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Early Music Concerts 2012-2013: (CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: "The Tudors" (19-20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

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The Toronto Consort launches its 40th anniversary season on October 19 and 20 with The Tudors, a concert program inspired by the music of Tudor England, culminating with Thomas Tallis’ rarely-heard, magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium.  Members of Toronto’s Tallis Choir join the Consort for this special performance… 

Ever since 2007 the Toronto Consort has become the go-to ensemble providing source music for the hit television series The Tudors, and subsequently, The Borgias. As Historical Music Producer for The Tudors, the Consort’s Artistic Director David Fallis was in charge of researching, compiling and recording authentic period music for the 10-part series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill and Peter O’Toole. This opening program of the season includes music recorded by the Toronto Consort for The Tudors…”

To celebrate its 40th anniversary season, The Toronto Consort is releasing Navidad, a brand new recording on the Marquis label. Available from October 16, Navidad features Christmas music with a distinct Latin flavor. The program consists of 16th and 17th century music from Spain and Latin America with hallmark characteristics: irrepressible spirit, flashing rhythms and soulful sonorities. In November Marquis will also release All in a Garden, a special two-CD anthology of Renaissance music that was previously recorded by the Toronto Consort.

Visit The Toronto Consort website for more information of the consort as well as of ticket availability.