SUU’s Luminosa Choir Performs Anthems for Peace

Published: April 07, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU Luminosa ChoirSUU’s Luminosa Choir will share an evening of peace with their concert titled, Anthem for Peace, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. All of the songs will be a call for peace in some form. One of them calls for literal peace between people and nations. Another calls for peace of conscience through enlightenment. One calls for peace in the form of solitude and rest. This concert is free and open to the public.

Ashley Stackhouse, Director of Luminosa, shares, “The world has been in so much turmoil lately. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, forgotten, scared, or helpless in these trying times. It is my belief, however, that there is always a way forward to peace. This concert is one small way for Luminosa to help bring an evening of peace to those in attendance. The students have been working so hard to create a concert that will be a meaningful experience for all. I hope you join us!”

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.”

Maddisyn Myers, a junior studying Secondary Choral Music Education from Bullhead City, Arizona, says, “Being such a small ensemble means communication and dedication are crucial. We’ve definitely learned that this semester. With that being said, I think we all work well together and have a great group dynamic. My favorite part about working on this concert is the true meaning behind it: peace. There is a lot of negativity going on in the world right now and peace is lacking. It can be difficult for people to find that sense of peace in times of trouble, but if we can provide even a little bit of peace through our music, we can make a difference. I’m excited to showcase that to the community!”

Experience anthems for peace at the Luminosa Choir’s concert on April 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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