Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir Golden Era Bursaries

Ann Lugsdin Memorial Bursary

Barbara Pearce Memorial Award

Caledonian Singers Peter Buchan Memorial Bursary

Camerata Nova Bursary

Catherine & Bruce Jones Bursaries

Emmanuel Horch Memorial Bursaries

Frances E. Wickberg Bursary

James Vaclav Machovec Memorial Bursary

John Melnyk Memorial Bursary

Junior Musical Club Bursary

Len Hew Bursary

M. Winnifred Sim Bursary

Madge O. Stevens Memorial Bursary

Mary Campbell Memorial Bursaries

Muriel Waldie Memorial Bursary

Norman Phillips Bursaries

Stewart M. Thomson Memorial Bursary

W.H. Anderson Family Bursary

Walter & Helen Bohonos Award

Walter Klymkiw Memorial Bursary

Wednesday Morning Musicale Award and Bursaries

Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir and Choir Alumni Golden Era Bursaries



Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir and Choir Alumni Golden Era Bursaries



The Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir and the Choir Alumni Golden Era Bursaries were established at the choir’s 50th anniversary to commemorate its golden era of music making.

Helen Litz, founder/director, has been a strong supporter of the Winnipeg Music Festival since her earliest childhood. Her involvement included singing in solo classes, school choirs and the Winnipeg Girls’ choir, also adjudicating and volunteering where needed. She founded the Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir which performed in festivals throughout the choir’s golden era, being awarded the George S. Mathieson National trophy as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Trophy at the Winnipeg Music Festival.

The choir responded to invitations to represent Canada at the International Eisteddfod and many international music festivals, being awarded one of the top prizes in each of these competitions. Among the many hi-lights of these international competitions, the choir was awarded 1st prize over all categories of the Montreux Rencontres Internationales, including children’s, adult SATB, ladies SSA and male voice choirs.

The purpose of the Mennonite Children’s Choir - to glorify God and spread joy as musical ambassadors - remained unchanged throughout the golden era, making it possible for ORDINARY children to experience EXTRAORDINARY music-making ANYWHERE, to the GLORY OF GOD EVERYWHERE.

The Mennonite Children’s Choir Alumni Golden Era Bursary is awarded to an inter-generational, adult or 19 years and under choir as selected by the adjudicator.

The Mennonite Children’s Choir Golden Era Bursary is awarded to a 16 years and under choir as selected by the adjudicator.