Helios Vocal Ensemble presents An Illuminated Christmas
St. George's Round Church,
2222 Brunswick St, Halifax.
Admission is by donation.
"An Illuminated Christmas" offers an evening of beauty and calm within the busy holiday season, in the warm, bright acoustics of Saint George's Round Church. This year’s programme will feature Renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others, as well as carols ancient and modern from the Old and New Worlds.
Founded in 2015, Helios Vocal Ensemble is Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, performing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance and beyond. Its members include Eszter Horvath, former music director at All Saints Cathedral, Halifax; Elisabeth Stones, National Youth Choir alumna; Andrew Pickett, former lay clerk at Manchester Cathedral; Garth MacPhee, music director at St George’s Round Church, Halifax; and John Mark Dawson, former boy chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. They made their Indian River Festival début in 2016, and will perform for Cecilia Concerts and the Three Churches Festival in 2017.
Eszter Horvath is the 2016 Kenneth Elloway Award winner.