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The Brio and Allegria choirs will be taking part in our first ever, annual “Spread the Joy of Music” Day.  We are going to share some musical joy with the people in our wonderful cityby performing at several venues throughout the city.




SENIOR TREBLE FESTIVAL – SHOSHOLOZA!

FOR BRIO & ALLEGRIA CHOIRS

High Park Choirs is very excited to be taking part in Shosholoza!, a Senior Treble Festival including eight other choirs from Ontario including Agincourt Collegiate Institute Men’s Chorus, Bach Children’s Chorus, Bach Chamber Youth Choir, Guelph Youth Singers, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Mississauga Children’s Choir, St. Marys Children’s Choir, Toronto Children’s Chorus and Woburn Collegiate Institute Men’s Chorus. 

This Festival will be centred around traditional African music, and our clinician, Scott Leithead, has travelled and worked extensively in Africa and with African choirs.  He will be teaching both style and movement to African songs sung by the massed choirs. Scott will be bringing an African soloist and his own drummer, Tova Olsen, who will organize the percussion for our performance. 

DETAILS:

DATE:
Saturday, March 5, 2011
LOCATION: St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East
TRANSPORTATION:  It is the responsibility of each chorister to arrive on time and to be picked up after the event.
TIMING: 9:30am:  Arrival
10:00 – 12:30pm: Rehearsals with all choirs
12:30 – 2:10pm: Lunch & Sound Check (you must bring a bagged lunch)
2:10 – 5:15pm:  Rehearsals with all choirs
5:15 – 6:15pm:  Supper including pizza, veggies, pop & dessert will be provided.
7:00 – 8:45pm:  Concert (tickets will be available at the door for $15 for any parents who wish to attend the concert portion of the day).
8:45pm:  Pick up from St. Paul’s Church
 
CLINICIAN & GUEST CONDUCTOR:  Scott Leithead
Scott Leithead is a dynamic, exciting person to work with, and he clearly inspires others to share his zest for life. Scott’s Edmonton-based choirs, Kokopelli and Oran, have set a new, higher standard for the integration of exciting repertoire and movement with music. They have also twinned with choirs in South Africa and Namibia, and have established an African Projects Fund to help support those choirs.His choirs have worked tirelessly to raise money to assist African choirs to operate within Africa, and even for members of those choirs to travel to Alberta, to interact with his own choirs. Visit the Kokopelli website to see the astounding list of projects for African choirs for which Kokopelli has raised funds: 




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“The Moon in Wintertime” will feature pieces by classical and Canadian composers. Audiences will hear beautiful renditions of familiar sacred and secular favourites.




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High Park Choirs join international opera stars at the second annual CP24/CHUM Christmas Wish Carol concert

TORONTO, ONTARIO, DECEMBER 16, 2010 – , Artistic Director and Conductor, and the choristers of the Allegria choir, are delighted to take part once again in the annual on December 18th at 2:00 p.m. at in Toronto. The choirs join international opera stars and as well as three time Canadian Olympic medalist and special guests , , the Choirs of Yorkminster Park Baptist and Christ Church Deer Park.

About Zimfira Poloz
Zimfira Poloz has been the Artistic Director for the High Park Choirs of Toronto since 2004, and under her direction, the choirs have earned praise nationally and internationally. She is a highly respected conductor, educator and adjudicator with a distinguished international reputation.

She has been decorated with numerous awards in her long career, including the Honoured Representative of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Award, the city of Hamilton’s V.I.P. Award and the Leslie Bell Prize Award for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council. She is invited regularly by presenters and educators from across Canada, Europe and around the world to act as clinician and educator for festivals, conferences and competitions. She is also invited to serve as a clinician for festivals, lead workshops for educators, and jury international choir competitions, including the renowned Choir Olympics.

About High Park Choirs
The High Park Choirs was founded in 1986 as a girls’ choir and now comprises over one-hundred-and-twenty boys and girls aged five to eighteen arranged in five skill-based divisions. The choirs develop the children’s choral and musical ability while promoting inclusiveness, fun, teamwork, cultural diversity and choral excellence.

The choirs are directed by highly acclaimed artistic staff whose talent and choice of innovative repertoires, from Bach to Eric Robertson, has drawn singers from 71 schools across the GTA. The choirs have also benefited from collaborations with renowned Canadian and international composers.

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Come and enjoy our latest collaboration with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. in Etobicoke.

Henry Renglich, ECC’s Music Director and Nadia Boucher, ECC’s Accompanist, will present an evening of Sacred Traditions featuring Bach’s Christmas Cantata, traditional Christmas carols, Jewish liturgical music and dance traditions of West Africa.

Allegria is a special guest along with the Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble. Admission is $20.

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High Park Choirs collaborates with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir and Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble in ‘Sacred Traditions’

“Sacred Traditions is the second in a series of concerts that ECC has produced to build relationships in Toronto with like-minded performers from other cultures,” says Susan LeTendre, President of the Etobicoke Centennial Choir.

“We are honoured to be part of this year’s Sacred Tradition and we take delight in collaborating with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir to share the sacred traditions with human kinds. Thanks to Mr. Henry Renglich, the choir director and his team for making this a reality,” adds Dr. Modesto Amegago, Artistic Director of the Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of three excellent ensembles. Tickets for ‘Sacred Traditions’ are $20.00 and are available in advance by calling Dale Allen at 416-769-9271 or at the door at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd.

About High Park Choirs

The High Park Choirs was founded in 1986 as a girls’ choir and now comprises over one-hundred-and-twenty boys and girls aged five to eighteen arranged in five skill-based divisions. The choirs develop the children’s choral and musical ability while promoting inclusiveness, fun, teamwork, cultural diversity and choral excellence.

About Etobicoke Centennial Choir

Founded in 1967 for Canada’s centennial celebration, the Etobicoke Centennial Choir is a vital community-minded group of 45 singers. Music director Henry Renglich is committed to introducing new repertoire, innovative programming, and fostering collaboration with other performers within the community.

About Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble

The performance group Nutifafa was initially formed in 1994 by Dr. Modesto Amegago and Salomon Agbenya in Vancouver, British Columbia. The group, which included up to 12 members performed at various major occasions in Greater Vancouver, Abbotsford, Merritt, Victoria and many communities on Vancouver Island.

Both Modesto and Salomon moved to Toronto in 2004 after spending 3 years in the United States. Here, they met at several occasions with like-minded local musicians such as Kofi Godonu Srigboh, and Isaac Akrong in the summer of 2005 to lay the ground for an expanded performance group with the new name Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble. It holds its biweekly rehearsals at the Dance Department of York University. The group’s Artistic Director, Dr. Modesto Amegago, who is currently Professor at York University in Toronto, is a performing artist of exceptional talent. He is a composer, choreographer, and master drummer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dr. Modesto Amegago
Artistic Director
Nutifafa Afrikan Performance Ensemble
(647) 896-8873

Kathy Tudor
Director, Marketing & Communications,
High Park Choirs of Toronto
(416) 878-2704




24th Annual Winter Concert – The Moon in Wintertime

Five choir divisions. Choristers ages 5 – 18. Children’s Choir-in-Residence at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Margaret Stanfield & Marina Filippova, Conductors. Sheldon Rose, Piano. Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director.

Tickets available at the door:
Adults – $20
Children/Students/Seniors – $15

News release:

Erratum: Please note that our news released issued on Canada News Wire on December 9, 2010 erroneously stated that the concert will mark the Toronto premiere of London, Ontario composer ‘s “Snow Angels”. This is not the case as the work had already premiered in Toronto three years ago. The High Park Choirs apologizes for this error.

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High Park Choirs’ holiday concert: choral artistry beyond expectations

TORONTO, ONTARIO, DECEMBER 10, 2010 – Join the and artistic director as they perform a repertoire of seasonal music from around the world during their annual holiday concert, “The Moon in Wintertime”. The concert takes place on December 11th at 7:00 pm at (270 Gladstone Avenue) in Toronto.  

The High Park Choirs (HPC) are known for their rich, flexible, unique sound and innovative use of choreography and visual and sensory artistry. They offer choral music lovers a performance experience well beyond the traditional chorus. 

“The Moon in Wintertime” will feature pieces by classical and Canadian composers. Audiences will hear beautiful renditions of familiar sacred and secular favourites. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/senior, and are available at the door.

The choirs have an ambitious performance schedule to accommodate its growing audience in the Greater Toronto Area. They have recently performed with the and the and sang the national anthem for the Toronto Argonauts.  HPC is delighted to be taking part once again in the on December 18th at in Toronto. The Carol Sing will also feature special guest performances by international opera stars and . HPC is also the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at the and will be performing with the Faculty in the new year.

About Zimfira Poloz

Zimfira Poloz has been the Artistic Director for the High Park Choirs of Toronto since 2004, and under her direction, the choirs have earned praise nationally and internationally. She is a highly respected conductor, educator and adjudicator with a distinguished international reputation. She has been decorated with numerous awards in her long career, including the Honoured Representative of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Award, the city of Hamilton’s V.I.P. Award and the Leslie Bell Prize Award for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council. She is invited regularly by presenters and educators from across Canada, Europe and around the world to act as clinician and educator for festivals, conferences and competitions. She is also invited to serve as a clinician for festivals, lead workshops for educators, and jury international choir competitions, including the renowned Choir Olympics.

About High Park Choirs

The High Park Choirs was founded in 1986 as a girls’ choir and now comprises over one-hundred-and-twenty boys and girls aged five to eighteen arranged in five skill-based divisions. The choirs develop the children’s choral and musical ability while promoting inclusiveness, fun, teamwork, cultural diversity and choral excellence.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Kathy Tudor
(416) 878-2704
[email protected]




October 2, 2010 – National Anthem Sing at the Argos Football Game - Join the High Park Choirs in singing our national anthem before the Toronto Argonauts square off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Game time: 3:00 pm

Watch the game, help our Choirs! Tickets are only $29.00 and a portion goes to help the choirs. Order your tickets today!




Tickets available at the door:
Adults – $20
Children/Students/Seniors – $15




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