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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016

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  • December
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What's a vinyl renaissance? What happens when Handel's Messiah runs afoul of the rumba rhythm setting on a (gasp!) Hammond organ? What work does Marc-Andre Hamelin say he would be content to have on every recital program he plays? What are Steve Wallace's favourite fifty Christmas recordings? Why is violinist Daniel Hope celebrating Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday at Koerner Hall January 28? Answers to all these questions (and a whole lot more) in the Dec/Jan issue of The WholeNote.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R MSOHoday * Tyler Wagler, Jazz bassist. Home of Ron Greidanus, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-877- 6569. (adv only). Also Dec 19, 20. ●●8:00: MasseyHall/Against the Grain Theatre. AtG’s Messiah. See Dec 16; Also Dec 19(mat). The Mummers’ Masque A Newfoundland Christmas Kitchen Party ●●2:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Doug Leahy & the Next Generation Leahy. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. Also 8pm. ●●2:00: MasseyHall/Against the Grain Theatre. AtG’s Messiah. See Dec 16. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also 7:30 and Dec 20(mat & eve). ●●7:00: St. John’s Vocal Ensemble. Music for Christmas. Works by Brahms, Buxtehude, Clerembault, Elgar and Schütz. Anita Gaide, organ; St. John’s Vocal Ensemble; String Ensemble; Brigita Alks, conductor. St. John’s Latvian Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Ave. 416-247-7636. ; (st); free(child). DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R MSOHoday * 17-19 December ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Mummers’ Masque. See Dec 17; Also Dec 19. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 15; Also Dec 19, 20 (3:00). Saturday December 19 ●●1:00: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Wandering Christmas Carollers. Groups of 4 or 8 singers combining Brock University student singers and members of Avanti Chamber Singers. Various locations downtown, TBA, St. Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free. Also Dec 12. Lydia Adams, Conductor & Artistic Director LUMINOSITY SEASON OF JOY SAT. DEC. 19, 2015 7:30PM Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 416.446.0188 www.amadeuschoir.com ●●7:30: Amadeus Choir. The Season of Joy. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus; Carol Tribute to Sir David Wilcox; new carols from Amadeus songwriting competition. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30); students free at door with ID. ●●7:30: Musikay. Messiah. St. John’s United ●●2:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. A Chorus Christmas: Across the Universe. Fantasia on Christmas Carols for Treble Voices and Baritone; other works. Toronto Children’s Chorus; Alumni Choir; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet; TSO Chamber Soloists; Russell Braun, baritone. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. .50-.50. Stéphane Potvin artistic director .ca Messiah 19 December 44 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Church, 226 Randall St., Oakville. 905- 825-9740. ; (sr); (35 and under); (family). 6:30: Pre-concert chat and tea. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also 20(mat & eve). ●●7:30: Maple Grove United Church. Music for a Winter’s Eve. Celtic and Christmas favourites, and original world music. Ron Korb, flute; Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp. 346 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville. 416-346-6600. /(adv). Also Dec 18(Ajax). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Handel Messiah. See Dec 16. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Doug Leahy & the Next Generation Leahy. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. Also 2pm. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Christmas and All That Jazz. Kristina Nojd, vocalist; Tyler Wagler, Jazz bassist. Home of Ron Greidanus, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-877- 6569. (adv only). Also Dec 18, 20. ●●8:00: Missisauga Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from Messiah. By Handel. Soloists; Mississauga Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Jennifer Tung, choral director. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. Starts at . ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Chopin With Daniela Liebman. Mendelssohn: Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Op.21 and Symphony No.5 in D, Op.107 “Reformation”; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in f, Op.21. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-579-6711. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. Mummers’ Masque. See Dec 17. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 15; Also Dec 20 (3:00). ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée: “Rach”-in’ Around the Christmas Tree. Rachmaninoff: Concerto No.2 (1st Mvt); Vocalise, Op.34 No.14; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18. All works arranged by Gordon Murray. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ; (st). Sunday December 20 SING- ALONG MESSIAH Dec 20 416.872.4255 tafelmusik.org ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-along Messiah. Joanne Lunn, soprano; Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo; Rufus Müller, tenor; Nathaniel Watson, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●3:00: Missisauga Symphony Orchestra. A Merry Little Christmas. Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra; Cawthra Park Secondary School Choirs; Robert Anderson, conductor. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. Starts at . Holiday Festival Sun. Dec. 20, 3pm & 7pm Amahl and the Night Visitors & other seasonal favourites refreshments | cash bar nostringstheatre.com ●●3:00: No Strings Theatre. Amahl and the Night Visitors. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. 416-551-2093. ; (sr/st); (under 12). Also 7:00. ●●3:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Christmas Cantate. Rutter: Magnificat (excerpts); Handel: Messiah (excerpts); Christmas carols arr. by Sir David Willcocks, Derek Holman, Paul Halley and John Rutter. Choir of St. Anne’s; Junction Trio; Ken Whiteley Ensemble; Leah Salomaa, soprano; and others; John- Luke Addison, conductor. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. ; (sr/st). In support of the Youth Scholarship Program of the Division 14 Community Police Liaison Committee. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 15. ●●3:30: Karpov Ballet. The Nutcracker. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Also Dec 20 and 21 7:30pm. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Christmas Jazz Vespers. The Diana Panton Trio with Reg Schwager and Don Thompson. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church. Nine Lessons and Carols. St. Simonthe-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714 x201. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also 7:30. ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Metropolitan Choirs and organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free. ●●7:00: No Strings Theatre. Amahl and the Night Visitors. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. 416-551-2093. ; (sr/st); (under 12). Also 3:00. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4. ●●7:30: Karpov Ballet. The Nutcracker. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Also 3:30pm; Dec 21 7:30pm. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Christmas and All That Jazz. Kristina Nojd, vocalist; Tyler Wagler, Jazz bassist. Home of Ron Greidanus, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-877- 6569. (adv only). Also Dec 18, 19. Monday December 21 ●●7:30: Karpov Ballet. The Nutcracker. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Also 3:30pm; Dec 21 7:30pm. Tuesday December 22 ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. John McDermott Family Christmas. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Freewill donations. A fundraising event for the Toronto House of Compassion. Thursday December 24 ●●4:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Religious Service. ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Choral Eucharist and Procession to the Crèche. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Religious Service. Sunday December 27 ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Student Prince. Sigmund Romberg. Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Stefan Fehr, tenor; Curtis Sullivan, baritone; Derek Bate, conductor; Guillermo Silva- Marin, stage director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. Also Dec 28(8:00), 31(8:00), Jan 2(3:00), 3(3:00). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●8:00 and 9:30: Lula Lounge. Gary Morgan & PanAmericana! Latin Jazz Orchestra performs Christmas Concert. Hilario Duran, Mark Kelso, Paco Luviano, Rick Lazar, Juan- Carlos Medrano and others. 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . Monday December 28 ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Student Prince. See Dec 27(3:00); Also Dec 31(8:00), Jan 2(3:00), 3(3:00). Tuesday December 29 ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Noels by French composers. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Wednesday December 30 ●●7:00: North York Central Library. Latin Jazz Quartet. University of Toronto Faculty of Music students. 5120 Yonge St. 416-395- 5639. Free; register by phone. Thursday December 31 New Year’s Eve 7:00 pm Tickets: 416.872.4255 roythomson.com Featuring Krisztina Szabó mezzo soprano Roy Thomson Hall ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. New Year’s Eve celebration. Puccini: “Nessun dorma!” from Turandot; Bizet: “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Carmen; Massenet: “Méditation” from Thaïs; Puccini: Te Deum from Tosca; and others. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Stefano La Colla, tenor; Lucio Gallo, baritone; Opera Canada Symphony; Opera Canada Chorus; Marco Guidarini, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. -5. ●●8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Student Prince. See Dec 27(3:00); Also Jan 2(3:00), 3(3:00). Friday January 1 ●●2:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Opus 1’s. The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and Voices 2PM January 1 and 8PM January 2, 2016 Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue ~ A New Year’s Day Concert ~ Music for the first of the year from Opus 1’s Vivaldi, Corelli and others Hallie Fishel, soprano, John Edwards, theorbo, Christopher Verrette & Patricia Ahern, Baroque violins, Laura Jones, Baroque cello, and Borys Medicky, harpsichord Tickets , students & seniors at the door thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 45

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