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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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Music Centre present Alison Crum and Roy Marks in a recital of English divisions, German sonatas & French suites. Oct 19 the exciting new early music ensemble, I Furiosi, · will embark on a musical tour "from the cradle to the 'the four last things' (Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell)". Indeed, Oct 19-20 is something ofa Baroque climax. the Baroque Players of Hamilton also perform on the 19th, and both Arbor Oak Trio and Duo L'Intemporel on the 20th . . Guaranteed to be a spectacular event, Opera Atelier revives its production of Mozart's The Magic Flute (Oct 25) with singers Daniel Belcher, Meredith Hall, Gerald Isaac, Gillian Keith, Peggy Kriha Dye & other performers, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, all under the baton of resident conductor David Fallis. . Music for All Hallows (Oct 27) offers The Tallis Choir presents "A Renaissance Hallowe'en" with music from the Golden Ag~ of polyphony in ·Spain and England - including Tomas Luis da Victoria: Requiem for Six Voices, Christopher Tye: Missa Euge Bone, William Byrd: Mass of All Saints. AND FURTHER AFIELD Johann Sebastian and Son - Johann Sebastian Bach came from a long line of musicians and · himself fathered four sons who were eminent composers. Of these, Car! Philipp Emanuel is the best known. Te Deum Concerts presents a program featuringtwo.great concerti (October 19)- J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins & strings; C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in Eb Major for oboe and strings. plus two major organ preludes and fugues by the senior Bach. Ruth Hoffman & Margot Jewel!, violins; Nicolai Tarasov, oboe; Richard Bimey-Smith, harpsichord/conductor. Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton. Frank T. Nakashima ifranknak@interlog. corn) is. the President ofthe Toronto Early Music Centre; a non-profit charitable organization which promotes the appreciation of historically-informed performances of early music. 3 ~CIO~ Choir ~f!er a. Songfest, directed . • EN . by their mtenm conductor Ron Cheung. · In their short history, by Larry Beckwith Brainerd Blyden-Taylor's I want to begin this month's Nathaniel Dett Chorale has been column by congratulating involved in many fascinating WholeNote for celebrating projects, including Nelson , Toronto's diverse and impressive Mandela's visit to the Sky Dome musical community in Music in 1998 and several collaborations Mosaic--the member profile with Toronto's leading jazz special section within this issue. I performers. On Oct 23, they will ·· am specially proud to say that it participate irt Harbourfront's inchides dozens of profiles of tribute to Peter Gabriel ("World Toronto choirs, from the major Leader") along with arranger . organizations to the neighbour- Donald Quan, guitarist John hood amateur choir. This is Gzowski and several other indeed a positive' sign that choral , music-making·is alive and well in every corner of this city. Octolier as .always brings many choral highlights, beginning the day after Thanksgiving weekend with what promises to be a splendid performance of Verdi' s Requiem by the Canadian Opera Company orchestra and chorus directed by Richard Bradshaw. This is another in the ongoing series of COC concerts at the George WestonRecital Hall. On Oct 13, the Amadeus Choir, directed by Lydia Adams, opens its season with a concert of music for organ and choir featuring works by its accompanist, Eleanor Daley. Also on the program is Gabriel Faun~'s charming Messe Basse for . women's voices. · (There are not many details to go on, but a visiting choir from Denmark is listed as performing on the St. James' Cathedral lunch hour program on October 16. It might be well . worth contacting their office at 364-7865 x224 for information.) Oct 19, the. Elmer Iseler Singers begin their 2001-2002 schedule with a program that includes local composer Christos Hatzis' Everlasting Light, for alto, tenor, bass, percussion and choir. The soloists (Daniel Taylor, Benjamin Butterfield, Russell Braun and Beverly Johnston) are first rate. The choir will complete the program with Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli._, The same night, the Toronto Camerata, under Melva Treffinger Graham, present a world music celebration with their guests Ballet Creole; and the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth 12 Wholenote OCTOBER 1, 2001 - NOVEMBER 7, 2001 performers. Two noteworthy choirs take part in Arts'Etobicoke's Autumn ArtsFest on the weekend of Oct 26-28. On the Friday night, Jerzy , Cichocki's Victoria Scholars give a concert featuring music for 'male choir from several different eras in music history. And on Sunday, October 28, the Canadian Singers, conducted by Harvey Patterson, present "Will the Real Canada Please Stand Up?" with magician Danny Hamill. Also on Oct 26, the awardwinning Exultate Chamber Singers celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special gala concert presentation of Carmina Burana by Car! Orff. John Tuttle's 20-member choir has added 20 more singers and soloists from its alumni roster-for the performance. The current choir will also sing Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms on the same program. Both pieces will be offered with two-piano and percussion accpmpaniment. Earlier in the month, the choir - which won the chamber choir category in the 2ood CBC Choral Competition -· will participate in the Let The Peoples Sing competition as Canada's entry. Choirs from around the world compete for the coveted Rose Bowl. Tune in to CBC's Choral Concert on Sunday mornings for more details. The following evening (Oct 27), the celebrated Vancouverbased vocal ensemble Musica Intima will appear in concert at St. Clements' Church. Twelve professional singers make up the personnel of Musica Intima, they are self -directed and they perform a wide variety of vocal music. If you're not able to hear them in Toronto, they have two other concerts planned in Peterborough and Ottawa. For details, contact their website at Other choral events taking place on the last weekend of October include the Mississauga Choral Society singing Durufle (Oct. 27), the Tallis Choir singing Music for All Hallows, '­ including music by Victoria, Tye So You Want To Do Something You Did In High School, Huh? · •!• •!• •!• .::.1: ro ~~;: ~1'- J ~ BARUEASHOfl:>lfJiS Muscles sore? Wind gone Can't play ball anymore? Remember singing? Call John Kirk at 905-707-7099 For more informatipn on this newfound hobby

and Byrd (Oct. 27) and two concerts at the University of , Toronto, directed by Robert Cooper and Doreen Rao. Also on Oct 28: the Vesnivka Choir sings the music of Zanoby Lawryshy.n; Ian Grundy's brilliant VocaiPoint choir sings psalm settings by Schoenberg, Poulenc, Bruckner, Bemstein and others, and the Toronto Children's Choir welcomes their guests from London, the superb Amabile ·Youth Singers and the Michigan State University Children's Choir.· I will have news of many special events in November, including a special concert by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to remember the victims of the September 11 attack on New York City, and the 20th anniversary. concert by I vars Taurins' Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. As always, I can be reached at dunnbeckwith@sympatico. ea AUDITIONS to sing Scott Macmillan's CELTIC MASS for the SEA in Carnegie Hall on June 10, 2002, 5 days/4 nights at the Grand Hyatt Hotel plus boat cruise in New York City for US 9 + (airfare not included) Tomnto auditions on October 20/21,2001 or 416-928-6991 "tour" The North Toronto Women's Chamber @j . ~hoir still has openings for singers in all sections, especially altos. Some music reading ability - is required. For an audition or more information call Anne Yardley at 416-485-2259. Lydia Adam's, Conductor 2001-2002 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES #1 -MYSTICAL VOICES 11 Friday, October 19, 200i, 8:00p.m. St. James' Cathedral, King & Church Streets Special Guest Artists: Amadeus Chamber Choir; Daniel Taylor, counter tenor, Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Russel Braun, baritone; Beverley J ohnston, percussiqn. Includes a special performance of Everlasting Light - , Christos Hatzis, dedicated to the !J'lemory of Dr. El mer Iseler and Miss,a Papae Marcelli - Palestrina #2- NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL Sunday, November 18, 2001, 8:00p.m. Massey Hall, Shuter & Victoria Streets Elmer lsele.r Singers join with the renowned chorus ARS NOVN Denmark featuring Tremblay's monumental choral/orchestral masterpiece Vespers. ' Special Gu,est Conductor, Paul Hillier; Robert Cram, Flute In collaboration with Soundstreams Canada · #3- HANDEES MESSIAH Friday, December 7, 2001, 8:00 p.m. St. James' Cathedral, King & Church Streets Soloists: .Leslie Fagan, soprano; Sandra Grabam, alto; Mark Dubois, tenor; Mark Pedrotti, bass. • With Orchestra #4- INTERNATIONAL VOICES . Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 8:00p.m. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. Special Guest Artists: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with Special Guest Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste. In collaboration with Soundstreams Canada #5- VOICES IN CELEBRATION Monday, June 3, 2002, 8:00p.m. St. James' Cathedral, King & Church Streets Special Guest Artists: Amabile Youth Sin,gers; Musical Directors: John Barron and Brenda Zadorsky Featuring works by Holman, Daley, Luedeke, Dvorak. In cooperation with the Toronto International Choral Festival "Joy of Singing" Package #1: Fun Series (all 5 concerts) - Adult 5 StudenVSenior 0 Package #2: Concerts 1, 3, & 5 - Adutt StudenVSenior Package #3: co'ncerts 1 & 3 - Adult Student'Senior Package #4: Concerts 2 & 4 - Adult Student'Senior FOR INFORMATION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Call 416-217-0537 Monday to Friday 9- 5 pm OCTOBER 1, 2001 - NOVEMBER 7, 2001 Wholenote 13

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