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MB SINGS

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ABOUT

Once a year, singers from all over the province and surrounding regions come together for an inspiring weekend of music and community-building with accomplished and respected conductors from across the continent. Formerly known as Provincial Honour Choirs, the MB Sings program focuses on intensive rehearsals, followed by a final concert where singers can show off what they’ve learned to families and friends.

"It gives me the chance to be part of a choral community. Being so fully immersed in music and sharing the love of music builds such a sense of community that I get to be a part of."

-2020 MB Sings participant

 

MB Sings is made up of 3 choirs: the Junior Choir (singers in grades 5 - 8), the Senior Choir (singers in grades 9 - 12), and the Adult Choir (ages 18+). Registration is open to all, regardless of choral experience or singing ability. 

DETAILS

We look forward to celebrating a return to in-person programming in 2023!

The 2023 MB Sings program will run from Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29. Rehearsals take place at Gordon Bell High School (Winnipeg) Friday evening and all day Saturday. On Saturday evening, singers and their families are invited to participate in a “Saturday Night Live” event that sees a performance from a local professional ensemble, as well as musical acts from the singers themselves.

Note all singers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian submit a completed health & consent form. Please submit this form no later than Thursday, January 26.

On Sunday afternoon, following a short rehearsal, singers take to the stage to show off all they have learned for their family and friends at the closing concert. This year's finale concert will take place at Portage Avenue Church (Winnipeg), and will feature guest choir Horizon (Winnipeg) singing the 2022 winning composition of the Frances Seaton Choral Competition, Refraction by Manitoba composer Leanne Cooper-Carrier. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. The venue sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets early!

Online ticket sales will close on Saturday, January 28 at midnight. After that, tickets may be purchased at the door by cash or credit card.

CONDUCTORS

We are excited to welcome our 2023 conductors:

 

Junior Choir: Jorrel Camuyong (Winnipeg) & Nancy Gomes Fast (Niverville, MB)

Senior High Choir: Alisa Wiebe (Winnipeg)

Adult Choir: Dr. Melissa Morgan (Regina, SK)

REGISTER

We are now accepting registrations for MB Sings 2023 (formerly Provincial Honour Choirs)! Cost is $100* for the full weekend, and includes:

  • Friday/Saturday rehearsals, Sunday performance

  • Friday/Saturday snacks, Saturday dinner

  • MB Sings 2023 t-shirt

  • Loaned copies of the music

  • Pencil & music folder

Registration is now closed. There may still be limited spots to register. Contact us for more information.

 

Please note that after January 9 there will be no refunds for registration cancellations.

​​*Bursaries are available to offset the cost of the program to those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact info@mbchoralassociation.ca to obtain a bursary application form.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our generous funders and sponsors for this year's MB Sings!

VOLUNTEER

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

 

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Venue setup and teardown

  • Singer registration

  • Meal/snack setup and cleanup

  • Youth supervision

  • Concert ushering

  • Selling/taking tickets 

Please fill in MCA’s volunteer form to volunteer for MB Sings. If you prefer one or more of the tasks listed above, you may indicate this on the form.

Note: To volunteer you may be asked to complete and provide copies of both a Provincial Child Abuse Registry and a Criminal Record Search. You will receive more information about this process once your volunteer application has been approved.

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