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Volume 5 Issue 4 - December 1999/January 2000

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Stephen Sondheim.

Stephen Sondheim. Burnhamtliorp,e Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 248-041 0. (group rates). For complete run see Music Theatre listings. ' * *8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Love Came Down at Christmlis. Carols by' MacNutt & Willah; motets by Habsler, Eccard, Tallis & Praetbrius; seasonal music by Leighton & Walton. John Fraser; host; John Tuttle, conductor. Saint Thomas's Church, 383 Huron St. 410-3929. ,(sr). O(st). **8:00: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Mary Jane Lamond: A Celtic Christmas. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. to . * *8:00: Markham Theatre. Nathaniel Dett Chorale with Joe Sealy. See December 2. **8:00: Music Gallery. Hampton Avenue: A Celebration of Harmony. A cappella concert of lively seasonal & other songs. 179 Richmond St. West. 204- 1080. ,. • *8:00: Oliver Schroer, violin. Solo Christmas Concert. Church of the Redeemer, 1 62 Bloor St. West. 516-4806. O(advance),(door). **8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. The Boys Choir of Harlem. Classical music, popular song, spirituals, gospel & jazz. 60 Simcoe. 872- 4255. .50 to .50 (special family packs). **8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music/Guitar Society of Toronto. Concert of students from the Glenn Gould Professional School. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 922-8002. Free. * * 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony & Concert Band. Cable: Stratford Suite; Bedford: Ronde for Isolde; Orff: Four Burlesque, Scenes from Der Mond; other works. JeffreyReynolds & Cameron Walter, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park Cresc. 978-3744. ,. Saturday Dec 04 * • 2:00: Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Stuart McLean: Vinyl Cafe Christmas. Music & stories. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga. 905-306-6000. to . • * 7:00: Lakeshore Arts/ Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Christmas Toonies. Seasonal music & sing-along. Forest Glen Junior Choir; John Edward Liddle, conductor. Humber College Auditorium, 31 99 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 251-7236. . =IICAM.E. ~ ATA II= Melva Treffmger Graham, Director~ Toronto's premiere a capella choir Invites you to And the Angel Said ... 8:00p.m. Saturday, December 4, 1999 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 1999 3:00p.m. Sunday, December 12, 1999 The concert will feature: Double chorus motet by the immortal Bach Renaissance motets by Hassler, Dilasso, and Vittoria Carols from Germany, France, and England Contemporary sounds of rejoicing, An audience sing-along! What more could you want in your Christmas stocking? St. Leonard's Church 25 Wanless Avenue, Toronto Two blocks north of Yonge & Lawrence The church is wheelchair accessible Tickets Adults, seniors and students Available in advance or at the door ~ For further information or ticket purchase.· • 'C:;" (416)506-1293 x548 :§ ~e.G\ ___ www __._to_ro_n_to_c_am_e_r_at_a._o_rg___ ~~ **7:30: High Park Recitals. Duo Bohem. Music for flute & guitar by Mozart, Vivaldi & Dowland. Guest: Mariete Seide. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1671 Bloor St. West. 964-8293. ,. * *7:30: Mississauga Children's Choir. A Christmas Concert. Thomas Bell, music director. Westminster United Church, 4094 Tomken Rd. Mississauga. 905-624-9704. . **7:30: Mississauga SDA Church. Frank lacina, organ, in Recital.· 2250 Credit Valley Road, Mississauga. 905-826- 8535. Free will offering for Organ Fund. **8:00: An Evening with Natalie MacMaster. Traditional fiddle music & stepdancing. Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle. 870-8000. * * 8:00: Cant ores Celestes. A Christmas Celebration. Music of Holman & Sousa. Andy Morris, percussion; Jacqueline Goring, harp; Aaron Brock, guitar; Eitan Cornfield, cello & other performers; Kelly Galbraith, director. Runnymede United Church, 432 RunnymE!de. 236-1522. ,. * *8:00: Etobicoke Youth Band. A FamHy Christmas. Seasonal music with guest percussionists. Les Dobbin & Ken Hazlett, guest conductors. Martingrove C.l., 50 Winterton Drive. 233- 2504. . * * 8:00: Fog and Gas Productions. An Evening with Peter Karrie. International star of Les Miserables, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Chess & Jesus Christ Superstar. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. . * * 8:00: Jubilate Singers. Gloria. Poulenc: Gloria; motets by Poulenc & Faure; French carols arr. Rutter, Willcocks & Willan. Carol Woodward Ratzlaff, soprano; Brad Ratzlaff, conductor; Sherry Squires, accompanist. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 .BioorSt. West. 297-8818. ,. * * 8:00: Markham Theatre for Performing Arts. The Arrogant Worms. Blend of words, music & message. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. .50. * *8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Rachmaninoff Miracles. Haydn: Symphony #96 Miracle; Stravinsky: Symphony for Wind Instruments; Rachmaninoff: Concerto #3 in d for Piano & Orchestra. Peter Longworth, piano; John Barnum, conductor. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. , . * * 8:00: Music Gallery. Hampton Avenue. See December 3. * * 8:00: Tallis Choir. Christmas in the Chapel Royal. Tallis: Missa Puer Natus Est; Purcell: Behold,. I Bring You Glad Tidings;Croft: Lo, Star-led Chieftains; Harris: Fair is the Heaven. Christopher Dawes, organ; Peter Walker, director. St. Patrick's Church, 141 McCaul St. 483-0559. , (st/sr). * * 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. A Christmas Vespers. Praetorius: Magnificat; motets & carols. Katherine Hill, Christina Jahn, Julia Olso'n, David Arnot & other soloists; David Fallis, music director. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 536-9030, ,;, ' (sr/st). * *8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See December 2. * * 8:00: Voices. A Renaissance Christmas. Gabrieli: Missa Brevis; Byrd: 0 Magnum Mysterium; Hassler: Resonet in Laudibus; Lassus: Tribus Miraculis; Hildegard von Bingen: De Virginibus; ·Renaissance carols. Ron Cheung, conductor. St. Thomas Church, 383 Huron St. 769-1345.,. Sunday Dec 05 * * 11 :OOam & 6:00pm: Stone Church. Christmas concert & drama. Choir, soloists & orchestra. 45 Davenport Road. 928-0101. Free will offering; * * 11 :30am & 2:30: Young People's Theatre. The Ice Cream Store and More. By Dennis Lee, adapted by Kim Selody; music by Cathy Nosaty; produced & performed by Carousel Players. Music & games from different cultur~s. Ages 4 & up. 1 65 Front St. East. 862-2222. . For complete run see Music Theatre listings. * * 1 :00: Harbourfront Centre. Cushion Concert: The Maestro and the Music of Beethoven. Beethoven: Piano Sonata Les Adieux and its story. Anton Kuerti, piano. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay West. 973-4000. . * * 1 :30: McMichael Volunteer Committee/Orchestras Canada:' The Art of Canadian Music. Robert Kubica & Wilma Van Berkel, guitar duo. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1 0365 Islington Ave. 905-893-1121 met. 402. Free with regular gallery admission: ,(sr),(st). * * 3:00: Amadeus Choir. Celebrate with Brass. Winning Christmas carols & Chanukah songs from the annual song writing competiton. Bach Children's Chorus; brass quintet; Eleanor Daley, organ & piano; Lydia Adams, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 504.0 Yonge St. 870-8000. ,; ,(st/sr).

""3:00: Concertsingers. Make We Joy. Bach: Cantata #142; Pergolesi: Magnificat; Brahms: Marienlieder; works by Thomson, Matthias, Willcocks, Anderson, Holman & lseler. Maria Riedstra, soprano; Vilma lndra Vitols, me:~:zo; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Claude Soulodre, baritone; Andrew Agar, organ; Jan Overduin, guest conductor. Saint Thomas Church, 383 Huron St. 769- 7991.,$-12. . ""3:00: Hart House Music . Committee. Alexander Tselyakov, piano, in Concert. Music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky, ·.Rachmaninoff & Glick. Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 978- 2452. Free. * • 3:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto. Matinee Christmas Concert: Be Joyful, Young and Old. Children's, Youth & Chamber Choirs; Ann Coopar Gay & Judith Ginou, conductors. Grace Church on-the­ Hi11,300 Lonsdale Road. 653- 3143. ,. * *3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. Handel· Messiah. Janet Obermeyer, Marcia Swanston, Stephen McCiare & Bruce Schaaf, soloists; Sinfony Players; Chrys A. Bentley, conductor. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts· Drive. 905-306-6000. ,. **3:00: Penthelia Singers. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; s.ongs of the season by Holst, Mendelssohn, Rutter & Willan. Janice Lindskoog, harp; Alice Malach, piano; Mary Legge, conductor. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant ~d. 229-0522. ,. "*3:00: Roy Th'omson Hall. Vienna Choir Boys. Works by· Lastra; Bruck, J. Haycjn, M. Haydn & Kratochwill; folk songs & holiday ·carols. Lucio Golino, conductor. 60 Simcoe. 872- 4255. .50 to (special family packs). **3:00: Russian Musical Heritage Series. Opening Concert. Taneyev: Sonata for Violin & Piano (Canadian premiere); Rubinstein: Sonata for Violin & Piano Op.13 (Toronto premiere); .Prokofiev: 5 Melodies Op.35(bis); Sonata #2 Op.94a. Youri Zaidenberg, violin; Nikolai Malott, piano. The Chapel, Victoria University, 91 Charles St. West. 963-9161. ,. * *4:00: Music at St. Simon's . Advent Procession with Carols. "Music by Guest, Holman, Tallis & Willcocks. Gentlem~n & Boys Choir; John Stephenson, director. Church of St. Simonthe-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. East. 923-8714. Freewill offering. "* 4:00: St. Georges-on-the-Hill Concerts. Ah Advent And· Christmas Celebration. Works by Schutz, Matthias & Hassler. Kathleen Rudolph, flute; Stuart Mutch, cello; Amarilli Singers; Karen Rymal, director. St. ..------------ George's on-the-Hill, 4600 Russian MusiCal Heritage Series Opening Concert of the 1999-2000 season! Youri Zaidenberg (yiolin) Nikolai Maloff (piano) 1" Prize Liszt International Piano Competition S. Taneyev, Sontlttl for Violin Rnd Pit~no (Canadian premiere) A. Rubinstein, Sontlttl for Violin Rnd Pit~no Op.13 (Toronto premiere) S. Prokofiev, 5 Melodies Op.35 (bis) S. Prokofiev, Sontlttl No.Z Op. 94 Sunday December 5, 3 PM · The Chapel Victoria University 91 Charles St. W. (Museum Subway) Adults 8, Stu./Snrs 5 Info: (416) 963-9161 or (416) 767-7589 Dundas St. West. 463-9284. ,. ""7:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto. Evening Christmas Concert: Be Joyful, Young and Old. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Vivaldi: Gloria. Julia Seager, harp; Toronto Senior Strings; Concert, Youth & Chamber Choirs; Ann Cooper Gay & Errol Gay, conductors. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road. 653-3143. ,. ""7:00: Small World Music. Voices from the Republic of Georgia. Georgian traditional songs & instrumental music. Hereti Choir; Darbazi; Alan Gasser, tenor/music director. Eastminster United Church, 31 0 Danforth Ave. 537-2526. . ""7 :30: All The King's Voices/ EMPressions. Millenium Music Night. David J. King, conductor. Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. 225-2255. . "* 7:30: Leaside United Church. Lessons and Carols. Sharon L. Beckstead, music director; Dean Perry, organ. 822 Millwood Road. 425-1253. Free. * *7:30: Trinity Chamber Ensemble. Christmas Concert. Music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Washburn & Arne. Richard ' Carnegie, bass; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Barbara Hart, conductor. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East. 229-0496. ,. **8:00: Flying Cloud Folk Club. Balkan Connection. Vocal & instrumental music from Bulgaria, Macedonia & Turkey. Sonia Kiriakova, Ben Grossman, Chris Aston, Marcus Quinn, Deb Sinha & Irene Markoff, perform· ers. TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick. 410-3655. ,. **8:00: Hart House Singers. Winter Concert: Y2 Kyrie. Mozart:Kyrie; Handel: Messiah; selections from Anne of Green Gables. Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 978-2452. Free (dona· tions to U of T Food Bank accepted). Monday Dec 06 "" 2:00: TSO. Roy Thomson Hall. See December 2 . Matinee to . ""7:3Q: LOFT Community Services. 9th Annual Christmas Concert. Linda Maguire, Doug Riley, Trillium Brass, students of the Regent Park School of Music, the Reid-Taheny Family, Gentlemen & Boys of St. James' Cathedral, performers; Christopher Dawes, music director. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 979-1994 ext.222. OO(patrons).. *"7:30: York University Dept. of Music. Vocal & Instrumental Chamber Ensembles. Patricia Wait, Barbara Ackerman, Vic Bland, Albert Greer, Brian Katz & other directors. McLaughlin Performance Hall, 050 McLaughlin College, 4 700 Keele St. 736-5186. Free. **8:00: Autumn Leaf. 14 Remembered. Celina Carrol, voice; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Kathleen Kajioka, viola; Luis Simao, percussion/ voice; Debashis Sinha, tabla & other performers. Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. W. 204-1 080. "*8:00: Cantabile Chorale. Joy of Christmas · 99. Robert Richardson, artistic director/ conductor; Lona Richardson, accompanist. Holy Trinity Church, 140 Brooke St. Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Admission by donation to food · bank & s ilent offering taken. " "8 :00: Collaborations: A Chamber Music Experience. Richard Margison in Concert. Jeffrey Black, baritone; Alannah Myles & other special guests; Valerie Kuinka, artistic director. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. .50 to .50. * * 8:00: University of To~onto Faculty of Music. World of Music. Percussion Ensemble. Robin Engelman, director. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park Cresc. 978-3744. Free. ""8:00: Women's Music Circle belladonna. L'esprit des 14 roses. Debussy: Trio for flute, viola & harp; Crumb: Eleven Echoes of Autumn; Takemitsu: Masque for two flutes; Piirt: Fratres for violin & piano; Appert: Sehnsucht for trombone & harp; Cameron: commissioned work. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 926-0665. (advance). O(door). ' . Tuesday Dec 07 . * "12:1 0: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Student Performances. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park Cresc. 978-3744. Free. "* 1 :00: Lunch Hour at St. James'. All Bach Concert. Linda Maguire, mezzo soprano; Christopher Dawes, organ. 65 Church St. 364-7865. Free. * *7:00: Elgin Theatre. Cinderella. Family musical. 189 Yonge St. 872-5555. to . For complete run see Music Theatre listings. **8:00: OnStage. Piano trios by Haydn & Ravel. Chantal Juillet, violin; Antonio Lysy, cello; Pascal Roge, piano; Eric Friesen, host. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. . "" 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Reverend Canor. Hulse, narrator; Michael Bloss, organ; Noel Edison, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1 585 Yonge St. 598-0422. . Wednesday Dec 08 ""12:30: Yorkminster Park Church. Noonday Recital. Jeryl E. Taylor, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 922-1167. Free. **8:00: Air Canada Centre/ Attila Glatz Concert Production. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor. Sears Theatre, Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. 870-8000. to 5. ""8:00: Markham Theatre for PerfQrming Arts. The Barra MacNeils Holiday Show. 1 71 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-

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