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Welcome!

Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing medieval, Renaissance, Aboriginal and contemporary music. Often singing a cappella, the group also enjoys accompaniment from didgeridoos, crystal bowls, strings, all kinds of percussion, and/or early instruments. Since 1996, they've continued to push the envelope, offering authentic early music performances, premieres of Manitoba compositions and an eclectic array in between. Camerata Nova is led by a quartet of extraordinary individuals: Artistic Director and Resident Composer Andrew Balfour, and Music Directors Mel Braun, Ross Brownlee and Michael McKay.

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Presenting our 2014-2015 season!

See the Concerts page for more details about our upcoming season, which includes FOUR concerts, including Dowland in Dublin, a special collaboration on October 8th! 2014-2015 subscriptions include the four-concert package.

Early-bird pricing is offered on subscriptions until end of June 2014! Call us at 204.918.4547 or write us (info@cameratanova.com ) to get more information.

Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America

Camerata Nova has launched its first new album since 2007! At the suggestion of many of our fans, we are issuing Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America, a CD of last year’s highly popular holiday concert, recorded by CBC Radio 2. It contains early and contemporary American music, ranging from late 18th-century shape-note songs to very recent arrangements of Christmas carols. 

CDs is sold for $15 ($12 for subscribers) here, at our concerts as well as at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Librairie À la page, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, La Boutique du Livre, and others.

Videos

Photos

  • Manitoba Hydro Place, November 2009. Photo: Trish Palud Photography

  • Manitoba Hydro Place, November 2009. Photo: Trish Palud Photography

  • The Praetorius Project, November 2008. Photo: Harv Sawatsky

  • The Praetorius Project, November 2008. Photo: Harv Sawatsky

  • New Music Festival 2008.

  • 2010: The Concert, with the WSO, January 2010. Photo: Ian Cameron

  • Ross Brownlee conducts the "didge" choir, November 2010. Photo: Ian Cameron

  • Fall 2011. Photo: Dan Menheer

  • Fall 2011. Photo: Dan Menheer

  • Fall 2008 Photo: Don Sullivan

  • Premiere of Wa Wa Tey Wak, March 2006. Photo: Catherine Green

  • Fall 2012. Photo: Chris Black

  • Prairie Scene festival, National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, April 2011. Photo: Trevor Lush

  • Prairie Scene festival, National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, April 2011. Photo: Trevor Lush

  • In the rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

  • Falls the Shadow, with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, March 2009.Photo: Sam Baardman

  • Falls the Shadow, with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, March 2009.Photo: Sam Baardman

  • Amir Amiri, Jim Hiscott and Andrew Balfour, featured composers for Chant!, March 2011. Photo: Karine Beaudette

  • Christmas concert at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, November 2010. Photo: Ian Cameron

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Camerata Nova, an innovative non-profit vocal group performing Renaissance, Aboriginal and contemporary music, seeks a half-time Executive Director to represent, manage, and market our organization. We're looking for a people person with strong organizational, budgeting and technical skills and a background in Arts administration. For a full job description visit http://www.cameratanova.com/ED.pdf

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SURVEY ENDS SOON!

Greetings Friends of Camerata Nova,

Camerata Nova's Board of Directors is developing a new strategic plan. We value your comments and opinions, which will help us with marketing, concert programming and other important decisions. Please take a few minutes to assist us by completing a short survey describing your experience with Camerata Nova. . Participants can also choose to participate in a draw for a 2014-2015 Buddy Subscription (two tickets to each of our concerts). Deadline for completing the survey is midnight on Sunday June 8th, 2014. The link to the survey is:

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Thank you for your assistance – we appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts!

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Red & White Unplugged – Kayla Jeanson – Winnipeg Videography, Filmmaking, Editing and Production
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Today, however, they were rehearsing for their production Red and White Unplugged ? a unique blend of sounds that will excite the group?s

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7:17 AM May 7, 2014

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RED & WHITE UNPLUGGED

Camerata Nova leaves the purity of a cappella far behind as Artistic Director, Andrew Balfour, dives into his latest venture, teaming up with Vince Fontaine ...

See our newest blog, by Vince Fontaine, one of our guest artists for Red & White...

11:57 PM April 29, 2014

See our newest blog, by Vince Fontaine, one of our guest artists for Red & White Unplugged

http://www.cameratanova.com/blog/red-white-unplugged-a-night-of-firsts/


Red & White Unplugged: A night of firsts! | Camerata Nova Blog
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Red & White Unplugged: A night of firsts!Posted on April 18, 2014 by cam_adminby Vince FontaineVince Fontaine (left) with members of Indian City.May 15th marks the date when Indian City and Camerata Nova come together at the West End Cultural Centre for a unique music collaboration. Kind of a east-m…

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Only a few left! / Il reste seulement quelques jours! http://www.cameratanova.c...

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Only a few left! / Il reste seulement quelques jours!

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Camerata Nova was founded in Winnipeg in 1996 as a choral ensemble dedicated to the exploration and performance of a cappella Renaissance music. As the group has evolved, it has branched out well beyond this period to medieval and early Baroque works as well as 20th-century repertoire, including com...

Camerata Nova on CBC's Manitoba Scene! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/re...

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Camerata Nova on CBC's Manitoba Scene!
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Camerata Nova, with guest conductor Christopher Jackson, present Where's Gesualdo? at Crescent Fort Rouge Church on March 7 and 8.

Camerata Nova's 2014 Online Auction Item# 101 : Performance by harpist Grace Clo...

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Camerata Nova's 2014 Online Auction Item# 101 : Performance by harpist Grace Cloutier

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Flutist Haley Rempel gives a Two-Minute Talk on the murders, music and madness t...

6:13 PM March 4, 2014

Flutist Haley Rempel gives a Two-Minute Talk on the murders, music and madness that was Don Carlo Gesualdo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIggiOtNxMI


TMT #52: The Madness of Gesualdo

Flutist Haley Rempel gives a Two-Minute Talk on the murders, music and madness that was Don Carlo Gesualdo.

DID YOU KNOW? Bernardo Bertolucci is said to be working on a biopic of Gesualdo...

11:56 AM March 2, 2014

DID YOU KNOW? Bernardo Bertolucci is said to be working on a biopic of Gesualdo with Joseph Fiennes as Gesualdo.

The Where's Gesualdo? preview video is now available for your viewing pleasure....

6:05 PM March 1, 2014

The Where's Gesualdo? preview video is now available for your viewing pleasure.
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Camerata Nova - Where's Gesualdo?

WHERE'S GESUALDO? Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm Venue: Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (corner of Nassau an...

For those of you who attended the Chant! concert and heard Persian santur player...

9:53 PM February 24, 2014

For those of you who attended the Chant! concert and heard Persian santur player, Amir Amiri, and those of you who have known Richard Moody as a former Camerata Nova singer, instrumentalist and composer, you will have a rare chance to hear the two together this coming Saturday at the West End Cultural Centre. Well worth catching! See you there!

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A portrait (in French) about Sylvain Bergeron, lutenist, who will be in Winnipeg...

4:44 PM February 1, 2014

A portrait (in French) about Sylvain Bergeron, lutenist, who will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday for a concert by Les Voix humaines!
Un portrait de Sylvain Bergeron, luthiste, qui sera ici mardi pour un concert par Les Voix humaines!


Sylvain Bergeron - portrait

Sylvain Bergeron présente ses activités (in French)

The magical sound of two violas da gamba… Le son envoûtant de deux violes de gam...

9:15 PM January 27, 2014

The magical sound of two violas da gamba…
Le son envoûtant de deux violes de gambe...


Les Voix humaines, Ste-Colombe, " Les Pleurs "

Les Voix humaines (Susie Napper & Margaret Little), LES PLEURS par Sainte-Colombe. Enregistrement ATMA CLASSIQUE. Tournage à l'Hôtel Lauzun, Paris, mai 2009

News

ABOUT INDIAN CITY (AND OUR COLLABORATION)

In this month's blog, Vince Fontaine, of Indian City, explains how his group was formed, and about how the collaboration between Indian City and Camerata Nova came to be.

HAVE A LOOK!

Visit our Resources gallery for previews and podcasts of this and previous seasons. This section is updated regularly so come back often!

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