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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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iennial rendition of

iennial 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 15.Wednesday December 17● ● 12:00 noon: Corporation of Massey Halland Roy Thomson Hall/Amadeus Choir.Make a Joyful Sound. A selection of Seasonal-Song-Writing Competition winning songs;other works. Lydia Adams, conductor ShawnGrenke, organ. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. Free.●●7:30: Against the Grain Theatre.#UncleJohn. See Dec 11; Also Dec 19.●●7:30: Toronto Choral Society. Music of theAmericas. Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra; MisaCriolla. CASSAVA Latin Band; Ernesto Cárdenas;Toronto Choral Society. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509. /$20(adv).●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel: Messiah. LydiaTeuscher, soprano; James Laing, countertenor;Colin Balzer, tenor; Brett Polegato,baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. KoernerHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –9; –4(sr); –4(35 and under).A. Concerts in the GTAMESSIAH@KOERNERHALLDec 17-20416.408.0208tafelmusik.orgAlso Dec 18, 19, 20, and 21: Sing-Along Messiah,Massey Hall(mat).●●8:00: The Nathaniel Dett Chorale. AnIndigo Christmas: Black Nativity ... Ask YourMama. Langston Hughes: Black Nativity (concertpresentation); Great Joy (Gospel Suite).The TorontoChoral Society presentsWednesday, Dec 17, 20147:30 p.m.Eastminster United Church310 Danforth Avenue(between Broadview & Chester)Tickets: $20 in advanceor at the doorGuest:Jackie Richardson. Trinity-St. Paul’sCentre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.;(sr);(st).● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Special:Messiah. See Dec 16; Also Dec 19, 20,21(mat).www.torontochoralsociety.orgThursday December 18● ● 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.World Music Series: Gracias a la Vida: A HolidayCelebration. Latin jazz blending Mexicanand South African music with elements of flamencoand Afro-Cuban rhythms. AmandaMartinez, vocals. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.Free.● ● 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Thomas Gonder, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free.● ● 7:30: Canadian Music Centre/TorontoGuitar Society. Class Axe Concert. Premiereof works by Leggatt, Oickle, Sandquistand Tse. Rob MacDonald, classical guitar.Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St.416-961-6601 x201. Free. Part of Class AxeWorkshop.● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel: Messiah. SeeDec 17; Also Dec 19, 20, and 21: Sing-AlongMessiah, Massey Hall(mat).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Spoken WordJam with Tanya Evanson and Sheniz Janmohamed.Improvisations with local musicians.Aga Khan Museum Auditorium,77 Wynford Drive. 416-646-4677. .● ● 8:00: Musideum. A Steel Pan Christmas.Caribbean Xmas concert. Solomon Joseph,steel pannist, w multi-instrumentalists RogerSader and Donald Quan. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323.$20;(children).Friday December 19● ● 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Classics, opera, operetta, musicals,ragtime, pop, international and other genres.Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’sUnited Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.● ● 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 20(mat/eve), 21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: Against the Grain Theatre.#UncleJohn. See Dec 11.● ● 7:30: Cadence - 4 guys acapella. Cool Yule.Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. $20;(children). Proceeds supportcommunity development programs ofBeach United.● ● 7:30: Evoid collective/Arraymusic. evoidDance w/live music. Bea Labikova, saxophone;Bryant Didier, bass; Mike Clark, guitar;Pierre Mongeon, piano/trumpet; FreedomForever, voice. Array Space, 155 Walnut St.46 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015

416-532-3019. or PWYC. Signup 7pm.● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel: Messiah. SeeDec 17; Also Dec 20, and 21: Sing-Along Messiah,Massey Hall(mat).● ● 7:30: Victoria Scholars. Yuletide onthe Cool Canadian Side. Blessed SacramentChurch, 24 Cheritan Ave. 416-761-7776. /(adv); /$20(sr/st). AlsoDec 21(Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church).● ● 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall. Roch Voisine with specialguest Amy Sky. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.416-872-4255. .50-.50.● ● 8:00: Music Gallery. Unsilent Night. Kline.Audience members each given one of fourtracks of recorded music to be played onboomboxes as they walk a pre-planned routethrough the city. 197 John St. 416-961-9594.Free. Followed by concert at Music Gallery.● ● 8:00: Musideum. The Starfires and TheRoblin/Newman/Jurgensen Express. Freeimprovisation. Starfires: (Michael Kaler, bass;Paul Newman, sax; Jamie Thomson, flute;Arnd Jurgensen, guitar; Andy Yue, keyboards;Roblin/Newman/Jurgensen Express:DianeRoblin, keyboards; Paul Newman, sax;Arnd Jurgensen,guitars. Suite 133 (mainfloor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323.$20;PWYC(st/artists).● ● 8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for MedievalMusic. Transeamus: A Medieval ChristmasPilgrimage. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church,383 Huron St. 416-978-8849. $20; (sr/st/unwaged). See ad pg 45.● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Special: Messiah. See Dec 16; Also Dec 20,21(mat).● ● 9:00: Music Gallery. Festive fundraiserwith O’Pears. Folk, R&B, celtic, and bluegrassmusic performed by female a cappella trio.O’Pears: Meg Contini, Jill Harris, Lydia Persaud.197 John St. 416-961-9594. PWYC; $20suggested donation. 8:00: Unsilent Night.Saturday December 20● ● 2:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus, AlumniChoir and Youth Choir. A Chorus Christmas:Ceremonial Splendour. John Rutter’s choralfable, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, narratedby Gordon Pinsent. Instrumental accompaniment;Elise Bradley, Carole Anderson, JudithBean and Matthew Otto, conductors. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255..50-.50. 1:15: Alumni Choir sing carolsin the lobby with guest conductor MitchBondy.● ● 3:30: York Symphony Orchestra. HolidayConcert. Carols; audience sing-along. DenisMastromonaco, conductor. Trinity AnglicanChurch (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410-0860. ; (sr); (st). Also 8:00.● ● 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. LaNativité du Seigneur. Messiaen: La Nativitédu Seigneur (The Nativity of the Lord or TheBirth of the Saviour). David Briggs, organ.65 Church St. 416-364-7865 ext. 245. Free.● ● 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 20(eve), 21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: Aradia Ensemble. Dublin Messiah.Handel. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; MariaSoulis, mezzo; Adam Fisher, tenor; DionMazerolle; Kevin Mallon, conductor. St. Anne’sAnglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 647-960-6650. ; $20(sr/st).● ● 7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus/BachChamber Youth Choir. Sleighbells Ring ...Christmas at Toronto Centre for the Arts.Seasonal, old and new. The four choirs ofthe BCC and BCYC; Linda Beaupré, conductor;Eleanor Daley, piano. Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787.,.● ● 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 12(eve); AlsoDec 21(mat/eve).● ● 7:30: Musikay. Messiah. Handel: Messiah.Catherine Arcand-Pinette, soprano; ErikayBailey, alto; Michael P. Taylor, tenor; JeremyLudwig, bass; Stéphane Potvin, conductor. St.John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 RandallSt., Oakville. 905-825-9740. ; (sr);(under 35); (family package).● ● 7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel: Messiah. SeeDec 17; Also Dec 21: Sing-Along Messiah, MasseyHall(mat).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum. The 4th Light:Niyaz with Tanya Evanson. Music for kamaan,lafta, and kanun mixed with electronica.Niyaz; Tanya Evanson, poet-performer. AgaCELEbr atEAdvent &Christmaswith ESG!Sunday, novEmbEr 30 thAdvent I – Hopedrama: Christmas Plate SpinnerSunday, dECEmbEr 7 thAdvent II - Peaceadvent GiftSunday, dECEmbEr 14 thAdvent III – JoyPick-up Pageant | 4:00 pm ConcertSunday, dECEmbEr 21 StAdvent IV – LoveLessons and CarolsChristmas Eve5pm – Family Service with St. nicolas9pm - Candlelight Service with CommunionSunday Services begin at 10:30 am35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto416.481.1141www.esgunited.orgBACH CHILDREN’S CHORUSBACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIRLinda Beaupré, ConductorEleanor Daley, PianistSleighbellsring...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 December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 47

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