Saturday, 22 December 2018

Singing with the Phil

Just a little taste of the day singing with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir on December 16.  Thank-you to Maestro Yuri Klaz, Adrienne Weibe, Cheryl McNabb, Brenda Marinelli and the Phil choir for inviting us.  It was a most memorable experience.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Acting Video

Check out our acting from our winter concert 2018.  Way to go everyone.  Green screening is fun!

Form and Contour

We discussed today form patterns and the contour of sounds through the Nutcracker songs: The March and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Here's a fun winter video:

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Lighting it Up

Congratulations to all students for your amazing work this year with our holiday shows.  We hope our families enjoyed the performances and may everyone have a safe and happy holiday.  See you in January!

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Christmas with the Phil!

Today and tonight, we are singing with the Phil!  Come on down. Tickets are going fast.

Here are some pictures of our rehearsals this week

Friday, 14 December 2018

Phil Note

Very important Phil note coming home Friday about the weekend for the Singing Sabres choir.  Please read carefully.   Look for it!  See it under the "Singing Sabres" tab.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Concert Note

Note coming home today.  Please read carefully!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018


We are now underway with preparations for our Winter Concerts on December 12.  Songs, speaking, dancing, acting, transitions, staging, props, backgrounds, solos, auditions and more... it's a huge deal and every student is involved in one way or another.

We are looking forward to sharing with you the sounds of the season.  
Please stay tuned for notes going home in the next few weeks in regards to details on costumes, times, etc.

NOTE: songs for rehearsals and notes going home are under the tabs up above 
- CHOIR: Singing Sabres, CHOIR: Room 3/4/5, CHOIR: Room 9/11/12, K-2 Concert

Sunday, 11 November 2018

We Remember

Thank-you to students and staff for a very simple yet beautiful reminder at our Remembrance Day assembly this week of those who served in WWI and WWII and continue to maintain peace around the world.  Our choirs sang beautifully in remembrance of those who stand for peace, hope and love.  We shall remember.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

St. James Children's Choir on the Air!

So proud of one of our outstanding elementary music teachers in our division, Mrs. Neufeld, and this wonderful high caliber divisional children's choir.  We had one student from Stevenson representing last year.  Congratulations Hannah, the choir team, their director, and Ms. Amanda Hahn-Tomchuk, their amazing accompanist!  We are so lucky to have you here.

During the week of October 15, 2018, CBC Radio One featured the activities of the St. James neighbourhood. As part of their coverage, they featured the SJASD Divisional Children's Concert Choir. Director Heather Neufeld submitted a recording from the choir's performance at the Winnipeg Music Festival in March 2018. Below is the audio clip from the program that aired Thursday, October 18, 2018. (Picture from a 2018 performance in St. James-Assiniboia)