Mass Appeal is a four part series of concerts presented by the Winnipeg Arts Council over the next two weeks performed at various venues. Each concert will feature a different instrument.
The first concert featured the instrument most people are born with – the voice. The many voices participating were part of the choir.
The interesting thing about this concert series is that everyone is welcome to perform. Each concert is two hours with the first hour and a half dedicated to rehearsals under the guidance of a Music Director. The last half hour is when the stars shine in their performance.
Part one of the series was at Union Station where many folks showed up to participate as either performers or audience members.
Choir was the theme and the acoustics in the train station were quite amazing as six selections were performed.
The show started off with Immortal Bach. The Weakerthans One Great City was next, followed by Stan Rogers’ Barrett’s Privateers. The Beatles Blackbird flew nicely throughout the domed building. The evening ended off on a very happy note with Happy penned by Pharrell Williams.
Next week horns is the theme (Thu. Sept. 8 at the Cube 6-8 p.m.). Fiddles 10 a.m. – 12 noon Sept. 10 at St. Norbert Farmers Market. The last concert in the series will be at Oodena Circle at the Forks Sept. 15 6 – 8 p.m. where the theme will be ukuleles.
For more info and to find out how to participate check out the website at massappealwinnipeg.ca