Peace, joy, merriment, and hope—Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Tafelmusik!

Curated by Ivars Taurins, this festive program spanning two centuries reunites members of the choir and orchestra for the first time in 2021 — a perfect way to launch the 40th anniversary season of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.

A selection of sparkling choruses from Handel’s Messiah and richly harmonized baroque arrangements of Christmas carols complement the exuberance of Bach and the elegance of Charpentier. Choral works by Berlioz and Poulenc add depth and dimension, evoking a sense of wonder and tranquillity that is synonymous with the season. Pastoral sinfonias by Stradella and Pasquini balance this program recalling the many moods and emotions of Christmas. 

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Running Time
About 85 minutes
Style of Music
Baroque, Choral

Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre

November 25, 2021 8:00 pm
November 26, 2021 8:00 pm
November 27, 2021 2:00 pm

Online Concert Hall

December 16, 2021 8:00 pm


Ivars Taurins director
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir


Johann Sebastian Bach Sanctus in D Major

J.S. Bach Christum wir sollen loben schon, from Cantata 21

 J.S. Bach Kyrie, Gloria & Cum sancto, from Lutheran Mass in G Major

Alessandro Stradella Sinfonia from Cantata per il Santissimo Natale

Marc-Antoine Charpentier Messe de minuit: Agnus Dei

Hector Berlioz The farewell of the shepherds, from L’Enfance du Christ

Francis Poulenc Videntes stellam

Bernardo Pasquini Introduzione & Pastorale (arranged)

George Frideric Handel Choruses from Messiah    

Arrangements of traditional carols

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Johann Sebastian Bach