The Isabel Voices, featuring santur player, Sadaf Amini, and mezzo-soprano, Colleen Renihan, present John Burge's, Flight 752: Elegies, a poignant tribute to the lives lost in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. Through delicate melodies and mournful harmonies, Burge captures the profound grief and collective mourning that enveloped the world. Each note becomes a poignant brushstroke, painting a vivid portrait of shared loss and longing. This composition guides us through emotions ranging from profound sadness to solace and reflection, serving as a solemn reminder of life's fragility and the interconnectedness of humanity. It invites us to remember, honor, and cherish the precious lives that were lost in this heartbreaking event.
The Isabel Voices is an innovative vocal ensemble that embraces connection and collaboration, celebrating diverse musical expression through dynamic performances that reflect our contemporary world. We present curated annual concert seasons at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts to connect and inspire communities through the power of vocal music. Our performances are composed of solo and ensemble voices, focusing on collaboration with composers, and performing and visual artists. Celebrating diverse musical expression, The Isabel Voices is committed to shining a light on traditionally underrepresented groups, championing the creation of new work, and presenting eclectic performances each season.