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A note from the Artistic Director

This audience page is designed to enhance the concert experience for the family and friends of Women of Note. Concert notes and other tidbits of information pertaining to the repertoire to be performed will be posted on this page in the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to each concert. These notes could include information about specific repertoire to be performed and even practice sessions for audience sing-a-long numbers.

A simple audience survey will be posted following each performance. The information garnered from these surveys will help in the development of future concerts and performances of the choir.

Women of Note is thrilled to share the stage at Spring Fling 2015 with our Buffalo Gals Drum Group. There are vast differences in our histories and yet so many similarities between us. We are all strong women determined to make a difference for our families and for each other. We stand tall, together, in a growing friendship that we hope will begin to build a bridge of understanding and respect between our communities. 


The Buffalo Gals are a traditional Aboriginal style women’s hand drum group that meets weekly to drum and sing together. Supporting women on their healing journey, the group provides a place for cultural teachings and ceremony. They offer drum making twice a year and hold Full Moon ceremonies each month at their home base, the North End Women’s Centre. A strong aspect of the group is their commitment to support local community events through performance. The “Gal’s” are an open group who welcome women of all nations. www.newcentre.org 

Women of Note is a 70-voiced auditioned community choir for women of all ages and backgrounds who love to sing. WoN provides an opportunity for women of varying levels of choral experience to work together to “Make a joyful noise” in a spirit of sisterhood and camaraderie. Members of the choir are not only committed to the development of choral art but are also determined to reach out to the community with their music and their hearts.

For tickets, please contact the Women of Note Choir Manager, Diane Cullen choirmanager@womenofnote.ca


About the show

Spring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. It is a time for sunshine and warmer days, inspiration and hope, and, according to Alfred Lord Tennyson “in spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” 

The program for Spring Fling 2015 is focused on love. Romantic love is obvious but so, too, is the love of friendship, the love of country and the love of humankind. In a time when so much ‘hate’ seems to be surrounding us, the love of humankind is paramount to peace. And so ‘peace’ has also become an important part of the concert theme.

The members of Women of Note began this celebration of love earlier this year with our Valentines Day Love Bus Project. It began as a flash mob performance of You Cant Stop the Beat at the Forks Market with the senior high dance students from Sisler High School. Then we took our show onto the frigid February roads of Winnipeg aboard The Love Bus. The choir dropped in on residents at the Seine River Retirement Residence, Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence and Sterling House to perform 30-minute concerts featuring new and classic love songs such as “Lets Do It" and “It Was a Lover and His Lass”. It was such a great experience we wanted to share it with all of you so we’ve incorporated that program into this concert. 

Every member of Women of Note is thrilled to share the stage with the Buffalo Gals Drum Group. It has long been my wish to find another community women’s organization with whom we might collaborate on special projects.  With this in mind, we began searching for an organization that would share our love of singing and would be interested in partnering with us. Our search led us to the North End Womens Centre and the Buffalo Gals Drum Group. It has been our great pleasure to work with this dynamic group in preparation for this  performance. There are vast differences in our lives and yet still many similarities between us. We are all strong women determined to make a difference for our families and for each other. We stand tall together in a growing friendship that we hope will begin to build a bridge of understanding and respect between our communities.