Saskatchewan Choral Federation


DMCice and Manitoba Flatland Singers in Concert  

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am)


Tickets - $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

Under 12 free when accompanied by an adult


DMCice is the senior of two vocal jazz groups at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Daniel McIntyre is a 9-12 school in Winnipeg’s historic West End, with a population of about 1200 students. The music program boasts enrollment of over 250 students, with 100 members in the choral program. DMCice is a group of 11 auditioned singers from the ranks of the Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Concert Choir. 

Under the direction of Cynthia Peyson Wahl, this dedicated group of students meet three times a week after school and sing a variety of styles, ranging from pop to swing to latin.   They annually compete in Manitoba’s ChoralFest, and have been awarded invitations to MusicFest yearly, based on their participation there. In 2000 and again in 2006, DMCice was awarded a gold award for superior performance at MusicFest Canada. DMCice has been a featured performer at Choralfest Manitoba (2007, 2008 and 2009), and at the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Band and Choral Festival. DMCice are active performers in their community, singing regularly for conferences, functions and ceremonies.

Cynthia Peyson Wahl is Director of Choral Programs at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she conducts the concert choir, chamber choir, DMCice (jazz choir) and the West End Gospel Choir. Cynthia will also be directing the jazz choir at the Canadian Mennonite University starting in September 2010. 

She received her Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Regina in 2002. While at U of R, she studied choral conducting with Kathryn Laurin, jazz with Dr. Edward Lewis, and flute with Sandra Hoffman, as well as voice with various teachers. Cynthia then went on to further studies at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta, where she studied jazz voice under Janet Nichol, and sang in the jazz choir, under the direction of Chandelle Rimmer. 

Since beginning her teaching career in 2004, she has had the opportunity to take her jazz choir to MusicFest Canada in 2006, where they received a gold award for superior performance. Her jazz, concert and chamber choirs regularly receive invitations to MusicFest Canada. Cynthia has been a clinician in many regional festivals, and was an adjudicator in the provincial festival Choralfest in 2008 and 2009. Cynthia is in demand as a jazz and choral clinician in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and still maintains an active performing career.



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