And now it’s on to the Toronto Consort’s Illuminations program, March 2 and 3 in Toronto! Looking forward to some great medieval finger-twisters (Or sus, Chominciamento di gioia) and to working with/hearing our Persian guests! Check it all out here:

Many thanks to the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for the fun we had with  A Recorder Romp, and to all the folks who came out to hear us despite some pretty inhospitable winter weather! I had a great time preparing, rehearsals were great, and sharing the program with the audiences was a joy. Telemann, Vivaldi and some van Eyck – truly cheerful music, perfect for the middle of February.

BAROQUE WANDERERS, Part 2: Last summer my partner Colin and I hosted a Baroque-music-themed trip to northern Germany – Halle, Leipzig and Berlin – to hear some fantastic concerts and soak up the beautiful architecture, galleries and museums, good food…We had a great time with eighteen enthusiastic music lovers (and Taylor the service dog!). NEWS FLASH – we’re doing it again in August 2018, but this time to Bruges (Belgium), Amsterdam and Naestved (Denmark)! If you’re interested in hearing more and perhaps joining us, write to our travel agent William Andrews at