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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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CANARY PAGES●Young SingersYOUNG SINGERSExperience the magic of music and release yourchild’s musical artistry through choral music! YoungSingers is composed of four distinct choirs that runbetween September and June. A unique musicaleducation is offered in a supportive and challengingenvironment. YoungER Singers, for ages 6 to 8,rehearses Mondays, 5:45pm to 6:45pm. Treble Notes,for ages 8 to 14, rehearses Mondays, 7pm to 8:15pm.Director’s Choir is an auditioned treble choir for childrenaged 10 to 15 and rehearses Tuesdays, 7pm to8:45pm, and alternate Saturdays, 9:30am to 11:30am.Random Notes is an auditioned SATB choir for ages14 and older which rehearses Wednesdays, 7pm to9pm. We have two annual concerts: a winter concertin December and a spring concert in May.ANNA LYNN MURPHY905-686-9821administrator@youngsingers.cayoungsingers.catheWholeNote 2015/16 CANARY PAGES DIRECTORYare presented each season along with communityoutreach concerts when possible. Vocal Mosaic ispart of The Toronto Singing Studio and rehearsesMonday evenings from 7pm to 9pm from Septemberto May at Bloor Street United Church, 300 BloorSt. W., Toronto. Rehearsals are lively and sociable(camaraderie and laughter create good singing)!Vocal Mosaic is directed by Linda Eyman. A seasonmembership is paid.LINDA EYMAN, music● VoicesVoices is an auditioned mixed voice chamber choir,founded in 1996 by its artistic director and conductorRon Ka Ming Cheung. Since its inception the choirhas won numerous awards at the local, provincial andinternational level for outstanding choral performances.The choir presents three concerts in a season.The choir also performs at private functions such asweddings and Christmas gatherings. As well, Voicescollaborates with other musical organizations inthe GTA. Repertoire highlights for our 20th-anniversaryseason include Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’sRequiem and Gounod’s Requiem. Voices rehearsesevery Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10pm.Auditions are available throughout the year.RON●The Wayne Gilpin SINGERSBeautiful melodies, rocking sax solos, edgy newjazz arrangements of Handel’s Messiah – if any ofthis appeals to you, read on. The Waterloo-basedWayne Gilpin SINGERS is an auditioned (a singerfriendlyaudition, we promise!) chamber choir thatsings a wide variety of music, including contemporaryChristian, gospel, show tunes, spirituals and more.Resident composer/accompanist Andrew Gilpinpens unique arrangements for an ever-expanding JazzMessiah, an annual event that twins Handel’s beautifulmelodies with modern rhythms and musical styles.Also featured in concert are talented guest artists onbass, drums and saxophone, providing an unforgettablemusical experience for both audience and choir.WAYNE● Yorkminstrels Show ChoirLove musical theatre? No time to commit to ashow? Join the Yorkminstrels show choir. OurBroadway-focused group needs you! We performoff-book with costumes and simple choreography,at senior’s residences and at private, corporateand community events in the GTA. We rehearseon Wednesday nights from 7:30pm to 10:30pm atCummer Lodge in North York, September throughJune. We always welcome new members – pleasejoin us!SANDI●Young Voices Toronto(formerly High Park Choirs)Founded in 1986, Young Voices Toronto (formerlyHigh Park Choirs) is the Children’s Choir-in-Residenceof the University of Toronto, led by renownedArtistic Director Zimfira Poloz – a passionate leaderand award-winning conductor and adjudicator. YVTdevelops children’s musical abilities while promotingcultural diversity, teamwork, leadership skills, andchoral excellence. We aim to foster confidence inchoristers as individuals and as members of a largerwhole. With its beautiful and unique sound, YVThas been featured several times at Roy ThomsonHall and in performance with the TSO. In 2014 YVTwas specially invited to perform at the World ChoirGames in Latvia as a masterclass demonstrationchoir. YVT auditions youth aged 7 to 18. Rehearsalstake place Tuesdays and/or Thursdays in the Bloor-West area.TARA PARK416-762-0657manager@youngvoicestoronto.comyoungvoicestoronto.comThank you for taking a gander at this year’s Canaries! If you are looking for a specific group of songbirds,visit our directory online, at where you can do more browsing, or conduct amore focussed search — by genre, geography, audition type, gender, age range, skill level and more.C18

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Torontoplus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.B.BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 53.C.MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types:from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditionalperformance types where words and music are in somefashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 55.D.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 56.E.THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops,singalongs and other music-related events (exceptperformances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 59.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is providedwith every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publisha listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed;artists or venues may change after listings are published.Please check before you go out to a concert.HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear.LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period fromJune 1 to September 7, 2015. All listings must be received byFriday May 8.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to orby fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6.We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232x27 for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: 15Lake Erie3 48City of TorontoLISTINGSLake OntarioA. Concerts in the GTAIN THIS ISSUE:Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown,King City, Leaskdale, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York,Oakville, Oshawa, Scarborough, City of Toronto, Toronto Island and Whitby.Friday May 1●●12:10: Music at St Andrew’s. NoontimeRecital: Aaron Chow, piano. St. Andrew’sChurch, King and Simcoe, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free.●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri.Featuring classics, opera, operetta,musicals, ragtime, pop, international and othergenres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’sUnited Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300.PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly.●●7:00: Robert Smith. Organ Recital. J.S.Bach:Pièce d’orgue; Elgar: Sospiri; Brahms: Herzlichtut mich verlangen; Whitlock: Fanfare. St.Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Freewill offering. CD avail. for purchase.●●7:00: Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus.Oliver! Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 BerkeleySt. 416-698-9864. $20; (under 15). AlsoMay 2(mat & eve).●●7:30: Afiara Quartet. Spin Cycle Pre-ReleaseParty: Afiara Quartet & DJ Skratch Bastid.Pre-release event to celebrate the release ofthe Afiara Quartet’s latest album. 918 BathurstCentre, 918 Bathurst St. 647-294-6349.(adv); $20(door).●●7:30: Alexander Showcase Theatre.Sweeney Todd. Al Green Theatre, 750 SpadinaAve. 416-324-1259. ; (sr/st). AlsoMay 2,3(mat),6.●●7:30: Ian Bell. Friday Folk Night: Work Songsfor May Day. Sanderson Hall, St. Paul’s UnitedChurch, 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st).●●7:30: The COSI Connection. Fűhrerbunker:An Opera by Andrew Ager. World premierestaged production. Andrew Ager, music director;Michael Patrick Albano, stage director;Jonathan MacArthur (Adolph Hitler); SydneyBaedke (Eva Braun); other performers.Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 844-200-2674. ; $20(sr/st).●●8:00: Arraymusic. First Annual ArraymusicSpinoff. Turntable artists will create compositionsusing Array’s LP collection. Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. . Doors/refreshments 7:00.●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre.Great Artist MusicSeries presentsJue Wang,pianoFriday, May 18pmauroraculturalcentre.ca905 713-18182015 Great Artist Music Series: Jue Wang,Piano. Works by Liszt, Strauss & Gershwin.Brevik Hall, Aurora Cultural Centre,22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ;(sr/st).●●8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. SouthPacific. Richard Rodgers, composer; OscarHammerstein II, book; Based on Tales of theSouth Pacific by James Michener. Joe Cascone,Jennifer Dewar, Barbara Boddy, DavidHaines, Kent Tisher and more. Zion CulturalCentre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. .Runs May 1 to May 10; start times vary.●●8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall. Evgeny Kissin, piano.Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53“Waldstein”; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.4in c, Op.29; Chopin: Three Nocturnes; SixMazurkas; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15S.244/15 “Rákóczi March”. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50.●●8:00: Gallery 345. Brian Dickinson Trio.Brian Dickinson, piano; Jim Vivian, bass;Ethan Ardelli, drums. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; (st).●●8:00: Musideum. Russ Nolan CD Release.Jazz. Russ Nolan, saxophone; DanielBarnes, drums; Jeremy Ledbetter, piano;Jesse Dietschi, bass. Suite 133 (main floor),401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20.●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Natalie Merchant,singer–songwriter. Original works.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.–0. Also May 2(mat, Family Concert).May 1 sold out. Rush available.●●8:00: Tempus Choral Society. FascinatingRhythms. Nickel(arr): À la claire fontaine;Porter: Anything Goes; Lawson(arr): AikenDrum; Simon: Bridge Over Trouble Water;Perkins: Daddy Sang Bass; other works.Clearview Christian Reformed Church,2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-334-9375. $20.●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Earnest,The Importance of Being. Comedy basedon Oscar Wilde play. Music by Victor Davies;libretto by Eugene Benson. Jean Stilwell (LadyBracknell); Cameron McPhail (John); ThomasMacleay (Algernon); Charlotte Knight (Cecily);Michelle Garlough (Gwendolen); Larry Beckwith,conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E.416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -.Also May 2, 3(mat).●●8:30: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. locusplot. World premiere. Dancers: Ric Brown;Sarah Fregeau; Kate Holden; Sean Ling; andSahara Morimoto; Fides Krucker, voice; JohnKameel Farah, piano/electronics. Betty OliphantTheatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/st/CADA). Pre-show chat:8:00. Runs Wed–Sun, April 24–May 3.Saturday May 2●●11:00am: Cosima Grunsky. Cozy Music.An interactive experience for young childrenwith guitar, ukulele, dulcimer and a varietyof other instruments from around theworld. Burlington Performing Arts Centre,440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-2551.. SOLD OUT.●●12:30: Cecilia String Quartet. Works May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 35

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