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Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
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In this issue: composer Nicole Lizée talks about her love for analogue equipment, and the music that “glitching” evokes; Richard Rose, artistic director at the Tarragon Theatre, gives us insights into their a rock-and-roll Hamlet, now entering production; Toronto prepares for a mini-revival of Schoenberg’s music, with three upcoming shows at New Music Concerts; and the local music theatre community remembers and celebrates the life and work of Mi’kmaq playwright and performer Cathy Elliott . These and other stories, in our double-issue December/January edition of the magazine.

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carols. Andrea Núñez, soprano; Daniel Norman, organ; David Bowser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. n/a. ; (sr); (st). Also Dec 17(3pm). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Music by Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Joanne Lunn, soprano; James Laing, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Dec 13, 14, 15. ●●7:30: The Salvation Army. Christmas Spectacular. God Bless us Everyone, Of Great Wonder, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald and other songs. Amadeus Choir; North York Temple Band; Organ; Brass Band; Choir. Tyndale Chapel, 3377 Bayview Ave. 416-225-7968. . Call for tickets. Limited general admission space. ●●7:30: Voices Chamber Choir. Handel: Messiah. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano; Monica Zerbe, alto; Michael Taylor, tenor; Steven Henriksen, bass; John Stephenson, organ; chamber orchestra; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the- Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night 3: The Different Holiday Concert. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Dec 14, 15. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Russian Romance. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Violin Concerto No.1; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 Op.27. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Marc Djokic, violin. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604-8339. -; (sr); (youth). 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Marc Djokic. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from Messiah. Handel: Messiah (excerpts). Sara Schabas, soprano; Beste Kalender, mezzo; Zachary Rioux, tenor; Christopher Dunham, baritone; Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir; David Ambrose, guest conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -; -(sr); (youth); A. Concerts in the GTA (15 and under); 0(family). ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Christmas in San Marco. Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monterverdi. Monteverdi: Magnificat, Psalm settings and hymns. Guests: Toronto Continuo Collective. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763- 1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). Preconcert chat at 7:15pm. ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. YSO Holiday Spectacular. Seasonal favourites and audience sing-along. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410- 0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also 3:30pm, Dec 17(7:30pm, Richmond Hill). ●●9:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Bound. See Dec 14 for details. Sunday December 17 ●●1:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Christmas Concert Beau Noel. Bosco/Humphrey: Noëls de Lourmarin; D’où viens-tu bergère (arr. Murphy); Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris (arr. Murphy); Büsser: Le sommeil de L’Enfant Jésus; Widor: Ave Maria; traditional carols; and other works. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Caroline Léonardelli, harp; Matthew Larkin, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. SING-ALONG MESSIAH DEC 17, MASSEY HALL tafelmusik.org ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-Along Messiah. Music by Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Joanne Lunn, soprano; James Laing, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. From . ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Christmas at Columbus Centre. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite; MacMillan: Christmas Carols; Verdi: Va pensiero from Nabucco; Donizetti: Overture and arias from L’Elisir d’amore; Handel: Messiah (excerpts). Elisabeth Polese, soprano; Columbus Belle Voci Choir; Paolo Busato, conductor. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647- 238-0015. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. A Merry Little Christmas. Bob Anderson, music director; Resonance Youth Choir. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; -(sr); (youth); (15 and under); 0(family). ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Gloria. Poulenc: Gloria; Duruflé: Four Motets; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Gounod: Noël; classic french carols. Andrea Núñez, soprano; Daniel Norman, organ; David Bowser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. n/a. ; (sr); (st). Also Dec 16(7:30pm). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital: Manuel Piazza. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Donations welcomed. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Ellington’s Nutcracker. The Brian Barlow Big Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Nine Lessons and Carols. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free. Religious service. ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. The Metropolitan Choirs. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Emilie-Claire Barlow: Lumières d’hiver Album Release Concert. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. St. Thomas’s Church Choir; Elizabeth Anderson, assistant organist; Matthew Larkin, organ and conductor. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:00: The 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. Peace on Earth Carols, stories and seasonal music, served up with holiday food and TMT’s famous Renaissance Punch. 17 & 18 December 2017 ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre Salon Series. Peace on Earth: A Christmas Salon. Carols, songs and instrumental works; Lucas: The Birth of Christ (excerpts). Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . Food, drink and silent auction. Also Dec 18. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Yuletide on the Canadian Side. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). Also Dec 18(Blessed Sacrament Church). ●●7:30: York Symphony Orchestra. YSO Holiday Spectacular. Seasonal favourites and audience sing-along. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 416-410-0860. ; $23(sr); (st). Also Dec 16(3:30pm and 8pm, Aurora). ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: Christmas Concert. Traditional Christmas folk songs from the Italian countryside. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356-5016. ; (sr/ st); free(children under 12). Also Dec 19. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Kith & Kin. Kith & Kin Holiday Wassail. 918 Bathurst Centre 48 | December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. ; (adv); (st/member/arts worker); free(ages 12 and under). THAT CHOIR CAROLS featuring Resonance & our family carol sing-a-long Dec 17, 2017 | 8PM thatc ho ir. c o m ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Carols. Whitacre: Lux Nova; Gjeilo: Serenity; Twardowski: Alleluia; K. Allan: Angels’ Daley: Huron Carol; M. Emery: new work. Guests: Resonance Youth Choir. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-419-1756. ; (sr/arts worker); (st); free(under 18). Monday December 18 ●●7:00: St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church (Toronto). Carols with Friends. Carol singalong. 1399 Bayview Ave. 416-485-0329. Free with donation to Flemingdon Park Community Food Bank. Mulled cider and cookies to follow. ●●7:30: Toronto Masque Theatre Salon Series. Peace on Earth: A Christmas Salon. Carols, songs and instrumental works; Lucas: The Birth of Christ (excerpts). Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . Food, drink and silent auction. Also Dec 17. ●●7:30: Victoria Scholars. Yuletide on the Canadian Side. Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. 416-761-7776. ; (sr/ st). Also Dec 17(Our Lady of Sorrows Church). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Kriztina Szabó, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Matthew Halls, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-1285. .75-1.25. Also Dec 19, 20, 22(all at 8pm), 23(3pm). Tuesday December 19 21 ST ANNUAL NOON HOUR CHOIR & ORGAN CONCERTS ELMER ISELER SINGERS Season of Joy Lydia Adams, conductor Shawn Grenke, organ TUE DEC 19 ◆ 12 PM FREE ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM 416-872-4255 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Elmer Iseler Singers. Season of Joy. Shawn Grenke, organ; Lydia Adams, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-1255. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recital: Manuel Piazza. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 x234. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Mississauga Festival Youth Choir. Joy and Wishes. Folk songs and carols from around the world. Youth Choristers; piano; percussion. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 905-267- 1101. ; (sr/child under 10). ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: Christmas Concert. Traditional Christmas folk songs from the Italian countryside. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356-5016. ; (sr/ st); free(children under 12). Also Dec 17. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18 for details. Also Dec 20, 22(all at 8pm), 23(3pm). FAITH AMOUR & Friends JAZZ FOR CHRISTMAS Wednesday Dec 20, 7pm faithamourjazz.com ●●7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Vocal Program. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 165 singers from school vocal ensembles. St. Justin Martyr Church, 3898 Hwy. 7, Unionville. 416-393-5556. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Messiah. See Dec 18 for details. Also Dec 19, 22(both at 8pm), 23(3pm). Thursday December 21 ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. John McDermott: Family Christmas. Guests: Dala. 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298 or eventbrite.com. /(adv). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 8 for details. ●●8:00: Quartetto Gelato. The Magic of Christmas. Christmas carols, gypsy tunes, original compositions and other works. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-738- 6390. -. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. The Barra Mac- Neils: An East Coast Christmas. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. THE BARRA MACNEILS An East Coast Christmas THU DEC 21 ◆ 8 PM ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM 416-872-4255 Wednesday December 20 MESSIAH DEC 18–23 Tickets are limited—book now! TSO.CA/holiday ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series Listings. Stefani Bedin, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. Opens Dec 9. Runs to Dec 30. Days and times vary. See national.ballet.ca for details. ●●7:00: In Tribute Jazz Productions. Jazz for Christmas. The Christmas Song; Baby, It’s Cold Outside; Coventry Caroll; Let It Snow; Little Drummer Boy; and other seasonal works. Faith Amour, alto; Taylor Evans, tenor; Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; Mark Godfrey, bass; Morgan Childs, drums. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . thewholenote.com December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018 | 49

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