Camerata Nova Logo
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
image01

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.

image01

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.

image01

Dowland in Dublin

Date:Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Crescent Fort Rouge United Church

Featuring: La Nef with Michael Slattery, tenor, and Camerata Nova

An Evening of Lute Songs in an Irish Pub!

This concert celebrates the Irish roots of the famous lutenist/composer John Dowland. Using skillful arrangements, it creatively imagines how his tunes would have sounded if played by traditional instrumentalists and singers in a 16th-century pub. Songs such as Mistress Winter’s Jump, My Lady Hundson’s Puffe and Me, Me, None But Me give a flavour of the fun and intrigue of the program.

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

Latest Tweets

Latest Facebook Posts

News

ABOUT 2014-15

For a behind-the-scenes look at our 2014-15 season, please read our most recent blog, written by the president of Camerata Nova's Board of Directors.

SIGN UP!

Sign up below to join our mailing list, and get regular e-newsletters from Camerata Nova. The latest news and more! Also check out our Facebook page.

READ MORE

Audio Player


Check out our CD/DVD page for more music.

Sign-up

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive the latest news and special offers.