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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46th Season 2018/19

Concert 1

Indigenous Mosaics

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30 pm
Indian Springs School

Swan Lake Reserve, SWAN LAKE, MB
AND
Sunday October 28, 2018
3:00 pm
Pauline Boutal Hall, Centre culturel franco-manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard, WINNIPEG, MB

Featuring: Andrew Balfour’s “Northern Lights”
Special Guests:

  • Patti Kustorok (Manitoba Fiddling Hall of Fame)

  • Cory Campbell (traditional singer)

  • Mike Thompson (didgeridoo)

  • Elise Lavalee (viola)

  • The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers

Andrew Balfour’s 30 minute oratorio, Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights) premièred in 2006 and is the central work for this concert's celebration of Indigenous culture. The work is based on a legend written by Balfour.


Concert 2

In Winnipeg It's Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2018
3 pm

Westworth United Church
1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

We celebrate the cultural diversity of Winnipeg with Christmas choral works written by Manitoba and Canadian composers. Get into the Christmas spirit with familiar traditional carols, including works by W.H. Anderson, Andrew Balfour, Esther Beresford, Bob Chillcot, Jesse Krause, Ed Henderson, Mel Torme/Ward Swingle, David Willcocks, and a newly commissioned work by our own Michael McKay.

This concert features solos by many of our talented choristers (in order of appearance): Nicki Kirton, Craig Kremer, Bruce Waldie, Kristel Peters, Ainsley Wray, Angela Neufeld, Nick Urquhart, Pat Wray, Stuart Sladden, Greg Cooper, Jodie Borle, and Gregory Wiebe.


Concert 3

European Connections

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:30 pm

Young United Church
222 Furby St. (at Broadway), Winnipeg, MB

Following our successful tour to Europe in July of 2016, winning the “Golden David” as the most outstanding choir in the Florence International Choir Festival, we are planning a tour to Spain and Finland in July of 2019. In anticipation, this concert will present choral music from Spain, Finland and more, featuring composers Pablo Casals, Jean Sibelius, Veljo Tormis, and Sid Robinovitch to name a few. Join us right here in Winnipeg for a journey through the glorious choral sounds of Europe.


Concert 4

Northern Lights:
The Music of Ola Gjeilo

Saturday, May 11, 2019
7:30 pm
Westminster United Church
745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

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Very Special Guest: Ola Gjeilo

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets early to hear Ola Gjeilo, one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world. An accomplished pianist, Improvisations over his own published choral pieces have become a trademark of his collaborations across the world. We are excited to have Ola come to Winnipeg to collaborate with The Winnipeg Singers and Winnipeg’s unique eclectic string quartet, Luminous String Quartet.


Extra Concerts

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The Winnipeg Singers present

DIDGORI

GEORGIAN MEN’S FOLK AND CHANT ENSEMBLE

The six voice touring ensemble of the Didgori Folk Ensemble is dedicated to the research and performance of Georgian folksong and chant.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019
7:30 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Adults $30, Seniors $25, under 30 $15
Available online, at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the door


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The Winnipeg Singers present

On To Europe

With guest choir the Westshore Singers

The Winnipeg Singers present the choral program for their upcoming tour to Spain and Finland.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019
2:30 pm
Johnson Hall, Waterfront Centre
Gimli, Manitoba

$20, under 30 $15 - Available at Tergesen’s and at the door


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