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Volume 25 Issue 8 - May / June 2020

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"COVID's Metamorphoses"? "There's Always Time (Until Suddenly There Isn't)"? "The Writing on the Wall"? It's hard to know WHAT to call this latest chapter in the extraordinary story we are all of a sudden characters in. By whatever name we call it, the MAY/JUNE combined issue of The WholeNote is now available, HERE in flip through format, in print commencing Wednesday May 6, and, in fully interactive form, online at Our 18th Annual Choral Canary Pages, scheduled for publication in print and flip through in September is already well underway with the first 50 choirs home to roost and more being added every week online. Community Voices, our cover story, brings to you the thoughts of 30 musical community members, all going through what we are going through (and with many more to come as the feature gets amplified online over the course of the coming months). And our regular writers bring their personal thoughts to the mix. Finally, a full-fledged DISCoveries review section offers cues and clues to recorded music for your solitary solace!

“Throughout history,

“Throughout history, music has accompanied important chapters of human existence. Each sound, each tone, each timbre immerses the human spirit in different states while also soothing the soul.” — Elisa Citterio, Music Director

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE Mozart Party SEP 24–29, 2020 Merrymaking Mozart with guest soloists, harpist Masumi Nagasawa and flutist Emi Ferguson Cornetto Freestyle NOV 5–8, 2020 Featuring guest conductor and cornetto soloist Doron Sherwin Bach’s Friends & Rivals JAN 21–24, 2021 Tafelmusik favourite, guest conductor and oboist Alfredo Bernardini, returns Beethoven Symphony no. 4 FEB 11–14, 2021 A Beethoven 250th celebration with keyboard virtuoso Kristian Bezuidenhout Birth of a Symphony APR 8–11, 2021 The whole universe is a symphony: explore music through the narrative of chaos theory Vivaldi’s Choral Colours MAY 13–16, 2021 Featuring guest conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini, one of Italy’s leading baroque specialists PLUS Bach Christmas Oratorio, Brandenburg Concertos and more at Handel Messiah and Sing-Along Messiah return Subscribers save 15% on the best seats at the best price to Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition! Handel Messiah features soprano Emöke Baráth, countertenor Christopher Lowrey, bass Philippe Sky, and tenor Charles Daniels. The more you see, the more you save! Subscriptions for every taste and budget. Starting at just 5. ORDER NOW Tafelmusik Box Office (416) 964-6337 SUBSCRIPTIONS Order or renew at

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