2017-18 Season

A Changing World

Modern Mass

May 15, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Polycoro premieres Winnipeg's own Neil Weisensel's lush and lyrical new Mass along side beloved favourites from the modern repertoire by Richard Rodeny Bennett and Francis Poulenc. For centuries the Mass has been a recognized and revered sacred musical form. Hear how three modern composers beautifully interpret ancient ideas to reflect a changing world.

Past Events

500 Years of Musical Revolution

Positive Friction

October 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm

500 years of Musical Revolution inspired by Martin Luther. Join us as we explore how the ripple effects of one idea inspired and changed Western music for centuries.

Featuring works by Ambrosius, Praetorius, Josquin, Christian Erbach, Heinrich Schutz, Johann Schein, J. S. Bach, Johann Walter, and Isaiah Ceccarelli in commemoration of Luther's great act of rebellion.

Thank you to everyone who made our first concert of the season a huge success!

Winnipeg New Music Festival

Through the Looking Glass

January 29, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Polycoro is proud to take the stage with Camerata Nova once again at the 2018 Winnipeg New Music Festival in an eclectic concert exploring identity, politics, and spirituality.

Featuring works by Philip Glass, Ted Hearne, Arvo Pärt, Academy Award nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson (Iceland), and Canadian composers Andrew Balfour, Vivian Fung, Jocelyn Morlock and T. Patrick Carrabré.

Cluster New Music Festival

Notes from Afield

March 1, 2018 | 8:00 pm
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

The 2018 Cluster Festival opens with an evening of electrifying music for voices at Winnipeg’s historic FortWhyte Alive. Polycoro sings works by Canadian composers, including Cassandra Miller, David Foley, Stephanie Moore, Luke Nickel, and Chatori Shimizu. This concert also features electroacoustic works by Manuella Blackburn, Maksym Chupov-Ryabtsev, Michael Lukaszuk, Marie-Hélène Breault, and Martin Bédard, selected from Cluster's international call for submissions.

We welcome you to stay after the show for a special post-concert talkback with the artists involved.

Submerge your senses

Path of Miracles

March 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm
Panel Discussion: 9:00 pm
Interactive After Party to follow

Join us at the WAG Atrium as you and the choir become the canvas for Polycoro's first collaboration with internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and projection designer Deco Dawson. Dawson's projections have been described as "jaw-dropping" by the New York Times, and the Toronto Star describes his work as "so compelling, you can't take your eyes off the stage."

Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, for a cappella choir, is based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage - the great Camino Santiago (also known as the Way of St. James). The four movements of Path of Miracles are titled with the names of the four main staging posts of the Camino Frances: Roncesvalles, Burgos, Leon and Santiago. The Camino Frances is the central axis of a network of pilgrimage routes to Santiago.