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.


A close up of a woman playing an upright bass in a dark club, lit by a bright camera flash.
Digital Marketing Manager Lana Leprich playing bass at a local concert space, pre-pandemic

Tafelmusik: The phrase “the new normal” has become a staple of our everyday vernacular. What does “the new normal” mean for you, as it relates to your life, and your work with Tafelmusik?

Lana Leprich: To be honest, I didn’t get to experience much of the “old normal” in regards to Tafelmusik!

I joined the organization mid-January 2020, and was feeling just about fully settled in by March—and then the pandemic hit. So, the “new normal” of working from home has effectively been my “regular normal” here. I am grateful, though, that I got to experience a few live concerts—Gone With the Winds, Dreaming Jupiter, and Indigo Project—and that I got to know my colleagues in person, before the pandemic forced us to close.

As far as my life is concerned, I recognize that I’m extremely privileged: I’m employed (in the performing arts no less, an industry that’s been among the hardest hit); I work in a safe environment; I have safe and stable housing. I’m acutely aware that a lot of people can’t say the same right now, and that the pandemic has exacerbated existing crises and created new ones. I feel very lucky.

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Mar 16, 2021

Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue Playlist

In advance of our Tafel Talks: Emotional Rescue panel discussion, we asked our panelists and moderator to share songs which represent and evoke the ways choral singing can facilitate emotional rescue. Here are a selection of their choices. 


Wade in the Water – The Spirituals Choir

Mar 8, 2021

Antonia Bembo: The Resistant Exile

This season we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance and the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented. In 17th-century Europe —and still to this day— that group of people includes female composers.

Mar 7, 2021

Bonus Content Roundup: February

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 February.

Mar 2, 2021

The New Normal Q&A: Tenor Cory Knight

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 Cory Knight, a member of Tafelmusik’s Chamber Choir, to hear his perspective on how this “new normal” has affected his work and life.