Wednesday, August 27
A few sights in Toronto
Between visits to St Michael's Hospital, DofM has been around the sights - University, Ontario Legislative Buildings, Royal Ontario Museum (Liebeskind, see photo) Remenyi Music Shop (over 10,000 choral works in stock), and he's even beginning to get the hang of the six storey Eaton shopping Center (five of the storeys are underground). Following a chance conversation in the music shop, he is hoping to meet the composer Dean Burry, who has written a number of successful chamber and children's operas in Canada, before he leaves for New York. This may be a possible avenue for the Church Opera plan scheduled for 2010. The music shop also afforded copies of music by Barrie Cabena and Denis Bédard, both of whom are very popular choral and organ (respectively) composers in Canada.
Mrs DofM (pictured after most of the wires had been removed yesterday) is planning to get out on Friday morning, and fly back overnight arriving in BHX on Saturday morning.