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Volume 6 Issue 7 - April 2001

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soprano Janet Obermeyer

soprano Janet Obermeyer will be singing solo cantatas in a ' program which includes music by Bach, Buxtehude, Campra, Telemann, Bruhns and Handel (April 28) with violinists Julie Baumgartel and Karol Gostynski, cellist Laura Jones, and harpsichordist William Wright. Now this promises to be . an uplifting and cheery progr

music. And not in a token way, but in a way that will enrich the experience of the choir and the audience. Choral Scene will pass on new and unusual choral programming ideas in this column, so please contact me Stephanie Martin "I've wanted to do it for a long time because it's a great piece. I first heard it in Buffalo about seven years ago, and it just blew me away. There's no piece quite like it. Messiah, Creation, Elijah are all biblical texts, but this text is a flight of fancy and it's imaginative. I think it captures r your imagination in a different way. I hope we'll plant a seed of interest and people will learn through WholeNote or by e-mail and we'll start compiling ideas of music we want to hear!! Larry Beckwith can be reached at to love it. ...It's a really big hit in Britain. Of course it's Elgar, and he's their great national hero. It's off the beaten track compared with Messiah and Creation and Elijah. Probably part of the reason it hasn't caught on here is that it's so expensive to produce. It requires a huge orchestra - a Wagnerian orchestra. And the choral forc~s needed are huge. [Pax Christi Chorale has expanded from 60 to 90 for this work.] The choir is divided into two choruses and there's a semichorus on top of that. " The speaker is Stephanie .Martin, director. of Pax Christi Chorale. The topic is Pax Christi's April 28, 29 presentation of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. Thefu.ll text of the interview, conducted by Julia Armstrong, can be found on the WholeNote Website at Toronto Children's Chorus Jean Ashworth Bartle, C.M., 0.0nt. Founder/Artistic Director now taking place for the Chorus' 200112002 Season (September to June) Fo~ more information, call (416) 932-8666 or visit us at A. Come a,.d sing with us ••• you'll love it! ~Ii~ . . ~ THE CHORAL STORE INC.. Perform With the Best ·170 The Donway West, Suite #411 · Toronto, Ontario M3C 2G3 Telephone: (416) 446-7440 •Fax: (416) 4461640 Toll Free: (800) 394-6527 E-mail: 4. HEAR &NOW- New Music by Paul Steenhuisen Spirit and ref ere nee One of my forriler teachers, Louis Andriessen, often said, "All music is about other music." Through influence, assimilation, quotation, ev~n avoidance, composers orient themselves in relation to what precedes them and to other music that.currently resonates in the air. This approach, along with varied examples of spiritualized musk, directly informs much of the new music prominently·heard in Toronto this month. Those who attended the concert The Music of Christos Hatzis, March 23 at Walter Hall, likely have immediately recognized his relation to the New Age Paradigm outlined in his writings (http://www. chass. utoronto. ca/ -chatzis). With frequent and r----~~~~~~~~--. 'lloice &: 9!iano .eessons In your own home · given by a qualified teacher -Reasonable Rates -R&B, POP, Classical -Conservatory Grades (416)767-8779 Mississauga Children's Choir AUDITIONS For the 200 I - 2002 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Are being held in April and May GIRLS AND BOYS (unchanged voices) CHILDREN'S CHORUS Ages 7 - 12 YOUTH CHORUS Ages 12- 17 For information or an Audition Appointment: Telephone: 905-624-9704 Email: unorthodox juxtapositions of incompatible musics from different cultures and settings, Hatzis seeks a new audience for contemporary music, one, uncluttered by the anachronistic shackles of Modernism. He refers to other music as an entrypoint into his developing philosophies of the spiritual in music and the cultural change he envisions. Hatzis' work is a concerted effort toward the spiritual, linking him with New Age ideals and musicians like John Tavener, Arvo Part, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Vangelis, etc: Scottish composer James Macmillan, on the other hand, employs reference and quotation with a more conventional religious intent. On Tuesday, April 17, 8 pm, Soundstreams Canada and CBC Radio Two present another installment of the W'qc ~usi.c otqambcr 217 Danforth Ave. (416) 406-1641 Newand Used Classical and Jazz CDs Trade-ins Accepted Utta Auclair M.Mus. Lyric Soprano A rich and warm voice combined with a'n impeccable preientation! *Available for operas, oratorios, recitals, orchestral works, etc ... * Great packages for weddings, corporate events or any special occasion! * RCM registered teacher (private lessons for all ages / · levels) *Also offering coachiqg in French diction (416) 630-5786 APRIL 1, 2001 - MAY 7, 2001 Whole note 13

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