SummerChör Winnipeg presents Mozart’s Requiem in D minor

The Mozart Requiem is one of the most popular choral works of all time, and is renowned for its strength and beauty. Join us in the unparalleled acoustic of historic Knox United Church for a time of creating community through music.

SummerChör Choir and Orchestra present Mozart’s Requiem at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday August 25th.

SummerChör Winnipeg is an initiative of  World Village Music, a Winnipeg arts company founded by husband-and-wife team Neil Weisensel and Rachel Landrecht, Co-Directors of the popular World Village Gospel Choir.

Conductor: Neil Weisensel

Assistant Conductor: Nancy Gomes

Accompanist: Cary Denby

Soloists: Rachel Landrecht (soprano). Rosemary van der Hooft (mezzo-soprano), Jan van der Hooft (tenor), Matthew Pauls (baritone)

Tickets: Save $3 dollars by ordering your tickets online here!

http://worldvillagemusic.ca/2017/07/summerchor-winni…quiem-in-d-minor/

Jacob Collier covers Stevie Wonder’s I Wish

Came across this young Brit earlier today, he’s pretty crazy talented. He’s covering one of the tunes we’re covering, Stevie Wonder’s I Wish. Mind you, our version is for piano, organ and choir, he’s gone the big band route. I thought you’d enjoy his take on this timeless classic.

Save $3 on tickets to our upcoming concert, Change the World (one song at a time) here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/l65fctn

 

 

Stevie Wonder I wish vocals isolated

This is pretty cool – only last year, someone posted this recording of Stevie Wonder’s vocals, isolated from the rest of the band, meaning this is what you heard in the recording booth when Stevie recorded this song in 1976.

 

We have a group of soloists rocking the lead vocals to this song at our April 22nd concert at Knox church downtown. Here’s the link that lets you save $3. We are counting down the days now! http://preview.tinyurl.com/l65fctn

REFUGEES WELCOMED AT INCLUSIVITY/DIVERSITY CONCERT

REFUGEES WELCOMED AT INCLUSIVITY/DIVERSITY CONCERT

WORLD VILLAGE GOSPEL CHOIR presents CHANGE THE WORLD (ONE SONG AT A TIME), an uplifting musical response to the challenges of our times.

WVGC Co-Director Neil Weisensel: “In a world recently fuelled by expressions of nationalism and intolerance, we would like to offer up an alternate vision: an affirmation that diversity makes us stronger, that inclusivity is more important than exclusion, and that celebrating our shared humanity will bring us to a better understanding of each other.”

CHANGE THE WORLD (ONE SONG AT A TIME) will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday April 22nd at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Admission is $15 at the door or $12 online (http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/), kids under 12 free.

At this high energy event, the 60 voices of WORLD VILLAGE GOSPEL CHOIR will present gospel tunes of celebration and praise and lively world music songs speaking of cooperation and harmony. Highlights include Asimbonanga by South African activist Johnny Clegg, a new arrangement of O Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and Jamil Allah, a song in Arabic celebrating the faith of our Muslim brothers and sisters, a song that may be of particular interest for refugees who are expected to attend through a collaboration with Welcome Place and the South Osborne Syrian Initiative (a partnership between Churchill Park United Church and the surrounding community).  If you or someone you know is sponsoring refugees, we can provide free tickets to both sponsors and refugees. Contact information is below, please RSVP for tickets.

Founded in 2012 by co-directors Rachel Landrecht and Neil Weisensel, the mission of WORLD VILLAGE GOSPEL CHOIR is to create a supportive and inclusive community that enables each singer to express their true, free voice. We strive to create music that brings joy to both singer and audience and to illuminate the power and interconnectedness of our shared human experience. For more information please call 204.284.3684 or email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com.

(Les entretiens sont aussi disponible en Français.)

Missing Prince

You know how, when you’re searching for something specific on YouTube, that you get distracted in the best possible way, and come across something really special? Well, that just happened to us. Check out this beautiful video made by Choir!Choir!Choir! of Toronto. Unfortunately we lost way too many great musical artists in 2017, Price among them. We used Choir!Choir!Choir! ‘s arrangement of David Bowie’s Space Oddity at one of our concerts last year. Enjoy this moving tribute to Prince – we love the fact that people from so many walks of life, ages, and ethnicities are brought together by one man’s music to create something beautiful…

 

 

Hot off the (YouTube) press!

We just got this video today – thanks to Daryl Barg for the filming, audio recording and editing. This is what you can expect at our upcoming concert, entitled WVGC Unplugged, at 7:30 p.m. this Friday Aug. 26th at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Advance tickets for $12 are available at  http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/. Tickets at the door are $15, kids 12 and under free. For more information, email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com or call us at 204-284-3684

 

 

African a cappella

This is one of our very first recordings, done in the CBC Winnipeg studios for a live broadcast in December of 2012. To think how far we’ve come since then! Our upcoming concert, entitled WVGC Unplugged, will be at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26th at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Advance tickets for $12 are available at  http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/. Tickets at the door are $15, kids 12 and under free. For more information, email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com or call us at 204-284-3684

 

More WVGC a cappella!~

Here’s a video of World Village Gospel Choir singing at the African pavilion a few years back. We were so honoured to be invited, and the food was exceptional! You can see us live at our upcoming concert, entitled WVGC Unplugged, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26th at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Advance tickets for $12 are available at  http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/. Tickets at the door are $15, kids 12 and under free. For more information, email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com or call us at 204-284-3684

Famous Brazilian samba gets a cappella treatment!

At our upcoming concert, World Village Gospel Choir will perform an a cappella arrangement of Samba de Verão, sung here by famous Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. This will be the choir’s first song in Portugese, and this song is so fun and so famous that its jazzy melody can’t help but brighten your day – enjoy!

Our concert, entitled WVGC Unplugged, will be at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26th at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Advance tickets for $12 are available at  http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/. Tickets at the door are $15, kids 12 and under free. For more information, email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com or call us at 204-284-3684