The Winnipeg Boys’ Choir is an auditioned group dedicated to high-quality music making and vocal training in a convivial atmosphere. Under the direction of Carolyn Boyes (Treble Chorus) and Spencer Duncanson (Senior Chorus), young singers learn the deep enjoyment that comes from working hard and achieving excellence as they rehearse and perform music of all types, in many languages, with a wide range of expression. Founded in 1925, the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir is the second oldest choral ensemble in Winnipeg, and probably the oldest freestanding boys’ choir in Canada.
From the start, the choir began to disprove the odd notion that for “some unexplained reason, climatic or otherwise, boys’ voices could not be properly developed in the west.” (The Winnipeg Tribune, 6 October 1934). It remains an ideal place to nurture young male voices as they sing their way from developing treble through the voice change and beyond, to become strong tenors and basses ready to move on to adult choirs.
The choir performs regularly with the city’s finest professional and amateur ensembles, including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Dead of Winter (formely Camerata Nova).