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Volume 6 Issue 3 - November 2000

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t t t Member profiles 2000, continued MUSIC AT ST. CLEMENT'S Music Director: Thomas Fitches Contact Person: Lee Harmer Address: St. Clement's Anglican Church 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, ON M4R 1H8 Phone: (416) 483·6664 Fax. (416) 483-8586 E-mail: tfitches@stclement's· Besides providing musical leadership for the liturgies on Sunday and other Holy Days, the 11 :00 a.m. adult choir, and the Psallam Spiritu Choir (choristers aged 7- 17) maintain a vigorous program throughout the year. For the last 25 years the church has also supported a parish orchestra, it's members madr up_ of people from the surroundmg community. Some.of the concerts this season revolve around the church's recently rebuilt Casavant Organ. The higl]lights • include: The Inaugural Organ Recital by the British Organist, David Goode on Saturday, Nov. 18"at 8:00 p.m. On Friday Dec. I, at 8:00 p.m. The Trillium . Brass Quintet, and Organist Thomas Pitches will perform; andonSunday, Dec. 10at7:00 p.m., the choir will sing an Advent Carol Service. On Sunday March 25, 2001at4:30 p.m. a concert with organ, choir, and readings on "The Blessed Virgin Mary." THE OAKVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Music Director/Conductor: Roberto De Clara General Manager: Peter J. Kahro Address: 146 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON L6J 1 H4 Tel: (905) 338-1462 Fax: (905) 338-7954 Web site: The Oakville Symphony celebrates its 33rd season this year with some of the most exciting music in symphonic repertoire. Highlights of the 2000-2001 season will include the thrilling Tchaikovsky Symphony #4, both the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and the majestic Symphony #5 · (Reformation), as well as Mozart's sublime Piano Concerto # i. Guest artists for the season will be exciting Russian­ Canadian pianist Alexander Tselyakov, the talented young pianist Andrew Aarons, plus the orchestra's distinguished Concertmaster foseph Peleg and Principal Violoncellist, Jose Shapero. In addition to the regular subscription season, the orchestra will also be performing six sold out performances of the ever~popular Nutcracker in December and two outdoor Pops Concerts at the Waterfront Festival in June. The Oakville Symphony Orchestra provides music for audience's of . all ages. PAX CHRISTI CHORALE Conductor: Stephanie Martin • 122 Song Meadoway, Willowdale ON M2H 2T7 Phone: (416) 494· 7889 Email: Website: Pax Christi Chorale, 'rorontd's Mennonite choir, continues'to maintain a tradition of fine choral singing .. In the fall of 1999, the choir released its first CD, Rejoice! On Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 8 pm and Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm, Pax Christi presents Glorify · the Lord!, a festival of c;arols old and new including music by Ager, Mendels­ .sohn, Praetorius and Rutter, with guest reader Eric Friesen, organist Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, and the Trillium Brass Ensemble. On Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 8 pm and Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm, join us for Dream of Gerontius, Elgar's richly-woven tale of life and death. With tenor Lenard Whiting as Gerontius, mezzo-soprano Laura Pudwell as the Angel, and full orchestra, this rare Canadian performance is not to be missed! Concert venue: Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (at Russell Hill Road, one block east of Spadina, two lights north of St. Clair). For tickets, call (416) 494-7889 THE SKYE CONSORT Toll free: 1 ·866-487·2574 e-mail: seandagher@hotmail.c~m The Skye Consort takes two very old traditions and blends them to create something very 26 Wholenote OCTOBER 1, 2000 - NOVEMBER 7, 2000 new and very exciting. This is the only group to perform and explorer the Celtic repertoire using a counter-tenor voice and baroque string instruments. In fact, ·the group's sound reflects the early music tradition In the context of contemporary interpretations of folk music from Scotland,· Ireland, England, Sweden, France, and Quebec. , Sean Dagher and Alex Kehler have created the musical arrangements of these seldom-heard vocal and instrumental pieces. These arrangements are centred around the counter-tenor voice and exploit the unique blend of instruments in the group. The Skye Consort features . countertenor Matthew White, who has been heard to great acclaim '· ' 'as a sol01st with a great many baroque enst

' t t t Member profiles 2000, continued , audiences likely won't have the opportunity to hear anywhere else and culminating in a gala performance at the Toronto Centre forthe Arts in May. For more information, please call (416) 712-6582. TRILLIUM BRASS QUINTET Contact: Jennifer Schofield or Scott Good Phone: (416) 533·9142 Trillium Brass Quintet celebrates five years of music making together! This Toronto base.ct group of orchestral freelancers is dedicated to the art of ensemble P,laying. Whether basking in the sounds of the 'Renaissance or exploring uncharted territory, Trillium always delivers engaging programs of music for brass. ,Raise your spir.its and your voice (and your glass afterwards) in an evening of music for the Christmas season. Join the TBQ in concert with organist Tom Pitches at St. Clement's Anglican Church, Friday December 1". Once again TBQ returns to the Music Gallery (February 27m, new location) for an exciting concert featuring premieres by Kye Marshall and TBQ bass trombonist, Scott Good. Watch for updates on our spring concerts! ' UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT MUSIC & ARTS SCHOOL Administrator: Julie Arnold 23 Grange Road, Toronto, ON M5T 1 C3 Phone: (416) 598·3444 Fax: (416) 598,4401 Providing affordable, quality program~ for all ages, University Settlement Music & Arts School believes that the arts should be a right, not a privilege. We offer individual lessons on 17 instruments and voice, in a wide range of styles. Group classes are mainly age-specific and include children's music, dance and visual arts, an adult choir and a chamber program. Recitals by students, teachers · and special gue~ts are an integral part of our program. On Sunday, Decembe~ 3 at 7:00 p~ at St. George the Martyr Church (107 John Street) the School and Con.tact Contemporary Music Ensemble are hosting a concert featuring work by living Canadian composers. Special guests , include Eve Egoyan, the Sunrise Quartet and Ting Hong. Tickets ate /, wit.h proceeds going to the School's subsidy fund. OUR MEMBERS WRITE ... *All The King's Voices, who have been featured on CJRT 9i.1 FM, invite you to an open rehearsal wjth the Artillery Pops Swing Band on Friday December 1 at 7:3opm. For more information call (416)225- 2255. · *Canadian Children's Opera Chorus members are following last month's participation in the Canadiam Opera Company's Otello with appearances in the U ofT Faculty of Music Opera Division's world premier production of Gary Kulesha and Michael Patrick Albano's The Last Duel, November 2-5. · *T~e Canadian Music Centre has announced the app~mtment of Sheldon Grabke as the new Ontario, Regional Director, replacing David G,.H. Parsons who is the newly appointed Music Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. Sheldon brings to the position extensive experience in music performance, bu'siness administration and ,music education. ' *The Toronto Consort's newest. recording on: the Dorian label is available across Canada and the USA. The Way of the Pilgrim: Medieval Songs of Travel (DOR-93214) is the ensemble's eighth recording. The Toronto Consort combines voices with an array of period instruments to evoke the exotic sounds of medieval Europe. *The Toronto Symphony Orchestra welcomes Jane ' E. Corbett as Director of Development. Ms. Corbett brings more than 20 years of experience in non-profit arts organizations, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, th~ Vancouver Opera Association and the Canadian Opera Company. *The Women's Musical Club of Toronto announces Yegor Dyachkov, cellist, as the first winner of an important new Career Develop~ent "Artist of the Year" Award. The Award assists exceptional young Canadian musicians alrea~y embarked on professional solo careers, to further their careers through solo concert engagements ;ind professional advic_e. 1 For al I the season's profiles and links to members' websites, visit the Wholenote website at: We buy your classical LP collection _ (like Beethoven: Mozart. StGckhausen) ' we travel anywhere for good collection 314 CH,URCHILL AVE. NORTH YORK, ONTARIO M2R 1E1 CANADA Fax No: (1) 416-224-2964 . Phone No: (1) 416-224-1956 Mlvn,ov 10SMOS. .,;.;,;;c;;;;M==l\i;.;:;..;:== \ NOVEMBER 1, 2000 - DECEMBER .7, 2000 . Wholenote 27

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