12 May is a very busy month for choirs in Toronto and for us at Choirs Ontario. In this column, I don't always explain all that we do here at the arts service organization for choirs in Ontario. Our visible programmes include the annual Ontario Youth Choir and Children's Choir Camp and the Leslie Bell Prize Competition and the Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition. We publish a quarterly newsletter entitiled Dynamic, run a choral rental parts library and advocate on behalf of choral· music in Ontario. Membership fees range from to depending on the category and we accept membership applications all year round. For more on Choirs Ontario, please visit our website at www .choirsontario.org. There are many fascinating choral events in Toronto in May, including a busy night on May 6. You have your pick of at least six concerts to attend: The · Oriana Singers kick up their heels in an evening of cabaret music. The Toronto Chamber Choir explores various settings of the psalms in the lush . acoustical surroundings of St. Patrick's Church downtown. The Toronto Children's Chorus celebrates the warmer weather with a concert at the newly-named Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts (North W&2fihID@iii¥&M¥WfiiHe!
May 6 8:00: Oriana Singers May 13 8:00: Village Voices May 6 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir May 14 2:00: High Park Children's May 7 2:00: Cantabile Chorale & Concert Choirs May 7 3:00: Concertsingers May 14 3:00: Echo Women's Choir May 7 3:00: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir May .14 3:30: Northumberland Phil May 7 4:00: St. Andrew's harmonic Choir (in Further Afield) (King St.) Choir · May 16 & 17 7:00: Amateur Choirs May 7 4:00: Toronto Classical Singers Competition 2000 Finals (tn Late List) May 7 7:00: Chancel Choir of May 16 & 18 7:30: Choirs from Sir Richmond Hill United Church John A. Macdonald C.I. & J.B. Tyrrell May 7 7:00: Elmer lseler Singers Senior P.S. May 7 8:00: Peel Choral Society May 16 8:00: Mississauga Choral May 8 8:00: The Graytones Society barbershop quartet May 19 8:00: Bach Consort Chorus May 9 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn May 21 2:00: RCM Children's Choir Choir May 27 7:30: Annex Singers May 11 8:00: Centre Wellington May 27 7:30: Voice Concepts · • Singers (in Further Afield) May 27 8:00: Bach Elgar Choir (in May 12 & 13 8:00: Choristers from Further Afield) the Etobicoke Centennial Choir May 27 8:00: Burlington Civic May 12 8:00: Exultate Chamber Chorale (in Further Afield) Singers May .278:00: Common Thread May 13 2:00 & 7:30: Canadian Community Chorus ofToronto (in Children's Opera Chorus Late List) May 13 2:00: Palmerston A:venue May 27 8:00: Etobicoke Public School Choir Centennial Choir May 13 7:30: Bach Children's Chorus; May 27 8:00: Renaissance Singers Bach Chamber Youth Choir; (in Further Afield) Amabile Boys Choir May 27 8:00 & June 4 3:00: May 13 7:30: Mississauga Children's Toronto Camerata Choir May 28 2:00: Shevchenko May 13 8:00: Canadian Orpheus Male Musical Ensemble Choir Choir (in Late List) May 28 7:30: St. John's York May 13 8:00: Penthelia Singers; Ohio Mills Choir State University Chorale May 30 8 : 00 ~Sere nata Singers May 13 8:00: St. Andrew's Chorus June 1 & 3 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn (in Late List) . Choir; Toronto Children's Chorus May 13 8:00: Tallis Choir June 2 8:00: Millennium Singers CHORAL QUICK PICKS continues, next page . Music AT ST. SIMON'S Voice trials for Boys No EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Music Animator First United Church, an active, energetic and multi-faceted congregation in Port Credit, Ontario, offers the position of Music Animator. This position requires an individual who has an interest iri a wide range of mus'ical and choral areas, a high energy level, and an ability to integrate and create in varied musical situations! The animator would work with both senior ~nd· youth choirs, and co-ordinate with the Worship Committee and organist in musical presentations. The Animator should be comfortable with teaching and directing a wide variety of music, and enjoy working with all abilities of musical participants. The work term will be ten months from September 1 to June 30, on a contract basis. Preliminary planning would begin during the summer months. For further information please contact First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Road W., Mississauga, ON L5H lG3, (905) 278-3714. Send resume and cover letter in either "Claris" or "Word" to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (905) 278-5686. Music, Fun, Money, Trips! Boys learn to sing and read music while building the technique required to sing some of the greatest music of the Church. Ifyou know ofa boy who could benefit from a solid musical training, please call John Stephenson for more information at ( 416) 923-8714. The Gentlemen & Boys of St. Simon's P. John H. Stephenson, Director The Church of St. Simon- the- Apostle (Anglican) 525 Bloor Street East (between Sherbourne and Parliament)