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Volume 5 Issue 1 - September 1999

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Welcome to part one of

Welcome to part one of our 1999/2000 Member Profiles. Many people have commented that before WholeNote came into being they had no idea that there was so much live classical and new music being produced in Toronto. Being able to easily discover everything that is going on over the course of a month, being able to choose from a vast array of possibilities and being able to plan ahead to attend the events that really interest one, were like a revelation. Amici Chamber Ensemble Administrator: Loren Grebanier Address: 67 Westmoreland Avenue Toronto ON M6H 2Z8 Phone: 416-516-9822 E-mail: amici@interlog,com Web site: www.interlog.comr amici Listing and publicizing concerts is, of course, what WholeNote does every month. But every year WholeNote looks at the entire season ahead with these Members' Profiles, which, incidentally, are not written by WholeNote but by the members themselves. So what you read here is straight "from the horses mouth". They make fascinating reading not only because they collectively convey the variety of performances that will be available this season but also because one can feel in them the passion, the ideals and the aspirations of the people behind those performances. One senses in these pages the creation, at the molecular level, as it were, of a community and of a culture. These profiles are only the beginning of the 1999-2000 season. We anticipate many more in our October issue. All our members' profiles will also be published on our web site, THIS MONTH'S PROFILES Amici Chamber Ensemble Aradia Ensemble Baroque Music Beside the Grange CALYX Canadian Music Centre Cantores Celestes Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Centuries Opera Association Geordie McDonald, percussion Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association High Park Choir& of Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Music at Metropolitan Mooredale Concerts Mozart Society New Hamilton Orchestra North Toronto Institute of Music North York Singers North York Suzuki School of Music Orion House Penthelia Singers proVOCE Studios Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Scarborough Philharmonic Shevchenko Musical Ensemble St. James' Cathedral/Organ Alternatives Tafelmusik Toronto Choral Society Toronto Children s Chorus Toronto Early Music Centre Toronto School of Music Canada Toronto Sinfonietta Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir University Settlement Music & Arts School Women s Musical Club of Toronto York Symphony Orchestra What could be more appropriate as a name for a chamber ensemble than the Italian word for friends? Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepefias, cellist David Hetherington and pianist Patricia Parr are the founding members of this ensemble which contracts and expands as needed to reach a wider range of works requiring smaller, larger or more unusual instrumentation. Amici is committed to presenti,ng diverse and exciting programming, commissioning Canadian works, highlighting Canadian and international artists and supporting young talent. For twelve years Amici has presented its annual chamber music series in Toronto to capacity audiences at Glenn Gould Studio and, more recently, Cappuccino Concerts at Grano Ristorante which combines the culinary and musical arts. Amici has toured in Canada, United States, Eastern Europe, and Mexico and has recorded five CDs on the "Summit" label. Canada's leading chamber ensemble, Amici's founders are Artists in Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. Aradia Ensemble Address: 70 Archer Hill Drive, Toronto ON M9B 5P4 Phone: 416-622-9360 Fax: 41 6-622-6207 Contact: Tracy Mortimore Aradia is directed by violinist Kevin Mallon and under the administrative direction of Tracy Mortimore the Executive Director. Aradia has forged collaborations with many diverse arts groups: Isadora Duncan and Baroque dancers, the Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble and have made two music videos, a film sound track and recorded four CDs for Naxos records. Their second CD Music for the Sun King was awarded Recording of the month from the British

launched a massive digitization program "scanning" its 14,000 scores (representing over one million pages of music) for digital storage and future availability on the in~rnet. 8~~f~res Celestes (Women's Chamber Founder and Director: Kelly Galbraith Accompanist: Ellen Meyer Address: 1 2 Gordon Park Drive, Toronto ON M9B 1 J6 Phone: 41 6 236-1522 E-mail: kelly Cantores Celestes was formed in 1989 by Kelly Galbraith because of a desire to perform thematic choral programs and develop concerts that involve participation from other art forms. These concerts have included exhibits from local visual artists, readings from Toronto authors, dramatic presentations, period costumes and slide and video presentations. Cantores Celestes believe in giving back to the community which has been so generous in the support of their concerts. Cantores Celestes often donate some of the proceeds of concerts to local charities. The choir is actively involved in performing at various religious services and musical celebrations in the Greater Toronto area. Cantores Celestes rehearses Tuesday evenings from September to April. Their first CD, "Wassail!", released in December 1998 and now available on FURIANT RECORDS (FMDC 4001-2) is just about sold out! "Bright Shining As The Sun" is their second recording and has just been released on FURIANT RECORDS in September 1999. Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Box 51074, 18 Eglinton Square, Scarborough ON M1 L 2K2 Box Office/Information: 416 879-5566 Principal Conductor/Music Director: Robert Raines Conductor Emeritus: Clifford Poole Concert Master: lnes Pagliari President: Alan Ogilive Personnel Manager: Richard Lloyd CBSO, a Scarborough based 65 member volunteer community orchestra, presents seven exciting concerts and partners with choirs, dancers and fundraising groups to delight a growing audience. Season Opener: "Stars of Tomorrow" free concert, Sunday September 26th, 2 pm Scarborough Civic Centre, featuring exceptional young performers. After 19 wonderful years, Conductor Emeritus Clifford Poole will "pass the baton" to Principal Conductor/Music Director, Robert Raines. Subscription Series: Five concerts, Midland Avenue Collegiate, Saturday, November 6, December 11, February 5, March 11, April 15, at 8 pm. Season Finale: Dinner Cabaret Pops Conc.ert, Blue Danube Restaurant, Friday May 26, 2000: Tickets: , , free for children under 12 with adult. Subscription Series: , . Children's Program: Free musical activities, ages 6 to 10, appointment only. Centuries Opera Association Artistic Director: Michele Strano Address: 11 38 Eglinton Ave. West Toronto ON M6C 2E2 Phone: 416-787-0501 Fax: 416-787-1028 Web site: www.c.!' E-mail: Centuries Opera continues ...

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