Mass Appeal – coming in September

Dear Friends of WAC,

We have been working on a fun new music event that we want to tell you about, and I am hoping that you will help us spread the word. Mass Appeal is a series of concerts taking place in Winnipeg in September, where the performers are anyone who wants to take part!

Each Mass Appeal event is a 30-minute concert featuring a different type of musical instrument, performed under the guidance of a Music Director who has prepared a repertoire suitable for players of all ages and skill levels. Anyone interested in being a part of the ensemble can download the music from Musicians can practice the songs on their own and then show up at the scheduled time and place for a group rehearsal followed by the performance. The website contains tips, links, videos and sound files for the songs to be performed, and the music selections range from very easy to more challenging, so that there is something for everyone.

We encourage everyone to visit to find out more and to follow @massappealWPG on Twitter. Thanks for helping get the word out!


Dominic Lloyd
Program & Arts Development Manager
Winnipeg Arts Council
103-110 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K7
(t) 204.943.7668 (f) 204.942.8669

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Thursday September 1: Mass Appeal Choir Union Station Rehearsal 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Concert 7:30 – 8:00 pm Music Director: Ben Campbell, music teacher and performer with Winnipeg’s hottest a cappella group Those Guys Thursday September 8: Mass Appeal Horns The Cube Rehearsal 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Concert 7:30 – 8:00 pm Music Director: Todd Martin, Dirty Catfish Brass Band and regular guest with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Saturday September 10 – Mass Appeal Fiddles St. Norbert Farmers Market Rehearsal 10:00 – 11:00 am; Concert 11:30 am – 12:00 noon Music Director: Patti Kusturok, three-time Grand North American fiddle champion, teacher, and performer Thursday September 15 – Mass Appeal Ukuleles Oodena Celebration Circle (The Forks) Rehearsal 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Concert 7:30 – 8:00 pm Music Director: Kate Ferris, recording artist, and teacher, Winnipeg Folk Festival Folk School.


About the Winnipeg Arts Council: The Winnipeg Arts Council Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with charitable status, charged by the City of Winnipeg to distribute funding to arts organizations and artists, to manage the City’s Public Art Policy, and to foster development of the arts for the people of Winnipeg. As a pre-eminent city-building organization, the Winnipeg Arts Council focuses on the quality of life in the city and how arts and culture determines Winnipeg’s reputation as a City of the Arts, nationally and internationally.