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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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E. The ETCeteras Classified Advertising Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/ st). Also Dec 8, Jan 12, 26 (also available in French). Workshops & Classes ●●Dec 01 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Colin Savage. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750 or . ●●Dec 06 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Coach: Avery MacLean. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480- 1853. . Refreshments included. ●●Jan 05 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viola da gamba player Valerie Sylvester, Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750 or . ●●Jan 11 1:00. Durham Girls’ Choir. Winter Workshop. Girls aged 7 through 18 from across the Durham Region are invited to join us for an afternoon of singing and musical fun. Bring a friend, make new friends, and be amazed by the beautiful sounds you create in just one afternoon. A great way to experience what a performing choir is all about, without the commitment of a full year. Choir membership is NOT required. Parents are welcome to observe the workshop and are invited to our special performance at the end of the day. Durham Girls’ Choir is not church-affiliated. Location: TBD. 905-434-7269. Free workshop Pret A COMPREHENSIVE MIND AND BODY WORKSHOP (reservation required). ●●Jan 17 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. . Refreshments included. ●●Jan 19 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and String Players of Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-458-0213. ; (members). ●●Jan 25 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. Conductor Jordan Travis will explore two types of close-harmony singing. Now’s the time to give some Barbershop a try. Cameron Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. fee includes refreshments. More info: singsation-saturdays. ●●Jan 26 2:30: Fit for the Stage. Elevated Performance for Singers: A Comprehensive Mind and Body Workshop. Overcome physical and mental blocks to performing at your highest level in this day of hands-on learning. Led by Leigh Graham, fitness and mindset coach and vocalist. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. For information and registration: ●●Feb 02 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Francis Colpron. St. Leonard’s Church, Canon Dykes Memorial Room, 25 Wanless Ave. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750 or . ●●Feb 07 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. . Refreshments included. ELEVATED PERFORMANCE FOR SINGERS At last, overcome physical and mental blocks to performing at your highest level in this day of hands-on learning with 15- year Fitness and Mindset Coach (B.KIN) and Vocalist (Art Dip Perf), Leigh Graham. 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Promote your services & products to our musically engaged readers, in print and on-line. BOOKING DEADLINE: JANUARY 20 of choral experience. Resume/CV to Visit www. for more information. MUSIC DIRECTOR, St. Mark’s United Church, Scarborough. Progressive, Inclusive and Life Affirming congregation offers a part-time position (11 hours/week). Remuneration per RCCO guidelines. E-mail resume to jobs@ and visit for further information. NAVAL RESERVE BAND IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO IS LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS: Clarinet, French Horn, other positions available. Take pride and join. Get paid to play. Email ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CONCERT BAND has openings for wind, brass, and percussion players. Be part of an exciting ensemble. Please contact John Walker for more information BUY & SELL CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA FRENCH HORN: Selmer prototype by Reynolds. Double horn in excellent condition. 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Volume 25 Issue 9 - July / August 2020
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Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020
Volume 25 Issue 6 - March 2020
Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020
Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
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