Sunday, May 26, 2024


Technical-Vocational High School


1555 Wall Street, Winnipeg, MB


Show starts at 3:00 PM with doors opening at 2:30 PM for rush seating

Featuring the Chickadees, Rhapsody & Coda from:

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, treaty 1 territory, traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis people. We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and collaboration.

Artistic Directors and Music Directors for Coda – Garth and Lisa Rempel

Rhapsody Music Directors – Jorrel Camuyong & Melanie Spulnick

Chickadees Music Director – Mary-Lynn Berti

Accompanist for Rhapsody & Coda – Samson Romaniuk

Accompanist for Chickadees – Hudson Thiessen

Choral Assistant – Chelsea Hertzog

Bass – Chris Berti

Drums – David Rozgonyi

Violin – Liana Fonseca

Violin – Kristina Bauch

Viola – Greg Hay

Cello – Sam Nadurak

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus Inc. (WYC) strives to provide an opportunity for young singers aged 7 to 25 from Winnipeg and the surrounding area to develop:  choral skills, choreography skills, dramatic skills, and performance skills. 

They provide a variety of performance opportunities for the singers from performances within Winnipeg to performances outside of Canada, recording, special small group performances and many other opportunities. 

Most importantly, the WYC is here to provide a positive experience for singers to develop their self-concept and self-esteem.  Friendships, family involvement, commitment and hard work are stressed at all times within a structure that is always caring but also demanding in terms of time, energy, drive, and commitment. 

The WYC is flexible and innovative in style believing that choral excellence is achieved through proper training, hard work and instilling within the members a love for what they do, an enthusiasm for performance, and pursuit of excellence. 

Message from the Artistic Directors

Our message at the Christmas show was that despite all of the negative things going on around us and how easy it is to get caught up in the turmoil, bad news and constant hustle, we still never have to look very far to find hope. We carry that same message forward through our program today.

We have said it before, but we truly want nothing more than for the singers within our WYC community to feel safe, included, loved and engaged with each other and the people around them. We feel the depth of the community in action every time we get together with them and really hope that you will all be able to see it and feel it from your seats today.

We have a very powerful program today; one that we hope is going to make you smile, laugh, cry and think deeply about the Symptoms of being Human. Please allow yourself to be completely immersed in the music this afternoon.

Garth & Lisa Rempel

Program Order


Joy Inside! – Chickadees

Words and Music by Phyllis White

The Moon – Chickadees

Words and Music by Andy Beck

The Bat – Chickadees

Words and Music by Andy Beck

O Rushing Wind – Chickadees

Words and Music by Mark Patterson

Ripple – Chickadees

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, arr. Audrey Snyder

Feat: Ethan Ellis on Cajon

Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid) – Rhapsody

By Z. Randall Stroope

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Rhapsody

By C. Smith, R. Miner and G. Jackson, arr. Mark De-Lisser

Feat: Mac Pratt, Elise Luczak, Ava Rankin, Renelle Thiessen

Wannabe (As an English Madrigal) – Rhapsody

Words and Music by Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Victoria Adams, Melanie Chisholm, Matthew Rowebottom and Richard Stannard, arr. Nathan Howe

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Rhapsody

Words and Music by Don Raye and Hughie Prince, arr. Tara Karim

Fallen Angel (with Coda) – Rhapsody & Coda

Music and Lyrics by Zane Zalis

Feat: Eliana Nocita, Holly Profeta, Anah Rempel

What Was I Made For? – Rhapsody

Words and Music by Billy Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, choral arr. by Maryanne Muglia and Emily Drum, instrumental arr. by Sam Nadurak

Feat: Sadie Miniely, Livia Jones

Nine to Five – Coda

Words and Music by Dolly Parton, arr. Ed Lojeski

Feat: Paige Conan, Emily Klassen, Chelsea Rowan, Niamh Leonard

Solitude – Coda

Music by Rebecca Pratt, Words by Anna Akhmatova

A Symptom of Being Human – Coda

Words and Music by Shinedown, arr. Anah Rempel

Feat: Paige Conan, Kevin Rempel

Introitus, Kyrie & Agnus Dei (from Mass) – Coda

Steve Dobrogosz

Locus Iste – Rhapsody & Coda

Music by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), edited by Patrick M. Liebergen

Dig Down – Rhapsody & Coda

Music and Lyrics by Muse, arr. Anah Rempel

Feat: Brandon Spulnick, Kaitlyn Warren, Renelle Thiessen, Anah Rempel

The Prince of Egypt – When You Believe – Mass Choir

Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz, arr. Audrey Snyder

Feat: Alayah Alby, Addison Haider, Cadence Bults

You Will Be Found (from Dear Evan Hansen) – Mass Choir

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, arr. Mac Huff, string parts adapted by Garth Rempel

Feat: Hudson Thiessen, Kevin Rempel, Niamh Leonard


Joanna Basanta

Kiana Bedard-Simard

Katja Briones

Cadence Bults

Ethan Ellis

Roxanna Jones

Kate MacDonald

Ava Peattie

Leah Profeta

Diane Pu

Elizabeth Shaddock-Kowalyk

Samara Warkentin

Riel Wiebe


Kinley Acorn

Alayah Alby

Aniya Atwal

Jocelyn Blanco

Sophia Cannon

Sophia Darzi

Addison Haider

Eden Jones

Livia Jones

Paige Jones

Elise Luczak

Mila Mathu

Sadie Miniely

Amelia Nichol

Isaac Nichol

Eliana Nocita

Mac Pratt

Holly Profeta

Ava Rankin

Olivia Rubiato

Julia Rushworth

Renelle Thiessen

Anna Wiebe

Brady Zaluski


Kiernan Beinert

Paige Conan

Nina Hildebrandt

Emily Klassen

Allison Lage

Niamh Leonard

Daniel Loughren

Anah Rempel

Kevin Rempel

Chelsea Rowan

Brandon Spulnick

Grace Spulnick

Hudson Thiessen

Kaitlyn Warren

Katie Wright

Special Thanks to

Technical-Vocational High
Chelsea Hertzog
Parent Volunteers