Canzona is a choral ensemble and consists of many of the leading singers in the province of Manitoba. Canzona focuses mainly on the masterworks of the Baroque in its live performances, but the ensemble is also active in preparations of select recordings featuring contemporary music, German hymns, and other compositions and collections.
Introducing New Artistic Director Kathleen Allan!
Conductor, composer and soprano Kathleen Allan is rapidly becoming internationally respected for her performances and compositions. She is the 2016 recipient of the Ernest MacMillan Prize in Choral Conducting and was recently appointed the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of Orchestras at the Vancouver Academy of Music. In 2015, she made her Asian debut conducting Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Japan.
She is the founding co-artistic director of Arkora, a new chamber music collective dedicated to interdisciplinary performance. Her compositions have been commissioned and performed by ensembles throughout the Americas and Europe. She holds a degree in composition from UBC and a master’s degree in conducting from Yale University.