"The Toronto Continuo Collective is an educational and performing group dedicated to exploring the art of Baroque accompaniment. The ToCC was launched in the fall of 2005 by Lucas Harris and Borys Medicky, who spent time with the New York Continuo Collective and recognized the need for a similar group in Toronto.
In the ToCC, we share ideas about the performance of basso continuo and its role in various genres of Baroque music, with particular focus on church, chamber, and theatre music of the seventeenth century. Topics discussed include figured bass harmony, supporting text inflection and delivery, ornamentation, rhetoric, word painting, and improvisation. We accompany different guest soloists from week to week, and welcome guest presenters to provide special workshops and coaching sessions. We perform at least two programs per year, and have given concerts of seicento repertoire in several Toronto venues: Fort York National Historic Site, Church of the Holy Trinity, Royal St. George's Chapel, The University of Toronto Faculty of Music (during the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute), Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and at the CanAsian Dance Festival. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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