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Volume 6 Issue 4 - December 2000/January 2001

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  • Toronto
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Mark DuBois & Mark

Mark DuBois & Mark Pedrotti, soloists; Stuart Laughton, trumpet; Sinfonia Toronto; Lydia Adams, conductor. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416·217·0537. ,.' - 8:00: Les AMIS Con'certs. Ishmael Wallace, piano. C.P.E.Bach: Sonata in B flat; Chopin: 4 Mazurkas Op.33; Pepa: Prelude I (world premiere); Enescu: Sonate pour piano Op.24 #1; Schumann: Kreisleriana Fantasien. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 905·773· 7712. ,(st). - 8:00: Ma~sey Hall. Roch Voisine. Hits & Christmas favourites. 15 Shuter. 416·872- 4255. :50 to .50. - 8:00: North Toronto Women's Chamber Choir. Carols and WinterSongs. Lewis: En, Nocte Venit Media (world premiere); music in celebratio.n of Christnias, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Anne Yardley, director; Beverly Lewis. accompanist. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. E. 416·485·2259. ,, under 12 free. - 8:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. On Christmas Night. Programme of seasonal readings & music. Shawn Grenke, piano/ organ; Sidgwick Scholars, soloists; John · Fraser, host; Brainerd Blyden·Taylor, music director. Christ Church Deer Park, 1'570 Yonge St. 530-4428. ,. - 8:00: Toronto Consort. The Little Barley·Corrie. Works from the Toronto Consort's CD of the same name; new arrangements and dances. David Greenberg, violin; Ben Grossman, percussion & hurdy gurdy; Katherine Hill, soprano & viola da gamba. Trinity·St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 964·6337. ·, - (sr/ st). - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Music on Campus. Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est; Pinkham: Christmas Cantata. U of T Choirs & Brass Ensemble; Dore.en Rao, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416· 978·3744. ,. - 8:15: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Voices of Christmas. Borodin: Polovetzian Dances; arias by Verdi & Lehar; ·music by Humperdinck, Strauss & Cavacos; other selections. Hu Xiao-Ping, soprano; Toronto Cantata Chorus; Tak-Ng Lai, conductor. Richview Collegiate Auditorium, 1738 Islington. 416-239-5665. ,. - 9:00: .TRANZAC Club. Club Ojango Sextet of Toronto. Hot club/gypsy swing. 292 Brunswick. 410-3655. On Christmas Night A program of seasonal music and readings, with John Fraser, Master of Massey College 8:00pm Friday, December 8, 2000 Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street (N.ofSt Clair) Tickets are for adults for students. Call ( 416) 530-4428 Saturday December 09 - 2:00: Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church. Second Saturday Concert: Music for Advent. Roberta Laking, soprano; Richard Leach, piano; Elisa Mangina, organ. 190 Medland St. 416·769·6176. Free. - 2:30: EMPressions Show Choir. Swing 'N' Christmas. Guests: Artillery Pops Swing Band; David J. King, conductor. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 416·24B-0410. , group rates. - 5:00: Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto. An Evening with Lynette and Friends. Performances by Kiwanis Festival winners. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-231-1841. . I - 7:00: Coro San Marco/Pietro Drago Orchestra. Christmas Concert. Daniel Colla, artistic director. St. Augustin of Canterbury Church, 80 Shoreham Dr. 416-661 ·8221 . ,... 7:30: ARCADY. Handel· Messiah. In authentic Baroque style. Ron Beckett, dire~tor . Covenant Reformed Church, 259 Albion Road. 416-245·3940. ,. Proceeds to Timothy Christian School, Rexdale. - 7:30: Bach Children's Chorus/Bach Chamber Youth Choir. What Sweeter Music? Daley: What Sweeter Music (premiere); seasonal music. Eleanor Daley, piano; Linda Beaupre, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870- 8000. ,. - 7:30: Etobicoke Youth Choir. A Winter Celebration. Traditional Christmas music. Guests: Barrie Regional Youth Choir; LouiseJardine & Catherine Robertson, directors; Pascal Du Perron & Jane Snyder, accompanists. St. Luke's United Church, · 516 The Kingsway. 416-742-3949. ,. - 7:30: Oakham House Choir of Ryerson Polytechnic University/Toron~o Sinfonietta. Choral Concert. Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise Op.52; Albinoni: Trumpet Concerto Op. 7 #6;.sing-along Christmas carols. Lisa Ainsworth, soprano; Deborah Dveres, mezzo; Michael Fedyshyn, trumpet; Matthew Jaskiewicz, director. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. West. 416· 699·3390. (door), (advance). Oakham House Choir of Ryerson Polytechnic University The Toronto Sinfonietta Matthew Jaskiewicz conductor Jfymn of

Christmas. Ron Clayson, conductor. Central United Church, Weston Rd. at King, Weston. 416-292-4646. ,. - 8:00: Annex Singers. Carol Concert. Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel;' carol sing-along. Lawrence Goudge, director. St. Thomas Church, 383 Huron St. 416· 924-9883. ,. - 8:00: Deer Park Concerts. Handel: Messiah. Christ.mas sections & Hallelujah Chorus. Carla Huhtanen, Christine Stelmacovich, Dennis Giesbrecht & Michael Thomas, soloists; Deer Park Choir & chamber orchestra; William Wright, conductor. 129 St. Clair Ave. West. 416- 962-3381. . - 8:00: Flying Cloud Folk Club. Paddy Keenan, uilleann pipes. With Tommy O'Sullivan. & Comhaltas. TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416·410·3655. ,. - 8:00: Heliconian Hall. Elizabeth Macmillan, violin & Jane Blackstone, piano in Recital. Works by Moz.art, Kreisler, Grieg, Szymanowski & Gardiner. 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-781·2009. ,. - 8:00: Living Arts Centre Miss,ssauga. The Arrogant Worms: Christmas Turkey. Guitar, bass & tight harmonies. Royal Bank Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, · Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . - 8:00: Orchestra Toronto. Mozart: Divertimento in F K.138; Bach/Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in d; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919). Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 416-467-7142. ,. - 8:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Glorify the lord! Works by Ager, Mendelssohn, Praetorius & Rutter. Eric Friessen, reader; Trillium Brass Ensemble; Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill, organ. Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416·494-7889. ,, (children under 12). - 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic. The Glory of Baroque Christmas. Vivaldi: Concerto in C for Two Trumpets; Gloria in D RV 589; Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op.6 #4 in a, HWV 322; excerpts from Messiah; Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte for Brass Choirs. Bell' Ar.te Singers; Lee Willingham, conductor; Jerome D. Summers, music· director. St. Boniface Church, 142 Markham Rd. 261·0380. ,(sr),(st). - 8:00: Stuart Mclean. A Vinyl Cafe Christmas. Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle. 416-870-8000. .50,,50. - 8:00: Toronto Consort. The little Barley-Corne. Trinity·St. Paul's Church. See Dec. 8. - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 6:45: Pre-Concert Chat. Roy Thomson Hall. See December 6. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Chamber Orchestra. Bach: Sinfonia to Cantata #42; Zelenka: Overture in F; Vivaldi: Concerto in C; C.P.E. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D; Mozart: Symphony #40. Kevin Mallon, conductor. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978- 3744. ,. Sunday December 10 - 1 :00: Harbourfront Centre/Jeunesses Musicales of Ontario. Cushion Concert: Trio Contrastes - A Winter's Delight. Stories & music of Christmas & Hanukkah. Barbara Budd, host. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queens Quay West. 416·973-4000. . _:_ 1 :00 & 3:00: Roy Thomson ,Hall. Sharon, Bram & friends: Sing in the Holidays. 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255. .50,.50, family packs. - 2:00: Living Arts Centre Mississauga. franklin's Big Adventure. Musical.for children. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . - 2:30: Stuart Mclean. A Vinyl Cafe Christmas. Convocation Hall. See December 9. - 3:00: Baroque Music Beside the Grange. Christmas with Corelli. Music includes Corelli: Folia Variations; Christmas Concerto; French Noels; old English ·carol tunes. Julie Baumgartel, violin; Colin Savage, recorder; Michael Jarvis, harpsichord; Margaret Gay, cello. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416·588· 4301. ,. - 3:00: Concertsingers. See What Joy Has Come to Us. Brahms: 0 Heiland, Reis die Himmel Aul; Maxwell Davies: Five Carols; music by Britten, Kodaly, Rachmaninoff, Victoria & others. Peter Tiefenbach, music director. Saint Thomas's Church,' 383 Huron St. 416-769-7991. ,, group rates. - 3:00: Echo Women's Choir. Round the World in Song. Balkan & Georgian songs; St. Andrew's United Church Dexter Roberts, Conductor presents ·A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 1Qth at 4:30 p.m. J Performing arrangements of well-known Advent and Christmas carols by Toronto composers Andrew Ager, Benjamin Bolden and Michael Sawarna, as well as Giles Swayne's Africa-inspired "Magnificat." St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor Street East (Beside the Alliance Film Building) (416) 929-0811 Gingerbread and cider reception to follow service www.pathcom.com/ "'Standrew . THE TORONTO CONSORT presents HE LITTLE BARbEY-CO ME Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9, 2000 A Christmas celebration of rollicking ballads, fiddle tunes, enchanting noels, irresiStible dances and carols with guests , David Greenberg, violin Ben Grossman·, percussion & hurdy,gurdy Katherine Hill, soprano & viola da gamba FR9M MEDIEVAL TO MILLENNIAL Friday & Saturday January 12 & 13, 2001 An evening uniting the artistic achievements of the Middle Ages with those of the 21st century featuring The Toronto Consort, medieval ensemble _ Jessica Runge, choreographer and dancer Aqsarniit, Inuit throat singers A new work by Christos Hatzis Video presentation created by Alison Mackay & Don Sinclair Trinity,St. Paul's United Church 427 Bloor Street West For Tickets call (416)964-6337 I DECEMBER 1, 2000 - JANUARY 31, 2001 . Wholenote 33

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