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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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Exultate Chamber Singers

Exultate Chamber Singers 383 Huron St., Toronto ON M5S 2G5 Business Manager: David Freeman Phone: 416 621-9080 I Fax: 416 621-8469 Artistic Director: John Tuttle. Phone 416 979-2323 I Fax: 416 979-5856 The Exultate Chamber Singers come from varied academic and professional backgrounds but their shared love of choral music brings them together every Tuesday evening in the pursuit of musical excellence with their founder, John Tuttle. Since 1981, the choir has been explorin·g the best of choral repertoire and packaging imaginative programs for subscription series that has attracted dedicated following. · The Exultate Chamber Singers have made several guest appearances, including the 1989 and 1993 International Choral Festivals, three Guelph Spring Festivals and Festival of the Sound. This season the choir presents its fourth noon-hour concert at Roy Thomson Hall. 1999/2000 SeasOn- St. Thomas's Church, 383 Huron St., Toronto at 8 pm. October 29, 1999- "Blessed Cecilia"- with music by Britten, Poulenc and Hindemith December 3, 1999 - "l.()ve Came Down at Christmas~' March 3, 2000 - "Kapellmeister Bach" May 12, 2000 - WORLD PREMIERE of Andrew Ager's "Invisible Harps" Faculty of Music, U of T 80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto M5S 2C5 Contact: Aaron Wong, Marketing and Publicity Officer Phone: (416) 978-0491 Fax: (416) 978-5771 aaron. The Faculty of Music begins its 1999-2000 season as an established leader in the education of Canada's mos.t talented young artists. Under Dean David W. Beach, the Faculty produces and presents over 100 concerts, lectures and masterclasses on the stages of Walter Hall and MacMillan Theatre, encompassing a wide variety of musical genres and styles. The Faculty has an especially noteworthy 1999 as it welcomes the addition of several renowned artists to its faculty roster?Raffi Armenian as Director of Orchestral Activities and Music Director and Conductor of the U of T Orchestras, Scott St. John as Assistant Professor of Violin and Darryl Edwards as Assistant Professor of Voice. Highlighting the 1999-2000 season is the Symphony Orchestra's debut at Massey Hall on November 6 featuring distinguished alumnus, conductor Victor FeldbriH, and four student soloists. Details on all events are listed in our season brochure. EktoBER Fridays at Eight Lawrence Park Community Church (LPCC) Artistic Director: Mark Toews Phone: 416 489-1551 ext. 21 (Toni Lord) I Fax: 416 489-1554 2180 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4N 3K7 Showcasing its new Aorence Grand Organ, Toronto's newest Casavant, as Soloist, Accompanist and with Orchestra, Lawrence Park's Fridays At Eight fourth concert season series features artists from Britain, the United States and Canada. American organist David Higgs from the Eastman School of Music leads otT the series on Friday October 22 in a performance copresented with the Toronto Centre of the ,Royal Canadian College of Organists. Mr. Higgs will also teach a Master Class on Saturday October 23 at 9:30am. LPCC's quartet, Kimberley Briggs, Jo-Anne Bentley, Glyn Evans and Peter Fisher, offer a program of organ and vocal works on Friday March 3. Finally, British composer Bob Chilcott conducts the Canadian premiere of his new work Organ Dances, with organist Mark Toews, Friday May 12. Bonus afternoon concert: Saturday November 20 the Symphony Bass Quartet, a fun musical event for children of all ages. Gilpin Enterprises Box 597 Alliston ON L9R 1 V7 Phone/Fax: (705) 424-6507 email: The Gilpin family (Carol, Wayne and Andrew) runs a number of musical activities: Gilpin Publishing publishes PIANO Plus! (4 volumes,) the best-selling Canadian beginning piano method and Colour it Music (2 volumes) for early beginners, as well as two original musicals, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Kosotf/Staab, co-founders of The Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Cantilena is a 12-voice professional theatrical vocal ensemble which performs selections from all genres of music (classical, sacred, folk, spirituals, musical theatre, and more) with elements of theatre added. The Celebration Chorale is an Inter-Faith Mass Choir which performs Handel's Messiah annually with professional soloists and orchestra in Kitchener-Waterloo, and a major concert each spring. The Wayne Gilpin Singers is an auditioned chamber choir of approximately 35 singers which presents an annual series of concerts in Kitchener-Waterloo. Glenn Gould Studio 250 Front Street West Toronto ON M5V 1 B3 Phone: 41 6 205-5 555 I Fax: 416 205-5551 ggould This season, Glenn Gould Studio welcomes back returning groups Amici, Amadeus Ensemble, The Aldeburgh Connection, Aradia, Intrada Brass and The Latvian Concert Assn. Joining us this year are the Off Centre Music Series, Via Salzburg and Sinfonia Toronto, offering a wide range of music to Toronto concert audiences. CBC Radio's flagship live performance concert series OnStage, with host Eric Friesen, presents 20 exciting concerts presented in 7 "mini series" packages that range from our popular Classics, Chamber, Voices, and Studio Jazz series, to our new All-Bach, Celebrate, and special two performance series featuring pianist Angela Hewitt, performing Bach's Well Tempered Clavier- Books 1 & 2. Tickets for all concerts are available from the Glenn Gould Studio box office. Call 416 205-5555, Mon. to Fri. from 11am to 6 pm. The Gryphon Trio 32 Wheatfield Rd., Etobicoke ON M8V 2P6 Contact: Roman Borys Phone: 41 6 255-8925 I Fax: 416 255-817 4 Formed in 1993, The Gryphon Trio has quickly established itself as one of Canada's finest chamber ensembles. Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker named this group after the mythical half-lion/half-eagle creature 'Gryphon'. Like the mythical creature, the Gryphon Trio is known both for its integrity in interpreting the classics from the piano trio literature as well as for presenting new compositions in a audience-friendly way. The Gryphon Trio has toured extensively in Canada and the United States, and has also performed in Belgium, France, Poland, Germany and Australia. In addition to chamber concerts, the Trio gives masterclasses, radio, television, school apJ>earances and is presently ensemble-inresidence at Music Toronto. In 1997, the Gryphon Trio performed live on the internet from the CBC studio in Toronto. The Gryphon Trio recordings of Haydn Piano Trios and Mendelssohn!Dvorak Trios released on Analekta, have received critical acclaim as well as Juno nominations. Hampton Avenue P.O. Box 65182, 358 D~:~nforth Ave., Toronto ON M4K 3Z2. Director: Debbie Fleming Phone: 416 461-7811 1 Fax: 416 461-3489 Please call 978-0491 for more information. MEMBER PROFILES CONTINUE ON PAGE 48

y Larry Beckwith October brings some major choral events to Toronto, including the following highlights: INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR The first part of the month has an interesting international flavour. The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus is hosting the Leverkusen Children's Choir, near Cologne, from October 2 to 13, and they will perform together October 9 in a concert titled "An International Thanksgiving in Song" at Yorkminster Park Church. (The same two choirs link up again October 13, along with the Niagara Children's Chorus as part of the Grimsby Concert Series.) Singers and the U ofT Women's Chorus alongside guests like the Ithaca Women's Chorus and the Amabile Youth Singers. (That same evening in Kitchener, Howard Dyck conducts Britten's War Requiem at the Centre-in-the-Square with an impressive array of soloists.) DECISIONS, DECISIONS October 24 starts early with a broadcast, on CBC Radio 2's Choral Concert, of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's new CD recording of Berlioz' Requiem. Later in the day, you have your choice: the Amadeus Choir with a concert of "Jewish" music by Leonard Bernstein, Srul Irving Glick and Ben Steinberg; or the Toronto Children's Chorus A bit later in the month training choirs in concert at their University of Toronto hosts an "home" - Lawrence Park International Festival of Treble . Community Church. Choirs culminating in a concert The TCC programme entitled "Women in Song" on gives a chance for Jean Ashworth October 16. The concert features Bartle's assistant conductor local choirs such as the High Mitch Bondy to shine. Mitch is a Park Girls' Choir, The Oriana Choral Scene continues ... £reative Artist Productions announces The 1999-2000 Vocal Programs "bringing EXCELLENCE, PROFESSIONALISM and EXCITEMENT to PERFORMING" Workshops in French, German and Slavic repertoire culntinating with Soiree Performances Full length staged opera (auditions in November) Private vocal instruction and coaching Building the voice for a career Monthly technique classes for the stage and audition Gala Concert to promote Canadian singers for more information & brochures please contact CAP Stephanie Bogle 226 Victor Ave Toronto Ont M4K 1B2 tel416 466-2945 fax 416 466-8835 Michael Bloss, Organ Mass in G Minor Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge Prayer to the Father of Heaven Two Hymns to the Mother of God Funeral Ikos The spirituality of English music both ancient and modem in the perfect setting. Tickets & Info (519) 846-0331 Tickets also available at the door . =-~~---;:_,.1

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