About Helios

 

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, nor does it belong on a pedestal. 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.

 

We celebrate the triumph of our musical ancestors, composers whose innovations paved the way for music as we now know it. We celebrate the greatness of the marginalized and underrepresented composers whose female, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Jewish voices have been neglected through the centuries. The fire that fuels Helios is the celebration of early music which has the power to transform and transport humankind. All of this is brought to the world by seven accomplished and dedicated singers who are equal partners in all aspects of artistic direction and share a love of early music.

Our Mission

We illuminate early vocal music for contemporary audiences through powerful performance.

Our Vision

  • Helios seeks to serve our community, locally and globally, with extraordinary experiences of compelling early music.

  • Helios strives to create an organizational structure with a new model of transparency and sustainability.