Manitoba Choral Association
provides resources and creates opportunities for all Manitobans to experience and enjoy choral music.

 

Founded in 1981, the Manitoba Choral Association continues to serve the province with representation from all 7 regions.

MCA is managed by Executive Director, Robert Neufeld.

Flexible Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
At times, our work takes us out of the office. 
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Voices Rising Concert, November 5, 2017 at Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Voices Rising tells the story of the evolution of Canadian culture since 1967 - in a sense, finding our Canadian voice. All the songs presented in this concert have been written over the last 50 years. Existing or new arrangements are being performed chorally, all chosen to illustrate the concept of journey be it physical, emotional, intimate or communal, painful or joyous, and ultimately our national journey. Some of the songs also speak of our relationship with the diverse geography of Canada, and even though many of us never travel to remote places, the images of untamed land are etched in our psyche as Canadians. At the same time, we recognize and feel ownership for iconic buildings and cityscapes. This coincides with Canada’s promotion, and our understanding and vision of diversity as an asset today and as Canada moves forward towards its 200th birthday.

 

Highlights

Gordon Lightfoot’s
Canadian Railroad Trilogy

French Canadian Folksong
V’la l’bonvent

Joni Mitchell’s
Both Sides Now

Ian Tamblyn’s
Wood, Smoke and Oranges

Ian Tyson’s Four
Strong Winds

Leonard Cohen’s
Hallelujah

Neil Young’s
After The Goldrush

Buffy Sainte Marie, Jack Neitzsche, Will Jennings’s
Up Where We Belong

Ann Mortifee’s
Healing Journey

Casimiro Nhussi’s
Ximbimbo and Niassa

Parachute Club’s
Rise Up

Featured Soloists & Choirs

Al Simmons

Bison Men’s Chorus

Casimiro Nhussi with drummers & dancers

Don Amero

Esprit de Choeur

Pembina Trails Voices Chorale

Prairie Voices

Rainbow Harmony Project

St. James-Assiniboia School Division Senior Concert Choir

Steinbach Regional Secondary School Choir

University Of Manitoba Women’s Chorus

World Village Gospel Choir


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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

ChoralFest Manitoba

A non-competitive provincial choral and vocal jazz festival held annually in November. All participants receive an adjudication and a clinic.

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Provincial
Honour Choirs

A weekend of singing with exceptional guest conductors during first week of February each year.

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News and Classifieds

International, national and mostly local choral news along with job opportunities for directors, choristers and accompanists. Occasionally you may find items for sale.

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Choral Music
Library

The MCA library consists of thousands of titles and is searchable online. All collections are available to MCA members free of charge.

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Professional Development

Here you will find a list of upcoming workshops that are of interest to choral enthusiasts. They are provided by MCA and others.

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Choral Concert Calendar

With over 3000 choirs in Manitoba, you might want to take in a few concerts during the year. Members may add their concerts here too.

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FUNDING & SUPPORT

Bert Kroeker Scholarship

To assist Choral Music Education Students with fees and books.

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Frances Seaton Choral Composition Competition

Open to all styles and levels, this competition supports Manitoba composers.

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Endowment Fund

Established to ensure a reliable and continuing source of income to enable MCA to staff its office, and plan choral activities for years to come.

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National Youth Choir

MCA sponsors 4 Manitoba singers to participate in this prestigious choir.

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