The Choir

Our missionChœur des enfants de Montréal

The mission of Chœur des enfants de Montréal (CEM) is to provide an outstanding musical education to young people who love to sing.

The bilingual ensemble provides a welcoming and engaging environment for choristers as they work together to reach an exceptionally advanced choral level.

CEM choristers perform a diverse repertoire, often accompanied by professional musicians. Every concert is a unique musical adventure with different instruments, languages and styles, reflecting the multiculturalism and diversity of Montréal and Québec. Over the years, the choir has performed in over 20 languages and numerous musical genres. The ensemble focuses mainly on classical music, however also delves into the jazz, popular, folk, gospel and world styles. In addition, the works of Canadian composers and traditional Quebecois music are highly celebrated.

Our missionChœur des enfants de Montréal

The mission of Chœur des enfants de Montréal (CEM) is to provide an outstanding musical education to young people who love to sing.

The bilingual ensemble provides a welcoming and engaging environment for choristers as they work together to reach an exceptionally advanced choral level.

CEM choristers perform a diverse repertoire, often accompanied by professional musicians. Every concert is a unique musical adventure with different instruments, languages and styles, reflecting the multiculturalism and diversity of Montréal and Québec. Over the years, the choir has performed in over 20 languages and numerous musical genres. The ensemble focuses mainly on classical music, however also delves into the jazz, popular, folk, gospel and world styles. In addition, the works of Canadian composers and traditional Quebecois music are highly celebrated.

Our StoryChœur des enfants de Montréal

CEM was created in 2001 by a group of parents whose children had sung with Iwan Edwards in the F.A.C.E. Treble Choir. They wanted to make this outstanding musical education available to all children in Montreal.

This high quality children’s choir has received positive reviews for its performances, including with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Choristers come from more than 30 different primary and secondary schools and various backgrounds. They are united by their passion for singing.

Our StoryChœur des enfants de Montréal

CEM was created in 2001 by a group of parents whose children had sung with Iwan Edwards in the F.A.C.E. Treble Choir. They wanted to make this outstanding musical education available to all children in Montreal.

This high quality children’s choir has received positive reviews for its performances, including with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Choristers come from more than 30 different primary and secondary schools and various backgrounds. They are united by their passion for singing.

Mentor ProgrammeChœur des enfants de Montréal

CEM has established a mentor programme that offers the opportunity to teens to help the younger choral groups. Paired with a specific group, mentors assist the director by organizing certain activities and by acting as a role model.

 

In addition to improving their choral skills, they learn to work with younger children and to effectively organize activities and manage groups.

In certain cases, this CEM initiative enables students to fulfil the community service requirements that exist in many Montreal secondary schools.

 

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