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Volume 4 Issue 9 - June 1999

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I :~ ' '\I .'' ~ CHORAL QurcK PrcKs Toronto; Sidgwick Scholars 1 06 7:30: Oakville Children's Choir 02 8:90: All the King's Voices l · ·o2 8:00: Toronto Choral Society , June 04 8:00: Orpheus Choir of ~ i I ' '' ' i' ' 'I I I .' J' I I ' I i' ' ' '' I I > I ,., ' . I ' I. I ~ ! I·• .' I' I' ' ' . I' ' i' . '' '' Chorale Accompanist Wanted: for North York Singers, Sept. 1999 Willowdale United Church, Tuesday evening rehearsals . Remuneration. Call Susan Jackson for more information: (905J 859-1883 06 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir 06 8:00: Oriana; Victoria Scholars 05 8:00: Jubilate Singers 05 8:00,06 3:00: Toronto Camerata; guest ethnic choirs 06 3:00 & 7:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto 06 7:30: Amadeus Choir 12 8:00: Voices 13 2:00: Choralairs of N.York 13 2:30: TACTUS Vocal Ensemble 13 3:30: Tapestry Chamber Choir 13 8:00: Victoria Scholars 16 & 16 7:45: Cantabile 20 4:30: St. Anne's Choir 23 12:00 noon: Dukes -of Harmony Barbershop Chorus 23 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (women);. Toronto Children's Chorus 28 8:00, 30 2:00 & 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir July 01 12:00: Canadian Singers 01 8:00: Nathaniel Dett 06 & 07 8:00: Boychoir of Lesbos . : ' I' ! I' .' ; ' ' ' l ' I ' I ' ' t I ' • ' I I I ' ' . I I ' ' ' I I I j ' I I ' ' I I ' ' i . • I I ' '' • . I I I '' ~I ' I' '' jliAUDITIONS The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and tht( Toronto Menddssohn Youth Choir, invite you to audition for their upcoming 1999 I .00 Season. An accompanist is provided for all applicants. Those auditioning for the Adult Choir are asked to prepare an aria from Mendelssohn's Elijah, those interested in auditioning for the Youth Choir are asked to prepare a piece of their choice. The auditions will be held in early June. To schedule an audition call:(416) 598- 0422 . Ian .~rundy, ,conductor ·· Iomlito'S newest seii1J::prolession;y Cham~rChoir National finalist in the 1?98 CBC JYational Choial Competitioil .... ·;.. .~, Auditions for the 1999/2000 Season .Annualauditions will be held May 26 ro]un?J 16. \ If you would like to be part of this dynamic new choir for the 1999/2000 season please cb'ntact: Bev /ahnke at (416/'467-~961 to arr:1-nge an audition. Pianist, Mary Kenedi has created a Wlique career in the fiercely competitive world ofpianistic excellence. Renowned as an interpreter of the music of fellow Hungarians; Bela Bart6k and Zoltan Kodaly, she is also respected as an interpreter of contemporary Canadian music. Several works have been commissioned for her, including Michael Horwood's Larysa Kuzmenko, and has CDs of new Canadian music on both the Centredisc and Furiant labels. Her discography also includes two recordings ofBart6k's music, both of which received enthusiastic reviews. As many artists are now doing, she released these recordings herself under her own label, "Echiquier" (Chessboard). Mary Kenedi, who was born in "Intravariations" Concerto, which Budapest and began studying the she has already performed with piano there at a yowtg age, spoke the Sault Ste. Marie Symphony about her family's escape from Orchestra and the Niagara Hungary in 1956, stories of Symphony and which she will · bribing soldiers, of meeting perform with the York Symphony people who had been shot at, of Orchestra in October 2000-. She literally risking their lives to has performed at New York's walk out of their own country, Carnegie Hall and very recently leaving behind absolutely played the music ofBart6k at a everything they owned, including gala dinner held in the National a Steinway grand piano. It was Gallery of Canada to celebrate the loss of the piano that affected Poland, Hungary and the Czech Mary most deeply at this Republic's joining NATO. She intersection of history and her has toured Australia and New young life. She remembers really Zealand performing music MUSICIANS IN OUR MIDST composed by Canadian composer, continues on page 37 Musicians in Our Midst is photographed by Michael Shaw, Ashley & Crippen, Photographers 200 Davenport Rd. 416 925-2222

··- bandstand BY JOHN McGuiGAN John McGuigan is currently the administrative secretary of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario Chapter). His main functionis the editing of the quarterly magazine "Fanfare" and to maintain records and offices for the association. He also owns and operates "COMPRINT" a publishing house for new Canadian music. He can be contacted by fax or phone at 905~826-5542 NATIONAL YouTH BAND PRESENTS THE CoNCERT oF THE MoNTH CBA national executive is to be commended for the fmest band . concert of the season this past May by the National Youth Band. This organization is now presenting the opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians across the country, auditioned and chosen from · the best candidates in the country. They are lodged and boarded for ·a ~eek prior to this concert and spend long rewarding hours in practice with theii talented conductors. The result is outstanding - very difficult music presented with extreme confidence and flaii before two audiences of I 500 of theii peers. This year's concert was a gem. The huge percussion section, unrestrained power from a well tuned and polished brass section, winds blessed with many sweet and musical solo sounds, and a conductor Dr. Gerald King from BC, up to,the task or'controlling this august congregation. At the reception after there was talk about the need for a wider audience of Toronto's music going patrons. It would be wonderful if this "superband" could present an open concert for the community in one of Toronto's fme professional venus. Such an event would be a great addition to our concert schedule in May when other series are winding down. It could also serve to widen the financial coffers of the NYB whose members pay their board and transportation out . of pocket. Their talent and dedication to their music deserves this kind of consideration. Can we in Toronto promote successfully such .a fme musical evening? CAVALCADE OF WINDs PosTPONED This year's Cavalcade of Winds sponsored by the CBA and scheduled for June 5th has been postponed due to technical problems. Fees paid by the various participants will be ·. returned promptly. Hopefully the event can be rescheduled for a late January date. The executive hopes to have a meeting of the conductors and executives of the various community bands June 20th to resolve the problems faced by the CBA in trying to plan this long standing annual event MUSICFEST TRIUMPHS AGAIN I had the pleasure of visiting the Musicfest presentations at York University in late May and am happy to report that the event is, as usual , a ringing success. The campus was alive with the thousands of competitors and rolling with their dozens of buses as bands and choirs arrived for their various competitions and workshops. Young people. of various ages arrived from locations all over this wide country full of enthusiasm and wonder and discovery. Music certainly is not quickly disappearing from our national education scene. It was a pleasure to observe this first hand. The youth of our land prove again and again that band music is alive and well and flourishing in our schools across the country. Let us not allow political posturing in our schools to hann this musical heritage that our children are benefitting from now. ~AZZ .NOTES BY jiM GALLOWAY When I was a child at school, one of the things I remember is learning a very old English poem, authorship unknown, and set set to music, making it, I suppose, one of the oldest pop songs in the English language. it was called "Cuckoo Song", and began, in the . English of its day:- "Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu !" Well, later this month, sumer is, oficially, icumin in, and lhude blow the horns. We are into the start of festival season, officially heralded by du Maurier Downtown Jazz. As the artistic director of the event; I suppose you might accuse me of having an "axe" to grind, although I rather think of it as a musical "saw''. The fact remains that there are ten days of concerts, too many for them all to be included in this piece, but you can, of course, pick up the JAZZ NOTES CONTINUES TRACEY WILKINS JAZZ VOCALIST AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS ABSOLUTE SOUNDS PHONE (416) 767-9451 FAX (416) 767-2476 Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! 24-hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights BBC NEWS Daily Cfassica{Music Mqn.-Fri. l a.m. to 3 p.m . Sun. 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. including: · ~arlu ~usit Records in Review Opera "Canadian Currt?nts" with David Olds Sun. 6-7p.m. "The 'Jazz Scene" with Ted O'Reilly Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 6 a.m.-Noon, 7-10 p.m. "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" Mon.-Fri. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sun. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. "Night Beat" with Mary Lou Creech an Sat. 10 p.m -1 a.m. PLUS .•. Big Bands, Swing, Folk, Blues & World Music Telephone: 416-595-0404 1-888-595-0404 Website:

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