Close-up portrait of Jeanne Lamon, smiling, playing her violin in a large room with arched walls and bright chandeliers.
Jun 02

A Tafelmusik Tribute to Jeanne Lamon

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra directed by Julia Wedman Tafelmusik Chamber Choir directed by Ivars Taurins

R.H. Thomson, narrator Brett Polegato, baritone

Created by Christina Mahler and Alison Mackay Barbara Willis Sweete, film director

Join Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for this special tribute concert honouring Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon (1949–2021)

A deeply personal musical homage to Jeanne Lamon, curated by her partner Christina Mahler and friend and colleague Alison Mackay.

Narrated by one of Canada’s foremost stage actors, R.H. Thomson, and enriched with projected images, this multimedia program traces the trajectory of Jeanne’s inspiring life, including her youth in New York State, her student years in Boston and Amsterdam, her decades in Toronto, and her final chapter in Victoria. Jeanne’s outstanding leadership, passionate dedication to artist training, and commitment to the values of collaboration, inclusion, and artistic excellence—qualities that have touched the lives of so many—are the guiding principles that have inspired this celebration of her life.    

At the heart of our tribute is the music that resonated with Jeanne most profoundly. From Bach, whose compositions were part of the daily ritual that infused her childhood, to a movement from Telemann’s Tafelmusik, the first piece she ever directed with the orchestra, the music most beloved by Jeanne will serve to honour her memory and celebrate her towering influence.

Jeanne’s partner and former Tafelmusik principal cellist, Christina Mahler, and baritone Brett Polegato, join the orchestra and choir for this tribute.

The award-winning Canadian filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete will direct the film version of the concert, to be broadcast online on June 2. Willis Sweete first collaborated with Tafelmusik on the 1995 Rhombus Media adaptation of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, conceived and choreographed by Mark Morris, and featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group.

The following ticket types are available for the June 2, 2022 online concert:

  • Deluxe: Enjoy up to 7 days of unlimited viewing
  • Standard: Enjoy up to 48 hours of unlimited viewing
  • General: One-time, time-limited access for this concert


Buy a pass today to gain access to these benefits:

  • More Tafelmusik– all eight digital concerts
  • Easier access– concerts appear in your viewer on premiere day
  • On demand viewing– watch whenever you want through to August 31, 2022
  • Priority access to live concert tickets- when announced

WHAT TO EXPECT from a Digital Concert 

Here’s what you can expect from Tafelmusik’s digital concert experience:

  • High-resolution video and audio 
  • A digital House Program with repertoire and program notes
  • See the orchestra members and their instruments up-close and personal
  • Watch on any compatible browser—or, connect or cast to your television


  • Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in A Major, op. 3, no. 5: Allegro (Julia Wedmanand Christina Zacharias, violins)  
  • Monteverdi Beatus vir, excerpted (Tafelmusik Chamber Choir)  
  • S. Rossi Sinfonia undecima                              S. Rossi Shir hamma‛allot. ’Ashrei kol yere ’adonai (Psalm 128) (Tafelmusik Chamber Choir)  
  • Marcello O immacolata e pura (Psalm 19) (Brett Polegato, baritone)  
  • Bach French Suite no. 4, BWV 815: Allemande (Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord)  
  • Bach Concerto for 3 violins in D, after BWV 1064: I. Allegro (Julia WedmanGeneviève Gilardeau, & Cristina Zacharias, violins)  
  • Telemann Tafelmusik Book III: Conclusion  
  • Lully Passacaille from Armide  
  • Handel Concerto grosso in D Major, op. 6, no. 5: V. Allegro  
  • Bach Erbarme dich, from St Matthew Passion, arranged (Julia Wedman, violin; Marco Cera, oboe d’amore)  
  • Bach Mein teuer Heilandfrom St John Passion (Brett Polgeato, baritone; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir)  
  • Bach Cantata 170 Vergnügte Ruh, arranged (John Abberger, oboe)  
  • Bach Sinfonia to BWV 249a, arranged


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- [ Add to Calendar ] 2022-06-03 00:00:00 2022-06-03 01:15:00 A Tafelmusik Tribute to Jeanne Lamon <p><strong>Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra</strong> directed by <strong>Julia Wedman</strong> <strong>Tafelmusik Chamber Choir</strong> directed by <strong>Ivars Taurins</strong></p> <p><strong>R.H. Thomson</strong>, narrator <strong>Brett Polegato</strong>, baritone</p> <p>Created by <strong>Christina Mahler</strong> and <strong>Alison Mackay</strong> <strong>Barbara Willis Sweete</strong>, film director</p> <p><strong>Join Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for this special tribute concert honouring Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon (1949–2021)</strong></p>

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