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Volume 27 Issue 3 - December 2021 / January 2022

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Many Happy Returns: the rebirth of Massey Hall -- from venue to hub; music theatre's re-emergence from postponement limbo; pianist Vikingur Ólafsson's return visit to to "Glenn Gould's hometown"; guest writer music librarian Gary Corrin is back from his post behind the scenes in the TSO library; Music for Change returns to 21C; and here we all are again! Welcome back. Fingers crossed, here we go.

Dec 16 5:30pm Fabio

Dec 16 5:30pm Fabio Ragnelli Group, 8:30pm Alison Young Quartet. Dec 17 5:30pm Xmas w/ Kayla and Hannah, 8:30pm Alison Young Quartet. Dec 18 5:30pm Justin Bacchus Collective, 8:30pm Alison Young Quartet. Dec 19 5:30pm Keith Barstow Group, 8:30pm Donnybrook Organ Trio. Dec 20 5:30pm Peter Hill Group, 8:30pm Donnybrook Organ Trio. Dec 21 5:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 8:30pm Chris Gale Hosts the Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Dec 22 5:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 8:30pm Trevor Hogg w/ Lucas Dann. Dec 23-25 Closed. Dec 26 5:30pm Keith Barstow Group, 8:30pm JabFung. Dec 27 5:30pm Peter Hill Group, 8:30pm JabFung. Dec 28 5:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 8:30pm Chris Gale Hosts the Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Dec 29 If you can read this, thank a music teacher. (Skip the hug.) 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WHO’S WHO? THE WHOLENOTE ONLINE DIRECTORIES INDEX Under the tab WHO’S WHO at THEWHOLENOTE.COM, you’ll find our four directories containing detailed profiles about active participants in four areas of community life. In our Blue Pages you can read about music makers and presenters; in our Canary Pages you’ll find the riches of choral activity all across southern Ontario. You can also find information about summer music performance in our Green Pages, and about seasonal learning opportunities in Summer Music Education. Traditionally we published a single annual print supplement for each of these: The Blue Pages in the fall, Summer Music Education in late winter, The Canary Pages in May, and The Green Pages in early summer.) But these days it’s more useful to allow for rolling deadlines for all concerned, so we’ve moved these directories entirely online. This means that directory participants a) can wait till their plans for the season have taken shape, and b) revise them as frequently as necessary, as restrictions governing venues and live performance continue to adjust, hopefully for the better! So what follows here is an up-to-the-moment list (as of November 2021) of whom you will currently find in The Blue Pages. Profiles are being added or, as importantly, are being updated on a weekly basis. And while most of the Green Pages and Summer Music Education participants’ activities have ended for this year, we’ll keep their 2021 profiles online for your awareness and future planning, until they are updated in the new year. This index in our print edition serves two distinct purposes. It tells you who is sufficiently far along in their planning to have joined the directories, and it offers you a handy way to window-shop their websites directly - via the website addresses that accompany every name in the index. This is particularly easy to do – just with a “click” if you explore these pages while reading The WholeNote in our online flipthrough edition, accessible via So happy browsing! If you have any questions about the directories, either as a reader or prospective directory member, contact me at karen@ Karen Ages, directory and member services BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY OF MUSIC MAKERS 2021-22 ● = NEW! ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band ● New Music Concerts ● Toronto Consort ● Aga Khan Museum ● Art of Time Ensemble ● Attila Glatz Concert Productions (Salute to Vienna) ● Azrieli Foundation ● Barrie Concert Association ● Barrie Concert Band ● Canadian Music Centre ● Canadian Opera Company ● Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra ● Chorus Niagara ● Church of St. Mary Magdalene ● Counterpoint Community Orchestra ● DaCapo Chamber Choir ● Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western U ● Edison Singers ● Elmer Iseler Singers ● Ensemble Vivant ● Estonian Studies Centre ● Etobicoke Centennial Choir ● Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra ● Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan ● Glionna Mansell Corporation ● Hannaford Street Silver Band ● INNERchamber Inc. ● Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts ● Jubilate Singers ● Ken Page Memorial Trust ● Kindred Spirits Orchestra ● Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music ● Mississauga Chamber Singers ● Mississauga Symphony Orchestra ● MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble ● Music at Metropolitan ● Music at St. Andrew’s ● Music in the Afternoon (Women’s Musical Club of Toronto) ● Music Gallery ● Music Toronto ● Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation ● Nocturnes in the City ● Off Centre Music Salon ● Opera Atelier ● Orchestra Toronto ● ORGANIX Concerts ● Pax Christi Chorale ● Peterborough Singers ● Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto Centre ● Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music ● SoundCrowd ● Soundstreams ● St. Michael’s Choir School ● Tafelmusik ● Tapestry Opera ● That Choir ● Toronto Chamber Choir ● Toronto Choral Society ● Toronto Classical Singers ● Toronto Mendelssohn Choir ● Toronto Mozart Players ● Toronto Operetta Theatre ● Toronto Symphony Orchestra www.TSO.CA ● Trio Arkel ● University of Toronto Faculty of Music ● Upper Canada Choristers ● Vesnivka Choir ● VOCA Chorus of Toronto ● Voicebox: Opera in Concert ● Wychwood Clarinet Choir ● Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Arts Services ● Agence Station Bleue ● Eric Alper Public Relations ● International Resource Centre for Performing Artists ● Linda Litwack Publicity Publicity-1174901622575289 December 2021 | 33

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