Concerts 2018-19

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

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47th Season 2019/20

Concert 1

CORONATION ANTHEMS
Music for Royals

Sunday, October 27, 2019
7:30 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Complete with chamber orchestra, we present George Frederic Handel’s Coronation Anthems along with coronation anthems of Henry Purcell, Hubert Parry, Healey Willan and Edward Elgar.

Tiaras appropriate but not required.


Concert 2

CHRISTMAS WITH BRASS

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The fabulous Winnipeg Brass Quintet is back along with organist Wes Elias for a Christmas celebration kick off. This joyous concert features carols by David Willcocks, Howard Cable and more festive favourites.


Concert 3

ICONS AND INCENSE
Music of the Russian Orthodox Tradition

Sunday, February 23, 2020
3:00 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Our popular bi-annual series will feature two works. The first is The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Peter Tchaikovsky. The second work is a new one we commissioned, Missa Brevis, with movements composed by Neil Weisensel, Jesse Krause, Ian Campbell and Karen Sunabaka. Rounding off the concert will be John Tavener’s Svyaty (O Holy One) featuring cellist Yuri Hooker.


Concert 4

Daniel Raiskin, WSO Conductor

A COLLABORATION With The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25
8:00 pm
Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian troops. The concert will be performed in a historic tour of the Netherlands from May 3-10, 2020 to commemorate this important milestone anniversary.

Daniel Raiskin, conductor
Renate Arends, soprano
Henk Neven, baritone
Andrew Haji, tenor
The Winnipeg Singers & The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir; Yuri Klaz, director

WORKS
Matthew Whittall: New work for baritone, choir and orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor
Berlioz: Messe solonnelle (Winnipeg Premiere)

DA DA DA DUNNNNN... perhaps the four most recognizable notes in classical music. Premiering in 1808, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a riveting work requiring no introduction.

In 1824, Hector Berlioz composed his first full-scale composition, Messe solennelle. Berlioz claimed to have destroyed the entire score but the missing work was found in 1991 in an Antwerp church, with recent performances thrilling audiences with it's poetic genius and bravado.

Rounding out the evening is a new work from Canadian-Finnish composer Matthew Whittall.

NOTE
Your Winnipeg Singers’ subscription includes this concert at a substantially reduced rate. Non-subscribers will purchase Concert Four tickets directly from the WSO box office at WSO rates.

WSO subscribers who already have a ticket for Concert IV can purchase a Concert I, II and III subscription. For details, email us at info@winnipegsingers.com.