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Les Disciples de Massenet

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The Disciples de Massenet choir was founded in 1928 by Charles Goulet, who was its conductor until 1963. During its eight decades of existence, the choir has sung with celebrated soloists and under the direction of many guest conductors, and has made a dozen recordings. Since January 2001, Lucie Roy has been its conductor. The choir consists of 30 choristers, all amateurs with high standards of quality. Their performance in 2003 of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria was described as “a balanced choral mass, beautifully tuned and blended.” The choir’s repertoire is mainly classical, but includes world music. Recently, as well as numerous works from the great western tradition—from Pachelbel’s Magnificat to Pierre Mercure’s Cantate pour une joie—it has also performed Astor Piazzolla’s Las estaciones porteños (the four seasons of Buenos Aires) and, for the first time in Quebec and Canada, José María Vitier’s Misa cubana.

Le premier Noël
Marc Hervieux
October, 2009