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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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images from throughout Java. 180 Shaw St.,Studio 101. 416-536-5439. .●●Jan 18 4:00 and 7:30: Toronto Jewish FilmSociety/Kulanu Toronto/Inside Out TorontoLGBT Film Festival. Cupcakes. When a bunchof Tel Aviv neighbours composes a tune tocheer up one of their own, they don’t imaginethat it will be entered in a European song contest.An exuberant and uplifting film fromIsraeli filmmaker Eytan Fox that will have youdancing in the aisles. Guest speaker: JamieLevin.Al Green Theatre in the Miles NadalJCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x606.; (ages18-35).●●Jan 27 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music/Hot Docs Canadian International DocumentaryFestival. Music on Film. Screening of film“Let’s Get Lost,” revealing the life of legendaryjazz musician Chet Baker. Featuring Baker’sfamily, friends and musicians, including WilliamClaxton, Andy Minkser and many more.Toronto saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, whoplayed with Baker on his frequent trips toToronto, will participate in a post-screeningQ&A. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St.West. 416-637-3123, ;(Bloor members).Singalongs, Jams, Circles●●Dec 2 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of Improvisation.With artistic director Rick Sacks,some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friendsand out-of-town guests, heralding a return tothe Columbia U Radio jams or the great traditionof CCMC Music Gallery evenings. TheArray Space, 155 Walnut Street (2nd floor).416-532-3019. PWYC.●●Dec 14 11:00am-1:00: Morris WinchevskySchool. Latkes & Light... A Chanukah Delight!‘‘Chanukah Sing-A-Long’ led by children’sE. The ETCeterassongwriter & performer Marni Levitt; interactiveactivities including Chanukah stories& music, arts & crafts and more. A familyfriendlyevent to celebrate the Festival ofLights. 918 Bathurst Street. 416-789-5502./person; /family. Please bring a potlucklunch contribution.●●Feb 7 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of improvisation.With artistic director Rick Sacks,some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friendsand out-of-town guests, heralding a return tothe Columbia U●●Radio jams or the great tradition of CCMCMusic Gallery evenings. The Array Space,155 Walnut Street (2nd floor). 416-532-3019.PWYC.Spoken Word, Performance Art●●December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 various times(please check daily listings): Church of theHoly Trinity. The Christmas Story. Nativitypageant with acting and music. Susan Watson,director. 19 Trinity Square. thechristmasstory.ca416-598-4521 Ext. 301. Suggesteddonation: $20(adults); (children 17 &under).Workshops●●Dec 2 12:10: U of Toronto Faculty of Music.Performance class for singers: Songs of theSeason. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. Free.●●Dec 5 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Coach: Janos Ungvary. Mount Pleasant RoadBaptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd.416-480-1853. $20(guests); (members).Refreshments included.●●Dec 6 2:00: Musikay Early MusicEnsemble. How to Handle Messiah. In thisworkshop/singalong,director Stéphane Potvinwill present examples of different interpretationsof some key selections, discusstheir appeal and merit, and let you discoverthe secrets hidden in the music. In addition,there will be a chance to sing some ofthe majestic choral selections from Handel’smasterpiece, and some solos too! GraceLutheran Church, 304 Spruce St. Oakville.905-825-9740, .●●Dec 7 2:30: Musikay Early Music Ensemble.How to Handle Messiah. See Dec 6. GraceLutheran Church, 1107 Main Street West,Hamilton.●●Dec 19 11:59pm: Tapestry New Opera.Deadline to apply for New Opera 101: AnIntensive Workshop for Singers and CollaborativePianists. Please see Jan 23 and 24 listingbelow for details.●●Jan 2 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church,527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853.(guests); members free. Refreshmentsincluded.●●Jan 17 10:30 am-1:00 pm: Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Singsation Saturday. Join CanadianOpera Company chorus master SandraHorst to sing through some well-loved operachoruses. Sandra is also head coach/conductorand chorus director for the Opera Divisionof UofT’s Faculty of Music. Bring yourdiva and join us for what is always a popularSingsation! Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422. .●●Jan 23 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church,527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853.(guests); members free. Refreshmentsincluded.●●Jan 23 and 24: Tapestry New Opera. NewOpera 101: An Intensive Workshop for Singersand Collaborative Pianists. Two day intensivein which artistic director and stagedirector Michael Mori, baritone Peter McGillivrayand collaborative pianist Dr. ChristopherFoley will coach participants and addressthe demanding role of singers and pianistsin interpreting new opera. Each performerwill be coached in an aria or duet from theTapestry Songbook – a library of producedoperas from Tapestry’s 35 year history. Participantsmay have the opportunity to performalongside Mr. McGillivray and Dr. Foleyon the evening of Saturday January 24, inTapestry’s Songbook V concert. Applicationsare due by electronic form submission by FridayDecember 19, 2014 11:59pm●●Jan 25 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region.Choral Reading: “Polyphony from the HighRenaissance”. Music by Byrd, Lassus, Victoriaand Gabrieli. Dallas Bergen, conductor. ChristChurch Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-605-2973. ; (members).●●Jan 26 6:30: Canadian Music Centre.Score Reading Club. Don’t read music? Don’tworry! The Score Reading Club provides anaccessible way for music enthusiasts to learnabout various contemporary Canadian compositionsthrough presentations given bypassionate community members. Presentedby composer Samuel Andreyev and others.Start time 7:00. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. Free.List your non-concert music-relatedevents in the ETCetteras. Deadline forFebruary 2015 is January 8 2015.2014 Blue Pages - SupplementAga Khan MuseumOpened to the public onSeptember 18, 2014, the Aga KhanMuseum is one of Toronto’s newestcultural institutions. Housed in astunning building and surrounded bya public park, the Museum presentsa dynamic roster of historical andcontemporary exhibitions and anactive season of dance, music andfilm screenings that highlight artistic traditions from the IberianPeninsula to China.In addition to flexible gallery and educational spaces, the AgaKhan Museum has an auditorium of 330-plus seats capable ofhosting a wide range of multidisciplinary programming. In thecoming months, the Museum will present artists from India,Iran, Siberia, China and Canada. With astonishing breadth andeloquence, their performances will show the many ways in whichcross-cultural dialogue can take place through art.Address: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto. Please visit our website for afull events calendar.Alison Kenzie416-646-4677information@agakhanmuseum.orgWebsite: agakhanmuseum.org15BLUETH ANNUALPAGESPRESENTER PROFILES 2014/15ORANGE PAGESPrinted in AprilUpdated year roundeducation@thewholenote.comCANARY PAGESPrinted in May:Choral opportunities for everyonecanaries@thewholenote.comMusic presenters get the chanceto pitch their projects in ourannual October Blue Pages issue,but the Blue Pages are availableyear-round, and musicmaking insouthern Ontario happens aroundthe clock and throughout the calendar.Here’s a warm welcomefor newcomers this month to TheWholeNote’s Blue Pages directory.To check out our full roster ofmembers, please Other DirectoriesGREEN PAGESPrinted in June:Our annual summer music guidesummer@thewholenote.comAll directories onlineAll the timethewholenote.com68 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015

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