The Winnipeg Singers GO MEDIEVAL this Christmas


WINNIPEG, MB. – The Winnipeg Singers announced their annual Christmas concert with a twist. For their 45th anniversary, the Winnipeg Singers will present: A Medieval Christmas, an afternoon filled with medieval fare—music, costumes, mulled wine, and tasty medieval treats on December 17.

The theatrical event will include original costume design by Winnipeg’s Kristen Andrews, owner of the iconic shop Ragpickers Antifashion Emporium, formerly located in the Exchange District. In full Medieval dress, the Winnipeg Singers will perform a series of authentic Medieval carols arranged by modern composers such as, Eleanor Daley, Andrew Ager, Stephen Chatman, Stephen Hatfield, Peter Togni, and Winnipeg’s own Michael McKay.

A special component of the concert will be featured guest performances from Susan and Paul Hammer, popularly known as “The Hammers”. The classically trained multi-instrumentalist duo specialize in Renaissance and Celtic musical revivals and will be performing two sets, one of which will include the Celtic harp, lutes, and an instrumental ensemble. The pair promise to take us on a journey bringing to life the heart and soul of medieval Europe.

Lloyd Pfautsch’s “A Day for Dancing” will be performed with lively dancing, along with a collection of other medieval carols. Joining us for this concert are guests Laurel Ridd (flute), Caitlin Broms-Jacobs (oboe), Vincent Ellin (bassoon), and Victoria Sparks (percussion).

The Winnipeg Singers

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