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Chœur des enfants de Montréal

Montreal Children's Choir

Artistic Director
Assistant Conductor
Director Emeritus


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Performances

2013-2014 SEASON

CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala including a video of The Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

ARTV will broadcast the video in December:
- Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10:40 pm
- Monday, Dec. 23 at 9 pm (after the OSM)
- Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 10:23 pm
- Friday, Dec. 27 at 9:46 pm

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke West, Montréal 

With Jordan de Souza and Valérie Milot

Choirs: Senior Choir of CEM, McGill Conservatory Choir, EMSB Chorale, Les Voix Boréales

Tickets: available at Pollack Hall, McGill Box Office, tel. 514-398-4547: Adults $15, Students $10, Children under 12 - $5


Montreal Bach Festival: Night of the Choirs

The night of Choirs is a reflection of the broad activities, their work and repertoire of the different choirs in and around Montreal. Several choirs will sing a wide-ranging variety of repertoires and styles.

Sunday, November 24, 2013 as of 4 pm, Church of St.Andrew and St.Paul, 3415 Redpath, Montreal

Mario F. Paquet, master of ceremonies; Jonathan Oldengarm, organ

With the participation of the Junior Choir of CEM

Freewill Offering


Kenny Rogers Christmas

Select singers from both Senior and Junior ensembles to perform with Kenny Rogers at Place des Arts!

Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 pm : Kenny Rogers Christmas at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. 

Tickets:
http://www.laplacedesarts.com/shows/12874/kenny-rogers.en.html


CEM Holiday Concert

The 3 choirs of CEM (120 voices) present a popular programme, including well-know works by Benjamin Britten, J.S.Bach and Franz Grüber (among others) as well as traditional songs of the season!

Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6 pm, Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke West, Montreal

Robin Best, harp & Dominique Roy, piano

Adult $20, Senior $15, Student/Child $10 available from choir members or at the door.


CEM Earth Hour Concert

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine West, Montreal

CEM Senior Choir, directed by Andrew Gray

EMSB Senior Chorale, directed by Patricia Abbott

McGill Conservatory Youth Choir, directed by Amy Henderson

Three choirs of young singers present a programme of music on the theme of light and hope, to include the Pentatonic Alleluia by Ross Whitney, Lux Aeterna by Z. Randall Stroope and Freedom Trilogy by PaulHalley.

In conjunction with the essential concept of Earth Hour, all of the Cathedral’s lights will be extinguished and candles* will be lit. Audience members will be transported to a previous age in which the space is illuminated by hundreds of individual points of light. Every person at the concert will have a role to play in the lighting effect of this unique Earth Hour event.

* for reasons of safety a combination of real candles and electric candles will be used.

 


West Island Junior Festival

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - time & venue to be confirmed


CEM Kids 4 Kids Concert

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 4 pm, Mountainside United Church, 687 Roslyn, Westmount



 

2012-2013 SEASON

 

Junior Choir Festival

Sunday, May 5 at 5 pm

St. Thomas-a-Becket Church, 4320 St. Anne Street, Pierrefonds

Tickets: $5 at the door


 

May 28 & 30, June 1 - Honegger's Jeanne d'arc au Bûcher with the OSM

Featured: Montreal Symphony Orchestra directed by Kent Nagano, CEM Senior Choir

Kent Nagano conducts this large-scale dramatic oratorio that combines a brilliant cast of vocal soloists, a chorus of 150 adults and children, actors Carole Bouquet (Embrassez qui vous voudrez) and Lambert Wilson (Des Hommes et des Dieux).

KENT NAGANO, conductor
CAROLE BOUQUET, actress (Joan)
GUY NADON, actor (Brother Dominic)
MARIANNE FISET, soprano (The Virgin)
HÉLÈNE GUILMETTE, soprano (Marguerite)
ALLISON McHARDY, mezzo-soprano (Catherine)
PASCAL CHARBONNEAU, tenor
ALEXANDRE SYLVESTRE, bass-baritone
ANDREW MEGILL, OSM chorus conductor
OSM CHORUS
ANDREW GRAY, Chœur des enfants de Montréal condutor
CHŒUR DES ENFANTS DE MONTRÉAL
DANIEL ROUSSEL, director
BAILLAT CARDELL & FILS, projections

 


Sunday, June 9 

Journeys - New Discoveries and Experiences

Location: NDG Church, 5333 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Avenue, Montreal

Time: 4 pm

Featured: Training, Junior and Senior Choirs directed by Andrew Gray and Amy Henderson

Musicians: Pamela Reimer, piano; Emily Rredhead & Emily Field, violins; Lana Tomlin, alto; Erika Donald, cello; Reuven Rothman, bass

You will hear the Senior Choir perform a virtually unknown and rarely performed set of Czech songs for Children’s choir and String Quartet. Other ‘voyages’ will include repertoire from Australia and America, as well as works by Delibes, Fauré, Broughton and Kallman, among others. The 100 plus choristers from the Senior, Junior and Training Choirs will be accompanied by a string quintet and piano.

 


PAST EVENTS

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17: Senior Choral Exchange to Boston

March 16: concerts in Brookline and Cambridge

Featured: CEM Senior Choir


Sunday, November 25, 2012 - CBC / McGill Youth Choir Gala

Location: Pollack Hall, Montreal
Time: 4:00 pm

Featured: CEM Senior Choir, Les Voix Boréales (Laval), South Shore Children's Choir, EMSB Chorale, McGill Conservatory Youth Choir, PALS Children Chorus (Boston)

Invited conductor: Erica Phare


 

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - HOLIDAY CONCERT

Location: Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke West, Montreal

Time: 6:30 pm

Featured: Training, Junior and Senior Choirs directed by Andrew Gray and Amy Henderson

Musicians: Jazz quartet (Joshua Ragar, piano; Sage Reynolds, bass; Liam Killen, percussion; Michael Berard, guitar)

$10, $15, $20

 


Wednesday, Dec 12, 2011: Concert in the community for CHSLD Vigi Reine Elizabeth (private event)

Location: CHSLD Vigi Reine Elizabeth, Montreal

Time: 6 pm

Featured: CEM Senior Choir, directed by Andrew Gray



 

2011-2012 Season - 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON - Past Events


Sunday, May 27, 2012 - CEM 10th Anniversary Concert

Location: FACE School, University Street, Montreal

Time: 4:00 pm

Featured

CEM Senior Choir, Junior Choir & Training Choir directed by Andrew Gray & Amy Henderson

Iwan Edwards, Guest Conductor

Dominique Roy, piano

Ben Duinker & Mark Morton, percussion

Celebrating the music of this continent and its origins! Our musical journey visits two continents, includes sounds from the First Nations, Canadian traditional songs, joyful African chant and back again to explore the roots of jazz and American popular song...Gospel!


Saturday May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Junior Choir at Manoir Bois-de-Boulogne Seniors Residence (private event)

 


Saturday May 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Senior Choir: Joint Concert with Montessori School , CECM and McGill Conservatory Youth Choir

Mountainside United Church, 687 Roslyn, Westmount

Directors José Vasquez Garcia, Pit Ling, Amy Henderson, Andrew Gray

Free-will offering at the door


Sunday, November 27 - CBC / McGill Youth Choir Gala

Location: Pollack Hall, Montréal
Time: 4:00 pm

Featured: CEM Senior Choir (Andrew Gray), EMSB Choir (Pat Abbott), McGHill Youth Choir (Amy Henderson), Douglas Dunsmore, Guest Conductor, Shannon Mercer, soprano, Valérie Milot, harp


Saturday, December 3, 2011 - Holiday Concert - A Children's Christmas

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Ste-Catherine West, Montréal

Time: 7:00 pm

Featured
CEM Senior Choir, Junior Choir & Training Choir

Andrew Gray & Amy Henderson, conductors

Dominique Roy, piano

Flute - Jocelyne Roy


Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011: Concert in the community for CHSLD Vigi Reine Elizabeth (private event)

Location: CHSLD Vigi Reine Elizabeth, Montreal

Time: 6 pm

Featured
CEM Senior Choir, directed by Andrew Gray

Dominique Roy, piano


Saturday, December 10, 2011 - Holiday Benefit Concert

CEM Junior Choir, directed by Amy Henderson and accomapnined by Dominique Roy,  to join celebrity line-up for Christmas fundraiser!
Benefit Christmas Concert for the St. Barnabas Anglican Church December 10, 2011, at 7:30 PM
12301 Colin Street in Pierrefonds (H9A-1C3).
Hosted by tenor Manrico Tedeschi with guest sopranos Makiko Awazu and Veronic Hudon Paquette, tenor Franco Perrotta, harpist Manon Sohn and organist Christopher J. Pelonzi.
tickets $15 - tel: 514-684-4460 or on the door.

Monday, December 12, 2011 (Private Event)

Senior Choir Christmas presentation at Rio Tinto Alcan


Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Serenata at St. John's

Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 3594 Jeanne-Mance (at Prince-Arthur), Montreal

Time: 2:30 pm

Featured

SerenataChamber Orchestra (musicians from the OSM and others)

CEM Senior Choir, directed by Andrew Gray

Bach Brandenburg #5, Bach Cantata BWV8, Haydn Magnificat, Mozart Ave Verum, Tallis Canon, Frank Panis Angelicus.


Saturday April 21 at 7 p.m.

Concert:  Junior Choirs ‘Pizza Festival’

Choeur des enfants de Montréal, McGill Conservatory Children’s Choir, EMSB Juniors, South Shore Children's Choir Juniors, Chinese Children’s Choir & FACE Chamber Orchestra

Mountainside Church, 687 Roslyn, Westmount