Founded in 1992 by their current Artistic Director Gilbert Patenaude, Les Chantres Musiciens is a choir of young men aged 18 to 32 who hail from the celebrated Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal. Les Chantres Musiciens’ repertoire is both varied and complex, comprising a range of works from the Romantic period (including Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms) to Post-Romantic and modern compositions (including, for example, Schafer, Reger, Schönberg, and Langlais). This vocal ensemble has earned a reputation for excellence, confirmed by prizes at national competitions, international recognition and tours, and several recordings. Their first tour brought them through Germany and France, garnering critical and public acclaim, particularly at the Festival de musique de Moselle. In 2007, the choir participated in the International Men’s Voice Festival in Pleyben. During a tour in 2008, Les Chantres Musiciens performed for audiences aboard a cruise ship on the Saint Lawrence River and around the Magdalen Islands. In 2011, they presented concerts in Paris, Bern and Hamburg, and did so in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon in 2015. The special makeup of this vocal ensemble has opened doors to the performance of innovative repertoires that have remained to this day unexplored or inaccessible either in concert or on record.
Web site: Les Chantres Musiciens