Provincial Honour Choirs
attracts singers from all areas of Manitoba for an extraordinary weekend of choral music making.
Students from grades 5-8 form the Junior Choir and students from grade 9-12 form the Senior High. Adults of all ages form a third choir. Intense training by accomplished and respected conductors inspire the choristers throughout the three days in February. The weekend culminates on Sunday with what is truly a magical concert.
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36th Annual Provincial Honour Choirs – 2018
February 2, 3 & 4, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
Friday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 3
(see schedule below)
Gordon Bell High School
3 Borrowman Place, Winnipeg, MB
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Premier Performance of the Frances Seaton Choral Composition Competition 2017 winner, TBA
Adults: $10; Students $5; 12 yrs & under: Free
Available at the door
Choirs and Conductors (2017)
Junior School Choir (gr. 5-8) - Geung Kroeker-Lee (Winnipeg)
Senior School Choir (gr. 9-12) - Elroy Friesen (Winnipeg)
Adult Choir - Mark Bartel (Wichita, Kansas)
Students are auditioned by an impressive team of auditioners throughout Manitoba. Conductors and teachers are asked to ensure the high quality of this program by recommending their best singers.
- Singers in the Adult Choir are not required to audition.
- Students who are current members of a regional youth choir, a school division honour choir or an auditioned community children’s or youth choir in Manitoba may apply without being auditioned. Their conductors are asked to supply audition information to the Manitoba Choral Association (MCA) office. All others may contact the MCA office to arrange an audition.
Recommendation by conductors/teachers does not guarantee a position at PHC. Space is limited; the PHC Audition Team and Conductors will have the final decision on the composition of the choirs.
Travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the singer.
All participants pay a registration fee of $85.00.
- PHC T-shirt
- use of music for the weekend
- one meal and snacks
Recordings of the concert and official photos are also available shortly after the concert.
Schedule 2018 (TENTATIVE)
Friday – 6:00 - 9:00 PM : Registration and Rehearsal
Saturday – Rehearsals: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM Saturday Night Live (any singers that wish to perform & a performance by a guest group)
Sunday – Dress Rehearsal and Photos: 12:00 PM, Concert: 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Rehearsals take place at Gordon Bell High School, 3 Borrowman Place, Winnipeg, MB
The Concert takes place at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
PHC began as part of the Provincial Choral Festival in 1982. By 1987, the conference needed a weekend of its own. Between 70 to 80 auditioners across Manitoba chose singers from all regions of the province to participate in two choirs; the Junior Choir (grades 6 - 8) and the Senior Choir (grades 9 - 12). Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg has hosted the conference since 1987.