Golden Harvest Oratorio, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra March 18-19, 2016

March 18, 2016 – March 19, 2016 all-day


The 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first Ukrainians to Canada is being celebrated this year.  The first major commemoration of this significant milestone is in Winnipeg with the Canadian premiere of the trilingual Oratorio Зoлотi жнива/Golden Harvest/La moisson dorée.

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will perform the Oratorio on March 18 and 19, 2016. It will feature soprano soloist and opera star, Winnipeg’s own Andriana Chuchman and baritone soloist, Michael Nyby. Joining the WSO and soloists will be numerous choristers who are members of the Mennonite Festival Chorus, the Canadian Mennonite University Chorus and the Winnipeg Boys Choir. Also featured in the concert is Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.  This two day concert at Winnipeg’s Centennial Hall is expected to be the highlight of the WSO season, so don’t miss out!  Over 2,600 tickets have been sold to the end of January 2016 alone.

The Oratorio, Golden Harvest is composed by Canadians, Larysa Kuzmenko with libretto by Talia Zajac.  It was commissioned specifically to commemorate this anniversary by Laurence Ewashko.  He has  dedicated the Oratorio to the memory of Walter Klymkiw and Lesia Kapty, who provided constant encouragement and steadfast support in his pursuit of a career in choral music.

Golden Harvest  is a tribute in song and music to the Ukrainian pioneers of Canada and their communities.    Don’t miss this event on March 18 and 19, 2016!


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