Upcoming Artio Performances
Saturday, December 10, 2017
Bella Concert Hall 3:00 p.m.
MRUs annual Winter Fantasia event will feature performances by the Conservatory Sinfonia together with Mount Royal Arietta, Aria, and Arioso as well as students from Speech Arts and Drama. Artio will also appear on this concert performance to sing and add a unique soundscape to the dramatic telling of the story "A Christmas Wish".
Sounds of the Season
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bella Concert Hall 2:00pm & 7:30 p.m.
MRUs annual Christmas Concert event will feature performances by Artio, Kantorei, Zhi Yin, and the Calgary Youth Orchestra. This annual event will feature a variety of musical works, sing-alongs, and seasonal favourites.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Bella Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.
Artio's adventurous group of choral theatre artists will join experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq on stageat the Bella Concert Hall
Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her third album, Animism. The album disrupted the music world in Canada and beyond with its powerfully original vision. Her critically acclaimed follow-up, Retribution, is an even more musically aggressive, more aggressively political, more challenging, more spine-tingling and more powerful masterpiece.
Recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, Tagaq challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and post-colonial issues in her work.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (3 Performances as part of the Unison Festival)
Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm & 7:30pm
MRU Nickle Theatre
Artio’s choral theatre artists present "Lacrimosa". In collaboration with choreographers Mark Ikeda and Alen Chaudry, aerial straps artist Patrick Chan, and set designer Terry Gunvordhal, Artio explores a difficult but all too common theme throughout human history. The sad reality that often the catalyst for change come as a result of the suffering and death of an individual. Someone whose sacrifice compels and sparks the flames of large scale societal change.