Winnipeg Singers consists of 24 trained voices under the direction of Yuri Klaz. Four concerts are performed each season.
The Winnipeg Singers
The Winnipeg Singers consists of 24 trained voices. The Singers regularly appear as guests of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and have given concerts and workshops for social agencies, business firms, and schools. read more –>
Yuri Klaz, celebrates his 15th season as Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Singers. Born in Russia, he was awarded the prestigious title, "Honoured Artist of Russia" by decree of President Boris Yeltzin in 1995. Mr. Klaz came to Canada in 2000. read more –>
Best Choir at International Festival
The highlight of The Winnipeg Singers' European Tour, July 2016, took place at the Florence International Choir Festival where the Singers were the winners of the Golden David, the award that goes to the best overall choir at the competition. The Singers also won two of the three categories they entered: chamber choir and sacred. Read more –>
SEASON 47 – 2019/20 Concerts
Our 47th season is made up of 4 outstanding concerts. Take a quick look here.
A delightful dozen
Looking back on a season of classical music
Music Matters by: Holly Harris
What a strange and wondrous sight to see Georgian folk song and chant male choir, the Didgori Ensemble share the stage with The Winnipeg Singers June 4. The concert also marked the first time since the 1970s that a Georgian choir has toured Canada, including appearing locally. The six-member vocal group dressed in full traditional robes, performing an ancient round dance to their own penetrating vocals before joining the Singers onstage for an East-meets-West grand finale is a sight and sound not soon forgotten.
what people are saying about the Winnipeg Singers
"The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Winnipeg Singers presented a stellar concert tonight .....an amazing evening."
"Moments of transcendence. It was a privilege to be there!"
"Overwhelmingly marvelous. Congratulations to...the choir and MCO for executing everything in such a precise manner."
"The Nov. 7 Wpg Singers/MCO concert will stand out as one of the most memorable for the entire season! The music was superbly presented and indeed very moving."
"An exquisite and moving performance of the 3 selections. They were all so delicate and sublimely expressive that in the Arvo Paert I felt like we were in a monastery and even heard hints of Carol Orff's Carmina Burana. Wonderfully complex accompaniment in the orchestra and the sound track. The Sunrise Mass was...brilliantly bright and uplifting. The choir is sounding so refined and polished in these works. Thank you for a most beautiful and reflectively emotional evening. You have surpassed yourself in excellence again and we have heard it."