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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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Vicki St. Pierre,

Vicki St. Pierre, conductor. 65 Church St.16-364-7865 x245. ;(sr/st).● ● 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. NicoleLizée Presents: “Bookburners” CD Launch.Nicole Lizée, composer & turntables; MegumiMasaki, piano; Steve Raegele, guitar; BenReimer, percussion. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. Free. 7:00: Doors open. Lightrefreshments.● ● 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. Nativity play – a Torontotradition since 1938. Professional musiciansand a volunteer cast. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. By donation. $20; (child)suggested. American Sign Language interpretationat selected performances. AlsoDec 13(mat/eve), 14, 19(mat), 20(mat/eve),21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church/Poculi Ludique Societas. A Medieval Christmas:With Song We Seek Our Saviour. Selectplays from the York Mystery cycle. LarryBeckwith, conductor. St. Thomas’s AnglicanChurch, 383 Huron St. 416-978-5096. $20;(sr); (st). Also Dec 13(mat & eve).A. Concerts in the GTA● ● 7:30: Surinder S. Mundra. A Choral Christmasfrom across Europe. European choralChristmas music from early Renaissance topresent day. Iris Rodrigues, soprano; ChiaroscuroChamber Singers; Surinder S. Mundra,conductor. St. George’s Anglican Church(Pickering Village), 77 Randall Dr., Ajax. 905-683-7981. ; (st). Refreshments duringintermission and after concert. BenefitsChurch Outreach Programs.● ● 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Special:Barenaked Ladies - Hits & Holiday Songs!Leontovych: “Carol of the Bells”; Tchaikovsky:The Nutcracker (Trépak); and seasonalsongs performed by Barenaked Ladies.Lucas Waldin, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -. AlsoDec 11.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. PianoFest. Students from the pianodepartment. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free. Also Dec 8, 10.● ● 7:30: Univox Choirs of Toronto. WinterSong. Works by Raminsh, Gjeilo, Pärt,Rabinovitch, Hatfield, and Donkin. FlorivoxWomen’s Choir; Frances Farrell, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-697-9561. /$20(adv/sr/st). In support ofSistering.● ● 7:30: Westwood Concerts. Night andDreams. Works by Schubert, Fauré, Debussyand others. Kripa Nageshwar, soprano;Michael Westwood, clarinet; Chad Heltzel,piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 289-987-4877. $20.● ● 7:30: Whitby Brass Band. In Concert.Guest: O’Neil Chamber Choir. Hebron ChristianReformed Church, 4240 Anderson St.,Whitby. 905-666-2049. ; (sr/st). 6:45:Pre-concert music by the Whitby JuniorBrass Band.● ● 8:00: Baarbad Music. Keivan Saket, SalarAghili and Baarbad Ensemble. Persian classicaland contemporary music. City PlayhouseTheatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr., Thornhill.416-823-9042. .●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Lara Bello:Reflections of Granada. Music drawing onclassical music and jazz, flamenco danceand song. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium,77 Wynford Drive. 416-646-4677. , ,.● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 13, 14 (start times vary).● ● 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and RoyThomson Hall. Medeski Scofield Martin &Wood. Improvisational jazz, rock, soul, bluesand reggae. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50.● ● 8:00: Elixir Baroque Ensemble. TheAnnual Elixir Mixer. Three, four and solo violinconcertos by Telemann, Valentini, Vivaldi,and Leclair; works for obbligato, harpsichordand more. St. Barnabas Church, Anglican,361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. ;(sr/st).● ● 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. All ThatJazz Series: An Evening with Matt Dusk.Songs from CD My Funny Valentine: The ChetBaker Songbook; and holiday favourites.171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -.● ● 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Chopin. Piano ConcertoNo.1 in e for Violin and Orchestra(arr.Arman); Pokorny: Flute Concerto in D; Morlacchi:The Swiss Shepherd; Beethoven:Sinfonia Op.18 No.1(arr. Arman). AnastasiaRizikov, piano; Mario Carbotta, flute;Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 1-866-943-8849. ;(sr); (st).●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Path Home. An Eveningof Celebration with Lee Pui Ming, piano,Dong-Won Kim, Korean drum; Rob Clutton,bass; Mary Ganzon, movement; RandiHelmers, voice/visual art. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. ;(st and art workers).● ● 8:00: Musideum. Stephanie Martin, singer/songwriter. Show 1. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix:Hot Sardines and the Barbra Lica Quintet.Two young energetic jazz bands, one Canadianand the other from New York City. ElizabethBougerol and Barbra Lica, lead vocals.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-.~E LI#LEBA|lEY-CºRNEDecember 12 – 14Trinity St-Paul’s CentreCall● ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Little Barley-Corne: Yuletide Revels from the Renaissance.Celebration of the festivals of winter inthe spirit of revelry and merry-making. Englishballads, country dance tunes and Frenchnoëls. Guest: David Greenberg, fiddle. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; -(sr); (30 andunder). Also Dec 13, 14(mat).Saturday December 13● ● 1:30: Oakville Children’s Choir. CommunityCarol Concert. Guest: Simon Walker,organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville),262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ;$20(sr); (child). Also 4:00.● ● 2:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 14 (Start times vary).● ● 2:00: The King Music Collective. Holiday-Themed Series Debut Event. Music of PeterAppleyard and Oscar Peterson; other works.John Sherwood, piano; Paul Novotny, bass;Terry Clarke, drums. TKMC, 15785 8th Concession,King Township. 1-800-838=3006ex.1. . Ticket price includes a beverageand snack.● ● 2:00: Toronto Public Library. LunchtimeMusic - Welcome Winter with Song. Singalongof popular and seasonal music. LindaEyman. Deer Park Library, 40 St. Clair E. 416-393-7657. Free.● ● 2:30: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church/Poculi Ludique Societas. A Medieval Christmas:With Song We Seek Our Saviour. See42 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015

Dec 12 7:30; Also 7:30.● ● 3:00: The Salvation Army. Christmas withThe Salvation Army. Guests: singer RobertPilon; The Toronto Northern Lights Chorus(Steve Armstrong, musical director); TheFestival Chorus; The Salvation Army’s CanadianStaff Band (John Lam, bandmaster).Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $20-.● ● 4:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. CommunityCarol Concert. Guest: See 1:30.● ● 4:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Children’s Messiah.Handel: favourite choruses and arias.Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 477 ManningAve. 416-531-7955. PWYC; free(child).● ● 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 13(eve), 14(eve), 19, 20(mat/eve), 21(mat/eve).● ● 5:00: St. Elizabeth RC Church. ChristmasConcert. Pachelbel, Esterhazy and ChristmasCarols. St Elizabeth Scola Cantorum and ChildrenChoir’s. 432 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-441-9300. $20/(st). Post-concert reception.● ● 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC on the13th: Canucks à la Carte II - The 21st CenturyVirtuoso. Canadian works in the festive spirit.Sean Clark, tenor. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $20/(adv). 7:00: Doors open.Light refreshments.● ● 7:30: Against the Grain Theatre.#UncleJohn. See Dec 11; Also Dec 15, 17, 19.● ● 7:30: Amadeus Choir. Sure on This ShiningNight. Morten Lauridsen: Sure on ThisShining Night; works by Wilberg, Daley andWillcocks, winning compositions from theAmadeus Choir 28th Annual Seasonal Song-Writing Competition – children and youthLYDIA ADAMS, Conductor & Artistic DirectorSure OnThis ShiningNightSat. Dec. 13,7:30pmYorkminster ParkBaptist Church40416-446-0188www.amadeuschoir.comcategory. Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto(Lydia Adams, conductor); Bach Children’sChorus (Linda Beaupré, conductor); TrilliumBrass; Ed Reiffel, percussion; Eleanor Daleyand Shawn Grenke, piano and organ. YorkminsterPark Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.416-446-0188. -.● ● 7:30: Annex Singers. The Ice Storm.Choral drama; works by Purcell, Elgar, Tavenerand Lightfoot; and other seasonalworks. Vickie Papavs, Richard Partingtonand Murray Furrow, actors; Maria Case,music director. Bloor Street United Church,300 Bloor St. W. 647-888-1979. $20; (sr/st); free(under 13).● ● 7:30: Ardeleana Chamber Music Society.Gloria! Vivaldi: Gloria; and other orchestraland seasonal works. Ardeleana AcademySoloists; Blue Bridge Festival Choir andOrchestra. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church(Newmarket), 484 Water St., Newmarket.289-796-0130. $20; (sr/st).● ● 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 14(eve), 19, 20(mat/eve), 21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: Espressivo Singers. Stille Nacht:Christmas with a German Accent. Christmaschoral music from German composers andarrangements of carols from German-speakingcountries. J-C. Coolen, conductor. WestminsterUnited Church, 1850 Rossland Rd. E.,Whitby. 905-435-3439. $20; (under 13).● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series:Academy Chamber Orchestra. String studentsfrom the RCM’s Young Artists Academy.Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticketrequired).●●7:30: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church/PoculiLudique Societas. A Medieval Christmas:With Song We Seek Our Saviour. See Dec 127:30.●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.Subscription Concert #2. Albano/Gay:Alice in Wonderland (Finale); A Dickens of aChristmas (medley); Burry: The Hobbit (“FarOver the Misty Mountains”); Mozart: HornConcerto No.2 in E-flat K417; Hely-Hutchinson:Carol Symphony; and seasonal favorites.Canadian Children’s Opera Company;Samir Abd-Elmessih, horn. P.C. Ho Theatre,Chinese Cultural Centre of GreaterToronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough.416-879-5566. -; -(sr/st); free(under 12).● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 14 (Start times vary).● ● 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. A Nightwith Beethoven. Beethoven: Romance forviolin and orchestra No.2 in F; Concerto forpiano and orchestra No.3 in c; Concerto forpiano and orchestra No.4 in G. Kristian Alexander,conductor; Younggun Kim, piano;Marie-Andrée Gray, violin; Alexa Petrenko, December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 43

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