Winnipeg Youth Chorus
forever singing, forever friends
"We rise again in the faces of our children, we rise again in the voices of our song ..."
~ Rankin Family
Welcome to the WYC!
The Winnipeg Youth Chorus consists of three auditioned choral ensembles totaling 80 singers aged 7 to 22 from Winnipeg and the surrounding area.
Irene Penner and Rhonda McRorie co-direct the Winnipeg Youth Chorus Junior (WYCJ), which is new to the family this year. The WYCJ consists of children aged 8-12 and is designed to support and develop younger voices to prepare them to sing in more advanced ensembles as they get older.
Husband & wife team Garth and Lisa Rempel, are the Artistic Directors of the Winnipeg Youth Chorus and co-directors of the Winnipeg Youth Chorus (WYC) and Enharmony which consist of youth aged 12 through 22. Their goal is to provide a unique opportunity for singers to experience music.
The Winnipeg Youth Chorus Inc. as a whole strives to learn music from all genres and incorporate movement into many of their selections.
Founded in 1989, the WYC ran successfully until 2005 when the founding directors retired. Lisa, a WYC alumni and her husband Garth stepped up to take over directorship and bring the Chorus back into action in 2011. They are now into their fourth season of making music, and are enjoying every moment