Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A new choral season begins with the SJASD Divisional Choirs!

Welcome to our new choristers and welcome back to our family of familiar faces! We wish everyone a wonderful experience at the choir camps being held over the next 2 weeks.

St. James-Assiniboia Divisional Choirs

 “The St. James Assiniboia-Divisional Concert Choir Inc. exists to assist the Divisional Choirs by raising funds used to help reduce performance and travelling costs. The choirs exist to provide musical enrichment to talented young singers in the division, choral entertainment to others and to perform and compete in competitions and festivals.”

Welcome to the St. James-Assiniboia Divisional Choirs 2016-2017 season!

Fundraising Information
All fundraising by the SJASD Divisional Choir Choristers throughout the year is optional. Junior and Senior Choristers have individual accounts with numerous opportunities to fundraise. Funds in these accounts can be accessed for travel or for camp the following September. Balances can be carried forward from year to year, or transferred to other chorister accounts if the chorister is no longer with the organization.

Please Note: There are no individual fundraising accounts for the Divisional Children’s Choir as travel is limited to the City of Winnipeg. All fundraising proceeds generated by Divisional Children’s Choir members go into the general funds.

There are three larger fundraiser events each year: The Candlelight Concert, the Bud n’ Spud and the Divisional Choirs Cabaret. All events will include a Silent Auction and a 50/50 draw with the proceeds going directly into the general funds.

The Junior and Senior Choirs travel every year and use the general funds and individual fundraising accounts to offset trip expenses. The choir trips operate on a 3 year cycle that includes a small trip, a medium trip and a big trip. In the spring of 2017 the Junior Choir will take a big trip, travelling to a Canadian destination. In the spring of 2017 the Senior Choir will take a medium trip to a Canadian destination, with an International destination planned for the spring of 2018.

Concert Information
There are three concerts per year; The Divisional Choirs Fall Concert on November 3, 2016, the Divisional Choirs Cabaret April 23, 2017 and the Divisional Choirs Spring Concert May 11, 2017.

At the Fall and Spring concerts, each choir takes a turn at hosting a reception. This entails providing dainties and refreshments to families immediately following the event. Divisional Choir Parents will assist the volunteers in the set up. Families are requested to donate one dozen dainties for the reception. Divisional Choir Directors will provide details to families several weeks in advance of each event.

At the Cabaret, all three Divisional Choirs provide dainties. A committee is established in advance to assist with the reception at intermission. There will also be a Silent Auction, a 50/50 draw and a silver collection at this event with the proceeds going to general accounts and local charities.

For more information, please contact Jackie Gagné @ 204-837-5886 ext. 2109.


Jackie Gagné
Coordinator of the Arts

Monday, May 2, 2016

Final Divisional Choirs Concert

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Presents the final

Divisional Choirs Concert

for the 2015-2016 season

Please join us
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Westwood Community Church
401 Westwood Drive
7:00 p.m.

Featured Performances
SJASD Children’s Choir-directed by Mrs. Heather Neufeld
SJASD Junior Concert Choir-directed by Mrs. Alice Russell
SJASD Senior Choir-directed by Miss Avonlea Armstrong

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Divisional Choirs Cabaret 2016

Divisional Choirs Cabaret 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Divisional Choirs Cabaret is an entertaining evening that showcases our choirs performing contemporary genres of music. This event is a major fundraiser that enables us to fund new uniforms, grad flowers & travel subsidies.
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Location: Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Time: 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Rush Seating
Intermission: drinks and dainties in the cafeteria
Fundraising: Silent Auction and 50/50 Sales

Director’s will send each choir instructions for arrival times and meeting rooms

Ticket Prices
$10.00 Children 5 and under FREE (they must still have a ticket)
Volunteer Tickets $5.00
Tickets are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

Ticket Ordering Information
Each family must pre order their tickets on the chorister cabaret ticket order form attached and hand in with full payment to the attendance takers or choir directors no later than Wednesday, April 16, 2016. Tickets will be handed out once payment is received in full at the following practice.
Chorister name : _____________________________________
Choir (Children’s, Junior, Senior) ____________________________
Chorister phone number: ____________________________


Please Note: Volunteers will be needed for Set up at 12 noon. More information to follow.

Please email Monica at with any questions