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Chamber Choir

Jun 30, 2020

Farewell Brenda Enns

By Carrie Loring

May 21, 2020

Behind the Musik: A Handel Celebration

A Handel Celebration. Peaches and Hydrangeas After G.G., Paulette Tavormina

Program Notes by Ivars Taurins

Handel is able at one moment to deal with a panoply of monumental events and in the next to draw us into the most intimate workings of the heart and mind.

May 14, 2020

Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

What is a trill and how do you sing it? You often hear these decorative notes in pop and jazz music, and it's one of the most common ornaments in baroque music. Here's your Trill 101 with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and tenor Cory Knight.

Apr 15, 2020

Tafelmusik's Team, Together

This #TafelmusikTogether video features members of the orchestra and choir, and administrative team. We at Tafelmusik wanted to convey the humanity and breadth of our team, at home, but still together despite the current situation.

Apr 12, 2020

Get to know Will Johnson, tenor

Will Johnson has sung in the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2000. We sat down with Will to learn a bit more about him and his two passions in life—singing and rock climbing. This Q&A was originally scheduled to appear in print in the house program of A Handel Celebration.

Tafelmusik: When did you first start singing and when did you decide to pursue it professionally?

Mar 24, 2020

Countertenor Nicholas Burns Sings Rabbie Burns for #TafelmusikTogether

In this video for our #TafelmusikTogether initiative, Tafelmusik's Chamber Choir member countertenor Nicholas Burns shares one of his favourite pieces, "Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Scottish poet Rabbie Burns. Nick explains the song's backstory, what makes it unique, and treats us to a performance from his home.