2018-19 Season

Luminous Voices offers four self-produced concerts for the 2018-19 season, all at the Bella Concert Hall!

We will again be presented by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: this time for its Late Night concert series. We will collaborate with JUNO Award and Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq!

 
 
This Is Us

THIS IS US

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 @ 3:00 PM
GUEST ARTIST: BETH ROOT SANDVOSS, CELLO

We begin the season with a celebration of Canadian music opening our very first concert with Andrew Balfour’s Ambe. Also featured on the programme is humorous, playful and touching Eulogies by John Estacio, Exaudi by Jocelyn Morlock, Angeline on Ossabaw by Jeffrey Ryan and works by Zachary Wadsworth, Carmen Brade, James Rolfe, Robert Ingari and Calgary-based composer Garrett Krause. We are also excited to once again collaborate with special guest artist Beth Root Sandvoss, cello.

 
A Luminous New Year's Eve

A LUMINOUS NEW YEAR'S EVE

Monday 31 December 2018, 8:00-10:00 pm
GUEST ARTIST: GIANETTA BARIL, HARP

Our popular New Year's Eve tradition continues featuring works by Palestrina, Gabriel Jackson, and William Harris, among others. Featuring special guest artist Gianetta Baril, harp.

 
Path of Miracles

PATH OF MIRACLES

WHEN: Sunday 10 February 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Featuring Joby Talbot, composer, Path of Miracles

Back by popular demand, we again embark on the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) with Path of Miracles, the a cappella choral masterpiece by Joby Talbot. Maestro Talbot will be in Calgary as part of the Canadian premiere of his opera Everest with Calgary Opera -- and he will be our special guest when we perform his Path of Miracles!

 
Path of Miracles

J.S. BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

Friday 19 April 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Featuring Rosa Barocca (Claude Lapalme, director)
Conducted by Timothy Shantz

We finish our season with a masterwork by Johann Sebastian Bach, his St. John Passion. We will perform the work on Good Friday 2019, in the return of a rich musical tradition for our city. Our orchestra will be none other than Rosa Barocca, the newest period-instrument ensemble in Alberta. This production will be the first time in Alberta that St. John Passion will be performed at Baroque pitch using period instruments. Our list of soloists will include members of Luminous Voices, so stay tuned!

Soloists to be confirmed

 
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LATE NIGHT: SENSORY OVERLOAD

*Please note that this concert is not included in a season subscription package for Luminous Voices.

In this late-night presentation, JUNO Award and Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq stars in the viscerally moving Qiksaaktuq; accompanied by Fausto Romitelli’s haunting and dissonant Dead City Radio and Barber’s First Symphony — an intense masterpiece from one of America’s greatest composers.

WHEN: Saturday 27 April 2019, 9:00 pm
WHERE: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Alexander Prior