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Winnipeg's Baroque Choral Music Ensemble
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary Season, Canzona will present two of the greatest masterpieces of all-time!

About Canzona

Canzona welcomes Dr Elroy Friesen as Incoming Artistic Director

Canzona is a choral ensemble of 16 to 30 voices and consists of many of the leading singers in the province of Manitoba. Canzona focuses mainly on the masterworks of the Baroque in its live performances, but the ensemble is also active in preparations of select recordings featuring contemporary music, German hymns, and other compositions and collections.

Please contact us if you are interested in booking a performance or auditioning to sing with Canzona.


Auditions for Canzona will be held May 22-25, 2014 and periodically as required.

For more information visit our auditions page.

2013/14 Season

Concert 1
November 10, 2013 - 7pm
Westminster United Church

Mass in B minor
J.S. Bach

Concert 2
April 13, 2014 - 6pm
Westminster United Church

St. Matthew Passion
J.S. Bach

Joining Canzona for the St. Matthew Passion will be the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir under the direction of Carolyn Boyes.

Both concerts with Musikbarock Ensemble

Tickets: $25, Seniors $22, Students $12 available at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the door
Season Pass: $40 - available only by calling 204-942-1917

More Performances

The singers will appear in the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra concert series performing the Te Deum by Jan Dismas Zelenka.

December 17, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Westminster United Church

A full concert of new music in the Groundswell Concert series, featuring new works by Glen Buhr, John Burke, Jim Hiscott and Luke Nickel.

March 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Location TBA

Latest Disc


There are two new photo galleries for the 2011-2012 season.

Judas Maccabeus Photos
Canzona In Rehearsal Photos

Latest Review

“Henry Engbrecht and Canzona have done it again. On Sunday evening, they had audience members jumping to their feet as the choir and orchestra played their final notes. The work: Bach's grandiose Mass in B Minor. ”

Gwenda Nemerofsky
Winnipeg Free Press, November 12, 2013

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