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Central Manitoba Youth Choir to Tour Central Region
The Central Manitoba Youth Choir is a group of 50 auditioned singers from throughout the central region. An annual project of the Central Manitoba Choral Association, (CMCA), the purpose of CMYC is to bring together some of the fin-est high school singers in the region, to build a choral community and to prepare and perform outstanding repertoire. CMYC 2019 is conducted by Philip Lapatha of Winnipeg, and accompanied by Loren Hiebert of Altona.
The singers rehearse intensively for two weekends before embarking on a regional tour, which takes place this year from Thursday, Oct. 17, to Monday, Oct. 21. Performance locations and times for this year's tour are as follows: Thursday, October 17, at 7:30 pm at Buhler Hall, Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna as special guests of the Central Manitoba Choral Association Senior Choral Workshop; Friday, October 18 at W.C. Miller Collegiate in Altona at 11 am, Carman Collegiate at 2 pm, Meadowood Estates in Carman at 4 pm, and Westside Community Church in Morden at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 19 at Salem Home in Winkler at 10 am, Silverwinds Colony at 1 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church in Starbuck at 4 pm, and McKenzie United Church in Portage la Prairie at 8 pm; Sunday, October 20 at MacGregor Evangelical Mennonite Church at 10:45 am with a few sacred selections as part of the Sunday morning worship service, and an additional mini-concert at 12:30 pm when they will perform the rest of their repertoire, Cypress River United Church in Cypress River at 3 pm, and Manitou Opera House in Manitou at 7:30 pm; Monday, October 21 at Pilot Mound Collegiate Institute at 10 am, and Prairie Mountain High School in Somerset at 1:30 pm. The tour will close with a performance at 4 pm as special guests of the Junior School Choral Workshop in the Holland Community Hall in Holland. We heartily invite you to attend any of these concerts to hear these talented young singers who have bonded through their love of choral music. Come and listen as they sing together and share their love of music with audiences of all ages across southern Manitoba.