Entries by Karine Beaudette

The Hermetic Ode: A fusion of many arts

  by Michael McKay, curator, conductor, narrator of The Hermetic Ode _____________________________ A few years ago, I was sitting in a friend’s car. (The friend is Camerata Nova tenor Michael Schellenberg.) We were having one of many long discussions about esoteric matters after rehearsal—as was our wont at the time. He proposed a concert idea he wanted […]

Take the Indian: A vocal reflection on missing children

  by Andrew Balfour, ward of the state #1389 _____________________________ Composition by Andrew Balfour Conductor, Mel Braun Performed by Camerata Nova Cello – Yuri Hooker Alto solo – Angela Neufeld Wounded Indian – Andrew Balfour  [table id=1 /] Take the Indian is a work that has been on my mind for some time. The history […]

Choral Alchemy: A look at our 2014-15 Season

Alchemy means transformation: magical or scientific, the use of rituals, experiments, symbols and spells. Base metals can turn into gold or, more difficult, base humanity can attain the spiritual. Our last concert of the 2014-15 season, The Hermetic Ode: Choral Alchemy is focused on this topic but, when I think about it, much of what Camerata […]

Red & White Unplugged: A night of firsts!

by Vince Fontaine May 15th marks the date when Indian City and Camerata Nova come together at the West End Cultural Centre for a unique music collaboration. Kind of a east-meets-west or north-meets-south. Red & White Unplugged promises to be a wonderful night of firsts. Pop acoustic meets modern vocal tradition, arriving on the canvas […]


Susie Napper is one of the two viola da gamba players (the other being Margaret Little) who form Les Voix humaines, the distinguished guests of Camerata Nova for the upcoming concert Perchance to Dreame… The concert, also featuring renowned tenor Charles Daniels and lutenist Sylvain Bergeron, will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:00 […]

Camerata Nova’s 2013-2014 Season

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something red…? President of the Board, Sandi Mielitz, gives her own spin on the upcoming season. Camerata Nova has two mottoes: “a group without fear” and “you never know what you’re going to get…” They both apply, in spades, to our 2013-2014 season! Following is an inside look into […]

The Online Auction is now closed / L’encan en ligne est maintenant terminé

Camerata Nova thanks everyone for participating in the online auction! Congratulations to all the winners – we hope you enjoy your prizes! If you haven’t claimed yours yet, please contact us at info@cameratanova.com or at 204.918.4547. We appreciate all your contributions to our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps… Thanks again! Camerata Nova remercie toutes […]