); Gene Wu (Ein Musiklehrer); andothers. 26 Delisle Ave. 416-323-3139. ;(sr/st).WELCOMECHRISTMASTuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church1585 Yonge Streetorpheuschoirtoronto.com hssb.caHANNAFORD STREETSILVER BAND● ● 7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. WelcomeChristmas. Orpheus Choir and the HannafordStreet Silver Band. Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch, 1585 Yonge St. 416-420-9660. ;(sr); (st); (family).● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Handel’sMessiah. Christopher Warren-Green,conductor and conductor; Klara Ek, soprano;Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; John Tessier,tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828.-5.●●8:00: Corporation of Roy Thomson Halland Massey Hall. From Newfoundland ... TheOnce. Old and new Christmas music. Guests:Robert Chafe, raconteur; Emila Bartellas andAaron Collis, traditional musicians. EnwaveTheatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 QueensQuay W. 416-872-4255. .50.● ● 8:00: Musideum. AIMToronto. Experimental.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 RichmondSt. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3Wednesday December 18● ● 12:00 noon: Corporation of Roy ThomsonHall and Massey Hall. Free Noon-HourConcert: Toronto Mass Choir. Gospel music.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free.● ● 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noonday Organ Recitals: Karen Rymal, organ.1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.● ● 7:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Oliver!See Dec 11, Also Dec 19, 20, 21(mat and eve),22(mat); start times vary.● ● 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. The LittleMermaid: Ontario’s O-FISH-AL FamilyMusical! See Dec 1.● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra andChamber Choir. Handel’s Messiah. EmmaKirkby, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezzo; ColinBalzer, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-872-4255. –7;–(sr); –(35 and under). AlsoDec 19, 20, 21, and 22(Massey Hall, mat).● ● 7:30: Flato Markham Theatre. Sounds ofthe Season presented by Huron Heights SecondarySchool. Students of Huron HeightsSecondary School perform dozens of holidayfavourites. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-895-2384 x198. .●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society/EastminsterUnited Churc. Handel’s Messiah. TaliskerPlayers; William O’Meara, organist; GeoffreyButler, conductor. Eastminster UnitedChurch, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509./(adv).● ● 7:30: Village Voices. Comfort and Joy.Christmas Sing-Along. Markham Band BrassQuintet. Rehearsal Hall, Cornell CommunityCentre, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham.905-294-8687. Free will donation. Donationsto the Markham Food Bank.● ● 8:00: Musideum. XMAS on the STEEL PAN.Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W.416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Handel’sMessiah. See Dec 17; Also Dec 20, 21, and22(mat).Thursday December 19● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atMet. Andrew Rakus, 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: Flato Markham Theatre. The Nutcrackerpresented by the School of TorontoCity Ballet. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-305-7569. -.● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestraand Chamber Choir. Handel’s Messiah. SeeDec 18; Also Dec 20 and 21● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. Oliver!See Dec 11, Also Dec 20, 21(mat and eve),22(mat); start times vary.● ● 8:00: Corporation of Roy Thomson Halland Massey Hall. Preservation Hall JazzBand: Creole Christmas. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50 - .50.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. LittleShop of Horrors. See Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. AvenueQ. See Dec 12.● ● 8:00: Music Toronto. Discovery: PhillipAddis, Baritone. Wolf: Abendbilder; Britten:Songs and Proverbs of William Blake; Ross:Waypoints; Poulenc: La Fraîcheur et le Feu;Korngold: Two songs from Sechs EinfacheLieder. Emily Hamper, piano. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. .50; (st).● ● 8:00: Musideum. Sunny Choi. Contemporarypiano. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. .● ● 8:00: Starvox Entertainment. Evil Dead–The Musical. See Dec 3Friday December 20● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.See Dec 6.HANDELMESSIAHThe Toronto Choral Society presentsHandel’s MessiahTHE POWERTHE PASSIONTHEMESSIAHDEC 18–21KOERNER HALLtafelmusik.orgBaroque Orchestra and Chamber ChoirJeanne Lamon, Music DirectorIvars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirGeoffrey Butler, ConductorWilliam O’Meara, OrganistWednesday, December 18, 2013, 7:30 pmEastminster United Church310 Danforth AvenueTickets in advancewww.torontochoralsociety.orgor phone 416-410-3509thewholenote.com December 1, 2013 – February 7, 2014 | 47

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