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Volume 6 Issue 2 - October 2000

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T 00 LATE TO LIST **October 12 8:00: Music Gallery. Marilyn lerner, piano. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 204·1080. ,. **October 14 8:00: Northern Harmony Choral Ensemble. Guest: Liturgically Hip. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 461·5083. ,. **October 15 7:30: Trinity Chamber Ensemble. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Road East. 588·1292. ,. **October 15 8:00: Rosedale Concert Series. Joe Trio. Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr. 924·0725 ext.36. ,. **October 18 7:30: Popov and Vona, Ouo Pianists and Friends. Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Rd. 767·9825. Free. **October 19 2:00: Toronto Senior Strings. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St. 221·6090. . **October 20 8:00: Music Gallery. Veda Hi/le, piano/tenor guitar/voice & friends. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 204·1 080. ,. . **October 21 7:30: Tom Oliver's Voice Concepts. Closer Than Ever. Musical review. Walton United Church, Lakeshore Rd. & Bronte Rd., Oakville. 482·0263. ( for this & Oct.22 concert). **October 21 8:00: Music Umbrella. Ned and Friends. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 461 ·6681. ,, $ 5(children under 12). **October 22 3:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Fall Passions. Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905·305-7469. ,, (under 12). **October 22 7:30: Tom Oliver's Voice Concepts. Voices In The Night. Walton United Church, Lakeshore Rd. & Bronte Rd., Oakville. 482·0263. ( for this & Oct.21 concert). **October 23 7:00: Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Angel Padilla Crespo, harp, in Concert. Trinity·St. Paul's Church 427 Bloor St. West. 364-1300 ext.352. , students free. **October 24 7:30: Unionville High School. Wind Symphony from State University of New York at Fredonia & Unionville High School Winds. Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-4 79· 2787 ext.131. **October 26 8:00: Music Gallery. Janice Jackson, solo voice: Out There and Beyond. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 204·1080. ,. • *October 28 8:00: Mark Gurovsky, piano in Recital The Chapel, Victoria University, 91 Charles St. West. 423·8591. . **November 1 8:00: Roberta laking, soprano & Richard leach, piano in Recital Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 598-4521. Freewill offering; donations to Stop 103. **November 48:00: Vocalpoint Chamber Choir. From Byrd to Britten. St. James' Cathedral. 65 Church. 484-0185. ,. **November 5 7:30: Pop To Opera. Variety Concert. Great Hall, Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton. 905·645·5000. ·. INDEX OF PRESENTERS AND VENUES Please note: Numbers refer to dates, not WholeNote page numbers. "N" before a number signifies November; and "FA" after a venue signifies that the listing is in "Further Afield," not the main listings. Acoustic Harvest 14 Fred Gaviller Memorial Fund n5 Montgomery's Inn 25,28 St. George the Martyr Church 6.7, 15,27,n5 Adelaide Bell15 Free Methodist Church,Whitby lfa)14 Mooredale Concerts 28,29 St. George's Anglican Church 28 Aldeburgh Connection 17 Fridays at Eight 20 Motus 0 Dance Theatre 29 St. George's on-the-Hill Church 1 Amadeus Choir 15 Frost Theatre,Sir Sandford Flaming Music at Metropolitan 15 St. James' Cathedral 3,1 0,17,21 ,24,31 ,n3,n7 American Harp Society 1 College, Lindsay lfa)21 Music Gallery 2,6.7 St. Luke's Anglican Church,Burlington 7 Amici 27 George Weston Recital Hall21,26,28,29 Music Speaks 29 St. Margaret's Church 28 Applewood Homestead 22 Glenn Gould Studio 5, 12, 19·22,26-28,n2,n3,n5 Music Theatre Mississauga 20 St. Martin-in·the·Fields Church 7 Ark ell Schoolhouse If a) 7,14,21 ,28 Grace Church on-the-Hill 15 Music Toronto 5,1 0,17 St. Patrick's Church n4 Armour Heights Church 1 Great Hall, Hamilton Place lfa)5, 14,n4 MusicCanadaMusique 2000 17,27,n2 St. Paul's Bloor Street 5, 12, 19,26,27,n2 ARRAYMUSIC n1 Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (fa) n4 Neilson Park Creative Centre 29 St. Paul's Foundation for the Arts 27 Arts & letters Club 6,15 Hamilton Theatre lnc: lfa)13 New Music Concerts 27 St. Wilfred Church 21 Arts Etobicoke 21,22,25,27 ·29 Hammerson Hall 14,15,20,21 ,n 1 New York er Theatre 12 Stephen leacock Theatre.Keswick lfa)1 Arts Toronto 1 Hannaford Street Silver Band 2,n7 North Toronto Institute of Music n5 Stone Church 30 Autumn Arts Fast 22 Harbourfront Centre 8,n5 Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre,Hamilton lfa) 13 Baroque Music Beside the Grange 15,n5 Hart House Music Committee 1 ,22,n 1 ,n5 1,4, 15, 16,22,28,n1 ,n3·n5,n7 Surinder Mundra n4 Beach Arts Centre Georgina (fa) 1 Hart House Theatre 28 Oakville Symphony Orchestra n4,n5 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 12·15,28 Birch Cliff United Church 14 Heinar Piller Productions 18 Off Centra Music Salon 22 Talisker Players Chamber Music n7 Birchmount Park C.l. 21 Heinar Pillar Productions lfa) 5 OnStage at Glenn Gould Studio Tallis Choir 21 Bloor Street United Church 13 Heliconian Hall15,n4 2,3, 16, 19,24,n4,n6 Taylor Place 18 Brampton Symphony Orchestra lfa)28 Heritage Theatre,Brampton lfa)5,28,n2 Ontario Christian Music Assembly n3 Te Deum Orchestra 21 Buena Vista Social Club 17 Humber College 25 Opera Atelier 28 Te Deum Orchestra lfa) 20 Bulgarian Cultural Festival13 Humbercrest United Church 22,28 Opera in Concert 29 Theatre Aquarius lfa) 25 Burton Auditorium 21 Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts 18 Opera Ontario lfa)14 Theatre Passe Muraille 2 Calvin Presbyterian Church 1,8, 15,29,n5 Hymn Society in the USA and Canada, Southern Orchestra Toronto 28 Thornhill Presbyterian Church 20 Canadian Concert & Recital Artists 21 Ontario Chapter 22 Orion House Artists Management 3,30 Tivoli Theatre lfa)11 Canadian Opera Company 27 IMP Productions 12 Orpheus Choir of Toronto n3 ToneART ensemble n4 Canadian Singers 27,28 Jane Mallett Theatre 2,3,5, 10, 13,1 7,22,29 Pantages Theatre 21 Toronto Chamber Choir n5 Cantores Celestes Women's Chamber Choir 1 Japan Foundation 6,20,21 Performing Arts York Region 20 Toronto Children's Chorus 22,n5 Casa lema n6 John English Elementary School 29 Phoenix Records 13 Toronto Consort n3 Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra 28 Kammermusik Toronto 27 Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto 15 Toronto Downtown Jazz 6 CBC Radio Two 5, 12, 19,26,n2,n5 Kapralova Society 6 Renaissance Singers (fa) 22 Toronto Early Music Centre 27 Centenary United Church, Hamilton lfa)7, 15 Kew Beach United Church 28 Rosedale Presbyterian Church 29 Toronto Gilbert & Sullivan Society n4 Central Presbyterian Church,Hamilton lfa)5,6 Kingston United Church 1 Roy Thomson Hall2·5.7, 10, 12, 14, 15,20·22,24· Toronto Mendelssohn Choir n2 Central United Church 28 Kingsway Baptist Church 22 27,30·n7 Toronto Operetta Theatre 22 Christ Church Deer Park 5, 12, 18, 19,21,26,n2,n5 Kingsway Conservatory of Music 28 Roy Thomson Hall Volunteers 6,13,27 Toronto Philharmonia 21,26 Christ's Church Cathedrai,Hamilton lfa)7,20 Kipling Collegiate 27 Royal Bank Financial Group 22 Toronto Sinfonietta 22 City of Hamilton/American Liszt Society (fa) 5·8 Kiwanis Club of Casa lema n6 Royal Bank Theatre 20·22,29 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Collegium Musicum 22 Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble 28 Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto 2-4.7, 12, 14,25,26,29-n1.n4,n5 Concerts at St. George's 1 Lakeshore Arts 28 Centre 15 Toronto Theatre Organ Society n6 Convocation Haii,McMaster University lfa) 5,6 lakeshore Auditorium 22,25 Royal Canadian Military Institute 15 Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir 11 Curtain Call Players 12 Lawrence Park Community Church 20,22 Royal Conservatory of Music 1,26,27,n3,n4 TRANZAC 1,8,22,29 Deer Park Church 21,n4 Leaside Concert Series 1 Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould Trinity·St. Paul's Church Deer Park Concerts n4 leaside Presbyterian Church 1,n5 Professional School5 7, 12·15,n3,n7 Don Mills Organ Society 18 les AMIS Concerts 13 Saint Thomas's Church 27 2Music 14 Du Maurier Theatre Centre 8, 13,n 1 ,n5 Lindsay Concert Foundation If a) 21 Sanderson Centre If a) 5,11, 13,18 UCSP Hall 14 Earth Sciences Auditorium 15 Living Arts Centre Mississauga 15,20·22,n1 Scarborough Music Theatre n2 University of Toronto Faculty of Music Eastminster United Church 13 lydian Wind Ensemble (fa) 14 Scarborough Philharmonic 21 3,5,6, 11, 13, 14, 11·20,22,24·26,31·n2,n4,n7 Elgin String Trio 15 MacMillan Theatre 13, 14,n2 Scarborough Village Theatre n2 University of Western Ontario n4 Elgin Theatre 28 Markham Theatre 19 Shaw Festivallfa) 1 Victoria Hall Concert Haii,Cobourg lfa) 27,28 Ergo Ensemble 18 Masques 7 Silverthorn Collegiate 21,22 Victoria Royce Presbyterian Church 14 Esprit n7 Massey Hall7, 17,20,21,25,27,28,n2·n5,n7 Sinfonia Mississauga 29 Waiter Hall3,5,6, 11, 12,17-20, Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium 27 Massey Hall New Music Festival n6 Sinfonia Toronto 28 22,24-26,29,31 ·n2,n7 Etobicoke Community Concert Band 27,28 Mclaughlin Performance Hall 11, 18,25,n 1 Small World Music 13 West on Silver Band 28 Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra 27 McMaster University Faculty Club,Hamilton (fa) 8 Song Circle 15 Willowdale United Church 28 Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall1,5,26,27,n4 McMichael Canadian Art Collection lfa) 15 Sound Barrier 22 WillowMyst 14 Exultate Chamber Singers 27 Meadowvale Theatre 20 Soundstreams Canada n5 Winter Garden Ttieatre 6,18 Fairview Library Theatre 12 MelodyMakers (fa) n2 St. Andrew's Church 11 Women's Musical Club of Toronto 12,n2 Flying Cloud Folk Club 1,22 Metropolitan United Church 15,n5 St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Kitchener lfa) 22 Words and Music lfa) 27,28 Flying Cloud Folk Club/DEC 29 Minkler Auditorium,Seneca College 29 St. Anne's Church n4 Workman Theatre Project 5 Flying Cloud Folk Club/Libra 8 Mississauga Symphony Orchestra 14 St. Basil's Church 27 York University Dept. of Music 11, 18,21,25,n1 Yorkminster Park-Church 4, 11, 18,25,n1 36 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t t t Member profiles, 2000 continued from page 18 RENAISSANCE SINGERS Music Director/Conductor: • Richard Cunningham Box 33003, Beechwood Plaza Postal Outlet, 450 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2T2M9 Telephone: (519} 745-0675 The Renaissance Singers is a mixed chamber choir performing music of the 15th to 20th centuries. In its 28- year history, the choir has performed widely throughout southern Ontario and the United Kingdom. The Singers based in Kitchenet-Waterloo but have members from the surrounding communities as well. Their repertoire includes music from all centuries, including many commissioned works ofleading Canadian composers such as Barrie Cabena, Leonard Enns, Robert Evans, Richard Cunningham and Imant Raminsh. The Si11gers have been featured frequently on local and national television. Excerpts from its first commercial recording, Sing Joyfully are broadcast regularly on local and national radio. The Singers' second CD, Christmas in a Nonhern Land, features seasonal c9mpositions by Canadian composers. The choir completed a third CD of music by contemporary Canadian composer Nick Peros in 1999. The choir tours Kingston/Ottawa this September and is planning a 2003 tour to Britain including performances in Lincoln, Ripon and Carlisle Cathedrals and Lancaster Priory. ROY THOMSON HALL and MASSEY HALL Address: 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON M5J 2H5 Phone: (416} 593-4822, Ext. 207 Fax: (416} 593-4224 Contact: lngrid Silm, Marketing Assistant Websites: E-mail: Canada's two premier concert halls present the finest performers of classical, pop, jazz, and world music from around the globe. Highlights of the 2000/2001 season include such celebrated singers as mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli; Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Richard Margison, countertenor David Daniels, and Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. German baritone Matthias Goerne appears as soloist with the world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in an all-Mahler program under conductor Riccardo Chailly; and the acclaimed French baroque ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, perform Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas. Other major highlights include guitarist Paco de Lucia and his flamenco troupe; Cuban American "Queen ofSalsa" Celia Cruz; German chanteuse Ute Lemper, South Africa's a cappella ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo; jazz singer Dianne Reeves with the Count Basie Orchestra; and the Canadian Brass with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Multimedia performances include Philip Glass's Dracula, which combines the 1931 Hollywood film classic wit11, original music by Glass and the Kronos Quartet; and Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, performed by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in tandem with the 1927 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc." For a season brochure call ( 416) 872- 4255. THE SCARBOROUGH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Music Director: Jerome David Summers Principal Pops Conductor: Howard Cable General Manager: Ann Brokelman Address: 128 Sylvan Ave .. Scarborough, ON M 1 M 1 K3 Phone: 416·261-0380 Fax: 416·261-0652 E·mail: spo _ Website:"spo The 21st Season of fine offerings by The Scarborough Philharmonic promises to inspire and entertain you as never before. From our heroic opening of Music From the Top of the World October 21, 2000 through the glorious Baroque Christmas December 9, 2000, the passion of A New Romance February 10, 2001 with Mark Dubois to the brilliance of Power and Poetry May 5, 2001 with legendary pianist Ronald Turini, you will experience the greatest of soul-stirring classics. Pops Conductor Howard Cable, will take you on a journey with Musical Tribute to the 20th Century on November 18, 2000. His unique arrangements and tenor soloist John McNab will be the entertairunent highlight of the year! For the 1 young at heart, plan to share our very special Family Concert with family and friends on April8, 2001. Music Director Jerome David Summers looks forward to meeting audience members at pre-concert talks and following every performance. SONG CIRCLE Presented by Brahm Goldhamer (416)422·1489 Toronto's newest vocal recital series, Song Circle, realizes Brahm Goldhamer's dream - a permanent platform for that most intimate musical form, the art song. Widely acclaimed as pianist, accompanist, and coach, Goldhamer, currently aRCM faculty member, will accompany all four concerts. A Sunday matinee series, Song Circle, begins October 15, 2000 at 2 p.m. with a concert of Spanish songs feawring Puerto Rican-born tenor Guillermo Silva-Marin, best known here for his long' association with Opera in Concert m1d Toronto Operetta Theatre. On November 26, 2000, soprano Marjorie Sparks sings works ofPurcell, Rameau, Ravel and Hugo Wolf. February 11,2001 feawres 19-year-old basso Robert Pomakov, third prize winner in the recent , Operalia competition in Los Angeles. And April29 feawres dramatic coloratura Victoria Taranova making her Toronto debut. All concerts are at Toronto's historic Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. Subscription packages: (adults) and (swdents and seniors); single tickets, /. SOUNDSTREAMS CANADA Artistic Director: Lawrence Cherney General Manager: Andrew G. Gann Address: 642 King Street West, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M5V 1 M7 Tel: (416) 504-1282 Fax: (416) 504-3033 E·mail: cherney/soundstreams Soundstreams Canada, established in 1981 by its current and founding Artistic Director, Lawrence Cherney, exists to foster and promote Canadian creation in music and music theatre. It produces three ongoing programs: D Encounters in new music opens November 5 with ihe spectacular University Voices 2000. The 12 best university choirs from coast to coast will kick off the Massey Hall New Music Festival with a programme including the Credo from R. Murray Schafer's . Apocalypsis. February 13: The Swedish Radio Choir under Eric Ericson; April and May, feawred composers James MacMillan (UK), James Rolfe, Chris Paul Harman and Ana Sokolovic; May-June, Harry Somers' Serinette. D Encounters Two, Music Theatre for Young Audiences will premiere Michael Greyeyes' Nunatsuaq, music by James Rolfe, in January 2001. D Northern Encounters, a biennial festival of the arts of the circumpolar nations, will present a festival of music theatre for young audiences in cooperation with Young Peoples' Theatre in 2002. world's most talented performers throughout the 2000/2001 season. Guest artists of the 2000/2001 season include Canadian fortepianist David Breitman in Mozart and Beethoven Quintets; lutenist Paul O'Dette in a programme ofltalian and English works for strings; Karina Gauvin in Mozart's Exultate! and violinistMonica Huggett performing the Mendelssohn Octet for Strings. The virwosity of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, directed by Ivars Taurins, is highlighted in Choral Counterpoint, a programme of masses by Bach and Zelenka; The Bach Dynasty, a programme celebrating J.S. Bach, his cousins and sons; and 3 performances ofHandel's Messiah at Trinity-St. Paul's, followed by the rousing Sing-Along Messiah at MasseyHall. Two new CDs feature the music of J. S. Bach: Coffee and Peasant Cantatas on Analekta and Bach Motets on CBC Records. Box Office: (416) 964-6337. TALISKER PLAYERS Address: 105-678 Broadview Ave. Toronto, ON M4K 2P2 Phone: (416) 466-1800 Fax: (416) 466-2264 Email: Contact: Mary McGeer, Manager Talisker Players, the choral music orchestra, is well known to choirs and their audiences throughout southern Ontario. Since its founding in 1995 the ensemble has gained an enviable reputation for excellence in the art of choral accompanying. Its repertoire ranges from baroque (on original or modern instruments) to 21st cenwry, and includes several world premieres. This season, Talisker Players. takes its skills in vocal/instrumental collaboration into the more intimate realm of chamber music, with its first subscription series. The group's core string quartet, augmented as necessary by additional instruments, is joined by some of Canada's leading vocal soloists for three fascinating programmes. The season offers a wide range of music, from Schubert and Faun! to Virgil Thomson, and includes commissioned works by Alexander Rapoport and Andrew Ager. The first concert, What Dreams May Come, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:00p.m. atTrinity­ St. Paul's Centre (see listings) THE TALLIS CHOIR Musical Director: Peter Walker Address: 186 Clonmore Drive, Scarborough ON M 1 N 1 Y 1 Telephone (tickets): (416) 483-0559 pr (416)691-8621 E-mail: The Tallis Choir, under the direction of Peter Walker, opens its 23rd season on October 21 with The Funeral of J.S. Bach and a recreation of music from July 1750, including themotets "Jesu Meine Freude" and "Lobe! Den Herrn", with guest artist, organist Christopher Dawes. St. James' Cathedral, King & Church, 8 pm. The remainder of the season will take place in the Church of St. Martin' s-inthe-Fields. A Renaissance Christmas on December 2 features the Mass for Four Voices of Byrd with festive choral music by Victoria, Palestrina and Lass us. Music for Bloody Mary on March 31 tU OCTOBER 1, 2000 • NOVEMBER 7, 2000 Whole note 37

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