Our next performance is Luminous Voices, a concert filled with soaring vocal lines that will lift spirits and imbue listeners with peacefulness and serenity. Luminous Voices will be taking place in the Oasis Church (1205 Rogers Way) on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 pm.

Luminous Voices’ programme includes ethereal, translucent, and serene works of haunting beauty by Maurice Ravel, Lili Boulanger, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The highlight of the concert is Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, one of the most widely loved requiems. His Requiem depicts the timelessness of human existence, human longings, profound sorrow, fear of the unknown, as well as light, hope, and peace, forming a perfect harmonious unity.

Joining the orchestra on stage are two soloists: soprano Magdalena How and baritone Philip Wing.
Magdalena How is a Master’s student in Opera Performance at UBC. She began to study voice at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music at age 16 and has loved it ever since. She has performed in numerous opera roles throughout her studies, as well as singing as a soloist at a number of concerts and other events. When Magdalena is not singing, she can be frequently found knitting, baking, or enjoying a fantasy novel.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Philip Wing is also a Master’s student in Opera Performance at UBC. His first role was as a dead body in a UBC Opera production and likes to think that he’s been moving up in world ever since, having been in productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte, Puts’ Silent Night, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, and Weinberg’s The Passenger to name just a few.

Also joining the orchestra on stage is the KSO Chorus. Leading the orchestra and singers is Music Director Emeritus, Bruce Dunn.

We have been waiting two years to bring this concert to the stage since its original date of April 2020, and are very pleased to be re-mounting this soothing and peaceful concert. Executive director Daniel Mills said, “We are thrilled to be bringing back Music Director Emeritus Bruce Dunn to remount this concert of truly stunning music and are very happy to have the KSO Chorus back again this Season. It will be an exquisite experience that will start an intensive week of music-making from the Kamloops Symphony.”

Following Luminous Voices we are presenting the rescheduled performance of iskwē & the KSO on Thursday, April 21, and will conclude the 2021-22 Season with Beethoven & Tabla on Saturday, April 23, both in Sagebrush Theatre.

Tickets are $40 for Adults, $15 for Youth (under 19), and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office by calling 250-374-54583 or going to kamloopslive.ca.