The Toronto Consort
Friday, March 15, 2019
The Toronto Consort has become internationally recognized for its excellence in the performance of medieval, renaissance and early baroque music.
Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has become internationally recognized for its excellence in the performance of medieval, renaissance and early baroque music. Led by Artistic Director David Fallis, nine of Canada’s leading early music specialists have come together to form the Toronto Consort whose members include both singers and instrumentalists (lute, recorder, guitar, flute, early keyboards and percussion).
Their concerts explore rarely-heard repertoire and often work in collaboration with other artists, such as actors, dancers and visual artists, to produce concerts with dramatic and visual elements which in many instances provide a historical context for our music.
Each year The Toronto Consort offers a subscription series in Toronto, presented in the beautiful acoustic of the recently-renovated 700-seat Jeanne Lamon Hall, at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre in downtown Toronto. They also tour regularly, having been to Europe and Great Britain four times, and frequently across Canada and into the US.
The Toronto Consort has made recordings for the CBC Collection, Berandol, SRI, Dorian, and currently Marquis Classics, with 10 CDs to their credit, two of which have been nominated for Juno awards. The most recent recording (Navidad) was released in 2012. In 2014, they re-released their popular recording The Little Barley-Corne.
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Photo: Paul Orenstein