Breaking Baroque Blog


November 2018

Nov 27, 2018

Get to know the Messiah soloists

Messiah Soloists

We reached out to our four Messiah soloists to find out a bit more about them. Enjoy!

If you could meet one composer, living or dead, who would it be? What would you ask them?

Nov 26, 2018

What is the Listening Club?

The Listening Club: Bach wearing headphones

By Dr. Hannah French

‘What did you think so far?’ A fair question for a concert interval. In response, have you ever found yourself tongue-tied? Or that any answer just doesn’t do justice to what you experienced moments ago? Well, if you’re nodding, then the Tafelmusik Listening Club is for you!

Nov 21, 2018

A Tafelmusik Christmas Market

By Sarah Baumann, Marketing Director
This week, as part of our holiday-themed concert Sound the Trumpet!, we'll be transforming the Trinity-St. Paul's Centre gymnasium into a Christmas market for our patrons at intermission. 
Nov 17, 2018

Tafelmusik at 40: 1989 – 1999

As we celebrate 40 years of Tafelmusik, we look back at this incredible journey through timelines of each decade. In this post we remember our second decade, 1989 to 1999.

Managing Director Ottie Locky signing the Sony contract
Managing Director Ottie Locky signing the Sony contract

Signing of Sony contract which results in more than 40 CDs

Nov 9, 2018

In search of Steffani’s music

By Charlotte Nediger

Portrait of Steffani by Gerhard Kappers, c.1714

Nov 8, 2018

Congratulations to Martin on 25 years at Tafelmusik!

For many, the Tafelmusik Box Office wouldn’t be the same without our trusty Manager, Martin Reis. Whether he’s helping subscribers with their ticket packages, helping newcomers find the best possible seats, or sharing with you what concerts he’s really looking forward to, Martin is always there when you need him. You might have even caught sight of his alter ego, the French Postman, on stage with Mr. Handel at Massey Hall over the years! As with many Tafelmusik staff, Martin has a full and busy life outside of our walls. We recently chatted with Martin about his time at Tafelmusik and his other interests and hobbies.