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Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017

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  • September
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In this issue: a look at why musicians experience stage fright, and how to combat it; an inside look at the second Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which zeros in on one of Toronto’s true ‘music villages’; an in-depth interview with Elisa Citterio, new music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; and The WholeNote’s guide to TIFF, with suggestions for the 20 most musical films at this year’s festival. These and other stories, in our September 2017 issue of the magazine!

E. The ETCeteras Sing

E. The ETCeteras Sing with Us! Want to sing with an outstanding choral conductor? Seeking a vibrant and welcoming choral community? Looking for a choral experience with a difference? Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Tuesdays Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street Interested? To book an audition, contact Helen Coxon at or 416-530-4428 Robert Cooper, C.M. Artistic Director 2017-2018 Sing with guest choirs, orchestras and big bands Work directly with renowned composers Premiere adventurous new works Perform in the Ešenvalds multi-media festival ●●Oct 6 10:00am 7456 and 7578 2:00pm. Royal Conservatory. John O’Conor: Masterclass. Telus Centre for the Performing Arts, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Open Rehearsals ●●Sep 05 7:00-9:30. Chorus York, Richmond Hill. Meet and Greet: Come Sing With Us. All voice parts. Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-884-7922. ●●Sep 11 and 18 7:30-9:45. North Toronto Community Band. Open Rehearsal. Adult musicians (winds, brass and percussion) are invited to join as the Band begins its fall season. Lawrence Park Collegiate, 125 Chatsworth Dr. 416-481-8183. Please pre-register. ●●Sep 12 7:30-10:00. Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Open Rehearsal. Interested singers are invited to rehearse with the choir, meet the conductor and choristers. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. 416-433- 5495; 416-622-6923. Free. ●●Sep 17 2:00-4:30. CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists of Handel’s Coronation Anthems. John Kraus, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-551-5183. ; (members). ●●Sep 22 11:00am. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Seniors’ Talk and Tea. Discover the stories behind some celebrated Russian composers; go behind the scenes to an HPO rehearsal at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. Free. Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●Sep 20 7:30. Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Songbooks available. Music room, Bloor Street United, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. ●●Oct 01 10am-5pm. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Bass Day. Calling all highschool bassists. Meet and work with UofT Music’s bass faculty from our Classical, Jazz, and Early Music areas. Boyd Neel Room, Join us! 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●Oct 01 4-5pm. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Bass World Record Attempt and Petting Zoo. Following Bass Day, join attempt for most bassists to play “The Elephant” from Carnival of the Animals by Saint- Saëns. Philosopher’s Walk (back entrance of 80 Queen’s Park). 416-408-0208. Free. Tours ●●Sep 24 and Oct 1 10:30am. Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. (adults); (sr/st). Workshops ●●Sep 08 7:30. Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . Refreshments included. ●●Sep 10: 1:30-4:00. Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop Coached by Recorder Player Avery Maclean. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . 416-779-5750. ●●Oct 01 1:30-4:00 pm. Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop Coached by Viol Player Betsy Macmillan. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. . (416) 779-5750. ●●Oct 06 7:30. Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Coach, Michael Erdman. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . Refreshments included. 2017 / 2018 Season Presents Audition for ORIANA Women’s Choir ORIANA Women’s Choir promotes the diversity and beauty of women’s voices. Experienced singers are invited to join us for our exciting 46th season, directed by Mitchell Pady. Highlights of our coming season include: • Our three concert series at Grace Church-on-the-Hill; • An exciting collaboration with Montreal’s Adleisia; • Participation in Choral Canada’s Podium Conference in beautiful St. John’s, NL. For more information and to schedule your audition please email 60 | September 2017

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