Camerata Nova

Camerata Nova

Adult Contemporary Classical Indigenous


Carolyn Rickey
PMB 125 30-360 Main St, Unit 13 B Winnipeg MB Canada R3C3Z8
1 204 918 4547


"You never know what you're going to get..."

Camerata Nova is a vocal group without fear, performing Renaissance, Aboriginal-infused and contemporary music. Often singing a cappella, the non-profit group also enjoys accompaniment from didgeridoos, crystal bowls, all kinds of percussion, and/or early instruments. Since 1996, they continue to push the envelope, offering authentic early music performances, premieres of Manitoba compositions and an eclectic array in between. Camerata Nova has issued four CDs: Camerata Nova, Mystica, Nova Noël and Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America, as well as a DVD Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights). Camerata Nova is led by a quartet of extraordinary individuals: Artistic Director and Resident Composer Andrew Balfour, and Music Directors Mel Braun, Vic Pankratz, and John Weins.

Our Mission

To perform early, contemporary and Aboriginal-infused vocal chamber concerts for local, national and international audiences, offering excellence, experimentation and collaboration. We express the Prairie urban reality, we give our audiences the opportunity to learn about and experience early music and we work to build engagement both within our group and with the community.

Our Vision

Camerata Nova continues to evolve in our imaginative, risk-taking, quirky way. Our musical pillars remain early, contemporary and Aboriginal-infused music but we can enjoy straying from the path... Our strengths are innovative programming, collaboration and community (we are family). Through professional artistry and management, we are widely known for our ability to take the choral experience to a new level, using musical and, at times, theatrical and visual design to engage our audience, live or digitally, in a profound, surprising experience. Camerata Nova reaches up, reaches out but its roots are deep in Prairie soil.

Camerata Nova is Registered Charity No. 87005 8518 RR0001.



Camerata Nova and Skye Consort - A l'entrada del tens clar by Camerata Nova

Camerata Nova - Take the Indian by Camerata Nova

RED & WHITE UNPLUGGED by Camerata Nova

A Winnipeg Jets Chant by Camerata Nova

Camerata Nova and Skye Consort - Dans la ville de Paris by Camerata Nova


Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America

Camerata Nova Live: Christmas in Early America Camerata Nova

Released: November 30, 2013

Label: Independent

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Wa Wa Tey Wak

Wa Wa Tey Wak Camerata Nova

Released: February 11, 2007

Label: Independent

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Nova Noel

Nova Noel Camerata Nova

Released: December 25, 2006

Label: Indepdendent

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Mystica Camerata Nova

Released: January 1, 2004

Label: Independent

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Camerata Nova

Camerata Nova Camerata Nova

Released: April 1, 2002

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