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Volume 8 Issue 8 - May 2003

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Introducing WholeNote's

Introducing WholeNote's Choral Scene The choral scene in southern . Ontario is vast - the choirs in this supplement are just the tip ofthe iceberg! Church and . Temple choirs abound, some with ambitious concert seasons. Our supplement only covers choral groups that responded to our invitation and sent in submissions. (Choirs in educational settings weren't listed because the general public can't join them.) All descriptions were written by the respondents themselves, in their own words. · For those choirs that did not· make a submission, it Is not too late! This .special Choral Scene supplement will be placed on our website at www.thewhol,e note.com, as a community resource. If your choir is not now represented, you can e-mail your listing to choralscene@thewhole note.com. Using a maximum of 125 words, describe your organization, including the name, contact information, philosophy, · performances, rehearsal place and times, expertise of the singers and plans for the future . . (Not longer ... please!) Just read the listings to get an idea bf how you should present your choir. Choral organizations outside our regular distribution area are free to send in their entries too; you can't always know who may be about to move into your area. I Choirs are presented in alphabetical order, as indicated in the list that follows. Additionally, in the list' of choirs by category that begin on this page, we have grouped participating choirs under headings that may be useful to people looking for a choir to join. If we failed to place your choir in every pertinent category, Jet us know and we'll fix it on our Website. . ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CONTRIBl..frlNG CHOIRS Alexander Singers All ThE! King's Voices Amadeus Choir Anglican Church of St. Clement, Eglinton Annex Singers Bach Children's Chorus Bach Chamber Youth Choir The Bell' Arte Singers . Brampton Festival Singers Bravado! Burlington Civic Chorale Calvin Choir Canadian Children's Opera Chorus Canadian Singers Cantores Celestes Women's Choir Cellar Singers Chinese-Canadian Choir of Toronto Chorus Niagara Christ Church Deer Park Common Thread Community Chorus Coro San Marco Darbazi Davenport Perth Community Choir Echo Women's Choir Elmer lseler Singers Elora Festival Singers · Etobicoke Centennial Choir Etobicoke Youth Choir Exultate Chamber Singers Fairlawn Heights Choirs CHILDREN & YOUTH Bach Children's Chorus Bach Chamber Youth Choir Canadian Children's Opera Cho'rus Etobicoke Youth Choir Georgian Bay Children's Choir High Park Choirs of Toronto · Mississauga Children's Choir Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Oakville Children's Choir Pax Christi Chorale Children's Chorus Riverdale Youth Singers Sacred Music Society- World Youth Choir Toronto Children's Chorus Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Upper Canada Children's Chorus VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto CHURCH CHILDREN & YOUTH Anglican Church of St. Clement Christ Church Deer Park Fairlawn Heights Grace Church on-the-Hill Humber Valley United Church St. James' Cathedral · Georgian Bay Children's Choir Georgetown Bach Ctiorale Grace Church on-the-Hill Hart House Singers High Park Choirs of Ton;mto Humber Valley United Church JGC Community Choir Jubilate Singers · Kammermusik Toronto The King Edward Choir, Barrie Komitas Metropolitan United Church Choir and Festival Choir Mississauga Children's Choir Mississauga Choral Society Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Music at St. Patrick's, Markham Nathaniel Dett Chorale North 44° Ensemble Oakville Children's Choir Ontario Presbyterian Chorus Oriana Singers Orpheus Choir of Toronto Pax Christi Chorale Penthelia Singers Peterborough Singers Quodlibet Renaissance Singers Riverdale Yo!Jth Singers Sacred Music Society CATEGORIES OF CHOIRS '\ CHURCH CHOIRS Calvin Choir Christ Church Deer Park Fairlawn Heights Grace Church on-the-Hill Humber Valley United Church Metropolitan United Church Choir Metropolitan United Festival Choir Music at St. Patrick's, Markham St. James' Cathedral Toronto Unitarian Choir CHURCH MEN'S CHOIRS Grace Church on-the-Hill Humber Valley United Church St. James' Cathedral SECULAR MEN'S C HOIR Schneider Male Chorus WORLD CHOIRS Chinese-Canadian Choir of Toronto Coro San Marco Darbazi JGC Community Choir Komitas Choir Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Shevchenco Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Vesnivka St James' Cathedral Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society Schneider Male Chorus Serenata Singers Shevchenko Singing Out Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Tallis Choir Tempus Choral Society Toronto Camerata Chamber Choir Toronto Chamber Choir Toronto Children's Chorus The Toronto Choral Society . Community Choir Toronto Choristers Toronto Classical Singers Toronto Je~ish Folk Choir Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Toronto Unitarian Choir University Settlement Community Choir Upper Canada

SATB CHOIRS Alexander Singers All The King's Voices Amadeus Choir Anglican Church of St. Clement, Eglinton Annex Singers Bell' Arte Singers Brampton Festival Singers Bravado! Burlington Civic Chorale Calvin Choir Canadian Singers Cellar Singers Chinese-Canadian Choir of Toronto Chorus Niagara Christ Church Deer Park , Common Thread Community Chorus Coro San Marco Darbazi Davenport Perth Community Choir' East York Choir Elmer lseler Singers Elora Festival Singers Etobicoke Centennial Choir Exultate Chamber Singers Fairlawn Heights Choirs Georgetown Bach Chorale Grace Church on-the-Hill . Hart House Singers Humber Valley United Church JGC Community Choir Jubilate Singers Kammermusik Toronto King Edward Choir, Barrie Komitas Metropolitan United Church Choir And Festival Choir Mississauga Choral Society Music at St. Patrick's, Markham Nathaniel Dett Chorale North 44 ° Ensemble Ontario Presbyterian Chorus Orpheus Choir of Toronto Pax Christi Chorale The Peterborough Singers Quodlibet The Renaissance Singers Sacred Music Society St James' Cathedral Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society Serenata Singers Shevchenko Singing Out Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Tallis Choir Tempus Choral Society Toronto Camerata Chamber Choir Toronto Chamber Choir Toronto Choral Society Community Choir Toronto Choristers Toronto Classical Singers Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Toronto Unitarian Choir University Settlement Community · Choir VillageVoices Vocal Point Voices Vox Huronia Chamber Choir William Byrd Singers COMMUNITY CHOIRS All The King's Voices Annex Singers Brampton Festival Singers Common Thread Community Choir Davenport Perth Community Choir Etobicoke Centennial Choir JGC Community Choir Schneider Male Chorus · Serenata Singers Singing Out Toronto Choral Society Community Choir University Settlement Community Choir Village Voices Vox Huronia Chamber Choir CHOIRS OUTSIDE 4 I 6 AREA Brampton Festival Singers Bravado! Burlington Civic Chorale Cellar Singers Chorus Niagara Elora Festival Singers Georgian Bay Children's Choir Georgetown Bach Choir King Edward Choir Komitas Choir Miss,issauga Children's Choir Mississauga Choral Society Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Music at St. Patrick's, Markham Oakville Children's Choir Ontario Presbyterian Peterborough Singers Renaissance Singers Schneider Male Chorus Tempus Choral Society Village Voices Vox Huronia Chamber Choir THE ALEXANDER SINGERS is the summer choir that never stopped! Sixteen years later we have flourished into a concert choir rehearsing from September to December, with approximately 35 enthusiastic members, and an equally enthusiastic and loyal audience. w~ present one major classical work such as Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Creation and Handel's Messiah. Repertoire also includes everything from spirituals to folk songs, with opportunities for solos, duets, trios and quartets. Our membership includes all levels of experience. Since The Alexander Singers has an educational mandate, our Musical Director, Angela Hawaleshka, helps members to become high quality choral singers. If you are interested either in singing with us or attending our concerts please call The Alexander Singers at 416-785- 0333. ~ ALL THE KING'S VOICES is a mixed-voice community choir dedicated to giving amateur singers an opportunity to experience the joy of singing works from a wide variety of choral genres. The choir's Founder and Conductor, May 1 - Ju ne 7 2003 David]. King, assisted by a highly .•••••••••••••••••••••• trained Accompanist and Section Leads, provides professional lead­ • ership. Sight-singing courses are offered annually to assist choristers to improve their musical skills. The choir presents its own eclectic concert series annually and is often invited to perform at other venues. On May 3rd the choir will present Handel's "Alexander's Feast". All The King's Voices rehearse on Tuesdays 7:15 - 10 pm at Willowdale United Church, 349 _Kenneth Avenue, Toronto. For more information or to arrange an audition, please contact David King at 416- 225-2255, visit our website www.allthekingsvoices.ca or e­ mail allthekingsvoices@canada. com ~ AMADEUS CHOIR Lydia Adorns, Conductor and Artistic Director The Amadeus Choir with Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director, is the 110-voice, semi-professional, Choir-in-Residence at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in the Don Mills Road / Lawrence Avenue area. Performances take arnaaeus cnoir · Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director . I Auditions This dynamic, 100-voice choir will hold auditions in May and June 2003. There are openings in all sections, especially Tenors and Basses. Next season's repertoire includes works by Faure, Bach, Rossini, Scarlatti, Palestrina, Raminsh and Chatman. Singers must have choral experience and strong sight singing · abili~ and be willing to commit to a full concert season. To book an audition please contact Joan Andrews at 905-642-8706, joan.andrews@teLtdsb.on.ca, or the Amadeus Choir office at 416-446-01 88, amachoir@idirect.com. www. thewholenote.rnm Choral Scene 3

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