Interlake Region

Interlake Choral Association


  • To encourage and promote choral music in the Interlake Region
  • To provide performance opportunities in order to share our music
  • To support our membership by providing access to professional development opportunities
  • To facilitate communication of choral organizations throughout the Interlake Region
  • To represent the Interlake on the board of the Manitoba Choral Association
  • To work with the Manitoba Choral Association to bring opportunities to all Manitoba Singers.

Board of Directors

Kendra Obach, chair
Brenda Chorney, secretary
Leanne Gilbart, treasurer
Lauren Dobko, MCA rep.
Members at large:
Kristine Duke, Beth Emmers, Vhana Moldowan

Upcoming season – Spring 2018


Interlake Adult Choir Day 

Saturday April 7, 2018
Scott Reimer, Guest Conductor
Regional choirs join together in a choral festival featuring:

  • Interlake Adult Choir
  • Interlake Youth Choir 2017 Reunion
  • Selkirk Community Choir
  • Quarry Choristers
  • Concert ($10 @door, Auction Prizes)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
106 Sawchuk Dr, Selkirk
$15 individual or $125 choir entry fee
Optional pre-register by email, or phone (204) 785-1929

Selkirk Community Choir

Kendra Obach, conductor
May 27, 2018 at 7:00
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Sawchuk Dr., Selkirk
This dynamic choir is celebrating its 40th anniversary! They invite you join them on Sunday, May 27 at their spring concert to hear songs from the choir’s history. Additionally, they are very excited to premiere In a Riverside Place, a commissioned work by Kenley Kristofferson.

You can email this choir at

Interlake Youth Choir 2018

Yes, we’re on and anticipating our third year with great enthusiasm! Details coming soon; please check our website. 

Quarry Choristers

Since 1985, the Quarry Choristers have met Sunday evenings to sing, laugh and socialize. Over the years the choristers have developed a wide and varied repertoire – folk, Broadway, contemporary, country, and pop. In 1992, they were awarded the Silver Medal at MusicFest Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally performing throughout Manitoba at various festivals, choral fests, conventions and Christmas concerts, in 1997 the group took a new direction – Dinner Theatre! They haven’t looked back! 

“Sit down! You’re Rockin’ the Boat!”
The Quarry Choristers will be presenting “Rockin’ the Boat,” at their Dinner Theatre in May 2018. This year’s show finds the cast on a cruise ship. After some mix ups on the dock, a bunch of TV Super Fans find themselves unknowingly on a murder mystery game cruise! Please join us  for some nautical nonsense and musical fun!

All dinner shows start at 6:30, doors open 5:30. Tickets are $45.
Please call Sheila at (204) 467-8619.

  • Thursday, May 3
  • Friday, May 4
  • Saturday, May 5
  • Sunday, May 6
  • Thursday, May 10
  • Friday, May 11
  • Saturday, May 12

Special Dessert Matinee performance is Saturday, May 12, 1:30pm, doors open 12:30.
Matinee tickets are $25. Any questions or for more info, call Julie at 204-886-2365 or 204-886-2170.
Thanks for the interest! Look forward to seeing you there!

Tabula Rasa

Kendra Obach, conductor
After a terrific winter concert on March 3rd, Tabula Rasa is preparing for another one in June. Stay tuned for details.

Back Pew Boys

Karen Jackson, conductor
The Back Pew Boys have been a feature male choir in the Selkirk area for many years.  From September through May, men from various church congregations and area communities share their joy of singing on Thursday evenings at Selkirk United Church. 

During the Christmas season, Back Pew Boys annual performances include participating in the Interlake Choral Association’s Advent Concert and singing at Woodland Court, a Seniors Residence in Selkirk. This past December they also performed at two venues as part of Selkirk’s Holiday Alley event. Other special events include charity fundraisers, church anniversaries, and retirement events. 

Spring Concert at Selkirk United Church
Thursday, May 24, 7pm


Karen Jackson, conductor
Octavia Women’s Choir, formed seven years ago, brings together women from Selkirk and surrounding communities who love to sing! Starting in September, they meet three Saturday mornings a month for practices at the little Cloverdale United Church in the country. The church has fabulous acoustics, ideal for performances.

During the Christmas season, Octavia participates in the Interlake Choral Association’s annual Advent Concert and sings at Woodland Court, a Seniors Residence in Selkirk. This past December they also performed at two venues as part of Selkirk’s Holiday Alley event. Other special events include charity fundraisers, church anniversaries, and retirement events.

Octavia’s music choices are quite eclectic, with concert themes such as “Country, Classic, and Celtic,” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” This spring, they are putting together a “Jukebox Musical” which will feature songs from various movies.  

Spring Concert at Cloverdale United Church
Friday, June 1, 7pm, and Sunday, June 3, 2pm