Bravo to all of my incredible choristers! I enjoy every Monday with you (yes, even on cold winter evenings) and can not wait to start on future projects in the Fall. We’ll start with a rehearsal and party to get to know everyone!!!!

Bravo à tous et à toutes mes choristes! J’adore passer le lundi avec vous (meme pendant l’hiver) et j’ai hâte de commencer des nouveau projets avec vous en l’automne. Nous allons commencer avec une répétition et une petite fête pour faire connaissance avec nos membres!

Watch this space!

Thank you for your energy and beautiful performances. I am humbled by your singing and proud to be your conductor.

Merci! Bon été!

Penni 😉

Gala concert & Tour de l’ile – important info!

Chers choristes,
(English message to follow)

Le concert gala de printemps des chorales du Conservatoire de McGill aura lieu demain le 5 juin 2016.

Ceci est un rappel de courtoisie que le Tour de l’île de Montréal aura lieu demain le 05 juin 2016. Nous vous suggèrons de visiter leur site internet afin de connaître les routes fermées et les heures des fermetures afin que vous soyez en mesure de planifier votre horaire.

Merci et bonne journée,
Le conservatoire de McGill
Dear Choir,
The McGill Conservatory Choirs Spring Gala Concert is tomorrow, June 5, 2016.

This a friendly reminder that tomorrow is Tour de l’île de Montréal. Please visit their website for details about which streets will be closed and at what times they will be closed so that you can plan your day accordingly.

Kind Regards, McGill Conservatory

June 5 – info +!

Dear Parents & Singers/Chers parents et chanteurs/euse,

Info for Sunday, June 5

Infos pour dimanche, le 5 juin:

12:50 – arrive in uniform at/ en uniforme à 555 Sherbrooke St West/Ouest – McGill Schulich School of Music

we meet inside the main doors behind the statue!

13:00-14:00 – rehearsal in Pollack Hall/répétition dans la salle Pollack

14:00 – doors open/ portes ouvertes

14:30 – Gala concert & Awards ceremony – Pollack Hall

15:30 – Reception in East Lounge / réception dans le East Lounge à coté de la salle Pollack

Please bring something to contribute to the informal reception! Many of you have already notified me, thank you.

We still need plastic glasses, serviettes, small paper plates. Could a few people help with these. If yes, please email me at:


Arrive at McGill in full uniform, hair back, girls, with your music to hand back if you still have it!

Arrivons à McGill en uniforme, cheveux attachés, les filles, avec la musique à donner si vous en avez encore!

Thank you for your support throughout this year! It is a wonderful opportunity I have to work with such motivate and talented young singers!

Merci pour votre appui! J’ai la merveilleuse chance de travailler avec ces jeunes chanteurs/eus!

Next Year? :

Fall Day Camp (one Saturday) both choirs, singing and bonding!

Invitation to sing in Kingston, Ontario with Cantabile Choirs, April 2017

Youth choir applying to participate in festivals not so far from Montreal!

Looking for a venue for Youth choir camp in Winter (not too far!)

Possibility of participating in Vocal Festival on West Island

+ Earth Hour -YC, West Island Choir Festival & En Harmonie for Kids Festivals – CC!

& our own concerts!


Our goal is to build up the Youth choir so we can apply to go either to Podium 2018 (festival and national conference for choir conductors) or another choir festival in Canada or abroad!

This all means that we need to fund raise! Il faut faire des levées de fonds!

I will send out information about starting a parent committee so we can decide which events (such as a Cabaret!) to raise $$ for future trips for both choirs! Let us make this a great organization once again while continuing to foster fine singing, exposure to great choral repertoire, leadership & mentoring possibilities for older choristers, fun music-making and long lasting friendships!

With much joy & anticipation!

See you Sunday. A dimanche,