EMSB Chorale Auditions for the 2023-24 (44th) Season

EMSB Chorale performing at their 2015 end-of-year concert.
Montreal - Thursday, August 17, 2023
Do you love to sing? Try out for the EMSB Chorale! Share your passion for music-making with an award-winning choir!

Artistic Director/Conductor: Patricia Abbott, M.Mus. Associate Conductor: Marie-Ève Arseneau, B. Mus., B. Ed. Accompanist: Anne-Marie Denoncourt, M. Mus.

Students from Grade 4 to Sec. V who love to sing are invited to audition for the English Montreal School Board Chorale, now its 44rd season. Rehearsals start Saturday, September 9 and take place in Royal Vale School Auditorium, 5851 Somerled Ave. (use Draper St. auditorium entrance)

Exceptional musical training and opportunities to develop your singing voice, enhance language and auditory skills, memory, discipline and self-confidence.  Perform the best classical, contemporary and multicultural choral literature  Work with professional musicians and perform in Montreal’s top concert venues. Participate in music camps and tours. Make new friends who share a love of music!

The EMSB Chorale is a special project of the Educational Services Department. The chorale offers students the opportunity to acquire vocal and musical training, to perform a wide variety of music and to gain professional concert experience. This is the first audition call. Students will also be able to audition in late August and in September. 

Three Ways to Audition: 1.    

  1. On August 29 or September 5 by appointment
  2. At an audition session in your school arranged by your principal.
  3. At a Saturday morning rehearsal on September 9, 16, 23 or 30 (the sooner, the better!).

Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsals start Saturday, September 9 and take place in Royal Vale School Auditorium, 5851 Somerled Ave. (use Draper St. auditorium entrance)

Junior Chorale (Gr. 4-5-6): Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Senior Chorale (High School/treble voices): Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. AND Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.


Senior Chorale (High School/boys with changed voices): Saturdays from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

For more information and/or an audition appointment, call or write:

Mrs. Patricia Abbott
(514) 483-7200, ext. 7234