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April 2021

 
Apr 30, 2021

Making Masks for Choir Singers


Still image from A Tafelmusik Christmas

The safety of our musicians, staff, and crew is paramount to us: all of our concerts are filmed adhering to local health guidelines, and with safety in mind, which is why you will see our performers wearing masks.

But what happens when those performers are singers?

Apr 29, 2021

How Choirs Enhance Wellness

Highlights from our Panel Discussion

Last month, we hosted Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue. This panel discussion explored how choirs and choral singing enhance our wellbeing: physically, mentally, and spiritually, while encouraging collaboration and community building.

Apr 22, 2021

Meet artist Alex McLeod, from our new Mozart Musik in Motion video

Musik in Motion is a free series of collaborative videos, featuring local artists of diverse art forms, and produced by Tafelmusik and Puncture Design.

Apr 11, 2021

Bonus Content Roundup: March

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. Here are the favourite articles and videos from March.

Apr 9, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Lana Leprich

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 virtually sat down with Lana Leprich, our Digital Marketing Manager, to hear her perspective on how this “new normal” has affected her work and life.

Apr 8, 2021

On the Road: Musicians’ Touring Memories

Our next concert, On the Road, pays homage to Tafelmusik’s history of tour and travel. Bringing our concerts around the world is part of our organization’s legacy—and, something we’re greatly missing at this time.

In advance of this concert, we asked our musicians to share with us some of their fondest memories—and, some of their scariest hiccups!—while traveling around the world with our orchestra. Here are their stories.

Apr 7, 2021

Man on a mission: Francesco Lotoro breathes life into Holocaust music

This season, we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance: the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented. Our explorations have included a panel discussion which unpacked how music can push back again persecution, oppression, and injustice; and a recent article from Laury Gutiérrez on Antonia Bembo, the remarkable Italian baroque composer who created her own musical language during her self-imposed exile in France.

Apr 6, 2021

Introduction to On the Road

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On the Road
Thursday, April 8, 2021

An introduction to On the Road by harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger