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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!

Choirs; Patricia Wright

Choirs; Patricia Wright and Saya Ojiri, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Concert: Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church/St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Edward Moroney, organ. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Welcome Christmas. Carols from Christmases past and present. Jerzy Cichocki, conductor. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). Also Dec 19(Blessed Sacrament Church). ●●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. ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Carols. Works by Mealor, Gjeilo, Emery, and Lauridsen. Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts Chamber Choir; Craig Pike, conductor. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-419-1756. A. Concerts in the GTA ; (sr/arts); (st). ●●11:00: Music at Metropolitan. Choral Concert. Bach: Cantata No.10 “My soul magnifies the Lord.” Metropolitan Choir; Members of the Talisker Players. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. Monday December 19 ●●5:00: Bassoon Out Loud. Vivaldi Christmas Concert. Vivaldi: Six Bassoon Concerti. Michael Sweeney, Samuel Banks, Catherine Chen and Nadina Mackie Johnson, bassoons; with chamber strings and harpsichord. december 19, 5pm VIVALDI CHRISTMAS Six festive and rarely-heard bassoon concerti performed by Toronto’s top bassoonists, including Michael Sweeney, Catherine Chen, Samuel Banks and Nadina with chamber strings and harpsichord. Bassoon Out Loud at HELICONIAN HALL 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto / nadinamackiejackson.com Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-453- 7607. ; (st). ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Welcome Christmas. Carols from Christmases past and present. Jerzy Cichocki, conductor. Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. 416-761- 7776. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18(3:00). Also Dec 20, 21, 23. Tuesday December 20 ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Departures Series: Andrea Parkins and Ensemble. Andrea Parkins, electronics; Lina Allemano; Germaine Liu; Jason Doell; JOYFULTALK; Magic Hour. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st). NEROSSA MUSIC PRESENTS GETTING A HANDEL ON THE MESSIAH (excerpts) Dec 20, 8pm Lawrence Park Community Church Dec 21, 8pm Calvin Presbyterian Church nerossamusic@gmail.com ●●8:00: Nerossa Music. Getting a Handel on the Messiah. Handel: Messiah (excerpts). Kira Welcome Christmas Sunday, december 18, 2016 | 7:30pm Our Lady Of SOrrOWS ChurCh 3055 Bloor Street West (1/2 block west of Royal York subway) monday, december 19, 2016 | 7:30pm BLeSSed SaCrament ChurCh 24 Cheritan Avenue (at Yonge St just south of Lawrence Av) General Admission Seniors & Students THAT CHOIR CAROLS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016 | 8PM St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON Subscribe and save 20% Visit thatchoir.com for more details MEALOR GJEILO EMERY LAURIDSEN STREISAND 48 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Braun, soprano; Madison Ryley Arsenault, mezzo; Paul Williamson, tenor; Steven Henrikson, bass-baritone; Paolo Busato, organ/conductor. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-786-3109. . Also Dec 21 (Calvin Presbyterian Church). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18. Also Dec 21, 23. Wednesday December 21 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Music Department. A Christmas Roundelay. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave. 416-393-5556 x0. . Also Dec 22. ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Catherine Wilson, piano/conductor; Guests: Upper Canada Chorus (Michelle Rawlins, conductor). Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; -(under 13). Also Dec 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). ●●8:00: Nerossa Music. Getting a Handel on the Messiah. Handel: Messiah (excerpts). Kira Braun, soprano; Madison Ryley Arsenault, mezzo; Paul Williamson, tenor; Steven Henrikson, bass-baritone; Paolo Busato, organ/ conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-786-3109. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18..Also Dec 23. Thursday December 22 ●●2:00: Soulpepper Concert Series. Rose (A Concert Presentation). A whimsical new musical presentation based on Gertrude Stein’s children’s book The World Is Round. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866- 8666. ; (st/child). ●●7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. John McDermott Family Christmas. John McDermott, tenor. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. . Fundraiser on behalf of the House of Compassion. ●●7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Music Department. A Christmas Roundelay. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave. 416-393-5556 x0. . ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 23(7:30); 24(1:30). 24(4:30). Friday December 23 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and Christmas/Holiday music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 24(1:30); 24(4:30). ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Roberto Riveron Trio. Traditional Cuban forms, funk and avant garde jazz fusion. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Opus 8. This World’s Joy: A Winter Concert. Yuletide music featuring new arrangements of popular seasonal melodies. Works by Holst, Warlock, Chilcott, Britten and Bax. St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 509 Dundas St. E. 416-821-7286. Free. Reception following. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Café Cubano. Salsa and timba band. Jorge Betancourt, piano; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. OPUS 8 8 VOICES, CENTURIES OF MUSIC Saturday December 24 ●●1:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 24(4:30). ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Church. Pageant and Family Christmas Celebration. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. ●●5:00: Music at Metropolitan. Pageant on the Front Steps. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●5:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Christmas Eve Service. Christmas songs. Organ accompaniment; St. Anne’s Festival Brass. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Also 10:30. ●●7:00: All Saints Kingsway Church. Candlelight Christmas Celebration and Choral Eucharist. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. Religious service. Also at 11:00pm. ●●7:00: St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto). Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. St. Andrew’s Choir; Aldbury Garden Brass Quintet; Dan Bickle, organ. 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x220. Free. Religious service. ●●10:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Christmas Eve Service. Christmas songs. Organ accompaniment; St. Anne’s Festival Brass. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. Also 5:30. John McDermott Family Christmas December 22, 2016 7:00 pm YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH 1585 Yonge Street | YORKMINSTERPARK.COM GENERAL ADMISSION: EVENTBRITE: .80 www.eventbrite.com A fundraiser on behalf of the House of Compassion THIS WORLD’S JOY A feast of sumptuous wintery works by Holst, Warlock, Chilcott, Britten and Bax, and some new arrangements of popular yuletide fare Friday December 23, 7:30pm St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church And in 2017: January 21, March 31 and May 17 opus8choir.com thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 49

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