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Volume 5 Issue 8 - May 2000

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Hampton Avenue has received the CARA award for "Best Jazz Song" for Ellington's In A Mellow ~one (on their CD Everybody Sing; see WholeNote's Webstore). We are one of few Canadian groups to earn a CARA award (issued by CASA: Contemporary A Cappella Society of America) since its inception in 1991. Conductor Gary Heard celebrates his 10th anniversary with the North York Singers this year. In addition to his duties with this choir, Mr. Heard is also Artistic Director of the Serenata Choir and Director of Music atthe Church of the Master in Toronto. Reviewing Pax Christi Chorale's April 16 concert, The 'Toronto Star's Geoff Chapman said: "exquisite rendering ... of the glowing sonorities of Brahms' (Ein Deutsches Requiem) ... with Pax Christi's (conductor) Stephanie Martin ... its substantial, subtle harmonies fully ANNOUNCEMENTS •May 8 6:00: Mississauga Symphony. A Symphony of Designer Fashion. Elegant & entertaining evening of food & fashion. Coctails, dinner, silent auction & fashion show interspersed with musical interludes by Symphony musicians. Oasis Catering and Convention Centre, 1 036 Lakeshore Rd. East. 905-615-4401. . •May 17 7:30: Mississauga Arts Council. 2000 Mississauga Arts Awards. Hosted by Quartetto Gelato. Featuring 10 award presentations mixed with entertainment on stage & a dessert reception. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306- 6000. . *May 26 6:30: Exultate Chamber Singers. Exultate's Choral Cabaret. An evening of elegant entertainment, fanciful foodstuffs, beautiful beverages1 auctions & games. Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. 410- 3929. (advance),(door). •May 28: Toronto Operetta Theatre. A Musical Journey Through Europe. Donauschwaben Club, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. & McCowan. 465- 2012. •Arts Toronto/A&E. Arts Week 2000. ' Hold your own ArtsWeek event, collaborate with others to hold a larger event, or participate in one of ArtsWeek's new programs. Takes place September 23-0ctober 1. Application deadline: May 5, 2000. 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 365. 416-597-8223. *Canadian Opera Company announces the Saturday Morning Opera Club, for children in Grades 3 to 7. Includes tickets to dress THE ETCETERA FILE I. Our members write understood, presented with skill. .. the chorus mostly in rapturous form." Find us at Tafelmusik embarks on a tour of Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic, April 26 to May 11. Renowned French contralto Nathalie Stutzmann joins the orchestra as soloist in arias by Handel, Lotti and Bononcini. While in Berlin, Ms. Stutzmann and the orchestra wi 11 record a CD of arias for BMG (formerly RCA). The TORONTO SCHOOL OF MUSIC CANADA is a joint effort by a large group of worldrenowned musicians bringing first rate musical instruction to Canadian as well as international students. Senior faculty includes: Maureen Forrester, Mary Liu, Colin Yip, and William Shookhoff. We offer Professional Performance Diploma for high school graduates, Professional Advanced Certificate Program for professional students, General Music Education for children (ages 4 , and up) and adults, and a One Year Professional Opera Training Program with William Shookhoff. Tel (416)260-1882 Fax (416)222-8928. Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced that Jukka-Pekka Saraste will not be renewing his contract as Music Director when it expires in July 2001. Toronto audiences will continue to enjoy his musical leadership and artistry, however, when he returns as guest conductor for four weeks in the 2001-2002 season. II.Announcements, etc rehearsals of 3 COCICOC Ensemble . productions. Orff percussion techniques will be used throughout the programme. No previous musical experience is required. Programme l~d~: Gaynor)ones Low. 6 Saturdays: Match 25 to May 6: 10:30am to noon. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East. 306-2307. $ 115 per child. *Elora Festival invites donations of books, records, CDs & paper ephemera for ifs Book Sale, to be held May 6 & 7, 2000. Call the Elora Festival Office: 519-846-0331. *Sinfonia Toronto announces its Summer Serenades Dinner Cruise, featuring a gourmet buffet, dancing on the Promenade Deck & live serenades by Sinfonia musicians on board the Empress of Canada. Only 175 places available for this June 18; 2000 event. Reservations 416-499- 0403. /person. *Sinfonia Toronto announces its Mozart at La Madeleine. Win a Toronto-Paris round trip including tickets for 2 to Mozart: Requiem & Ave Verum in the Eglise de la Madeleine with l'Orchestre de chambre et Choeur Jean"Louis Petit, guest-conducted by ST Music Director Nurhan Arman. Draw June 18, 2000; trip takes place August 2000. 416-499-0403. . *The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is offering a 00 reward for return of a viola, Jost at Pearson International Airport Terminal 2 in the parking lot level 1 section U, on March 9, 2000. If you have any information please call Derek Brown, Colburn Insurance: 416-626- 1230 (day) or 905-567-8764 (after usiness hours). All calls will be treated in absolute rnnfidence. LECTURES *May 7 2:00: New Music Concerts/ Soundstreams Canada. Encounters2000 - Reaching Out. Learn about the creative process as composers Karen Tanaka & Kelly­ Marie Murphy discuss their music. Japan Foundation, UJ_Bloor St .. West, Suite 213. Free. Please R.S.V.P. 966-1600 ext.900. *May 12 6:30: New Music Concerts/Soundstreams Canada. NMC Composer Forum. Featuring composer Toshio Hosokawa. Japan foundation, 131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213. Free. Please R.S.V.P. 966- 1600 ext.900. *May 18 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Classic Intro pre-concert chat. Emanuel Ax: In Person & Personable. The pianist discusses music & life at the keyboard. Peter Tiefenbach, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. .85 or free with ticket to 8:00 performance. •June 03 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Classic Intro preconcert chat: Nature & Nurture. Derek Holman discusses the genesis of his new oratorio. Peter Tiefenbach, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. .85 or free with ticket to 8:00 performance. WORKSHOPS *May 71:30:Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Mary Enid Haines, voices & instruments. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 480-0225. *May 7 2:00: CAMMAC. Singing Spirituals. Workshop with Denise Williams. In-depth look atthe Afro­ American spiritual. Registration by Baroque Music Beside the Grange invites you to the second "Afternoon in the Garden," which was a resounding success last year. The event features informal musical performances, refreshments, and a Silent Auction. The performers include Catherine Keenan, hurdygurdy; Ben· Grossman, percussion; Kevin Mallon, violin; Alison Melville, flute, recorder; Colin Savage, chalumeau, recorder; and others. Auction items range from concert tickets, CDs and museum passes to original artworks, a handcrafted quilt, jewellery and pottery, a display cabinet, coffee grinder, and other wild and wonderful items. Saturday lylay ,20, 2000 from 2 to 5 pm, in the garden and fellowship room of St. George the Martyr Church Uohn & Stephanie Streets). $ 10. It's an enjoyable; relaxing afternoon of fun - any time! Call 588-4301 for more info. May 5 recommended. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Road. 962- 4847. CAMMAC members , nonmembers . *May 12 7:30: Recorder Players' Society. For players of both C and F recorders. Church of the Transfigura• tion, 111 Manor Rd. East. 431-7560. . *May 18 6:00: Northumberland Orchestra Society. Maypole Dinner. Live entertainment. /person. Osler Hall, Trinity College School, Port Hope. 905-342-3743. *May 19 & 20: 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music Community School. Scene Study Workshop for Singers. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 408-2825. ,. *May 26 7:30: Recorder Players' Society. For players of both C and F recorders. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East. 431-7560. . *May 2710:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Community choral workshop. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 598-0422. . •June 4 1 :30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Viol music for all instruments, with Betsy MacMillan. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 480-0225. *July 2 10:30am-5:00pm: Performing With Ease, Assurance & Enjoyment. Workshop for string players & other performers given by Kato Havas, preeminent expert on relief of strain & tension, avoidance of repetitive strain injury & preven­ •tion of stage fright. Location TBA. 787-6608. -(depending on enrolment) (reduction forfull-time music students & seniors).

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