The Chantarelle Choir of the Laval College exists since 41 years. It has been founded by the Brother Jean-Louis Tremblay, a Marist Brother of the Laval College on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the College foundation. The choir includes today more than 50 singers.
The choir comes from the city of Laval, situated in the north shore between Montréal and Québec, there are around 440 000 inhabitants in Laval. Directed by Mrs France Lavasseur since 2003, the Chanterelle choir is a 4-part mixed choir. All the singers come from different backgrounds, employees, retired persons etc..
The repertoire is very varied, and is largely based on and composed of francophone songs. This repertoire and a high quality music performing have been appreciated everywhere the choir went to and brought the choir a huge success in every place we perform.
The vocation of the Chœur Chanterelle du Collège Laval is to contribute to the social and cultural life of the city of Laval and their main goal is to offer concerts and different activities to the inhabitants of our city. They organise one annual concert and two Christmas concerts. In addition to that, they are always keen to perform where they are being asked to and organise concerts upon specific requests. The choir participates in many different festivals in their region and its surroundings as well as in different Canadian provinces. For the International Choral Festival of Provence, the choir will present a Québec repertoire with a specific theme: Québec in four seasons.