Aurora Musicale. Founded in 1978 to 'provide Winnipeg with an organized series of chamber concerts featuring traditional and newer repertoire with a variety of instrumentation'. The organization has commissioned over a dozen chamber works in its first 12 years with support from the Canada Council and the MAC. Along with artistic director Patricia Spencer, associate artistic director Barbara Riske, Ada Bronstein, and other soloists, the group has featured prominent Winnipeg chamber groups as guest artists in its recital series. The Aurora Musicale ensemble has done numerous CBC broadcasts and it recorded Robert Turner'sShadow Pieces (1981, 7-ACM 15). Commissioned works have included Diana McIntosh'sLuminaries (1979), Bruce Carlson's Sextet (1980), Kenneth Nichols'Sextet(1980), Robert Turner's Shadow Pieces (1981), James Hiscott'sThe Flowering Forest (1982), Mark Hand's Angel Dance (1984), Blakeman Welch'sCelebration Sextet (1986), Michael Matthews'10th Anniversary Piece (1988), David Scott's Archipelago (1990), and Bruce Shavers' Untitled (1991).