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Volume 8 Issue 8 - May 2003

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singers, please visit out website, THE SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY or telephone with Uwe Lieflander, Musical Tues. 8-9:30 pm, singing 4:30 pm evensong twice eaCh month, and Arthur Wenk, 416-488-6235. ~ Director, presents three concerts special services, concerts, trips and a season, featuring the Chamber more. ~ THE RENAISSANCE SINGERS Choir, the World Youth Day Choir under the direction of Richard and the full cast of the Sacred Music SCARBOROUGH GILBERT Cunningham, are a mixed chamber Society including the Sinfonia & SULLIVAN SOCIETY choir performing music of the Sacra, the symphony orchestra. . we rehearse every Tuesday 15th to 20th centuries. In its 30- The organization is committed evening from 8:00 - 10:00, beta year history, the choir has performed perform great sacred repertoire ginning just after Labour Day. widely throughout southern in the context of unity. friendship We participate in concerts, endom. Ontario and the United Kingand charity. Rehearsals are on tertain at Senior Citizen Homes, The Singers are based in Mondays from 8-10 pm at St. Ce- and put on a 6-performance Kit.chener-Waterloo and perform cilia.'s Church in Toronto: The production of a Gilbert & Sullia series of 4 concerts yearly in both World Youth. Day choir rehearses van operetta each April. No Kitchener and Cambridge. from 7-9 pm at St. Vincent de Paul auditfons are required to join the Chorus. Auditions are re- quired for lead role's in the annual production. For more information, call Music Director Brian Farrow at 416-284-6501. ~ The cun;ent repertoire includes music from the masters of all centuries, Including many commis-. sioned works of leading Canadian composers such as Barrie Cabena, Leonard Enns, Robert Evans, Eleanor Daley and Imant Raminsh. The Singers have been featured frequently on local and national television and have several recordings available. The choir is planning a .2003 tour to Britain including performances in Lincoln, Ripon and Carlisle Cathedrals and Lancaster Priory. If interested in touring with us please call 1-519- 745-0675. ~ Church in Toronto. Auditions include sight reading ability and vocal range; applicants must come prepared to sing a sacred piece of his or her choice. Anyone wishing to audition may attend a rehearsal and be prepared to audition afterwards. For information, call the Sacred Music Society at 905,276- 9546 or email us at info@ ~ ST. ]AMES' CATHEDRAL Christopher Dawes, FRCCO, Organist & Director of Music Matthew Larkin, Music Associate and Director of the Choir of Men and Boys RIVERDA~E YOUTH SINGERS Conductor: Mork Bell Accompanist: John Govedas SJCs is Canada's largest church Manager: Theresa Hubbard music program, comprising at 4.15 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON least three weekly choral services, M4K 2M9 50 concerts a year, and some 120 Tel: 416-875-1587 Fax: 416-77B-0796 professional and amateur Email: musicians from the GTA. Dedicated to sacred music iii. the Anglican tradition at the highest Founded in 1999, the 60-member possible standard, it holds a plate Riverdale Youth Singers (RYS) is for choristers of every age and committed to making the experi- ability. ence of learning and performing Men & Boys: the Boys rehearse fine choral repertoire accessible to Tues. 4:30-6 pm and Thurs. 4:30- interested children/youth from all 6:30 pm; the Men Thurs. 5:30-7:00 racial, cultural, economic and mu- pm. Choir sings Sundays 11 am, sical backgrounds. We have par- · 4:30 pm, and even~ong twice a ticipated in five concerts so far this month, 'and at special services, s~ason. Our Annual Spring Con- concerts etc. ' cert "A World of Music" is on Mon- Parish Choir: a volunteer mixedday June 2 at 7:30 pm. Member- voice choir for adults and children ship is open to any student, 7 and rehearsing Thurs., 6:30 -8 pm 9-nd up. Simple auditions are held May/ sings the 9 am Sunday service. · June for our upcoming season (call Choral Society: a 60-mixed-voice 416-875-1587). Rehearsals are community choir dedicated to Mondays: Children (ages 7-9) 4:30- performing major sacred works, 5:15pm;, Youth (10 and up): 6:30- rehearses Tues. 6" 7:30 pm, and 8:15pm - at St. John's Presbyterian prepares a season of concerts. Church Auditorium, 415 Broad- Pilgrim Singers is an auditioned view Avenue. ~ semi-professional mixed-voice chamber choir performing sacred . music of every age. Rehearsals SCHNEIDER MALE CHORUS Lourence Rowbotha'm, Artisic Director Phone 519-620-2613 Jennifer Fomme, Atcompanist, 519-275-3633 Business Manager - Clair Zurbrigg, 519-744-8846 This community basea choir rehearses once a week on Monday evenings at 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Calvary United Church Park & Glasgow Streets in Kitchener Ont. ~ THE SH.EVCHENKO CHOIR founded in 1951, has a rich history of performance and artistic achievement, including performances at such prestigious venues as Massey Hall, Ontario Place Forum, and the National Arts Centre; concert tours of western Canada and Ukraine; and premrere performances of commissioned Canadian compositions. The choir is an integral part of the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble, which also includes the Toronto Mandolin Orc.hestra and Kaniv Dancers. The Shevchenko Choir boasts a diverse repertoire of songs of Ukraine and Russia, of many nations and languages, Canadian folk songs, and operatic choruses. Led by Alexander Veprinsky, a conser-vatory-trained conductor/arran-ger hailing from Lviv, Ukraine, the Shevchenko Choir rehearses each Sunday morning at 10:00 am at Columbus centre (901 LaWi-ence Ave W at Dufferin) and has regular stage appearances. ~ SINGING OUT! now in its 11th season, is Toronto's oldest and largest Lesbian and Gay chorus. This non-auditio,ned community chorus performs two major conterts eac'h season, in THE SERENATA SINGERS, -December and .June,· as . well as an SAT_B community choir of 65 · strivingtb mamtain a strong presretited and senior men and worn-· ence in the LGBT community en; rehearse Wednesday morri- throughout the year. Last season ings, September through'. May at the chorus enjoyed the experience Wilmar Heights United, . Church, ofrecording their first CD, For Lovf:? 963 Pharmacy Ave. The choir per- ·Must Have a Voice, and look forforms .at seniors' residei:ices and ward to completing our next reat community events on occasion: cording in 2004. under the guidtheir prime focus being a spring ance of oilr new Musical Director, concert. The choir is self-support- William Brown. For more insight ing. Proceeds from theii concerts into one of our community's most and a membership fee cover op- vibrant arts groups, please visit erating costs. Charitable donations ~ are made from concert proceeds. The choir repertoir~ ranges from folk to spirituals to popular Broadway show tunes. They have been awarded First Place Standing at the Kiwanis Music Festival. The Singers have diverse musical skills and are expected to have choral experience. For further information call Audrey McLeod, director at 416-.497-5952 ~ TAFELMUSIK CHAMBER CHOIR specialihng in b~roque performance prac;tice and- vocal technique was formed in 1981 under the direction of !vars Taurins. In 1991 the choir was awarded the Healey Willan Prize "for its consistently high level of artistic achievement and for its unique contribution to choral art in Canada." The Choir has received much critical acclaim: "More and more, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir is looking like the best period-performance choir anywhere in the world." (The Globe and Mail, 2000). In January Choral Scene 12 May 1 - Ju ne 7 2003

200~ , the Tafelmusik Chamber bership base from Hamilton to the Toronto Consort and Opera Choir's first a cappella CD was re- Toronto. It is a SATB Adult Choir Atelier, the choir offers a subscripleased. Tafelmusik's annual Mess- 18+ under the direction of Brian tion season of four concerts a year. iah and Sing-Along Messiah, featur- L Turnbull Mus. Bae (Hons), B.Ed, We regularly hire instrumentalists ing the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Mr. Turnbull is ah accomplished and soloists from the early music have become an established part musician with several published scene, and our two "Kaffeemusik" of Toronto's holiday tradition. Au- works and has been the organist concerts include an entertaining ditions are held each summer. For at St. Johns United Churc,h in lecture by David. ICC has sung more information, contact info@ Oakville for 30 years. 1'.he reper- for the CBC and others and has or 416-964-9562. toire is wide-ranging including made two exciting CDs . . Regular Broadway, swing, jazz, inspira- rehearsals are 011 Monday eve­ THE TALLIS CHOIR ·tional and contemporary. There are · nings. For further information or looks forward to . its 26th season two major concerts per year, with to book an audition this spring (tenunder newly-appointed musical additional performances at vari- ors and basses especially weldirector, Peter Mahon. It is a semi- ous venues throughout the prov- come), please telephone Sharon professional chamber choir spe- · ince. Voice assessment for section Adamson at 416-968-1338. ?e,, cializing in, but not restricted to, placement is required, no audimusic of the Renaissance. Next tions. Membership calls are Sepseason the choir will offer a joint tember and January but anyone subscription series in conjunction interested may call throughout the with the William Byrd Singers, (de- year. Rehearsals are Tuesday evetails tba). Rehearsals are held in nings at 7:30 at St. John's United Trinity College Chapel, on the U. Church, 262 Randall St. (c\ownof T. campus on Wednesday eve- town) Oakville. Contact us at 905- . nings. The choir performs in. the 510-571 3 or visit our website church of St. Martin's in The Fields, www. tempuschoralsociety. com 151 Glenlake Ave. Toronto. To date, the. choir has made 3 recordings: TORONTO CHAMBER CHOIR Splendours of the High Renaissance, appeals to lovers of early music and a Tudor Pageant and Music of Pal- singers who enjoy innovative proestrina and Victoria. For further gramming. The choir's repertoire information or to arrange an a1.,1- ranges from medieval to contemdition, call: 416-691-8621. ?e,, porary Canadian, with an emphasis on rare Renaissance and Ba- TEMPUS CHORAL SOCIETY roque masterpieces. Directed by was formed in 1999 with a mem- David Fallis, music director for both TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS Founder/Music Director: Jean Ashworth Bartle_ General Manager: He9ther Wood 2180 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4N 3K7 Tel: 416 932-8666; Fax: 416 932-86 69 E-mail: www. toro nto children sch oru s. com Founded in 1978 and celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2003-2004, the Toronto Children's Chorus offers musical training and performance experiences that enhaBce the lives of 300 Toronto-area children, ages 7-17, annually. The ICC presents two concert series each season, in addition to regular events for schools and the community. The Premiere Series features the Chorus in fall, Christmas and spring performances ranging from Renaissance works to contemporary compositions from diverse cultures. The Training Choirs Series in October and February highlights younger choristers and repertoire suitable for the whole family. Auditions are held January - June for the upcoming season; call 416-932-8666 ext. 231. Afternoon and evening rehears- . als take place at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue. ?e,, . TORONTO CAMERATA CHAMBER CHOIR The Choir, founded in 1990, is a 20-voice vocal ensemble specializing in an exciting variety of a cappella music. The choir sings music of all periods and styles, with emphasis on excellence and integrity, and particularly repertoire that is rarely performed. The choir performs at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, and Ontario's only instr:umental ense~ble dedicated to accompanying choirs Invites auaitions for singers witfigoodsigfit-singing sl

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