“It’s no wonder Mackay’s creations have been performed for audiences around the world – there’s really nothing like them.” – The Globe and Mail
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“Ivars Taurins…allowed the many internal voices to be heard clearly, letting the music loose when Bach’s spirit called for it.” – The Globe and Mail
Tafelmusik’s own Ivars Taurins has assembled a unique and truly vibrant musical tapestry of excerpts from J.S. Bach’s choral and orchestral music, both new and familiar. The program includes spirited choruses from the Lutheran Mass in G Major, glorious chorales (including the beloved “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring”), and a brand new orchestral version of the sparkling Italian Concerto.
“Peter Harvey’s is one of those voices which makes you imagine that if there were to be a voice of God, this is what it would sound like” – MusicWeb
Long-time Tafelmusik collaborator Peter Harvey joins us for this exploration of the richly passionate music written in Germany in the decades before J.S. Bach.
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“The sound of thousands of people making music together is the most moving and joyful experience you could wish for.” – The Toronto Star
Grab a score and join more than 2,700 enthusiastic voices for the 30th anniversary of Toronto’s annual Hallelujah event! From novice to pro, first timers to sing-along experts, everyone is welcome!
“Herr Handel” conducts his beloved Messiah with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, guest soloists, and YOU at historic Massey Hall.
“Tafelmusik owns this town when it comes to Handel’s seasonal classic.” – The Globe and Mail
Tafelmusik’s original Messiah returns for four uplifting performances in the stunning surroundings of Koerner Hall. A cherished holiday tradition in Toronto since 1981, Tafelmusik’s Messiah is conducted by Ivars Taurins, who “pulls out of the score… every moment of drama and beauty hidden within” (The Globe and Mail).
This year Tafelmusik introduces a brand new series of three chamber music performances. These intimate hour-long concerts, presented in an informal style with introductions from the musicians, will allow you to explore new aspects of our repertoire.
Music by Geminiani, Vivaldi, and Boccherini
Nov 25 at 11am at Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave
Dec 3 at 2pm at Conservatory Theatre at the TELUS Centre for performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. W
Tourists flocked to 17th-century Italy to devour the new “baroque” style, finding music that was fresh, exhilarating, and even shocking in its use of free form and improvisation.
Marking a milestone in the history of Tafelmusik’s acclaimed choir, this program features music close to the hearts of choir members and audiences alike. We return to joyful and spirited works by Handel, Zelenka, and Rameau, and introduce excerpts by the remarkable Italian composer Agostino Steffani. His Stabat Mater, completed shortly before he died in 1728, is an astonishingly beautiful piece, and was famously part of Cecilia Bartoli’s groundbreaking three-disc exploration of Steffani’s music.
On Friday, November 18th at 7:30pm at Tartu College, popular Estonian ethnomusic band, Trad!Attack, will be performing a concert at Tartu College.
Tickets on sale beginning October 17th at vemu.ca, the Toronto Estonian Credit Union, and the Tartu College Rental Office.
$20 Adults, $12 Students.
Info: email@example.com, t. 416 925 9405
Thursdays at Noon features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Catherine Chen, bassoon, and Keith Atkinson, oboe, with piano accompaniment, presenting a French-themed program of chamber music classics including works by Jeanjean, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns.
Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park