Chœur de l’Université de Montréal (Université de Montréal Choir)
Under the direction of François Pothier Bouchard
The Chœur de l’Université de Montréal (Université de Montréal Choir), under the direction of François Pothier Bouchard, offers training accessible to all Faculty of Music students hoping to enjoy the experience of a large ensemble. Participation in the chorus is also possible for those from other faculties who already possess basic musical knowledge (an audition is required beforehand).
Each year the chorus presents two concerts, which can be collaborations with the Atelier de musique baroque, the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal or another of the Faculty of Music’s large ensemble. Performances with non-faculty may also be on the program, for example with other choirs or orchestras, notably the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières.
Each of the chorus’s concerts constitutes a one-of-a-kind event and attracts a large audience, choral singing being a well-established tradition both in Montréal and in Québec in general.
François Pothier Bouchard, conductor