Congratulations are in order for alto Anya Trudeau, who in her first semester on campus, successfully auditioned for and was placed in University of Maryland's top choral ensemble, the UMD Chamber Singers, joining other Lux members John-Paul Teti and Collin Power. The UMD Chamber Singers have achieved international renown with acclaimed performances of the most challenging repertoire ranging from the 16th through the 21st centuries. In addition to regularly singing under founding director Edward Maclary, the Chamber Singers work with internationally renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Helmuth Rilling, Rinaldo Alessandrini, and Iván Fischer. Congrats, Anya!
Baritone Collin Power is very excited to be singing the role of Boaz in César Franck's oratorio, Ruth. On September 15, Collin will perform, along with some other fantastic musicians, at Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD. Inspired by the themes and events of the biblical story, profits from this event will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to support their humanitarian efforts with refugees. In lieu of tickets there is a $15 suggested donation. For more information, click the button below!
We're very excited to announce that, as of Saturday, August 11, we have added a new "Listen" page to our website! Previously, under our "Media" heading, we had a page full of our YouTube videos for you to enjoy some of our video footage from concerts past. Now you can enjoy some samples of our studio recordings as well! Use the buttons below to visit our newly minted "Listen" & "Watch" pages.
Congratulations to Amanda Densmoor who just has not stopped performing this summer! (You'd think she likes it or something...) Earlier today, Amanda performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Sykesville, MD! Enjoy some pictures from the event below.
As we begin to close out our season, we'd like to extend our thanks to Christ Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburg College, and our entire audience last Sunday. What a wonderful way to end our season! Audience members traveled from as far as Washington, D.C. to gather for a wonderful afternoon of music, and for the final performance of our Journey of Life program. We hope you enjoyed experiencing it as much as we did performing it! Enjoy some photos from the day captured by our own singers below:
We're incredibly proud and excited to announce that we will be featured as Classical MPR's Featured Choral Album of the Week! Lux now stands alongside other winners such as Voces8, Tenebrae, The Sixteen, Blue Heron, The Crossing, and more. Tune in at 12 pm EST (using the "Read More" button below) to listen to selections from our newest release Now Ye Heavenly Powers.
While we have had to say quite a few goodbyes this past week, we are ecstatic to welcome back soprano Eby Buscher from Urbania, Italy! As an artist in the Si Parla, Si Canta summer program, she took intensive Italian classes, studied Italian art song with elite vocal coaches, and performed opera scenes in recitals across Italy. We're excited for Eby to join us for the July portion of our season: she'll be singing with us on our recording project this month, and you can see her in our July 22 concert! Enjoy pictures below of her time in Italy.
Last weekend, we continued our goodbyes by watching as Hannah left town from her administrative internship at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. She enjoyed her time in the Nation's capital thoroughly, and hopes to come back in the near future. While she goes back to her home in New Jersey now, we can't wait to see her again for our concert in Gettysburg. Below you'll find a slideshow of a few pictures from her internship. Thanks for a wonderful season, and see you soon, Hannah!