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


Interim General Manager


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Meghan Goguen joined the Luminous Voices team in July 2019.

In April, 2017 Meghan completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature at Western University. She has since worked in Calgary in a number of artistic capacities, including singing in the chorus with Calgary Opera, Event Managing for Cowtown Opera, Arts Administrative work for Prairie Debut and a stint as the Interim Artistic Operations Coordinator for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also had the opportunity to work with Land’s End Ensemble as their Marketing Coordinator for their 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, in addition to pursuing her career in performance. She has just started a performing arts company with two colleagues and friends, with their main medium being opera.

Meghan is ecstatic to be joining Luminous Voices for their exciting 2019-20 season, and looks forward to growing the community of choral music-lovers in Calgary, while finding new ways for the organisation to engage with our community.