Concert Choir (ages 14-21)Chœur des enfants de Montréal

Come AUDITION for us!

You must Email us to register because the number of spots is limited. 

Rehearsals: NDG Community Centre

Schedule: Wednesday from 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm and every third Sunday from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Music Camp Dates – October 21 – 23, 2022 at Camp musical des Laurentides (transportation and lodging included in the fees).

Annual Fees:  $635 per year (September 2022 to June 2023)

The Concert Choir is CEM’s most advanced ensemble. It consists of choristers who wish to be part of a high-level group and work on complex repertoire. Choristers will be selected through an audition process during which their vocal capacity and musical knowledge will be evaluated.

The Concert Choir performs in two annual CEM concerts, accompanied by professional musicians. They also perform in the annual Earth Hour concert and in various other concerts and festivals.

By exploring ambitious repertoire in a friendly atmosphere, choristers develop their:

  • vocal technique
  • proficiency in music theory and rhythms
  • ability to read a complex music score
  • capacity to sing in harmony (two to six parts)
  • team spirit
  • stage presence
  • ability to perform in a professional context
  • ability to sing by heart in different languages

Each week, choristers will receive an online assignment to do or a list of lyrics to memorize. Choristers should spend between 5 and 30 minutes on this homework each week.

Criteria:

  • participate in the auditions. Please contact us to schedule an audition.
  • register (form and payment) before the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7.
  • participate in the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7 2022, from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm.

 

Audition Details:

  • Duration: 20 minutes;
  • The audition will take place in a relaxed, private meeting with the Artistic Director;
  • In order to determine the chorister’s vocal register and if the level of the Choir Concert suits him/her, he/she will be guided through a vocal warm-up, and then in learning an excerpt from a choral work selected by the Artistic Director at the time of the audition;
  • Optional: If he/she wishes, the chorister can prepare a short piece or an excerpt of a piece that he/she can sing a cappella or accompanied on the piano.  If you would like accompaniment, you must bring a paper copy of the score for the Artistic Director.

 

Concert Attire:

  • Either a concert dress to rent from CEM
  • Or black pants and a black shirt, to be purchased

For more information or to register

Concert Choir (ages 14-21)Chœur des enfants de Montréal

Come AUDITION for us!

You must Email us to register because the number of spots is limited. 

Rehearsals: NDG Community Centre

Schedule: Wednesday from 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm and every third Sunday from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Music Camp Dates – October 21 – 23, 2022 at Camp musical des Laurentides (transportation and lodgings included in the fees).

Annual Fees:  $635 per year (September 2022 to June 2023)

The Concert Choir is CEM’s most advanced ensemble. It consists of choristers who wish to be part of a high-level group and work on complex repertoire. Choristers will be selected through an audition process during which their vocal capacity and musical knowledge will be evaluated.

The Concert Choir performs in two annual CEM concerts, accompanied by professional musicians. They also perform in the annual Earth Hour concert and in various other concerts and festivals.

By exploring ambitious repertoire in a friendly atmosphere, choristers develop their:

  • vocal technique
  • proficiency in music theory and rhythms
  • ability to read a complex music score
  • capacity to sing in harmony (two to six parts)
  • team spirit
  • stage presence
  • ability to perform in a professional context
  • ability to sing by heart in different languages

Each week, choristers will receive an online assignment to do or a list of lyrics to memorize. Choristers should spend between 5 and 30 minutes on this homework each week.

Criteria:

  • participate in the auditions. Please contact us to schedule an audition.
  • register (form and payment) before the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7.
  • participate in the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7 2022, from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm.

 

Audition Details:

  • Duration: 20 minutes;
  • The audition will take place in a relaxed, private meeting with the Artistic Director;
  • In order to determine the chorister’s vocal register and if the level of the Choir Concert suits him/her, he/she will be guided through a vocal warm-up, and then in learning an excerpt from a choral work selected by the Artistic Director at the time of the audition;
  • Optional: If he/she wishes, the chorister can prepare a short piece or an excerpt of a piece that he/she can sing a cappella or accompanied on the piano.  If you would like accompaniment, you must bring a paper copy of the score for the Artistic Director.

 

Concert Attire:

  • Either a concert dress to rent from CEM
  • Or black pants and a black shirt, to be purchased

For more information or to register