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Choral Conducting Masterclass — Eighth Edition

March 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm (19:00) - March 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm (17:30)

In March 2017, the Montreal Choral Institute will once again be offering its annual three-day intensive workshop on choral conducting. Six conductors selected from among all applicants will work individually with some top-notch Montreal choirs under the guidance of internationally renowned conductor Andrew Megill. Those from Canada will automatically be eligible for the Iwan Edwards Award, which covers the enrolment fee and provides a per diem. The recipient of the award will be informed prior to the masterclass and will have the opportunity to meet with Maestro Edwards.

Andrew Megill

Since his appointment as Choral Director of the OSM Chorus a few years ago, Andrew Megill has earned the respect and admiration of everyone on the Montreal musical scene, be they choristers, soloists, instrumentalists, composers, colleagues or members of the public. To find out more about Dr. Megill, please visit one of the following websites:

University of Illinois School of Music
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal


Sessions with choir
1. Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Ensemble Phoebus
2. Friday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Adleisia
3. Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Seraphim
4. Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Voces Boreales

Private and group sessions
Friday, March 17, during the day


Sessions with choir
Church of St. John the Evangelist
137 President Kennedy Avenue
Montreal, QC  H2X 3P6

Private and group sessions
The participating conductors will be advised at the beginning of the masterclass of the location where these sessions will take place.

Participating choral conductors

Léa Moisan-Perrier
Eliza Rush
Virginie Pacheco
Penni Clarke
William Duffy
Ariane Duclos

Participating choirs

Artistic Directors: Amelia McMahon and Virginie Pacheco
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Works by Rossetti, Betinis, Holst

Artistic Director: Roseline Blain
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Works by Poulenc, Schubert, Vaughan Williams

Interim Artistic Director: Iwan Edwards
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Works by Lassus, Poulenc, Schütz

Artistic Director: Andrew Gray
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Works by Mägi, Mäntyjärvi, Lindberg


Sessions open to the public

Members of the public have access to all sessions with choir (see schedule above). Admission is free, but free-will offerings are welcome.


March 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm (19:00)
March 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm (17:30)
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Montreal Choral Institute Masterclasses


Church of St. John the Evangelist
137, av. du Président-Kennedy
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P6 Canada
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