Guitarist Daniel Turner and soprano Amelia DaigleGuitarist Daniel Turner and soprano Amelia Daigle will perform an alumni recital Saturday, Jan. 20.

Alumni duo to reprise European tour recital program

UWindsor music grads will perform in recital Saturday, reprising pieces they debuted in Europe this past summer.

Soprano Amelia Daigle (BMus 2012) and classical guitarist Daniel Turner (BMus 2019) perform as the duo Alma. They explore opera, art song, and Spanish zarzuela, a form of musical theatre in which the dramatic action is carried through an alternating combination of song and speech.

They were artists in residence this past summer at La Roche D’Hys Summer Music Festival in Burgundy, France, and presented several concerts in various cathedrals along the Camino Trail in August as part of the Camino Artes Guitar Festival in Carrión de los Condes, Spain. They have since been invited to perform in Berlin in September 2024.

Daigle is excited to be back at the University of Windsor, noting “being invited back as a guest performer after several years of travel, hard work, and lots of performing is a huge honour.”

The recital will feature songs normally performed with piano accompaniment arranged by Turner for voice and guitar.

Daigle says the program combines her passions for classical singing, movement, and theatre.

“It is almost like a mini opera where you can enjoy the story telling of a character in a more intimate setting.”

The recital is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Armouries Performance Hall at 37 University Ave. E. Tickets are available online or at the door; door sales are card only. Cash cannot be accepted.