Still glowing from its 20th anniversary, Camerata Nova starts a new decade with a season that goes out of bounds and delves into the deep heritage of choral music while taking daring strides with new material. As usual, Andrew Balfour and the Camerata Nova team colour vibrantly outside the lines. Highlights include three very different […]
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Get in the festive spirit! Before you take the kids to the Santa Claus parade, enjoy a light holiday concert with Camerata Nova at the Atrium of the Manitoba Hydro Building. The free performance features Christmas classics and a sing-along. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm.
We have made some changes to our creative team. Joining Andrew Balfour and Mel Braun is Vic Pankratz. Vic brings his creativity, experience and knowledge of choral repertoire to our group. You’ll get your first taste of his exciting output with Camerata Nova at Euro Nova. We also welcome the passionate and equally knowledgeable, John […]
The internationally acclaimed group Ensemble Caprice invited Andrew to collaborate on a composition and perform in La Grande Gigue, a Métis-themed concert that they presented at the 14th Montreal Baroque Festival on June 24th. The experience was a major feather in Andrew’s cap and helped Camerata Nova get closer to the movers and shakers in […]
___________________________________________________________ What does it mean in the political climate of 2016 that Andrew Balfour is my brother? Andrew is a First Nations man of Cree descent. I, along with the rest of our family, am white, of Scottish descent. That is not insignificant, as Andrew’s work Take the Indian so poignantly highlights. I know that […]
By John Wiens Musicians hold a special place in history because they are often revealing about life and thought in a fairly audible way. England’s rulers were consistently kind to their musicians. Taverner, Tallis, and Byrd all had their run-ins with the law, but none were found guilty. Back when not being the right religion […]
Congratulations to the Kelvin High School Senior Chamber Choir who were awarded the Camerata Nova Bursary at the 2016 Winnipeg Music Festival for their excellent rendition of Giuseppe Pitoni’s Cantate Domino, as arranged by Norman Greyson. The bursary is awarded to the most outstanding performance of early music by a vocalist or choir.
By Mel Braun Our next concert, nortendluvsongs*, celebrates Winnipeg’s North End as a gateway for immigrants, a place where so many immigrant cultures have flourished, a place which has very much shaped the soul of our city. We open both halves of the program with First Nations voices, Katherena Vermette/Andrew Balfour (Selkirk Avenue – a […]
By Ross Brownlee In Part 2, we explore more of the weird and wonderful instruments that Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) himself would have used and that will be part of the concert Praetorius Christmas Mass that we are presenting. The woodcuts that accompany this article were published in his book Syntagma musicum, published in 1619. Crumhorn […]
By Ross Brownlee Michael Praetorius was not only a fine and masterful composer; he was also a virtuoso organist and instrument builder. The woodcuts that he published in his book Syntagma Musicum, which depict with scientific accuracy the dimensions of the common instruments of his time, have become invaluable in the modern recreation of these […]
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