Spirit's Call

To honour our founder Margaret Tobin, the Spirit's Call Choir has been renamed Margaret's Choir. Visit our website at:


Upcoming Choir Events

Margaret's Choir - CanU Benefit Concert 2014
Notice to Choir members and new members
Spirit's Call Choir Spring 2014 Benefit Concert
Article: Great Beginnings by Heather Emberley
Spring season - Starts Sunday January 12, 2014

Spirit's Call Choir 6th annual benefit concert for NEST - Nov 30, 2008 (photo by Dianne Renick)
Spirit's Call Choir 6th annual benefit concert for NEST - Nov 30, 2008. (photo by Dianne Renick)

Recent Choir Announcements

Spirit's Call Choir - Global Harmony Initiatives - May 2014 Report
Start of Fall season - Sunday September 8, 2013
Spring season - Starts Sunday January 13, 2013
Fall season - Starts Sunday September 9, 2012
Spirit's Call Choir - featured in MTS documentary
Spring Season - Starts Sunday January 15th, 2012
Fall Season - Starts Sunday September 11th, 2011
Spring Season - Starts January 16, 2011
Musical Director - Jeremy Vallance
Spirit's Call Choir CD - Together in Harmony
Special invitation to people affected by cancer to join Spirit's Call Choir

About the Choir

Welcome to Spirit's Call Choir!
About Spirit's Call
Photo Gallery
Spirit's Call Choir Music Website
Quotes From the Choir
Online Brochure
Public Relations and Media Inquiries
Member Survey Results (May 2002)
Thank-You Note (November 2001)

Recent Choir Events

Fall Benefit Concert Announcement
Benefit Concert Announcement
Benefit Concert Announcement
Spirit's Call Choir

Spirit's Call Choir
Benefit Concert for Status4
"Voices in Common"
Friday May 10th
7:30 pm
Elmwood High School
505 Chalmers Ave.

With guest performances by Status4 Founder/musician Officer Kevin Gibson, music teacher Gentil Misigaro and the kids from Status4


$16 - adults
$5 - youth age 5 to 17
Donation tickets are also available - for those who cannot attend in person and want to support Status4 and Spirit's Call Choir.

Tickets available from Margaret Tobin (204) 488-0078 and other choir members


Status4 is a perfect fit for Spirit's Call Choir's support.

Status4 encourages inner city kids to "Be Yourself and Free Yourself" - by giving them free opportunities for music and the arts and a safe place to be and belong.

Status4 & Spirit's Call Choir have a similar vision - welcoming everyone and supporting each person to find voice, confidence, harmony & community through singing.

For this special "Voices in Common" concert - for the first time ever - Spirit's Call Choir is doing the concert with guest performances from the organization the benefit is supporting! Thus the title "Voices in Common"

The concert is being held in the neighbourhood where Status 4 was born - & where the kids and families who come to Status4 live and go to school.

Status4 founder Constable Kevin Gibson was named "Top Cop" in the city of Winnipeg Police Department by the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg in 2012.

"Kevin" - as he is known to the kids - patrolled the East District of the city for the bulk of his 25 years of service in law enforcement. He earned this high honour for the way his love of music and dedication to the community combined to result in the creation of Status4.

To Winnipeg's emergency responders - "STATUS4" MEANS "ON THE SCENE"!

Kevin has certainly been "on the scene" in seeing a need and providing a creative solution.

Spirit's Call Choir is being "on the scene" by singing to support this remarkable grassroots organization.

We hope you will join us and be "on the scene" for this special concert on Friday May 10th!

Visit www.status4.ca to learn more!

View Poster

Benefit Concert for the North Point Douglas Women's Centre - December 9, 2012
Spirit's Call Choir featured at World Peace Partners Concert - September 21, 2012
Spring 2012 Benefit Concert
10th Anniversary Concert - December 11th, 2011
Culture Days - October 2nd, 2011
Mother's Day Benefit Concert
Sing for your life! with Shivon Robinsong
Shivon Robinsong - back by popular demand!
Spirit's Call Choir at St. Vital Centre - December 19, 2010
8th annual benefit concert for NEST - Sun. December 12, 2010
Hands of Hope : Benefit Concert - Saturday May 8, 2010 @ 7:30pm
2009 NEST Benefit Concert & CD Launch
June 6, 2009 - Benefit Concert
Spirit's Call Choir - Singing at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Record-Breaking Holiday Sing Along!
Spirit's Call Choir - Special Community Event
Spirit's Call Choir CD Launch
Tsunami Relief Contribution

Choir in the News

Article in Winnipeg Free Press, December 3, 2014 -
Choir finds joy and sorrow in transformation

[December 2014]
CBC Radio Interviews Margaret Tobin, Co-Founder & Program Director of the Spirit's Call Choir
[April 2010]
CBC Radio Interviews Spirit's Call Member Martha Epstein
[March 2008]
CTV Article and Video, May 21, 2007 -
Winnipeg choir joyfully celebrates mediocrity

[May 2007]
Excerpt from Winnipeg Free Press Article, June 15, 2005 -
Choir Heeded Spirit's Call to Record CD by Morley Walker

[June 2005]
Ad in Winnipeg Free Press, June 12, 2005 -
The Spirit's Call Choir by Fred Brick

[June 2005]
Spirit's Voice Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 by Clark Kenyon
[February 2004]
Article in Winnipeg Free Press, February 3, 2004 -
I Traded My Shower Cap for a Choir Uniform by Heather Emberley

[February 2004]
Article in Winnipeg Free Press, January 29, 2003 -
MAGICAL Melodic Mix by Carolin Vesely

[January 2003]
Article in The Aquarian, Winter 2002, Vol 9, Issue 4 -
The Spirit's Call Choir by Syd Baumel

[Winter 2002/03]
Article in Manitoba Journal of Counselling
Special Issue on Expressive Arts, Vol. XXVIII No. 3
"Spirit's Call Choir - The Choir for People Who Thought They Couldn't Sing" by Margaret Tobin

[June 2002]
Press Release #2
[December 2001]
CBC Radio Interview with Terry MacLeod
[November 2001]
Press Release #1
[October 2001]
Spirit's Call Newsletter
[Summer 2001]

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