senior choir

There has been a long tradition of fine choral singing at St Andrew’s which continues to this day.

The choir numbers between 35 and 50 members, and is able to prepare a new anthem, suitable for the chosen texts and theme each Sunday.

Each section of the choir is led by a “Section Leader”, and in addition, there are a number of singers who are well known in Winnipeg musical circles, and who offer a solo from time to time.

Prior to worship at 10:30am on Sunday mornings, the choir gathers to rehearse at 10:00am.

The choir meets to practise on Thursday evenings from 8:00pm to 9:30pm, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment. The choir “community” is a warm and welcoming one, and explains partly why numbers have been maintained over the years.

The choir has also presented special musical presentations over the years, including the performance of oratorios and operettas. For the past few years the choir has put on a very successful winter show.

An important feature of the choir’s operaton is the music bursary program, whereby students who are developing musical skills, particularly vocal or keyboard, can apply for a monthly bursary, while offering a musical contribution to the choir. Details can be obtained from the Choir Director, Derek Morphy or from this website located under bursary program.

New members of the choir are most welcome. Join us for a Thursday evening rehearsal, or contact Derek Morphy, or the Church office at 204-488-1130.

Music Director: Derek Morphy (contact: 204-488-9355 or dmorphy1@mts.net)

Organist: Wes Elias


Listen to several songs sung by the St.  Andrew’s River Heights United Church Senior Choir on the Jubilate Deo album, which was produced in 2002:

Close Thine Eyes, W.H. Belyea
All in the April Evening, Hugh S. Robertson
Ave Verum, W.A. Mozart