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Volume 19 Issue 7 - April 2014

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Toronto Children’s

Toronto Children’s ChorusYouth and Young Artist EnsemblesOn April 1 the York University Jazz Festival has performances fromseveral of the music program’s Jazz Choirs. Admission is free.On April 6 young adult and children’s choirs combine, as theUniversity of Toronto Women’s Chorus performs “In High Voice,”with guests Young Voices Toronto. This ensemble is the Children’sChoir-in-Residence at Uof T’s Faculty of Music – another chanceto see them takes plays on May 1, when they combine with theHamilton Children’s Choir to present a free noon-hour concert at RoyThomson Hall.On the “imparting past traditions” side of the coin, the Arcady choirjoins forces with the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys’ Choir and CambridgeGirls’ Choir to perform Handel’s Messiah on April 13 in Cambridge.The concert is in support of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.In a similar vein, The University of Waterloo Department of Music’sUniversity Choir performs Orff’s Carmina Burana on April 5 inWaterloo. The Waterloo U. Chamber Choir presents a concert entitled“Earth Teach Me,” on April 4 in Kitchener.One area in which youth ensembles will likely always out-performadult ensembles is in show choirs, which combine singing with physicallychallenging activities that involve bending and twisting, whichis what most of us joined choirs to avoid. The Show Choir CanadaNationals, a competition for show choirs, takes place on April 12. Highschool glee clubs and choirs compete for scholarships and prizes. Visitshowchoircanada.com for more information.Children’s ChoirsThe Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC) takes a systematic approachto choral training, with several junior ensembles as well as themain group.On April 5 no fewer than ten Ontario children’s choirs get togetherto perform “Flights of Fancy – No Parachute,” conducted by Canadianchoral specialist Stephen Hatfield. The TCC’s junior ensembles aretaking part in this concert, and on April 12 the TTC’s Chorale Choirperforms “Fanciful Fantasmagorical Flights,” a concert that willcontain choreography as well as singing.On May 3 all the Toronto Children’s Chorus groups join togetherto perform “Flights of Fancy,” with works by tuneful Canadiancomposers Donald Patriquin and Ruth Watson Henderson,PETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.com20 | April 1 – May 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUSBACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRLinda Beaupré, ConductorEleanor Daley, PianisttoSing Sea SeaSaturday, May 10, 2014 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 used under Creative Commons licence.AMADEUS CHOIR OF GREATER TORONTOTHE ELMER ISELER SINGERSPRESENT Lydia Adams, conductor• • Metropolitan United ChurchFEATURING:Meredith Hall, sopranoCatherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo sopranoColin Ainsworth, tenorNathaniel Watson, bass-baritoneWITH ORCHESTRAFORTICKETS:ELMERISELERSINGERSAMADEUS CHOIR 416-446-0188 amadeuschoir.comELMER ISELER SINGERS 416-217-0537 elmeriselersingers.comNOONHOURRECITALSMUSIC for PASSIONTIDEPALM SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 4:30 P.M.THE YORKMINSTER PARK CHOIR WILL PRESENTFelix Mendelssohn (Three Sacred Songs), Alan Hovahness (From the ends of the earth),George Oldroyd (Song of the Passion), Charles Wood (Glory and honour and laud)and Imant Raminsh (Ave verum corpus)WILLIAM MADDOX - ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSICEach Wednesday at 12:30pm,Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch hosts an organ recital.These recitals are open to thepublic and admission is FREE.RECITALS IN APRILApr 2 Andrew AdairApr 9 Michael BlossApr 30 Christel WiensYORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH1585 Yonge Street (1 block north of St. Clair Avenue) | 416.922.1167For more information on our Lent and Easter Services and our weekly Organ Recitalsvisit YORKMINSTERPARK.COMthewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2014 | 21

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