Helios seeks to illuminate music of an earlier age in a way that also celebrates the aesthetic sensibilities of today. Early music does not belong in the dustbin of history, only to be shaken off to fulfill a curriculum design. Nor does it belong on a pedestal, out of reach and out of mind. It belongs in the light of our every day to exalt us. We do not seek to recreate the past, but rather to create an experience which connects us all.
Helios celebrates the beautifully and creatively crafted music of our artistic ancestors. We celebrate the triumph of history’s greatest composers whose innovations paved the way for music as we now know it. We celebrate the greatness of the marginalized composers whose female, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Jewish voices have been neglected through the centuries. We celebrate our ability to time travel through the aesthetics and sentiments of early music. But mostly, we celebrate the shared experience of music that has the power to transform us and transport us, performed by the ensemble called Helios.
Illuminating early vocal music for contemporary audiences through powerful performance.
Each of the seven accomplished singers is an equal partner in all aspects of artistic direction.
Helios strives to create an organizational structure with a new model of transparency and sustainability.
We see to serve our community, locally and globally, with extraordinary experiences of compelling early music.