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Volume 5 Issue 1 - September 1999

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THE CHOIRS OF ST. JAMES' CATHEDRAL ... welcome singers CATHEDRAL CHOIR OFMEN&BOYS Supporting the musical and spiritual life of children in a professional setting for over I 00 years. Seeking boys ready for a challenge, aged 7- II. Choral Scene ... continued Toronto Symphony season. they're at Roy Thomson Hall with the inimitable Kathleen Battle, singing spirituals and celebrating the opening of the ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR welcomes new members (SATB) who enjoy singing a broad range of choral repertoire in a pleasant social setting To inquire about auditions call ( 416) 239-1131, ext 49 Beaches Children's Choir The music of composer Nick Peros is front and centre on the 24th of September at the Ford Centre, courtesy of Kitcbener­ Waterloo's Renaissance Singers. They are launching their cd of Peros' Motets, a pleasant and challenging collection of new works that deserve a listen. Do four singers make a choir? Well, that's debatable, but Toronto Consort mainstays David Fallis, Laura Pudwell, Paul Jenkins and John Pepper are certainly no strangers to the choral art. Together with some baroque instrumentalists they offer a programme of music by Music your children will enjoy! • solos • speech arts • concerts • musicality • diction • lots of fun Come and sing with us 694-4 7 92 for info package the fascinating 17th century Italian genius Salmone ·Rossi in early October. One of the stops on the Ontario Youth Choir tour is the Glenn Gould Gathering, a conference taking place in Toronto toward the end ofthe month and culminating with a celebration on the 25th in the Atrium of the CBC building on Front Street. The choir will take the assembled guests through Gould's eccentric "So you want to write a fugue?", with Ruth Watson Henderson at the piano. Henderson was a fellow student of Gould's in the studio of the legendary Alberto Guerrero - Guerrero also taught SINGING LESSONS ST. JAMES' CHORAL SOCIETY Adult concert choir seeks volunteers at all levels, and in . all voice groups. Tuesday rehearsal 6-7: 30pm. 9 O'CLOCK CHOIR Volunteers at all levels serving the Sunday 9am liturgy. p.s ... the new PILGRIM SINGERS Auditions welcomed for new, semi-professional chamber choir specialising in 20th century and Renaissance repertoire for mixed voices, rehearsing Tuesdays 8-lOpm and singing two 4:30pm Sunday services per month. Christopher Dawes Organist & Director of Music Michael Bloss, Associate Organist & Choral Director (416) 364-7865 orgalt@ www. stjamescathedral.on .ca cll!lawu:.e~mith cll!lu:~.icz ~tudio ADULT EVENING COURSES The Musician's Way to Health and Freedom Music Medicine for Musician's and all Performing Artists . Learn how)o deal with RSI, nur:'bness, neck, voice, KTMJ, back, knee and muscular skeletal problems. Rediscover healthier ways of making music to prevent further injuoy through awareness, movement, and integration of the following: The Alexander Method The Feldenkrais Method The Mitzvah Technique Craniosacral Method The Inner Game of Music Learn how to deal with performance anxiety, nerves, shyness. Gain stage presence and confidence. Prepare for Performance and Public Speaking. Use of video tapes and recording. Meditation. Develop your sense of humor with lmprov Comedy. Discover Your Singing Voice Learn how to sing. Use a microphone, and sing with or without karaoke. Vocal technique, speech therapy, and the psychology of performance. Develop a mind/emotion/body/spirit approach. Use of video cameras , TV and recording. Sing Top 40, Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock & Roll. Harmony and Chords Learn the basics of chords and tonality for songwriting. Notation skills nd Applied Theory. Transpose and write songs in any keys. Explore Chakras, Music , Colours and the Human Energy Field. Develop your listening skills and begin to play by ear. Theory and Rudiments Preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Exams. Preliminary Rudiments, Grade 1 a/~!trumental Music Learn to play saxophone, clarinet, ~ trumpet, or trombonP~iV".A. Tn~ siN~TRUCirlON ~ Piano I All Levels I AIIStyles, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Guitar 'Ja, dll!ou 'DatE> and£ln{o

William Aide, Ray Dudley, Stuart Hamilton and John Beckwith, among others - and she apparently does a hysterically funny imitation of Gould: hat, gloves, scarf and all. Meanwhile, choirs across the city are back in regular weekly rehearsal, shaking out the s.ummer cobwebs, learning new repertoire and getting ready to emerge with their first concert programmes of the season in October. Welcome back! (Larry Beckwith is the General Manager of Choirs Ontario) CHORAL QUICK PICK SEPTEMBER '99 --September 5 8 :00: New Yiddish Chorale --September 6 4:00: New Yiddish ChoralefToronto Jewish Folk Choir --September 23 7:30: Nathaniel Dett Chorale --September 23 8:00: Ontario Youth Choir --September 24 8:00: Renaissance Singers --September 24 8:00: Ontario Youth Choir (in Barrie) --September 25 2:00 & 7:00:. Do you love singing in Harmony? AUD -,;•. York Region Children's Chorus --September 25 7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir --September 26 3:00: Ontario Youth Choir --September 28 1 :00: Soli Deo Gloria Choir The North Toronto VV(~m~ens;:::kJllarn»ey; Choir, who perfor~;~'variety otJrnV~iC:ill in a friendly environment, ".''"··.• ~"'" ,.. u..'+'>L:i-Y for members in all voice pitts: . For more information or.'t() call Anne Yardley ART DIP ARCT (416) 485-2259 P'E9{Cf"!f{f£LI.9t SI9{(jf£~ ~1{.9' L'lij(j'E, f})J1(_'EC'T02{ Auditions for the 1999-2000 Season jfn e~e{{ent opportunity to sing witfi a aynamic young women's cfioir awaits you For an audition appointment call (416) . 229-0522 NB: this IS.the corrected phone number! Willowdale Presbyterian Church Wayne Gilpin, Director of Music PAID CHOIR POSITIONS September-June Thursday Rehearsal 7:30-9:30 pm One Sunday Service 10:30 am per week (Additional services paid extra) To arrange an AUDITION: (416) 221-8373 Willowdale Presbyterian Church 38 Ellerslie Ave., Toronto (1 block north of the Ford Centre, offYonge Street) TALLIS CHOIR 1999-2000 Season Peter Walker, Director SONGS OF RUSSIA Rachmaninoff Vespers Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms w~h Pianists George Vona & Lark Popov SATURDAY,OCTOBER23 CHRISTMAS IN THE 'CHAPEL ROYAL Tallis Missa Puer Natvs Est­ Croft Lo, Star-led Chieftains Harris Fair is the Heaven Christopher Dawes organ SATURDAY,DECEMBER4 A CELEBRATION OF BACH & HANDEL Bach Singet dem Herrn Lobet den Herrn Handel As Pants the Hart Let God Arise with the Talisker Players & Christopher Dawes, organ SATURDAY, APRIL 1 VICTORIA: CORONATION MASS A recreation of the 1559 coronation mass of Philip Ill of Spain . Victoria Missa Pro Victoria & works by Guerrero & Morales Christopher Dawes, organ SATURDAY, MAY 13 All concerts at 8:00 p.m. ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH (McCaul & Dundas) For brochure or information call (416) 483-0559 or (416) 691-8621 The Singerstudio invites you and your little one to be a part of a very special music and movement program created to stimulate her total development while celebrating and nurturing the remarkable bond you share. Kindermusik Village (Newborn- 1Y. years) provides the natural learning your child is ready for from the first days of life. With you at the center of his discovery, Village engages all his senses and rewards his curiosity with object and instrument exploration, vocal play, intentional touch, singing , creative movement and a colourful literature component. Our Time (1Y.-3 years) focuses on your child's healthy emotional development as her confidence, curiosity, self-control, and communication begin to take shape. Our Time recognizes her need for both the freedom to try and the assurance of your support. Instrument exploration nurtures her selfesteem and facilitates her discovery of textures and sounds. Language skills are fostered with singing, different musical "moods" develop her sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness while affirming her urge to move. The anticipation and rewar"ds of listening are introduced, and with turn-taking activities, social skills begin to blossom. Kindermuslk At Home materials (CD,instrument,literature) are included with each program. Also offered for the Fall: eu~f(.M~tlu~s: (ages 8-11) There's a lot that young singers can learn about their own voices- breathing, posture, diction, musicality, even registration. Early understanding will make them more aware and more in control when the voice is old enough to develop in a big way. Sight -singing and recital performance are included. Yo~r Chah9ih9 VoiCe: (ages 12- 15) Small group classes where young singers: learn about their changing voice and how to develop healthy vocal habits • sing repertoire that suits a young voice • learn the basics of sight singing • get tips on performing • build confidence by participating in recitals. for more infonnation & to register for Fall classes please call: 416.778.0828 Kingston Rd.Nictoria Pk. • Danforth/Pape • Bathurst/Bioor (@ proVoce Studios)

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