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ChoralFest

ChoralFest is a two-week festival in November open to all Manitoba school, community, and church choirs. Our accomplished clinicians work with each group at its own level, no matter their level of experience. 

ABOUT

ChoralFest is an annual two-week, non-competitive festival that provides choirs and conductors an opportunity to work with choral specialists from across the continent. The festival invites all levels and styles of choral singing, including vocal jazz. Approximately 150 choirs and 6,000 singers participate each year.

ChoralFest is open to all choirs; no matter a choir’s level of experience, our clinicians work with each group at its own level. Participating choirs must be members of MCA. For more information on membership with MCA, click here.

Although ChoralFest is non-competitive, clinicians may recommend choirs to represent Manitoba at the national annual festival, MusicFest Canada.

​Audience members are welcome. Cost is $5/day or $25/festival pass, payable by cash, debit, or credit card at the door.

CHORALFEST 2023

ChoralFest 2023 will run from November 13 to 21, 2023

  • Senior & Middle Years & Community Choirs (Nov 13-18)

    • Dr. Adam Con (Victoria, BC)

    • Michelle Chyzyk (Virden, MB)

    • Philip Lapatha (Winnipeg)

    • Kristel Peters (Winnipeg)

  • Early & Middle Years In-School Clinics (Nov 13-17)

    • Nedra Francis (Winnipeg)

    • Janna Reid (Winnipeg)

  • Vocal Jazz Ensembles (Nov 20-21)

    • Christine Guter (CA, USA)

    • Jamond McCoy (CA, USA)

    • Karly Epp (Winnipeg)

  • NEW! Regional Clinics  (Nov 13-19)

    • Dr. Elroy Friesen (Winnipeg)

    • Dr. Catherine Robbins (Winnipeg)

More Info

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Schedule & Format

ChoralFest has something for everyone! Choirs of all styles and ages will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their singing skills and technique at ChoralFest.

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Regional Tour

NEW for 2023, ChoralFest will take to the road for a special pilot project! If you are located in the Westman, Parkland, or Norman regions, you may have the opportunity to experience ChoralFest in your own community. 

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Clinicians

We are excited to announce the choral and vocal jazz specialists for our 2023 festival! 

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Registration

Registration is now open for ChoralFest 2023! Register your choirs for an inspiring and educational experience. Register by Monday, October 9 to secure your spot.

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Venues

We are thrilled to welcome groups back to Prairie Spirit United Church for the choral portion of the  festival. New this year, the vocal jazz segment will be at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre. 

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FAQ's

Still have questions about ChoralFest? Check out our new FAQ page to find information you might be looking for.

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Volunteer

Want to get involved with this exciting program? We need many volunteers to make ChoralFest a success! You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you’d like.

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Partnerships

​MCA invites local, provincial, and national businesses and organizations to partner with us to make ChoralFest a success! There are several ways you can support ChoralFest and promote your business or organization at the same time.

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Program

Download the ChoralFest 2023 program here.

Thank you to our Sponsors

MCA is able to hold this exciting event thanks to generous funding from our key sponsors. We acknowledge support from Manitoba Arts Council, the Province of Manitoba's Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund, Sing Canada Harmony, Long & McQuade, and the Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba.

 

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact MCA for more details

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