The 5th Annual Toronto Bach Festival will take place from May 29th to 31st. All the details are at www.TorontoBachFestival.org. The big event is a performance of the B minor Mass on the 31st at 4pm at Eastminster United Church on the Danforth. The line up of soloists is quite impressive; Hélène Brunet, Ellen McAteer, Daniel Taylor, Charles Daniels and Joel Allison. They will be joined by a small choir and period instrument ensemble. John Butt conducts. In addition there’s a line up of recitals, concerts and lectures.
Tafelmusik have also announced their 2020/21 season. Full details at tafelmusik.org. Highlights include:
- Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (November 26th to December 1st 2020)
- The inevitable Beethoven. In this case it’s the Fourth Symphony and the Triple Concerto (February 11th to 14th 2021)
- A Vivaldi concert with Krisztina Szabó (May 13th to 16th 2021)
- The return of the Haus Musik series