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Sing Along Messiah  

   This festive sing-along with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra, led by a feisty Maestro Handel, is an annual tradition. The sheer joy of a mass choir of 2,500 to singing the Hallelujah chorus may be the best Christmas gift you receive. 
  Bring your own score, or purchase one at Massey Hall.  Seating is by voice part, and non-singers are always welcome. A great outing for the whole family! 

Dec. 22 @ 2:00 PM Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.   |   Tickets: $29 - $47   Phone: 416-964-6337 (Tafelmusik box office) or 416 872-4255 (Massey Hall box office)




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TSO:  Pops Christmas

   The TSO has filled a giant Christmas stocking with festive holiday cheer—just for you!
  Special guest for the occasion is Ashley Brown, Broadway's original Mary Poppins. She returns after wowing TSO Pops audiences last season with her fresh, electrifying performances.
  You'll enjoy favourite seasonal music of all kinds, and you'll get a chance to join with the TSO for a traditional sing-along.

Dec. 10 @ 8:00 PM   Dec. 11 @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM     Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.  |  Tickets -$33 - $110   Phone: 416 593-4828   Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688    Purchase online Tickets by
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Toronto's Favourite Messiah

   Hear Handel's Messiah "re-imagined" by Mozart! In the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, the TSO is proud to offer the rare opportunity to hear his inspired performing version of Handel's finest oratorio.
  It's a magnificent "team effort" between two of music's greatest geniuses, as Mozart pays tribute to Handel by enhancing Messiah's orchestral textures beyond even the miraculous originals.

Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 20 - 22     Roy Thomson Hall, 61 Simcoe St.  |  Tickets: $33 - $105   Phone: 416 872-4255 or
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Mozart Festival:   Symphony No. 39

   Mozart composed his final three symphonies (Nos. 39, 40, and 41) in an intense burst of creative brilliance. No. 39 is one of the most charming and witty in the entire cycle. Ignat Solzhenitsyn performs both as conductor and soloist in Mozart's charming Piano Concerto No. 18.
  Programme:  Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito  View Notes      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18, K. 456      Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543

Jan. 11 @ 7:30 PM     Jan. 12 @ 3:00 PM    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.  |  Tickets -$33 - $105   Phone: 416 593-4828   Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688    Purchase online Tickets by
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Mozart Festival:  Coronation Mass

   The jubilant spirit of this Mozart Mass has made it the favourite of his many settings of this text. An all-Canadian cast of vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra join forces for an uplifting hymn of praise. The Violin Concerto No. 5 drew its nickname from a spicy, percussive episode in the finale.
   Programme:  Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219 "Turkish"      Mozart: "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339     Mozart: Missa in C major, K. 317 "Coronation"

Jan. 15 &15 @ 8:00 PM    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.  |  Tickets -$33 - $145   Phone: 416 593-4828   Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688    Purchase online Tickets by
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Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre:  2013 - 2014  Free Concert Series

  The insanely popular Free Concert Series returns in the 3rd floor Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, which allows for breath-taking views through floor to ceiling glass windows with University Avenue as a backdrop.
  The program includes concerts, performances and presentations by young artists, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff providing an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the city.  
  All concerts are free to the public. "Brown bag" lunches are welcome for the noon performances. 
  For a complete listing of concert dates and performances  
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Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain

 The liveliest Christmas concert in town! As featured on their recent CD Navidad on the Marquis label, the Toronto Consort bring you a fiesta of early music from the Spanish-speaking nations on both sides of the Atlantic, with harp, guitars, percussion, winds, keyboards and voices.
  From the solemnity of motets by Francisco Guerrero, to the intricate cross-rhythms of villançicos and dances from Latin America, this is Christmas celebration at its most exuberant.

Dec. 13, 14 & 15    Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.   |  Tickets: $26 - $61   Phone: 416 964-6337




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    Annual Salute To Vienna

   Dancers from the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers celebrate the coming year with the recreation of Vienna's world famous "Neujahrskonzert"!
  This is the 19th annual Salute to Vienna event. Salute to Vienna—the only showcase modeled carefully after the Viennese original—has established itself as a New Year's tradition in North America featuring glorious music with an outstanding cast of 75 musicians, singers and dancers.
  The music of Salute to Vienna captures the tradition of soaring waltzes and thrilling operettas of Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries.
  The most famous member of the Strauss Dynasty, Johann Strauss, Jr. spread the intrinsically Viennese concepts of the waltz and operetta throughout the world. His "Blue Danube Waltz" has become Austria's unofficial national anthem, and "Die Fledermaus" is by far the world's favourite operetta.

Jan. 1 @ 2:30 PM   Roy Thomson Hall, 61 Simcoe St. | Tickets: $60 - $145   Phone: 416 872-4255 or for online purchase,
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Classical Section Index

live Toronto Classical  Music Listings - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra clasical concert listings

Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 425 Bloor St. W.   |   Phone:  416 964-6337  or Order online by clicking here

oronto live Classical music performance listings - Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert listings

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.   |   Phone: 416 597-7840  or to order online, please click

Toronto Classical music listings - Canadian Opera Company free concerts

    Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (At University Ave.)   |  Phone: 416 363-8231  or online by clicking here   Box office open from 11 AM - 7 PM