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Volume 6 Issue 1 - September 2000

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Bach's ·orchestral

Bach's ·orchestral Suites and on September 21 the Toronto Philharmonia under conductor, Kerry Stratton, will present·. highlights from some of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular shows. The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra opens its_ season on September 24 at Scarborough Civic Centre, and, on September 29 the Toronto Consort opens its season with a 17th Century period orchestra and the Ken Pierce Dance Company at Tririity-St. Paul's. On October 1st the Royal Conservatory Orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade with narrator, a concert designed to be of interest to children as well as adults. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Sitar virtuoso, Ravi Shankar, will play at Roy Thomson Hall on September 24 with his daughter and protegee, Anoushka Shankar, only seventeen years old but already a well respected sitarist in her own right. Marvin Hamlisch, composer of the music for A Chorus line, will conduct the Toronto Symphony on October 2. And on October 6 there will be a concert of the music of the late Vita Kapralova. (More about that next issue!) CONCERT NOTES •!• OVERVIEW, continued •!• CHORAL SCENE •••••• • • 2. Choral Scene by Larry Beckwith A warm welcome back to WholeNote readers after what has been, I hope, a restful and happy summer. There have been many changes at Choirs Ontario, on whose behalf I contribute these regular observations on the Choral Scene to WholeNote. We have a new General Manager to handle the business and administrative end of the organization. Her name is Diane Phaneuf and she's an experienced and capable administrator , with an interest in music. Our new Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth Giralimini, has already made herself known to Toronto-area choirs and is helping them compile music for the long season ahead. And what a season it's going to be, once it hits stride! From the September performance by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, to their June performances of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, from Tafelmu~ik's performances of Lully's Persee to all the exciting concerts planned by the Toronto Children's Chorus, the University choirs, the community choirs, the children's choirs .... once again, it looks like a jam-packed, intriguing season for choral music fans in Toronto. And Choirs Ontario is doing its part. The annual performances of the fresh-faced Ontario Youth Choir, this year conducted by I vars Taurins, take place from September 17 to 23, with Torontoarea performances in Brantford on the 20th, Roy Thomson Hall at noon on the 21st and the tour-ender at Eastminster United Church on the Danforth on the 23rd. The deadline for submissions to our Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is October 1st. Please contact the office for more details. And the long-awaited return of our Choirs in Contact is.a go-ahead for May, 2001, in a partner&hip With the Guelph.Spring Festival. Stay tuned for details. As always, I encourage readers to call our office for details on our programmes, information about joining a choir or joining u t t t Member profiles, 2000, continued from page 12 SINFONIA TORONTO Sinfonia Toronto concerts are adult, Music Director: Nurhan Arman senior and student. ~ontact the box Address: 264 Bloor Street West, Box 52545, office at 416-205-5555, or call 416-499- Toronto ON M5S 3C5 0403 for information and brochures. Phone/Fax: 4 t 6-499-0403 E-mail: sinfoniatoronto@excite.com Box Office: CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Phone 205-5555, Fax 205-5551 Toronto's premier chamber orchestra Sinfonia Toronto presents a six-concert series in Glenn Gould Studio in 2000-2001, tours to other Ontario cities and sponsors a national concerto competition in March ; 2001. In the tradition of great chamber orchestras, Sinfonia Toronto's fourteen virtuoso strings perform standing. Music. Director Arman's e.bullient style has inspired orchestras in France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Portugal, Korea and the United Stat.es as well as Canada. Sinfonia Toronto's season opens on Saturday, October 28, featuring pianist Janina Fialkowska. Other guest artists in 2000-2001 include violinists Erika Raum and Jasper Wood, clarinetist Julian Milkis, pianist Richard Raymond and the competition winner. Series titkets will remain on sale through October 28, priced at 0 for adults, 8 for seniors and for students. Single-concert tickets for all 14 Wholenote SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 .- OCTOBER 7, 2000 THE TORONTO CANTATA CHORUS Music Director: Tak-Ng Lai Contact: Mary Marrin, General Manager Address: 221 Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto ON M2N 1_Y3 Telephone: (416)223-3493 Facsimile: (416)223-8218 E-mail: m.marrin@sympatico.ca Formed in 1997, the Toronto Cantata Chorus brings together a group of talented musicians from across Toronto and the GTA. Last year, our first full performance year included concerts with the Etobicoke Philha,rmonic Orchestra, the Canadian Sinfonietta and the Toronto Woodwinds. We performed a number of new works by Canadian composers including the North American premiere of An-Lun Huang's fulllength cantata Revelation. Our 2000-2001 season includes a sing-along Messiah performance for the benefit of the Salvation Army, Great Opera Choruses with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance of sacn;d music including the Rutter Magnijicat at the George Weston Recital Hall and Broadway favourites . The choir has also been invited to sing the Beethoven Choral Symphony at a gala performance at Roy Thomson Hall. We are looking for new members for our choir. Give us a call! TORONTO EARL v Music CENTRE Tel:.(416) 966-1409 E-mail: temc@interlog.com Website: http://www.interlog.com/-temc Artistic Director: Frank T. Nakashima Mailing Address: 427 Bloor Street West, Box 17, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1 X7 This non-profit organization promotes the appreciation of historically informed performances of early music ill the comrriilnity through sponsorship of concerts and activities such as lectures, workshops, exhibitions and masterclasses with Visiting and local artists. Benefits of membership include: discounts to several early music events in the city; a subscription to the quarterly Toronto Early Music News which contains calendar of upcoming events, reviews, profiles, essays, etc.; borrowing privileges from the TEMC library of books and recordings; participation in music circles (e.g. viola da gamba, or vocal music circles); admission to the Musically Speaking presentations of early music performed on original or replica instruments; join the e-mail information list of historical perform ance in Toronto! tu

TORONTO ORGAN CLUB presents ... Dates: Sept. 25 I 00 Stan King Oct. 30 I 00 George Heldt Nov. 27 I 00 Frank lacino Jan. 29/ 200 l Joe Carlo Feb. 26 I 200 l Colin Cousins Mar. 26/ 200 l Members Night April 30 I 200 l Don Malcolm May 28 I 200 l Brass & Organ 62 Lunness Road, Etobicoke For info call: (905) 824-4667 or (905) 823-4510 Auditions Saint Thomas's Church, Huron Street, has tenor arid bass section lead positions available . beginning in September. 'lloice d. ~iano £es sons In your own home given by a qualified teacher -Reasonable · Rates -R&B,POP,Classical -Conservatory Grades (4.16)767-8779 Please call/fax 416-922-3618 :' :..,' Contact Organist & Choirmaster John Tuttle for more information or to arrange an audition. (416) 979-2323 or (416) 236-2750 Herman Rombout~ & friend~ Singers and Entertainers for all occasions • Location Recording · • Film Soundtracks • Digital Editing • Mastering ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR welcomes new members (SATB) who enjoy singing a broad range of choral repertoire in a pleasant social setting. To inquire about auditions call (416) 742-5287 ~ THE CHORAL STORE INC. Perform Wilh lhe Best 170 The Donway West, Suite #411 Toronto, Ontario M3C 2G3 Telephone: (416) 446-7440 •Fax: (416) 446-7640 Toll Free: (800) 394-6527 E-mail: choralstore@idirect.com ' , Professional - ·' Sound Reco · ~ ' /" ,.., SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 - OCTOBER 7, 2000 Wholenote 15 '

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