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.
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
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.
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.