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Volume 9 Issue 8 - May 2004

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CATEGORIES, continued CHOIRS BY REGION LARGE ADULT CHOIRS over 100 voices Amadeus Choir Hart House Singers High Park Choirs of Toronto Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Choir North Metro Chorus Open Voices Community Choir Sacred Music Society St. James' Cathedral Toronto Choristers Toronto Classical, Singers Toronto Mendelssohn Choir PROFESSIONAL AND SEMl•PROFESSIONAL CHOIRS Amadeus Choir Canadian Singers Elmer lseler Singers Elora Festival Singers Exultate Chamber Singers Healey Willan Singers (Youth) Mississauga Choral Society Nathaniel Dett Chorale St. James' Cathedral (Singers) Tallis Choir Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Toronto Mendelssohn Choir William Byrd Singers WORLD AND TRADITIONAL Canadian Celtic Choir Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto Coro San Marco Counterpoint Chorale Darbazi Echo Women's Choir Komitas Choir Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir Megacity Chorus Nathaniel Dett Chorale Shevchenko Ensemble Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir· Toronto Swedish Singers Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus Vesnivka Choir CHOIRS BY REGION 705 AREA CODE Cellar Singers King Edward Choir Peterborough Singers Sound Investment Community Choir 905 AREA CODE 519 AREA CODE (.WEST, NORTH, EAST) Amabile Choirs of London Bach Elgar Choral Society, (W) Arcady Blessed Trinity Choir, (N) Canadian Celtic Choir Brampton Festival Singers, (W) Dublin Street United Church Senior Burlington Civic Chorale, (W) · Choir · Cantabile Chorale of York Region, (N) Elora Festival Singers Centenary. Senior Choir, (W) · Georgian Bay Children's Choir Choral de Lites, (E) · Guelph Youth Singers Durham College Community Choir, (W) lntermennonite Children's Choir Georgetown Bach Chorale, (W) Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Hamilton Youth Choir, (W) Choir John Laing Singers, (W) London Pro Musica Milton Choristers, (W) Norfolk Note-Ables Mississauga Children's Choir, (W) Rainbow Chorus Waterloo/Wellington Mississauga Choral Society, (W) Schneider Male Chorus Mississauga Festival Youth Choir, (W) St. George Pro Musica Northumberland Orchestra and Choir (E) St. Marys Children's Choir and Oakville Children's Choir, (W) Festival Youth Singers ., Oakville Choral Society, (W) U. of Waterloo Choirs Peel Choral Society, (W) Tempus Choral Society, (W) Upper Canada Children's Chorus, (N) 613 AREA CODE Uxbridge Chamber Choir, (E) Hastings and Prince Edward Village Voices, (E) Children's Chorus York Highlands Chorus, (N) Open Voices Community Choir ALEXANDER SINGERS AS started out as a summer choir under the direction of Angela Hawaleshka in 1987, and has evolved to reach quasiprofessional status. Its strong educational mandate helps many to become better performers. Productions have included G&S operettas as well as Die Fledermaus, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, and recently The Most Happy Fella at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Each December, a concert of choral music is presented at the Celebration Presbyterian Church in North York. Anyone can join the weekly rehearsals for the winter choir in September. Angela Hawaleshka: 416-787-7388 ALL THE KING'S VOICES AKV is a mixed-voice community choir dedicated to giving amateur singers an opportunity lo experience the joy of singing works from a wide variety of choral genres. The choir's founder and conductor. David J. King, assisted by a highly trained accompanist and section leads, provides professional leadership. Sight Singing Courses are offered annually lo help choristers improve their musical skills. Please see our ad on the .Choral Sc~ne Page 32. Next season's concerts include Here ~Come A-Carolling, November 27th, Christmas for Kids, Dec.12th, Songs from the Heart, Feb. 28th, and Great Choruses, May 14th. Rehearses on Tuesdays 7:30 - 10:00 pm at Willowdale United Church, 349' Kenneth Avenue, Toronto. David King: 416-225-2255 AMABILE CHOIRS or LONDON, ONTARIO Amabile is recognized throughout Canada and around the world as one of the premiere choral ensembles for children and youth. Approximately 300 choristers ranging in age from 8 to 24 years rehearse weekly with one or more of the following choirs: Amabile Youth Singers, John Barron & Brenda Zadorsky conductors; Junior Amabile Singers & Amabile DeCapo (Training) Choir; Jacqueline Norman & Wendy Gee conductors; Amabile Boys Choirs (Treble Concert Choir, Tenor/Bass Ensemble, Primus Choir), Carol Beynon & Ken Fleet conductors; Amabile Chamber Choir, John Barron, Brenda Zadorsk:y, Carol Beynon & Ken Fleet conductors. , 519~641-6795 AMADEUS CHOIR The Amadeus Choir is a 100-voice, semi-professional, Choir-in-Residence al the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Lydia Adams is the Conductor and Artistic , Director. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings in the Don Mills Road/ Lawrence Avenue area. This 30th season includes a four-concert series, single performances, run-outs and recording sessions, and features the Bach Mass in B Minor, as well as works by Mozart, Walton and Eleanor Daley . often with orchestral accompaniment. Membership is by audition, held in May/June for 2004/2005. Judith Young: 416-446-0188 ANNEX SINGERS OF TORONTO Annex Singers welcomes additions lo the choir - no auditions required. We meet weekly; Mondays at 7:30 pm al St. Thomas Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street and perform three concerts annually. No practices during June, July or August. Mare Britton: 416-532-9886 ANNO DOMINI CHAMBER SINGERS ADCS was established in 2000 as a chamber choir dedicated lo artistic excellence through the performance of sacred choral music. We are a dedicated and enthusiastic group of 18 choristers, emanating from a variety of backgrounds. We perform in concert three lo four limes per year as well as singing at charity events. We rehearse on Monday evenings at Holy Name Church (near Pape subway station). If you are an experienced chorister with good sight reading skills, a passion for sacred music and are looking for a more intimate choral experience, please call us for an audition. David J afelice: 416-696-0093 .ARCADY Arcady is an ensemble dedicated to the recording and performance of the music of Ronald Beckett. The choir has 38 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM May 1 - June 7 2004

established a reputation for its energetic and imaginative performances of early music. It combines outstanding young Canadian performers, mostly performance majors or recent graduates, with established professional instrumentalists and singers. It offers between 20 and 30 performances in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario each year with programs ranging from flute and piano duo to full choral-orchestral performances, has appeared on TVO's On Stage at Studio 2 and is heard frequently on classical radio. Ronald Beckett: 519-428-3185 . BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS AND BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR BCC consists of 200 auditioned singers in choirs at differing levels of ability - three treble choirs for children aged 6- 16 and an SATB choir for changed voices and girls aged 16 and up. Each choir rehearses weekly in east Scarborough. All choirs perform twice yearly at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and appear regularly as a guest choir for many Toronto events. Each choir · participates in weekend excursions involving festivals, workshops and concerts with other youth choirs and world-renowned clinicians. The choir will release their fourth solo CD later this year. Founder and Music Director Linda Beaupre is well-known throughout Toronto as a guest conductor and clinician. Jane Greenwood: 416-431-0790 www.bachorus:org BACH ELGAR CHORAL SOCIETY An integral part of the Hamilton­ Wentworth music scene since 1905, and currently directed by Ian Sadler, the . choir is composed of accomplished amateur singers from Hamilton and area. The Bach Elgar has performed Canadian premieres of the Verdi Requiem, Gorecki's Miserere and Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. Past venues include Roy. Thomson Hall in Toronto, Brantford's Sanderson Centre, and the Boris Brott Summer Festival. The choir enjoys frequent guest appearances with the Hamilton May 1 - June 7 2004 Philharmonic Orchestra. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening. There are four major concerts year as well as choral workshops and other events. Auditions are held in May and September. Join us in celebrating our lOOth anniversary. 905 527-5995 Church, 30 Main Street South in Brampton. We perform three concerts a year with often more than one performance per concert. Artistic Director Stephane Potvin.; Carol Barber: 905 450-5659 BURLINGTON CIVIC CHORALE BLESSED TRINITY CHOIR BTC, led by conductor Julia Iacono­ Hauser, has been performing a wonderfully broad repertoire since 1970. In addition to Sunday Mass and other liturgical celebrations, the choir has recorded, toured and sung throughout Italy, including High Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, a City of Rome Concert and various Ontario and Quebec churches. Its 45 members enjoy performing in nursing homes and other communities and joining with other choral groups for fundraising. Open auditions September and January at Thursday evening rehearsals in the Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue (at Finch). Julia Iacono-Hauser: 416-226-0262 BLOOR STREET GOSPEL CHORUS BSGC is a non-denominational, nonauditioned community choir, directed by Ian Crowley. Rehearsals are Monduy evenings from 7 :30 - 9:30, at Bloor Street United Church (BSUC), 300 Bloor St W. Active from September to May, performs two concerts each year along with other occasional events. Founded in 1997, the Chorus is a project of the Worship Committee at BSUC. Chorus members need not belong to BSUC or any other church. We welcome a variety of spiritual perspectives. Our repertoire is based on gospel anthems, popular music, and traditional African music. Ian Crowley: 416-406-2929 BRAMPTON FE.STIVAL SINGERS BFS is a community choral ensemble striving for excellence in music from classical to pop serving Brampton since 1985. We are always looking for new voices, especially tenor and bass for this 30 person choir. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening at St. Paul's United WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM Founded in 1994, this 30 voice SATB community choir under the music direction of Dr. Gary Fisher presents an exciting vuriety of classical, baroque and operatic concerts throughout the year. The choir's repertoire is often accompanied by professional soloists and a chamber ensemble of area musicians. There are three main concerts each year with the addition of a fourth concert planned for the 2004- 2005 season. Auditions in September and January, open to men and women, 18 years & over, who have some sightreading ability. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm at St. Christopher's Anglican Church, Guelph Line, Burlington. Marie Leone: 905-549-5897 CALVIN CHOIR Calvin Choir is a dedicated group of 33 singers who rehearse Thursday evenings and sing every Sunday morning at 11 :00 am at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Delisle Avenue at Yonge & St. Clair, Toronto. We have two CD recordings and give concerts regularly, and have toured Ontario, Newfoundland and Scotland. Choristers require excellent musical skills in sight reading, voice production and ensemble singing. We sing primarily 20th century church music and renaissance polyphony, with a healthy smattering of baroque, romantic, chant and folk repertoire. We also eicplore TTBB music for men's voiees and medievul and SSA repertoire for women. Stephanie Martin is Director of Music. Stephanie Martin: 416-923-9030 CANADIAN CELTIC CHOIR CCC was founded in London, Ontario in March, 1996, by Dan Surman and a small group of musicians seeking to sing and promote Celtic choral music and culture in Southwestern Ontario. Repertoire features music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Canadian Maritimes and European and North American songs. Here's to Song, CD was released in August 2001. The choir welcomes new members prepared to make the necessary commitment to join its 50 voices. Practices are held Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at South Secondary School. Ian Davies: 519-473-2099 CANADIAN CHILDREN'S OPERA CHORUS In i.!s 36th season, the CCOC consists of five choruses: Principal (ages IO - 16), Youth (ages 14 -19), Apprentice II (ages 9 - 11), Apprentice I (ages 7 - 9), and Ruby (ages 5 -7). It is the only permanent children's opera chorus in Canada to regularly commission and produce operas for children. The programme prepares young people for the complex, vibrant world of opera, while offering excellent musical and dramatic training. Members regularly .perform wiih the Canadian Opera Company, and throughout the GTA. Rehearsals take place weekdays after school in the downtown area. Auditions May/June. Artistic Director: Ann Cooper Gay. Terrie Russell: 416 366-0467 CANADIAN SINGERS The Canadian Singers is a semiprofessional vocal group of eight experienced singers who perform a repertoire of all-Canadian music from folk to pop to serious choral works under the direction of Conductor Harvey Patterson. The Singers have performed in Roy Thomson Hall, the Skydome, Markham Theatre, Hart House and Nathan Phillips Square with such artists as Liona Boyd, Mark DuBois, Johnny Cowell and Dave Broadfoot. The Singers rehearse on Tuesday nights and from time to time search for replacements. The Singers are all adept at sight reading, are comfortable with all musical styles and have consi- 39

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