Dec 9, 2021

Behind the Musik: A Tafelmusik Christmas (Digital)

A photograph of a mother and daughter hugging in a kitchen with splatters and smears of yellow and pink paint.

A Tafelmusik Christmas

Online Premiere: December 16, 2021

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir

Program curated & directed by Ivars Taurins

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sanctus in D Major, BWV 238
Kyrie & Gloria, from Lutheran Mass in G Major, BWV 236
Chorus “Christum wir sollen Loben schon,” from Cantata 121
Cum sancto spiritu, from Lutheran Mass in G Major

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Alessandro Stradella (1643–1682)
Sinfonia from Cantata per il Santissimo Natale

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704)
Agnus Dei, from Messe de minuit
Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)
L’adieu des bergers (The farewell of the shepherds), from L’enfance du Christ
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Videntes stellam, from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël

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Nov 8, 2021

Tafelmusik Chamber Choir at 40: A Tribute


Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

By Larry Beckwith

As the remarkable Tafelmusik Chamber Choir approaches celebrations of its fortieth anniversary, a visceral scene comes to mind:

Nov 3, 2021

Baroque Feast: Recipes

Tafel Talks: Baroque Feast—a conversation that explores the parallels between the musical and culinary arts while savouring the essence of all things baroque—is just one week away! 

Oct 20, 2021

Behind the Musik: Music & Magic

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Music & Magic
This digital concert premiered on Thursday, October 28, 2021 as part of our 2021/22 Digital Season

Conceived & programmed by Marco Cera
Scripted by Marco Cera & Nicholas Wallace
Stage direction by Ryan Joyce

Oct 8, 2021

Things aren’t always what they seem: Q&A with Nicholas Wallace, magician

Meet Nicholas Wallace, the award-winning magician and co-creator with Marco Cera of  Music & Magic, our mesmerizing new digital program for all ages.  

A master of subtle illusion and manipulation, Nicholas has appeared on season 14 of America's Got Talent, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, as well as FOXtv's Houdini & Doyle's World of Wonders. He has been named the Canadian Champion of Magic by the Canadian Association of Magicians and is the 2018 recipient of the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star.