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Past Performances & Events

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Jan 16th 2009: Recital
    Favourite Wedding & Love Songs
    Broadway, Opera & Chansons

Afternoon concert:
Friday, January 16th 2009, 2 PM
Centennial Park Place, Etobikoke ON

Mostly Broadway or...
Irving Berlin, Meredith Willson, Gershwin, Bock, Loewe, Rodgers and a Fiddler from the Roof invite Puccini, Mozart, Schubert and Martini for an afternoon concert.
Special French guest: Édith Piaf!

In other words: The most popular Opera, Broadway & French Chansons Classics.

Click to view flyer / detailed program.

Jan-Feb 2009:

    The Driver’s Magazine
    Interview and Cover Story
    with soprano Miriam Tikotin

Read Robert Saffer‘s Celebrity Corner of the Jan-Feb ‘09 issue of The Driver’s Magazine, hosting soprano Miriam Tikotin, and find out about the relationship between music, singing, cars and driving...

Jan-Feb ‘09 Issue (Cover & Story: pp 28-29) | PDF

Necklace and jewellery design by Y. Stern

With All My Love (Songs)

New and special program for Valentine’s Day, based mostly on popular music, but not only... Dedicated to my loving and supportive audience - you are all my Valentines... ♥

Additional Information

May 17th 2009: Spring Concert
    Voice & Guitar and Solo Piano

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Dunstan Morey, Guitarist

Christian Chuquihuara, Pianist & Composer

Spring Concert, with voice & guitar and solo piano. This diverse chamber music concert begins with the standard classical repertoire, continues with soaring melodic atmosphere compositions by Christian Chuquihuara and ends on a lighter tone with some cabaret and vintage popular music. A larger part of the program is based on Spanish repertoire, Latin American songs and Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) folk tune, due to the rich repertoire of the Spanish music for guitar and for voice and guitar.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009, 5 PM
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Chamber Music Hall (3rd floor)
750 Spadina Ave.
(Spadina & Bloor, just next to Spadina Subway Station)
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

Tickets: $10 advance price, $15 at the door

Additional Information:

MNJCC: (416) 924-6211
Toronto Concert: (647) 367-7344
E-mail | Web | Flyer | Detailed Program

July 20th 2009: ¡ Música !
    Spanish Music for Voice & Guitar

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Dunstan Morey, Guitar

Sensual and intimate Spanish & Latin American music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Program includes folk, art and even popular songs! Music composed or arranged by Padre Bermuda, Milán, Handel, Granados, Villa-Lobos, De Falla, Sor, Bésame Mucho, Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), Gerhard and more...

Music Mondays:
Monday, July 20th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity sq. (Beside the Eaton Centre)
Toronto, ON
$10-$15 suggested donation

Additional Information:
Tel: (416) 598-4521 ext: 222 | E-mail | Web | Flyer | Detailed Program

Sponsored by:
Toronto Arts Council     The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

August 19th 2009: Oh la la!

Evening of French Cuisine
And for Desert: Soprano Miriam Tikotin

With the most popular French Art Songs by Fauré, Martini, Hahn and French Chansons: Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and many more...

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 6 PM
The Gibson
1955 Steeles Ave. E. North York, ON

Click to view flyer / detailed program.

September 26th 2009: Folk-Art
    The art of folk-song &
    the folk of art-song

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Ester Landreville, Piano

Enjoy the stirring (and, let’s admit, catchy) melodies of folk songs with a little spice of art! Join us for a fascinating tour of Europe including:

  • Gypsy songs
  • Polish dances
  • Spanish passion
  • Shepherdess’ lament
  • Neapolitan beauty
  • A German nagging mother
  • Russian grief

and a few more surprises...

Among ticket buyers an exclusive hand-made piece of Mokume-Gane jewellery by Y. Stern will be drawn! (when joining Toronto-Concert’s mailing list)

Programme includes folk songs arranged (and very few composed) by Poulenc, Canteloube, Granados, Dvořák, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Barber, Rachmaninoff, Bellini and Donizetti; sung in Polish, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Neapolitan and dialects of French & German... Programme notes & translations will be provided! (for an additional fee to cover printing costs).

Folk-Art detailed programmes:
List (1 page) | Full Texts and Translations (9 pages) | Translation Summary (2 pages)

The concert will take place on Saturday, September 26th 2009, 7 PM at the Emmanuel College Chapel, 3rd Floor, Room 319, Emmanuel College Building, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 just next to Museum Subway Station.

$5 advance price, $10 at the door.
E-mail or call (416) 477-7461 to order your tickets in advance.


Tel: 647.367.6176 / 416.477.7461 / 519.453.8178
E-mail: info@Toronto-Concert.com
Web: Toronto-Concert.com

Sponsored by Y. Stern Jewelry & Judaica Designer:

Y. Stern, Jewelry and Judaica Designer

October 18th 2009: Music & Poetic Gems
    A Journey Behind St. Cyril & Methodius

Hudobno Poetické Skvosty
Putovanie Za Sv. Cyrilom A Metodom

Director & Screenplay:  Olga Turok
Soloists:Miriam Tikotin, soprano
Gena van Oosten, mezzo-soprano
Zita van Oosten, alto
Jarek Číhal, bass
Pianists:Jovan Stojkovič
Esther Landreville
Melanie Bakošová
Violin:Pavol Frieder
Actors:Ján Banko
Roman Vrba
Olga Turok
Peter Karandišovský
Miroslav Babjak
Drahomíra Spanková
Jozef Chlebničan
Hudobno Poeticke Skvosty

Program includes among others a debut performance of the song Božské Srdce (God’s Heart), folk melody arranged for two voices and piano by Miriam Tikotin; words by Olga Turok

The Office for Slovaks Living Abroad
Date:Sunday, October 18th, 2009, about 1 PM
Location:The Church of St. Cyril & Methodius
5255 Thornwood Dr., Mississauga, ON L4Z 3J3
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Office for Slovaks Living Abroad, Slovakia
(Úradom pre Slovákov žijúcich v┬ázahraničí, Slovensko)

Nov 13th: Fiddler on the Roof

A Cabaret Around Fiddler on the Roof

Music from the musical, works by Kemball, plus some talented neighbours lend their gifts for an evening of music.
Miriam Tikotin added a Spanish touch with works by De Falla & Granados, and celebrated the end of the fall with Mendelssohn’s Herbstlied sung with Margaret Oldfield.

Paul Jessen, conductor
Guest Soloists
St Matthew’s United Church Choir

7:30 PM (on Friday the 13th!!!) @ St Matthew’s United Church.
729 St. Clair Ave. W. / 416-419-6904
Tickets: $15 (door) / $12 (advance) / $25 (family)

December 12-13 2009: Holiday Concerts
    from Sacred Latin
    to Popular Latin American Songs

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Suzy Smith, Piano
Christian Chuquihuara, Solo Piano
Bryce Moroz, Bass Guitar

Programme includes Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Asturias by Albéniz, Chopin Waltzes, Maple Leaf Rag, Bésame Mucho, La Flor de la Canela, Santa Baby and more...

Holiday Concert detailed programmes:
List (1 page) | Full Texts and Translations | Translation Summary (2 pages)

Tickets: $10 (advance) / $15 (door). Contact to order your ticket in advance.

Tel: 647.367.7344, 647.367.6176
E-mail: info@Toronto-Concert.com
Order Tickets: Fill out the form @ Toronto-Concert.com’s Website

December 20th 2009: Music & Poetic Gems
    The Voices of Angels’ Bells

Do not miss this year’s last performance of popular series of Hudobno Poetické Skvosty

Hosting 13 years Filip Zayko; one of the Czech Republic’s rising musical talents; playing both on the violin & the piano!

Director & Screenplay:  Olga Turok
Soloists: Miriam Tikotin, soprano
Jarek Číhal, bass
Choir: Eva Žilova
Lea Žilova
Julie Frynta
Miriam Bražina
Elizabeth Frynta
Barbara Frynta
Conductor: Miriam Tikotin
Violinists:Filip Zayko
Pavol Frieder
Jolanta Bieniek
Pianists:Filip Zayko
Esther Landreville
Anja Romaniak
Jovan Stojkovič
Melanie Bakošová
Andre Pevný (organ)
Actors:Pavel Král
Katarína Kozáková
Viera Kohoutová
Olga Turok
Lea Žilova
Miriam Bražina
Elizabeth Frynta
Barbara Frynta
Tomas Frynta
Hudobno Poeticke Skvosty

Program includes among others a second performance of the song Božské Srdce (God’s Heart), folk melody arranged for two voices and piano by Miriam Tikotin; words by Olga Turok, Christmas Carols sung by the lovely children’s choir, O Holy Night, and more.

The Office for Slovaks Living Abroad
Date:Sunday, December 20th 2009, 2 PM
Location:St. Paul Church
1424 Davenport Rd., Toronto, ON M6H 2H8
Admission: $15
Sponsored by: The Office for Slovaks Living Abroad, Slovakia
(Úradom pre Slovákov žijúcich v┬ázahraničí, Slovensko)


Nov 2nd: Baycrest Apotex Centre

When the Spaniard, Jew, Israeli and American
met in an Italian Restaurant...
It’s not a beginning of a joke, but a recital!

Sunday Afternoon Concert with soprano Miriam Tikotin

Exciting and diverse recital. Program includes works by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, jazz standards & musical theatre classics, folk and art songs in Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish), Hebrew and Yiddish. Ending with a cantorial piece from the Jewish liturgy. All combined and connected (!) within one Recital.

Click to view Program | Printer Friendly Version

Nov 3rd: Gala Dinner in honour of Dr. Arnie Aberman

The University of Toronto and Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science are jointly hosting a Gala Dinner in honour of Dr. Arnie Aberman. The event will be at the Sheraton Centre Hotel and proceeds will go to support the MD/PhD programs at U of T and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Additional Information:

University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: +1 (416) 946-7681
Weizmann Science Canada: +1 (416) 733-9220

Dec 3rd 2008: Recital
    Classical Favourites
    with a Lighter “Twist”

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Ester Landreville, Piano

Wednesday, Decemeber 3rd, 2008, 6:45 PM
London, ON

A serious recital with some lighter pieces to suit the atmosphere of the Holidays season.
Click here to view program.

Dec 14th 2008: Christmas Concert at St. Peter’s Church

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Christian Chuquihuara, Piano
Elina Kelebeev, Piano
Holy Redeemer Pilgrims Choir
St. Peter’s Choir
University of Toronto Dance Club

Program highlights:

  • Rejoice Greatly (Handel)
  • Laudamus Te (Mozart - Great Mass in C minor)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Gesù bambino (Yon)
  • Stille Nacht (Gruber)
  • And some more secular and sacred favourites
    by Mozart, Handel, Donizetti and Bellini
Sunday, December 14th, 2008, 3:30 PM
St. Peter’s Church, 840 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
(Bathurst & Bloor, across the subway station)
Donations: 10$

Additional Information:
Tel: +1 (416) 760-8884 | E-mail | flyer | detailed program

Teaching Activities

Apart from her own voice studio, Miriam began teaching on 2008 at The Koffler Centre of the Arts, Elite Music Academy and Advanced School of Music and Dance.


April 15th: Holocaust Remembrance Day recital

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Allan Sternfield, Piano

Songs by Pavel Haas, a Czech-Jewish composer who was deported to Auschwitz on October 1944 and killed in the gas chambers.

Click here to view program.

March - June : Recital Series

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Marina Shaevich, Piano

A series of recitals with the pianist Marina Shaevich.
Program on each recital varied slightly to fit the occasion or add another piece to the duo’s growing repertoire.

June 27th: Chamber Music Recital

Baroque and More...
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Netta Ladar, Harpsichord
Alexandra Polin, Viola da Gamba
Shai Sobol, Guitar
Zvi Zemel, Piano

Click to view flyer / detailed program

Sep 30th: Encounters of the Musical Kind

Encounters of the Musical Kind, Season 2007-8:
A bit of this and of that and a little more by Mendelssohn

Miriam Tikotin, Soprano
Bart Berman, Piano

With Doron Schleifer, Counter Tenor (Basel)

Click here to view detailed program

Other Activities

Began studying with Prof. Jean MacPhail.
Joined Holy Blossom Temple Choir, as soprano section lead.

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