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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daniel Taylor At Tafelmusik

For immediate release:
March 1, 2011

Daniel Taylor Sings Bach and Vivaldi
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Directed by Jeanne Lamon

Dates + Times: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre

Thursday Mar 24 - Saturday Mar 26 at 8PM

Sunday Mar 27 at 3:30PM

George Weston Recital Hall at Toronto Centre for the Arts

Tuesday Mar 29 at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $33 - $79

Face the Musik for ages 30 and under: $16, $22 /

PWYC Friday for ages 30 and under: Friday Mar 25

Venues: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West

George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge Street (North York)

Box Office: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: 416.964.6337 /

George Weston Recital Hall: 416.872-1111 /

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Canada’s acclaimed countertenor Daniel Taylor returns to Tafelmusik March 24 to 29, 2011. Known for his “pure, smooth, ethereal, and evocative” sound (BBC Music Magazine), Taylor joins the orchestra for five concerts of baroque music that include Bach’s Cantata No. 170, opera arias by Cavalli and Vivaldi, and Caccini’s famous love song Amarilli, mia bella. The programme also features Italian chamber pieces for strings, and two Tafelmusik musicians in solo roles: Marco Cera in Telemann’s Concerto for oboe in C Minor, and Dominic Teresi in Vivaldi’s Concerto for bassoon in D Minor, RV 481.

Bach’s Cantata 170 “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust” (Contented rest, beloved soul’s desire) about sin and redemption was written in 1726 for solo alto, and is the perfect vehicle for Taylor’s voice “like liquid mercury” (The Morning Call). His 2008 SONY recording The Voice of Bach has amassed a number of international distinctions, including a JUNO Award nomination and top marks from Billboard Soundscan, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and Classical Music Magazine.

Taylor is also a featured soloist in the live recording of Sing-Along Messiah telecast nationally on Bravo! last December, and which will be available on DVD next season. Highlights of Taylor’s recent engagements include performances with countertenor Michael Chance, tenor Jacques-Olivier Chartier and baritone Daniel Lichti at the Festival Montréal en Lumière. In mid-March, he conducts the soloists, choir and orchestra of the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, where he is Professor of Voice, in a production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aneas.

Taylor is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Choir and Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music, which performs more than 30 concerts every year in concert halls all over the world, including an appearance at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall next fall.

Full programme:

G.P Telemann Concerto for oboe in C Minor Marco Cera, soloist
J.S. Bach Cantata 170 “Vergnügte Ruh”
Marco Uccellini Sonata 9 for 3 violins & continuo, Book 9
Giulio Caccini Amarilli, mia bella
Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzona for 2 cellos & continuo, Book 1
Francesco Cavalli “Lucidissima face” from Calisto, Act II
A. Vivaldi Concerto for bassoon in D Minor, RV. 48 Dominic Teresi, soloist
A. Vivaldi Arias from Bajazet:

“Vedeste mai sul prato” & “Barbara traditor”

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