Fri, Nov 25|
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Ce
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra "Reflections of Mary"
Time & Location
Nov 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Ce, 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7, Canada
About the event
Contemplate the meaning of the Virgin Mary in this luminous concert offering three composers’ takes on this sacred icon of motherhood and mercy.
The figure of the Virgin Mary is central to this program of choral music spanning more than three centuries. The lyricism and expressive power of Charpentier’s final mass, Missa Assumpta est Maria, is juxtaposed with lustrous a cappella works by the 20th-century composer Poulenc. Canadian composer Tawnie Olson, whose music is described as “especially glorious and ethereal” (The Wholenote), brings our musical reflection into the present day with a newly commissioned setting of a Marian text.
All three composers offer an exploration of their own spirituality and of what this enigmatic woman has represented through the ages. As the holiday season approaches, join us for this uplifting program that promises to renew the soul.