2012 | Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance | Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Daniel Taylor | | The JUNO Awards

Tafelmusik, Canada’s orchestra on period instruments, was founded in 1979. Since the arrival of its Music Director and concertmaster Jeanne Lamon in 1981, Tafelmusik has achieved international recognition for its concerts and recordings. All members of the orchestra are specialists in historical performance practice and perform on original instruments or modern replicas faithful in design and construction to the originals. Tafelmusik’s success has taken it around the world, with regular tours across North America, Europe and Asia. Tafelmusik presents an annual 50-concert season at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, a historic church in downtown Toronto. Tafelmusik has released over 70 CDs and has been awarded numerous international recording prizes, including nine JUNO Awards. The countertenor Daniel Taylor is now one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world. His debut at Glyndebourne in Handel’s Theodora was greeted with critical praise and followed by his highly successful operatic debut in Jonathan Miller’s production of Handel’s Rodelinda. Daniel Taylor is Artistic Director of the Theatre of Early Music and the International des musiques sacrées de Québec. He is a Professor of Voice at the University of Ottawa, an Adjunct Professor at McGill University and a Visiting Artist at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria.