Dec 13, 2019

Reconnect to the Holiday Spirit

Soprano Brenda Enns shares her thoughts leading up to our annual performances of Handel Messiah. Brenda has been a member of the Chamber Choir since 2000, and has deep relationship with the composer's beloved masterpiece. We hope her words inspire you this season.

by Brenda Enns, soprano

Nov 7, 2019

Behind the Musik: Lotti Revealed

Lotti Revealed. Water Jewels by Clare Ross

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

Dec 17, 2018

Messiah in the Headlines

By Tim Crouch, Senior Manager, Marketing & Audience Engagement

Tafelmusik’s Messiah has become an annual holiday tradition for many, and this year is no different. There’s been something special in the air this year though, with renewed interest in Tafelmusik’s take on Handel’s masterpiece.

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Feb 18, 2018

What goes into a concert poster? Handel Alexander's Feast

by Tim Crouch, Marketing Department With Handel Alexander's Feast just around the corner (Feb 22-25 at Koerner Hall), we're looking back at poster designs created at the top of the season. As always, our multi-talented Choir director Ivars Taurins provided some inspirational art to help guide the design process, and we're happy to share them with you!

Feb 13, 2018

Baroque 101: The Triple Harp

By Julia Seager-Scott, harp

Julia Seager-Scott, harp Julia Seager-Scott, harp

The baroque triple harp was one answer to accommodate the expanding musical language that was emerging at the turn of the seventeenth century. Finding a way to make the harp a continuo instrument, capable of playing a figured bass line with accompanying chords in any key, was the main driver behind the drastic changes seen in the harps of this time.

Dec 4, 2017

Further Listening: Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronations

by Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Music is an integral part of the celebration of important life moments in most cultures, and this is particularly true of rites of passage. In our concert, Four Weddings, a Funeral, and a Coronation, we offered a selection of music written by baroque composers for the celebrations of royal weddings, a coronation, and for the funeral of a renowned French marshal. Continue your concert experience with this selection of music for your further listening pleasure.