Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm
(200 Kenny in St. Boniface)
Curator/Conductor: Mel Braun
Imagine the squeal and squeak of wooden wheels turning on wooden axles. Louis Riel’s Manitoba was filled with the sound of Red River carts, fiddles and voices. Join Camerata Nova and violinist/fiddler Claudine St-Arnauld in a celebration of poetry, music and wood-on-wood technology of the 1870s featuring the songs of Métis bard Pierre Falcon. Camerata Nova has also commissioned a new work by Manitoba Métis composer Eliot Britton. Plus, a surprise guest is in the works…
Concert Supporter: Tire Stewardship Manitoba
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Westminster United Church (745 Westminster)
Curator/Conductor: John Wiens
Camerata Nova presents an early music extravaganza with an expanded period choir, soloists and ten top period instrumentalists. In a mere 40 years, Andrea Gabrieli and his nephew Giovanni Gabrieli transformed the entire face of Renaissance music and, in the process, changed the old city of Venice into a cultural magnet of Europe. Featuring local soloists including Dan Peasgood, Dayna Lamothe and more. This will be a thrilling choral blockbuster of music never performed before in Manitoba – not to be missed!
Special thanks to our concert supporters: Drs. Bill and Elizabeth Tippett-Pope.
Pre-concert talk at 6;45 on Saturday and 2:15 on Sunday.
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
(corner of Wardlaw and Nassau)
Curator/Conductor: Vic Pankratz
We are proud to present Snow Angel, a five-movement work by Canadian Sarah Quartel exploring love, rebirth and beauty through the eyes of children. A children’s chorus from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Sistema music program and the talented Winnipeg teenage cellist Juliana Moroz will join Camerata Nova to perform this internationally acclaimed work. Three renditions of O Magnum Mysterium, Canadian carols and arrangements, sing-alongs and a suite of Santa Claus songs from Andrew.
“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.
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 […]
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You could hear them coming from miles away. Those Red River Carts, using no axle grease,were the soundscape of the prairies, the pride of the Metis traders. Made entirely of wood, lashed together with rawhide, able to carry vast loads and negotiate anything the Red River Valley topography could throw at them, the Red River […]
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Run, Freddy, Run! is second installment in a set of pieces that looks at Manitoba’s heirloom bison culture. The text is constructed form bison themed varia copied down during my post PhD gap year in Winnipeg. One can’t get far in MB without encountering a bison branded object, organization, business or activity. For example, I […]