The Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal was founded by Father Léandre Brault in 1956. Father Brault was inspired by the great tradition of boys' choirs, which dates back to the 6th century. Since its foundation, the choir has fulfilled its mission, which is to enrich the religious services at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal with beautiful singing.
There are 170 boys in the choir, aged nine to seventeen. Though they represent many different cultural backgrounds, they all share a common passion for singing. At the choir school, the Petits Chanteurs explore the great polyphonic works from across the ages and around the world. Dedicated to excellence, the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal constitute one of the best children's choirs in North America. The Boys' Choir is a proud member of the International Federation of Pueri Cantores.
Mrs. Johanne Chantal is the Director of the Choir School while Mr. Gilbert Patenaude is the Musical Director.