Le Choeur de chambre de l’OSM
The Chœur de chambre de l’OSM gave its first performance at the Lanaudière Festival in July 1996. The choir was remarkably well received. Arthur Kaptainis of The Gazette remarked that “no-one could have expected singing of such rich tone, brilliant technique and consistently apt expression from a new ensemble”. The Chœur de chambre de l’OSM returned to the Lanaudière Festival in 1997, presenting a programme of works by Schubert and Brahms well-received by a large and enthusiastic audience. The sixteen-voice professional chamber choir has as its primary focus the repertoire composed for this genre from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. For the purposes of this recording, sixteen singers were added to the ensemble in order to meet the needs of the work by Gilles Tremblay. All of the singers are members of the professional core of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus.