December 12, 2019
English Tenor Charles Daniels had a visit with Mike and Jean of “Classical Mornings” to talk about Schütz’s Christmas Story as presented by The Toronto Consort. This concert features Yuletide early Baroque music performed on period instruments, taking the audience back in time, hearing the music how it would have actually been performed.
Charles talks in great detail about Schutz’s music, and how the composer is “right up there” with Bach and Handel, and the composer’s genius at setting text to music. He also discusses the importance of crisp diction, and trust me, you’ll hear his elocution in this interview. His affinity for Schutz sparkles through in this conversation, and as I walked him down the station hall to the exit, told him he should give regular lectures on Schutz – because he has the ability to pique someone’s interest. He certainly piqued mine.
Toronto Consort’s presentation of Schutz’s Christmas Story place December 13, & 14 at 8 pm and December 15 at 3:30 pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre on Bloor, west of Spadina. Details here.
Listen to the interview: