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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Wednesday, June 28, 2000 the millennium version of Will the Real Canada Please Stand Up? in Fairview Library Theatre, Toronto. As well, in 2000 the Singers will be guest artists with the Etobicoke Community ' Concert Band and are planning a joint concert with the Cantabile Chorale in Thornhill. Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge St., Toronto ON M4T 1 Z8 Contact: Ross Morrow, Manager Phone :416 920-5211 I Fax: 920-8400 Organist and Choirmaster: Bruce Kirkpatrick-Hill Christ Church Deer Park is a large, dynamic Anglican parish in m id-town Toronto, whose Senior Choir, led by eight professional singers, is in its third yea'r !-!nder the direction of Organist and Director of Music, Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill. This mixed choir of 25 - 30 voices sings the best of Anglican liturgical music, with concerts and other special events throughout the season, September to June. Their music list can usually be accessed at: musiclistindex.htm Christ Church also has a Junior Choir, conducted by Luanne Schlueter. The Noonday Chamber Music Series (Thursdays at 12:30, Oct-Nov and May­ June) is entering its fourth season. During Lent (Mar-early Apr), Sunday evenings feature short recitals (on the Wilhelm tracker organ) and Compline, sung to Gregorian chant. Christ Church is an excellent concert space, seating 550, and is called home by such groups as the Toronto Classical Singers and the Te Deum Orchestra and Singers. Church of the Holy Trinity 10 Trinity Square (west of the Eaton Centre). Toronto ON M5G 1 B1 Contact: Becca Whitla, Music Coordinator and Organist Phone: 416 598-4521 I Fax: 416 598-1432 three contemporary music concerts, featuring local composers and performers (Artistic Director: Colin Eatock). In addition to these regular musical events, Holy Trinity also welcomes other musical events and also meetings and events that focus on social justice issues. Collaborations 185 Hudson Dr., Toronto ON M4T 2K7 Contact: Valerie Kuinka COLLABORATIONS: A CHAMBER ARTS EXPERIENCE, founded December 1996 by violist/stage director Valerie Kuinka, brings together all the arts in a small ensemble to create a seamless theatrical collage. Repertoire from all times and styles combines to create new ways of understanding standard works and exploring the new and different. Exciting artists in all disciplines get to try out performance ideas they have only dreamed of. A gala benefit concert Dec. 6, 1999, at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, featuring superstar Canadian tenor, Richard Margison, along with special guest artists, will kick off the upcoming season of COLLABORA­ TIONS. The main season of COLLABORATIONS consists of two programmes scheduled for February and June 2000, the first featuring the music of Canadian composers Michael Colgrass, Peter Hatch, Jeffrey Ryan, and Hildegard Westerkamp, along with the music of Mozart and Hildegard Von Bingen; the second programme .featuring violinist/violist Parmela Attariwala and dancer/choreographer Gita Kolanad. Creative Artist Productions 226 Victor Ave., Toronto ON M4K 1 B2 Phone: 416 466-2945 Fax: 416 466-8835 Artistic Director: Stephanie Bogle 1994 by Stephanie Bogle to provide vocal instruction and programmes of the highest quality to meet the growing demands of the music business. CAP brings well-known professionals and expert instructors together in workshops to give the student the benefit of their knowledge and experience. This summer we had a very successful "French Opera & Song Workshop" with Stuart Hamilton as Music Director and performances at the Helen Phelan Gardiner Theatre. As we head to the Millennium, we will be moving toward more Professional programs and performances for singers with a series of Soiree concerts in French, German, and Slavic Music combined with Workshops of study in this repertoire. Our Opera Program will now perform a full length Opera and provide performance opportunities for both apprentice and professional singers, pianists, and stage directors. To celebrate the Millennium, there will be a gala concert to promote aspiring Canadian singers. DANCE OREMUS DANSE 510 Jarvis St., Suite 6, Toronto M4Y 2H 6 Phone/Fax: 416 928-0208 Artistic Direct or: Paul James Dwyer DANCE OREMUS DANSE was founded in 1983 for the dual purposes of mounting the seminal choreography of Isadora Duncan and creating new dances in her tradition, vocabulary and style. Utilizing only live music since their fi rst production with Colin Tilney in 1985, DANCE OREMUS DANSE mounts choral, solo piano and orchestral works with local artists including The Aradia Ensemble, etc. With appearances at Massey Hall, Glenn Gould Studio, The Ryerson Theatre, Ford Centre Recital Hall and tours to Ottawa, New York and San Francisco, this company has also presented internationally acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dancers since 1987. As the Canadian representative of the Isadora Duncan International Institute of New York & Denver, they are committed to the integration of all the arts. This fall they tour o Winnipeg in November. See them in Toronto at The Church of the Redeemer, Friday, November 26, at 8 pm. A co-production with Toronto's own Inner Stage Theatre entitle "Eternity in an hour: A Homage to William Blake," starring David Sandall on organ with Li Wang and D. J. Clary on piano. The Church or the Holy Trinity is one of the oldest churches in Toronto (1847) and boasts a magnificent acoustical space and delicate, hauntingly coloured organ. The active and activist congregation has a parish choir that meets three times a year for 5-6 weeks (pre-Advent, Lent and Pride) led by the Music Coordinator and Organist, Becca Whitla. Each December the church produces The Christmas Story. Admission is free to this magical event although tickets must he reserved in November at 598-8979. Holy Trinity also hosts two musical series: Music Mondays, a summer noon-hour concert series (Artistic Coordinator: Paul Jenkins), featuring a diverse range of young professional musicians; and Salon des Refuses, a series of Creative Artist Productions was founded in The DCAT Chorus Contact: Don Gill or Paul Kelly. Phone (4 16)447-5 121 ww w.interlog.comr dcat z -~ The 58 member (male & female) DCAT a Chorus, is under the professional direction of ~ Ted Key. The chorus has developed a ~ powerful, precise, passionate ensemble sound ~ that has become an instant crowd pleaser < with a record of high output performances at o the Great Alliance of Seniors (G.A.S.) 0!-o weekends in Hawthorne, New Jersey (1995), if Boston, Massachusetts (1996), Baltimore, Maryland (1997), New. York, N.Y. (1998) and the DCAT hosted G.A.S. weekend in

Mississauga, Ont. in 1999. If you like to sing, come out and join the DCAT Chorus or just visit us at a rehearsal and enjoy the fun. We rehearse every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and some Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our rehearsal hall is located in the Communicorp Building, 55 Bl\rber Greene Rd., North York, Ont. (Two blocks north of Eglinton Avenue, west off Don Mills Rd.) Contact Don Gill or Paul Kelly at (416)447- 5121. Or visit our web site at D.G. Concert Productions 45 Bowden St., Toronto ON M4K 2X3 Contact: Donna Green, Director Phone: 461-5083 I Fax: 406-4060 Donna Green D.O. Concert Productions will once again present The Third Annual Spring Sing for Sight Concert. This event showcases five wonderfully talented and diverse choral and vocal enserables. It takes place on Sunday, March 5, 2000 in the afternoon at the Eastrninster United Church (Broadview/ Danforth). This gem of a show promotes the choral arts and also supports the Canadian Foundation Fighting Blindness, Canada's leading eye research foundation. In the past we've heard the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Victoria Scholars, Darbazi and La .Jeunesse to name a few. No doubt. the lineup for Spring Sing for Sight 2000 will live up to these great performers and more! Duo L'lntemporel 57 Hatherley Rd., Toronto ON M6E 1 V8 Phone: 416 657-0076 Contact: David Sandall, Mylene Guay If the organ is music's king, then surely the baroque flute is the queen! For over ten years baroque flautist Mylene Guay and harpsichordist David Sandall have ventured into the music of the late 17th to late 18th centuries exploring the limits of the repertoire that can be performed on their instruments. Armed with a background in musicology and thorough instrumental training; Duo L'Intemporel presents programs that both challenge and move its listeners. Their 1999-2000 series begins on December 3 with a program of music in the Italian style. "Tesori Musicali" will feature music by Veracini and Locatelli, as well as Carelli, whose influence was felt by all important 18th century composers. This year Duo L'Intemporel will again be inviting some local musicians to join them in expanding their ensemble to bring you an interesting variety of baroque chamber music. Watch for our advertisements here in WholeNote. East York Choir 251 Donlea Dr., Toronto On M4G 2N3 Artistic Director: William Graham Contact: Linda Prue, President Phone: 416 421-5891; Fax: 416 696-8735 Consisting of approximately 40 members, the EYC was founded in 1985 by Stephanie Piercey-Beames. The members are dedicated to performing quality repertoire, from early renaissance to contemporary choral music. Past performances have included Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and a staged concert of Broadway's musical treasures. ~ The EYC is pleased to have back for its ~ fourth year, choral director William Graham, U who has taught and worked with choral ~ groups for the past 25 years. The EYC is ~ planning two major concerts for this year. ~ Rehearsals for the EYC are the East York 12 Collegiate on Tuesday evenings. There are 6 currently openings for tenors and basses. For 6: more information, call the EYC office at 416 421-5891. Elmer lseler Singers 2180 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4N 3K7 Administration Manager: Janet Johnson Phone: 416 217-0537 I Fax: 519 941-4355 Artistic Director: Lydia Adams Canada's "pre-eminent choir" (Littler, Toronto Star, Feb. 1999) is planning spectacular Toronto concert series. for 1999-2000. The Singers will be partnering such auspicious Toronto musical organizations as the Toronto Symphony, Soundstreams Canada, Toronto Senior Strings and Rosedale Concerts in a variety of uniq4e programmes. Highlights of the season include. the premiere· of Harry Somers' final composition Thousand Ages, in the Massey fJall new Music Festival in November, the choir's very first performance of Handel's Messiah with special guest soloists Leslie Fagan, Sandra Graham, Mark Dubois and Mark Pedrotti; a February 2000 collaboration with the world-renowned Estonian Chamber Choir under their conductor Tonu Kaljuste; and world premieres by Canadian composers Christos Hatzis and Srul Irving Glick. Our season finale will be a musical journey throughout North and South America. In addition, The Singers will be representing Canada in a special CBC liveto-the-world twelve-hour broadcast on Sunday December 19, 1999. For additional information contact 416 217- 0537. Esprit Orchestra 174 Spadina Ave., Suite 603, Toronto ON M5T 2C2 Phone (Box Office): 416 366-7723; (Admin) 416 815-7887 I Fax: 416 815-7337 Music Director: Alex Pauk Fresh from this year's only international tour by a Canadian orchestra, Esprit is set to begin the 17th season of Canada's only orchestra devoted entirely to contemporary orchestral music. The Oct. 19 opening gala features works by Harman, Bouliane, Louie and Italy's Tiziano Manca. Schafer's The Palace of the Cinnabar Phoenix, part 8 of his epic Patria (Canada's answer to the Ring Cycle), receives its much anticipated world premiere March 24. , More world premieres - Hetu's Piano Concerto (with Andre Laplante) and award-winning Ana Sokolovic's Nine Proverbs - finish the season May 31. Season centrepiece is the Massey Hall New Music Festival's opening gala, Nov. 14, where the largest orchestra ever assembled by Esprit will celebrate Harry Somers' memory. This monumental concert includes Somers' Third Piano Concerto (with James Parker), Five Songs for Dark Voice (with Jean Stilwell) and his rarely heard Elegy, Transformation, Jubilation. Call (416) 366- 7723 for subscriptions - Limited seating available. Etobicoke Community Concert Band 65 Willingdon Blvd., Etobicoke M8X 2H5 www.interlog.comr eccb Contact: Sue Kay, President Phone: 41 6 233-6639 Artistic Director: John Liddle. Phone: 41 6 7 43-1 31 6 Founded in 1995, the Etobicoke Community Concert Band brings together an impressive range of community musicians fronted by seasoned pro, Artistic Director John Edward Liddle. Since inception, this ensemble has stirre4 up the regional arts scene, earning a reputation for performances of high calibre and popular appeal. Now w'ith five years of history and a new millennium to celebrate, the ECCB's 1999/ 2000 concert season is electric: a glitzy Vegas-style show with international entertainer Virgil Scott; a gallery of Christmas song specially tuned to a family audience; a comic "Made in Canada" tribute concert; and, back by popular demand, a raucous "Last Night of the Proms." The Band's popular spin-off dance band, the Etobicoke Swing Orchestra (recently showcased at Mayor Lastman's "Ball for the Arts''), promises power-packed performances of Big Band revival repertoire including a nostalgic radio-style Valentine's Day "Big Band Brunch" at The Old Mill.

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