Tickets: Season 8 (22-23)

Season 8 consists of four concert series, a pub concert and a few other yet-to-be-announced events.

Helios Love's Labour's Lost poster

Love's Labour's Lost

February 11-12, 2023

Saturday at 7:30pm at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Sunday at 3:00pm at The Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, Arizona

“Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but love.”

This familiar quote from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in many ways frames the Renaissance preoccupation with courtly love and loss. With the intensity of first love and admiration, to the fear of rejection and heart-break, early music paved the way for the romantic pop songs and slow jams of today. They even titillated listeners with double entendre and hidden meanings that circumvented the polite manners of the court. So bring your sweetheart and get an early start on Valentine’s Day with beautiful strains of love.

Helios a Modern Renaissance poster

A Modern Renaissance

April 15-16, 2023

Saturday at 7:30pm at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Sunday at 3:00pm at The Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, Arizona

Renewal and rebirth are hallmarks of the Renaissance. The final performance of the season brings this to life with music that was forward thinking and challenging to listeners of the time. We also present a set of pieces whose missing parts were reconstructed by a modern master and a first for Helios: a world premier. We will also be joined by additional musicians to help recreate and reimagine some of the most beautiful compositions of master composer Claudio Monteverdi.

Previous Events this Season

Helios Pillars of the Earth Poster

Pillars of the Earth

September 17-18, 2022

Saturday at 7:30pm at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Sunday at 3:00pm at The Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, Arizona

The power centers of the European Renaissance not only had financial and military strength, but also strength in the arts. Nowhere else is this more evident than in the construction of major cathedrals and public buildings that served a variety of purposes including civic spaces, religious rites, and economic trade. Music played a predominant role in the celebrations and ceremonies of their lives and the life of the city. It also was a way to show dominance through expression, devotion, and innovation. Sparkling madrigals and chanson as well as sublimely rich examples of piety were on display for the elevation of their unique cultures, faith, and cities. Milan, Reims, Dresden, and Toledo are four such pillars that left their mark on the vocal arts with innovation, sublime beauty, and extensive influence.

Helios Lift a Pint poster

Lift a Pint

October 16, 2022

Sunday at 6:00pm at The Newton in Phoenix, Arizona

Our annual celebration of song and spirits continues with English pub songs, rounds, and madrigals. You will also have the opportunity to sing a song or two with Helios as well as be part of our ever-popular joke contest. Have a rollicking good time with the singers of Helios and maybe lift a pint of your favorite beverage served by First Draft Book Bar (beer, tea, and coffee).

Helios a winter's tale poster

CANCELED:
A Winter's Tale

November 12-13, 2022

Saturday at 7:30pm at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Sunday at 3:00pm at The Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, Arizona

Due to temporary illness this program has been canceled.
Refunds will be processed ASAP.