Event: Singin’ in the Grain Live Concerts – Winkler and Winnipeg – PembinaValleyOnline.com


Singin’ in the Grain live concert series scheduled for Winnipeg and Winkler

After two years of virtual play, the 10th annual Singin’ in the Grain is back live and in person with two outstanding choral ensembles. Since 2011, the annual fundraising concerts have been held to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects around the world.

The 2022 live concert series is free and takes place in Winnipeg and Winkler and features the CMU Singers of Canadian Mennonite University and the Faith and Life Women’s Chorus with conductors Dr. Janet Brenneman and Dr. Matt Pauls. All musicians and singers donate their time and talent to the cause.

“We are so grateful to be able to return to the live, in-person event this year,” said co-organizer Pearl Braun-Dyck. “And it couldn’t come at a better time with the horrific level of hunger and disaster in the world right now.”

The details are as follows:

The Winnipeg concert will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Douglas Mennonite Church

Winkler’s concert is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church.

Each ensemble will perform their own extensive repertoire, and at the end of the concert they will come together and sing as a collective.

The concerts will also feature stories of how donations are impacting individuals in Pakistan, Haiti and South Sudan. Arisnel Mesidor, Head of Public Engagement at Foodgrains Bank, will speak.

“We want to let people know that everyone has a say in ending hunger,” says Braun-Dyck.

There will be a voluntary offering at both concerts with donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for humanitarian responses and to support agricultural training in many countries experiencing severe food insecurity. People can also donate at Foodgrainsbank.ca/singing

If you would like more information, contact Pearl Braun-Dyck at 204.829.3570, or email [email protected]


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