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Volume 28 Issue 3 | December 2022 - January 2023

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Creative Collisions offer land-use hope for community and arts space; "Take Dec 10 for Example" -- Orchestral Explosion; Landmark novel finds music theatre form; Behind the scenes at Salute to Vienna; Collaborative serendipity on the joint-concert front; Amnesia and the alternative: QSYO's take on "Comfort and Joy". A bumber crop of record reviews (and not a Holiday compilation among them)! All this and more...

Glionna Mansell

Glionna Mansell Corporation “Glionna Mansell presents excellence in organ installations and concert presentations. Whether MOSAIC Canadian Vocal Ensemble, Allen Organs or ORGANIX CONCERTS, the effort is always focused on producing excellence and unique musical experiences.” Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra “Now in its 15th season, the GTPO has become a unique organization built upon a collaborative artistic model, a trusted partner for other arts groups and a showcase opportunity for young talented musicians.” Hannaford Street Silver Band “The Hannaford Street Silver Band is Canada’s award-winning professional brass band and resident company of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.” Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts “The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (“The Isabel”) is a home for the creative arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation, and exhibition in our community.” Jubilate Singers “The Jubilate Singers is a Toronto-based SATB community choir performing multicultural music under the direction of Isabel Bernaus; an auditioned choir plus a Choral Development program.” Kindred Spirits Orchestra “The Kindred Spirits Orchestra (KSO) is a critically acclaimed auditioned civic orchestra performing at the Flato Markham Theatre, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, and the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.” Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall is “the greatest venue in this city” and “magnificent in its acoustics, as much as in its design” (Toronto Star). Lawrence Park Community Church “We have many choral concerts and partner with artists in the community to present evenings of creativity with unique ideas that can shine a light on a situation, expand the discussions or just simply entertain.” Li Delun Music Foundation “The Li Delun Music Foundation was established in 2002 in Toronto as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between the East and the West through musical events and promoting classical music.” Metropolitan United Church “An affirming and welcoming community, Metropolitan United is a home to great sacred music in the heart of Toronto.” Mississauga Chamber Singers “The Mississauga Chamber Singers bring clarity and intimacy to great choral masterpieces.” Mississauga Festival Choir “Under the leadership of David Ambrose, MFC performs many concerts, raises money for local charities, records professional CDs, holds an annual choral competition and tours the world.” Mississauga Symphony Orchestra “With a combination of 100 community musicians and professional section leads, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has earned the reputation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada.” Mooredale Concerts “Great music for all.” Music at St. Andrew’s “Music at St. Andrew’s presents great music at affordable prices!” Music Gallery “The Music Gallery has been Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music since 1976.” Music in the Afternoon (Women’s Musical Club of Toronto) “Through its “Music in the Afternoon” concert series, the WMCT presents chamber music concerts featuring musicians on the threshold of international recognition, as well as established artists and ensembles.” Music TORONTO “We invite you to join us for our main series and for the Small Ensembles Celebration, chamber music concerts traditional and ground-breaking.” Nathaniel Dett Chorale “The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s premier performer of Afrocentric composers and a touchstone for the education of audiences and communities regarding the spectrum of Afrocentric choral music.” New Music Concerts “At New Music Concerts we inspire our listeners with extraordinary performances of the world’s most adventurous music. NMC is a leader in curating, performing, and promoting innovative, cutting-edge music by Canadian and international composers.” Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation “...dedicated to bringing the best in inspirational arts programming.” Nocturnes in the City “Czech community centre presents Nocturnes in the City’s 23rd season.” Off Centre Music Salon “Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”-Jean-Michel Basquiat. “Join us for our 28th season as we present unique, innovative “salon-style” concerts.” Orchestra Toronto “Michael Newnham conducts five thrilling performances by musicians from your community making music for the love of it.” Oriana Women’s Choir “Oriana explores the possibilities in choral music for upper voices. We foster the creation of Canadian choral music, regularly commissioning works from Canadian composers for upper voices.” Orpheus Choir of Toronto “The season features the poetry of Leonard Cohen; music honouring Canada’s indigenous peoples; narrators Gabriella Sundar Singh and Amaka Umeh; an exploration of music and mental health in Allan Bevan’s Perfectly Mad.” Pax Christi Chorale “Pax Christi Chorale, under the artistic direction of Elaine Choi, champions great choral music and performs a wide range of repertoire. Join us for four concerts over the 2022- 23 season.” Performing Arts Brampton “Performing Arts Brampton builds an inspiring community that reflects Brampton’s spirit and diversity. Comprised of four incredible venues - The Rose Brampton, LBP Brampton, Cyril Clark Brampton and Garden Square Brampton.” Peterborough Singers “A challenging choir in Peterborough for adults and youth.” Rezonance Baroque Ensemble “Inspired by history and informed by the present, Rezonance leads audiences through the discovery of under-appreciated and unusual works, and new ways of hearing the classics.” Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto (info not available at time of publication) 44 | December 2022 - January 2023

Salute to Vienna “Energetic, lighthearted, and full of romance, Salute to Vienna’s New Year’s Concert is a celebration of music, beauty, and the limitless possibilities each New Year brings.” Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra “Now in our 43rd season, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra offers Downtown Sound. Uptown.” Show One Productions “Bringing back one of the most original soloists on today’s concert stage.” SINE NOMINE Ensemble for Medieval Music “SINE NOMINE offers vocal and instrumental music from medieval courts and churches to provide insight into the fascinating artistic and intellectual culture of the Middle Ages.” SoundCrowd “SoundCrowd -Toronto's first large-scale contemporary a cappella ensemble making harmony through harmony since 2016.” Soundstreams “Visit for tickets and full program details for our exciting concert line up for our 40th Anniversary Season!” Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) “Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) seeks to advance the public’s appreciation and enjoyment of the arts by providing high-quality performances of classical operatic works, for diverse audiences of all ages.” St. Michael's Choir School “St. Michael’s Choir School is unique in offering both an enriched academic program, including extended French instruction, integrated with a lively ministry of sacred music.” St. Olave’s Anglican Church “St. Olave’s celebrates the Anglican choral tradition Sunday mornings at 10:30am, and presents occasional Evensongs and other musical events.” St. Thomas's Anglican Church “Sacred music excellence just steps from U of T's St. George Campus.” Tafelmusik “Tafelmusik is an orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music of the past. Founded on the pillars of passion, learning, and artistic excellence, Tafelmusik brings new energy to baroque music and beyond.” Tapestry Opera “Tapestry Opera is an award-winning Toronto-based company that is dedicated to creating, developing and performing original Canadian opera.” That Choir “Currently in its 15th season, That Choir is one of Toronto’s most exciting a cappella ensembles, combining high-calibre performance with storytelling through choral music.” Toronto Beach Chorale “Toronto Beach Chorale is a concert choir located in the Beach area of Toronto, led by Mervin W. Fick, artistic director. Performance season includes 3-4 concerts and other community events.” Toronto Chamber Choir “We live and breathe Early Music and love to share it with others.” Toronto Children’s Chorus “Entering its 45th season, the Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognized worldwide as a leading choral organization for children and youth. We are committed to offering exceptional, inclusive choral music education.” Toronto Classical Singers “With its exuberant approach, TCS celebrates the choral tradition with the complex sonority of a large choir with professional orchestra.” Toronto Consort “Founded in 1972, The Toronto Consort is internationally celebrated for its excellence in the performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque music.” Toronto Mendelssohn Choir “The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir boldly returns with exciting new works, inspiring new faces, and a fresh new look!” Toronto Operetta Theatre “TOT will return to the St. Lawrence Centre stage with a new season of musical entertainment from the wide world of Operetta and Music Theatre.” Toronto Symphony Orchestra “One of Canada’s most respected arts organizations, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) plays a vital role in the city’s dynamic cultural life. The TSO is celebrating its 100th anniversary season in 2022/23.” Trio Arkel “Trio Arkel, now in its 10th season, is composed of Marie Berard, violinist, Rémi Pelletier, violist, and Winona Zelenka, cellist, who collaborate with guest artists to present fascinating programs of chamber music for their Toronto audience.” University of Toronto Faculty of Music “The University of Toronto Faculty of Music is thrilled to present a wide range of performances, lectures, colloquia and more, as part of our annual season of events.” Upper Canada Choristers “The Upper Canada Choristers is an SATB community choir in Toronto with a history of collaboration with choirs and professional guest artists. UCC is committed to excellence and diversity.” ARTS SERVICES Vesnivka Choir “Vesnivka Choir looks forward to returning to in-person performances with a 3-concert season featuring Ukrainian classical, contemporary, sacred and traditional folk music.” VIVA Singers Toronto “VIVA Singers embrace the motto “Every Voice Matters.” VOCA Chorus of Toronto “A dynamic, auditioned ensemble under the leadership of artistic director Jenny Crober, VOCA performs a broad range of repertoire in collaboration with a variety of superb guest artists. Our seasons feature concerts, cabaret fundraisers, community performances and workshops.” VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert “Voicebox-OIC’s tradition continues in the coming season with astonishing works by the very young Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, and Joseph Bologne.” Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity Through Music “Westben - Music in Nature” Wychwood Clarinet Choir “Five varieties of clarinets playing in harmony. What could be more beautiful?” Xenia Concerts Inc. “Xenia Concerts works with the neurodiversity and disability communities to produce and present exceptional performing arts experiences for children, families, and any others who face systemic barriers to inclusion.” Yorkminster Park Baptist Church “Yorkminster Park is synonymous with magnificent music. Whether it’s the choir accompanied by the majestic Casavant organ or the congregation lifting their voices in hymns of praise, vocal and instrumental expressions of faith are integral to the Yorkminster Park experience.” Agence Station Bleue “ of the most important artists agencies in Canada, in classical, jazz and global music.” Linda Litwack Publicity “Arts publicist Linda Litwack is a long-practiced matchmaker between artists and the media.” Rebecca Davis Public Relations “...provides publicity, media and communications services to musicians, arts organisations and record labels, specialising in classical music and opera.” December 2022 - January 2023 | 45

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