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Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018

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Reluctant arranger! National Ballet Orchestra percussionist Kris Maddigan on creating the JUNO and BAFTA award-winning smash hit Cuphead video game soundtrack; Evergreen by name and by nature, quintessentially Canadian gamelan (Andrew Timar explains); violinist Angèle Dubeau on 20 years and 60 million streams; two children’s choirs where this month remembrance and living history must intersect. And much more, online in our kiosk now, and on the street commencing Thursday November 1.

●●8:00: Elmer Iseler

●●8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Meredith Hall, soprano; Marjorie Maltais, mezzo; Giles Tomkins, baritone; Patricia Wright, organ; Robert Venables, trumpet; and others. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (under 30). Pre-concert dinner at the Albany Club (91 King St. E). per person. Arrive at 5:30pm for 6pm dinner. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Speculation with Special Guest Laurie Brown & Pondercast. Leslie Ting; Ben Smith, piano; Laurie Brown. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. Accessible to all levels of vision. Also Dec 1. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Trailblazers Series: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque All-Stars. Afro-Cuban music. Jane Bunnett saxophone and flute; Daymé Arocena, vocals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday December 1 ●●11:00am and 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Young Audiences: WOW Factor - A Cinderella Story. Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Joel Ivany, musical adaptation by Stéphane Mayer. Members of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, 227 Front St. E. 416-363-8231. ; free(under 12). Also Dec 2(11am & 2pm). ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. Christmas Traditions. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 905-837-7584. belcantosingers.ca. . Also 7:30. ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers. Ceremony of Carols. Concert featuring VIVA!’s six choirs. Myriam Blardone, harp; L’Arche Sol Express Dancers. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dramatic readings with musical interludes. Michael Enright and Rick Phillips, readers; Joseph Angelo, tenor; and others. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Freewill offering. Donations support St. Andrew’s Out of the Cold program. Gingerbread and hot A. Concerts in the GTA apple cider reception to follow. ●●7:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. The Nutcracker and More: A Family Holiday Concert! Rowson: Fanfare: A Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Royer: Fantasia on Canadian Carols; Miller & Jackson (arr. Mark Hayes): Let There Be Peace on Earth; Cable: Christmas Songbook; Traditional Music and Carols Sing-Along; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Act I. SPO Women’s Choir; St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Youth and Adult Choirs; Sistema Toronto Youth Choir; Woburn C.I. Youth Choir; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (child). Pre-concert singalong (6:15pm). ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. Christmas Traditions. Leanne Piller, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 905-837-7584. belcantosingers.ca. . Also 2:30. ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. Not Another Christmas Concert. Nickel: In Bleak Midwinter; MacDonald: Winter Sun; Murray: The Christmas Night; Martin: Atheists Don’t Have No Songs. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. -. ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Divine Light. Sato: Magnificat; Rutter: Visions; Vivaldi: Gloria (excerpts); Gjeilo: Gloria. Jacqueline Gording, harp; Clare Pellerin, violin, Emperor String Quartet, Matthew Coons, organ; Kelly Galbraith, conductor and others. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-655-7335. . ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Cello: Elmer Iseler Singers Meredith Hall soprano Marjorie Maltais mezzo soprano Winona Zelenka. Works by Bach, Pärt, Ligeti, Crumb, and Bjarnason. Jamie Parker, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/ st). Cash only. ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Golden Jubilee Concert. Works by Victoria, Bruckner, Casals, Lauridsen, Rutter and others. Sherry Squires, accompanist; Isabel Bernaus, conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. info@jubilatesingers.ca. ; (sr); (st); free(under 13). ●●7:30: Mississauga Festival Choir. Gloria. Vivaldi: Gloria; and other works. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. A Gabrielli Christmas. Poly-choral works by Gabrielli and his contemporaries, with period brass, strings and organ. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Chinese Orchestra. Scenic Sojourn: A Night of Chinese Music. Lu: Yu Mode; Wu: Taiwan Folksong Rhapsody; van Driel: White Out; Koumoulas: Reincarnation Suite. Angela Xu, yangqin; Charlotte Liu, dizi. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 647-546-9201. ; (st/child). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Ensemble: Floating and Flying. Hammell: Skyline; McCune: High Water Rising; Bedford: The Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves; McAllister: Freebirds. Guests: Queen’s University Wind Ensemble; Jonathan Wong and Jason Han, clarinets; Dan Tremblay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Lydia Adams, Conductor Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 @ 8pm Metropolitan United Church Handel’s Messiah With special guest artists, The Amadeus Choir and soloists Asitha Tennekoon tenor Giles Tomkins bass baritone 416-217-0537 elmeriselersingers.com Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Christmas in the Age of Elegance. Handel: Harp Concerto; Corelli: Christmas Concerto; Handel: Messiah (excerpts); Rutter: A Candlelight Carol and Christmas Lullaby; sing-along. Ying Ying He, harp; Sasha Weinstangel, conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. yorkchamberensemble.ca. ; (sr/st); (child under 10). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Nov 30. ●●8:00: Healy Willan Singers. Carols and Lullabies. Annual Christmas concert. Ron Cheung, conductor; John Stephenson, accompanist. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Speculation with special guest Laurie Brown & Pondercast. Leslie Ting; Ben Smith, piano; Laurie Brown. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. Accessible to all levels of vision. Also Nov 30. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. It’s Christmas! Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus; Adam: O Holy Night; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; A Charlie Brown Christmas; sing-along. Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 647- 939-7129. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Marcus Roberts. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. Sunday December 2 ●●11:00am: Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Young Audiences: WOW Factor - A Cinderella Story. See Dec 1. Also 2pm. ●●12:00 noon: Toronto Children’s Chorus. A CHRISTMAS CAROL READINGS & MUSIC SAT. DEC 1 7 PM Michael Enright Host, CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition And Other Talented Readers FREE ADMISSION Donations accepted for our Out of the Cold program standrewstoronto.org 52 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Sing Loo! Seasonal carols. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel lobby, 123 Queen St. W. 416-932- 8666 x231. Free. Donations welcome. Concert runs to 4pm, come and go as you please. ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Tom Allen’s The Judgment of Paris. Works by Debussy and Ravel. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles Kids Concert Series: Artistic Directors’ Trio. Works by Schumann, Handel, and others. Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola; Wonny Song, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Young Audiences: WOW Factor - A Cinderella Story. See Dec 1. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. For the Joy of Singing. A tribute to Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. Works by Orbán, Balfour and Pinkham. Choirs of Faculty of Music; Elaine Choi, Trevor Dearham, Lori- Anne Dolloff and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●3:00: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Music for voice, strings, winds, piano and percussion. Works by Scarlatti, Goosens, Skalkottas, Xenakis, and others. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-980-5475 or 416-250-5475. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and More. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Suite No.1 from The Nutcracker; Symphony No.4. Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 28, 29, 30. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Seven Allegorical Pictures by Sverre Eftestøl. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. oakhamchoir.ca The Glow of Christmas DEC 2 | 4:00 PM Oakham House Choir Toronto Sinfonietta Sunrise Mass, Gjeilo Little Jazz Mass, Chilcott and Christmas Classics ●●4:00: Oakham House Choir Society. The Glow of Christmas. Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass; Chilcott: Little Jazz Mass; Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night; Christmas carol singalong. Christina Haldane, soprano; Oakham House Choir; Toronto Sinfonietta; Concert Band of Ryerson; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-960-5551. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). ●●4:00: Penthelia Singers. Penthelia A Capella. Des Prez: El Grillo; Passereau: Il et Bel et Bon; Nicks: Landslide; Harrison: Here Comes the Sun and others. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Jubilate singers 416-587-8394. ; Child 12 and under pay their age. SUN 2 DEC AT 4 Choral Evensong plus Christmas Tea and at 5 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Light music and light entertainment with St. Olave’s Arts Guild and steel-pan band Pan4Christ ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Christmas Lights. Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Religious service followed at 5pm by light music and entertainment by St. Olave’s Arts Guild. ●●4:30: Joel Sheridan. Joel Sings Cole & Cole! Musical tribute to Nat King Cole and Cole Porter. Joel Sheridan, vocals; Richard Whiteman, piano; Jordan O’Connor, bass. Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425. PWYC(- suggested). ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Church. Christmas Lights. Light music and entertainment. Wenceslas by Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy; dramatic readings from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Performers include St. Olave’s Arts Guild and Pan4Christ Steel-Pan Band. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Also 4pm Choral Evensong. ●●7:00: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. Advent Carols. Matthew Larkin, music director. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Free. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Payadora. Tango and Argentine folk music. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon; Robert Horvath, piano; Joe Philips, bass; Elbio Fernandez, vocals. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com. ; (st). Cash only. Tickets available online at eventbrite.ca. Motets by Hassler, Bruckner, Reger and Rachmaninov along with carols recounting the story of Mary and the Angel Gabriel. Sunday Dec 2/18 7:30 pm torontobeachchorale.com ●●7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. Great Joy. J.S.Bach Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben; Buxtehude Magnificat, music by Hassler, Bruckner, Reger and Rachmaninov, and carols. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Lillian Brooks, mezzo-soprano; Charles Davidson, tenor; Ryan Moilliet, bass; Mervin Fick conductor. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6634. .50-.00. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents I: Grace Scheele + Xuan Ye. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Michael Koerner’s Choice. Carter: Rigmarole; Stravinsky: Octet; Ives: selection of songs; Schafer: String Quartet No.6 “Parting Wild Horse’s Mane”; Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Golden ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Artistic Directors’ Trio. Works by Schumann, Handel and others. Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Wei- Yang Lin, viola; Wonny Song, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. Jubilee Concert Victoria, Bruckner, Casals, Lauridsen, Rutter, Whitacre ... Sat. Dec. 1, 7:30 pm Eastminster United Church jubilatesingers.ca thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 53

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