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    If I could choose anyone at all to invite to dinner and conversation, Kevin Fox and Suba Sankaran are the people Id tempt to risk their lives on my cooking. I could give the dinner to thank both of them for stretching my awareness of music. Suba and Kevin have a connection at least through Subas husband Dylan Bell: Dylan and Kevin formed part of the vocal band Cadence.

    Of course I dont mean to give priority to one or the other artist: each style and material is quite different. Kevins bass voice shows well, whether he sings classical pieces or the many kinds of popular music, starting with the 1960s. One of his specialties is vocal imitation of musical instruments. Currently Kevin performs with the Swingle Singers, based in London, England, taking part in an extensive repertoire. I met Kevin first during a one-week course: he opened my ears to different music by leading a group of us in jazz singing. Bit by bit, I continue to listen and sing.

    Many people know Suba as the lead singer of Autorickshaw, the band using Indofusion music she started. Her voice, covering a

    CAMMAC CANADIAN AMATEUR MUSICIANS /MUSICIENS AMATEURS DU CANADAT O R O N T O R E G I O N

    IN THIS ISSUE Page

    .........................................................Dinner Guests. 1..........................Your email and/or address changes 1

    .....................................................Advertising Rates 1...........................Schedule of Readings, 2009-2010 2

    ...Schedule of Workshops & Activities, 2009-2010 2 .....................................Newsletter Copy Deadlines 2

    ......................Newsletter Production Editor needed 2Reading: Charles Demuynck, Handel, Judas Maccabeus... 3Reading: William Shookhoff, Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass... 5

    ...................................................................Concerts 4 ....................City of Brampton Concert Band 125th 4

    .......................................................CAMMAC RPS 6...............................Playing / Singing Opportunities 6

    .......................................Obituary: Gladys Oldfield 6

    .........................................................Musical Chairs 6...............................Note to Aspiring Vocal Soloists 6

    .........................................................Privacy Notice 6

    .........................................................Superb Sudoku 7..........................CAMMAC Ontario Music Centre 7

    .....................................................Heavenly Sounds 7...........Thanksgiving Weekend at Lake MacDonald 7.........Instrumental Jazz Workshop, Bruce Redstone 8

    Brampton Concert Band seeking members, Ad....... 9...............Toronto Region Management Committee 9

    Workshop: Sight-Singing with the Kodly Method.. 10.................125th Anniversary Concert, BCB, poster 11

    DINNER GUESTSwide range, gives great pleasure. More important to me than listening to her band, was a workshop she led together with Ed Hanley, an Autorickshaw member who plays tabla classical percussion from north India. Suba shows the pulse (unusual to Western ears) with handclaps, and teaches the notes by rote. The afternoon with the two of them opened such a view to me: tradition going back thousands of years, with a spiritual component, music thats an essential part in the life of its audience. And then the performers can reach a great age and still retain the listeners respect. If one can no longer reach the required note, one points up or down.

    What would I feed them? As long as I dare ask them, it would depend on what I find at the St. Lawrence Market nearby. Id invite some friends too perhaps we could perform something among us.

    But Im dreaming forgive me. I owe it all to CAMMAC!

    Ellen Frei efrei@sympatico.ca

    October/November 2009

    News & Information Hotline: 416-421-0779 (24 hours)Web: www.cammac.ca

    email: toronto@cammac.ca

    EMAIL AND/OR ADDRESS CHANGES

    Whenever your contact information changes, please remember to notify CAMMAC headquarters. We receive our mailing lists from them, so keep us current by keeping HQ informed!!

    Toll free: 1-888-622-8755 or national@cammac.ca

    ADVERTISING RATES.................Full page: $90 (only if there is available space)

    ...................................1/2 page: $50 (7 1/2 W x 4 5/8 H)

    ...................................1/4 page: $30 (3 1/2 W x 4 5/8 H)

    Send copy in PDF or text format to:

    toronto.news@cammac.ca or CAMMAC Newsletter Editor, 83 Bellefair Avenue, Toronto, Ont., M4L 3T7

    AND ALSO Page

    http://www.cammac.cahttp://www.cammac.camailto:toronto@cammac.camailto:toronto@cammac.camailto:toronto.news@cdammac.camailto:toronto.news@cdammac.ca

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    INFORMATIONFor more information on CAMMAC Toronto Region activities, please visit our Internet site at www.cammac.ca or call our hotline at 416-421-0779 or email us at toronto@cammac.ca

    LOCATION: Please check location carefully, as it can vary for each workshop.

    WORKSHOPSSUNDAY OCT 18, Bruce Redstone, Instrumental Jazz, 2-4:30, location #1

    SUNDAYS NOV 1,8,22 Linda Song, Sight-Singing, 2-5:30, location #1

    SATURDAY JAN 30, Leonie Wall, Flute Workshop, 1:30-4:30, location #2

    SATURDAYS FEB 20 & 27, Chamber Music, 9:20-1:30, location #3

    OMC & FRIENDS CONCERTSFEB 21, 2:30-4:30, location #2APR 25, 2:30-4:30, location #2

    SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS AND OMC & FRIENDS CONCERTS

    2009-2010

    #1 Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 750 Spadina Avenue (south west corner Bloor & Spadina) #2 Northern District Library 40 Orchard View Blvd., (1 block north of Eglinton & Yonge)

    #3 private home, North York

    LOCATIONS

    SCHEDULE OF READINGS 2009-2010

    All readings will be held in Elliott Hall, Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, from 2 pm sharp to 4:30 pm on Sunday afternoons. Members $6 / Non-members $10.

    OCT 4, Robert Cooper, Mendelssohn: Elijah, singers & instrumentalists

    OCT 25, Charles Demuynck, Handel: Judas Maccabeus, singers & instrumentalists

    NOV 29, William Shookhoff, Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass, singers & instrumentalists

    JAN 17, Lydia Adams, Schubert: Mass in G, Handel: Zadok the Priest, singers & instrumentalists

    FEB 7, Alan Gasser, World Music, singers

    MAR 21, Mark Vuorinen, Bruckner: Te Deum & Psalm 150, singers

    APR 18, Errol Gay, Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, singers & instrumentalists

    MAY 30, Howard Dyck, Mozart: Mass in C minor (Levin), singers & instrumentalists

    NEWSLETTER DEADLINESCopy deadlines for the 2009/10 season:

    Issue Copy Deadline

    December/January November 15February/March January 15April/May/June March 15

    Please send submissions by email to:toronto.news@cammac.ca or by regular mail to CAMMAC Newsletter Copy Editor, 83 Bellefair Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4L 3T7, phone 416-694-9266

    Toronto Region has immediate need of a Production Editor for this newsletter.

    The main job of the Production Editor is to create the newsletter from the copy provided and see it through to publication in both paper and PDF.

    For the past several years we have published five issues: September, October/November, December/January, February/March, April/May/June.

    The software is the editors choice: over the years people have used several varieties of software, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, and lately the Apple word processing program, Pages. Up to now, the newsletter has varied in size between 10 pages (5 sheets printed both sides) and 12 pages (6 sheets).

    The final newsletter is sent in PDF format to our webmaster and about 100 copies are printed for mailing (the mailing is not in the Production Editors job description).

    Please contact Kathy Gallyas, kathy.gallyas@gmail.com, or Jenny Ono Suttaby, jono@jentekcompany.com. if you can help.

    PRODUCTION EDITOR NEEDED

    mailto:toronto.news@cammac.camailto:toronto.news@cammac.ca

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    A CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians - Musiciens Amateurs du Canada) Toronto Region Event. Please copy and post.

    SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS

    CAMMAC READING

    Handel: Judas MaccabeusDate: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009Time: 2 PM SHARP. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.Conductor: CHARLES DEMUYNCKMusic: The first performance of this oratorio took place on April 1, 1747, at Covent Garden. Judas Maccabeus became

    one of Handel's most popular oratorios with frequent reprises, second only to Messiah. The chorus "See, the Conqu'ring hero comes" became well-known later, as the music was invariably played by brass bands at the opening of new railway lines and stations in Britain during the 19th century and is one of the movements in Sir Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Libretto by Thomas Morell. (from Wikipedia)

    Biography: A native of Dawson Creek, B.C., Charles Demuynck holds a doctorate in conducting from the Hartt School in Hartford, Conn. He also holds conducting degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and the University of Toronto. In addition, he is an active composer, and his works have been performed on both sides of the Canada-U.S.border, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and most recently with Masterworks of Oakville in his 25-minute suite for soli, chorus and orchestra, Ah voltige mon amour.

    He is currently Artistic Director of Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra, which produces a commercial recording of each of its concerts. He has been Music Director of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra since 1994. His previous posts include: Music Director of the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and City Centre Musical Productions, Mississauga, Assistant Co