The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s milestone 50th season continues, welcoming another ensemble celebrating a golden anniversary: the Winnipeg Singers.
Uniting to perform the Bach Lutheran Mass in F Major, BWV 233, the MCO will also perform the Orchestral Suite No.1 in C Major, BWV 1066 as well as the Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 of Handel, all led by conductor Alexander Weimann.
“I’m thrilled to work with the wonderful orchestra and, new to me, a wonderful choir,” says Weimann.
A renowned conductor, keyboardist and collaborator, Weimann brings a wealth of knowledge and performance experience having worked with ensembles around the world. The current Artistic Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, and music director of Les Voix Baroques, Le Nouvel Opéra and Tempo Rubato, Weimann returns to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra to conduct two of the foremost names in music.
“Bach... is really the reason for me to be in music,” says Weimann, who notes that he has always been fascinated by the composer’s music. Like Bach, Handel has also proven to be a composer that continues to provide new moments of discovery.
“I don't feel like I’ve come close to understanding (either Bach or Handel) really in a way that they might stop surprising me,” explains Weimann.
The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra presents The Winnipeg Singers, directed by Alexander Weimann at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 26th, in Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster at Maryland.
Tickets available online at www.themco.ca or by calling the MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377