Girls: Grades 5 to 8
Monika Lukomska: Conductor
Kimberly Lapatha: Pianist
Location: Canadian Mennonite University – Laudamus Rectal Hall, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Time: Wednesdays, 5 – 7:35 p.m.
Consistent winners in festivals and competitions, Chorale provides a stimulating choral experience for girls grades five through eight; placement depending on experience and vocal development. The girls who are invited to sing with Chorale demonstrate a high level of commitment to rehearsals, camps and tours as they are challenged to develop their personal vocal technique (pure vowel sounds, breath control), music reading skills and listening skills. The girls work together to produce exceptional tone colour and vibrant sound. Strong choral independence is mastered by each girl through singing the best in children's choral literature. They sing in unison, two, three and four parts.
Chorale participates in four PTV Concerts each year, tours annually and appears regularly as guest artists.
Monika Lukomska, Conductor
Born and raised in Poland, Monika attended the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. After she immigrated to Canada she completed both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Manitoba. Ms. Lukomska also holds an Orff Certificate from the University of Manitoba and has completed a five-year certification program in choral conducting from the Institute of Culture in Koszalin, Poland. She has held the position of music specialist at Ecole Garden Grove School since 1993. Her school choirs had been awarded many trophies at the Winnipeg Music Festival including the prestigious Beth Douglas Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding public school choir. Ms Monika Lukomska is the second recipient of the Michael J. Proudfoot Trophy for Choral Excellence given yearly to a conductor who most demonstrates passion for choral music, a drive to produce excellence in the choirs with which they work and a history of performance in the Winnipeg Music Festival. Ms Lukomska is an active member of the Sokol Polish Folk Ensemble.