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Volume 9 Issue 2 - October 2003

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i ORPHEUS? . . . Mail: P.O.Box 662, Std. F. Toronto, Olf M4Y 2N Artistic Director:' Ro.belj Cooper Administrato~: B:elen Coxon Tel:, 416-530:'4428 ., · . , E-mail;• >Web,sit~: Y! .. '.' , . l Founded in l964this SS-voice ensemble 1s now ,embarking o~, its 40th season. under .t~e energetic Jeadmhip ofne~ly-appomteQ Artistic Director, Robert Cooper. "New Horizons", our 2003-2004 season, begins on October 24 w.ith Orff'~ ,Catulli ' Carmina, accom.panied by piano and six-player percussion group, coupled with 1the Toronto premiere of Richard Nance's. Mass for a New Millennium. December 20 brings a seasonal programme including Mathias' Ave Rex and Anders .Ohrwall's Gaudete, while March 7 features the grandeur ofDvor~·s Stabat Mater with the combined voices of the Orpheus Choir ofToronto and Chorus Niagara, and the Niagaraon-the-Lake Sinfonia. Our season closes on May 29 with: NUVO, ·a selection of contemporary choral works. Orpheus is joined this season by soloists ~slie Fagan, Nils Brown\ Laura Whalen, Lmda Maguire, David Pomeroy and ~ary Relyea. T?e choir also continues to provide, through its Sjdgwick Scholarship positions, opportunities 41 _,,.,, h" • '~ THE RENAISSANCE SINGERS m Conducted by•Richard C'unnin,haie • 'www.tberenai$ · C~ntaci J~.son Sc)ilit~m,an at w w '" .,, The Renaissance Sjng~rs are a chambe~,chbir , dedicated to the performance ofgreat choral works of alf periOds and styles, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The muskpf 'England is one of the choir's specialties, and the choii'has completed four 1 concert ~oqrs of England, including performances in the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester. True to their Canadian roots, the Singers' repertoire includes commissioned ml.\si~ of Canadian composers, including the renowned Imant Raminsh. Conaucted by Richard Cunningham, The Renaissance sµigers have performed with the Kitchener/Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and have been guest artists with the Guelph Concei:t Band, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra and t.he Brantford Music Club. They have twice performed at the Guelph Spring Festival and twice at the George Weston Recital Hall in the North York Centre for the performing arts. They give annual complimentary Christmas concert_s for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and several local retirement homes. The Renaissance Singers have four CDs to their credit the latest an acclaimed recording of carols from 'fourteen different countries, entitled Christmas Around ~e World. Con ·Ass' ol?­ .llccoDJpa " Ma . '415B Tel: 4l F_~; 4J6-7f.8 :0f~6 " E4mdil. Web: W.WW.nver. a eyouthsingers.11rg' . · Founded il'hl 999, the Riverdale Youth ·Singers (RYS) consists of ifwo choir divisions. The Riyerdale Young Singers (chorister~' ages .7-9 years) and the Riv~.rdale Youth Singers (chonsters ages 10 and up). 'fhe ltYS s.eekS to develop the ~que talents of each choir'member and is i:omnutted to' making the experience of learning and performing a fine choral reperto~e accessi?le to interested children/youth from all racial, -cultural, economic and musical backgrounds. Our"Annual Holiday Concert· "Glad tidings" - A Concert of Seasonal Choral Music - will be held Sunday November 30 at 7:30 pm at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church - (corner of Gerrard and DeGrassi Streets). OUr special guests for this concert will Be the Ryerson Theatre School Choir directed by David Walden. · Membership in the RYS is open to any student ag~ 9 and up. A simple audition is required. , Rehearsals are held Mondays from 4:30 - S:lS pm for the Young Singers and from 6:30- 8:1S pm for the Youth ' Singers in the auditorium of St.John's Presbyteriari Church, 41S Broadview Ave. ' 16 Wbolanota MEMBERS' PROFILES 2003-2004

·THE ROYAL CANADI~NJ;ot ORGANISTS 2- TOBOWl'O CENT Thoma,1 Filches, TorontoCe'llJre·President" Tel: 416-483-6664 ;;#26 . David Rosevear, Membefship Secretary Tel: 905-773-4024 .. .,, ® , Website: http://\VWW.globalserve,nel-chubb(rcco "' Founded in 1909 as the Canadian Guild of Organists, The Royal Canadian College of Organists is Canada's oldest musicians' association. Today, the RCCO is a nationwide interdenominational coinmunity of professignal and amateur organists, church musicians, choral conduetors, and qthers sharing an interest in the organ and church music: Examinations are held 'annually and RCCO Festivals offer opportunities to hear and meet world-class, recitalists and clinicians from Canada and abroad. The RCCO works across Canada in support of fine church music and organ playing. For all who care about these arts, regardless of background, skill level or religious affiliation, the College has a place. The Toronto Centre maintains an active program throughout the year. It includes our special education prqgrams such as Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza - a one day fun event held in. March for school children to acquaint them with the organ. Check the up-to-date website for details on the 2003-04 program and for membership information. '';\ $( ·· ~: :: "'@ ' ?' ~' ROYAL,OPEBA CANADA ,; Dwight Bennett, General & Artistic Directol' 5040 !~nge Street, Toronto ON M2N &RB ,,* ,, Subscriptions: 4 I 6-322-0456 or 905-306-6000 Single Tickefs; 416-872-1111 or 905-306-6000 , • :t~~nJ:~:~~v;pmce: 416~~~2-045b or / \l!~b site: Tradition - Quality - International ' Royal Opera Canada will be presenting five operas this season: Cannen Nabucco, The Magic Flute, The Mikado.and Aida. Its inission is to present to diverse audiences the best-Javed operas with traditional sets, costum,es, and staging, featuring national and international , artists. Dedicated to performing the most wellknown, largely 19th Century operas, and Mozart, Royal Opera Canada remains true to the composers' intentioµs, providing high quality traditional performances. Royal Opera Canada, founded in March 2003 is an extension of the prototype for presenting traditional opera developed by Opera Mississauga, formed in 1985. All performances takj? place in the grand Main Stage of the 1bronto Centre for the Arts (North York), or in the renowned acoustics ofHammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre (Mississsauga). For more information about please call 416- 322-0456 or visit our website. · } ,, ~ ST. CLEMENT'S ANGLICAtfCmmCH CllOmS 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toron1:::on1. M4R ~H.8 \. 1 :· Tel: 4J6 :::483-6664 #26, Fa15:. ~16 748,3~8586 il Thomas Filches, Organist & Direcior of Music · Lee Harmer, President w E-mail: tlitches@stclements-churc6:org Since 1897 at the early mission, St. Clement's has been presenting special services to mark Christmas, Easter and other festiyal days, and · given concerts througho~t the y~ar. The Psallam Spiritu Choir is a treble ,voice choir for boys and girls between t9e ages of 8- 17 wl!o sing at the 9:15 am liturgy on Sundays. The Senior Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice choir that sing a wide range of sacred repertoire forl!l plainsong and 16th c. tq music of the 21" c. The choir sings on Sund~ys !!t:the 11:00 am liturgy and the occasional Choral Ev~nsongs. Evensong is sung ~very Sunday at 4:30 pm. .Choral evensongs (with choir) are on September 21; October 5; October 19; November 2 (Commemoration of All Souls); N~vember 30 (Aqvent. Carols in Processi?n); and D~cember 21 •(Lessons and Carols for Christmas with the Trillium Brass Quintet) · Up-coming Concerts are on October 19, 3pm Organist Andrew Henderson; November 16, 3:15 pm OrgiinistThomas Fitches, and December 7 (time t.b.a.) The Trillium Brass Quintet with Organist Thomas Fftches. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 WholaRlita MEMBERS' PROFILES 2003-2004 17

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