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
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.