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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019

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When is a trumpet like a motorcycle in a dressage event? How many Brunhilde's does it take to change an Elektra? Just two of the many questions you've been dying to ask, to which you will find answers in a 24th annual combined December/January issue – in which our 11 beat columnists sift through what's on offer in the upcoming holiday month, and what they're already circling in their calendars for 2019. Oh, and features too: a klezmer violinist breathing new life into a very old film; two New Music festivals in January, 200 metres apart; a Music & Health story on the restorative powers of a grassroots exercise in collective music-making; even a good reason to go to Winnipeg in the dead of winter. All this and more in Vol 24 No 4, now available in flipthrough format here.

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Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Dramatic reading with carols led by the choir. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. Jubilation and Joy. Bach: Christmas Oratorio. Talisker Players; Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Christina Campsell; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Michael Nyby, baritone; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 444-7863. . ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 7. Also Dec 14(7:30); 15(4:30); 16(4:30); 21(7:30); 22(4:30); 23(4:30 & 7:30). ●●4:30: Oakville Symphony. A Family Christmas. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; (sr); (child/st). Also 1:30. ●●5:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30. Times vary. ●●6:30: Soundstreams. Holiday Encounters: Yuletide Remix. Bring your treasured yuletide vinyl and hear it spun into exciting new sounds right before your ears. SlowPitch- Sound, turntablist and resident DJ. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. Free. ●●7:00: Durham Girls’ Choir. Winter Wonderland. St. George’s Anglican Church (Oshawa), 51 Centre St. S., Oshawa. 905-723-7875. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Cor Unum Ensemble. Merry & Bright. A. Concerts in the GTA Works by Bach, Telemann, Corrette and others. Elisa Jane Cassey & Ruth Denton, conductors. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-371-6999. ; (st/arts workers). Also Dec 8. ●●7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. Hope Lingers On. Malvina Reynolds: No Closing Chord; God Bless the Grass; Mrs. Clara Sullivan’s Letter; Buffy Sainte-Marie: Up Where We Belong; and other songs of hope and love. Maryem Tollar, Arabic singer; Alan Gasser, conductor; Becca Whitla, piano/conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. ; (sr/child/underwaged). Monday December 10 ●●3:00: Durham Girls’ Choir / Durham Chamber Orchestra. The Sounds of Christmas. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-427-3442. . ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. Annual Christmas Concert. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols. True North; Lori Gemmell, harp; Maria Conkey, Teri Dunn, S. Bryan Priddy, conductors; Joshua Tamyo, accompanist; Vincent Cheng, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 9(3pm). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Joaquin Valdepeñas Conducts. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Celtic Tenors. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. Tuesday December 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: AtG Retro. Against the Grain Theatre. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital, students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Gerald Loo, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: City Choir. Cakes & Ale. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot; I Gave Her Cakes and I Gave Her Ale; Darfur Traditional Song; Domini Fili Unigenite. Greg Oh, John Millard, Patricia O’Callaghan, directors. Dixon Hall, 188 Carlton St. 416-963-9374. By donation. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. PAPER: New Compositions and Improvisations by Nahre Sol. Nahre Sol, piano; Brad Cherwin, clarinet. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. Free. ●●7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Christmas Cheer. Ben Heppner, host and tenor soloist; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor (Elmer Iseler Singers). Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708- 6754 or hssb.ca. . ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Christmas Soirée. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416- 742-4237. PWYC. Free parking, wheelchair accessible, free refreshments post concert. ●●7:30: Toronto Community Orchestra. Celebrate the Music That Moves You! Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz; Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op. 42, No. 4, 6, 7; Handel: The Trumpet Shall Sound; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Bernstein: Danzon. Oliver Laquerre, baritone; Darrin Hicks, trumpet; Leonidis Varahidis, conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-358-0783. Free. Wheelchair accessible. B-Xalted! DEC. 11, 8 PM Handel’s Messiah TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS H A N N A F O R D S T R E E T S I LV E R B A N D P R E S E N T S Christmas Cheer JUBILATION AND JOY BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO THE MOST INTELLECTUAL COMPOSER TELLS THE MOST JOYFUL STORY JURGEN PETRENKO, CONDUCTOR THE TALISKER PLAYERS SHEILA DIETRICH, SOPRANO CHRISTINA CAMPSALL, MEZZO-SOPRANO ASITHA TENNEKOON, TENOR MICHAEL NYBY , BARITONE SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 2018 4PM CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK 1570 YONGE STREET AT HEATH TICKETS .00 CALL 416 444 7863 torontoclassicalsingers.ca Tickets available online at www.hssb.ca By Phone: 416.366.7723 or 1.800.708.6754 transcending tradition 52 | December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: B-Xalted! An Evening of Choruses and Arias from Handel's Messiah. Dallas Chorley, soprano; Rebecca Gray, alto; Charles Davidson, David Walsh, tenor; Nicholas Borg, baritone; Andrew Adair, organ; Simon Walker, conductor. Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 647-823-1233. ; (sr/st); (underemployed). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. A dazzling Christmas extravaganza overflowing with yuletide favourites. Etobicoke School of the Arts Holiday Chorus; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -5. Also Dec 12(mat), Dec 12(eve), Dec 13, 15. Wednesday December 12 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Organ Recital. Stefani Bedin, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. See Dec 11. Also Dec 12, 13, 15. ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30. Times vary. ●●7:00: St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum Choir. Christmas Concert. Featuring Hungarian St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum adult and children choirs. Rutter: Magnificat (excerpts); Christmas Songs. Brigitte Emery soprano; Renee Anton, violin; Ian Sandler, organ; Imre Olah and Christa Lazar, conductors. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-300-9305. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●7:30: Camerata Canadiana. Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet. Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in c; Martinů: String Trio No.2; Bottesini: Elegy No.1 for Bass and Piano. Mary Kenedi, piano; Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin; Laurence Scheufele, viola; Beth Silver, cello; Jesse Dietschi, double bass. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com. ; (st/arts worker). Cash at door only. ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Annual Christmas Show. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-389-8084. ; free(child 12 and under). ●●7:30: Toronto Youth Choir. Comfort and Joy. Seasonal music and well-loved carols. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). Proceeds to support Youth Choir Tour Fund. Toronto Youth Choir presents Comfort and Joy WED. DEC. 12 | 7:30PM Christ Church Deer Park torontochildrenschorus.com ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. See Dec 11. Also Dec 13, 15. Thursday December 13 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: ‘Tis the Season to Swing. Steven Taetz Quartet. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. All You Need Is Love: A Beatles Tribute Concert in Celebration of Chanukah. The British Invasion Band. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. . Includes post-show reception. ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30. Times vary. ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. A Next Generation Leahy Christmas. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(members); (18 and under). ●●7:30: Collective Order. Collective Order: Vol. 3 CD Release Show. Collective Order: Theme For Lake Ontario, Mis Dos Países, Meadow Lane, I hear You, Mileage. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. . ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All a Good Night 4. Works by Harry Connick, Jr.; Tom Waits; Tom Lehrer; John Lennon & Yoko Ono; and others. Jackie Richardson, vocalist; Tom Wilson, musician; Liam Russell, vocalist; Jessica Mitchell, vocalist; David Wall, vocalist; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Dec 14, 15. Georgian Bay Songs for a Winter’s Night Thurs, Dec. 13, 8pm (HST included) auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Georgian Bay Band: Songs for a Winter’s Night. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. . ●●8:00: Caliban Arts Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille. Jazz, Soul and Aretha - Featuring The Sacha Williamson Quintet. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504- 7529. ; (early bird until Nov 27, 5pm); (advance until Dec 12, 11pm). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Sultans of String. Guests: Rebecca Campbell, Amanda Martinez, Donné Roberts, Ken Whiteley. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469 or tinyurl.com/y9alew8l. -. ●●8:00: Romulo Delgado. Opera Serenade. Romulo Delgado, tenor; and guests. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-207-2020. . Also Nov 15. ●●8:00: Ron Davis and SymphRONica. SymphRONica & the Tap Dancers Reunite! Davis: Applausable Excuse; Bach/Homzy: Violin Concerto; Davis: D’Hora; Berlin: Cheek to Cheek; Davis: Pentuptimism. Ron Davis, keyboards; Kevin Barrett, guitar; Mike Downes, bass; Aline Homzy, violin; Kim Chalovich, choreographer. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-347-6765 or bemusednetwork.com. /(adv); (sr/st). 7pm Pre-concert meal & drinks. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Holiday Pops. See Dec 11. Also Dec 15. Friday December 14 ●●7:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. See Dec 8. Also Dec 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30. Times vary. ●●7:00: Raffi Altounian. Imagine: Christmas. The Nutcracker (adapted by Ellington); Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas (arr. for violin, clarinet, guitar, pedal steel, bass, percussion). St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-528-5349. . ●●7:30: Canzona Chamber Players. City Concert: Brahms Messiaen. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-822-0613. . Also Dec 16(2pm, St. Andrew by-the- Lake Anglican Church). ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 7. Also Dec 15(4:30); 16(4:30); 21(7:30); 22(4:30); 23(4:30 & 7:30). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All a Good Night 4. Works by Harry Connick, Jr.; Tom Waits; Tom Lehrer; John Lennon & Yoko Ono; and others. Jackie Richardson, vocalist; Tom Wilson, musician; Liam Russell, vocalist; Jessica Mitchell, vocalist; David Wall, vocalist; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; (st/under 30). Also Dec 13, 15. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Christmas in the City. Christmas favourites including various Sleigh Rides; Handel: selections from Messiah; Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday; and more. Charlene Pauls, soprano; Matthew Jones, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Christmas from Ol’ Blighty. Traditional English Christmas music. Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on Christmas Themes. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. . Also Dec 15, 16. Culinary treats follow the concert. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Rejuvenated Frequencies: VHVL + Korea Town Acid + YourHomieNaomi curated by Obuxum. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Michael Kaeshammer. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Praetorius Christmas Vespers. A Christmas Vespers as it might have sounded in the early 17th century. 2018-2019: The Colours of Early Music PRAETORIUS CHRISTMAS VESPERS DEC. 14 & 15 at 8pm | DEC. 16 at 3:30pm Tickets starting at $ 29! TorontoConsort.org SymphRONica & Tap Dance Return! 7:30pm Thurs. December 13 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture (advance) / (door) Tickets & info @ bemusednetwork.com jazz + tap dance = a kinetic night out rondavismusic.com thewholenote.com December 1, 2018 – February 7, 2019 | 53

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