Welcome to the Blue Pages, The WholeNote's 15th annual directory of Concert Presenters. The 149 unique profiles that follow, while not encompassing the entirety of our region's live music scene, are nevertheless truly representative of the remarkable diversity of musical activity in Toronto and Southern Ontario, and of the organizations whose support of The WholeNote keeps us alive and able to fulfill our mission.
From amateur choirs to professional orchestras, chamber ensembles to opera companies, we hope you'll enjoy perusing these pages for a taste of what's to come this season.
We’re looking forward to the 2014/15 concert season – and whether you are in the audience or onstage, we wish you all the best!
Presenters who missed the magazine still have the opportunity to be part of this directory, which lives year-round on our website at thewholenote.com/blue. For more information on this and the benefits of WholeNote membership, please contact me at the e-mail address above.
BLUE PAGES TEAM 2014/15
PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages PROJECT EDITOR Sara Constant LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair WEBSITE Bryson Winchester COVER PHOTO Stephen Chung
Established in 1991, the Academy Concert Series offers high quality, authentic and intimate chamber music concerts on period instruments spanning the baroque, classical and romantic eras. The three-concert music series brings to audiences the musical riches and spirit of improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries, highlighting historically informed performance practices and interpretations, with detailed program notes that give the music historical context. The programs are thematic and deliberately crafted to highlight a specific time, place and/or composer, featuring both accomplished and emerging artists.
The 2014/15 season: November 15, 2014, “Celebrating Musical Triumphs from the First World War,” commemorates the music of WWI; January 17, 2015, “Prelude to a Fantasia,” where each musician will perform a solo prelude (by Bach or Telemann) demonstrating the baroque practice of “improvising” a short piece of music (guests include Marco Cera, oboe and Anna Marsh, bassoon); April 18, 2015, “Musical Jousting in the Courts of Haydn and Boccherini," featuring guests Christina Mahler, cello and Jeanne Lamon, violin.
Concerts are Saturdays at 8pm, at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave.).
All Saints’ Choir provides musical leadership at weekly Sunday morning Eucharists, Festival Evensongs, community outreach projects and concerts year-round. The choir has toured notable UK cathedrals, recorded two CDs and performed throughout Toronto. Recent performances include Howard Goodall’s Requiem: Eternal Light, a concert with the Amadeus Choir and a thrilling Christmas presentation, “Never a Brighter Star,” with chamber orchestra.
This fall, All Saints’ Kingsway welcomes a new musical team: Dr. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, director of music and Jenny Vincent, organist and collaborative musician. New members are always welcome to the Music at All Saints’ Kingsway family. Come and be a part of a fantastic choral, instrumental and creative community.