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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Special Concert

On To Europe II
Gala Fundraising Event

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
7:00 pm
St. George’s Anglican Church

168 Wilton St, Winnipeg, MB

In preparation for our tour to Finland and to Spain where the Winnipeg Singers will attend the Golden Voices of Barcelona  International Choral Festival and Contest, we kick off this season with a gala fundraising event.

 Lara Ciekiewicz

Featuring acclaimed soprano Lara Ciekiewicz.

Whether being hailed as “mesmerizing” (Classical Voice of North Carolina), “magnificently bell-toned” (Capital Critics Circle), or “a clear standout” (San Francisco Classical Voice), soprano Lara Ciekiewicz is making her mark as a dynamic singing-actress.  This season Lara debuts with Opera Kelowna as Micaëla in Carmen, as well as with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  She rejoins the Victoria Symphony for their salute to Bernstein.  Returning to Opera on the Avalon, she reprises her role as May in Ours.  She will also take on the saucy Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus for Toronto Operetta Theatre.   

Recent credits:  Jenůfa (Jenůfa); Tatiana (Eugene Onegin); Cinderella (Into the Woods);  Countess (Le nozze di Figaro); Maria (The Sound of Music); May (Ours); Liù (Turandot); Micaëla (Carmen); Musetta (La Bohème); and Nellie Forbush (South Pacific).

We hope you will join us in support of the choir’s fundraising efforts towards this tour. Great music, appetizers, silent auction and full bar!


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, Esther Beresford, Jesse Krause, Ed Henderson, and a newly commissioned work by our own Michael McKay.


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

 Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo

Northern Lights:
The Music of Ola Gjeilo

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

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, improvations over his own published choral pieces have become a trademark of his collaborations across the world. We are excited to have invited Ola to come to Winnipeg to collaborate with The Winnipeg Singers.
  


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