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Our open workshops allow anyone with some experience of singing and an interest in Renaissance repertoire the opportunity to explore this music in depth alongside members of the Renaissance singers, under the direction of leading experts in the field. A basic level of ability to read music is helpful as we cover quite a lot of music during the evening.

Historical Music in a TV Series 

A chat with David Fallis, Historical Music Producer for The Tudors

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 7pm

£10 full price, £8 concessions

How does music get selected and recorded for a TV series about Henry VIII? Who makes final choices? Does historical accuracy ever rub up against “directorial vision”? What is the relationship between the historical music and the modern theme music?

David Fallis produced the historical music for the Showtime series The Tudors with Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing Henry VIII of England. In this discussion, he will share a “behind-the-scenes” look at the journey from script to on-screen in historical drama.


David Fallis is a conductor, singer and musical director based in Toronto. From 1990-2018, he was the artistic Director of the Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading chamber ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque. He led the ensemble in many critically-acclaimed programs, including The Praetorius Christmas Vespers, The Play of Daniel, all three of Monteverdi’s operas in concert, Cavalli’s La Calisto and Carissimi’s Jephte, among many others, and directed the group in its many recordings and tours.


He is also one of Canada’s leading interpreters of operatic and choral/orchestral repertoire, especially from the Baroque and Classical periods. He is Music Director and Conductor for Opera Atelier and has conducted major operatic works by Mozart, Monteverdi, Purcell, Lully and Handel in Toronto and on tour to France, the US, Japan, Korea and Singapore. He has conducted for the Luminato Festival, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, the Royal Opera House in Versailles, Utah Opera, Festival Vancouver, and the Singapore Festival. He is also the director of Choir 21, a vocal ensemble specializing in contemporary choral music. He was the Historical Music Producer for two Showtime historical dramas: The Tudors and The Borgias.

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