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Dead of Winter 2022-2023 Season

September 22, 2022

Phew! Our 2021/22 season was quite the ride, and as Dead of Winter glides into 2022/23 we’re showing no signs of slowing down. We have a season packed with rich and diverse programming, including Andrew Balfour’s Medieval Inuit and choral drama, Notinikew, as well as the 2023 Winnipeg Baroque Festival.

Check out the breakdown of our full season below, including individual concert details. We’re looking forward to singing for (and with!) you this year!

Rescheduled Performance of St. John Passion with members of the Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m., Crescent Arts Centre (525 Wardlaw Avenue)
Go to www.winnipegbaroquefestival.com

Andrew Balfour’s Medieval Inuit
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Westgate Mennonite Collegiate (86 West Gate)
Join us as we perform one of Andrew Balfour’s works from his Truth and Reconciliation concert series. Inspired by Andrew’s visit to Iqaluit, Medieval Inuit captures the endless beauty and wonder of the North and features Inuit throat singers Aleatra Sammurtok and Zeann Manernaluk. We are dedicating this concert to the memory of Dead of Winter board member and long-standing board member and Manitoba Inuit Association President for several years, Fred Ford. 

Please note, this will be a filmed performance (to be released as a concert film), and capacity is limited.

Get your tickets HERE

Celebrating the Carol
Saturday, November 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Crescent Arts Centre (525 Wardlaw Avenue)
Come sing “tra-la-la” with us at our FREE, annual Dead of Winter holiday sing-along! Our singers will be joined by the changed voices division of the Winnipeg Boys Choir and co-directed by Vic Pankratz and Spencer Duncanson, performing both classic and contemporary holiday music, including a couple of special Georgian carols curated by Dead of Winter member Matthew Knight. As is our tradition, we offer free admission to our holiday concert, but we ask that you bring a food donation for Winnipeg Harvest. 

Reserve your FREE tickets HERE

Andrew Balfour’s Notinikew (He who takes part in war)
Winnipeg Performance: February 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Ave.)
Montréal Performance: February 24, 2023, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)

Notinikew, anchors an all-Andrew Balfour concert—the perfect way to celebrate Louis Riel Day. The program will open with a number of the commissions that have made Andrew one of the leading voices in Indigenous music, including “Istichiwin,” “Omaabiindig,” and “Trapped in Stone,” as well as old favourites like “Vision Chant” and the “Domine Deus” from Missa Brevis. Notinikew, Andrew’s response to the plight of Indigenous War veterans, will close the program, its powerful lament aided by cellist Leanne Zacharias and Anishinaabe Songkeeper Cory Campbell. At the invitation of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, DoW will also make its way to Montréal, where we share this same concert with new friends in Québec. The narration for the concert will be in French with English surtitles.

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Winnipeg Baroque FestivalApril 15-22, 2023

But first…
Rescheduled Performance of St. John Passion with Vancouvers Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m., Crescent Arts Centre (525 Wardlaw Avenue)
Go to www.winnipegbaroquefestival.com for details and to get your tickets now! 

Monteverdis Vespers (1610)
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Westminster United Church (745 Westminister Avenue)
Artistic Director: John Wiens

Jesu, meine Freude
Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Westminster United Church (745 Westminister Avenue)
Artistic Director: Kathleen Allan

Additional details about our 2022/23 season, including info on ticketing, will be released soon—stay tuned!

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