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Created in the summer of 2013, Horizon is a vibrant, high-calibre community choir composed of talented adults aged 26 and over who are madly in love with choral singing! Horizon strives to offer innovative, energetic choral performances that engage a contemporary audience. Horizon will provide a place for singers to continue to hone their choral technique and performance.
Johanna Hildebrand has enjoyed a life-long involvement in music of all styles and genres. Subsequent to the acquisition of Musical Arts and Education degrees from Canadian Mennonite University and the University of Manitoba, she has taught choir and fiddling in various schools, and presently teaches in the Seven Oaks School Division, where she teaches music, choir and fiddling.
Johanna has performed and studied music since the age of two. Her musical interests have multiplied through the years, including various instruments and singing in numerous vocal and instrumental groups, most recently Renaissance Voices and the Canadian Chamber Choir.
Johanna's choral experience includes working with singers of all ages through university, community, public and private schools and she has served as a guest conductor at various Manitoba choral days, including the Provincial Honour Choir. She is currently the choral director of the Rainbow Harmony Project. She is widely travelled and enjoys her links to a variety of interests which include folk festivals, swimming and walking her 100 pound labradoodle!
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The creation of Horizon expands the Prairie Voices family of choirs to meet the needs of a growing choral community. Operating as a sister ensemble to the existing Prairie Voices choir, Horizon will carry on Prairie Voices’ world-renowned tradition of bringing style, energy and passion to the stage.
Masterfully led by artistic director Johanna Hildebrand, Horizon will continue to break new ground in our 2016-17 season. We hope you will join us as this exciting young choir continues to grow!
A born and raised rural Manitoban, Aaron Loeppky has from a young age enjoyed and participated in many things musical. Starting at the piano, Aaron has pursued his enjoyment of playing and singing through his youth and on into the University of Manitoba, where he holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor in Education, with a focus on senior years choral instruction.
Aaron has a variety of experience in the local music scene, including teaching senior years music, past involvement in several local choirs including Prairie Voices, University of Manitoba Singers and Camerata Nova, and numerous accompanying engagements in and around Winnipeg. He now finds himself employed in design, construction and woodworking, and fulfills his love of music as accompanist and assistant director of Horizon.