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ETCeteras listings are based on information sent to WholeNote in advance by event presenters. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some events may subsequently be cancelled or postponed in different areas. Please visit presenters' websites or contact them directly for updated information. The deadline for the next weekly update is Tue Dec 22 at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

DAILY LISTINGS

NEW!! Dec 19: Flato Markham Theatre. Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker. Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! Orders placed after 2pm on Dec 18 will be fulfilled on Dec 21. Patrons will have access to the stream until Jan 1, 2021. Visit here for tickets and info. $24.99. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 19 10:00am: Flato Markham Theatre. There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays. Combines the best of holiday musicals and interactive entertainment to create a unique high-quality TV-style production (not on Zoom) that will transform living rooms across Canada into joyous celebrations for the whole family. Starring Dan Chameroy, Eddie Glen, AJ Bridel, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Alex Wierzbicki and Sara-Jeanne Hosie. Special guest: Roberta Battaglia, a recent winner of the Golden Buzzer award on America’s Got Talent. Visit here for tickets and info. $35. Also Dec 20 at 10:00am. ONLINE

Dec 19 1:00: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story: A Pandemic Pageant. Visit here. Tickets by donation ($10 suggested). A link to the screening will be sent via email. On demand after Dec 11. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 19 3:00: Skinnamarink. Skinnamarink with Sharon and Randi & Friends: All the Holiday Fun You Can Sing! Fans of all ages are invited to join Sharon and Randi for a very special live virtual show with special guest ... Bram! Visit here for info. $15. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 19 3:15: York Chamber Ensemble. Strings for the Holidays. Locatelli: Concerto Grosso "Christmas"; Liszt: Angelus!; Sibelius: Andante Festivo; and holiday favourites. York Strings. St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Church St., Newmarket. Live-chat with Maestro Michael Berec during the performance. Call 905-717-2970 or visit here or //www.tickets@yorkchamberensemble.ca">here for info. $15, $25, $35, $45. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 19 7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. PSO Brass Quintet Holiday Concert. Baroque through Dixieland and Jazz, inspired by the holidays. PSO Brass Quintet: Paul Otway and Doug Sutherland, trumpets; Jane Mackay, horn; and Al Carter, tuba. Guest: Michael Newnham, trombone. Visit here or call 705-742-7469 for tickets. $15. Available until Jan 2, 2021. ONLINE. 

NEW!! Dec 19 8:00: Elora Singers. A Festival of Carols. Beloved and new Christmas carols. Elora Singers. Visit here or call 519-846-0331 for tickets. From $15. Available from Dec 19, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 20 11:30am: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Connected World: A Winter World Music Celebration... Virtually! Event continues all day to 7:30pm with World Music performances, interactive workshops, food & beverage demonstrations, dance-alongs, dance workshops, and fun for the whole family. Neema Children's Choir; Hamsa Hamsa; Valérie Ekoumé and Guy Nwongang; PK Hummingbird Steel Orchestra; Amanda Martinez; and others; Crystal D'Cuhna, host. Free. Visit here for info. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 20 3:00: Flato Markham Theatre. The Tenors; Home for the Holidays. For info and tickets, visit here. $20. Also Dec 22 3:00pm. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 20 4:00: Travel by Sound. Winter Classics. "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons; excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite; and holiday piano favourites. Victoria Yeh, violin; Natalie Wong, violin; Fanny Tang, viola; Jill Sauerteig, cello; Tyler Yarema, piano. For info visit here or call 416-799-0737. $40(1 concert); $100(all 6 concerts). Virtually from Meaford Hall. Series runs until Feb 2021. Unlimited replays until Mar 2021. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 20 7:00: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Lessons and Carols. Choral music for Christmas. Metropolitan's Lead Singers; The Metropolitan Handbells; and Dr. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. For info call 416-363-0331 or visit here. Free. Registration is necessary to attend. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 21 7:00: Essential Opera. December. Libretto and Music by Monica Pearce. World premiere of a new one-act opera. Erin Bardua, Maureen Batt, Danielle Buonaiuto, sopranos; Tara Scott, conductor. For info visit here or call 647-290-7970. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 24 7:00: Flato Markham Theatre. A Celtic Family Christmas at Home. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy. Visit here for tickets. $25. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 24 7:30: Canadian International Organ Competition. CIOC Celebrates Christmas. , . For tickets and info visit here. $10. Available until Dec 30. ONLINE 

NEW!! Dec 24 11:00pm: Metropolitan United Church. Candlelight Christmas Eve. Choral music for Christmas. Metropolitan's Lead Singers; Dr. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. For info call 416-363-0331 or visit here. Free. Registration is necessary to attend. LIVE & LIVESTREAM

NEW!! Dec 27 3:45: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. A New Performance Video. The last Sunday of every month, the WCC releases a new concert video performance by The Wychwood Clarinet Choir, preceded by a live chat with Michele Jacot and Roy Greaves. Visit here for info. Free. LIVESTREAM

ETCETERAS

Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit here to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. ONLINE

NEW!! Dec 29: Canadian Opera Company. Solo Spotlight With the COC Orchestra. Featuring COC Music Director Johannes Debus in conversation with Principal Clarinetist Dominic Desautels who performs the opening clarinet melody from “E lucevan le stelle,” the famous romantic aria from the final, tragic act of Puccini’s Tosca. Free. Visit here. ONLINE

NEW!! Esprit Orchestra. Online Concert: World Premiere of Chris Paul Harman’s Suite for Two Cellos. Commissioned and performed by VC3 Cello Duo. Visit here to watch. ONLINE 

Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from lockdown in his studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. Tune in to Kevin's Facebook page on Friday here. If you can't join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin's page with each week's episode archived on his YouTube channel here. YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK

Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Visit the website here. ONLINE

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. a•P•art {of} performance series, every Thursday at 7:30pm here. ONLINE

The Toronto Consort. Early Music TV. Begins November 29, 2020. A subscription-based video streaming service dedicated to music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. Founded and curated by The Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas debuts on December 14, 2020 and includes serene works like laude, English carols, and Notre Dame polyphony by Pérotin and anonymous medieval masters. This on-demand service is available here

ONLINE BLOGS

Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit here for further information. ONLINE

ONLINE GROUPS

Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, providing a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. E-mail Recollectiv here for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE

PODCASTS

Canadian Opera Company. Key Change. The COC’s new podcast offers a fresh take on today's opera issues. Co-hosted by classical singer and culture critic Robyn Grant-Moran, a member of the COC’s Circle of Artists, alongside COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac, the first season of bi-weekly episodes explores the operagoing experience from a variety of perspectives, with special guests from the opera field and beyond. Subscribe to Key Change wherever you get your podcasts.

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED

Confluence Concerts. Walter Unger Salon: Aging and Creativity. Celebrated authors and educators Linda and Michael Hutcheon curate a salon based on their 2015 book Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten, focusing specifically on the late works of Olivier Messiaen and Leonard Cohen. Patricia O'Callaghan, soprano; Robert Kortgaard, piano. Visit here for details. Available until Dec 21 on Confluence Concerts' YouTube channel. ONLINE

Kingston Symphony. Finale of Beethoven’s Third Symphony (Eroica). Forty members of the orchestra perform the finale of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 while in isolation in their homes. To view the virtual performance, please click here. For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit here. ONLINE

NEW!! New Music Concerts. Fall Broadcasts. If you didn't get a chance to catch our fall broadcasts, you can follow these links to watch all four of our stunning online presentations including Anima, Cello Masterworks, Love Songs, and 50th Anniversary Commissioning Series. ONLINE

Niagara Symphony Orchestra. NSO Digital Online. Visit here to view video performances by members of the NSO. ONLINE

Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven@250 Livestream. Beethoven: Six Ländler, WoO 15; Symphony No.7 in A Op. 92 (chamber version). Nurhan Arman, conductor. $15. To view the Vimeo livestream and performance video until Jan 3, 2021 visit here. LIVESTREAM ONLINE

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. A Tafelmusik Christmas. Co-curated by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio. Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Charpentier: Christmas Pastorale; Vivaldi: La Pastorella; French noels arranged by Lalande and Corrette; Heinchen: Pastorale. Elisa Citterio, director; Ivars Taurins, director; Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Visit here or call 1-833-964-6337. $25(regular); $32(deluxe). Single ticket buyers can re-access the concert until Dec 22 at 8pm. ONLINE

TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Online Premiere. Measha Brueggergosman, soprano; Lennie Gallant, guitar. The internationally acclaimed opera singer and concert artist co-wrote "Champions" with Lennie Gallant. The concert is available here. ONLINE

Thirteen Strings! Virtual Concert. Purcell: Excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 in D. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Marc Djokic, violin). Elgar: Serenade for Strings. Find the link here. Free. ONLINE

Toronto Operetta Theatre. An archival video of Toronto Operetta Theatre's production of H.M.S. Pinafore performed March 4-8, 2020, at Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Enjoy the video here. ONLINE

Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The TSO was thrilled to harness the healing power of music to help The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation celebrate the virtual opening of its new, world-class Cancer Centre. Watch TSO musicians perform six musical pieces by Bach, Mozart, Elgar and Sibelius (two quartets, two duets, two solos) in the new spaces. To view the video, visit here. ONLINE

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Archival Video Project: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Enjoy some archival scenes from our 2019 production here. ONLINE

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