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Volume 8 Issue 9 - June 2003

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INVITATION TO AUDITION & CONCERT H RAL ENE We invite you to join: Soprano: Agnes. Zsigovics, Gina Lewis, Seonaid Baker, Karine Lalancette. Rosalind Deck, (2 soprano positions available) Alto: Karina Frost,. Karen Bender, Louise Lemaitre. Abigail Pugh (2 positions available); Tenor: Wade Sharpe, Daphne lntrator, Jordan Travis, Steve Carlson,. Lionel Toma, (2 positions available); Bass/Baritone: Wally Grosett. Todd Sherman, Martin Yakabuski, Ezequiel Ledesma, Robert Varga, Mark Kristalovich, (1 bass position available) Accompanist: Camillia Matuk Rehearsals: Tuesdays, beginning: September 2, 2003 from 6:45 - 9: 15 pm; St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave. OUr next concert: Counterpoint Chorale Saturday, June 14, 2003 8 pm urch of The Redeemer (Bloor & Avenue R Contact: William Woloschuk, Founder & Artistic Director at 416-253-467 4 or visit by Larry Beckwith The choral community of Toronto continues to grow and diversify. Since I began writing this column roughly five years ago, the volume of activity and array of corx:ert-giving has burgeoned. So it is that we stand at the end of another season and the month of June is jam-packed with events celebrating the history of music in Toronto, gay pride, the preparation for tours and the Queen of England (well - some things never change!). The Shevchenko Ensemble of singers, manlolin players and darx:ers offer their annual concert on the afternoon of June 1. The concert showcases students and professionals side-by-side in a colourful, mixed media celebration of music anddarice. The Riverdale Youth Singers host a special event the following evening. Mark Bell's choir continues to present fascinating programs with a distinctly multi-rultural flavour. Their corx:ert on June 2 is titled "A World of Music: A Cavalcade of Music from Around the World". The centrepiece will be the preilliere of a new work called "By Ooud and By Store" by Allen Cole and Martin Julien for children's choir and Alexander Veprinsky gamelan orchestra. The choir is joined by Sekar Sunu Laras, Toronto's c~dren's gamelan ensemble and special guest, the Indonesian dance master Wiryawan Padmonojati. OnJune4, the Toronto Choral Society offers a look back at the Toronto of yesteryear in a program titled "Toronto: A Musical Mosaic". With help from the Fort York Regency Dancers the choir will look at the history of the physical land we now occupy, from · prehistoric times to the year of Confederation, 1867. A member of the CONTINUES ON PAGE 16 arnaaeus • cnoir Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director Auditions This dynamic, 100-voice choir will hold auditions in May and June 2003. There are openings in all sections, especially Tenors a~d Basses. Next season's repertoire includes works by Faure, Bach, Rossini, Scarlatti, Palestrina, Ramir;ish and Chatman. Singers must have choral experience and strong sight singing abilil:)) and be willing to commit to a full concert season. To book an audition please contact Joan Andrews at 905-642-8706, joa~.andrews@tel.tdsb.on .ca, or the Amadeus Choir office at 416-446-0188, -WANTED I SINGERS CONDUCTOR SINGERS ACCOMPANIST • 4 part, 110 member non-auditioned choir • Ability to work as a mentor • . Honorarium provided • Monday evening rehearsals • 3 concerts per year (incl. summer) See for detailed job descriptions Please send resume and covering letter to: · Singers Conductor Search Hall Porters' Desk, Hart House University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON MSS 3H3 Application deadline: Tuesday, July 15, 2003, 5 p.m. Hl\RT HOUSE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Telephone: 416.978.6315 7 Hart House Circle Youth Singers of Toronto JUNE AUDITIONS CHILDREN'S CHOIR excellent opportunities for singers ages 5-19 National Ballet's 'Nutcracker', musicals, performing arts camp 0-0/yr tuition Bloor & Spadina location to book your audition or find out more 416 788-8482 or 14 June 1 - July 7 2003

01r Mendelssohn's Noel Edison, Artistic Director Canada's Greatest Choir once again presents a varied program 9f exquisite music featuring an impressive list of guest artists and collaborators. Create your own subscription package today! Full Season and Flex-pack subscriptions are available starting at only 1 • Save time and money • Priority seating at all venues • Unlimited additional tickets at subscriber prices •.Additional TSO tickets at subscriber prices • Significantly reduced ticket handling charges on additional tickets •Invitations to special subscriber receptions To subscribe now, call 416-598-0422 Elijah With soloists Donna Br own,Krisztina Szabo, Robert Breault & Gary Relyea Wed., Nov. 5,2003 - Massey Hall Festival of Carols With narration by Richard Ouzounian, organist Christopher Dawes and the TMC Brass Sun.,Dec.7,2003 - Roy Thomson Hall Messiah With soloists Karina Gauvin.Marie-Nicole Lemieux.Michael Colvin.Russell Braun and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Wed.,Dec.17,2003 - Roy Thomson Hall Italian Masterworks Featuring The Mendelssohn Singers and The Palestrina Chamber Chorus Including Vivaldi's Gloria with dance choreography by Robert Desrosiers Wed.,March 3,2004 The Carlu Concert Hall Life and Death Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Ruth Watson Henderson's From Darkness to light With soloists Karina Gauvin & James Westman Wed.,April 7,2004 Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Music for Kings and Queens Coronation Anthems and Henry V With Christopher Plummer and The Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Lankester Wed.,May 5 & Thurs.,May 6,2004 Roy Thomson Hall PLUS The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Series Youth Remembers The TMYC opens its season with a Remembrance Day program including Requiems by Gabriel Faure and Eric Zeisl. Ron Ka Ming Cheung.conductor Voices, guest choir Saturday, November 1,8:00 p.m., Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Celebrate the Season! A sing-along celebration of seasonal cheer for the whole family. Ron Ka Ming Cheung,conductor With special guests - The Toronto Mass Choir Sunday, December 14,2 :30 p.m, fonothy Eaton Memorial Church Youthful Spring A rousing eveni ng of choral singing by the TMYC joined by special guests, the North Toronto C l.Choral Ensemble Ron Ka Ming Cheung.conductor Saturday, April 24,8:00 p.m. Location to be announced Geurge Ce;;jdc Metcalf Ci1YiL:itif.' Foundation to rontda rt s bou n ci I /\fl 11

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