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December 2020

 
Dec 22, 2020

The New Normal Q&A: Production Manager David Costello

In The New Normal—our new interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.

In this interview, we sat down with David Costello, our Production Manager, to hear his perspective on how this “new normal” has affected his work and life.

Dec 17, 2020

Scattered Voices: A Reflection on Choral Singing and Community

What does singing collectively mean for community—and why does it feel especially important during the holidays? How did we sing together during this difficult year?

In this article, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir soprano Carrie Loring draws from experience and anecdotes to express the incomparable magic of choral singing, and why it is such an integral part of the festive season.


Scattered Voices: A Reflection on Choral Singing and Community
Carrie Loring, soprano

Dec 15, 2020

Christmas Blockbusters

Christmas Blockbusters: portraits of Bach and Handel overlaid with green and red

Here at Tafelmusik, performances of Handel Messiah are an annual tradition. Also a favourite of ours, Bach Christmas Oratorio was last performed by the orchestra in December 2015, and was scheduled to be performed this season—until the pandemic affected our ability to gather for live performances.

Dec 11, 2020

Bonus Content Roundup: November

Woman Reading a Letter, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663

Looking for more to read, watch, and learn about early music, art, news, and more? Check out these links.

Once a month, we will gather the top 10 links from the Bonus Content section in our weekly newsletter for Premium subscribers, Tafel Notes.

Dec 7, 2020

A Tafelmusik Christmas: Curator's Notes

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An introduction to A Tafelmusik Christmas by Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins

Ivars Taurins, Director, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Dec 1, 2020

The New Normal Q&A: Baritone Keith Lam


Baritone Keith Lam performing with Tafelmusik, November 2019. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

In The New Normal—our interview series—we speak to the musicians and staff of Tafelmusik, to ask how working and performing in new ways has changed our routines, and our operations as a performing arts organization.