We have pictures of our working session with Peter-Anthony Togni, Sara Hahn & Sarah Gieck as we put together Sea Dreams, a new Canadian work that we will premiere at Leap of Faith!
Many of us have taken a leap of faith to share our life with that special someone. Soprano Christina Jahn shares her story about how she and her husband — fellow Luminary Paul Grindlay — approached the subject.
As we continue to count down toward Leap of Faith, for the next two weeks we will post videos of our choristers talking about instances in their lives when they took a leap of faith. We begin with soprano Julie Crouch -- and we are very glad she took her leap of faith!
The last work of the first half for Leap of Faith is Die Erste Elegie by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. While that name may not be as familiar as other contemporary choral composers such as Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott or Morten Lauridsen, Rautavaara (1928-2016) is a well-known name in choral circles.
Our preview of the repertoire for Leap of Faith continues with a look at Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by Eric Whitacre, with a focus on the ingenuity of the celebrated Renaissance Man himself.