UManitoba breaks ground on concert hall

September 27, 2021
The University of Manitoba has announced that construction has begun on a $24M concert hall at the Fort Garry campus. The concert hall will have 409 seats, state-of-the-art acoustics, and a stage that can accommodate both a full choir and an orchestra. The hall will host a variety of different performances, including orchestral, choir, opera, and theatre performances. “To have a real bona fide concert hall in the south part of the city is something very new, and very exciting to think what that could mean for Winnipeg,” said UManitoba faculty of music dean Edward Jurkowski. The hall will be the only concert hall venue in south Winnipeg, and construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023. CBC (MB)