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Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017

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In this issue: a conversation with pianist Stewart Goodyear, in advance of his upcoming show at Koerner Hall; a preview of the annual New Year’s phenomenon that is Bravissimo!/Salute to Vienna; an inside look at music performance in Toronto’s health-care centres; and a reflection on the incredible life and lasting influence of the late Pauline Oliveros. These and more, in a special December/January combined issue!

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●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 22, 23(all 7:30); 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Carol of the Child. Choirs of VIVA!; Michelle Colton, percussion. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Chinguacousy Concert Band. Chinguacousy Township Christmas Tradition. Chinguacousy Concert Band, Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra and guests. North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd., Brampton. 416-795-8458. . ●●7:00: Toronto Mass Choir. A Gospel Christmas with Toronto Mass Choir and Friends. Tyndale Chapel, 3377 Bayview Ave. A. Concerts in the GTA 416-218-6757. -. ●●7:30: Amadeus Choir. Winter Lullabies: Seasonal Music to Soothe the Soul. Bach Children’s Chorus (Linda Beaupré, conductor); Erica Goodman, harp; Shawn Grenke and Eleanor Daley, piano/organ; Lydia Adams, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30); (st). ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Noël. Charpentier: Messe de Minuit; carols set to music by Praetorius, Willan, Rutter, Sandström and others. Maria Case, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (under 30); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 22, 23(all 7:30); 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). Flute Street TORONTO’S PROFESSIONAL FLUTE CHOIR presents A FLUTE STREET CHRISTMAS A musical celebration of both the traditional and the unusual! Sat. Dec. 17 7:30 pm ●●7:30: Flute Street. A Flute Street Christmas. Works by Tchaikovsky, Victoria, Via, Bridge, Coakley and others. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-462-9498. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Academy Chamber Orchestra. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 14. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra/Tryptych Concert and Opera. In Concert. Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21; Beethoven: Leonore Overture. Valerie Tryon, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. A Canadian Christmas. Exploring traditions brought to Canada by immigrants and from First Nations tribes. House Concert (Georgetown), 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873- 9909. SOLD OUT. Also Dec 18. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Grand Romantics. Wagner: Overture to Rienzi; Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra; Berlioz: Harold in Italy. Conrad Chow, violin; Andrew Ascenzo, cello; Keith Hamm, viola; Alexa Petrenko, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905- 305-7469. -; (sr); (youth). 7:15: pre-concert recital and discussion. 46 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017

●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from Messiah. Handel. Soloists; Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Kith and Kin Holiday Wassail. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/arts); free(12 and under). ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Christmas at the Opera with Michael Ciufo. Gounod: Faust (excerpts); Romeo and Juliet; Verdi: La traviata: De miei bollenti spiriti; Handel: Comfort ye, ev’ry valley (from Messiah); Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Op.71 (excerpts); Christmas carols; and other works. Michael Ciufo, tenor; Marco Parisotto, conductor. IOUT Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. A Tour of Carols. Christmas carols from various nations. Guest: Kirk Elliott. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763-1695. /; .50(under 30). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Ricky Franco and P-Crew Orchestra. Salsa, bachata, bolero, cumbia and merengue. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. . Seasons (Winter). Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra; Resonance Youth Choir (Robert Anderson, conductor); Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. With instrument petting zoo. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. Handel. Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Abigail Lewis, mezzo; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. From .75. Also Dec 19, 20, 21, 23(eves). Christmas lessons and carols in a jazz/gospel mood. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 22, 23(all 7:30); 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Nine Lessons and Carols. Choirs and musicians of Yorkminster Park. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Choir of Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church/VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Carols by Candlelight. A seasonal service of music and candlelight. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435. Free. ●●7:00: Jazz Bistro. A Mitch Smolkin Holiday Special. Gabi Epstein, Levon Ichkhanian, Wilson Laurencin, Attila Darvas and Robert Horvath. 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . ●●7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Metropolitan Sunday December 18 ●●1:00: Hugh’s Room. The Ault Sisters 18th Annual “Celebrate the Season.” The Ault Sisters; Chris Bruder, piano; Tom Altobelli, bass; and Ethan Ardelli, drums. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /$22.50(adv); (12 and under). ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. 30th Anniversary of Tafelmusik’s Sing-Along Messiah. Handel. Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Colin Balzer, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. ; (sr); (under 36). Seating is assigned by voice parts. Families and friends may sit together in the mixed-voice section. ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. A Merry Little Christmas. Holiday songs and sing-a-longs. Sleigh Ride; Nutcracker Suite (excerpts); Skater’s Waltz; Vivaldi: Four ●●4:00: No Strings Theatre. Denise Williams and Friends: Happy Holidays in the Hood! Crossover classical, music theatre and jazz. Maya Killtron, vocals; Jill Fillion, soprano; Karen Skidmore; mezzo; Steven Henrickson, baritone; Ben MacDonald, saxophone; and others including past, present and future students of No Strings Theatre; Patrick Maubert, stage director; William Shookhoff, music director. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. 416- 551-2093. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●Over All Waters. Candlelight service of December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 47

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