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Kathleen Allan, Artistic Director of Canzona, joined Simeon Rusnak for a conversation ahead of their season opening performance! Missed our conversation? Watch the video here!

Canzona, Manitoba‚Äôs premiere Baroque choral ensemble, has a new Artistic Director: Kathleen Allan. This weekend, she makes her directorial debut in a performance titled "The Grand Motets" featuring music of both French and German Baroque masters. 



A native of St. John's, NL, conductor, composer and soprano Kathleen Allan is rapidly becoming internationally respected for her compelling performances and engaging compositions. In addition to being the newly appointed Artistic Director of Canzona, she is also the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Bach Choir, and Artistic Director of Arkora, a new music collective dedicated to contemporary vocal chamber music in its many forms.

This weekend, Sunday, November 12th at 7:30pm, Kathleen Allan will lead Canzona and members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Charpentier, Lully, Schein and Bach. The concert takes places at St. Boniface Cathedral. For more information visit: