Cochrane: Mass for Troubled Times

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Sun Nov 10 - Sat Nov 9

Luminous Voices, Calgary's new professional chamber choir, is excited to present an unforgettable Remembrance Day concert displaying the dramatic and flawless range of this highly skilled ensemble of singers. This concert is a shortened performance of their Calgary performance on November 10th in Calgary. “Mass for Troubled Times” is a program featuring Haydn's famous "Lord Nelson Mass" also known as his Mass for Troubled Times. The piece is named after Admiral Horatio Nelson who defeated Napoleon in the same year Haydn composed the piece. Haydn's chief biographer has written that this mass "is arguably Haydn's greatest single composition". This concert will also feature Timothy Corlis's "Missa Pax" (Mass for Peace) with clarinetist Krishan Power and pianist Cheryl Emery. "Missa Pax" draws on Corlis’ years of experience as a chorister in an Anglican boy’s school. It’s a fresh musical expression inspired by a text that has spoken for centuries about the topic of peace and about a spiritual love for earth.