Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 3:00PM

Manitou Opera House

KONEKTIS in concert Manitou Opera House
325 Main Street
Saturday March 2, 2024
3pm (doors open 2:30pm)
Rush seating Tickets $15 (17 & under $10
202-242-4287 for more info

Konektis is an adult choir based in Brandon, Manitoba. The name Konektis comes from the language of Esperanto and means “connected”. Indeed, the mandate of this charismatic choir is to connect to their music, their audiences, and to each other. In 2021, Manitoba Choral Association awarded this ensemble it’s New Voice Award.

Konektis originated in 2016 under artistic director Michelle Chyzyk who was a recipient of the Manitoba Choral Association’s inaugural Award for Artistic Excellence. The group is led by conductors Michelle Chyzyk of Virden and Marla Fontaine of Brandon with Justine Burke of Carberry at the piano. Clint McLachlan capably fills the role of vocal coach and assistant conductor.

The current Konektis singers hail from eight different Manitoba communities and from many walks of life. Many singers are graduates of Brandon University’s prestigious music program.
The ensemble is proud to feature two of Manitou’s finest young singers – Jackson Hacault and Sarah Sharpe. They are valuable members of our group.

In the 2022-2023 season, Konektis enjoyed collaborations with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, three local community choirs, and three Westman high school choirs. Their busy season also featured a cabaret at a local nightclub and concerts in four Westman towns. The season ending with a thrilling performance at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Carrie Tennant and Jamie Hillman,

The concert repertoire for the Manitou concert is extremely varied featuring folk music from different countries, sacred music, pop arrangements, choreography, and inclusion of various instrumentalists. Much of the repertoire has been performed at conductor Marla Fontaine’s Masters of Choral Conducting Recital. We guarantee some vibrant choral singing -a visual and aural feast to be enjoyed by all ages.

We would be thrilled to have you join us!


Manitou Opera House, 325 Main Street, Manitou, Manitoba

Contact Info

Name Lindy Sharpe
Phone (204) 242-4287
Email lindysharpemb@gmail.com

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