A Collegium Musicum
Step back in time with the Desautels Faculty of Music
The Desautels Faculty of Music is set to take you back to medieval and renaissance times with War and Peace.
The Collegium Musicum is a small ensemble made up of students at the University of Manitoba which focuses on early music. This gives the performers a chance to play period instruments like a crumhorn (a woodwind instrument common in the Renaissance period) or sackbut (a Renaissance-era trombone).
Student director Monica Hultin says the nine-member ensemble will perform a selection of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque pieces, both sacred and secular.
“Our performance includes the Agincourt Carol, written to commemorate the victory of the Henry V English forces over the French in the Battle of Agincourt, 1415,” said Hultin. “Our highlight is Ecclesiae Militantis, an isorhythmic motet by Guillaume Dufay. It’s a difficult piece to put together, but completely worth the effort!”
War and Peace takes place at St. John’s Chapel (92 Dysart Road) on April 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Music General Office (T319, Tache Arts Complex) and are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Several other performances from the Desautels Faculty of Music are taking place in April:
8th Annual Horace Patterson Foundation Fundraiser
Several small jazz ensembles will be performing.
April 2, 2017
Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue
$20 adults, $10 students
Zita Bernstein Competition: Final
Full time Voice Majors in the Bachelor of Music degree compete in solo performance of German Lieder for cash prizes.
April 5, 2017
Eva Clare Hall, 65 Dafoe Road
Open to the public; Admission is free
UM Jazz Orchestra performance
The University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra present an evening of entertainment directed by Derrick Gardner.
April 11, 2017
The John J. Conklin Theatre at the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall, Third level, 162 Dafoe Road
Advanced tickets: $20, Tickets purchased at the door: $25
UM Symphony Orchestra
The University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra presents Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Concerto Competition Co-winner Yaxin Sun (cello), along with a new work by a composition major.
April 12, 20217
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue
$15 adults, $5 students