Sun, Jul 17|
Manotick United Church
Kongero w/Canadian Showtime Chorus Ensemble
"Oh, how beautiful! The music from these four skilled and talented singers is clear as bells, poetic, and moving. Refined and varied arrangements that really stand out in the middle of the beautiful sounds. A solace and great comfort for a stressed-out editor."- Peter Ahlbom, Spelmannen magazine
Time & Location
Jul 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Manotick United Church, 5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5, Canada
About the event
A great weekend filled with a workshop (July 16, 2022) and a concert July 17th.
This Sunday night concert features:Kongero is a Swedish vocal group, consisting of the four female folk music singers Lotta Andersson, Emma Bjorling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott and Anna Wikenius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members all attended a Nordic folk music conference. By chance they started singing together and found that their voices and harmonies blended perfectly. Since then they have performed at many of the major folk music scenes and festivals and at several a cappella and chamber music festivals aswell as doing tours in Europe, Asia and The Americas. They also do well-received church concerts, school concerts, tours, perform at business events, and conduct workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies. Kongero’s repertoire consists of traditional and original songs and tunes arranged by the members. Kongero tells tales of life, with moving love songs, dramatic medieval ballads, witty ditties, and spirited dances. Their music is characterized by tight harmonies, inciting rhythms, and the clarity of their beautiful voices. With con dence, technical skill, irresistible playfulness and brilliant arrangements, they create a unique sound that brings the traditional music from past to present. They call the genre Swedish Folk'apella.
Kicking the night off is a local chorus, Canadian Showtime Chorus Ensemble. Canadian Showtime Chorus (CSC) is a competitive women’s singing group and a member of Sweet Adeline’s International. Ranked in the TOP 20 of more than 500 choruses world-wide, CSC presents a repertoire of barbershop harmony and a cappella music.
General Admission Concert
Doors open 6:30 pm$35.00
Senior Concert Only
Doors open 6:30 pm$30.00