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Westman Region News
Hot Cuban Rhythms abounded
Brandon University Chorale performed their post Cuba Spring Concert on Friday, March 25, 2011 to an enthusiastic audience that included Frances Seaton, MCA President, Robert Neufeld, MCA Executive Director, and Vic Hooper, MCA Marketing and Communications Chair. It was more than worth the trip. The chorale, under the very capable and inspiring direction of Andrée Dagenais, performed several Cuban songs complete with antidotes of their obviously successful tour. It was a wonderful evening of very fine choral singing.
MCO's 'Boreality' project
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Westminster United Church, Winnipeg MB
Music-making is collaboration, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra's next concert is a collabo of boreal proportions. Together with Prairie Fire Press, the MCO put a team of artists to work in a unique studio: the taiga. The words, images and sounds with which they emerged have been used to create new music which will be heard at several Manitoba performances.
Sid Robinovitch composed the music with text by Katherine Bitney and recorded soundscape by Ken Gregory. Photographer Mandy Malazdrewich recorded images and Janine Tschunky managed the project. Scott Yoo conducts the MCO and the Winnipeg Soloists Choir, which is directed by Dr. Elroy Friesen.
Pre-concert event / Get to the concert early and hear a special performance by the Seven Oaks Middle School String Ensemble; Barbara Hamilton, director; 6:45 pm.
MCO Pizza Club / Make it a family affair and come to the MCO Pizza Club! Arrive at 6 pm for pizza and a pre-concert presentation with instructor Barbara Hamilton. Tickets are $7.50 for students including concert and pizza; adults pay regular price. Please book 3 days in advance.
Tickets are $26.50 for adults, $24.50 for seniors and $7.50 for students, including GST, and are available at McNally Robinson, the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice at Sherbrook), Organic Planet (877 Westminster Avenue), through the MCO website at themco.ca or MCO's Ticketline (783-7377).
Long Deep River of Song
Celebrating Bert and Anita Kroeker
FIFTY Years of Music leadership at Sturgeon Creek United Church
MAY 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Drive, Winnipeg MB
That’s a Wednesday; Choir practice day for 50 years
A program of music and Thanksgiving for their gifts of music
Buffet Dinner available at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner tickets will be available May 1, 2011 for $20.00 each.
We are inviting all the wide circle of friends, colleagues, singers and students that have been touched; influenced; coached or coaxed; supported; trained or taught; and inspired by the energy, joy and unfailing enthusiasm of the Bert and Anita team.
Woud you like to sing with Bert one more time?
Rehearsals for celebration choir Wednesdays in May
For more info call Naomi at 885-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
International Francophone Choir Festival in Edmonton
Choralies internationales 2012, planned for July of 2012 in Edmonton, will be a musical and cultural event of international calibre. With more than a 1000 choristers coming from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Congo, Martinique, South America, the US, Quebec and from across Canada, this festival will be one of the largest cultural gatherings in the history of Western Canada.
Complete information is available here.
Sing Spring Cancelled
Seniors ChoirFest with Victoria Meredith
Author of "Sing Better as You Age"
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Cancelled due to reasons beyond our control.
90 Hour Giving Challenge!
Sponsored by The Winnipeg Foundation.
All online gifts made to MCA from 6 a.m., April 18 to midnight, April 21, 2011 are eligible for matching support from the Winnipeg Foundation through a special formula. Online gifts go directly to the MCA Endowment Fund. Matching support from the Foundation comes directly to the Manitoba Choral Association. Read more here.
International Music Camp
Goodwill Tour to Scandinavia
The International Music Camp will offer a European Goodwill Tour from August 1 - 16, 2012. A 60-voice choir will be selected by audition from students ages 16 - 20 who have attended IMC. IMC alumni are eligible to audition.
For more information, contact:
Brent Johnson, Canadian Representative, International Music Camp
204-269-8468 or email@example.com or visit IMC Website
For more details and a complete listing of Choral Concerts, visit the MCA Online Concert Calendar
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Westworth United Church, Grosvenor & Lanark, Winnipeg MB
University of Manitoba Concert Choir - Ed & Millie Hildebrand, conductors
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, Oak Street and Kingsway Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Renaissance Voices - Derek Morphy, conductor
Tuesday, April 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, Kinver and Henderson, Winnipeg MB
Good Neighbours Choristers - Frances Seaton, conductor
Saturday, April 16 - 7:30 p.m.
Loewen Athletic Centre, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg MB
CMU's 10th Anniversary Spring Concert
Sunday, April 24 - 7:00 a.m.
Grace Mennonite Church, 430 3rd Street, Steinbach MB
Eastman Choral Society Choir - Ed Hildebrand, conductor
Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Carman Collegiate Theatre, Carman Manitoba MB
Sonatrice Singers - Cindee Broeska, conductor
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba MB
Bison Men's Chorus - Steve Denby, conductor