Tafelmusik's 45th-anniversary season culminates with A Handel Celebration
, a salute to one of the greatest musical dramatists of all time.
A true humanist, Handel responded to the beauty and chaos of the world around him, creating music that explores the full spectrum of our emotional experience—from the purest joy to the most poignant sorrow.
Guest soloists Amanda Forsythe, soprano, and Thomas Hobbs, tenor, join the choir and orchestra directed by Ivars Taurins, who has chosen some of his favourite arias, duets, and choruses from Handel’s oratorios, including Solomon, Hercules, Semele, and Judas Maccabeus. Together they weave a gorgeous tapestry that wraps up our milestone season.
A Handel Celebration
will be recorded live for future release on the Tafelmusik Media label.
Directed by Ivars Taurins
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- A printed house program will be available at the concert
- All ticket holders will receive access to the digital pre-concert chat film one week before their performance
- There will be a 20-minute intermission