“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.”
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
Noel pour les instruments, H. 531
Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8
Introduttioni Teatrali, Parte Seconda, Op. 4, No. 4
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Te Deum, in D, ZWV 145