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Volume 6 Issue 9 - June 2001

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· CONCERT Nons •:• EARL v Music, CHORAL SCENE . Critical Mass - a musical initiative to help the homeless (freewill offering to the "Out .of the Cold" program) presents the Mass for 4 Voices by William Byrd (June 26). This ranks highly among the finest choral compositions (circa 1600, England) of the Tudor period. website: htUJ:// snaruiingturtle. ne.t/criticalmass Did I tell you that the website of The Shrine to Music Museum is one of 250 familyfriendly sites. chosen for inclusion in the book, Internet Family Fun:The Parent's Guide to Safe Surfing by Bonnie Bruno with Joel Comm (see - http:// familyfun/ index.html)? The Museum'.s site was also chosen for The Fine Site, a German cultural site - finesite/ -·a site, which "features only websites really worth a visit, focusing on virtual exhibits' on the web, arts, . photograph, and design." The Museum's page was the only musical instrument website to be featured. The Shrine to Music Museum, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390, telephone (605) 677-5309, or visit the website - I would like to draw your attention to another extraordinary early music website - - which is ~ hosteg by the non-profit Medieval Music & Arts Foundation and maintained by a devoted Todd Michel McComb, a fulltime internet resident since 1985 !While this site provides great amounts of information for the novice, it also offers many re~ources for professionals. , There are answers to those "Frequently Asked Questions", such as "What is Early Music?" as well as explanations of "What are hexachords?" and "Pythagorean Tuning," riot to mention the "Complete Lyrics of Guillaume de Machaut". There are links to information on buying or making .instruments, individual home pages of these makers and specific instrument resources, retail outlets for early music and al'so music related sites. Other pages on this site include: Performer web pages, Scores & sources online, Instrument builders online, Our discussion forum; CD index with search, and ·some performer/composer discographies. This is an informationpacked site driven by an educa- tional mission. No frills. No fancy graphic designs or advertising. The emphasis is clearly on delivering the most information in the fastest, most convenient way possible. It's almost frightening to Iea!'n how much stuff is here. It.would certainly deplete your paper supply and put considerable strain on your should you decide to print it all out. Anyway, it's all pretty impressive! Frank T. Nakashima ( is the President of the Toronto Early Music Centre, a non-profit charitable organization. which promotes the appreciation of historically-informed performances of early music and which would be extremely grateful (and will issue a tax receipt) for any donations that you would be willing to make. The , Toronto Early Music Centre is located at 427 BloorStreet West, Box 17, Toronto, Ontario M5S JX7, tel: (416) 966-1409, e-mail: . Website - h1n2JL · 3. ' ' ' CJe)?ML by Larry Beckwith The month of June always puts me in mind of the International Choral Festivals of 1989 and 1993. I am happy to report that plans are well underway for next June's festival _wh\ch promises to be very exciting. There are many interesting choral events happening this ip.ontl1, however, including the Annual Conference of Chorus America and severa.l special conceits featuring our best and brightest choirs. · The first weekend of the month is packed with choral concerts. The Canadian · Children's Opera Chorus presents its annual Apprentice Choirs concert on June 1 at Christ Church Deer Park; while across the street the Yorkminster Baptist Choir gives a com;ert of favourites by Vaughan Williams , and Glick. The same evening sees the Orpheus Choir in a latin mood at St. James Cathed~al. The · following evening, All the King's Voices take part in a ........ & .., T VA'-''"'"' .. u .o ...... Y'·'"'"· .. ............. 12 wholenote JuNE 1, 2001 .: JuLv 7, 2001

concert performance of Puccini's Tosca. David King's choir has been branching out into all sorts of unusual musical territories, this year. Also on that night is Brad Ratzlaffs swansong as conductor of the Jubilate Singers. They present a concert of Canadian works celebrating the co.ming of spring. A warm WholeNote welcome to the hundreds of - choral devotees qescending on the city of Tor6nto from June 6-9 for the 24th annual Chorus America conference. Chorus America is a service organization in the United States that promotes high artistic standards in the choral community. It advocates for fair payment of professional singers and choruses that provide professional services, and it also stimulates greater understanding, r ~ Auditions for Boys' Voices The Choir'of Gentlemen and B'oys · at The Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle • Excellent musical education •Monthly honorarium · •Supervised and secure environment AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE IN JUNE The Church is located downtown, near the Sherboume subway station on Bloor. Thomas Bell, Director of Music 416-923-8714 x 208 Sing tlie c{assics of tlie Clioraf-orcliestra{ 'Repertoire The Toronto Classical Singers' 2001-02 season features Saint-Saens (Christmas Oratorio), Handel (Messiah, Coronation Anthems), Mozart (Coronation Mass), and Haydn (The Creation). Monday rehears~ls begin in Sept. in Yonge/St. Clair area. Call Jane at 416-443-1490. Thinking of recording? TENOR LEAD POSITION(S) St. Andrew's United Church, located at Yonge and Bloor Streets, has an opening for up to two paid. tenor.leads. Applicants must have solid sightreading skills. Solo and recital possibilities. Position to begin in September, 2001. This position is especially attractive as there are . NO MIDWEEK REHEARSALS. We sing good music, too. · Competitive remuneration. For an audition, please call Music Director Dexter Roberts at 416-929-0811 . *************************** fu. . ~ t ··v * 44° * ' '.Jlvocal ensemble . *' ' ' . I An auditioned-chamber choir, is seeking new members for September. Mixed repertoire includes classics, jazz, , · , pop and world music. Performances : 4-6 per year, include concerts & charitable functions. !* . Rehearsals located in the downtown core. !* ! Director : Geoffrey Butler ! ~ . For an audition call : 905-764-5140 t *************************** * * PENTHELIA SINGERS Young Women's Choir , Mary Legge Director ANNUAL AUDITIONS For the 2001 - 02 season Uncover the possibilities at · www.TheAudh;> JuNE 1, 2001 - JuLv 7, 2001 Wholenote 13

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