Winnipeg Boy’s Choir
Celebrating its 95th season in 2019-20, the Winnipeg Boy’s Choir (WBC) is an auditioned group dedicated to high-quality music making and vocal training in a convivial atmosphere. Possibly Canada’s oldest freestanding boys’ choir, it was founded as a treble choir in 1925 by the Men’s Musical Club, an organization important in the inception and early days of many local institutions, including the Music Festival, the Philharmonic Choir, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Led by Artistic Director and Treble Chorus conductor Carolyn Boyes, the choir presents two concerts each season, while the Treble and Senior Choruses, together and separately, regularly perform with our city’s finest arts organizations and support our community through fundraising and outreach performances. For nearly a decade, the Senior Chorus, now under Spencer Duncanson, has guided maturing singers through the voice change as they develop vocal confidence and musical sophistication; their presence has vastly expanded the repertoire open to the choir. Assistant Conductor Albert Bergen and Rehearsal Conductor Larry Weckwerth, together with pianists Deena Grier and Lisa Rumpel, round out the artistic staff, offering their invaluable musical support and expertise to the benefit of singers and audiences alike.