PTV goes to the National Music Festival 2019!
Congratulations to Choraliers and their conductor, Andrea Wicha, Chorale and their conductor, Monika Lukomska, and Cantemus and their conductor, Valdine Anderson for their success at the 2019 Winnipeg Music Festival and 2019 Provincial Music Festival! All three choirs have been selected for the Associated National Music Festival held in Saskatoon this summer. Cantemus and Choraliers will proceed as Manitoba's reps for their categories and Chorale as the alternate rep for their category.
Big thanks go to all involved for their beautiful music-making. PTV is very proud!
PTV Ragazzi and Chorale 2019 tour to southern Manitoba dazzles at the Manitou Opera House!
Congratulations to PTV Ragazzi and Chorale for their wonderful performances on their tour of Morden and Winkler. The tour began with performances at Charleswood School and Beaumont, both experiences supported by attentive school audiences and wonderful staff and administration welcoming the choirs! The choirs topped of their tour with a concert in the famous Manitou Opera House in Manitou, Manitoba. Featured guest choir, The Borderline Singers, led by Loretta Thorleifson, performed four selections with inspiring finesse. A supportive parent audience driving out from Winnipeg enjoyed the great acoustics of this heritage concert venue.
Pembina Trails Voices choirs score Gold and recommended to Provincial Music Festivals, 2019!
PTV Chorale, Choraliers and Cantemus were each recommended to proceed to the Provincial level of competition for their performances in the Winnipeg Music Festival 2019. This exciting news tops off a stellar month of singing in March, including a Gold standard performance by PTV Men conducted by Michael Dueck. Bravo everyone!
PTV Cantemus and PTV Chorale recordings both place 2nd in 2018 National Music Festival in New Brunswick!
Congratulations to Cantemus and Chorale for their outstanding performances in the 2018 Winnipeg Music Festival, leading to competing in the Manitoba Provincial Music Festival, and ultimately to the national level. We are so proud of this accomplishment and the consistent level of excellence in performance from PTV! The video below features Cantemus' winning selection by Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick.
PTV Singers records video
June 2018: PTV Singers will release a music video this summer of Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn's beautiful song, Woodsmoke and Oranges, arranged by Rebecca Campbell and published by Cypress Music Publishing. Audio recording was done by Lloyd Peterson, and videography by BNB Studios. Look for this on YouTube!
PTV Boys and Chorale tour Brandon region
April 2018: Chorale and PTV Boys sang at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, as well as a Senior's Residence, concluding their tour with two school performances in Winnipeg.
Rocky Mountain Music Festival
April 2018: PTV Singers flew to Banff, Alberta in April, 2018 to participate in the fantastic Rocky Mountain Music Festival, along with other auditioned choirs and bands from across the country. Evening concerts included the Count Basie Orchestra, and the University of British Columbia's University Singers.
PTV wins gold at the Winnipeg Music Festival!
March 2018: PTV Boys, Choraliers, Chorale, Cantemus, and PTV Singers performed at the 2018 Winnipeg Music Festival, all earning a gold standing for their performances.
Choraliers was presented with the Lord Tweedsmuir Trophy for excellence in choral singing in an ensemble under 12 years of age. Choraliers, Chorale, and Cantemus were all recommended to the Provincial Music Festival, where Chorale and Cantemus both won advancement to the Nationals.
PTV Chorale, PTV Boys, PTV Men and Cantemus and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra!
December 2017: A Christmas event on December 10, 2017 at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall involved numerous outstanding local artists as well as PTV's four senior ensembles for a delightfully fun and upbeat seasonal concert.
PTV Cantemus particpates in the MCA's Choralfest
On Nov. 18, 2017, Cantemus sang at Choralfest, receiving excellent feedback from a professional jury. The ensemble was later recommended to sing at the national event, Musicfest in Toronto in April 2018.
PTV Chorale Performs at MCA's Voices Rising
On Nov. 5, 2017, PTV's Chorale was selected to perform at the Manitoba Choral Association's Voice Rising Concert, celebrating folksongs from Manitoba and Canada. This event was held at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall and featured 11 choirs from across the province as well as soloist Al Simmons and Don Amero.
PTV Singers and The Kenyan Boys Choir!
October 2017: Pembina Trails Voices Singers spent a thrilling day with famous The Kenyan Boys Choir on Monday, October 23rd, in the sanctuary of Knox United Church. The two ensembles formed a spontaneous musical bond performing for each other in a morning workshop, and learning a song taught by The Kenyan Boys Choir percussionist and manager, Fredrick Masambaya in the spotlight of media from CTV, Global TV, CJOB Radio and The Winnipeg Free Press.
Open to the public and attended by Pembina Trails School Division Superintendent of Education Ted Fransen, (who masterminded the coming together of the two choirs), Assistant Superintendents Iain Riffel, Elaine Egan and Susan Schmidt, School Trustees and families of PTV, the evening concert was a huge success, showcasing two diverse musical cultures coming together in the universal language of music. The captivated audience gave a standing ovation to the evening's musical offerings.
Special thanks to Ted Fransen, Iain Riffel, Connie Brezden, and Dorothy Christie for their tireless input. Thanks are due also to parent volunteers and PTV's Andrea Wicha who helped the event run so smoothly, our pianist Leanne Regehr Lee and guest percussionist Timothy Roth and two conductors, Michael Dueck and Valdine Anderson.
What a way to start the performing season!
Chorale and PTV Boys: Camp Assiniboine, 2017
Amidst fall weather, rain and shine, PTV Boys and Chorale spent two intensive days at Camp Assiniboine on September 25 and 26 working on repertoire and building friendships. Thanks to camp director Lisa Babiuk, collaborative pianists Leanne Regehr Lee and Kimberly Lapatha, and to our wonderful conductors, Monika Lukomska and Alisa Wiebe.
Cantemus and PTV Men: Camp Assiniboine, 2017
September 2017: PTV Cantemus and PTV Men spent two days in the gorgeous fall colours of the Assiniboine valley, 20 minutes west of Winnipeg. Intensive rehearsals, good food, great company, a bonfire and walks along the river made for a productive but fun way for choristers to really get to know their colleagues and their repertoire! Special thanks and shout out go to volunteer chaperones, and to camp director Jennifer Rogers. Thank you also to collaborative pianists, Leanne Regehr Lee and Leanne Hiebert, and to our conductors, Michael Dueck and Valdine Anderson.