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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
  • Jazz
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  • Choir
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INSIDE: The Canaries Are Here! 116 choirs to choose from, so take the plunge! The Nylons hit the road after one last SING! Fling. Jazz writer Steve Wallace wonders "Watts Goode" rather than "what's new?" Paul Ennis has the musical picks of the HotDocs crop. David Jaeger's CBC Radio continues golden for a little while yet. Douglas McNabney is Music's Child. Leipzig meets Damascus in Alison Mackay's fertile imagination. And "C" is for KRONOS in Wende Bartley's koverage of the third annual 21C Festival. All this and as usual much much more. Enjoy.

E. The ETCeteras

E. The ETCeteras Classified Advertising | Workshops ●●May 01 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by Montreal viol player Elin Soderstrom. Bring your early instruments and music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-927-8699. . ●●May 05 6:45-8:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn traditional world folk repertoire for our community World Fiddle Day event at Fort York, May 21. For more info and to download tunes: Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. 647- 217-4620. Practice sessions by donation. ●●May 13 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●May 14 10:30am-1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday with Bob Anderson. Join members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and an enthusiastic community of singers for an open choral reading of short choral works, showcasing a year in the life of Cawthra Park Chamber Choir with guest conductor Bob Anderson. Sheet music provided. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. (includes refreshments). ●●May 15 12:00 noon-3:00: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn traditional world folk repertoire for our community World Fiddle Day event at Fort York, May 21. For more info and to download tunes: Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. 647- 217-4620. Practice sessions by donation. ●●May 15 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor. Andrew Chung, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-386-0258. ; (members). ●●May 21 10:00am-5:30: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshops from 10:00am to 11:30am with guest artists; free concert 12:30 to 2:00 (see daily listings); community Around-the-World Jam led by Anne Lederman and band from 2:30 to 5:30. Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. Details: ●●June 03 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; (non-members). Refreshments included. AGM held the second half. WholeNote CLASSIFIEDS can help you recruit new members for your choir or band / orchestra or find a new music director! Advertise your help wanted needs or promote your services starting at only /issue. Inquire by May 24 for the SUMMER (June/July/Auust) issue. classad@ AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES Available positions with the KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: 1st Oboe, 2nd Oboe, 1st Horn, 2nd Trumpet, 1st (tenor) Trombone, 2nd (tenor) Trombone, 3rd (bass) Trombone, Principal Pianist, sectional Violins, Violas, Cellos and Contrabasses. The KSO is an auditioned-based civic orchestra in residence at Flato Markham Theatre. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evening at the state-of-the-art Cornell Recital Hall (HWY 407 ETR and 9th Ln). For more information visit www. or e-mail Jobert Sevilleno BAND TEACHER WANTED - New Horizons Band of Toronto for our 2016-17 season. We offer band classes to adults who wish to return to playing in a band, as well as classes for absolute beginners. For more info see www.NewHorizonsBandToronto. ca or call Dan at 647-201-8780. Applications: CHORUS YORK: We are a new SATB community chamber choir based in Richmond Hill. We are looking for more singers, especially altos & basses, who can read music. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. We are culturally diverse and sing a variety of choral music from Bach to Broadway. COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA ( welcomes volunteer musicians for Monday evening rehearsals at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in downtown Toronto. No audition. We’re especially looking for harp, trombone and strings players. Email DO YOU LOVE TO SING? Are you looking for a choir that performs every type of sacred music, from Byrd to Britten, Howells to Hogan? The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist seeks all voice types to enhance their Mass Choir. Services take place on Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Beaches, one of Toronto’s most active and artistic neighbourhoods. For more information, contact music@ or (647) 302-2074 THE WYCHWOOD CLARINET CHOIR is looking for enthusiastic clarinet players to join our group. Contact us through our website at to arrange an audition. All ages welcome. INSTRUCTION & COURSES DR. STEPHEN SATORY is accepting private piano and theory students. Near St. George Subway. “A very patient, knowledgeable teacher”; “A consummate professional”. 416-566-4411. SU M MER OPE RA Grades 1 to 12 July 2016 Details at LYDIA ADAMS Conductor & Artistic Director AUDITIONS for the 2016/17 season will be held in May and June for experienced singers in all voice categories. The choir will perform as guests of the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in addition to our regular 4 concert season. FOR DETAILS OR TO SET UP AN AUDITION PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-446-0188 INFO@AMADEUSCHOIR.COM C AM PS Program Supporter: J.P. Bickell Foundation Sing With Orpheus! Robert Seeking a vibrant and welcoming choral community? Want to sing with an outstanding choral conductor? Looking for a choral experience with a difference? Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street Interested? To book an audition, contact Helen Coxon at or 416-530-4428 Cooper, Artistic Director 2016-2017 Sing with renowned composer Ola Gjeilo Appear with the TSO in the music of Tim Burton films Celebrate Christmas with jazz legend Jackie Richardson Premiere adventurous new works Perform a Gala Concert at Koerner Hall 58 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016

Classified Advertising | FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS. RCM exam preparation. RCM certified advanced specialist. Samantha Chang, FTCL, FLCM, Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. Toronto, Scarborough 416-293- 1302, com LESSONS FOR ALL! Friendly and firm - I’m an experienced musician and mom teaching piano and singing to children (and young at heart) in my Toronto home (East Leslieville). To discuss your child’s need for music-making please contact kskwhite@ PIANO LESSONS FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS Prepare for RCM exams, competitions. Play musically with freedom and ease. Professional instruction with Dr. Réa Beaumont (DMA, MMus, MusBacEd, ArtDipMus, ARCT). Midtown Toronto studio, near subway, parking. PIANO LESSONS WITH CONCERT PIANIST EVE EGOYAN All ages, all levels welcome, at Earwitness Studio, Artscape Youngplace (downtown Toronto). Eve’s own exposure to exceptional teachers during her developmental years makes her a communicative, intuitive and creative teacher with over 25 years teaching experience (private lessons, masterclasses, adjudication) Each student is an individual. Email Eve to set up a free introductory meeting at eve. PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/THEORY LESSONS: Experienced, BFA Certified Teacher located at Christ Church Deer Park (Yonge & St. Clair). Prepares you or your child for RCM exams, competitions & auditions. Contact Jessika: jwithakmusic@ (647) 214-2827. VegasNorth’s 2016 BIG BAND WORKSHOPS These big band workshops focus on teaching intermediate/advanced musicians how to rehearse/perform in a big band ensemble while having a ton of fun rehearsing great charts. 12 sessions - Noon - 2 PM on Sundays from April - June 2016 Location - The Rehearsal Factory 330 Geary. Toronto Registration is now open. info@vegasnorth. ca WARMHEARTED PIANO TEACHER with sterling credentials, unfailing good humor, and buckets of patience. Royal Conservatory washouts and nervous learners especially welcome. Lovely Cabbagetown studio. “Best teacher ever!” - Beaches tween. “Beats studying with those Quebec nuns!” - Rosedale senior. Peter Kristian Mose, 416.923.3060. My students have never won any prizes, except for love of music. (And loyalty.) FOR SALE / WANTED CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA. SAXOPHONE Bundy Selmer alto student model; BASSOON Linton student model; EUPHONIUM Besson four valve compensating with laquer finish. Phone 416-964-3642. WHAT’S IN YOUR BASEMENT? Is that accordion gathering dust? Are your band days just a hazy memory? Someone out there would love to give your nice old clarinet / tuba / drum kit a new life. Advertise your unused instruments or find one for sale with a WholeNote classified ad! Contact classad@ MUSICIANS AVAILABLE SWEETHEART PARTY BAND? Do you provide live music for weddings? Maybe also for wakes, roasts & retirements, and all kinds of occasions? Advertise your ensemble right here for as little as plus tax!! Contact by May 24 for the Summer (June/July/August) edition! SERVICES ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICE for small business and individuals, to save you time and money, customized to meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985 CD LINER NOTES, PROMO MATERIAL, CONCERT PROGRAMS, LIBRETTI, WEB SITE CONTENT AND MEMOIRS need proofreading and editing for correct spelling and grammar, clarity and consistency. Contact Vanessa Wells,, for a copy editor with a music background. Quick turnaround and reasonable rates! VENUES AVAILABLE / WANTED ARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT OR RECITAL? Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor Street United Church. Phone: 416-924- 7439 x22. Email: PERFORMANCE / REHEARSAL / STUDIO / OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: great acoustics, reasonable rates, close to Green P Parking, cafés & restaurants. Historic church at College & Bellevue, near Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. E-mail DO YOU DRIVE? Do you love The WholeNote? Share the love and earn a little money! Join The WholeNote’s circulation team: 9 times a year, GTA and well beyond. Interested? Contact: NEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXES? Specializing in personal and business tax returns including prior years and adjustments HORIZON TAX SERVICES INC. • free consultation • accurate work For CRA stress relief call: 1-866-268-1319 RESTORE & PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES Recital and gig tapes | 78’s & LPs | VHS and Hi8 | 35mm Slides |News clippings | Photos & more, transferred to digital files: CD’s, DVD’s, or Video slideshow ArtsMediaProjects 416.910.1091 Rhodes Electric Piano Repair and Restoration Ace Your Auditions Mental Skills for Performing Artists Lisa Chisholm May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 59

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