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Volume 27 Issue 4 - February 2022

Gould's Wall -- Philip Akin's "breadcrumb trail; orchestras buying into hope; silver linings to the music theatre lockdown blues; Charlotte Siegel's watershed moments; Deep Wireless at 20; and guess who is Back in Focus. All this and more, now online for your reading pleasure.

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JILL-OF-ALL-TRADES: Personal assistant, office temp., organizing, decluttering, budgeting, pet-care, errands, laundry, cooking. Call Andrea 416-653-5462 RESTORE PRECIOUS MEMORIES lost on old records, tapes, photos etc.? Recitals, gigs, auditions, air checks, family stuff. on 78’s, cassettes, reels, 35mm slides etc?. ArtsMediaProjects will lovingly restore them to CD’s or DVD’s. Call George @ 416-910-1091 SONATICO - APP FOR TEACHING MUSIC ONLINE: Enjoyable experience for teachers and students. It is completely FREE to use. Some of the Sonatico’s features include: two-clicks registration, superior audio and video quality, unique built-in features designed specifically for music lessons: whiteboard/keyboard/metronome and other. Loved by many users from Canada, U.S., Australia and Europe, including RCM teachers. Register Today: https://sonatico. com/ 32 | February 2022

WHO’S WHO? THE WHOLENOTE ONLINE DIRECTORIES INDEX Under the WHO’S WHO tab at THEWHOLENOTE.COM, you’ll find several directories containing detailed profiles about active participants in several areas of the musical life of our region and beyond. In our Blue Pages you can read about a viareity music makers and presenters; the Canary Pages reveals the riches of choral activity all across southern Ontario. You can also find information about Summer Festivals 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 the 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 index (as of January 2022) of current members of the Blue Pages. Profiles are being added or updated on a weekly basis on our website. As for the Green Pages and Summer Music Education, we’ve kept the 2021 profiles online for your awareness for now, but these will be updated for 2022 soon, so check back in a few weeks. We'll be updating the Canary Pages in May. The current index below offers you a handy way to window-shop presenters who's season's are in progress or just starting up. You can access their websites directly - via the web addresses that accompany every name in the index, 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 Ages, directory and member services BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY OF MUSIC MAKERS 2021-22 ● = NEW! ● Aga Khan Museum ● Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto ● Amici Chamber Ensemble ● 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 ● COSA Canada (Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation) ● 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 Community Concert Band ● 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 ● New Music Concerts ● 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 Consort ● 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 ● Westben Centre for Connection and Creativity Through Music ● 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 ● Luisa Trisi / Big Picture Communications February 2022 | 33

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