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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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The Academy Concert

The Academy Concert Series Music Director: Nicolai Tarasov Address: 73 Boston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2T8 Phone: (416) 778-1941 Fax: (416) 778-9214 E-mail: The Academy Concert Series continues to present baroque and classical chamber music of the highest calibre. Our programmes this season have been carefully selected to present a wide variety of the rich, beautiful, and exciting music of these periods. Each featured artist is highly regarded as an expert in historical musical interpretation and performs on period instruments. Our programmes this season feature Jeanne Lamon, Christina Mahler, Luc Beausejour, Sandra Churchill, The Toronto Classical Players, Trio "Con Brio" and many others. Join us on October 9th as our season opens with a marvelous evening of music by J.S. Bach and his sons. All of our concerts take place in the superb acoustics of the Eastminster United Church at 310 Danforth. Aldeburgh Connection Artistic Directors: Stephen Ralls · & Bruce Ubukata Administrator: Carol Anderson Address: 3 Blantyre Ave. Scarborough ON M1N 2R3 Phone: 416-691-2007 E-mail: The Aldeburgh Connection specializes in concerts of vocal and piano music. Our Sunday Series in Walter Hall combines music and readings, with each concert built around a theme. This season we step into the world of Robert and Clara Schumann, explore the music of Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger, and pay a visit to Genevieve Halevy Bizet Straus, wife of Georges Bizet and close friend of Marcel Proust. Our final concert in the Series presents a mosaic of musical life in Toronto spanning the 20th century. Our Recital series, in the Glenn Gould Studio, will present bass-baritone Nathan Berg in recital, soprano Monica Whicher and mezzo Susan Platts in a duo recital and ends with our "2nd annual Greta Kraus Schubertiad". The season also offers two more Young Artists Recitals, featuring talented young singers on the verge of important careers. For information call (416) 691-2007. All The King's Voices 349 Kenneth Ave., Toronto ON .M2N 3V9 Founder and Music Director: David J. King Phone: 416 225-2255 Fax (phone first): 416 225-2255 All The King's Voices is an auditioned mixed-voiced choir of 50 amateur and semiprofessional sil;tgers that performs a variety of music from medieval to contemporary. Under the direction of its conductor, David J. King, the choir presents its own eclectic concert series and is often invited to perform throughout Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario. The group also appears regularly with Mooredale Orchestra and has been featured on 91.1 CJRT -FM. In 1997, All The King's Voices joined a mass choir in a Celebration of Praise at Roy Thomson Hall with Canad.ian tenor, Ben Heppner, and in 1998, performed with Canadian Dance Tapestry. This season, the choir will perform Handel's Messiah with the Mooredale Orchestra and international soloists, continue its annual ChristmaSing with carols from around the world, and celebrate multiculturalism in Global Voices. All The King's Voices has also been invited to present An Evening of G & S in the Niagara Concert Series. The Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto Contact: Laura Adlers, Manager 75 The Wost Conway, North York M3C 2E9 Phone: 416 446-0188 I Fax: 416 446-0187 During Lydia Adams' 15 years of leadership, the Amadeus Choir has become one of Canada's pre-eminent choral groups. Founded 25 years ago, this 120-member Choir is in its seventh season as Choir in Residence at the George Weston Recital Hall, presenting a regular series of works by Canadian and international composers. In addition to this series, the Choir collabOrates with other ensembles, such as the TSO, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Brantford Symphony, and the Scarborough Philharmonic. The Choir also performs benefit concerts and has competed in the prestigious biennial CBC Choral Competition, where it won awards in 1992, 1994 and 1996. The Choir's annual Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition, begun in 1987, now draws entries world-wide, and serves as a springboard for composers of all ages and experience. The Choir's first CD, Ring-a the News!, features a number of competition entries. Amadeus Ensemble Address: 1106-20 Eglinton Avenue West, P.O. Box 2013, Toronto, ON M4R 1 KS Tel: (416) 480-2346 Fax: (416) 480-9357 email: Music Director: Moshe Hammer ~ The full, rich sound of a twelve-member ~ string orchestra; the intimate surroundings of !!l Glenn Gould Studio; superb musicians, great 8 variety, and post-concert receptions to meet and greet the artists: no wonder the Amadeus Ensemble has such a loyal following. The six-concert 1999/2000 season which opens October 31 includes a special focus on J.S. Bach commemorating the 250th anniversary of his death, including his Suite for solo cello performed by acclaimed cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi on January 30, 2000, and a unique arrangement for string trio of his Goldberg Variations featuring violinist Moshe Hammer, violist Douglas McNabney and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Amanda Forsyth also appears April 30, 2000 as guest soloist with the full Ensemble. Other guests include pianists Robert Kortgaard, Rian de Waal from Holland and Tomer Lev from Israel, and clarinetist James Campbell. Six Sunday evening concerts-a great way to wind down your weekend! Artword Theatre 75 Portland Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2M9 Tel: 416-408-1146/ Fax: 416-408-0532, Artword Theatre presents a lively season of mainstage theatre productions, dance events and concerts. Coming this fall: Rush Hour Concerts by the Amati Quartet 5:30-7 pm, Wed. Sept. 29, Wed. Oct. 27 and Wed. Dec. 1. Running September 28 to October 17 is Actors Repertory Company's production of Strindberg's Creditors, directed by John Neville .• Artword Theatre is a 150-seat theatre, dance

and concert venue, recently renovated in a former garment factory. The theatre has comfortable seats, good acoustics and excellent sightlines. The stage is a woodlattice double sprung dance floor, 32 feet wide and 24 feet deep. There is also a rehearsal space with a sprung dance floor. Artword Gallery, a 1500 square foot exhibition space serves as lobby to the theatre. The facility, created by Artistic Director Ronald Weihs and Curator Judith Sandiford, is fully wheelchair accessible. To receive Artword mailings, call 408-1146. Bach Children's Chorus 23 Mossbank Dr., Toronto ON M1 G 2C1 Founder and Director: Linda Beauprt§ Accompanist: Eleanor Daley Phone: 416 431-0790 Founded in 1987 by conductor, Linda Beaupre, the Bach Children's Chorus now totals 200 singers, aged 6 and up in four choirs (three treble choirs and one youth choir.) They have developed a reputation throughout Toronto for their beautiful, musical sound and professional approach. The Bach Chamber Youth Choir, now in its fourth season, is a choir for boys with changed voices and girls aged 16 and older. This choir performs high quality SATB music and rehearses Sunday evenings at Bellefair United Church, in the Beach area of Toronto. The Bach Choirs will perform two full concerts this season in the Recital hall at the Ford Centre. The first concert will be ·held on Saturday December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and the second on Saturday May 13 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the premiere of a commissioned piece by Mark Sirett. The choir has released two CDs, Land of Tomorrow in November 1998 and Here's To Song in 1995. Bell' Arte Singers P.O. Box 73040, 2121 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough ON M1 R SGS Contact: Jody Paul. Phone: 905 420-1251 Fax: 905 420-1651 Artistic Director: Lee Willingham. Phone: 466-2357 "Pussy said, you elegant fowl, how charmingly sweet you sing" Toronto's Bell' Arte Singers have been singing sweet songs of Classical, Folk and Gospel choral music for 11 seasons. While no one has offered them "a ring at the end of their nose" they have been privileged with appreciative audiences and wonderful reviews. This exciting millennium season's four concert series features Magnificat, Settings of the Song of Mary, Christmas with the Beii'Arte Singers, Mendelssohn's Elijah and most fittingly, A Millennial Celebration world premiere of Eleanor Daley's Gate of the Year. Led by founder and Music Director, Lee Willingham, with accompanist, Ian Sadler, this fine 45 member ensemble will collaborate with noted guest performers: The Hannaford Street Silver Band, Daniel Lichti, Stephen Harland, Elizabeth Turnbull, and The Talisker Players. The Bell' Arte Singers have an established concert subscribers base. Audiences can also enjoy Bell' Arte's three widely acclaimed CD recordings at home. For tickets and information, please contact 416-699-5879. CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musicians amateurs du Canada) Information Hotline: (416)421-0779 Membership: 1-800-622-8755 Flute Club: 1416)962-4847 Recorder Players' Society: (41 6)431-7560, (416)536-5750 CAMMAC E-mail: Cedar Glen camp E-mail: Founded in 1953, CAMMAC has 5 regional chapters providing learning and performing opportunities for music lovers of all ages in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Toronto CAMMAC presents an exciting season for singers and instrumentalists. Our monthly music readings with guest conductors will include· Mozart's "Requiem" (Brad Ratzlaff, Oct. 17); film scores (Riccardo Georgi, Feb. 13); and Bach's "St. John Passion" (Patricia Wright, Apr. 30). We are also planning a number of workshops and coached rehearsals. Check our Hotline and web site for details of all activities. Our Flute Club and Recorder Players' Society have a full calendar of readings: call for information. Readings, workshops and rehearsals are open to both members and non-members. CAMMAC's summer music camp in the Caledon Hills provides an opportunity for amateurs of all levels to learn and perform with an outstanding faculty. Cedar Glen offers a richly varied music programme, affordable prices and beautiful country surroundings. Canadian Children's Opera Chorus 227 Front St. E., Toronto ON MSA 1 E8 Phone: 416 366-0467 I Fax: 416 363-5584 Music Director: John Tuttle General Manager: Nina Draganic Accompanist: Bruce Ubukata Production Manager: Virginia Reh The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus opens its 32nd season with two concerts featuring international choirs: Germany's Leverkusen Children's Choir (Toronto, October 9; Grimsby, October 13) and the Bulgarian Varna Children's Opera (Jane Mallett Theatre, December II). A new recording Creatures Great and SltUlU is due for release in October. The title track by Derek Holman includes lyrics from Dennis Lee's Rattlesnake Skipping Song, In April, Twenty choristers will join the Canadian Opera Company to perform in La Boheme (Hummingbird Centre, April 6- 22). The Star Child, commissioned in partnership with MusicCanadaMusique 2000 premieres at Harbourfront's du Maurier Theatre, May 13 and will tour the UK to participate in the Canterbury International Choral Festival (July 10-20). Composer: John Greer, librettist: Ned Dickens, dramaturge/director: Tom Diamond. The CCOC specializes in choral and operatic repertoire and performance for children aged 5-16 years, and is a proud supporter of Canadian composers and artists. .. Canadian Music Competitions 50 Lacewood Crescent, North York ON M3A 2Z4 Contact: Vivienne Bailey, President Phone: 416 441 -4072/ Fax: 416 44 1-321 4 Canadian Music Competitions hosts a series of competitions throughout Canada. The various stages are regional, provincial, and finally national, which demand programs consisting of a set work/works followed by an own choice with increasingly higher marking to move on. The competition was started some forty-odd years ago to prepare young talented musicians - in 'various disciplines - for international competitions. Many of our well-known Canadian artists have gone through the system: Martin Beaver, Angela Hewitt, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Ofra Harnoy, and Naida Cole. The Canadian Singers 24 Wheeler Ave., Toronto ON M4L 3V2 Music Director: Harvey Patterson Phone: 416 239-5821 Business Manager: Gale Gingrich Phone: 416 690-9629; Fax: 416 693-0049 www.interlog.comr hsndrake/Canadian Singers.htm The Canadian Singers in 1999 have appeared on Daytime TV for Rogers Cable 1 0; presented Words & Music at the Music Gallery; performed their revue Will the Real Canada Please Stand Up? at the Ford Centre; entertained in Nathan Phillips Square on Canada Day, and sung 0 Canada at Woodbine Race Track. They will present concerts on Saturday, October 16, 1999, at St. Andrew's-Chalmers Presbyterian Church in Uxbridge; on Friday, October 29 in historic Montgomery's Inn, Etobicoke; on Sunday, February 20, 2000 in Forest Hill United Church, Toronto, and on

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