2017 Festival Concerts

CONCERTS

May 20 | Song & Aria Showcase
Knoppers Hall, The Kings University, 9125 50 Street NW, Edmonton
7:30 PM

The talents and skills of the participants of 2017’s Ten Day Program participants are showcased in this sensational concert featuring an array of operatic and musical theatre repertoire to highlight and exalt the beauty of the voices of these exceptional emerging artists.

May 27 | Vocal Gems Concert
Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
7:30 PM

A spectacular evening of masterful artistry.   Join us once again for an evening of brilliant arias and musical theatre hits performed by our amazing cast of talented principal emerging singers and collaborative pianists.

June 2 | Divas of the Night
Convocation hall, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
7:30 pm

Join the ladies of NUOVA for scene excerpts featuring some of the best female roles in opera and musical theatre. This night of staged excerpts will feature highlights from famous operatic and musical theatre works in one evening.

June 3 | Songs from Asia
Ukrainian National Federation Hall, 10629 98 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
7:30 PM

As part of this year’s celebration of Canada 150, the Festival is highlighting the musical and performance culture brought to our lands by immigrants from Eastern Europe and Asia. This Asian Fusion concert will feature this year’s emerging artists with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese heritage alongside their colleagues from across the country in a very special night of rarely heard song, Chinese opera, thematic western opera and so much more.

June 4 | Music for Contemplation | Sacred Song Concert & Tea
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
1:30 PM

Let us lift your spirits with the beauty of musical words of praise. This concert will feature many excerpts from famous oratorios, sacred gospel and art song, new and old. Join us afterwards in the church hall for a special afternoon tea by donation and meet the artists. Delicious culinary treats will be provided by La Favorite Pastry Shop.

June 17 | Letters Home
A Celebration of the Early Canadian Settlers
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
7:30 PM

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, we present a unique concert extolling the experience of both the immigrant and indigenous Canadian communities. The concert includes the Alberta premier of Ken Nichols’ and Mark Morris’ “Letters Home”, a semi-staged song-cycle featuring letters from early pioneer settlers in Southern Alberta (written for a tenor, soprano, pianist and string quartet) alongside Sir Ernest MacMillan’s “Three Songs from the West Coast”, a song cycle based on indigenous texts from the Tsimshian People group from around the Skeena and Nass Rivers. The text of these songs were translated into English by Duncan Cambell Scot.

Song Soirées

May 31 | Eastern European Song Soirée 
June 7 | French Song Soirée
June 14 | German Song Soirée

Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
7:30 PM

NUOVA is all about the musical adventures that come from the exploration of great music.  Join us for an intimate gathering where audiences and performers share in the creative genius of musicians from different eras, genres and nationalities.  Experience the beauty and diversity of our singers and pianists as they interpret the thoughts and feelings of a variety of composers spanning music history.