The Southeastern Manitoba Festival began on February 24, 2020 and was scheduled to end in grand fashion at the Southeastern Stars Gala event at the SRSS Theatre on Tuesday, March 24th. A night where all trophy winners are invited to gather, perform their winning pieces and receive their trophies. Unfortunately, the Gala could not be, so, we felt, the next best thing, perhaps, was to offer a "Virtual" Gala. 

The Musical Theatre Discipline was to take place March 16-18 but with the cancellation of the remainder of the festival - it never happened. So, we also wanted to give them an opportunity to "perform" as well. Thank you to all who shared their videos with us. We know this is not everyone but we are very glad to share at least SOME of the "best of the best" from the 2020 Southeastern Manitoba Festival. 


Loewen Body Shop Trophy (Strings: Gr.7 to Honours) & Wes and Charlotte Reimer Trophy (Concerto: Gr.7 to Honours): Elizabeth Seale

"Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26, 1st mov't." by Bruch


AM1250 Radio Trophy (Vocal Solo: Intermediate - 17&18 years): Jillian Reader

"Se tu m'ami" by Pergolesi


Dr. Paul Peters Trophy (Vocal Solo: Junior - 15 & 16 years): Avery Peters

"My Johann" by Grieg


Musical Theatre Solo: Avery Peters

"Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from "My Fair Lady" by Loewe & Lerner


Kelvin Goertzen Trophy (Vocal Duet, Trio or Ensemble: 12 years and over): Jazmin Farley, Jen Hofer & Kira Gehrer

"Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach" by The Rankin Family


Musical Theatre Duet: Nariya Yutzy-Hiebert & Amy Penner

"Sisters" from "White Christmas" by Berlin


Musical Theatre Duet: Rakyde Yutzy-Hiebert & Nariya Yutzy-Hiebert

"Mah Na Mah Na" from "Sesame Street" by Umiliani


Lillian Toews Trophy (Strings: Gr. 3-6) & City of Steinbach Instrumental Trophy (Adjudicator's Choice - Gr.3 and up): Alexa Friesen

"Concertino in G+, Op.11" by Kuhler


Judy Doerksen Trophy (Piano Solo: Gr. 5): Emmy Celia Wiebe

"Italian Polka" by Rachmaninoff


Steinbach Automobile Dealers Association Trophy (Piano Solo: Gr. 9 & 10): Sara Janke

"Fantaisie - Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66" by Chopin


SMMTA Trophy (Piano Duet, Trio and Ensemble: Gr. 3 & 4): Grace Rempel & Sophia Barkman

"Blackberry Rag" by Mier


Iris Dirks Memorial Trophy (Piano Solo: Gr. 3): Shayna Harnett

"In the Spirit" by Norton


Manitoba Hydro Trophy (Piano Duet, Trio and Ensemble: Gr. 5 & 6): Cole Reimer & Jersey Friesen

"Running Shoes" by Norton


Dr. Karl Hugo Krueger Trophy (Piano Solo - Diploma & Honours): Julie Sidorchuk

"Jeux d'eau" by Ravel


Musical Theatre Solo: Sophia Penner

"I Won't Grow Up" from Peter Pan by Charlap