Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Dec 17 2013

“An early Christ­mas gift — wrapped in baroque music

What would you like for Christmas?

How ‘bout Winnipeg’s fore­most baroque vocal ensemble and “Canada’s tiny, per­fect orches­tra” con­duc­ted by this country’s lead­ing inter­preter of choral and oper­atic repertoire?

Guest con­ductor David Fal­lis spe­cial­izes in the music of the baroque and clas­sical peri­ods — per­fect for this pro­gram of fest­ive early music treasures.

We will hear works from five 17th-century com­posers — three of them Italian, one French and one Czechoslovakian.

Buon Nat­ale! Joyeux Noël! Veselé vánoce!

Cur­ated by a friend, for friends

When you com­bine the MCO strings with the voices of Can­zona in the intim­ate acous­tic splend­our of West­min­ster Church, you get magic! And the magi­cian in charge of this pro­duc­tion is none other than local early music spe­cial­ist Eric Lussier.

After choos­ing a selec­tion of instru­mental works from the baroque lib­rary he donated to the MCO, Eric turned to Canzona’s Artistic Dir­ector Henry Eng­brecht, who recom­men­ded that the Zelenka Te Deum close the concert.

“I have yet to be dis­ap­poin­ted at a Can­zona con­cert … due in great part to the long­time expert musical dir­ec­tion and unflag­ging ded­ic­a­tion of Henry Eng­brecht” — Gwenda Nem­er­of­sky, Win­nipeg Free Press.”


Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Dec 17 2013
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Dec 17 2013

The con­cert begins at 7:30 pm on Decem­ber 17th in West­min­ster United Church, 745 West­min­ster at Mary­land. Tick­ets are $28 for adults, $26 for seni­ors and $8 for stu­dents, includ­ing GST, at McNally Robin­son, the West End Cul­tural Centre (586 Ellice at Sherbrook), Organic Planet (877 West­min­ster Ave) or MCO’s Tick­et­line (204.783.7377).

Man­itoba Cham­ber Orches­tra
Anne Man­son, Music Dir­ector
Karl Stobbe, Con­cert­mas­ter
West­min­ster United Church
17 Decem­ber 2013

David Fal­lis, guest con­ductor
Can­zona — Henry Eng­brecht, Artistic Director

Francesco Ono­frio Man­fredini
Con­certo Grosso, Per Il San­tis­simo Natale

Marc-Antoine Char­pen­tier
Noel pour les instru­ments, H. 531

Arcan­gelo Corelli
Con­certo Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8
(‘Christ­mas Concerto’)

Pietro Loc­a­telli
Introdut­tioni Teat­rali, Parte Seconda, Op. 4, No. 4

Jan Dis­mas Zelenka
Te Deum, in D, ZWV 145

Con­cert spon­sor / Wawanesa Insur­ance
Print media spon­sor / Win­nipeg Free Press
Radio media spon­sors / CBC Radio 2 98.3CBC Radio One 990,
Espace musique 89,9 and Golden West Radio


A packed house at Westminster Church, Winnipeg


The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Volunteers are working hard!


Eric Friesen from Classic FM 107.1



Manitoba Chamber Orchestra guest orchestra David Fallis




Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Westminster Church




Will Bonness on the Harpsichord


Manitoba Chamber Orchestra




Digital Harpsichord C-30





Winnipeg’s Baroque Choral Music Ensemble “Canzona”







Winnipeg’s Baroque Choral Music Ensemble “Canzona”









Baroque Piccolo Trumpet





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