Bring Joy to Others

Through the Gift of Music

Since 2012, the SCCS Violin Ambassadors have been performing throughout Winnipeg. Their mission is to “bring joy to others through the gift of music”. Students in Grades 4-8 audition annually to be members of either the Senior or Junior Violin Ambassador groups and are committed to rehearsing before school and performing 7 days a week.

Over the years the SCCS VAs have brought joy to religious events, nursing homes, hospitals, CWL and Knights of Columbus events,  community fundraisers, Winnipeg Library lunch concerts, the Forks, and the Virtuosi Series concerts to name a few. Their repertoire is a blend of sacred, fiddle, and classical music.


The Directors, Dr. Anne Penny and Ms. Rachel Sham are professional violinists and educators with a passion for developing young violinists. For more information about the SCCS Violin Ambassadors, please contact St. Charles Catholic School at 204-837-1520.

Performances  have included:

  • Culture Days at the Forks
  • Masses at OLPH, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Charles, Marian Conference
  • Cantata in celebration of the Jubilee year of mercy
  • Special Events:  Chad Friesen Funeral, Chapel Lawn Memorail Service, K of C Christmas Carol Fest, St. Boniface Hospital, Holy Family Nursing Home, Aulneau Place, Chicken Chef