The adult choral group, Konektis, will be hosting their annual Fall concert next week with four choirs joining together at Knox United Church in Brandon, on Thursday, November 30th.
Close to 60 singers come from the many different communities across Westman, travelling to Brandon every Friday to rehearse. "That is the highlight of my week, every week," shares Choir Director, Michelle Chyzyk, "to work with a group that exceptional!"
For those who haven’t yet experienced the magic of Konektis, we’ll share a little about the group:
'The name Konektis comes from the universal language of Esperanto and means “connected”. The choir’s mandate is to strive to be connected to the music, the audiences, and to each other. The Konektis 2023 -2024 ensemble is 57 members strong with singers coming from the communities of Killarney, Glenboro, Carberry, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Kola, Virden, and Brandon.'
Each Fall season Konektis holds a concert called, Choral Konektions, where guest choirs are invited to join them, where they each present their own musical arrangements, and then at the end they will join altogether on stage.
"This year’s Konektis is the strongest in its 7-year history with a solid core of returning members and an exciting group of new young singers. The group includes many Westman music educators and some fine singers from Brandon University’s prestigious School of Music," adds Chyzyk.
Konektis is led by conductors Michelle Chyzyk, Marla Fontaine, and Clint McLachlan. Justine Burke is the ensemble’s collaborative pianist. Konektis is fresh off a fulfilling 2022-2023 season that saw them perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, tour to Virden, Minnedosa, and Carberry, and travel to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall.
Please listen to Michelle Chyzyk below as she shares more about the November 30th concert!
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