Winnipeg Youth Chorus Junior

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus Junior (WYCJ) is an auditioned choir consisting of singers aged 8-14 from Winnipeg and the surrounding area.

Led by Irene Penner and Jorrel Camuyong, the WYCJ is designed to support and develop younger singers in the community to prepare them to sing in more advanced choral ensembles as they get older.


Singers for this choir are selected through an audition process.

2017-2018 auditions for the WYCJ / WYC will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Auditions for the WYCJ are made up of the following components:

  • A basic choreography component which will be taught and evaluated at the audition. This component is used to evaluate the singer’s ability to move in time with music.
  • A basic solo sing component of which the music will be provided prior to the audition to allow the singer to prepare. This component is used to evaluate the singer’s tone, projection, breath quality and pitch.
  • An ear testing / pitching matching component. This component is used to evaluate the singer’s aural skills.
  • One song, selected from the list provided to you is to be prepared and performed with our accompanist as part of your audition.


When: Wednesday Nights from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Miles Macdonell Collegiate – 757 Roch Street


  • Black Polo Shirt (provided as part of the uniform)
  • Black pants (not provided)
  • Black closed toe, flat shoes (not provided)
  • Black socks (not provided)


Tuition for the 2016/2017 season for WYCJ is $600.00.

Tuition is payable in a lump sum or multiple payments throughout the year.

The cost is broken down as follows:

  • Insurance – $20.00
  • Music Directors – $130.00
  • Accompanist – $50.00
  • Uniform – $25.00
  • 2 Retreats – $275.00
  • Rehearsal Space – $5.00
  • Music / Music Supplies – $25.00
  • Administrative Costs – $25.00
  • Equipment Costs – $25.00
  • Engineering Costs – $20.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How old do I need to be to sing in the WYCJ?

Singers need to be between the ages of 8 and 14 (in grades 3 through 8 during the applicable school year)

When is Camp for WYCJ?

Camps are held in November and April.  Attendance at camp is mandatory.  Camp makes up approximately the equivalent of 5 regular rehearsals.

Are there additional rehearsals for WYCJ?

There may be 1-2 additional Saturday rehearsals scheduled throughout the year close to concert dates to be used as dress rehearsals.  These dates are provided before the start of the year in order to help you plan ahead to ensure  attendance.


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