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Manitoba Hydro presents
Ghosts of Christmas Past

Date:Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Venue: Westminster United Church (745 Westminster Ave)

Curators/Conductors: Ross Brownlee and Michael McKay

Everyone in Camerata Nova loves doing our Christmas concert! We spend lots of time researching holiday music and, for more than ten years, we have been commissioning exceptional arrangements of well-known Christmas carols.

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Welcome!

Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing medieval, Renaissance, contemporary and Aboriginal-infused 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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Nova France

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm and
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Venue: Église Précieux-Sang (200 Kenny Street)

Curators: Ross Brownlee and Seán Dagher

Conductor: Ross Brownlee

Guest artists: Skye Consort

Camerata Nova is proud to partner with the vibrant and multi-talented Montréal instrumental group, Skye Consort, to bring to life the rich musical history of France, Nouvelle-France, Quebec and Franco-Manitoba.

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The Hermetic Ode:
Choral Alchemy

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery
(300 Memorial Boulevard)

Curators: Michael McKay with Michael Schellenberg

Conductor: Michael McKay

Hang on to your hats…transformation: magical or scientific, early and contemporary, is the rich theme around which Michael McKay has designed this concert.

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 have issued 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. 

The CD is available 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.

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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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Taking Choral Experience
to a New Level!

Camerata Nova continues to push the envelope with the launch of its first collection of digital sheet music, aptly called Camerata Nova e-Carols 1.0! The scores of some of our many commissions are now published digitally and sold here on our BUY page. Camerata Nova e-Carols 1.0 features 14 fresh arrangements of well-known Christmas carols for use by choral directors around the world. Be among the first to explore our first new digital publication!

A Gift Idea

What’s the next best thing to a Camerata Nova yearly subscription? A two-concert package, of course! We are offering a special price on our last two concerts of the season: Nova France, on February 21 and 22, 2015, and The Hermetic Ode, on May 8, 2015. Both concerts for the price of $50 for adults, $40 for seniors and $30 for students. Call 204-918-4547 or write to us to take advantage of this offer!

Congratulations

Congratulations to Marianne Sawatsky and Lukas Sawatsky, who were awarded the Camerata Nova Bursary at the 2014 Winnipeg Music Festival for their outstanding rendition of “Pleasures Banish Pain” from The Triumph of Time and Truth by Georg Friedrich Händel. Marianne and Lukas are members of the Winnipeg Children’s Choir, under the direction of Judy Urbonas. Well done!

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