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Amid tough economic times for many arts organisations, Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra and chamber choir ended its 30th anniversary year with its ninth consecutive operating surplus.
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Toronto's baroque Tafelmusik ensemble has hit a celestial high note. The International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid after the group as thanks for its involvement in the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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There's a new asteroid in the solar system, and its name is Tafelmusik.
Well, not actually new - it's been circulating around our sun somewhere between Mars and Jupiter for just over four billion years - but it was assigned a name just last Friday.
The International Astronomical Union, the organisation that recognises celestial bodies, made the official designation to acknowledge the Galileo Project by the Toronto-based Baroque orchestra.

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