Life’s milestones get a baroque close-up.
"Tafelmusik crowns its fall with lively marriage of instruments and voices" – Ludwig van Toronto
“... the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir sang with a spry, glowing homogeny that reached upward as if to pull the night stars into the hall.” – Toronto Star
Imagine creating a movie set in the baroque era! So many celebrations, festivities, weddings, and funerals to choose from—and then bring in a royal family to add the glamour of a coronation. It would certainly be a colourful script, with sumptuous sets and plot twists aplenty. Join the full Tafelmusik cast, with Elisa Citterio and Ivars Taurins directing the orchestra and choir, for this concert of music that would provide the perfect soundtrack.
Joyful musical celebrations of baroque weddings written by Purcell, Lully, and Handel (and in a nod to modern-day Canadian weddings, Pachelbel’s infamous Canon) contrast with the splendour of King James II’s 1685 coronation anthem, John Blow’s “God spake sometimes in visions,” and the sublime Messe des Morts, funeral music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
Directed by Elisa Cittrio and Ivars Taurins
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Life Events: A Baroque Close-Up
Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before the show with Tafelmusik harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger.
|UPDATE: The pre-concert chat is cancelled on Wed Nov 29 and Thu Nov 30 due to illness.
Thank you for your understanding and we aplogize for the inconvenience.
Join us after the performance on Wed Nov 29 for a free informal discussion with our musicians and guest artists. This is an excellent opportunity to have your questions answered while they are fresh in your mind.
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