In our 2019/20 Season, we are exploring how "old" can meet "new." This theme runs across our season in many ways, including six short new works by living composers written to complement the programs.
We are delighted to introduce Cecilia Livingston, whose new work for wind sextet will premiere in Gone with the Winds this January.
Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.
Keith Lam has been a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2012.He was first introduced to Tafelmusik as a participant in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute from 2009 to 2012. Born in Hong Kong, he can be found on stages in Toronto and further afield, most recently with the Bicycle Opera Project, Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Opera Atelier, and Soundstreams.
When did you first start singing?
Photo by Sian Richards
Christopher Verrette joined the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 25 years ago, in 1993. As we mark this milestone year for Chris, we asked him to answer our “get to know” questions.
How did you come to choose your instrument?
Tafelmusik’s new Executive Director, Carol Kehoe is an accomplished leader, arts lover, and mentor to many. We chatted with her following the announcement of her new role at Tafelmusik to learn more about her professional journey, favourite artworks, and hopes for the future of Tafelmusik.
Tafelmusik is thrilled to be partnering with CBC Toronto and Daily Bread Food Bank this year on their Sounds of the Season fundraiser in support of GTA food banks. We chatted with Daily Bread Food Bank CEO Neil Hetherington over email to learn a bit more about their mission, why the holidays are so important, and how we can all get involved.
Tafelmusik: Tell us about the mission of Daily Bread Food Bank. How many people do you serve?
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?
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.
After 32 remarkable seasons at Tafelmusik as Front-of-House, Volunteer, and Events Manager, Carol Campbell is retiring. Former Managing Director Tricia Baldwin worked with Carol from 2000–2014, and offers these reflections. We all join her in wishing Carol the very best!