Arts & Culture

May begins with the sounds of seniors singing

A half dozen seniors choirs from across the province will gather in Morinville May 5 for the 38th Annual Seniors Choral Festival. The afternoon of song, hosted by the Morinville Minstrels, will take place at St. Jean Baptiste Church at 1 p.m. and is open to everyone in and out of the community.

Arts & Culture

Morinville Minstrels save annual Community Christmas Celebration

A local choir has saved an annual Morinville Christmas tradition from extinction. The Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an inter-denominational evening of Christmas music at St. Jean Baptiste Church, was in danger of ending after 37 consecutive years due to lack of volunteer availability. The Morinville Minstrels have stepped up to take over organizing the event and ensuring Morinvillians can ring in the holiday season as they have for nearly four decades. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Minstrels return from a successful road tour

The Morinville Minstrels are a senior choral group and were started in 1999 by Gene Boulet. Our current director is Dagmar Lietz with Jean Storey on the piano. Under the umbrella of the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre, we entertain in Lodges and seniors facilities in and around the local area on a weekly basis. […]

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Local News

Community groups seek council funding

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Three community groups are asking Council for ongoing financial assistance totalling more than $27,000 annually for the next two years. The regular meeting of Council on Jan. 28 included presentations from the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, the Morinville Food Bank and the Morinville Minstrels. While council did not vote on the grants, they will be considering the funding proposals as budget discussions approach…. […]

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Minstrels sing for friends and family

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – More than 140 guest of all ages attended at the first Minstrels Open House, held June 18 at the Rendez-Vous Centre, a one-hour performance followed by a sing-along with the audience. Minstrels’ Conductor Dagmar Lietz had 22 singers accompanied by Jean Storey on piano performing 15 songs from their afternoon program… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre officially opens over weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After several soft openings, including the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event, the Town of Morinville’s Volunteer Appreciation Night and the Art of Conversation’s Canyon Rose Outfit concert, the Morinville Community Cultural Centre had its official opening over the weekend. A forma gala evening took place Saturday night with a formal dinner, presentations and entertainment. Sunday afternoon saw the official ribbon cutting ceremony and the doors swung wide open to the community at large… […]