The Montreal Welsh Male Choir has a present membership of about 25 members.The choir has warmed the hearts of hundreds of Quebecers during their Christmas and Spring concerts. It is also proud to have performed for annual events such as Remembrance day activities at the Saint Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital and the annual St David’s Ball, held to celebrate St. David’s day. The choir also sings the National Anthem at sporting and community events. While most events are local ones the choir has also been present for national and international celebrations of Welsh vocal music including those in Britain and more recently in the United States where we were part a 400 male voice choir featuring baritone Bryn Terfel at the world renowned Carnegie Hall.
The choir’s annual repertoire is focused on two seasons:
Winter Concerts. In the past the choir has performed three or four major concerts each Christmas season focusing on traditional music, and two or more smaller events at Senior’s Residences.
Spring Concerts. Normally two major concerts are performed in May/June to celebrate the arrival of the earth’s rebirth.
In addition to regular events the choir responds to special community requests including singing the national anthem at sports games, celebrating the life of departed member of our community and joining with Choral Festivals. Also, as previously noted, major tours are periodically planned so as to sing with other male choirs. Visiting choirs frequently come from other provinces or the United States.