Toronto Early Music Players Organization
Toronto Early Music Players Organization

TEMPO Programme 2020 – 2021

Our Program Director, Christine McClymont, has been planning an exciting program for 2020- 21. The planned sessions for the fall are all virtual (online); the form of the 2021 sessions will be online unless Covid restrictions change

September 13: Alison Melville - Recorders. We are very fortunate to have Alison, a long-time friend of TEMPO and Toronto’s leading recorder player, for our first workshop. She has become a leader in offering online courses, on her own and as part of Amherst Early Music Online. Some of us have taken Alison’s virtual classes on Scottish music and Divisions, and we have seen first-hand how much can be achieved in a virtual session. Though we cannot play as an ensemble, quite a bit of playing does go on.

October 4: Lawrence Lipnik - Viol, Recorders. Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. You can read more about him at the ARS website at He teaches recorder and viol on Amherst Early Music Online.

November 1: Femke Bergsma - Recorders. Femke is another TEMPO favourite coach who is based in Montréal. She is a versatile performer, teacher, instrument repairer, and specialist in medieval and Renaissance music. v In addition, Vincent Lauzer, recorder virtuoso and popular TEMPO coach, has agreed to do the March 2021 workshop.

Links and music for the Zoom sessions will be emailed as each date approaches





Christine McClymont, Program Director

Elan Dresher, President

  Last updated: July 2020