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.
Johannes Brahms' Fünf Gesänge Op. 104 offers sombre texts coupled with intense soaring melodies and complex harmonies, which make it a demanding work for any choir.
Luminous Voices is excited to welcome flautists Sara Hahn and Sarah Gieck -- also known as Green Banana Flute Studios -- when we take to the stage for Leap of Faith on Sunday 25 February! They will be showcased in the world premiere of Sea Dreams by Peter-Anthony Togni. #collaboration #yycmusic #yycarts #worldpremiere #leapoffaith
The centrepiece of our next concert, Leap of Faith, is the WORLD PREMIERE of a work by Halifax-based composer Peter-Anthony Togni for two flutes and double mixed chorus. The ensemble will perform Sea Dreams, commissioned by Luminous Voices and Sara Hahn, with support from Paul Brown and the Canada Council for the Arts.