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Volume 20 Issue 3 - November 2014

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Pax Christi

Pax Christi ChoraleStephanie Martin, Artistic Directortwo seasonal concertsto warm your heart and soulWinter NightsJ.S.Bach – Christmas Oratorio Part IIStephanie Martin – Winter NightsJ.S.Bach – Nunn komm der Heiden HeilandMichèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo-sopranoSean Clark, tenorDoug MacNaughton, baritoneWith orchestraecclesiastical patrons what kind of work Monteverdi was capable ofexecuting. In any case, it is a stunning group of compositions, and achance to hear it live is not to be missed.On November 25 Soundstreams will pair Monteverdi’s vesperssetting with one by Canadian composer Gilles Tremblay. Tremblay isa modernist of the old school, if one can make such a formulation. Hestudied under Messiaen in Paris, and attended the famous Darmstadtschool, meeting with and influenced by Boulez, Stockhausen andXenakis. Tremblay’s work extends and maintains an important streamof 20th-century compositional endeavour.Based in Quebec, Tremblay maintained his European connections,and in 1986 his Les Vèpres de la Vierge was commissioned to celebratethe 850th anniversary of France’s Notre-Dame de Sylvanès Abbey. Forfurther concert details see Christmas concerts are starting in November this year,most likely in an attempt not to have to fight for audience share in thecrowded December field. Pecksniffian types might deplore this, butthese are the same people who object to seeing Halloween costumeshawked during the summer. Come on – when is there a wrong timeto try on costumes and stock up on chocolate? Same thing withChristmas carols and egg nog. I say, go for it. Christmas has goneright back to its ancient winter solstice roots, becoming a rollickingbacchanalia of food, drink, and reckless spending. May as well startin November, ’cause once January hits we’ve got a good three monthsof frigid misery to look forward to. Hell, I’m lobbying for Christmaspartying to begin at the end of September – who’s with me? Anyhow,here are some November concerts to get you in the mood, andsome December events that will take place too early to list in nextmonth’s column.On November 28 and 29 Oakville’s Tempus Choral Society performsTHAT CHOIR CAROLSCONDUCTED BY CRAIG PIKEwith special guests CAWTHRA PARK CHAMBER CHOIRSaturday, December 6, 7:30pmSunday, December 7, 3:00pmGrace Church on-the-Hill, TorontoThe Children’sMessiahA beloved classic abridgedespecially for children.With soloists and orchestraSunday, Dec. 14 | 8pmMetropolitan United Church56 Queen St. E, TorontoLAURIDSEN.RUNESTAD.GIACOMIN.MEMLEY.WHITACRE.Tickets: | | thatchoir.com416 460 1783Adults pay what you can at door; children are free.Saturday, December 13, 4:00pm-5:00pmChurch of St. Mary Magdalene, TorontoPaxChristiChorale.orgboxoffice@paxchristichorale.orgPETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.com24 | November 1 - December 7, 2014

an Ontario government agencyun organisme du gouvernement de l’OntarioLYDIA ADAMS, Conductor & Artistic DirectorJoy of Singing:The Magic of Song!2014 • 2015 ToronTo ConCErT SErIES40Sure On ThisShining NightgueSt HoStMary Lou FaLLiS, C.M. – aMaDeuS CHoir Honorary PatronHonouring tHe toronto artS CounCiL’S 40tH anniverSarySaturday, December 13, 2014 • 7:30 pmYorkminster Park Baptist Church1585 Yonge Street, TorontoSure in this Shining Night by Lauridsen,works by Wilberg, Daley and Willcocks.Winning compositions from our 28th AnnualSeasonal Song-Writing Competition.Featuring: amadeus Choir, Lydia adams, conductor;Bach Children’s Chorus, Linda Beaupré, conductor;trillium Brass; ed reiffel, percussion;eleanor Daley & Shawn grenke, piano & organ.TICKETS-416-446-0188 • www.amadeuschoir.comBACH CHILDREN’S CHORUSBACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRLinda Beaupré, ConductorEleanor Daley, PianistSleighbellsring...CITYCarol SIngSaturday, december 6, 2:00 pmWith gord Martineau, louise Pitre,Ted Dykstra, choirs, brass. an annualbenefit for the Daily Bread/Churcheson-the-HillFood BanksCarolS BYCanDlelIgHTSunday, december 14, 4:30pma traditional candlelight choralpresentation featuring choirs andmusicians of Yorkminster Park.nIne leSSonS& CarolSSunday, december 21, 4:30pmFollowing the historic tradition ofKing’s College in Cambridge.FREE ADMISSIONDoors open at 3:30pm.Child care for children 5 years and under.SATURDAY DECEMBER 20, 2014 AT 7:30PM and at the Toronto Centre box officeor TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787 (ARTS)Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge bachchildrenschorus.caPhoto by Flickr user clovermountainUsed under Creative Commons licenceDesign by David Kopulos www.davidkopulos.comYorkminster Park Baptist Church1585 Yonge St., (1 block north of St. Clair Ave.(416) 922-1167 | November 1 - December 7, 2014 | 25

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