Directed by Ivars Taurins
â€śTafelmusik owns this town when it comes to Handelâ€™s seasonal classic.â€ťÂ â€“ The Globe and Mail
Tafelmusikâ€™s original Messiah returns this December for four uplifting performances in the stunning surroundings of Koerner Hall. A cherished holiday tradition in Toronto since 1981, Tafelmusikâ€™s Messiah is conducted by Ivars Taurins, who â€śpulls out of the scoreâ€¦ every moment of drama and beauty hidden withinâ€ť (The Globe and Mail).
Bring your whole family, and revel in Handelâ€™s original orchestration, the glory of the Hallelujah chorus, and the brilliant singing of the renowned Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.
This seasonâ€™s soloists include soprano Amanda Forsythe and mezzo-soprano Krisztina SzabĂł (making their Tafelmusik debuts) and Tafelmusik favourites Colin Balzer, tenor, and Tyler Duncan, baritone.
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Krisztina SzabĂł, mezzo-soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
HandelÂ Â Â Â Messiah*
*Recorded by Tafelmusik
**First time performed on Tafelmusik stage
Concert run time:Â Our best estimate at this time is approximately 3 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.
Bring Handel's Messiah home with you
Since 2012 Tafelmusikâ€™sÂ MessiahÂ has been heard around the world, thanks to Tafelmusik Mediaâ€™s live recording of the complete work made in Koerner Hall, and the Best of Messiah highlights album. Both are available from our online shop, and individual tracks are also available to stream here.