Press Release for “The Nadeau Ensemble: A Prairie Christmas” 

Janelle Nadeau Ensemble keeps tradition alive with A Prairie Christmas

Manitoba’s Nadeau will evoke Christmas spirit in Manitoba

(October XX, 2016 – Winnipeg, MB) Coming home to the Prairies is what Christmas is all about for Manitoba harpist/vocalist Janelle Nadeau. Nadeau will celebrate the traditions of Christmas by hitting the road with a new ensemble to entertain Manitobans from December 1-8, 2016.

Janelle Nadeau Ensemble: A Prairie Christmas is a captivating concert of music that honours the season’s traditions and celebrates family. Familiar hymns such as, What Child is This and Angels We Have Heard On High will ring out as Janelle’s Ensemble carries the audience through the evening.

‘We want the audience to sit back and enjoy the enchanting journey of our music. We will share our Christmas memories and create new ones for friends and families attending,’ explains Nadeau.

In an intimate atmosphere, audience members will enjoy the sounds of Nadeau on pedal harp and vocals – along with her friends from acclaimed group Winter Harp, world renowned Kim Robertson on Celtic Harp/vocals and Joaquin Ayala with a special collection of rare instruments dating back to the 9th century.

Tour dates:

  • Dec. 1, 2016 – Sacred Heart Church, Fannystelle, MB
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Buhler Hall, Gretna, MB
  • Dec. 8, 2016 – Club Regent (1415 Regent Avenue), Winnipeg, MB. Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets $20-$25 @ or 1-855-985-5000

**Please note: All ages are welcome to the Club Regent Event Centre

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For more info or to schedule an interview contact:

Janelle Johnson, Publicist

Sound Strategy Music

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“I really was impressed by Janelle’s talent, poise, humour and her all-around good sense in reading her audience.” — Killarney Guide

“I am feeling so privileged that I just have to share this with you. I attended the concert put on by the Flin Flon Arts Council last night and I do not remember ever attending a concert that was so compelling, so beautiful and so haunting. I still have the wondrous strains rolling thru my mind. Thank you for your part in continuing to bring this high level of entertainment to our doorstep. A job well done.” — Linda

“Nadeau’s natural soprano voice added its own charm, performing What Child is This with sweet innocence as well as expressive Friendly Beasts.” — Winnipeg Free Press

“Our amazing performance and stage presence was something the people of Souris have never witnessed. Great job…” — Grant

“Janelle seems to become the song, rather than be a person reading music and playing an instrument” — Faye


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Dear Ms. Nadeau

Being the ‘rock & roll’ kind of guy that I am, my girlfriend had to drag me kicking and screaming to your troupe’s recent performance here in Winnipeg.  At the time, I could have named a half dozen things (shovelling the sidewalk, clipping my dog’s toenails, etc) I would rather be doing than being locked in an old downtown theatre for two hours listening to fairy music.

Three days later it would be impossible for me to shower you and your Winter Harp troupe with any more deserving accolades than you’ve already received.  Suffice to say your harp playing left my knees weak and my mind spell-bound.  Never have I experienced such visual grace coupled with such strength and finesse.

Thank you for your dedication to your life-long learning and mastery of music, and opening my eyes, ears, and mind to a completely different kind of medium.   Your touring venture outside the borders of British Columbia to Winnipeg was very much appreciated.

My girlfriend and I look forward to a repeat performance from you and your Winter Harp next year,


~ Ken, Winnipeg