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7:30 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 

Winspear Centre

featuring Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living and the world premiere of Song of the Future, commissioned from composer John Estacio.

Jordan Van Biert Conductor

Kim Cousineau Piano


Cara Lianne McLeod, Soprano

Taylor Fawcett, Tenor

Chronos Vocal Ensemble

and full orchestra

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Vocal Alchemy will be taking the stage at Edmonton's Winspear Centre for its largest production ever!

This exciting anniversary, supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation and a group of generous sponsors and donors, will feature a performance of Dan Forrest's dramatic Requiem for the Living in collaboration with Chronos Vocal Ensemble. Our combined forces last performed this powerful work in November 2019... and this time we'll have a full symphony orchestra! 

This performance will also feature the premiere of Song of the Future for choir, piano and strings, commissioned by Vocal Alchemy from Edmonton-based composer John Estacio. The text was commissioned from Alice Major, Edmonton's first Poet Laureate.


This concert was made possible through a grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Thank You to Our 20th Anniversary Concert Sponsors

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Tickets are now available through Vocal Alchemy members, or online until NOON on Tuesday, November 29 - just hit the button below to purchase now with secure credit card payment. 


Tickets are available in three seating levels:

  • Orchestra (main floor) - $37

  • Terrace (raised area around main floor) - $55

  • Dress Circle (first balcony) - $75

To support the choir and get tickets for all three concerts of our season, order your season subscription! Priced at $80 and including a premium Terrace seat for the Winspear concert, a subscription offers a savings of $25 over door pricing.


Click here to place your order for a season subscription. Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card or cheque.  

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Meet the soloists

Taylor Fawcett 

Taylor is versatile singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with experience across a variety of genres. Recent roles include Parpignol in La Boheme, Desi in Indians on Vacation, The Lover in Il Tabarro, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance  and Tony in West Side Story, for companies including Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera, Pop Goes the Opera! Echo Players and Festival Players.

Taylor’s vocal work also includes studio and live performances with The Tenors, Six Minute Warning and Tenore. A highlight this year was appearing on Canada’s Got Talent with Volare Tenors, an ensemble with which Taylor performs, arranges, and produces.

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Cara Lianne  McLeod

Praised by Opera Canada for her enviable clarity of tone, Cara has performed operatic roles including: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Nedda in Pagliacci, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, and most recently Queen Elisabetta in Roberto Devereux for companies including Edmonton Opera. She has also been a soloist in a diversity of genres, with orchestras across western Canada.

Three recent highlights in Cara’s diverse career include appearing in the CBC Documentary The Musical Animal; completing a 26-performance outdoor concert series with Emilio De Mercato; and the releasing My Love, her debut single.

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