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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020

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Welcome to our December/January issue as we turn the annual calendar page, halfway through our season for the 25th time, juggling as always, secular stuff, the spirit of the season, new year resolve and winter journeys! Why is Mozart's Handel's Messiah's trumpet a trombone? Why when Laurie Anderson offers to fly you to the moon you should take her up on the invitation. Why messing with Winterreisse can (sometimes) be a very good thing! And a bumper crop of record reviews for your reading (and sometimes listening) pleasure. Available in flipthrough here right now, and on stands commencing Thursday Nov 28. See you on the other side!

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Church (St. Catharines), 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5600. Freewill offering. Collection for Community Care. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. A Folk Christmas. David Archibald, with Dunstan Holt, Jesse MacMillan, Doug Raensbury and Anna Sudao. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu. ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). Wednesday December 11 ●●2:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Seniors’ Symphony Experience: Tchaikovsky - His Life and Music. Caroline Place, 118 Market St., Hamilton. 905-526-7756 or hpo.org. Free. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. A Chroi Celtic Band Christmas. Christopher Dawes, piano; Jenna Gallagher, fiddle; Doug MacNaughton, guitar; Gord Simmons, bodhran. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. Thursday December 12 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Poetry recital by Phil Rogers. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. Freewill offering. ●●2:00: Canadian Celtic Choir. Celtic Christmas Spirit: Women’s Canadian Club of London. Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington St., London. celtichoir.ca. . ●●7:30: Empire Theatre. Sultans of String Christmas Caravan. Caribbean Sleigh Ride; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Little Drummer Boy; Greensleeves; Django Christmas. Guests: Rebecca Campbell and Shannon Thunderbird. 321 Front St., Belleville. 613- 939-0099 or theempiretheatre.com/empirelive-events. .50; .50(dinner/show). In support of the United Nations Agency for Refugees. Friday December 13 ●●7:00: Hamilton Civic Museums. The Big Sing! Embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy live music with hot cider and treats. Strata Vocal Ensemble. Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 905-648-8144 or stratavocalensemble.ca. ; (family). Pre-registration is required. ●●7:00: Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Sultans of String Christmas Caravan. Caribbean Sleigh Ride; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Little Drummer Boy; Greensleeves; Django Christmas. Guests: Rebecca Campbell, Donné Roberts, Shannon Thunderbird, and Ken Whiteley. 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090. . In support of the United Nations Agency for Refugees. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Syd Birrell & the 100 Voices of the ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Waterloo Region Mass Choir; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir; Contemporary School of Dance; Tania Miller, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Dec 14(2:30 & 8 pm), 15(2:30 pm). Saturday December 14 ●●2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Waterloo Region Mass Choir; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir; Contemporary School of Dance; Tania Miller, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Dec 13(8 pm) 14(2:30 & 8 pm), 15. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Welcome Christmas! Benedict Campbell, actor; Krista Rhodes, piano; Christopher Dawes, organ. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722. ; (sr 60+); (under 30); (st valid id); (ch under 15 valid id); (eyeGO high school st valid id). ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Steel City Rovers: “Winter Tidings”. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. $25/(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Yuletide Spectacular. Waterloo Region Mass Choir; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir; Contemporary School of Dance; Tania Miller, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Dec 13, 14(2:30 & 8 pm), 15(2:30 pm). ●●8:00: TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series. Matt Dusk: “Old School Yule”. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. sunfest.on.ca. /(adv). Sunday December 15 ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate! Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Saint- Saëns: Oratorio de Noël; Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas; Waldteufel: Skater’s Waltz; Traditional Christmas favourites and carolsing. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. $25; (st); (child). ●●4:00: Edison Singers. In the Bleak Midwinter. Esenvald: In the Bleak Midwinter; Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter; Gjeilo: In the Bleak Midwinter; Britten: Ceremony of Carols. Noel Edison, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Handel’s Messiah Monday, Dec. 16 • 7:30 PM Emmanuel United Church FEATURING Twelve Young Musicians from the U of T, Historical Performance Programme UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Countertenor Daniel Taylor peterboroughsingers.com Church (Elora), 51 Church St., Elora. 226-384- 3100. . Also Dec 9(7:30, Niagara-on-the- Lake), 11(7:30, Toronto). ●●4:00: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Christmas Lessons and Carols. Selection of Christmas anthems. Cathedral Christmas Choir, Youth Choir, and Children’s Choir. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. Freewill offering. Congregation is invited to join in the singing of favourite Christmas carols. ●●4:30: Music at St. Thomas’. Carols by Candlelight. Ireland: Adam Lay Ybounden; Des Prez: Ave Maria; Tchaikovsky: The Crown of Roses; Victoria: O magnum mysterium; Traditional carols. Francine Nguyen-Savaria, Matthieu Latreille, organ/conductors. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Belleville), 201 Church St., Belleville. 613-962-3636. By donation. Monday December 16 ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Candlelight Christmas. The Nutcracker; Sleigh Ride; and other seasonal music. Kingston Choral Society; Ian Juby, artistic director; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 546-9729. -. Also Dec 17 & 18. ●●7:30: Peterborough Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Selected arias. Young artists from the UofT Historical Performance program; Ian Sadler, organ; Paul Otway, trumpet; Sydney Birrell, choral conductor; Daniel Taylor, director. Emmanuel United Church (Peterborough), 534 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-745-1820 or paxchristichorale.org. ; (st). Tuesday December 17 ●●5:00: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. ; (st); (child). Also 7:30pm, Dec 18(5pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. See 5pm. ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Candlelight Christmas. The Nutcracker; Sleigh Ride; and other seasonal music. Kingston Choral Society; Ian Juby, artistic director; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 546-9729. -. Also Dec 16 & 18. Wednesday December 18 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrews. Music for Christmas. Simon Irving, organ; Janice Benninger, piano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705- 726-1181. ; free(st). ●●5:00: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. St. John’s Anglican Church (Elora), 36 Henderson St., Elora. 519-846-0331. ; (st); (child). Also 7:30pm; Dec 17(5pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Elora Singers. Festival of Carols. See 5pm. ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Candlelight Christmas. The Nutcracker; Sleigh Ride; and other seasonal music. Kingston Choral Society; Ian Juby, artistic director; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 546-9729. -. Also Dec 16 & 17. Thursday December 19 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concert. Valery Lloyd-Watts and Clare Miller, piano duo. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: Gallery Players of Niagara. The Heart of Christmas Past. Douglas Miller, flute; Deborah Braun, harp; David Braun, violin; Guy Bannerman, narrator. Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-468-1525 or galleryplayers.ca. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (family). Also Dec 20(7:30 pm, Grace United Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Maceo Parker. Works by Brown, Charles, Clinton. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905- 688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (st-high school). Friday December 20 ●●7:30: Cantabile Choirs. Wings of Angels. The Spire/Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-549-0099 or cantabilechoirs.ca. ; $25(sr); (child 12 and under). Also Dec 21(2 pm & 7:30 pm). Dec 21, 2 pm performance especially designed for young families. ●●7:30: Gallery Players of Niagara. The Heart of Christmas Past. Douglas Miller, flute; Deborah Braun, harp; David Braun, violin; Guy Bannerman, narrator. Grace United Church (Niagara-on-the-Lake), 222 Victoria St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-1525 or galleryplayers.ca. ; (sr); (st/arts worker); (family). Also Dec 19(4 pm, Silver Spire United Church, St. Catharines). Saturday December 21 ●●2:00: Cantabile Choirs. Wings of Angels. The Spire/Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-549-0099 or cantabilechoirs.ca. ; $25(sr); (child 12 and under). Also Dec 20(7:30 pm). Dec 21(7:30 pm). Dec 21, 2 pm performance especially designed for young families. ●●2:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre/TD Niagara Jazz Festival. The Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas. Music of Guaraldi. Peter Shea Trio; Terry Clarke. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; 6(table of six). Also 8 pm. ●●7:30: Cantabile Choirs. Wings of Angels. The Spire/Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-549-0099 or cantabilechoirs.ca. ; $25(sr); (child 12 and under). Also Dec 20, 21(2 pm). Dec 21, 2 pm performance especially designed for young families. ●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Messiah. Handel. Bethany Horst, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Bradley Christensen, bass; Musica Viva Orchestra on period instruments; Charlene Pauls, conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763- 3000. 0(4 adults); ; (st/under 31); (under 15). ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. The Snowman. Hamilton Philharmonic Youth 66 | December 2019January 2020 thewholenote.com

Orchestra; Hamilton Children’s Choir; Gemma New, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756 or hpo.org. -. ●●8:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre/TD Niagara Jazz Festival. The Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas. Music of Guaraldi. Peter Shea Trio; Terry Clarke. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; 6(table of six). Also 2 pm. Sunday December 22 ●●2:00: First-St. Andrew’s United Church. Music at FSA: Sing-along Messiah. Terry Head, conductor. First-St. Andrew’s United Church (London), 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-679-8182. Freewill donation. Church fully accessible. Friday December 27 ●●2:00: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Sing-a-long Sound of Music. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855- 515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. . Onscreen lyrics, costume contest. Sunday December 29 ●●2:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Strauss Symphony of Canada; Micaëla Oeste, soprano; Tilmann Unger, tenor; Michael Zehetner, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 1-855-872-5000. .10-2.49. ticketmaster.ca 905.546.4040 and press 0 Dec. 29 • 2:30 pm FirstOntario Concert Hall Wednesday January 1 ●●3:00: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. New Year in Vienna. Music of Strauss; Viennese waltzes; Brahms: Hungarian Dances. Catherine and Mark Gardner, singers. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 519-271-0990. ; (st); free(under 12). Saturday January 4 ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Players. String Extravaganza IX. Kodály: Duo for violin 5 at the First CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES — PRESENTS — String Extravaganza IX SATURDAY JAN 4, 3PM Hamilton 5ATTHEFIRST.COM and cello; Bridge: Duo for two violas; Flores: Release; Mendelssohn: Octet. Yehonatan Berick, Csaba Koczo, violins; Caitlin Boyle, Theresa Rudolph, violas; Rachel Desoer, Rachel Mercer, cellos. First Unitarian Church (Hamilton), 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st). Wednesday January 8 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Chamber Music Concert. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Vitali. Michael Adamson, violin; Philip Adamson, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Friday January 10 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Caitlin Boyle, Theresa Rudolph, violas; Brett Kingsbury, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Saturday January 11 ●●12:00 noon: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. Sunday January 12 ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony. Beethoven & Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso; Trew: Symphony No.1; Beethoven: Symphony No.5. Wolf Tormann, cello; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-546-9729 or 613-530-2050. -. Wednesday January 15 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Jazz Pianist Mike Lewis performs his “G” list. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705- 726-1181. Free. Thursday January 16 ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Holocaust: Music in Exile. Hindemith: Piano Trio for December Concert Series Book Today! Festival of Carols December 17th & 18th at 5:00PM & 7:30PM St John’s Anglican Church 36 Henderson Street, Elora Is there a grinch in your life that could use a dose of Christmas spirit? Then bring them to experience the Christmas season with The Elora Singers! Join us for an evening of laughter and joy as we present a medley of your favourite Christmas carols and stories sure to melt even the iciest of hearts! Singers Messiah December 8th at 7:30PM St Joseph’s Church 760 St David Street North, Fergus On December 8th, join the Elora Singers to hear Handel's Messiah performed as you perhaps have never heard it before. Listen and watch breathtaking solo performances by singers who step out of the choir itself. Close your eyes and be swept away as you share in this seasonal favourite! GET YOUR TICKETS AT ELORASINGERS.CA OR CALL 519-846-0331 HURRY BEFORE THEY’RE GONE! thewholenote.com December 2019January 2020 | 67

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