Phew! Our 2023/23 season was quite the ride, and as Dead of Winter glides into 2023/24 we’re showing no signs of slowing down. We have a new season packed with rich and diverse programming, including WinterSing!, Andrew Balfour’s Transformation as well as our 2024 Winnipeg Baroque Festival entry, Of Countertenors and Consorts.
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!
Sunday, November 26, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Crescent Arts Centre (525 Wardlaw Avenue)
Special thank you to concert sponsors Johnston Group
Dead of Winter is thrilled to collaborate with acoustic chamber folk artist Raine Hamilton and trio, and the Rainbow Harmony Project on our WinterSing holiday concert. Bring your family and your vocal chords for this FREE experience created by Curator/Conductor Vic Pankratz.
Space is limited, please secure your FREE tickets HERE
Andrew Balfour’s Transformation
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m., Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Avenue)
Special thank you to concert sponsors Ron and Sandi Mielitz
What happens when Gudrati chant meets its First Nations counterparts? For this concert, Andrew Balfour is expanding his concept of Truth and Reconciliation, collaborating with nationally recognized composer-performers Hussein Janmohamed (South Asian Ismaili) and Sherryl Sewepagaham (Alberta Cree-Dene). All three composers bring a unique voice, transforming the way we see the world and each other. Conducted by Mel Braun and featuring traditional Indigenous Songkeeper Cory Campbell, this concert is one in a series designed by Andrew that has received national acclaim with performances in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton. Not to be missed!
Read more and get your tickets HERE
Of Countertenors and Consorts
Sunday, April 14, 2024, 3:00 p.m., Crescent Arts Centre (525 Wardlaw Avenue)
Special thank you to concert sponsors Drs. Bill Pope and Elizabeth Tippet Pope
Curator/conductor John Wiens has created an innovative offering, featuring top Canadian countertenor Dan Cabena and a consort of four viol da gambas (like a cello but with frets and more strings in soprano, alto, tenor, and bass ranges). The repertoire will showcase the Elizabethan Renaissance but also have fun combining very old instruments with very new scores!
Composers include Byrd, Tallis and Canadians Carmen Braden, and Andrew Balfour.
Please note: This concert is part of the Winnipeg Baroque Festival to be held April 13-21, 2024. If you want to buy a full festival pass, all details will be available in January 2024!