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Volume 5 Issue 6 - March 2000

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I C::, · Bach's Jesu

I C::, · Bach's Jesu Meine Freude. Or if r A ~ce.-,e you fancy a trip out of town that night, Robert Cooper's Chorus by Larry Beckwith Niagara performs Rossini's Stabat Mater with a brilliant array of soloists. As I write these words, it's raining outside and winter seems to be to taking a short break, but we all know it will be back with a vengeance in the month of March. Thankfully, there are many fli'St-rate choral events to warm us up including many choral commemorations of the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. The flfst weekend of the month offers much choice to the choral aficionado. The Exultate Chamber Singers perform four Bach motets on March 3rd. The following day, the Canadian Cbihln:n's Opera Chorus teams up with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra to perfonn Godfrey Ridout's channing Folksongs of Eastern Canada. On the evening of the 4th, the Toronto Camerata, under Melva Trelfmger-Graham's able direction, offer an intriguing programme featuring a work by Marten Lauridsen, Thomas Baker's Chinese Love LYrics and CHorcu. Gems rocrownTHe cenrurr Tickets ho ( seniors & students) For Tickets Call 530 -·44~8 For three years now, choral impresario Donna Green has been presenting a concert entitled Sing for Sight, and tl1is year's edition takes plaee on U1e afternoon ofMarch 5tll. Featuring guests tl1e magnificent Faitl1 Chorale, the North Metro Chorus, the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, Hereti, and Voyces Past, this promises to be a fw1 afternoon for a worthy cause. Also on the aftemoon of the 5tll, the Toronto Chamber Choir gives an infonnal "Kaffeemusik" lecture and concert entitled "1l1e Psalms in Music" and tlle Concertsingers choir gives a concert highlighting the Haydn "Mass in tl1e Time of War". At 8:00 on the 5tll tl1e awardwiiming Victoria Scholars team up with tl1e Elora Festival Singers in music by Widor, Hatzis, Durutle and Tavener. TI1e next weekend, on March II , the Bach Elgar Choir welcomes RUTTer, MOZarT& MenDeLSSOifll 81·" Fri. Mard1 24. loco St. jamf~· Cathedral The wo>rk of popular :2..,rh ct'ntu•~

April begins with a Bach concert by the Voices choir under Ron Cheung's direction on the 1st and the Hart House Chorus offering Frog's Legs and Lingonberries on the 2nd. It's a busy time at Choirs Ontario. Ontario Youth Choir auditions are nearly fmished and the choir's roster is being compiled this month by this year's conductor, Ivars Taurins. There are still spots open for our Children's Choir Camp during the last week of July and, most urgently, the deadline for entries into the Leslie Bell Prize competition for young conductors is March 15. Please call me at the Choirs Ontario office (923- 1144) for details. Happy singing, everyone. Larry Beckwith is the General Manager of Choirs Ontario CHORAL . OUICI< PICI

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