Back to All Events

DIDGORI - Master performers of Georgian Vocal Polyphony

  • Crescent Fort Rouge United Church 525 Wardlaw Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0L9 Canada (map)

Presented by The Winnipeg Singers

The six voice touring ensemble of the Didgori Folksong Ensemble is dedicated to the research and performance of Georgian folksong and chant.

Georgian vocal polyphony is a three-part musical tradition marked by immense physical energy, thrilling harmonic progressions, complex improvised counterpoint that would boggle the mind of any jazz pianist, unexpectedly dissonant chords and intonation, jaw-dropping yodelling, intricate melismatic ornamentation, and resounding vocal power that has to be experienced to be believed. Igor Stravinsky reportedly said that "Georgian polyphony is more important than all the discoveries of new music," and UNESCO recognized it as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2001.

This is the first time since the 1970s that a Georgian choir had toured Canada and the first time ever in Winnipeg

Adults $30, Seniors $25, under 30 $15
Available ONLINE TICKETS, or at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the door

Earlier Event: June 2
Winnipeg Children's Choir
Later Event: June 6
Westshore Singers