Winnipeg a cappella group — Antiphony — is about to represent Manitoba in Halifax at “Podium,” one of Canada’s top musical gatherings. But before they go, they’re asking a live Winnipeg audience to tell them which pieces they like best!
Antiphony is inviting Winnipeg to join them on Saturday, April 26 for a “by donation” concert, when they will present one of their most ambitious concerts yet — a musical feast featuring new arrangements and old favourites.
The musical line-up ranges from well-known pop tunes and Georgian folk from Eastern Europe, to dixieland swing and soundscapes from Scandinavia. The concert will feature new arrangements by me and Scott Reimer.
We were honoured with an invitation to be featured on the national stage.
— Scott Reimer
Reimer’s arrangement of pop favourite Billie Jean, has been an audience favourite.
The “by donation” concert will take place at the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre at 7:30 on April 26th.
Antiphony is a Winnipeg-based, self-directed a cappella ensemble made up of nine young creative professionals who have conducted and sung in Manitoba’s finest choral ensembles. Antiphony released their first full-length album, Convergence, in the spring of 2013. Convergence was just nominated for two CARA Awards (Contemporary A Cappella Recordings Awards). Their album followed the release of their EP debut in 2010, Point In Space. In 2010, Antiphony was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, where it joined a select number choirs from across North America in a premiere of acclaimed composer Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost.
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Proceeds from the concert on the 26th will help send Antiphony to Halifax in mid-May, where they will represent Manitoba as a “spotlight” ensemble at Podium 2014, the Association of Canadian Choral Communities’ biannual symposium.