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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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component of promotion of its associate composers' music, the CMC provides reper- •· toire consultation services to performers, conductors, and the public. The CMC has five regional offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, and Sackville. J.. • tJ CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Richard Bradshaw, General Director Address: 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 • Tel: 416 363-6671 Fax: 416 363-5584 E-mail: Web: Our vision is to challenge and thrill the world with operatic theatre through a passionate commitment to adventure, creativity. innovation and excellence. Our 2001/2002 season opens with two thrilling double-bills. First we've paired Puccini's Il tabarro with ' Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana in a new production directed by Tom Diamond and designed by Teresa Przybylski. Next, the international sensation ofRobert Lepage's production of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Schoenberg's Erwartung is back for another gravity- and mind-defying engagement. In the winter we're bringing back Atom Egoyan's astonishing Salome and pairing it with a Rossini delight: Il viaggio a Reims - a work of vocal pyrotechnics and madcap comedy · featuring Canadian tenor Michael Schade. To close the season next spring we have Russia's greatest opera, Boris Godunov starring Gidon · Saks, and Handel's most popular opera]ulius Caesar starring Ewa Podlece, Isabel · Bayrakdarian; Daniel Taylor and Brian Asawa. For more information on the operas and all of the other-activities of the Canadian Opera Company please visit our website at tJ CANADIAN SINGERS Music Director: Harvey Pattflrson Business Manager: Gale Gingrich. 24 Wheeler Avenue, Toronto, ON M4L 3V2 Tel: 416-690-9629 Fax: 416-693-0049 Music Director Harvey Patterson formed the Canadian Singers in 1988. Since. then this group of experienced vocalists has been dedicated to the performance, promotion and cele~?.~;:ation of Canadian music in all its forms, from pop and folk songs to serious choral works. They have appeared with s~ch artists as Liona Boyd, Natalie Plaster, Mark DuBois, Johnny Cowell, Peter Appleyard and Dave Broadfoot. On October 28th the Singers will present their musical revue "Will the Real Canada Please Stand Up?" in which they will take a light-hearted look at our country's search for its identity. It will be performed at the new Assembly Hall in Etobicoke as part of Autumn ArtsFest. Special guest Is comedian/magician Danny Hamill. On December 14th the Singers' Christmas concert will take place at Montgomery's Inn, Etobicoke. As well, the Singers are now recording a new CD of Canadian songs, including such favourites as "Put Your Hand in the Hand," "Swingin' · Shepherd Blues," "Canadian Sunset and."Song of the Land." tJ CANTORES CElESTES WOMEN'S CHom Director: Kelly Galbraith 12 Gordon Park Dr., Toronto, ON M9B 1J6 Tel: 416-236-1522 www.cantorescele, Cantores Celestes, founded in 1989, is one of the few women's choirs in Toronto. The ensemble, of over 40 women of all ages and from all walks oflife, sings a variety of good music and presents interesting thematic programs often involving participation with other art forms. The members of Cantores Celestes believe in giving back to the community and often donate some of the proceeds of their concerts to local charities or perform at fund-raising events. Cantores Celestes does not rely on government grants to subsidize its activities. · Audience attendance and corporate sponsors are responsible for the continuing success of this highly trained and enthusiastic choir. Cantores Celestes have produced two COs, Bright S/lining as the Sun and Wassail!, and will be releasing another Christmas CD later this year. Cantores Celestes has performed live on CBC Radio and has also been featured ori a CBC video and films for the History Channel. Concerts: Love's Pure Light, December 1, 2001 at 8 pm, Runnymede United Church, music by Hoist, Mechem, Rutter, ; Cantate 2000, April 20, 2002, Andy Morris, percussion. "" " CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Principal Conductor/Music Director: Robert Raines Conductor Emeritus: Clifford Poole Manager: Janis Cadieux Box 51074, 18 Eglinton Square Scarborough ON M 1L 2K2 Box Office: 416 879 5566 Web: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra is a Scarborough based 65-member volunteer symphony under the direction of Robert Raines. This season, CBSO presents seven exciting concerts and partners with community groups to delight a growing audience. CBSO is best known for creation of performance opportunities fQr young performers. A free "Young Artists" concert will be · presented on Sunday September 30, 2001 at 2pm at the ScarboroJ!gh Civic Centre, and features 6 young performers. There are five Saturday evening concerts at Stephen Leacock c Collegiate at 8pm: Nov lO,Dec 15,2001, Feb 9, Mar 23, and Apr 27, 2002. Single tickets are .00 for adults and .00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Subscriptions are·.00 or .00 seniors/ students for 5 concerts. There is a children's program with free musical activities during P6 MUSIC MOSAIC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 . the second half of subscription concerts, for ages 6 tolD, by appointment. · The season finale is a Cabaret Pops Concert at the Blue Danube Restaurant, Friday, May 31 2002 • . " CENTURIES OPERA AsSOCATION Artistic Director: Michele Strano 1138 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, ON M6C 2E2 1 Tel:416-787-37_08 Fax:417-787-1028 "" The C~nt~ries Opera Association, a non-profit orgamzat1on, was formed in 1993. The Company is dedicated to providing Operatic Performance opportunities for Canadian talent in Opera and Concert. Centuries Opera is one of the few Toronto companies offering productions with a full orchestra,Jcenery and costumes. To encourage new talent we also offer yearly workshops with seasoned professionals. Since 1993 we have produced: Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Boheme, Madama Butteifly, EElisir d'Amore and many concerts in the Markham Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. ·we use professional Orchestra Members of the Tqronto Symphony. In 1997 Soprano Gerlinde Strangemann and the Centuries Opera Orchestra, conducted by William Shookhoff, released a CD: "Favoured Melodies of Opera, Operetta and Lied er." . Other conductors have included: Roberto de Clara and Kerry Stratton. Since 1995 we have presented "Opera Magic," an evening of selections from opera, Broadway and song. ( " CHRIST CHuRCH DEER PARK Organist and Director of Music: Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill· Mail: 1570 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8 · ' ' Tel: 416-920-5211 x28 • E-mail: Website: -ccdp/index.shtml.htm Christ Church Deer Park, a busy Anglican parish church serving mid-town Toronto since 1870, is a place where music plays a very important role. Christ Church has been home sinc;e 1982 to the only recent-vintage tracker organ in a Toronto Anglican church. Its choral program includes a Junior Choir, directed this year by Stephanie Martin, and a Senior Choir, who have just produced their first CD recording and areplanning a trip to the West Coast after Easter, 2002. Bruce Kirkpatrick Hill is Organist and Director of Music; Dermot Muir is Assistant Organist. Christ Church runs a Lunchtime Chamber Music Series on Thursday afternoons in October./November !lnd April/May. This is the sixth season for these concerts, all of which begin at 12:30. Admiss~on is by donation. An Organ Recital Series occurs Sunday nights in Lent. V'' With its Yonge Street location (near th1;'st 1 • Clair TIC station), fine acoustics, modern facilities, flexible stagiQg, and seating for 500, Christ Church is an increasingly popular venue for outside concerts during the year.

CHUROI OF THE HOLY TRINITY and MUSI(: MONDAYS Music Coordinator: Becca Whitla Administrator: M argot Linken, Mail: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq., Toronto, ON M5G 1B1 TEil: 416-598-4521 Fax 416-598-'1432 E-mail Web site: . The Church of the Holy Trinity is one of the oldest churches in Toronto (1847) and boasts a magnificent acoustical space and two fine concert instruments (piano and organ). Led by Music Coordinator and Organist, Becca Whitla, the church produces The Christmas Story each December. Admission is free to this magical event although tickets must be reserved in Nov,ember1at 416·598·8979. Holy Trinity also hosts three musical series: Music Mondays, a summer noon-hour concert series. from May to September featuring a diverse range of young professi~naJ · · musicians; Salon des Refuses, a series of 3 .contemporary music concerts featuring local composers and performers; and, new this year, the Torohto Early Music Centre (416·966· · 1409), which will be holding concerts the 2nd Sunday ~f ea1=h month from 2:30·3:30-Qanjune). In addition to these regular S!!ries, Holy Trinity also welcomes other musical events and also meetings that focus on social justice issues. On Friday November 16'h, the church will host :~Mystical Evening of Chant: Medi~al . chants ofHildegard von Blngen sung in candlelight" featuring soprano Norina Gentile. CHUROI OF ST. SIMON·THE·APOSTLE CHom Director of Music: Thomas. Bell Mailing Address: 525 Bloor St E., Toronto, ON M4W 1J1 ' · Tel: 416'923-8714 x208 ' ' COllABORATIONS; A CHAMBER ARTS ExPERIENCE ) Artistic director: Valerie.Kuinka Website: Collaborations was founded in December 1996 by violis~/stage director Valerie i

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