A choir that is remarkably well balanced, effortless in its projection of a tight choral sound, and delivers the virtuosity and brilliance possible when the choristers are excellent and the direction is imaginative and musical.”
— Kenneth Delong, for the Calgary Herald

Luminous Voices comprises some of the best ensemble singers in the Calgary area, collaborating with singers and musicians from across North America.

Luminous Voices is directed by Dr. Timothy Shantz, who founded the ensemble in 2012.


Our Mission

To engage audiences in exceptional choral music through stirring performances, workshops and recordings.


To encourage the advancement of the choral art by providing a forum for collaboration among local and international artists in the development and presentation of choral music, as well as musical education programs.


  • David Partridge,

  • Cathy Billington,

  • Tom Mirhady,

  • Catherine McClelland,

  • Steve Frederick

  • Rob Kelly

  • Matt Matheson

  • Rod McKay

Po Yeh,  Advisor


General Manager


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Kristýna Rempel joined the Luminous Voices team in November 2017.

She has been involved in the Alberta arts and culture community for eight years. She moved to Calgary in 2010 after completing her Master’s Degree in International Relations in the Czech Republic. In a short few years she has built strong business and artistic ties in Calgary where she is one of the founders of the Calgary European Film Festival,  Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Czech Business Association of Canada and an art manager to artist Erika Voith. She has led the production of classical concerts, business events and art exhibitions. 

Kristýna plays the piano and coming  from an artistic family, she strongly believes in the power of art and its ability to overcome barriers.