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Volume 8 Issue 4 - December 2002/January 2003

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Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West. 416-964- 63~7. -4:00: St James' Cathedral. Advent Recital and Cara/ Service: Music for organ; music modelingtheAdventjoumey. Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Matthew Larkin, director; Clristopher Dawes, organ. 65 Church St. 416· 364-7865. -4:30: Christ Church Deer Park.Advent serv;ce of Carats and lessons by Candlelight Choir of Clrist Church Deer Park; Bruce Kirkpatric~ HiU, conductor. 1570 Yonge St. 416· 920-5211. Donation. -4:30 & 7:00: Salvation Army/ Mississauga Temple Community Church. The Gift of Christmas· A Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Music T ernple Band; . Mississauga T ernple Songsters; guests from the· community. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts ' Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. Complimentary tickets while quantities last. -4:30: St. Clement's Church.Advent Carols in Procession. Music by Palestrina, Praetorius, Galbraith & Vaughan Williams. 59 Briar Hill Ave. 416-483,6664. - 5:00: Vocal Art Forum. lieder by Johannes Brahms· A Candle-light Soiree. Grant Allen, Ronina Farrell, Lynn Hardaker, Peter McGlaughlin, Barry St. Denis, singers; .Nicole Bellamy, piano. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West. 416-876·5859. . - 7:00: Komitas Music Association. Operatic Showcase. Solos, duets & choral excerpts from Carmen, Anoush, T raviata, T rovatore, Garine, Aida & other operas. Komitas Choir & orchestra; David Va~abed, conductor. Toronto Korean Presbyterian ChurCh. 67 Scarsdale Rd. 905-889-2094. . - 7:30: Amadeus Choir. laudate/Rutter: Brother Heinrich's Christmas; Britten: St. Nicholas. Works by competition winners. Mary. Lou Fallis, soprano and narrator; Glyn Evans, tenor; Bach Children's Chorus; Eleanor Daley, organ. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-870-8000. -. - 7:30: Brott Autumn Music Festival 2002. The Rembrandt Trio Plays Beethoven. Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Syf11lhony 113 Eroica. Valerie Tryon, piano; Catherine Manoukian, violin; Coenraad Blumendaal, cello. 6:00: Pre-concert lecture with Dr. Alan Walker. Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. West, Burlington. 905· 525· 7664. ,, pre-concert lecture . - 7:30: North Toronto Singers. Christmas ·at the Abbey. Favourite carols for choir & audience. Gary Heard, artistic director. Loretto Abbey, 1 Ol Mason Blvd. 905-893-9626. ,. - 8:00: flying Cloud Folk Club. Battlefield Band. Tranzac, 292 BrunsWickAve.416410· 3655. ,. - 8:00: Markham Theatre for Performing Arts. Canadian Brass. Light classical, jazz and seasonal tunes. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905· 305-7469. .50. llew Music Conce !I\:~ withi~'r,.g~~;/J!von II!' +!Mk Ill[ @tt I ·If tefan Wolpe Centena ru,t: and guest composer !ifi1i' mm Geoffrey . Palmer . l1Music Gallery, Dec. - 8:00: New Music Concerts. Within/Above/ · Beyond/Enactments. Wolpe: Enactments (Canadian preniere); Enactments (reprise); Palmer: Within, above, beyond (Canadian Music at 5t.· Cle·ment's 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Ontario (416} 483-6664 ADVENT CAROL SERVICE Sunday, December 1, 4:30 pm music by Palestrina Galbraith, Vaughan Williams, Praetorius CONCERT-ST. CLEMENT'S PARISH ORCHESTRA Thursday; December 12, 8:00 pm; cond. Adine Mintz Pachelbel; Haydn; and Christmas Concerto by Corelli Free, but bring a contribution for St. Peter's Food Bank THE TRILLIUM-BRASS QUINTET. CHRISTMAS CONCERT and Organist Thomas Fitches Tuesday, December 17, 8:00 pm Tickets: & Music by Monteverdi, di Lassus, Bedard, Debussy and carqls of the Christmas season CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE Sunday, December 22, 4:30 pm A service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas preniere); Reconciliation for solo violin. Guest composer: Geoffrey Palmer; David Swan, Stephen Clarke, Marc Couroux, pianos; Fujiko lmajishi, solo violin; Ai:cordes String Quartet. 7:00: IHuminating Introduction The Art of Action: Wolpe and the New York Schoalof Musicians and Painters by Austin Clarkson. Music Gallery · at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John. 416· 204· 1080. , O(sr), (st cheapseats). - 8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Irish Rovers. 130 Navy St. 905-815-~021. .99. Monday December 02 - 12:10: University ofT oronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Balinese, Japanese and African music. MacMillan Theatre, 800ueen'sPark.416·978-3744. Free. - 7:30: St. James' Cathedral. A Season of Hope: LOFT Commun#y Services' 12th Afl[lual Christmas Fund Raisitfl Concert. Richard Margison, tenor; Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Trillium Brass Quintet; Andria Case, host. 65 Church St. 416· 979· 1994. , (includes reception/tax receipt), - 8:00: East York Concert Band. Christmas Concert. Music of the season & audience carol sing· along. Ernie Walker, conductor. Blue Danube Restaurant, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. 416-266· 1958. · , children free. -8:00: Jazz.FM91. Sounds of Toronto Jazz: Time Wal]J. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd. 416·696· 1000. . -,.. 8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Irish Rovers. See Dec 1. - 8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society/ Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma. Wurlitzer POPS at Casa Loma. Dave Wickerham, organ. 1 Austin T errace.416-870-8000. . Tuesday December 03 - 1 :00: St James' Cathedral. lunch Hour at St. James'.· Matthew Larkin, organ & Janet Obermeyer, soprano. Vieme: Les Angelus (The Angels): other works for voice & organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. - 7:00: Canadian Opera Company.Britten: The TumoftheScrew. CDC Ensemble Studio; Clristopher Newton, director; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay West. 416-363·8231. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 7:00: Elgin Theatre. Robin Hood. Family musical. Graham Abbey, Nora Mclellan, Ross Petty, Rex Harrington, Simon Bradbury & other performers. 189YongeSt.416-872-5555. ·, (childt'en 12 & under). For · complete run see music theatre listings. :..... 7:30: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Hitting the High Notes. Dvorak:· Carnival Overture; Brahms: Symphony 112; Mercure: Kaleidoscope; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 version). Susan Haig. conductol; Asher Fisch, guest conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 415:593. 7769 x372. , . - 8:00: Aldeburgh Connection. Young Artists Rec#al Joni Henson, soprano; Melinda Delorme, mezzo; Stephen Ralls, piano. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978·3744. ,. - 8:00: Heritage Theatre. Canadian Brass. ' 86 Main St. N., Brampton. 905-874-2800. .50. - 8:00: Music Toronto. Toronto Stritfl Ouartet with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin. Sokolovic: Blanc Dormant; Kapustin: Piano Quintet; Taneye,v: Piano Quintet in G. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416-366· 7723. ,, (st), accompanying adult 112 price, 18-35 pay your age. ' - 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Vienna Choir Boys. Works by Buxtehude, Gallus, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann & Britten; traditional holiday songs. Robert Rieder, conductor, 60 Simcoe St. 416·8724255. .50·$.52.50 - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Aldeburgh Conn,ection. Young Artist Rec#al Joni Henson, soprano; Melinda Delorme, mezzo; Stephen Ralls, piano. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ,. Wednesday December 04 - 12:10: University ofT oronto Faculty of Music.Advanced Performance Class·· Playitfl by Heart w#h Lorna MacDonald. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. -12:30: Yorkminster Park Church. Noonday Rec#al: Janet Macfarlane Peaker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-925· 7312. Free .. - 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. J. Strauss: Emperor Waltzes; Beethoven: Piano Concerto 115 Emperor. R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra. Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Asher Fisch, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, .60 Simcoe St. 416-5934828. -.50. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Soloists. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free. - 8:00: Weston Historical.Society. 22nd Annual CMstmas Carol & Hymn Sing. Special guests; reflections on Chnstmas traditions. Westminster United Church, 69 William St., Weston. 416-241-5453. Free. Thursday December 05 -12:10: St. Paul's Church .. Noon Hour Rec#al· Eric Robertson, organ. 227 Bloor St. East. 416-961 ·8116. Free. -12:10: University ofToronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music for Winds and Piano. Poulenc: Trio; Roussel: Sextet; Nielsen:'Ouintet. Susan Hoeppner, flute; Cynthia Steljes, oboe; Joaquin Valdepefias, clarinet; Kathleen Mclean, bassoon; Joan Watson, horn; Lydia Wong, piano. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. Free. - 7:30:Living Arts Centr.e Mississauga. The Irish Oescendants. Hammerson Hall.4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905·306·6000. -. - 8:00: princess productions/Juliet Palmer. Cypress, Flotsam & Jetsam. Dance· opera & interdisciplinary music & dance works. 32 www.thewholenote.com December 1 2002 - February 7 2003

Juliet Palmer, composer; Yvonne Ng & Bill James, choreographers; Vilma Vitals, meuo & other perfonners. Artword Theatre, 75 Portland: 416-408-2783. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:0P: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See Dec 4. Friday December 06 - 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Hour-long nativity pageant. ·volunteer cast; professional musicians. 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-8979. PWYC (collection). For complete run see Music Theatre listings. - 7:30: Elmer lseler Singers. Handel· Messiah. ·Jennie Such, soprano; Daniel Taylor, co1intertenor; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; orchestra; Lydia Adams, conductor. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416-217-0537. ,, group rates. - 7:30: Nokia Concert Series. Finland's. B5th Independence Day Concert. Music by Sibelius, Dvorak, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Gershwin, Kuula & Merikanto. Kouta Rasanen, bass baritone; Mari Palo, soprano; Hanna Susitaival, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-870-8000. ,. · - 7:30: Streetsville Musicorp Inc.· ' Justus. Dur Kind of Christmas. Favourite . Christmas songs and carols. 80 voices; 5-piece band. Royal Bank Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ,. - 8:00: Bramptoll Symphony Orchestra. Celebrations of love. Mendelssohn: music from Midsummer Night's Dream; Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair; Tchaikovsky: Theme from Romeo &Juliet; Swan Lake Interludes; Sleeping Beaufy Waltz. Daniel Domb, cello; Carey Domb, guitar. Robert Raines, conductor. Heritage Theatre, 86 Main St. N., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. , . . - 8:00: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Carols and Choruses. Christmas music ranging from carols to the Hallelujah chorus. Anne Marie Leonard, piano; organ aCCOl!1laniment; tru1111et soloist; Harris Loewen, music director. Church of - St. Wilfrid, 1315 KiplingAve.416-239-1131 x49. . - 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. V11ni Joubert: Rorate Coeli; music .from the Nether1ands, Ame(ica and Canada. John Tuttle, conductor. St. Thomas's Church, 383 Huion St. 416-971-9229. , ,(sr/st). - 8:00: Living Ar:ts Centre Mississauga. Robert Michaels, flamenco guitar. Ha~son Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905· 306-6000. -. ,- 8:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto/Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School. Rutter: Magnificat: Gounod: Missa Solemn is St. Cecilia's Mass. Laura Whalen, soprano; Michael Colvin, tenor; Robert Gleadow, bass; Sir Philip Ledger, conductor. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 416-530· 4428. ,. - 8:00: ~partacus Productions/City Centre Theatre Productions. Auditions. Musical theatre revue celebrating the laughter & pain of auditions. Written & produced by Mike Arseneault; Liz Bumip, director; Marion Abbott, musical d~ector. George lgn11tieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place. 416483-2626. .95,.95. from every ticket sold donated to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. For complete run see music theatre listings. - 8:00: Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Nimmons: The Atlantic Suite & other original compositions. Josh Grossman, artistic director. Brigantine · Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-9734000. .50,.50. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Remembrance. Durufte: Requiem; Beethoven: Sy1111hony #6. MacMillan Singers, U of T Symphony Orchestra; Doreen Rao & Ratti Annenian, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. ,. , - 8:00: University of Toronto faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Jeffrey Mcfadden, director. Walter Hall, BO Queen's Park. 416-978- 3744. fr_ee. Saturday December 07 - 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music Community School. lobby Concert. Informal concert featuring RCM students of all ages & experience. 273 Bloor St. West. 416· 408-2824 x321. Free. - 2:00 & 7:30: Mississauga Children's Choir.A Christmas Fantasy. Seasonal fair with piano & c~lo accompaniment; Ttiomas Bell, conductor. Royal Bank Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ,. - 3:00 & 8:00: Scarborough Choral Society. Sounds of Christmas 2002 Stage/ musical director: Judy Scott -Jacobs; guests: Bells of St. Andrew; David Keith, director; full orchestra. Markham Theatre for the Perfonning Arts, 17 lT own Centre Blvd. 416-293-3981. , , matinee (ages 12 & under). -3:30: North Toronto Community Band. Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393}610. Free. - 4:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. ClassicaltoContemporary, Carol-singing, Colorful, Carilotrringing, Crazy, Clapping, Cacaphonous, Community, Cool, Can't miss it, Come one, Come aU, Choral Christmas Concert. Edward Connell, director ofmusic. 230 St. Clair Ave. West. 416- 925-5977. , (family of 4). - 7:00: Viva! Youth Singers ofToronto.A Celebration tif Peace. Ager: !he North Wind (Canadian premiere); Corelli: Christmas Concerto; sing-along carols, dramatic readings, songs for Hanukka & Christmas. Carol Woodward Ratzlaff, artistic director; Susan Suchard, conductor; Brad Ratzlaff, piano & organ.Trinity St. -Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West.416-788-8482. ,. - 7:30: Alexander Singers. Concert in memory of Cosmo. Music by Faure; opera · excerpts, duets, seasonal songs & sing-along of well-known music. Angela Hawaleshka, conductor. Coldstream Church, 500 Coldstream Ave.416·961·6444. ~., under 12free. - 7:30: Anglican Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury. The Marion Singers Concert. Mixed voice a cappella choir. 1847 Bayview Ave. 416488-0317. $ 20(includes 6;30pm dessert). ,...-- 7:30: Anno Domini Chamber Singers. Christmas Concert. St. John Chrysostom Church, .432 pntario Street, Newmarket. 416-696- 0093. ,, (12&under). - 7:30: Arcady Ensemble. Handel· Messiah. Ron Beckett, conductor. Willowdale Christian Reformed Church, 70 Hilda Ave.416-245-3940. ,. ' ..::.. 7:30: Artisan. Stuff the Turkey. Elements of music hall & pantomime in a song-based show. St. George's Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-225- · 1922.,. - 7:30: Burlington Concert Band. Chdstmas Concert. Christmas music featuring soloists and audience participation. Tansley United Church, 2111 Walkers Line, Burlington. 905-637-1661. Gooil will offering. - 7:30: Concertsingers. Sing, Choirs of Ange(s. Pergolesi: Magnificat; CharPitnlier: In 81iMITorontc:i's Mennonite Choir Stephanie Martin, conductor Gloria and American carols Paulin soprano 300 Lonsdal~ Road Sun. December 8th - 3pm ~ torontciartsbouncil .f!'!.!"!.'?~,!!~~~~l .. •'·•>.· .~ ' •>•~•:~; '' '~·.v.•.< ~ \ www.paxchristichorale.org ·..,.....· EXULTATE CHAMBER SINGERS

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