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Biographical Statements

Short Biography

Canzona is a choral ensemble of 16-24 voices and consists of many of the leading singers in the province of Manitoba. Canzona focuses on the masterworks and recently re-discovered works of the Baroque in its live performances and is also active in preparations of select recordings featuring contemporary music, German hymns, and other compositions and collaborations. Canzona is especially dedicated to providing mentorship and professional performance opportunities for young singers.

Long Biography

Canzona is a choral ensemble of 16-24 voices and consists of many of the leading singers in the province of Manitoba. Canzona focuses on the masterworks and recently re-discovered works of the Baroque in its live performances and is also active in preparations of select recordings featuring contemporary music, German hymns, and other compositions and collaborations.

Producing two concerts per season, Canzona provides a unique opportunity for their audience to witness and enjoy the artistic collaboration between its core of veteran soloists and ‘rising stars’–new and promising apprentices; youthful singers in their studies at university. Canzona works with professional musicians from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

The Choir provides additional employment opportunities for local professional orchestral musicians; since 1997 Canzona has paid out over $300,000 in fees for these services. Canzona maintains a commitment to enriching and supporting a community of talented local artists.

Our mandate:

  • Present leading masterworks of the Baroque;
  • Present recently re-discovered works of the Baroque or first-time performances in Manitoba;
  • Provide opportunity for Manitoba’s leading singers to sing together in a first class ensemble;
  • Provide young singers with their first opportunity to sing with a professional orchestra.

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