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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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Red & White Unplugged

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Venue: West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice)

Curators: Andrew Balfour and Vince Fontaine

Conductor: Mel Braun

We leave the purity of a cappella far behind as Andrew dives into his latest venture, teaming up with Vince Fontaine and his new band, Indian City, in an acoustic concert that pushes the boundaries of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal music.

Made possible through the generous support of
DR. BILL POPE & DR. ELIZABETH TIPPETT-POPE

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.

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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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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...

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Camerata Nova on CBC's Manitoba Scene!
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Renaissance composer mixed music and murder
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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.

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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmjjWWn6Vx0


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

A must-see/must-hear event! Un concert à ne pas manquer!

9:53 PM January 22, 2014

A must-see/must-hear event!
Un concert à ne pas manquer!


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PERCHANCE TO DREAME… OF SUMMERTIME!Posted on January 13, 2014 by cam_adminSusie Napper is one of the two viola da gamba players (the other being Margaret Little) who form Les Voix humaines, the distinguished guests of Camerata Nova for the upcoming concert Perchance to Dreame… The concert, also feat...

11:12 PM January 12, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN EARLY AMERICA CD - TRACK COUNTDOWN... #12 I Wonder as I Wander – J...

6:43 AM December 20, 2013

CHRISTMAS IN EARLY AMERICA CD - TRACK COUNTDOWN...

#12 I Wonder as I Wander – John Jacob Niles, adapt. Leonard Enns
#13 Run, Toboggan, Run – Abbie Betinis
#14 I Wonder as I Wander – John Jacob Niles, adapt. Michael McKay
#15 Sherburne – Daniel Read
#16 The One Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells) – James Lord Pierpont

Christmas in Early America Song Countdown....17# Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierp...

7:15 AM December 8, 2013

Christmas in Early America Song Countdown....17# Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont, adapt. Michael McKay

Audience feedback from Sunday's NOËL OF THE NORTH performance... I look forward...

12:51 PM December 3, 2013

Audience feedback from Sunday's NOËL OF THE NORTH performance...

I look forward to this concert every year. Thank you to Manitoba Hydro for sponsoring this special event. The harp and flute were a special treat this year.
- M.P.

A wonderful way to begin the Christmas season! Blessings on all of you for the heavenly music.
- C.O.

We look forward to this [annual holiday] concert every year! You rock! :)
- M.D.

Absolutely loved your concert, and think the harpist should be an annual invitee from now on - so beautiful to hear and see up close! I'm planning to bring my granddaughter next year to introduce her to a whole new musical experience.
- J.W.

The arrangements were wonderful, the guest were exceptional and the singing was superb!
- D.S.

Wonderful concert, brings back childhood memories & puts one in the Christmas spirit.
- K.L.

Superb performances by both choir and guests.
- P.M.

Your annual concert has become the official start of our holiday season - a new tradition is born! I especially enjoyed Grace Cloutier's performance!
- S.S.

Don't miss the last NOËL OF THE NORTH performance (3pm today at Crescent Fort Ro...

8:19 AM December 1, 2013

Don't miss the last NOËL OF THE NORTH performance (3pm today at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church) and your chance to play spoons in the Camerata Nova spoon choir. The concert is FREE and the spoons can be purchased for $10. Last night's spoon choir sold out!

A comment from a member of last night's spoon choir....

I've always wanted to learn to play spoons! What a wonderful idea you had - and I love having a pair of spoons with "Camerata Nova" engraved on them! And thanks for bring [harpist] Grace Cloutier here.
- B.G.

Last night's NOËL OF THE NORTH performance summed up by an audience member in tw...

8:18 AM December 1, 2013

Last night's NOËL OF THE NORTH performance summed up by an audience member in two words...

A-1 performance!
- T. F.

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

THE GOODS ON GESUALDO

The featured composer of our next concert, Don Carlo Gesualdo (1561-1613), was quite the character: an aristocratic prince, at least twice a murderer, a very forward-thinking musician, a masochistic madman… In this month's blog, Andrew Balfour gives us an idea of who was Gesualdo.

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