Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Venue: Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Avenue, corner of Pritchard and MacGregor)
Curator : Andrew Balfour
Conductor : Mel Braun
Discover the beauty, intrigue, pride and sorrow of Canadian Indigenous music. Taken features the resonant legacy of traditional music, including the personal songs of elders. It also showcases three premières by Jeremy Dutcher, a New Brunswick Maliseet composer/vocal artist; Lindsay Knight (Eekwol), a composer and hip-hop artist extraordinaire from Saskatoon; and our own Andrew Balfour offering a dramatic work about Frobisher taking Inuit back to England as “curiosities.” Taken is Camerata Nova’s contribution to the national truth and reconciliation initiative.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Venue: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church (315 Munroe Avenue, at the corner of Brazier)
Conductor/Curator: John Wiens
To our great delight, John Wiens waves his magic wand over us again in 2017, offering contemplative a cappella early music at its finest – a perfect start to Easter week. Isolation features music and composers who express the depth and beauty of profound isolation, including Cardoso, Josquin des Prés, White, Créquillon, Browne and not-so-early Balfour. Despite some of this music being over 400 years old, it all points to catharsis in our own moment in time. We are thrilled to rediscover the beautiful acoustics of the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church for this concert.
“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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For its 2016-2017 season, Camerata Nova is offering you the chance to win a selection of wines from The Winehouse (value of $500). Tickets are available for $5 each and can be purchased by contacting Camerata Nova at email@example.com or 204.918.4547. The draw will be held at our April 9 performance of Isolation at St. […]
We will be participating in Canada Scene, a massive gathering of artists from across the country, organized by the National Arts Centre for the 150th anniversary of Canada. We will be travelling to Ottawa around June 17, 2017 and performing our Taken concert, which Manitobans get to hear first on March 4 and 5, 2017. […]
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