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Volume 9 Issue 8 - May 2004

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friendly adults. Audrey McLeod: 416-497-5952 SHEVCHENKO ENSEMBLE The Shevchenko Choir, an integral part of the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble (mixed voice choir, mandolin orchestra and dancers) was formed in 1951. The current choir numbers about 35-40. Although its roots are in the Ukrainian community, the choir's repertoire consists of Ukrainian, Russian, Canadian and other folk songs, classical choruses and arias, and original Canadian works. Lyrics are written in phonetics for those who do not read cyrillic. In addition lo Ukrainian, members of the choir are Russian, Italian, Dutch, Jewish, Serbian, English, Scottish and more. Conductor is Alexander Veprinsky, and rehearsals are held Sunday mornings at Columbus Centre. Anyone wishing to join for 4-5 exciting performances a year are welcome to audition. Ginger Kaullo: 416-533-2725 1951 choir began as a ladies glee club and expanded to a full SATB chorus in 199 L Annual concerts are presented at Christmas and in spring with other events and functions throughout the year. Past highlights include performance at the Royal Bank's Seniors Jubilee Concert at Roy Thompson Hall, Sing-Along Messiah and Mozart's Requiem with the Georgian Bay Concert Choir. Weekly rehearsals are held Mondays at All Saints' Anglican Church, Collingwood under Director Velma Cook and accompanist Marion Willis. Repertoire is varied, including classical, sacred, folk songs, show tunes, with an emphasis on Canadian music. Velma Cook: 705-445-0863 ST. ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH CHOIR ( The adult.choir at St. Andrew's Anglican has been established for forty years. There are 25 members, all of whom read music, and most come from an Anglo-Catholic liturgical experience in the West Indies. The repertoire is extensive, and includes plainsong, and material written in the past 500 years, comprising many compositional styles. Choir rehearsals take SINGING OUT! SINGING OUT! under new Artistic place on Thursday evenings (8-10 pm), Director, Patrick Huang, is now in its, withonesungEucharislorChoralMatins 12th season - 'Toronto's oldest and on Sundays at lOa.m.Othercommitments largest Lesbian and Gay chorus. This include Advent and Easter Carol non-auditioned community chorus Services, Ash Wednesday. the Holy Week performs two major concerts each Liturgies, and extra Services observing season, in December and June, and major Feast Days. Director Edward maintains a strong presence in the Moroney explores the neglected corners LGBT community year at community of the repertoire, and the choir is events. The Ensemble is a smaller constantly challenged musically. version of the chorus for venues not large enough for the 80 .plus voices of Edward Moroney: 416-447-1481 the whole group. In 2002 we recorded our first CD, For ST. ANNE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH Love Must Have a Voice, and look CHOIR forward to second one soon. In July 2004 St. Anne's offers excellent liturgical Singing Out! will join 165 other lesbian and gay choruses at the GALA international Choral Festival in Montreal. (And, yes, we do weddings!) Joan Jamieson: 416-515-0752 SOUND INVESTMENT COMMUNITY CHOIR Sound Investment is in its 30th season with its 38 members from the Georgian Triangle area. This non-auditioned music in a fine acoustical space decorated by members of the Group of Seven. The choir consists of 20 adult singers SATB, who sing the Sunday Eucharist each week at 10:00 a.m., Evensong on the first Sunday of each month at 4:30 pm, and an annual concert with John Stephenson, Director. Recent repertoire has included works by Byrd, Daley; Gabrieli, Holman, Howells, Leighton, Sanders, and Stanford. Membership is by audition; musicreading skills important, rehearsals 7:30-9:45 pm on Thursdays. 270 Gladstone Avenue (one block East of Dufferin and North of Dundas). Easily accessible by car or TTC. John Stephenson: 416-767-7290 ST. CLEMENT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH CHOIRS The Psallam Spiritu Choir is a treble voice choir for boys and girls between the ages of 8-17 who lead the music at the 9: 15 am Sunday liturgy. Vocal training with emphasis on sightreading is given based on a program developed by the Royal School of Church. Rehearsals take place every Thursday led by Nora Feuten. We rehearse in our home, between St. George and Paris, and most of our work is unaccompanied. We expect singers to have some experience and to be able to read music. Our repertoire still includes madrigals, as well as folk songs, some modern music, as well as a Christmas program. We rehearse Monday evenings from September until mid-May. Most of the members have joined by invitation. We do not require a formal audition, but ii is necessary to do some screening for such a small group, since everyone is indispensable. Nora Feutin: 519-442-7490 afternoon 4:30 - 5:30 pm from Septem- ST. JAMES' CATHEDRAL her to the end of May. The Senior Choir St. James' Cathedral has Canada's largest is an auditioned mixed-voice choir of church music program, comprising at about 25 singers that sing a wide range 1east three weekly choral services, 50 of sacred repertoire from plainsong to concerts a year, and some 120 professional music of the 2lsf century. The choir and' amateur musicians. Dedicated to sings at the 11 :00 am Sunday liturgy sacred music in the Anglican tradition and the occasional Choral Evensongs. at the highest possible standard, it Thomas Filches, Organist & Director of includes choirs for every age and ability. Music. · Men & Boys Choir sings Sundays 11 am, · 4:30 pm, and evensong twice a month, Thomas Filches: 416-483-6664 and at special services, concerts etc. Parish Choir: a volunteer mixed-voice ST. ELIZABETH SCOLA CANTORUM Founded by Mr. George Zaduban in 1995, the St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum is a chamber choir with a present membership of approximately 25 mixed voices. The repertoire consists mainly of unaccompanied sacred and secular music sung in Hungarian, Latin and English. December 29, 2003 marked the sad and untimely passing of Mr. Zaduban. Despite the tremendous loss, the choir remains dedicated in upholding and nurturing its rich and unique tradition under the artistic direction of Mr. Csaba Inokai. Future plans include continued participation in liturgical activities as well as upcoming concerts for the fall - winter season of 2004. For further information see below. Csabalnokai:905-67lcl069 ST. GEORGE PRO MUSICA The choir was formed in 1988 to perform unaccompanied church music and madrigals, and now numbers 16 singers choir for adults and children, sings the 9 am Sunday service. Choral Society: a 50-mixed-voice community choir dedicated to performing major sacred works prepares a season of concerts. St. James' Singers is an auditioned semiprofessional mixed-voice chamber choir performing sacred music of every age. Opportunities will exist for vocal leads in a number of the choirs for the 2004- 2005 season and will be held in August 2004. Those interested should contact Michal Bloss for application and rehearsal details. Michael Bloss at 416-364-7865, ext.231 ST. MARYS CHILDREN'S CHOIR AND FESTIVAL YOUTH SINGERS Now in its 23rd season, St. Mary's Children's Choir & Festival Youth Singers engages 100-120 children and youth in the St. Mary's, Stratford and surrounding area, ages 6 - 22 years, in the joy of making choral music. The programme includes vocal technique, sight reading, music theory; musicianship, choreography and drama. The 48 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM May 1 - June 7 2004

epertoire is a mixture of sacred and secular. Choristers are divided into 4 TALLIS CHOIR choirs: Piccolo (as young as 6 years); The Tallis Choir looks forward to its 27th Brio (training); Presto (senior treble) season under musical director, Peter which is the main performing and touring Mahon. It is a semi-professional choir; and Festival Youth Singers (boys chamber choir specializing in, but not with changed voices, girls over 16). Choirs restricted to, music of the Renaissance. rehearseseparatelyeachweek m;Jdatlend Tallis Choir will be presenting a full joint rehearsals monthly. Chorister series of four concerts. Rehearsals are positions are still avoilable, by audition, held in Trinity College Chapel, on the U. for the upcoming season. · of T. campus on Wednesday evenings. To date, the choir has made 3 recordings: Eileen Baldwin: 519-284-3242 · Splendours of the High Renaissance, a Tudor Pageant and Music of Palestrina and Victoria. For further information or ST. SIMON-THE-APOSTLE CHOIRS St. Simon's Choir, founded in 1883, includes boys and girls aged 7 to 14, who sing with professional and volunteer voices. All children receive an outstanding musical education. In addition to singing a wide range of music on Sundays, choristers benefit from individual vocal tuition, an annual choir camp, regular performances with professional ensembles, and participation in occa'sional recordings and tours. The choir released two highly successful CDs this season. St. Simon's Church is located on Bloor Street, at Sherbourne, steps from She(bourne Subway. Rehearsals are held each week · during the school year. There is no fee for membership. All enquiries are most welcome. Thomas Bell is Director of Music. to arrange an audition, email: Peter Mahon: 416-691-8621 TEMPUS CHORAL SOCIETY A youth choir in the 1970s, Tempus reformed in 1999 as an SATB community choir with over 60 voices. Directed by Brian Turnbull Mus. Bae (Hons), B.Ed., an accomplished musician with several published works, our repertoire includes swing, Broadway, inspirational and contemporary, Members are 18+ years of age and we rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:15 pm (September - June) at 262 Randall Street, Oakville. We conduct voice assessment for section placement only; and there is a one-time membership fee of to help defray the cost of music. Thomas Bell: 416-923 8174 x 208 Lorraine Tail: 905-501-5713 T AFELMUSIK CHAMBER CHOIR The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir is a group of 24-28 singers specializing in 17th and 18th-centurymusic. Under the direction of I vars Taurins they explore issues o'! historical perfor~ance practice, and have developed a sound and style appropriate to the repertoire they perform. The Choir also has numerous award-winning recordings. Tafelmusik is located at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor St. W.), and performances take place here and also at the George Weston Recital Hall (5040 Yonge St.). David Little: 416-964-9562 ext.226 TORONTO ACCOLADES OF HARMONY The Toronto Accolades of Harmony; Inc. is a 30 voice chorus of women who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony; which celebrated its 35 1 h anniversary in 2003. TAH is a member of Harmony; Inc., which is an international women's organization which donates a portion of proceeds to autism. We compete annually at Area Convention, with other choruses from Canada and the US. Throughout the year, we perform at a variety of venues including benefits, festivals, etc. The repertoire is wide ranging and includes many well known and well loved tunes. The Accolades rehearse on Thurs. evenings 7: 15 to 9:45 pm at Earl Bales Community Centre, !IBrmUitf Cfwra{ Cek6ration 4168 Bathurst St., just south of Sheppard Ave. Call Ellyn: 416-281-7925 TORONTO CANTATA CHORUS Established 5 years ago, The Toronto Cantata Chorus is a multi-ethnic choir that meets regularly on Monday evenings from 7:45 pm to lO:OOpm. Rehearsals are at Earl Haig Secondary High School, Yonge and Empress. Our repertoire includes Broadway hits, folk songs, oratorios, and works of Canadian Composers. Our final concert for this season includes a performance with the Canadian Sinfonietta performing Bach's Magnilicaf as well as a performance with the Salvation Army Festival Brass on June 13th. Our choir has been invited lo join the "Meet in Beijing" festival, May 2005. Recruitment for this lour starts now! We are an audition only choir. Aileen Lee: 416-727-2100 TORONTO CHAMBER CHOIR David Fallis, a well-known expert in early music, is Music Director of the Toronto Chamber Choir. First established in 1968, the Toronto Chamber Choir's season includes four concerts featuring authentic performances of Baroque and Renaissance music, often paired with thematically related works from later periods. The 40-voice choir rehearses Monday nights from 7:30 to in the church hall of St. Patrick's Church, at the corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets, with additional rehearsals prior to concerts. Singers with good sight reading ability may request an audition at any lime during the season. Heather Crisp: 416-699-8121 torontochamberchoir TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS Conducted by founding Artistic Director, Jean Ashworth Bartle, C.M., O.Ont. the rec is one of the world's foremost children's choirs. It has toured internationally, including the BBC Proms in London with conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. The TCC rehearses weekly Tuesdays and Fridays. In addition to the main Chorus, there are four training choirs, rehearsing weekly and presenting 4-6 concerts annually. New next season will be a West End training choir for new choristers only (Grades 3- 5). For auditions, please contact Amy Brewitt at 416-932-8666, ext. 231 or amy@torontochildrens Performances next season include Ten Centuries of Song al the Glenn Gould Studio, A Chorus Christmas at RTH, Happy Birthday Eleanor Daley, and several guest performances (including with the TSO). Heather Wood: 416-932-8666, x 223 TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY CHOIR The Toronto Choral Society was founded in 1845. The 90 member community choir is a non-auditioned choral group dedicated to enhancing the community by providing an opportunity for enthusiastic choristers to perform contemporary and traditional repertoire for Toronto audiences. Under the direction of Geoffrey Butler, the choir is currently running a three part series, entitled 'Toronto Mosaic', portraying !he history of Toronto. Our upcoming concert in June, 2004 features Carmina Burana. Performances include three concerts per year and benefit engagements. The Community Choir rehearses once a week on Wednesday evenings at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., west of the Chester subway. New members are always welcome. Deborah Micucci: 416-410-3509 TORONTO CHORISTERS James Maben directs this 100-voice choir which is now completing its 12th season. It consists mostly of retired employees from Boards of Education in the Toronto area. Repertoire is light and varied, from classical and modern. Rehearsqls are on Thursdays at 1:00 pm at Wilkinson Public School from October through May. There are no auditions for singers. Because the choir is so large, women wishing to join the choir will be placed on a wailing list, but men will be May 1 - June 7 2004 WWW.THEWHOlENOTE.COM 49

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