Winnipeg choir Camerata Nova offering up the "Jets Chant" in front of the MTS Centre. (Sophie Katz)
This chant is a celebration of the return of a team that has captured the hearts and minds of hockey fans everywhere.
—Andrew Balfour, Artistic Director of Camerata Nova
This chant about the Winnipeg Jets is a combination of two passions.
I have always loved hockey, the game, the iconic Canadian story and legend that captivates so many minds and hearts. As a Winnipegger I have always followed the Jets, even though 'my' team has always been the Montreal (Canadians). Growing up here and loving hockey, I have a special place in my hockey heart for our beloved Jets. True civic pride!!
This last April was a watershed for our city with the return of the Jets, and I have never seen the city so full of joy for a sporting team.
Video filmed & edited by Conrad Sweatman & Sophie Katz
At the same time, I have always loved chant. When I was nine, I started to sing in the Men & Boys choir at All Saints Anglican Church in Winnipeg, and a large part of that musical commitment was chanting psalms, every Sunday.