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Le Petit Choeur de Rosemère is a children’s choir for children from the ages of 6 to 17. Each child who is interested in singing is welcome regardless of his/her musical experience.

The singers are divided into two choirs:

  1. Adagio choir for children from 6-8 years
  2. Allegro choir for children between 9-17 years

The goal of our practices is to offer each child the pleasure of developing his/her voice while learning good vocal technique, as well as learning basic theoretical notions which will enable the child to understand a written score, develop his/her ear as well as basic sight reading abilities.

We sing a varied repertoire, from classical music to film music to popular tunes. We sing in English and French and at times in Latin, Italian, German and other languages.

The choir gives at least one concert each session which gives children a chance to perform before an audience.

Mission

Each person has a unique voice and unique abilities. Every child is welcome in Le Petit Choeur de Rosemère in order to have a chance to develop his/her musical potential. No previous musical experience is necessary. All singers have the possibilty of experimenting with their vocal abilities and making new friends in an accepting and supportive atmosphere. Our goal is to learn how to make beautiful music together, a rewarding and fulfilling experience which we can then share with our audience!

History

Le Petit Choeur de Rosemère was founded by Janice Goodfellow in October 2005. Having over 25 years of choral singing experience, she wanted to share her passion with children.

Beginning with 7 singers, it has grown to include 30 singers. We have had the opportunity of doing 2 annual concerts per year, a Christmas concert and a spring concert. We participated in the 2007 Christmas concert of Le Choeur Classique des Basses Laurentides, as well as with Les Chanteurs de Lorraine in a concert of international music in spring 2008. The choir sang at Le Mondial Choral de Laval in June 2009, and the same spring, our concert was sponsored by the town of Rosemère, something which we had the opportunity to repeat in December 2010. Also in 2010, Le Petit Choeur de Rosemere sang in a performance of Carmina Burana with Les Chanteurs de Ste-Thérèse and l’Orchestre et Choeur Philharmonic du Nouveau Monde under the baton of Michel Brousseau.