The Whole Note: “Concert Report TSM: Daniel Taylor; Jonathan Crow; Dover Quartet”

The Whole Note: “Concert Report TSM: Daniel Taylor; Jonathan Crow; Dover Quartet”

“The presence of a real archbishop, a bewigged monarch-to-be and the participation of the large Walter Hall audience in the singing of Jerusalem added to the sense of occasion. The effervescent Taylor and his company had the musical smarts to carry it off. The regal Handel procession and spirited anthems, the big-voiced Orlando Gibbons and […]

Opera Going Toronto: “The Coronation Of King George II Review”

Opera Going Toronto: “The Coronation Of King George II Review”

“Setting the tone for the evening’s instrumental proceedings, Parry’s I was Glad still ringing through the hall, period oboes, organ and strings, somewhat ragged at first, quickly merged into a delightfully no-nonsense Overture and March from Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day. Moving through the attentive audience to join the Theatre of Early Music’s refreshingly […]

barczablog: The Coronation of King George

barczablog: The Coronation of King George

“But this time I believe we were engaging in genuine research, Daniel Taylor’s Theatre of Early Music (TEM) challenging us to see and hear in a new way. I put this performance alongside my experiences with PLS, the U of Toronto’s lab for exploring early drama, and so many historically informed musical performances encompassing Opera […]