Ensemble - University of Manitoba Women's Chorus

The Women's Chorus is a female-voice only ensemble.

Instructed by: Dr. Elroy Friesen
Who is eligible: Auditions are open to all Faculty of Music students, University of Manitoba students* and community members*

*Non-credit students will be charged a nominal fee
Days and times:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:15 pm
Fall and Winter terms, Fitzgerald Annex

Monday, October 17 - 7:30 pm
The Women's Chorus perform in conjunction with the UM Symphony and the Millenia jazz ensemble as part of the Winnipeg Symphony's Music of the Impressionists Festival.  Location: Centennial Concert Hall
  Sing! Annual Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 3 - 2:30 pm
in conjunction with the University Singers and Concert Choir.  Location:  Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street
  Mendelssohn's Elijah
Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25 - 8:00 pm
in conjunction with the University Singers, Concert Choir and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  Featured soloists include Monica Huisman (soprano), Catherine Daniel (mezzo-soprano), John Tessier (tenor) and Greg Dahl (baritone).  Location:  Centennial Concert Hall















The University of Manitoba Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Elroy Friesen, is comprised of singers from the Desautels Faculty of Music, the wider university campus, and the surrounding community.  This choir was founded in 1990 by Dr. Henry Engbrecht, and enjoys collaborating in performances with various arts organizations including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Prairie Voices, Canzona, Musik Barock and the WSO New Music Festival.  They had the honour of singing at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, and they recently performed the Canadian premiere of From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez by Abbie Betinis - recorded and broadcast by CBC.  The U of M Women’s Chorus has performed across Canada, and most recently travelled to Iceland for their first overseas tour. Plans are underway for an international performance tour in Winter 2015.
For further information on the Women's Chorus, contact Elroy Friesen at 204.474.6016 or by email.