Dec'96/ Jan'97 . .. .. -------- ' ----- PULSE (O_ncert ~tes CONTINUED FROM !>AGE 4 tradition that began in the Middle Ages. CONSORT, CHAMBER, SYMPHONY & SLIDES Back to Mr. Fallis' busy schedule: On December 7 he leads a renaissance consort in collaboration with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra's presentation, "Renaissance Revival" featuring medieval and renaissance music for Advent, and a performance · of "Musica Antiqua" by Canadian composer, Lothar Klein. Then, Dec. 13 the Toronto Consort presents sacred music of the middle ages and renaissance along with readings from the Tyndale Bible and projected slides of medieval and renaissance paintings of the Christmas story projected on a screen behind the performers. PLAINSONG PLACE One of the places where Gregorian Chant, or plainsong, has been revived and continues to thrive is at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, where the choir will be singing the plainsong Mass X for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December lOth. · BAROQUE AT KNOX, GIBBONS AT ST. ANNE'S, PAX CHRISTl CHORALE Winding up our "early" overview, December 13 Knox College Chapel will be presenting a concert of early Baroque music for organ and strings with music by Lebeque, Couperin and Marin Marais, whose compositions formed much . of the soundtrack for the film, "Tousles matins du monde". On the 15th, the Choir of St. Anne's Church will be singing the English renaissance composer, Orlando Gibbons' "This is the record of John" as well as plainsong settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis at Evensong.. , And December 21 the Pax Christi Chorale will be presenting Christmas music of the Renaissance for voices and instruments. OPERATIC HAPPY FIFTIETH AT U.OF T. Over the past half century the Opera School at the Faculty of Music at U ofT has produced a steady stream of fine opera singers, and every month brings us oppottunities to hear some of them perform in operas and oratorios or in recital. December, however, will bring us an unprecedented opportunity to hear many distinguished Opera School alumni in a single concert, the Opera Division's 50th Anniversary Gala Concert on December 6. NOT TO BE MISSED This year is the tenth anniversary of a truly remarkable contribution to the cultural life of our community. - the Amadeus Choir's Annual Carol and Chanukah song competition and Carols with Brass Concert. At the Ford Centre, the choir will honour the many entrants to date and perform this year's winning entries, which we are told, are very, very good. INTRODUCING www. pulsetoronto. com JANUARY 1, 1997
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