Stepping Into the Light with Luminosa’s First Concert

Published: February 25, 2021 | Author: Emily Marie Cacho | Category: Arts

The SUU Music Department is rolling out a new and exciting concert this spring. This concert, titled Into the Light, will be Luminosa’s first solo concert. Luminosa is a treble choir and they are very excited for the opportunity to share their talents with the SUU and the Cedar City community. Into the Light will be live-streamed at www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html on March 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.SUU Vocal Student

Luminosa is an auditioned choir specifically designed to provide a choral experience for treble voices, focusing on the exploration of quality literature from various stylistic and historical periods, and the development of vocal, choral, and musical skills. Luminosa is a Spanish word meaning, “full of light,” which was the inspiration for the title of the concert, Into the Light.

Maddisyn Myers, a sophomore music education major and member of Luminosa, talks about her experience working on Into the Light, “Luminosa has never had their own concert. I am most excited to show off all of our hard work and really bring some attention to the Music Department. I am also excited that we have been under the direction of Ashley Stackhouse. She is so fun to work with and she is doing phenomenal things with us.”

Ashley Stackhouse, choral director of Luminosa, speaks about her experience working on this concert, “Working with the incredible adults that make up Luminosa has been a dream come true for me. This is a very dedicated class. They focus, work hard, and we have lots of fun working together! The music we have been working on for this concert tells a story of overcoming many different hardships and tragedies, ranging from a girl learning the work and effort that goes into growing a garden, to poetry about the beauty of life written by a child being held in a concentration camp in the Czech Republic during WWII. I think the message of this concert is so important for the times we are living in today. Each of my students, and myself, are facing silent hardships individually, and loud hardships collectively. The message that every darkness is followed by light is so crucial. As I am a believer that music at its essence is a form of light itself, I believe that this concert will be a shining beacon to everyone who takes the time to listen.”

SUU’s Music Department is following all COVID-19 guidelines and keeping audiences safe by having their concerts live-streamed with no live audience attending. “One of the hardest challenges that all choir students face due to COVID would be making connections. In a choral setting, we really have to get involved in the music and connect with each other. Having to wear masks and social distance truly affects that. However, we try our best and Luminosa is like one giant family. We bond and work extremely well together,” Myers states.

To enjoy this brand new and exciting concert, please visit http://www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit the College of Performing and Visual Arts.

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