Our next performance, Solemn Contemplation, will be a therapeutic experience; something we can all benefit from right now. Featuring calming works by Canadian composers Larysa Kuzmenko and Julie Thériault paired with Baroque Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, this concert will soothe the soul and take the listener on an introspective journey. Solemn Contemplation will be available on-demand as an online experience from 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 21 through to Sunday, December 20, and will also be presented at two film screenings at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, November 29

Music director Dina Gilbert says of the program, “In some of the most troubling times, we can also find light. With this next concert experience, I really wanted to contrast our first two projects of the year and give our audiences a moment for introspection, through some truly beautiful and sublime music. The purity and beauty of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, written while he was suffering from tuberculosis at the age of 26, will resonate with today’s audiences. In addition, two pieces by living female Canadian composers will round out the program adding an aura of simplicity and serenity.” 

Tickets for the online experience are $15 for an Individual or $25 for a Household Pass. A special COVID price of $5 is also available. Tickets for the showings in Paramount are $20. All tickets will go on sale starting Friday, November 6, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.