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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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host. Flato Markham

host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -.7:15: pre-concert talk.●●8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and RoyThomson Hall. Barra MacNeils. Guests: RoseCousins, David Francey and Lennie Gallant.Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255..50-.50.● ● 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.Hallelujah! Messiah and Friends. Handel:Messiah(highlights); Bach: ChristmasOratorio Part 1. Guest chorus and solovocals. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre,4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –.● ● 8:00: Musideum. Stephanie Martin, singer/songwriter. Show 2. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.● ● 8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.Holiday Spectacular on the Hill. Holidaypop and classical works. Richmond Hill Centrefor the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St.,Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st);(under 13). 7:15: pre-concert talk.● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts:Marcello Giordani with Bruce Stasyna andA. Concerts in the GTAMarcello Giordaniwith Bruce Stasyna &Ashley ThouretSAT., DEC. 13, 2014 8PMKOERNER HALLCANCELLEDTICKETS: 416.408.0208Ashley Thouret. Arias and songs by Bellini,Donaudy, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Tostiand Puccini. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. -. CANCELLED.● ● 8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. ASwingin’ Christmas. Includes arrangementsby Clooney, Gormé & Lawrence, Straight NoChaser, Armstrong and other big band standards.Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 MainSt. E., Milton. 905-878-6000. .● ● 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Beautifulas a Dove: Songs of Mary. A journey throughseveral centuries, from medieval chant tothe Afro-American spiritual. Donaldson:Mary, the Rose (premiere). Guest: Julia Seager-Scott,Baroque and modern harps; LucasHarris, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill,300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-763-1695. ; (sr);.50(under 30). Coffee, tea and home bakingfollow.● ● 8:00: Toronto Consort. Little Barley-Corne: Yuletide Revels from the Renaissance.See Dec 12; Also Dec 14(mat).Sunday December 14● ● 10:30am: Church of the Ascension. Aninteractive Christmas Pageant and FamilyService. 33 Overland Dr. 416-444-8881. Freewill offering.● ● 1:30: Oakville Symphony. Family ChristmasConcert. Seasonal favourites. OakvilleChildren’s Choir; Roberto De Clara, conductor.Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or1-888-489-7784. ; (sr); (st). Also4:00.● ● 2:00: City of Toronto. Sunday Concert Series.The Royal Regiment of Canada Band.Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.,Scarborough. 416-397-9887. Free.● ● 2:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3.● ● 2:00: Festival Wind Orchestra. HolidayReflections. Benoît Chantry: Two MarimbaReflection, and other works. Keli Schmidt,marimba; Keith Reid, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5551. $20;(sr/st); free(child).● ● 2:00: Neighbourhood Unitarian UniversalistCongregation Concert Series.Toronto Beach Chorale. Works from modernto Mozart. Mervin William Fick, conductor.Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation,79 Hiawatha Rd. 416-686-6809..● ● 2:00: Pickering Community ConcertBand. Yuletide for Band. Chestnuts Roastingon an Open Fire; Gaudete (arr. Hunter; worldpremiere); Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr.Breen); A Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride;audience sing-along. Forest Brook CommunityChurch, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-427-5443. ; (sr/under 18).● ● 2:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. ASwingin’ Christmas. Includes arrangementsby Clooney, Gormé & Lawrence, Straight NoChaser, Armstrong and other big band standards.Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. .● ● 3:00: Musideum. Sarah Teitel. Singer/songwriter. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.● ● 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts:King’s Singers. A capella songs for Christmasby Lassus, Byrd, Howells, Head, and Poulenc,as well as traditional Catalan folk songs.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.-.● ● 3:30: Living Arts Centre. Rudolph theRed-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Arrangementsand orchestrations by Timothy Splain.4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888. -;-(children). Also 7:30.● ● 3:30: Toronto Consort. Little Barley-Corne:Yuletide Revels from the Renaissance. SeeDec 12(eve).● ● 4:00: ASLAN Boys Choir of Toronto.Christmas with the ASLAN Boys Choir. Traditionaland contemporary Christmas favourites.Thomas Bell, conductor. Guest: NormanEngel, trumpet. Church of the Transfiguration,111 Manor Rd. E. 416-859-7464. ;(child).● ● 4:00: Aurora United Church ChancelChoir and Handbell Ensembles. Carols byCandlelight: A Quiet Christmas. Trinity AnglicanChurch (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora.905-727-6101. Freewill offering. Also 7:30.Refreshments to follow.● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. David Briggs, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 ext. 245. Free;donations welcomed.● ● 4:00: Eglinton St. George’s UnitedChurch. All This Night. Christmas celebrationwith carols, choir, brass and organ.Works by Daley, Lauridsen, Rutter, Willcocksand others. Andrew Adair, organ; ShawnGrenke, conductor. Eglinton St. George’sUnited Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141.; (st).● ● 4:00: Oakville Symphony. Family ChristmasConcert. See 1:30.● ● 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. ChristmasJazz Vespers: Mark Eisenman Quartet.25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181.Freewill offering.● ● 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. VaughanWilliams’ Hodie. Sandra Boyes, AdrianKramer, and James Baldwin, solos; EloraYouth Singers (Emily Petrenko, conductor);Talisker Players Orchestra (Jurgen Petrenko,conductor). Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. -.● ● 4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Carols by Candlelight. Traditional candlelightchoral presentation. Choirs and musiciansof Yorkminster Park. 1585 Yonge St.44 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Carols byCandlelightSun., Dec. 14, 4:30pmnine lessons& CarolsSun., Dec. 21, 4:30pmYorkminster ParkBaptist Churchyorkminsterpark.com416-922-1167. Free.● ● 7:00: Sam Broverman. A Jewish Boy’sChristmas. Cabaret show. Sam Broverman,vocals; Jordan O’Connor, bass; PeterHill, piano; members of the Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Guest Whitney Ross-Barris,vocals. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. .● ● 7:00: Somewhere There/Arraymusic.Somewhere There Concert. Array Space,155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. PWYC.● ● 7:00: The Choir of Trinity-St. Paul’sUnited Church/VIVA! Youth Singers ofToronto. Carols by Candlelight. L’Arche Daybreak,spirit dancers. Trinity-St. Paul’s UnitedChurch, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. Free.● ● 7:00: Theatre 20. 2nd Annual HolidayCabaret. Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge Street. 416-847-6327. $20.● ● 7:30: Aurora United Church ChancelChoir and Handbell Ensembles. Carols byCandlelight: A Quiet Christmas. Trinity AnglicanChurch (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora.905-727-6101. Freewill offering. Also 4:00.Refreshments to follow.● ● 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 19, 20(mat/eve), 21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: Living Arts Centre. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. See 3:30.● ● 7:30: the studio @ west hill. Singing theSeason: A Secular Sing-Along. TraditionalChristmas carols reworded for secular andatheist audiences. Scott Kearns, piano, andguests. Audience participation. West HillUnited Church, 62 Orchard Park Dr., Scarborough.416-282-8566. Free. 7:15: Tree lighting.Refreshments to follow.● ● 8:00: John Findlay. IN2 The Spirit. Carolof the Bells, Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night,White Christmas and other seasonal works.Jackie Richardson, Barbra Lica and MichaelDunston, vocals; Robi Botos, piano; Mike Murley,sax. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 QueenSt. W. 416-531-4635 x0. /(res). Proceedsof CD sales go to Covenant House.● ● 8:00: Music Gallery/Kith and Kin. Kithand Kin Holiday Wassail. Featuring medievalcarols, rousing sing-alongs, and seasonalmusic from Appalachia, the British Isles andthe shape-note tradition. Kith and Kin trio:Ivy Mairi, Martha Mairi, Kathleen McDonnell;choir; Shadowland Theatre. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-961-9594. /(adv);(member); free(under 12).● ● 8:00: That Choir. Carols by Candlelight.Runestad: Alleluia; Mealor: The Holly & theIvy; Whitacre: Lux Nova; Lauridsen: O MagnumMysterium; and other carols. Craig Pike,conductor. Guests: Cawthra Park ChamberChoir (Robert Anderson, conductor; JeanneYuen, piano). Metropolitan United Church,56 Queen St. E. 416-460-1783. ; (sr/arts workers); (st).Monday December 15● ● 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Student Chamber Music Concert–The Haydn Challenge. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.● ● 7:30: Against the Grain Theatre.#UncleJohn. See Dec 11; Also Dec 17, 19.● ● 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. MadeleinePeyroux with the Art of Time Ensemble. Aprogramme of Peyroux’s favourite songs.Madeleine Peyroux; Art of Time Ensemble(Andrew Burashko, director). HarbourfrontCentre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -.THAT CHOIR CAROLSCONDUCTED BY CRAIG PIKEwith special guests CAWTHRA PARK CHAMBER CHOIR● ● 8:00: Uxbridge Messiah Singers. 18thbiennial rendition of Handel’s Messiah. 100-voice choir; professional orchestra; SashaLiebich-Tait, soprano; Jennifer Neveu, alto;Adam Bishop, tenor; Jonathan Liebich, baritone;Thomas Baker, conductor. Trinity UnitedChurch (Uxbridge), 20 First Ave., Uxbridge,On. 905-722-0133. Free ($20 suggested donation).Also Dec 16.Tuesday December 16● ● 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Organ recitals. David Briggs, organist.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 ext. 245. Free;donations welcomed.● ● 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. WorldMusic Series: Cantautore: Here and Now.Presentation of jazz-world music projectEspresso Manifesto, a reinterpretation ofItalian music and culture. Daniela Nardi,singer-songwriter. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.Free.WelcomeChristmas IIDecember 16, 20147:30 p.m.Yorkminster Park Baptist Church1585 Yonge Streetorpheuschoirtoronto.comhssb.ca/eventsHANNAFORD STREETSILVER BAND● ● 7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band/Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Welcome ChristmasII. Seasonal Celebration of Big Brass andSong. Robert Cooper, conductor (Orpheus);David Pell, artistic director (Hannaford). YorkminsterPark Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.416-922-1167. ;(sr);(st).●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CD Launch:Myth, Legend, Romance. Pre-release eventfor Elizabeth Raum’s new CD of concertos.Elizabeth Raum, composer; Erika Raum, violin;Rivka Golani, viola. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. Free. 7:00: Doors open. Lightrefreshments.● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Special:Messiah. Handel. Jane Archibald, soprano;Allyson McHardy, mezzo; LawrenceWiliford, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass; TorontoMendelssohn Choir; Grant Llewellyn, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. -5. Also Dec 17, 19, 20,21(mat).● ● 8:00: Uxbridge Messiah Singers. 18thLAURIDSEN.RUNESTAD.GIACOMIN.MEMLEY.WHITACRE.Sunday, Dec. 14 | 8pmMetropolitan United Church56 Queen St. E, TorontoTickets: | | thatchoir.com | 416 460 1783thewholenote.com December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 45

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