Choir Concerts

Enjoy the magic of choral music in performances by world-famous choirs...and local choral Notre-Dame Basilica.

For further information, please call
514-842-2925 or 1 866 842-2925.

Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal and many other renowned choirs from Quebec, Canada and around the world have had the opportunity to perform in the Basilica – a superb choral concert space with its great beauty and exceptional acoustics. Choral music lovers are invited to visit our website regularly for information about upcoming choir concerts and ticket prices.

Monterverdi Chorale

June 24th, 3:30pm

The Monteverdi Chorale was formed in the fall of 1986 and performed their first public concert in Stevens Point in the spring of 1987. Ever since that first concert, the Chorale has provided exceptional chorale performances drawn from the entire chorale repertoire – from ancient traditions to modern compositions. Monteverdi’s choral compositions include an extensive collection of madrigals, liturgical music, and some of the earliest known operas.

Monteverdi Chorale is a professional-level auditioned ensemble of sixty singers in Central Wisconsin. Most members have extensive choral performance experience and professional vocal training. Monteverdi also welcomes occasional guest soloists. In addition to their scheduled concerts, the Chorale regularly participates in regional events by invitations and has toured internationally.

The Youth Ensemble of New England

June 24th 4:30pm

The Youth Ensemble of New England is a youth orchestra made up of about thirty young people from the ages of 9-20. Based in Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA, the Youth Ensemble of New England is directed by founder Dr. Connie Rittenhouse Drexler. 

Now in its 14th year, the youth orchestra performs an average of 25 concerts per year throughout New England and on international concert tours. In July 2012, the orchestra was privileged to perform concerts at The Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle and several churches in Iceland.  Since then they have toured northern New England, USA, southern California, USA and held there first Music Camp last summer.

Their concert repertoire is taken from a variety of great classical and sacred music composed in the Baroque period – Handel, Vivaldi and Bach - up to the present time. Conductor Dr. Drexler connects with the audience at concerts by introducing each piece, making the concerts lively and appealing to young and old alike.  The orchestra performs throughout the year for a wide range of listeners at various venues including churches, schools and senior centers as well as concerts held at historic sites.

Audiences often remark on the level of musicianship exhibited by these dedicated young performers.  The orchestra rehearses once a week, gathering members from throughout Central Massachusetts. The warm encouragement of Music Director Drexler allows these young musicians to enjoy performing challenging repertoire as well as being featured soloists. Many play multiple instruments. Playing in the group is truly a family affair with many siblings participating.

Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir

July 1st 3pm

The Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, providing audiences at home and away with the gift of song from the hearts of 120 boys between the ages of 7 and 20.  Along side intensive voice training, drama instruction, theory and sight reading in several smaller ensembles for several age categories, the choir produces 6 sold out concerts per year.  Their most recent ambitions include producing a Symphony and Singing in the City concert with professional orchestral musicians mentoring local professional and semi professional performers from Grande Prairie.  The Senior and Men of Note Choirs have travelled Nationally to BC, and ON and internationally to Phoenix, Arizona. The Men of Note division of the choir won in their category at the National Music Festival in 2012 and second place in 2014.  This year, they have been chosen out of 45 choirs to perform at the National Choral Conference taking place in Edmonton this spring.

In 2013, their conductor, Jeannie was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work with the choir and the choir’s contribution to the community.  Recently Jeannie and the boys won the Con Spirito Award for their contribution to choral music in the province of Alberta.