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Volume 6 Issue 9 - June 2001

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OUR READERS WR1T£ Not so, ••• Sorry to be a self-appointed accuracy watchdog. A while back I noticed that a fundraising brochure [for the upcoming Soundstreams Production of Harry Somers' and James Reaney's opera] "Serinette" featured a colour portrait of John Graves Simcoe, a mistake since he has no connection with the opera and in fact left Canada twenty years prior to the events depicted. Now I find, in the story by Sarah B. Hood in the May "WholeNote," further little errors. Knowing how inaccuracies tend to multiply until they assume historical status, I'm writing you, hoping that the proper facts can be presented. The memorial tablet in the south porch of St James's (it's not a "tombstone") names John Ridout (not "Colin"), son of Thomas Ridout, surveyor- Serinette general, who was "assigned to an early grave" at the age of eighteen on 12 July 1817. I think his first name is never mentioned in the opera. (Godfrey Ridout, the composer, was descended from this family .) Samuel Jarvis, John R. 's opponent in the duel, was later acquitted - perhaps, as many felt at the time, owing to pressure on his behalf by members of the Family Compact. Colin Jarvis, Samuel's "younger brother," is a fictional character, an invention of the librettist, James Reaney. Cheers, John Beckwith (Serinette is being presented at St. James Cathedral May 31 and June 2. Full text of Sarah Hood's May article can be found on the WholeNote website at Ed.) Announcing DISCOVERIES, THE WHOLENOTE'S CD FORUM The WholeNote is pleased to announce the introduction of DISCOVERIES - a CD review section designed to complement and enhance our pre-eminent coverage of Toronto's live classical and new music concert scene. Debuting in our July/August issue, DISCOVERIES will be edited by David Olds and will feature reviews by WholeNote columnists and independent contributors. CDs will be considered for review in the following four categories: 1. New releases - newly released (or re-issued) CDs relevant to our magazine's coverage of the music scene 2. "Concert prep" - CDs, new or otherwise, which tie in with events being featured in the concurrent issue of the magazine 3. "Worth repeating" - CDs previously released, but still generally available, deemed particularly noteworthy by a member of our editorial panel 4. "lndie list" - CDs independently released by individuals or groups active in the local music scene The WholeNote welcomes your participation and looks forward to your cooperation in making DISCOVERIES a lively addition to our magazine and to our website: Catalogues and review copies of CDs should be sent to: The WholeNote, 60 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto ON MST 2N4 For more information contact David Olds at or call 416.535.7740. CLASSICAL CD RECORDING PROJECTS Our All-Inclusive packages include: •All recording, production and mixing by our Juno or Emmy award winning producers •All recording done in a world class 24 track digital studio OR live location multi-track recording (8, 16 or 24 tracks) •All artwork/graphics and design by top graphic designers •All final film and colour printing of covers and traycards • Manufacturing of all CD or cassette product • Barcode and catalogue number for your recording •All tape costs (2" analog tape optional), CDR Master and CD Glass Master • Distribution of your finished product to key local or regional retail music stores If you have already recorded your CD, take advantage of our All-inclusive Manufacturing Package which includes all CD art/design, final film, printing and manufacturing. YOUR PRODUCT IS OUR PRODUCT If you are considering a Recording Project call: PEROS MUSIC INC. 416-252-890 I PHONE 1-800-529-1696 .TOLL FREE ANYWHERE IN CANADA AND THE U.S. Wholenote JUNE 1, 2001 - JULY 7, 2001

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