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Volume 5 Issue 4 - December 1999/January 2000

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(II horal Scene Counting

(II horal Scene Counting our choral blessings by Larry Beckwith The month of December brings with it a plethora of choral .concerts of all shapes and sizes, but pretty much one theme: peace and good will. Take my hand, good reader, and we 'II put aside our busy lives for the month and simply attend 'concerts. Here is a slightly tongue-in-cheek itinerary. But you know the truly remarkable thing? Such is the wealth of the choral scene in this city that you and I could both take in choirs all month, and not cross paths at all. As you can see from our Choral Quick Picks on page 20, you could come up with an equally impressive itinerary for the month made up of choral concerts I've neglected to mention here. We are troly blessed. A CHR 2".! Annual Concert December 1 we'll take in Chanticleer's annual evening of carols and nog in Toronto. Next night we'll join the Nathaniel Dett Chorale in Markham for some jazz, blues and classical music. Dec 3, we'll have to enjoy the first of many split evenings ... the first half of Deer Park's choral concert featuring the Distler Weinachtsgeschichte and the second half of the Boys Choir of Harlem at Roy Thomson Jiall. Then Dec 4 we'll split up ... you go to the Toronto Chamber Choir's Christmas Vespers and Voices' Renaissance Christmas and I'll catch the Tallis Choir's Christmas in the Chapel Royal and Poulenc's Gloria performed by the Jubilate Singers. The following afternoon (Dec 5) we must attend the Bach Children's Chorus and ISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY .·._;· PRESENTS A HOLIDAY TRADITION! MesSiah with Orchestra Sunday, December 5 & 19 Peri:ormances 3 pm Living Arts Centre, Mississauga Hwy. 403 & Hwy. 10 Box Office: 905.306.6000 The Jubilate Singers present Brad Ratzlaff Music Director Carol Woodward Ratzlaff. Soprano Sherry Squires Accompanist v· p.m. niversity ofT oronto Students aster (416) 870-8000 call (416) 340-7000 • or1a a program of French choral music for the Christmas Season featuring Francis Poulenc's Gloria Saturday, December 4, 1999, 8 p.m. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto Tickets Adults Seniors & Students Advent Procession with Carols December 5 - 4 pm Music by Guest, Holman, Tallis, Willcocks Festival of Lessons & Carols December 19 - 4 pm Music by Carter, Ord, Rutter, Willcocks Choral Eucharist December 24 - 11 pm Music by Berkeley, Walton, Willcocks The Church of St Simon-the-Apostle THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA, DIOCESE OF TORONTO 525 Bloor East Sherbourne Subway

Amadeo~ Choir's annual Christmas and Chanukah bash at the Ford Centre, though you might convince me to leave early to rush down to catch the end of the Vienna Choir Boys concert. It's Monday at last rpec 6), and there can 't be anyt.hing on tonight. Wait a minute, the boys and men at St. James are singing a benefit concert with the likes of Linda Maguire. Gotta go. Tuesday 7th, we'll join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to sing carols and tell funny Christmas stories. And it's Wednesday again. We're into our second week now and the pace quickens. The Toronto Choral Society bids farewell to the Millennium Dec 8, the Nylons sing close harmony in Markham Thursday Dec 9, and the Orpheus Choir goes really, really English on us on the 1Oth. Suddenly we're at another weekend and it's deluge time! All The King's Voices sing carols from around the world in the lovely surroundings of Pioneer Village at 2:00 on Saturday Dec II, giving us time to scoot back downtown for the Bell' Arte Singers Christmas concert in the evening. Sunday afternoon, we'll hear Britten's St. Nicholas performed by the Pax Christi Chorale, grab a bite, then back up to North York for the North York Singers' carol sing. On the 13th, we'll check out the progress of the choir of the Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music as they present "choral repertoire". After a well-deserved mental health day on tlje 14th, we're back at it again Wednesday Dec 15 for an Amadeus Choir performance. with the Hannaford Street Silver Band, that includes the North American premiere of Paul Patterson's extraordinary 28-minute Magnificat for Chorus, brass and organ. centro scuola e Cultura ltaliana 1 Col~mbus centre is proud to present the Jal£stritut Otfiamber Otfinnts Sabatino Vacca, Conductor 1n ltS Slillennium Qtqristmas Qtnnrert with guest choirs roro Patini an all male choral ensemble from Atri, Italy & Sthola Cantorum Centro 5cuola Children's Choir Friday, December I Oth at 8 p.m. The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts For more information, please contact Centro Scuola located at the Columbus Centre, 789-4970 Tickets , CHORAL SCENE continues next oaee -· ceLeBraTe THe season WITH BfiTTen, HOLST& vauGHan WILLiams 8PM Friday December 10, 1999 St. james' Cathedral Three of Britain's greatest ~oth century composers are showcased in this concert of favourites for the Christmas season along with a rare gem by Felix Mendelssohn. join the choir for a carol sing-along and mulled cider following the performance! A Ceremony of Carols- Britten Fantasia on ChriatDw Carob- Vaughan Williams ChriStmas Day - Holst Christmas Cantata- Mendelssohn Weihnachtskantate - Mendelssohn Brainerd Blyden-Taylor- conductor Sidgwick Scholars - soloists I acqueline Goring - harpist Christopher Dawes - organist Tickets: ho ( seniors & students) For Tickets Call (416) 530-44~8 TJ-IE ~S"I' ~LAST Toronto Choral Society \WI~I1~ I s~ss A Millenium Farewell With Selections From Handel Messiah Bruckner Motets Charpentier Songs of the Birth of Our Lord] esus Christ And a Host of Toronto's Seasonal Favourites Wednesday December gth. 1999. 8.00 p.m. George Weston Recital Hall, Ford Centre for The Performing Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Tickets .50 from Box Office or Call: 416 410 3509 Singers: Come See Us, Come Hear Us, Come Sing With Us. Call For Membership Information Rehearsals Be21n: Wed. Tanuarv 5'"· 7.30 to 9.30 o.m. St. Geore-e the Martvr Church 205 Tohn St. Toronto

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