Experience the poignant drama of a Manitoba Indigenous hunter/trapper who signs up to fight in World War I. Join conductor Mel Braun and composer/singer/Artistic Director Andrew Balfour with Indigenous cellist Cris Derksen, traditional drummer/singer Cory Campbell and the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir, among other guest artists. Beauty and drama that is 100 years young. This concert also features Herbert Howells’ Requiem, a masterwork on the death of his son.
Fallen is the second concert in a series dedicated to truth and reconciliation. In 2020, look for our third concert, Captive, expressing the power and sadness of Indigenous incarceration.
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Ave)
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm and Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Venue: Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.)
Curator/Conductor: Mel Braun & Vic Pankratz
Every few years, we kick back to just have fun with friends and fans. For this special Park Theatre event, Camerata Nova will present great folk and pop standards as well as recent tunes by cool, local artists. From The Wailin’ Jennys to The Guess Who, from Joni Mitchell to Royal Canoe, from KD Lang to JP Hoe, we’ll celebrate our “wheatfield soul” in all its diversity. Led by Mel Braun and Vic Pankratz and featuring a 4-piece house band of talented musicians, Camerata will turn the Park Theatre into your favourite coffee house. Come join us and blow away your winter blues!
There are many rumours surrounding Henry Purcell (1659-1695), considered the greatest English Baroque composer. One says that he died of chocolate poisoning! Another, that he caught a chill when his wife locked him out in the rain. Stories of Purcell’s triumphant rise and sudden death at age 36 will be woven around some of the most glorious choral music of the age, including My Heart is Inditing, Hear My Prayer, O Lord and Three Funeral Sentences. We are thrilled to feature top Canadian counter-tenor Daniel Cabena, who will be joined by Winnipeg soloists, an early music string quintet and continuo organist. A concert as luscious as the finest chocolat noir!
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (corner of Wardlaw and Nassau)
“You never know what you’re going to get…” Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing Renaissance, contemporary, and Indigenous-infused music. Often singing a cappella, the group also enjoys innovative collaborations and accompaniment from all kinds of instruments and soundscapes. Since 1996, the group has continually accented the unusual, offering authentic early music performances, premières of Manitoba compositions, and an eclectic array in between. Camerata Nova has issued four CDs: Camerata Nova, Mystica, Nova Noël, and Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America, as well as the DVD Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights). Camerata Nova is led by a group of extraordinary individuals: Artistic Director and Resident Composer Andrew Balfour, and Conductors/Curators Mel Braun, Vic Pankratz and John Wiens.
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This past November 2018, Camerata Nova performed Fallen, the second concert in our Truth and Reconciliation series. Here’s what Camerata Nova’s Artistic Director, and Fallen composer, Andrew Balfour, had to say about it.
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Every few years, we kick back to just have fun with friends and fans. For this special Park Theatre event, Camerata Nova will present great folk and pop standards as well as recent tunes by cool, local artists.
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