2009-2010 Season

Concert 1: The Christmas Oratorio

November 17, 2009

Westminster United Church
745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme – J. S. Bach
BWV 243 Magnificat – J. S. Bach
Motet BWV Anh. 160 Jauchtzet dem Herrn alle Welt – J. S. Bach (?)


Charlene Pauls, Kirsten Schellenberg, David Menzies, Jason Nedecky


The Christmas Oratorio

It may not be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but choral ensemble Canzona decided to get the snowball rolling. Their performance with the University of Manitoba Singers and MusikBarock Ensemble Sunday night of J.S. Bach’s glorious Christmas Oratorio was a sure-fire way to usher in the holiday season… Opening with a briskly paced Jauchzet, frohlocket, the choir exuded joy and energy, enunciating every word with care. Trumpets soared and we held on for the ride… Chorus work was excellent, with great attention to dynamics and attack thanks to the choir’s alertness to Engbrecht’s precise direction…

Gwenda Nemerofsky
Winnipeg Free Press, November 24, 2009

Concert 2: The Six Motets

March 28, 2010 – 7:00 PM

Westminster United Church
745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB