Experience the poignant drama of World War One from the eyes of Isaac, an Indigenous hunter/trapper, who joined the 107th “Timber Wolf” Battalion. Written by Andrew Balfour with librettist Tracey Nepinak, Notinikew (“he who takes part in war”) features half-Cree cellist/composer Cris Derksen, and the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir, among other guest artists. Fallen also features Herbert Howells’ Requiem, a masterwork on the death of his son.
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.
Cris Derksen is a celebrated Indigenous cellist/composer known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Originally from Northern Alberta, Cris has a line of chiefs from North Tall Cree reserve on her father’s side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s side. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple […]
http://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo.png00Roland Descambaulthttp://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo.pngRoland Descambault2018-09-21 16:05:242018-09-24 12:53:32Celebrated Indigenous Cellist/composer, Chris Derksen, Joining us for "Fallen"
From an early music mystery to the second concert in a trilogy dedicated to truth and reconciliation, Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear! Following a spectacular 22nd season, 2018-19 provides a thrilling range of music that highlights Manitoba performers and composers. Highlights include Fallen, the second concert in a series dedicated to truth […]
The following text will be published in the program for Red River Song, presented on April 28th and 29th: Red River Song is a celebration of Manitoba’s Métis heritage – from culture to carts. From the first decade of the 19th century through to the 1870s, the Métis people developed a way of life perfectly […]
http://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo.png00Chris Simonitehttp://cameratanova.com/16/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo.pngChris Simonite2018-04-26 22:09:552018-04-26 22:14:59Program Notes for Red River Song