Concerts and Events

The Winnipeg Singers’ concerts bring outstanding and inspiring performances of choral excellence to its audiences through a variety of musical styles.

Concerts and Events

Yuri Klaz, Artistic Director

Yuri Klaz, Artistic Director

Welcome to the 41st season of The Winnipeg Singers.

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Crescent Fort Rouge United Church will host all performances.

Seasons subscriptions are available by contacting Pat Wray, Executive Director (204) 417-5562 or

Tickets are also available through McNally booksellers or at the door.

Concert 1

“Happy Birthday, Ben! Love, Cecilia.”

Friday, November 22, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. with Lottie Enns-Braun, organist

For the longest time, British composer Benjamin Britten wanted to write a piece in honour of St. Cecilia, and he had three good reasons to do so: firstly, he was born on November 22, the feast day of St. Cecilia; secondly, St. Cecilia was the patron saint of music; and lastly, there is a long tradition in England of writing odes and songs to St. Cecilia. Join us on November

22 as we celebrate St. Cecilia’s Day with odes in her honour by Britten himself, as well as Henry Purcell, Victor Mio, and a new one by our own Michael McKay, commissioned by the Winnipeg Singers. We’ll also celebrate Britten’s 100th birthday with a collection of his finest choral works, including Festival Te Deum, Rejoice in the Lamb, and excerpts from Sacred and Profane... and birthday cake!

Concert 2

Christmas around the World

Friday, December 13, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. with special guest Santa

Join us for a special Friday evening event, as Santa travels around the world with two young guests. Experience Santa’s journey through the world’s most beloved carols. The Winnipeg Singers are excited to collaborate with the Steinbach Regional Secondary School Chamber Choir, directed by our own Kristel Peters. Afterwards, take your taste buds on a trip by sampling wines from around the world.

Concert 3

Icons & Incense IV: Music of the Orthodox Tradition

Sunday, February 9, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy the fourth presentation of our popular series Icons and Incense. This year our major work will be Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Rachmaninoff, one of the most popular works of the Russian Orthodox choral tradition. We will also debut a unique Canadian mass, combining movements by Imant Raminsh, Ruth Watson-Henderson, Jeff Enns, Matthew Emery and Leonard Enns.

Concert 4

Masquerade! Music of the Stage

Sunday, May 11, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.

Guest artists Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

Get ready for the conclusion of our season with a dramatic presentation of music of the stage! Starting with the opulent spectacles of Renaissance Florence, we will move through the operatic reforms of Christoph Gluck and the grand choruses of nineteenth-century opera, to Gilbert & Sullivan, to the more modern hits of Bernstein, Boublil & Schönberg, and Lloyd Web- ber. And what would music theatre be without dance? We welcome Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers to enrich our music theatre journey.



The WSO’s New Music Festival opening night

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Centennial Concert Hall

The world-renowned Hilliard Ensemble in their farewell tour, featuring The Winnipeg Singers, performing Arvo Pärt’s “Litany”

The Winnipeg Singers 2nd Annual Fundraising Social

February 22, 2014
Venue TBA

Annual Fundraiser Dinner


SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2014, 6:30 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, MB

Fantastic food catered by Russian chef Marina Sawatzki and New Style Catering, silent auction, cash bar and best of all is the delightful entertainment provided by our WINNIPEG SINGERS!

$75 (tax receipt issued)

Tickets available by calling Noreen (204) 772-8113 or Ron (204) 885-1060