Over the course of our 29 seasons, we have reached thousands of music-lovers from Manitoba and around the world through our live performances and recordings. We are so proud of everything we’ve achieved, including our most recent “re-launch” season where we performed Manitoba premieres of Baroque works, collaborated with a modern dancer to create a new interpretation of a masterpiece, and enjoyed record press and public support.
Our 30th-anniversary year marks our most ambitious season to date. We need your help to make this season a reality. We have set the ambitious goal of raising $30,000 to mark this milestone in our history. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, goes a long way towards helping us reach more people with the power of music. No amount is too small.
1. Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra
In collaboration with the renowned PBO, these performances will mark the first time Bach's masterful Christmas Oratorio has been performed in Manitoba on period instruments. Featuring an all-star cast of soloists including Tracy Dahl.
2. 30th Anniversary Gala
Come celebrate the past, present and future of Canzona with some old and new music for choir and Baroque instruments! Cake and celebrations to follow!
3. Handel's Israel in Egypt with the MCO
In collaboration with “Canada’s tiny, perfect chamber orchestra,” Canzona presents Handel's rarely performed grand oratorio, Israel in Egypt in a co-production with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. A tour de force for double choir and orchestra, Canzona augments its forces to 24 voices for this monumental event.