MCO, Canzona & 'Israel in Egypt'

  • Dates:April 9, 2019
  • Location:Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Admission:Starting at $15.00
  • Address: 745 Westminster Avenue Winnipeg, MB
  • Phone: (204) 783-7377
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  • Region: Winnipeg
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Once a season or so, the MCO performs with a local choir, and the concert is invariably one of the season’s most popular. In 2019, the MCO has a particularly ambitious take on this tradition. We’ll be collaborating with Canzona, one of Canada’s top baroque choirs, to perform Handel’s epic Israel in Egypt.

Nearly 30 years have passed since legendary conductor Henry Engbrecht led Canzona through their first season. After a short pause from performing a couple years ago, Canzona has resumed their place as one of the city’s best-loved choirs under the baton of the accomplished Kathleen Allan.

The epic nature of Israel in Egypt, fit for a Hollywood blockbuster, will be given its full due with a 28-voice strong choir and a mighty ensemble of the MCO that includes oboes, bassoons, trumpets, horn, timpani, organ, and harpsichord!

Kathleen Allan -
With a masters in conducting from Yale, the recently appointed Artistic Director of Canzona is also a highly sought after composer and soprano. As a singer, she has appeared as a soloist with the National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, while her compositions have been commissioned, performed and recorded by ensembles throughout the Americas and Europe. In addition to Allan’s intensive gig with Canzona, she somehow also finds time to act as Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Tickets available at McNally Robinson, Organic Planet, online at, or by calling the MCO Ticketline 204-783-7377. 

MCO, Canzona & 'Israel in Egypt'
  • (204) 783-7377
  • 745 Westminster Avenue
  • Winnipeg, MB