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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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CONSORT CARITJ\TIS Howard Dyck, Artistic Director Diane English and Kelly Baxter Goldlng, Operations - Managers P.O. Box22065, Waterloo, ON N2L.6J7 . Tel: 519-744-8644 Consort Caritatis is a ~nique Canadi;m arts organizations that donates the proceeds from its projects to charity. We are about the joy of giving. _ · · Since its inception in 1994, Consort Caritatis, together with Artistic Director Howard Dyck, has successfully' utilized its outstanding musical capabilitie~ to generate funds for humanitarian causes. Over -S,OOOnas be~n contributed directly to· Habitat for Humanity. Mennonite Central Committee, and World Vision. Most recently, as a special Millennium proj~ct, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, with its prayer for outer as well as inner peace, was presented as a fundraiser for agencies supporting land mine survivors. , In June 2002 Consort Caritatis participates in the International Choral Festival's grand ' finale performance ofFranz Schmidt's The Book with Seven Seals. The choirthen embarks ' on a tour of St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Tallinn where we will perform and record Brahm~· Requiem. Recording proceeds will benefit a charity yet to be chosen. Consort Caritatis welcomes new members; if you are a strong choral singer with interest in toui:ing, fun and philanthropy, contact us to arrange an audition. CONTINuuM CONTEMPORARY MUSIC JenniferWaring, Artistic Director•· Micheline Roi, Manager Jane Gerard;Publicist P.O. Box 84678, Bloor West Postal Outlet 2336 Bloor St., W., Toronto, ()N M6S.4Z7 Tel: 416-767-060~ Fax: 416-767-5632 · C~ntinuum's 2001-2002 season begins November 21 at the Massey Hall New Music Festival with new works by Tenney, Thoq1e and Plamondon,- and existing works by Oesterle~ Daoust and M.J. Bake1'. Later concerts include a eo-production with Kitchener-bas_ed NUMUS, a high-flying Continuum ensemble concert, and a poetrybased concert of voice and strings. Continuum presents the work of emerging Canadian composers alongside wprks by established national and foreign composers in its concert series, at festivals, on tour, over the air-waves of the CBC and recordings. The Cha:lmers Award-winning group has collaborated on interdisciplinary projects involving dance and film; future project~ involve installation arid video. ' . Concer-ts feature its ensemble of flute, clarinet ~ violin, cello, piano, and percussion, as well as unusual instrumental· · combinations. The organization has been responsible for commissjoning and · premiering more than 100 new works from emerging Canadian composers in the first stages of significant careers. Continuum plays a direct part in forming the next wave of composers through its bie)lnial Call• for Scores, and through composets workshops, held at U ofT, York, UBC and Banff: linked to poetry. It teaches us that dancing i's more about the freedom of spirit than the ·formidability of technique, and more about being moved than moving. On Nov. 5'\ dOd will perform Gluck iri Montreal. Plans in 2002 include a staged · French opera, an Italian oratorio in Toronto, and European tour. This past spring the company founded it$ own ensemble "Les Muses reunies." ;_ COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA Conductor/ArtisticDirector:TerryKowalczuk , 1 'll' Administrator: Kevin Cha~le,-President DEER PARK CONCERTS Mail: 600 Church St., Toronto, ON M4Y 2E7 Artistic Director: William Wright Tel: 416-963-9404 Fax: 416-926-9737 Administrator: Howard Aitken Program lnfo: 416-925-9872 ext. '2066 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, 9N M4V 1N5 Email: Tel: 416-9622-3381 Fax 416:962-1347 Web Site: The concert series centres on the famous The Orchestra got underway circa 19.84, and Casavant organ given by the late Ch;trles seventeen years later, has become Down- Rathgeb and installed in 1970. He wished his town Toronto's Community Orchestra. instrument to be used to bring the vast Musicians, in the Gay and Lesbian Community repertoire of organ music to· our city. . wa'nted their own public space where they our annual series features outstanding . could play ,musk together and bring tnat · recitalists and includes choral concerts music to an emerging community. Nowadays, featuring the Deer Park Vocal Ensemble, a numbering more than 40 members, we are chamber group which presents renaissance, als·o persons who have a positive outlook baroque and contemporary music. Its , towards those who are lesbian or gay, People Christmas programincludes Messe de Minuit from all walks of life play with us. New by Mart-Antolne Charpentier and the ' ' players are always welcome and there are no Christmas Cantata #142 by J. s. Bach . auditions. We rehearse on Monday evenings: This yea,r our guest artists are Jonathan There are three public concerts each Oldengarm, winner of the .Sir Ernest . seas.on: fall (December 1), as well as winter ~acMillan prize, Michael Capon, organist of and spril).g concelts. Concerts are held in the tlie cathedral in -Fredericton, and Ludger Betty Oliphant Theatre. We play music from Lohmann: a world-renowned artist from classical symphonic works to the modern Germany. · works of Prokofiev, and have had guest , 'concerts; October 20 at 8 pm-- Jonathan performers such as Lub,a Goy of CBC's Royal Oldengarm ·_ varied program;· December 24 at Canadian Air Farce .. We often feature operatic .10 pm_ William Wright- Christmas music for· selections, small ensembles and introduce organ_ FREE; February 16·at 8 pm- Ludger new and emerging performing artists. Lohman - German Romantic music; April 27 - We encourage persons who want to at 8 pm- Michael Capon- French 19th & 20th support tl;le orchestra to become non- century music; December 8tl;l at 8 pm~ Deer performing members who help behind the Park vocal Ensemble. Co11certs '(} scenes: ·DANCE OREMtJS DANSE Artistic Director: Paul James Dwyer Mall: 240 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, ON M6J 387 Tel: 416-536-9002 Fax: 416-536·9002 (Call first) . E-mail: dance OREMUS danse is a Modern Dance company with a live-music mandate, one dedicated to the artis_tic legacy oflsadora Duncan (1877-1927). We mount.staged productions of musical in

music program spans many qifrere~t global traditions, from Klezmer and North American · string-band to Chinese orchestr~. Middle . Eastern chorus and South'Indian music. Classical chamber music, solo recitals and a vocal series spotligl;lting the Concert and Women's Choirs are offered alongside performances of cutting-edge electro-ac6ustic explorations and new music by student composets. And-the jazz FeStival winds up each term with engaging jazz stylings for small combos, choir and big band. Most events are free. Season brochure mailed on request. DUO M argot Rydall, flute & lva_n Zirman, guitar 46 El)1pire 'Ave., :roronto, ON M4M 2L4 ' Tel: 416-463-1011 . · DUO partners Margot Rydall and Ivan Zilman, . bring to their six year collaboration many · seasons of performance inClassicai. jazz and . W?rld Music. Noted for their passionate interpretations and intense communication, DUO's two CDs, DUO (1998) and Collabyrinth (2000) have received critical 'acclaim and regular radio airplay acro_ss Canada. An Asian' concert tour and performances on CBC and Newsworld television are recent highlights of DUO's partnership. Says CBC's Nartcy ' Wilson, they have "an obviously elegant sound that reaches out to a global audi~nce:: DUO's signature performance style mixes serious Classical works with the best of classic jazz standards. Avoiding the usual . flute and guitar repertoire, DUO arranges most of its, own mat~riaL . The upcoming perforin'ance season is a busy one for DUO, including concerts in the Uni~Jersity · of Guelph Concert Series (October._ 11): the Beach Hebrew Institute (November 11); and Roy Thomson Hall (De~ember 14). DUO is delighted to announce the launch of their new web site; which contains their complete promotional portfolio, CD infor~ mation and Concert Calendar. DUO's CDs are, also available online at the Whole Note Store. DUO I:INTEMPOREL Contacts: David Sandaii; MyieneGuay 3011 2 Blandford Street, Toronto ON M6E 3A 7 • Our Music Director, JeffTaylor, has a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from California State University and is a certified Vocal Music Teacher. Our repertoire consists of music . from the 1920's through the 1970's and showtunes from all eras, _as well as music written ih recent years-expressly for our style. Through our own charity. the Harmonize for Speech Fund, we have raised, over three millipn dollars to help-in the t~atment of children and adults suffering from speech- Tel: 416-657-0076 · 1 e-maii: - -for fifteen years baroque flautist Mylene · Guay and harpsichordist David Sandall have· ventured into t4e music of the late 17th to late 18th centuries exploring the rich repertoire composed for flute and - harpsichordfcontinuo. A favourite of kings, the baroque fl~te enjoyed a distinguished. place in music that was never again equalled. Duo L'Intemporel presents programs that• both challenge and move its listeners through informed and sincere perfo~ance. _ Our 2001/2002 season of five concerts will begin on Saturday. October 20 with "More wood Than Wire". Venue to be announced. Watch for 9ur advertisements here in The WholeNote. EARSHOT Art!stii: Director: Scott Good Administrator: Keith Denning 23 Herman Ave., Toronto, ON· M6R 1Y1 Tel: 416-538-2006 E-mail: Website: earshot is an informal group of cpmposers producing concerts of new Canadian music for a wide array of ensembles, always giving more than just an auditory experience: Come to our concerts and find out what we rn:eanl Thus far we have produced a concert for string quartet with percussion (the groundbreaking concert strungout) and a ­ conc~rt for brass quintet (Cri 1 tical Brass). This seaspn (200.1 /2) we are ·expanding our scope and presenting four concerts: for piano (sleight of hand, Sept. 22; 2001 with John Kameel Farah), wind quintet a~d piano; (JewelBox, Dec. 1, 2001, with the Onyx Wind · Quintet); saxophone quartet '(Overtones, Feb. · 2002); and trombone choir (SlideRule, May - 2002), with the support of the Music Gallery and SOCAN Foundation. We invite submissions· for u'pcoming concerts from Canadian composers anywhere or composers resident in Canada. Centact us for submissions, or to join our mailing list, at: or visit our website at Thank' you for supporting Canadian music. . EAST YORK BARBERSHOPPERS Music Director: JeffTayior Contact: John Kirk · Address: 2 Gower St. Toronto, ON M4B 1E4 Tel: 905-707-7099 E-mail: The East York Barbershop.pers chorus, with a c~rrent active membership of about 50 men, . was formed in 1950, to sing-in four-part close harmony, a cappella style (no instruments). We are .a merriber Chapter of the Society: for the Preservation and Encouragement of Battier Sh_op Quartet Singing in America. re-lated problems. We meet to singtevery , Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. and we invite · any man who likes to sing to join us at Harmo_ny Hall, 2 Gower Street, East York. Calljohn Kirk at 905-707-7099 ore-mail ' for further information. ElMER ISELER SINGERS Conductor and Artistic Director: Lydia Adams Administration Manager: JanetJohnson ·2180 Bay\oiew Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3K7 Tel: 416-217-0537 Fax: 519-941-4355 E-mail: Website: The Elnier Iseler Singers, a twenty-voice professional chamber choir founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979 and now conducted by Lydia Adams, has built ari eniriable'international reputation through its conce~s. broadcasts' and recordings throughout Canada, the United States·and on the international concert stage. Known for the unique. beauty of. their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers brlng to life exciting re-pertoin! that .spans sop years of great choral music. The Elmer Iseler Singers have appeared at many national and international festivals, including, ,most,recently, Festival 500, Sharing · the V~ices Festival in Newfoundland. We have performed '18 world premieres in the past two seasons and are considered foremost . champions of Canadian music-' The 2000/ 2001 ~eason saw the Elmer Iseler Singers perform 24 highly successful concerts in the .u.s. as well as a tour to the East Coast of ' Canada. In June 2001, we hosted over 400 ' delegates from the United_States and Canada at the Chorus America 24'h Annual ' Conference held in Toronto. We invite yol,i to become a subscriber for our 2001-2002 Season. ' ELORA FEsTIVAL SINGERS . Noel Edison, Artistic Director Managers:-piane English and Kelly BaxterGoiding . 33 Henderson St., .Box 629,J::iora, ON NOB 1SO Tel (519) 846-9694 Fax (519) 846-59.47 E-mail: Website: The inora Festival Singers is a professional · cha~ber choir originally formed in 1980 by condu.ctor Noel Edison as the principal vocal .. e-nsemble for the Elora Festival. In the spring of 1990, the Singers expanded t\leir-activities beyond the Festival season with a 'tour of Baltimore, Buffalo, New· York City. and Washington: During the past two seasons the choir-has performed in centres throughout southern Ontario. In addition to Elora Festival commitments and their own highly acclaimed Winter. Seri'es, the Singers are regularly featured on the CBC. In November 1997, the Elora Festival 'Singers-released a new Christmas CD : The Mystery of Christmas- on the international· NAXOS label. This CO,. which sold more than 30,000 copies in .the eight weeks following its release, was nominated for a juno Aware\. In 1997, the Elora Festival Singers were appointed as the professional core for the Toronto Merrdelssohn Choir. MUSIC MOSIAC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 P9

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