While renowned for their interpretation and performance of music from the Renaissance, The Tallis Scholars is equally praised for bringing fresh interpretations to music by contemporary composers, including Arvo Pärt.
Victoria isn't the only Spanish Renaissance composer represented on The Tallis Scholars' tour program. Alonso Lobo, a composer of the later Renaissance whom Victoria himself considered to be his 'equal', composed the motet Versa est in luctum in 1598, and will be performed when The Tallis Scholars visit Calgary on Tuesday 24 April at the Bella Concert Hall.
If you joined us for our most recent A Luminous New Year's Eve concert, the name Jean Mouton should remind you of his reputation as one of the foremost Renaissance composers from France. His Quis Dabit Oculis Nostris, a lament for the wife of King Louis XII of France, is a masterwork the Tallis Scholars will perform on its tour program.
On this concert tour, The Tallis Scholars will perform two movements from the 1603 setting of Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa pro defunctis (i.e., Mass of the Dead, or Requiem Mass). These movements will bookend the second half: first with the 'Requiem aeternam' and then with the 'Libera me'.
Calgary is the last stop on The Tallis Scholars' War and Peace tour of the US and Canada. The concert programme commemorates all those who lost their lives in the First World War, 1914-1918. Take a look at the tour programme, and be sure to visit back over the coming weeks for more details about the repertoire.
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.
Have you ever had to place your trust in something over which you have no control? What if you had to put your trust in Mother Nature, herself? We continue our series of chorister leaps of faith with tenor Rod Olson, who carved out a unique career in Calgary.
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!
Luminous Voices loves to sing the motets of Johann Sebastian Bach! For our final self-produced concert of the 2017-18 season, we're pleased to offer the motet Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (The Spirit gives aid to our weakness).
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.
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.
Come and experience behind-the-scenes music-making at our open rehearsal on February 23rd. We will preview our Leap of Faith concert at cSPACE King Edward (1721 - 29 Avenue SW, Calgary). Guests will have a chance to meet with Canadian composer Peter-Anthony Togni, the author of Sea Dreams, which Luminous Voices will premiere on February 25th.
The award-winning TALLIS SCHOLARS, one of the world's premiere vocal ensembles, will be coming to Calgary for one night in April! The concert is being co-presented by Luminous Voices and Mount Royal University.
What's our #1 reason to attend A Luminous New Year's Eve? A chance to celebrate with our luminous singers, of course! Calgary has such incredible talent, so A Luminous New Year's Eve is a great opportunity to celebrate! We'll see you at the Bella Concert Hall tonight! Thank you for your support!
Our #2 reason to attend A Luminous New Year's Eve is a choral adaptation of a beautiful orchestral work by Edward Elgar: the "Nimrod" movement from his Enigma Variations. #yycchoral #yycmusic #yycarts #NYE18 #supportlocal
Our #3 reason to attend A Luminous New Year's Eve is the variety of music styles we will present. With a wide array of musical styles and eras on our programme including classical, jazz and pop, there's definitely something for everyone! #yycchoral #yycarts #yycmusic #diversity #nye18