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Volume 5 Issue 4 - December 1999/January 2000

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  • Toronto
  • December
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• *4:00: Toronto

• *4:00: Toronto Claa.cel Singera. Handel: Messiah. Suzanne Kompass, soprano; Elaine Robertson, alto; Geoffrey Butler, tenor; Bruce Kelly, bass; Talisker Players; Jurgan Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 443- 1490. ,. • *4:30: Church of St. Mery Magdalene. Solemn Evensong, Advent Carols & Benediction. Music by Willen, Victoria, Bancroft, Thalben-Ball & Wood. Dr. Willis Noble, director of music. 477 Manning Ave. 531- 7955. • *6:30: St. Chriatopher'a Anglican Church. Christmas Alive. Tha Christmas Story presented by St. Christopher's Church Choir with audience participation, liturgical dance & taped orchestra accompaniment. 662 Guelph Line, Burlington. 905-634-1809. • *7:00: Leaside Concert Series. Meridian Trio. Music of Dring, Poulenc & Demerssamun. Amy Hamilton, flute; Keith Atkinson, oboe; Kent McWilliams, piano. TROMBONE ENSEMBLE in partnership with Yamaha Music Canada presents Music for the Season Music of Barber Bach Handel Bruckner transcribed for 16 trombones conducted by Misha Rohac Tuesday December 14 8:00pm The Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West Toronto admission .00 (at the door) all proceeds going to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund for more info call (905)508-0514 ~tnt nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music Friday, December 17, 8 p.m. .ffl.rbtrbal l\oot~ anb Jljrancbr~ Medieval and traditional music: fiJr II' inter and Christmas •,Saint Thomas's Church, 383 Hm·on St. ~ickets / ~Call (416) 638-9445 670 Eglinton Ave. East. 488- 2588. , O(family rates). • *7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Carols United. Annual carol sing. Metropolitan Silver Band & organ. Patricia Wright, director of music. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 363-0331 . Free (donations accepted). • *7:00: University of Toronto Guitar Ensemble. Holiday Concert. Duos, trios & ensembles. Steven Thachuk, director. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 978-3744. Free. • *7:30: Alexander Singers & Players. Seasonal Concert. Coldstream Presbyterian Church. See December 11 . • *7:30: North York Singers. Christmas at the Abbey. Favourite Christmas music. Gary Heard, conductor. Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Boulevard. 905-859-1883. ,. • • 8:00: Aradia Ensemble. In Nativitatem Domini Canticum. Glenn Gould Studio. See December 11 . • *8:00: Flying Cloud Folk Club. Night Sun: One Moment of Grace. CD release concert. TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick. 410-3655. ,. **8:00: Maza Meze. Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. West. 204-1080. • *8:00: Small World 99. Yaritza Martinez Quartet. An evening ofCuban music. Yaritza Martinez, guitar; Hilario Duran, piano; Omar Ochoa Napoles, bass; Manuel Piedra, percussion; Refine Hernandez, trumpet. du Maurier Theatre Centre. 231 Queens Quay W. 973-4000. . Monday Dec 13 • *7:30: Piano & Keyboard Centre. Youth String Orchestra Of The Children's Opera, Varna, Bulgaria. Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C; Britten: Simple Symphony; Holst: St. Paul's Suite; Bach: , Piano Concerto in f; Saint­ Saens: Swan from Carnival of the Animals. Pearl Chen, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. ,.50(under 18), O(sr & university students). • *8:00: CJRT Sound of Toronto Jazz Series. Jane Bunnett & Friends. Ontario · Science Centre Auditorium, 770 Don Mills Road. 595-0404. . **8:00: Massey Hall. Helmut Lotti. Evening of holiday & classical favourites. Special guest: Michael Junior. 15 Shuter St. 872-4255. .50 to .50. • *8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould Professional School. Choral repertoire. Glenn Gould Professional School Choir. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 408-2824 ext.321. ,. • *8:00: Saint Andrew Chorale. Some Things About Mary. Music for the Christmas season. Alan Barthel, director. The Chapel, Victoria University, 91 Charles St. West. 960-8737. ,. • *8:00: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Suk: Serenade for Strings; Elgar: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Symphony. #6 Pathetique. Elspeth Poole, cello; David Zafer, string conductor; Bramwell Tovey, guest conductor. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park. 593- 7769 ext.372. to . • *8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society & Kiwanis Club of Casa Lorna. Wurlitzer Pops! Ron Reseigh. Casa Lorna, 1 Austin Terrace. 870-8000. .50. Tuesday Dec 14 ' . ' • *1 :00: Lunch Hour at St. James'. The Bach Circle IV: Advent & Christmas. Choralebased repertoire from Advent & Christmas. Christopher Dawes, organ. 65 Church St. 364- 7865. Free. **8:00: OnStage. Shirley Eikhard, singer/songwriter; Eric Friesen, host. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. . **8:00: Slide Rule Trombone Ensemble/Yamaha Music Canada. Music for the Season. Barber: Adagio; Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d; music of Bruckner, Handel & Janacek. Misha Rohac, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 1 62 Bloor St. West. 905-508-0514. . Proceeds to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund. Wednesday Dec 15 **7:15: Don Mills Organ Society. Scott Pambleton, Lowrey organ. Taylor Place, 1 Overland Drive. 447-1197. . • *7:30: Hannaford Street Silver Band/Amadeus Choir. A Divine Mystery. Patterson: Magnificat (North American premiere); Burge: Divinum Mysterium; arrangements for brass of seasonal carols & works by Ireland & Holst. 6:45: Pre- , Concert Chat with Lydia Adams. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 366-7723. ,. • *8:00: Toronto Mozart Society. Young Canadian Mozart Singers' Competition Concert. Concert of winners & best participants. First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Ave. West. 482-2173. 0 (Mozart Society members frf18). **8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Handel: Messiah. Madeline Bender, soprano; Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo; Stuart Neill, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. to . Thursday Dec 16 . \ ' • *12:00 noon: St. Paul's Bloor Street. Noon Hour Organ Recital. Roger Bergs, organ. 227 Bloor St. East. 961-8116. Free. **8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. An Evening of Christmas with Wayne Newton & Friends. 60 Simcoe. 872-4255. .50 to .50. • *8:00: Tafelmusik. Handel: Messiah. Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 964-6337. -; - (st/sr}. Friday Dec 17 • *12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall Volunteers. Bring Your Own Lunch Concert. Gisela Kulak, soprano; Elaine Thaller, mezzo. 60 Simcoe St. 593-4822 ext.363. Free. • • 8:00: Millennium Singers/ Orchestra da camera Toronto. Laudate - Praise at Christmas. Keith Muller, conductor. St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph. 968-9442. 0. **8:00: North Toronto Women'a Chamber Choir. Carols and Winter Songs. Concert of seasonal gems. Anne Yardley, director; Bev Lewis, accompanist. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East. 485- 2259. ,. **8:00: SINE NOMINE Ensemble for Medieval Music. Medieval Roots and Branches. Medieval and traditional music for winter and Christmas. St. Thomas's Church, 383 Huron Street, (416) 638-9445. ,

students/seniors/unwaged. * * 8:00: Tafelmusik. Handel· Messiah. Trinity-St. Paul's Church. See December 16. * *8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Handel· Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See December is. Saturday Dec 18 * *·1 :30 & 3:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Children's Holiday Concert: Candles, Snow & Mistletoe. Sharon, Lois & Bram; Howard Cable, conductor. Roy'Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. . **2:00 & 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Pops. Holiday Pops. Music by Rutter, Vaughan Williams & Humperdinck; carol sing-along. Mississauga Children's Choir; Thomas Bell & John Barnum, conductors. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. ,. **3:30 & 8:00: Scarborough Choral Society. Sounds of Christmas. Markham Theatre for Performing Arts, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. **7:30: Toronto Children's Chorus. A Chorus Christmas. Traditional carol favourites and contemporary classics by Rutter, Holman, Willcocks and others. Judy Loman, harp; David Hetherington, cello; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Jean Ashworth Bartle, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. to . *.*7:30: Toronto School ,of Music Canada. Handel· Messiah. Toronto School of Music Canada Orchestra; William Shookhoff, artis.tic director. Church of the Redeemer, 1 62 Bloor St. West. 260-1882. ,. ! **7:30: Varna Children's , Opera, Bulgaria. Britten: The Little Sweep. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay West. 973-4000. ,.50(children under 18). For complete run see Music Theatre listings. **7:30: Village Voices. A Babe is Born. Christmas carols & anthems. Newmarket Citizens Concert Band's Brass Quintet; Joan Andrews, conductor. Central United Church, 131 Main St., Unionville. 905-881- 4902. 0. Contributions to food bank gratefully received. * * 8:00: EMPressions/Artillery Pops Band. Swing 'n' Christmas. Swing, jazz, carols & singalong. David J. King & Graziano ·Brescacin, conductors. St. Clements Church, 59 Briar Hill. 225-2255. . **8:00:· Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Les Violons du Roy. Handel: Messiah. Christine Brandes, soprano; Scot Weir, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; Bernard Labadie, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. to . * *8:00: Tafelmusik. Handel· Messiah. Trinity-St. Paul's Church. See December 1 6. **8:00: Via Salzburg. Music for French Horn, Violin & Piano. Beethoven: Horn Sonata Op.17; Brahms: Violin Sonata Op.1 08, Trio Op.40 for Horn, Violin & Piano; Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses. James Sommerville, horn; lkuyo Nakamichi, piano; Mayumi Seiler, violin/artistic director. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. ,. * *8:15: Te Deum Orchestra & Singers. Handel: Messiah. See December 17, Hamilton. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. Toronto. , Sunday Dec 19 * * 11 :OOam: Toron-to Symphony Orchestra. Chi/dam's Holiday Concert: Candles, Snow & Mistletoe. Roy Thomson Hall. SeeDecember 18. * * 1 :00: York Symphony Orchestra. YSO Holiday Concert. Music of the season & sing-along. Roberto De Clara, conductor. Marylake Shrine, 13760 Keele St. at 15th Side Road (Bloomington Road), King Township. 41 6-41 0-0860. ,(st/sr), (under 12). * * 2:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto. Christmas in Cabbagetown. Toronto Senior Strings; Ann Cooper Gay & Errol Gay, conductors. The Church at Berkeley, 31 5 Queen St. East. 360-8676. , (advance), (door). * * 2:00: Metropolitan Silver Band. Christmas Concert. Scarborough Civic Centre, 1 50 Borough Drive. 396-7212. * * 2:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-Along Messiah. Tafelmusik Orchestra, chamber choir and soloists. Massey Hall, 15 Sruter St. 872- 4255. ,(sr,st). * * 2:30: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Les Violons du Roy. George Weston Recital Hall. See December 18. * * 2:30: Scarborough Choral Society. Sounds of Christmas. Markham Theatre for Performing Arts. See December 18. * *3:00: Coro Giuseppe Verdi. Christmas Choral Celebration Concert. Giuseppe Macina, conductor; Graciela Boros, piano. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West. 789-7011 ext.250. . * * 3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. Handel: Messiah. Hammerson Hall. See December 5. * * 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Handel: Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See December 15. **4:00: Coro San Marco. Christmas Concert. Selection of mostly Italian seasonal & sacred music. Daniel Colla, artistic director. St. Anthony's Church, 1041 Bloor St. West. 925-. 8570. Collection. **4:00: Music at St. Simon's. Festival of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight. Works by Carter, Ord, Rutter & Willcocks. Gentlemen & Boys Choir; John Stephenson, director. Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. East. 923-8714. Freewill offering. · **4:00: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Lessons and Carols Concert. 73 Simcoe St. 593- 5600. * * 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tom Szczesniak, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 920-5211. Pass-the-hat offering. * *4:30: Great Music at St. Anne's Church. A Celebration of Christmas: Nine Lessons & Carols. 270 Gladstone Ave. 922-4415. Voluntary collection. * * 5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. RCM String Ensembles. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 408-2824 ext.321. ,. * *7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols. Metropolitan Choir; Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 363-0331 . · Freewill offering. **7:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas. Music by Warlock, Willcocks, Rutter & others. 1570 Yonge St. 920- 5211. Admission by donation. * *7:30: Toronto School of Music Canada. Handel: Messiah. See December 18. Richmond Hill Chinese Baptist Church, 136 Hillview Dr. * * 7:30: Trinity-St. Paul's Vocal Concert Series. Carols By Candlelight. Carols & seasonal readings. Brad Ratzlaff, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 922-8435. Free will offering. **7:30: Victoria Scholars. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Huron Carol Jesous Ahatonia (arr. Owolabi); music by Gounod, Adolphe, Franck, Cable, Schubert & J. Strauss; favourite carols from Canada & around the world. Nerine Burgess, mezzo; Michael Schade, tenor; Jerzy Cichocki, conductor. St. James' Cathe­ ,dral, 65 Church St. 761-7776. ,. **8:00: All The King's Voices. ChristmaSing'99. Carols from around the world, sing-along. David J. King, conductor. Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. 225-2255. ,(sr/st). · Monaay Dec 20 * *8:00: Aurora Opera Company. Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel. Sarah Langford Kyle; cast of 60 youth voices; 1 5 ballerinas. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 905-841- 0414. . For complete run see Music Theatre listings. * *8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Handel: Messiah. Monica Whicher, soprano; Nerine Burgess, mezzo; Michael Schade, tenor; Russell Braun; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra; Noel Edison, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 872-4255. to . Tuesday Dec 21 * * 1 :00:· Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Children's Holiday Concert: Candles, Snow & Mistletoe. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec·ember 18. * * 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, The Magic of Christmas. Rutter: Magnificat; holiday favourites. John Rutter, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 872-1111 $,. * *8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Handel· Messiah. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 15. Coro Guiseppe Verdi under the direction of maestro Guiseppe Macina present a CHRISTMAS CHORAL CELEBRATION CONCERT Fri., Dec. 17 - 8:00 p.m. St. Clare Church 1118 St. Clair Ave. W. (east of Dufferin St.) Lawrence St. Gennain, organist 2nd concert on Sun., Dec. 19-3:00 p.m. Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Avenue West (west of Duf(erin) Graciela Boros, pianist Tickets call Columbus Centre (416) 789-7011 ext. 250

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