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Volume 5 Issue 9 - June 2000

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There are many significant choral pefformances in and around Toronto in June. As always we can do no more than highlight a few. Two Toronto Mendelssohn Choir/Toronto Children's Chorus/Toronto Symphony performances of The Invisible Reality, a major new oratorio by Derek Holman and P.K. Page, start the month off at Roy Thomson Hall. The work was commissioned by Nicholas Goldschmidt as part of the national MusiCanada 2000 Millennium celebrations. As Holman told Charles Fowler, the author of the. excellent performance notes, "Niki [Goldschmidt] wanted the text to be relevant to the millennial celebrations, and he was anxious that the work 'should end on a positive note. Niki is very optimistic - I am less so. ·So I felt that current ecological anxieties should also be reflected". Holman is an eminent Canadian choral composer and any premiere of his work is an exciting event. Here's hoping that the city's choral community will be out in droves to share the experience. On June 2, as is so often the case., a choice must be made (luckliy between two very different concerts): The Church of St. Mary Magdalene's Gallery Choir with organist Geoffrey Ward features music of Willan and Skarecky and sacred works by earlier composers; and the Orpheus Choir o( Toronto presents a Celtic Celebration, featuring Scott Macmillan's Celtic Mass of the Sea. An ecological theme, on June 4 again, as the Jubilate Singers an

eus , ozr Lydia Adams Conductor and Artistic Director A Search Committee of the Board of Directors of the Amadeus Choir is now actively recruiting candidates for the position of General Manager of the Choir. 1 A position description is shown below. GENERAL MANAGER The General Manager is the full-time business manager and chief administrative officer of the Choir. Major Responsibilities 1. Financial management, budget and grant applications (QuickBooks 6) 2. Concert management and preparation of schedules and contracts 3. Marketing, publicity, and promotion 4. Liaison with Choir volunteers, committees and membership 5. Office management, communications, and records Conditions of employment Include residence in the GTA or easy accessibility, access to a ca~ as well as availability and willingness to work irregular hours (frequent evenings and weekends). Qualifications: •previous management experience with arts related and/or not for profit organizations •experience with grant applications and hands-on financial management •ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment •excellent organizational, time and paper management skills •excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including presentation • ability to work productively through interpersonal relationships with the Artistic Director, the Board, and Choir volunteers •proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheet and database computer applications •affinity for choral music and passion for the work and vision of the Choir Please send letter and resume to: The Search Committee, c/o The President, Amadeus Choir 14 Lakeside Avenue Toronto ON M1N 3C1 Fax: (416) 691-0553 email: The Amadeus Choir is an equal opportunity emplqyer . .

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