A choir made up of singers from across Southwestern Manitoba will be back on-stage Friday in Brandon.
Konektis is an adult choir based in Brandon. The name Konektis comes from the language of Esperanto and means “connected”. The choir's mandate is to connect to their music, audiences, and each other. In 2021, Manitoba Choral Association awarded this ensemble its New Voice Award.
Konektis originated in 2016 under artistic director Michelle Chyzyk, a recipient of the Manitoba Choral Association’s inaugural Award for Artistic Excellence.
“We have a busy spring ahead and our choir made up of almost 50 members has been busy practicing and looks forward to getting on stage. We’ll be in Brandon Friday night at First Presbyterian Church and then we have a rural tour after that.”
The rural stop includes Killarney and Manitou on March 2nd, Virden April 4th and final concert is set for April 13th back in Brandon.
“People can expect and visual and oral feast as only Konektis can provide. People should expect music of all styles, different languages and some very contemporary compositions. We have three conductors. I conduct along with Marla Fontaine and Clint McLachlan" said Chyzyk.
The Konektis singers hail from many different Manitoba communities and from many walks of life. Many singers are graduates of Brandon University’s music program.