Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing medieval, Renaissance, contemporary and Aboriginal-infused music. Often singing a cappella, the group also enjoys accompaniment from didgeridoos, crystal bowls, strings, all kinds of percussion, and/or early instruments. Since 1996, they've continued to push the envelope, offering authentic early music performances, premieres of Manitoba compositions and an eclectic array in between. Camerata Nova is led by a quartet of extraordinary individuals: Artistic Director and Resident Composer Andrew Balfour, and Music Directors Mel Braun and Ross Brownlee.
A special performance of composer Andrew Balfour’s original work Take the Indian: A Vocal Reflection on Missing Children will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The evening will include a traditional ceremony and a panel discussion with Indigenous Elders and others.
Balfour, who is of Cree descent, created this moving piece about the dark legacy of Indian residential schools after attending hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Check out a blog posting, written by Balfour’s sister Shelagh for more on Andrew in her post ‘About Andrew, my brother“.
The CMHR has helped organize this event as part of its commitment to contribute to the national conversation about reconciliation in diverse and meaningful ways. Those who attend will receive a free Museum pass so they can explore The Witness Blanket, a powerful art installation made from 800 pieces of residential schools from all across Canada, before the exhibition closes on June 25.
http://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20th_logo_e.png00Matt Schellenberghttp://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20th_logo_e.pngMatt Schellenberg2016-05-25 12:40:372016-05-25 14:01:07'Take the Indian' at CMHR