Join Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for this special tribute concert honouring Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon (1949–2021)

A deeply personal musical homage to Jeanne Lamon, curated by her partner Christina Mahler and friend and colleague Alison Mackay.

Narrated by one of Canada’s foremost stage actors, R.H. Thomson, and enriched with projected images, this multimedia program traces the trajectory of Jeanne’s inspiring life, including her youth in New York State, her student years in Boston and Amsterdam, her decades in Toronto, and her final chapter in Victoria. Jeanne’s outstanding leadership, passionate dedication to artist training, and commitment to the values of collaboration, inclusion, and artistic excellence—qualities that have touched the lives of so many—are the guiding principles that have inspired this celebration of her life.    

At the heart of our tribute is the music that resonated with Jeanne most profoundly. From Bach, whose compositions were part of the daily ritual that infused her childhood, to a movement from Telemann’s Tafelmusik, the first piece she ever directed with the orchestra, the music most beloved by Jeanne will serve to honour her memory and celebrate her towering influence.

Jeanne’s partner and former Tafelmusik principal cellist, Christina Mahler, and baritone Brett Polegato, join the orchestra and choir for this tribute.

The award-winning Canadian filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete will direct the film version of the concert, to be broadcast online on June 2. Willis Sweete first collaborated with Tafelmusik on the 1995 Rhombus Media adaptation of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, conceived and choreographed by Mark Morris, and featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group.

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Running Time
About 85 minutes
Style of Music
Baroque, Multimedia

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

April 2, 2022 2:00 pm
April 2, 2022 8:00 pm

Online Concert Hall

June 2, 2022 8:00 pm


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra directed by Julia Wedman
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir directed by Ivars Taurins

R.H. Thomson, narrator
Brett Polegato, baritone

Created by Christina Mahler and Alison Mackay
Barbara Willis Sweete, film director


  • Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in A Major, op. 3, no. 5: Allegro
    (Julia Wedman & Cristina Zacharias, violins) 
  • Monteverdi Beatus vir
    (Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
  • S. Rossi Sinfonia undecima                             
    S. Rossi Shir hamma‛allot. ’Ashrei kol yere ’adonai (Psalm 128)
    (Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
  • Marcello O immacolata e pura (Psalm 19)
    (Brett Polegato, baritone) 
  • Bach French Suite no. 4, BWV 815: Allemande
    (Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord) 
  • Bach Concerto for 3 violins in D, after BWV 1064: I. Allegro
    (Julia WedmanGeneviève Gilardeau, & Cristina Zacharias, violins) 
  • Telemann Tafelmusik Book III: Conclusion
  • Kapsperger “Kapsperger”
    (Lucas Harris, theorbo)
  • Lully Passacaille from Armide 
  • Handel Concerto grosso in D Major, op. 6, no. 5: V. Allegro 
  • Bach “Erbarme dich” from St Matthew Passion, arranged
    (Julia Wedman, violin; Marco Cera, oboe d’amore) 
  • Bach “Mein teurer Heiland” from St John Passion
    (Brett Polegato, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
  • Bach “Vergnügte Ruh” from Cantata 170, arranged
    (John Abberger, oboe) 
  • Bach Sinfonia to BWV 249a, arranged

Download the House Program

Download the Image Credits

Tribute Concert Benefactors

Jim Fleck
Tom MacMillan
Ann Monoyios & Glenn Hodgins

Musicians’ Patrons

Al & Jane Forest

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