Concerts

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

 
 

Concert 1

Thanksgiving and Remembrance

In collaboration with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 pm
Westminster United Church

745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The Winnipeg Singers and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra celebrate their 45th anniversary seasons with Arvo Pärt’s breathtaking Te Deum, conducted by Yuri Klaz. Not often performed, Te Deum uses Pärt’s characteristic tintinnabuli compositional style, which has characterized his music since he first experimented with this technique in 1976. Scored for three choirs, wind harp, strings, and prepared piano, the Te Deum sounds simultaneously ancient and modern, and embodies a genuine expressivity. Of the Te Deum text, Pärt has written that it contains “immutable truths,” reminding him of the “immeasurable serenity imparted by a mountain panorama.”

“I had to draw this music gently out of silence and emptiness.” Additional music will include Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass which Gjeilo says was written as a “metaphor for human development from child to adult because it moves from transparent ... to grounded, ... and eventually warm and solid.” Also on the program will be selections from Eleanor Daley’s Requiem


Concert 2

Gaudete! Christus est natus!

A Medieval Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 2017,
3 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church

525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The Winnipeg Singers promise an afternoon filled with medieval fare—music, costumes, mulled wine, and tasty medieval treats. Lloyd Pfautsch’s A Day for Dancing will be performed, along with a collection of other medieval carols. Joining us for this concert are guests Laurel Ridd ( flute), Caitlin Broms-Jacobs (oboe), Vincent Ellin (bassoon), Victoria Sparks (percussion), and “The Hammers”—Susan and Paul—who will take us on a “journey bringing to life the heart and soul of medieval Europe.” 


Concert 3

Icons and Incense:
The Russian Requiem

Sunday, March 4, 2018
3 pm

Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Our very popular Icons and Incense series features the Russian masterpiece Requiem for the Fallen Brothers by Alexander Kastalsky. As the year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, we perform this powerful work also called “Russian Requiem.” It was written in 1915 and premiered in 1917 to commemorate the victims of World War One.

Also on the program are Missa Brevis Boreal by Matthew Emery, The Lord is My Shepherd by Sid Robinovitch, and Missa Brevis by Leonard Enns.

We welcome soloists Lara Ciekiewicz (soprano) and Matthew Pauls (bass) as well as Winnipeg organist Wes Elias.


Concert 4

Accent on Youth:
Young Canadian Talents

1st Performance

Friday, May 4, 2018
7 pm

Mennonite Heritage Museum
231 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12, Steinbach, MB

Guest choirs for this concert will be the Steinbach Regional Secondary School Choir, directed by Kristel Peters, and the Crystal Springs Middle Years School Choir, directed by Anita McAdams.

2nd Performance

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3 pm
Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

We are pleased to welcome the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir, and the Sisler Collegiate Chamber Choir, directed by Caroline Boyes, in this celebration of youth, and choral music that is “young at heart”.


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