Come Sing the Mozart Requiem with Orchestra this summer!
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. We will meet for 12 Tuesdays (starting June 13th) from 7 to 9 p.m., the orchestra will join us for the final few rehearsals before the concert.
SummerChör Winnipeg is an initiative of World Village Music, a Winnipeg arts company founded by the husband-and-wife team of Neil Weisensel and Rachel Landrecht, Co-Directors of the popular World Village Gospel Choir.
Winnipeg SummerChör presents Requiem in D minor by W. A. Mozart Fri. Aug. 25th 7 p.m.
Conductor: Neil Weisensel
Accompanist: Cary Denby
2017 Rehearsals (singers should be able to attend at least 9 of the rehearsals, with some exceptions possible depending on skill/preparation level)
All Tuesday evenings from Tues. June 13th to Tues. Aug 22nd, from 7pm to 9 p.m.
Rehearsals with orchestra:
Tues. Aug. 22nd, Wed. Aug. 23rd 7 pm to 9:30.pm
Performance: Fri. Aug 25th 7 pm
All rehearsals at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St.
Neil Weisensel is a conductor whose experience as a composer gives him an “inside track” on conducting masterworks of the choral repertoire. For 8 year he was Guest Conductor of the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting repertoire that included the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi, Fauré, John Rutter, and Duruflé along with other choral/orchestral works like Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Neil has been a conductor/music director for many professional ensembles including Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, Little Opera Company, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Arts Club Theatre, University of Manitoba, and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. Neil teaches Composition and Theory at Canadian Mennonite University, and his original operas have been performed across Canada and in the US. Vancouver Opera premiered his newest opera, Stickboy, in 2014. Neil is the recipient of a major Canada Council New Chapter grant to produce a new dramatic musical work on the life of Louis Riel. Neil will also be conducting the mass choir for the closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games at Investor’s Group Field on Aug 13th 2017.