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)

Rehearsals

Friday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 3
(see schedule below)
Gordon Bell High School
3 Borrowman Place, Winnipeg, MB

Concert

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., Winnipeg
Special Guests:
TBA
Premier Performance of the Frances Seaton Choral Composition Competition 2017 winner, TBA
Adults: $10; Students $5; 12 yrs & under: Free
Available at the door

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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)

View conductors' biographies

Auditions

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.

Exceptions

  1. Singers in the Adult Choir are not required to audition.
  2. 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.

Additional Audition Information

Accommodation

Travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the singer.

Registration

Fees

All participants pay a registration fee of $85.00.

Fees include:

  • 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. 

Deadline

November 30

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
Full Schedule

Locations

Rehearsals take place at Gordon Bell High School, 3 Borrowman Place, Winnipeg, MB
The Concert takes place at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB
Maps

History

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.


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