Together as a duet, Marianne and Lukas, sang Lift Thine Eyes by Felix Mendelssohn and were awarded the:
GORDON HIGNELL MEMORIAL TROPHY
Awarded to the most outstanding performance by a Vocal Group
Gordon Hignell’s mother and widow donated the Gordon Hignell Memorial Trophy to the Winnipeg Music Festival in 1951. This trophy was originally given for the most outstanding Grade B Two Song Group Vocal performance. Since 2009, this trophy has been given for the most outstanding performance by a Vocal Group.
Gordon Kirby Hignell, the son of V.R. Hignell, was born in 1919. He served with the 197th R.C.A.F. Squadron in World War II. Officer Hignell, a R.C.A.F. pilot, was reported missing over France and declared killed July 23, 1943.
The Call by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Greensleeves.
Lukas was awarded the Winnipeg Male Chorus Trophy as well as two Scholarships.
NORMAN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL BURSARIES
WINNIPEG MALE CHORUS SCHOLARSHIP
The Winnipeg Male Chorus Trophy
Awarded for the most outstanding performance in a competition of boys with changed voices,
12 and 14 years of age & under
The Winnipeg Male Chorus donated the Winnipeg Male Chorus Trophy to the Winnipeg Music Festival in 1995. The Winnipeg Male Chorus was formed in 1960 and is made up of men from across Winnipeg and surrounding communities. The Chorus objectives are “to foster and promote greater fellowship among men who enjoy singing” and “to maintain a standard of music which will add to the culture of the community and to the entertainment of its people”. The Chorus regularly sings for seniors, for shut-ins, in hospitals, at community events and for those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy choral singing. This trophy is awarded for the most outstanding performance in a competition of boys with changed voices, 12 and 14 years of age & under.