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Stotijn concert review – “Superb Recital …”

Stotijn Concert Review

“One of the very few truly superb recitalists in front of the public today, mezzo Stotijn offers a beautiful voice with consummate musical intelligence ….”

 

“Through it all, Julius Drake was a rock for the singer. ..I am just so happy Drake comes to Toronto frequently – it’s always a pleasure to hear him play.”

 

Read Joseph So’s concert review  in La Scena Musicale here:

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Jens Lindemann Triumph

Jens Lindemann Triumph
Jens Lindemann Makes History at the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto
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President Annette Sanger discusses
the Jens Lindemann concert

Although I am President of the WMCT, I assure you that the following is written from the bottom of my heart and not simply to promote the WMCT. I feel strongly that we should have a record of this unusual and quite marvellous concert in the 117th season of Music in the Afternoon.

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Music Lover James Stewart Dies

Music Lover James Stewart Dies

The WMCT was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Professor James Stewart, an avid lover of classical music and generous donor. We were indeed fortunate to have our fundraiser at his home, Integral House, last May. It was a very unusual and spectacular venue, and a wonderful concert in support of a significant event in the history of the club – the 10th presentation of the Career Development Award in 2015. Our sincere condolences to James Stewart’s family and friends.

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Susan Corrigan Retires

 

 

 

Susan Corrigan has been WMCT arts administrator for nearly 20 years. She was the third part-time only administrator in this still mainly volunteer-run organization.

Hired in September 1995 by past president Betty Gray, Susan became the organization’s voice and face – on the telephone and through her presence at concerts and events – as well as the main cog in the large and ever-turning WMCT wheel.

She witnessed and was part of many changes,

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CDA Fund Raising Concert

People create beauty.

They flex wood into curving shapes and fill that space with glorious sound.
Sitting in the performance space of Integral House as soprano Shannon Mercer sings and Steven Philcox collaborates, you know that this is beauty.

Oak fins, planes of concrete and 180 degrees of glass look out to the blue sky and the Don Valley where spring has yet to arrive.

And then there is the music.

Shannon Mercer,

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History Meets Website

 

Miss Florence Taylor, piano , and Miss Hilda Boulton, violin, performed at  the first WMCT concert Jan. 23, 1899.  Leontyne Price entertained in 1957. And big hair and bare footed,  Measha Bruggergosman, soprano, sang Jules Massenet’s Aria: Rêve infini! Divine extase (from “La Vierge”) at Walter Hall on Nov. 25, 2004.

All information available in the History section of the WMCT website. History of Concerts and Performers, began life as a book,

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