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Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018

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In this issue: our sixteenth annual Choral Canary Pages; coverage of 21C, Estonian Music Week and the 3rd Toronto Bach Festival (three festivals that aren’t waiting for summer!); and features galore: “Final Finales” for Larry Beckwith’s Toronto Masque Theatre and for David Fallis as artistic director of Toronto Consort; four conductors on the challenges of choral conducting; operatic Hockey Noir; violinist Stephen Sitarski’s perspective on addressing depression; remembering bandleader, composer and saxophonist Paul Cram. These and other stories, in our May 2018 edition of the magazine.

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●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Choral Bridges. McLaughlin: Across the Bridge of Hope; Bridges: My Spirit Sang All Day; Simon (arr. Shaw): Bridge over Troubled Water; Traditional (arr. Nees): Sur le pont d’Avignon; and works by Finzi and others. St. Simon-the- Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 485-1988. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Carrie Gray, soprano (Donna Anna); Reese de Rege, soprano (Zerlina); Laura Schatz, soprano (Donna Elvira); Jay Lambie, tenor (Don Ottavio); and others; Kate Carver, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . MFC’s Youth/ Young Adult Choir IN CONCERT JUNE 2, 7:30PM mfchoir.com ●●7:30: Resonance (part of Mississauga Festival Choir family). Resonance in Performance. First United Church (Port Credit), 151 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga. 416-986- 5537. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Water Music. Handel: Alla Hornpipe from Water Music Suite No.2; J. Strauss II: Blue Danube Waltz; Schubert: Die Forelle (The Trout) for soprano and orchestra; Dvořák: Song to the Moon from Rusalka; Britten: Four Sea Sunday 3rd June at 4 p.m. Coronation Choral Evensong plus Royal Festive Strawberry Tea and at 5: CROWNS AND CORONETS Guitarist Doug Hibovski returns to St. Olave’s to present a cross-over sequence of glorious music with Royal connections, from the time of Elizabeth I and John Dowland to the popular and classical music of our present Queen’s reign, on the day after the 65th anniversary of her Coronation. St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca A. Concerts in the GTA Interludes from Peter Grimes; and other works. Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Christoph Altstaedt, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Jun 3(mat). Saturday, June 2- 8:00 PM Isabel Bader Theatre “Love Stories”with DoubleDouble Duo www.gtpo.ca ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Love Stories. Elgar: Salut d’amour; Hillario Duran: Suite Latino; Acker Bilk: Stranger on the Shore; Bette Midler: The Rose; Sidney Bechet: Petite fleur; and other works. Michael Bridge, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet; Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 647-238-0015. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario. Tzvetanka Varimezova and Bassam Bishara: Two Concerts in One. Tzvetanka Varimezova, voice; Bassam Bishara: Arabic ‘oud. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 647-702-8680. . ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Shamisen Taiko. Masahiro Nitta, shamisen. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. -; (sr/st). ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SoundCrowd and Friends. SoundCrowd Chorus; Countermeasure; Cadence; and Retrocity. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 1656. . ●●8:00: Spectrum Music/Toronto Composers Collective. No Place Like Home. From Toronto to China: Contemporary music meets traditional Chinese instruments. Patty Chan, erhu; Di Zhang, yangqin; Cynthia Zimen Qin, gu zhang. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-937-6180 or bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/486. /(adv); (st)/(st adv). ●●10:15: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Community Melaveh Malka Celebrating Israel at 70! Works from Israel. Holy Blossom Trio (Temple Choir, Temple Singers, Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir; Beny Maissner, cantor and conductor); Shir Harmony (Susan Michaels, conductor); Temple Kol Ami Choir (Mathias Memmel, conductor); and others. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre/ Toronto Hispano. Lulaworld 2018. Yan Collazo with Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv); (dinner & show). 9pm: Dance lesson with Angela Seth. Sunday June 3 ●●10:30am: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Cool Kids Concert. Interactive silly songs, rhymes and traditional children’s songs. Mark Weinstock. Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst St. 416-638-4492. Free. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Organ Recital. Simon Walker, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci: When East Met West. Guests: China Court Trio; Wen Zhao, director; Elizabeth Anderson. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci: When East met West With the China Court Trio, Wen Zhao, director Guest Director: Elizabeth Anderson Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. W. at Avenue Rd. (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Water Music. Handel: Alla Hornpipe from Water Music Suite No.2; J. Strauss II: Blue Danube Waltz; Schubert: Die Forelle (The Trout) for soprano and orchestra; Dvořák: Song to the Moon from Rusalka; Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; and other works. Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Christoph Altstaedt, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .75–7.00. Also Jun 2(eve). ●●3:00: Tudor Consort. Wonders of the English and Italian Renaissance. Works by Josquin, Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Dowland and others. Leaskdale Church, 11850 Durham Regional Rd. 1, Leaskdale. 705-357-2459. Donations in support of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Penthelia Singers. Bach to Broadway. J.S. Bach: Bist Du Bei Mir; Cantata No.124. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (selections); Hamlisch: A Chorus Line; A Tribute to Cole Porter. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-579-7464. ; pay age(under 13). ●●4:00: Royal Botanical Gardens. VIP Soirée. Intimate performance by Matt Dusk in the Rock Garden. Hendre Park, 1131 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. 905-527-1158 x223. 0 (includes dinner and reception). 7:30pm: Matt Dusk sings Sinatra at benefit concert in Hendre Park. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for the Queen’s Coronation. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free. Donations welcomed. Royal Festive Strawberry Tea served following Evensong. ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Crowns and Coronets. Music with royal connections from the time of Elizabeth I and John Dowland to the popular and classical music of our present Queen’s reign celebrating the 65th Lunchtime Concerts Pay-what-you-can June 4 - Serenade Duo, flute and guitar June 11 - junctQín keyboard collective June 18 - Catalyst Ensemble, jazz June 25 - Matthew Larkin, organ solo Church of the Holy Trinity www.musicmondays.ca 56 | May 1 – June 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

anniversary of the Coronation. Doug Hibovski, guitar. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:00: Jewish Music Week in Toronto. Closing Night: Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish Quartet. Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs; and other works. Amos Hoffman, oud and guitar; Noam Lemish, piano; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-638-4492. /(adv). ●●7:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Jewish Music Week. Lulaworld 2018. Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish Quartet. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. TBA. ●●7:00: Strings Attached Orchestra. 2018 Annual Family and Friends Season Finale Concert. Jazz and pop to Classical and Romantic and more. Ric Georgi, conductor. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416- 473-5377. . ●●7:30: Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir. Sing a New Song: Music for Women’s Voices. Works by Jewish composers: Copland, Glick, Clearfield, Naplan, and others. Ellen Meyer, piano, Beth Silver, cello; Renée Bouthot, soprano/ conductor. Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd., North York. templeemanuel.ca. . ●●7:30: Royal Botanical Gardens. Matt Dusk sings Sinatra. Benefit concert. Sinatra-era classics and other works by Dusk. Hendre Park, 1131 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. 905-527- 1158 x223. . 4pm: VIP Soirée in the Rock Garden. ●●9:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Jewish Music Week. Lulaworld 2018: Sharon Musgrave CD Release. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. TBA. Monday June 4 ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Choir and Organ Concerts: Ring of Fire. Hamilton Children’s Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free. ●●12:15: Music Mondays. From Barcelona to Brazil. Arrangements of works by Villa-Lobos, Enrique Granados and Piazzolla. Michelle LaPorte, flute; Gerry Saulter, guitar. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598- 4521 x223. PWYC ( to suggested). Tax receipts and up. Tuesday June 5 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Sonya Harper-Nyby, soprano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2018: Let Yourself Go. Ori Dagan + Alex Pangman + Natasha Powell. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Wednesday June 6 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Hanné Becker, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. John Palmer CSV, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Lulaworld 2018: Valeria Matzner CD Release. With Scott Metcalfe, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. The Little Match Girl Passion. Music and text by David Lang. Also a work by James Rolfe. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390. From . Also Jun 7. Thursday June 7 ●●8:00: Lula Music and Arts Centre/Caliban Arts Theatre. Lulaworld 2018: Ursula Rucker. With Version Studio Music Project. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv). ●●8:00: Small World Music. Ihtimanska. Guests: Brenna MacCrimmon and Ariel Balevi. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-204-1080. . ●●8:00: Soundstreams. The Little Match Girl Passion. Music and text by David Lang. Also a work by James Rolfe. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390. From . Also Jun 6. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Barrie, Belleville, Drayton, Dundas, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Jordan Station, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Ottawa, Penetanguishene, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Stratford, Waterloo, Windsor. Wednesday May 2 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Participants of the Barrie Music Festival. Hi- Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Andrew Fu, piano. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. 11:30: Lunch available in the foyer or BYO. Thursday May 3 ●●7:00: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Cole Porter Tribute: Porter with Porter. Stu MacDonald Quartet. Exchange Brewery, 7 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-9888. . One beverage and light fare included. ●●7:30: Artword Artbar. 60s Folk Revival: Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? Sue and Dwight, folk roots duo; Michelle Rumball, guitar and vocals; Tony Laviola, bass. 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 416-543-8512. . Reservations required. Songsheets provided for audience sing-along. Friday May 4 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Great Human Odyssey in Concert. Darren Fung, composer and conductor; Dr. Niobe Thompson, filmmaker and narrator; Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Choir. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also May 5. Saturday May 5 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Most Beautiful Bird. Kait Taylor, storyteller; KWS Musicians. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Apr 21(Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira); 28(Conrad Centre, Kitchener). ●●2:00: King Edward Choir. Time Travel. Schumann: Die alte gute Zeit; Barber: To Be Sung on the Water; Freedman: Songs from Shakespeare; Bernstein: Missa Brevis; and works by Di Lasso. Daniel Cabena, countertenor; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-431-0343. ; (st). Also 7:30pm. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Playtime! Stevenson: Compose Yourself; Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/ child); (eyeGO). Also May 6. ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Music Series. Three Voices: Twelve Strings. Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat K563; Reger: String Trio No.1 in a; Abigail Richardson-Schulte: Homage to Mozart. Yehonatan Berick, violin; Jethro Marks, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello. First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st/ unwaged); free(under 12). ●●7:00: Chorus Niagara. Amadeus. Mozart: Mass in c; excerpts from Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute. Niagara Symphony Orchestra; Claire de Sévigné, soprano; Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Vartan Gabriellan, bass; and others. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515-0722 or 905-688-0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child); (eyeGo). 6:30pm: pre-concert chat. ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. Stage & Screen. Highlights from The Sound of Music, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story; and others. Younggun Kim, piano; Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. . ●●7:30: Fanshawe Chorus London. Music of the Americas. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Ramírez: Misa Criolla. Olivier Hewitt, boy soprano; Allison Wiebe Benstead, piano; David Holler, conductor; Pearson School of the Arts Children’s Choir (Rob Cairns, conductor). Dundas Centre United Church, 482 Dundas St., London. 519-433-9650. ; (sr/st); (child). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Beauty of Bach. Works by Bach and Scarlatti. Angela Hewitt, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. - ; -(st). ●●7:30: King Edward Choir. Time Travel. Schumann: Die alte gute Zeit; Barber: To Be Sung on the Water; Freedman: Songs from Shakespeare; Bernstein: Missa Brevis; and works by Di Lasso. Daniel Cabena, countertenor; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-431-0343. ; (st). Also 2pm. ●●7:30: Musicata - Hamilton’s Voices. Visual Art and Choral Music Collaboration Concert. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-628- 5238. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Melody Thomas, soprano; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano; Adam Bishop, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Ian Sadler, organ; Sydney Birrell, conductor. Emmanuel (George St.) United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820. ; (under 30); (st). ●●7:30: Serenata Choir. Spring Fever. Gary Heard, conductor. St. Paul’s United Church (Midland), 308 King St., Midland. 705-526- 6800. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Twelve Great Strings: Yehonatan, Jethro, Rachel. Mozart; Divertimento K563; Reger: String Trio No.1 in a; Richardson-Schulte: Homage to Mozart. Yehonatan Berick, violin; Jethro Marks, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Great Human Odyssey in Concert. Darren Fung, composer and conductor; Dr. Niobe Thompson, filmmaker and narrator; Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Choir. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also May 4. Sunday May 6 ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Playtime! Stevenson: Compose Yourself; Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony. Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (st/arts/ child); (eyeGO). Also May 5. ●●3:00: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. Celebrate! 15th Anniversary Concert. Royer: Shining Waters (premiere); Kofman: Reflections (premiere); other works by Brahms, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Senior and Junior Kawartha Youth Orchestras and alumni guests; Michael Newnham and Marilyn Chalk, conductors. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749- 1146. ; (youth). Refreshments; Silent Auction. ●●3:00: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. Sound Ground: Baroque Chaconnes and Ostinato Basslines. Works by Bach, Lully, Monteverdi, Rossi and others. Guests: Jonathan Stuchbery, lute; Jennifer Wilson, vocals. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-767-7245. ; (st). Wednesday May 9 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts Spring 2018. Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone; Ann-Marie MacDairmid, organ. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. 11:30: Lunch available in the foyer or BYO. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Fiddle Tunes. thewholenote.com May 1 – June 7, 2018 | 57

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