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Volume 7 Issue 9 - June 2002

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EARLY MUSIC by Frank

EARLY MUSIC by Frank Nakashima It's impossible to cover the "early" beat this month without reference to choral events. (Sorry to intrude on your territory, Larry). The Toronto International Choral Festival, May 3'1 to June 22, introduces this city to amazing vocal talent from around the world. The Vancouver Chamber Choir 1 one of the best and most travelled pFofessional choirs in Canada, will perform a program, June 2, featuring the sonorous Requiem for Six Voices by Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), and works by Weelkes, Janequin, Monteverdi and Morley. From Scotland comes the Dunedin Consort performing music of the Church of England (June 6) - by William Byrd (1543-1623), John Dowland (1562-1626) and others. The world-renowned Huelgas Ensemble, from Belgium, makes its Toronto debut under the direction of Paul Van Nevel (June 11) CLASSICAL in a fantastic program entitled "Mu- Bouchard, harpsichord. . sic of the Flemish Renaissance." Soprano Jenni Hayman, ac- Toronto' s own Tafelmusik companied by lutenist John Chamber Choir will perform all Edwards, performs a concert of six of Bach's glorious choral motets lute song entitled "Here the Dei- .(June 20) with members of the ties Approve" (June 8). Equally Ta~elmusik Baroque Orchestra, comfortable with oratorio or chamwh1le in the ambient quarters of the ber mu5ic, Ms. Hayman here sings Royal Ontario Museum, Les 17th-century works by Campion, Chanteurs St-Coeur-de-Marie Dowland, Guedron, Moulinie, will sing some Gregorian chant, Purcell, Blow, Cesti and works by Palestrina and others Carissimi. John Edwards earns under the guidance of conducto; part of his living as an instructor · Claude Gosselin (June 16). at the Faculty of Music, u of T, Outside the Festival there is and has frequently appeared as the much on offer too!. The talented guestofbothhistorical-instrument Geoffrey Butler directs the Toronto and modern ensembles - Choral Society's performance of Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Tothe not-often-heard Alexander's ronto Consort, Music Toronto Feast by George Frideric Handel National Arts Centre Orchestra'. (June 5) with wonderful soloists _ Canadian Opera Company Orches­ Laura Whalen, soprano; Elaine tra. Both of these performers also Robertson, alto; Glyn Evans, tenor; have websites. Jenni Hayman's is RobertPomakov, baritone; accom- www.esoprano.ca and John paniedbytheableWilliamO'Meara. Edwards can be found at Baroque Music Beside the www.musiciansinordinary.ca Grange offers "A German Tafel- The Toronto Early Music Confekt," - music by Handel, Centre's continuing "Musically Bach, Schaffrath and others (June Speaking" series, a one-hour en- 2), with Linda Melsted, violin; lightening program of historical Wash McClain, oboe; Michael performance at the Church of the McCraw, bassoon; and Marie . Holy Trinity, introduc~s Alexa Jenni Hayman Wing (soprano), Susan Kieren (bar?que oboe), and Anna Chan (harpsichord) performing Bach, Telemann and Handel - "Text and Music ... word painting with voice and oboe obbligato" (June 9). Meanwhile; another series, Critical Mass, presents Palestrina's Missa ad fugam (June 25). Admission is by freewill offering with proceeds, as always, going to "Out of the Cold." Watch for the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, an intens~ve 10-day baroque res.idency in penod performance with a focus on orchestral and choral performance, for MAKING SOUND BETTER CLASSICA!:_9@;;t 14 www.thewholenote.com June 1 - July 7 2002

CLASSICAL senior students, pre-professional and professional musicians. It is taking place at The Glenn Gould Professional School of The Royal Conservatory of Music (June 20- 29). Auditors can attend, but not participate in individual classes, for a nominal charge of , purchase daily passes for , or an open pass at 0 by contacting the Tafelmusik office at (416) 964- 9562, ext. 224. More details on their website: www.tafelmusik.org Also as part of this, summer institute, the 1,'afelmusik Baroque Orchestra, directed by Jeanne Lamon, will perform works of Handel, ·Vivaldi, and Bach, a "Baroque Celebration" (June 21). A few days later, members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Elissa Poole, flute; Linda Melsted, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Christina Mahler, vio- . loncello piccolo; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord) will perform chamber music by Bach (June 24). Students participating in the TBSI have a chance to show off what. they've learned June 28, and "The Grand Finale" (June 29) sees the Orchestra and Chamber Choir joining forces with the student orchestra and choir in a spectacular final concert which will include works by Corelli, Handel and Charpentier. Frank T. Nakashima can be reached atfrOJ1knak@interlog.com . Really good food that ~ just happens to r~ @ be vegetarian! /[f; Before your concert join us for dinner. Pay-by-weight delicious, healthy buffet to save you time & money. French country kitchen ~tmosphere and serene ambience. Liceused for wine a~d beer. Opeu daily. 20o/o off on your first visit with ad .65 5 ·Bay St. (enter off Elm) (416) 596-9364 totonto.com/lecommensal We are a JO-minute walk from many theatres. Inquire about .0_0 parking · · for dinner & show. PHILIP L. DA VIS 'Luthier formerly with J.J. Schroder: Hunkfwt, West Germany A Fine Selection of Small and Full Sized Instruments and Bows • Expert Repairs (416) 466-9619 67 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M4J 1R6 DAVID JENSEN Harpsichord Maker CUSTOM MADE HARPSICHORDS, VIRGINALS &C1A VICHORDS Repairs, Restorations, Tuning and Regulation since 1976' (905) 973-1314 & (905) 529-2527 ' 'WWw.harpsichord-man.com harpsichordman@hotmail.com

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