RHP Receives Mayor's Award

Rainbow Harmony Project Unison Festival Organizing Committee and Volunteers was presented with the Mayor’s Volunteer Service Awards for the Arts on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


Canadian Unison Festival 2010 Committee attending the Gala Dinner
From L-R: Leslie Olson (Facilities and Hospitality), Ray Desautels (Chair), Elizabeth Hunt (Secretary), Leah McIsaac (RHP Board Liaison), Vic Hooper (Production and Communication), Sandra Bignell (Archivist)

View a complete list of the committee.

Rainbow Harmony Project wins Winnipeg Music Festival award for the third time!

RHP has won the Helga Anderson Trophy in 2007, 2008 and 2011.

Helga Anderson Trophy

Helga Anderson Trophy

The Helga Anderson Trophy recognizes the most outstanding performance by an adult community choir.


"Like the Snow" by Vicki Tucker Courtney
"Wana Baraka" a Kenyan Folk Song arr. by Shawn L. Kirchner


“Now Is The Time” by David McIntyre
“Over The Rainbow” arr. Audrey Snyder

Also invited to perform at the festival's Gala Highlights Concert


The Size of Your Heart by Eleanore Daley
"I Ain't Afraid" by Holly Near

Helga Anderson -  Photo by: Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press 2011/12/10

Helga Anderson - Photo by: Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press 2011/12/10

Helga Anderson is a Winnipeg musician who has adjudicated festivals throughout Manitoba and Canada, specializing in choral, voice, and piano classes. She is a member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association and active in teaching voice, piano and theory.

She is a former music director of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, a church choir director, and participates on several boards in the promotion of music in Manitoba. She taught music in Winnipeg schools at every level, and was founder of two professional choirs - the Bass Clef Chorus and the Better Half Singers.

Founded in 1919, the Winnipeg Music Festival has developed a reputation for the high standards of excellence that it encourages. Thousands of participants come from all parts of the province of Manitoba, from North-Western Ontario and from the northern United States to compete. Many internationally known artists have developed their talents at the Winnipeg Music Festival - to name a few: Emmanuel Ax, Tracy Dahl, Douglas Finch, Irena Welhasch, Tom Wiebe, Philip Ens, Valdine Anderson, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Loreena McKennitt.