Marion Newman


Marion Newman


On the concert stage, Marion has performed with the best ensembles, symphonies and choirs across Canada. Her extensive repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, De Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Mozart’s Requiem. Marion has been featured five times as a soloist on CBC’s National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, and opened the 2002 Royal Golden Jubilee Gala at Roy Thomson Hall, where she performed the National Anthem before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Upcoming appearances include world premieres of several works, operas and concerts that speak to Marion’s First Nations identity. She is much sought after as an advisor for arts organizations wishing to take an active and continuing role in reconciliation.

In 2016/17, Marion debuted as a soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah (Gordon Gerrard, conductor) and again with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (under Rosemary Thomson). She also performed Dustin Peter’s Thunderbird with Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings, and gave a solo recital at Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

Marion’s discography includes The Lesson of Da Ji, an opera by Canadian composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and librettist Marjorie Chan, with Marion in the title role, five discs with the Aradia Ensemble for Naxos and Sea Change, with Continuum Contemporary Music.