Composed of amateur singers, St. Lawrence Choir’s primary goal is to present choral music programmes of the highest quality, accessible to all audiences and featuring repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary works. In addition to its strong commitment to Canadian repertoire, the Choir collaborates on a regular basis with Canadian artists and musicians. St. Lawrence Choir participates actively in local community life by offering its services to charitable organizations and by performing concerts all over the Montreal metropolitan area.
About St Lawrence Choir
St. Lawrence Choir, incorporated by Letters patent in 1978 under Section III of the Companies Act, is a non-profit organization. A mixed choir of 80 voices, the choir is administered by a volunteer Executive Committee and is supported by an Advisory Board composed of prominent members of the Montreal professional and business communities.
Recognized across North America as one of Canada’s best amateur choral ensembles, St. Lawrence Choir was founded in 1972 by Iwan Edwards. Since 1986, the Choir has appeared regularly with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as the largest component of the OSM chorus. Numerous concerts by St. Lawrence Choir have been broadcast across Quebec, to the rest of Canada and in Europe. The Choir has performed in New York, in Philadelphia, Saratoga, Ottawa and at the Festival de Lanaudière. Following the retirement of its founder-director, Iwan Edwards, the choir is now directed by Michael Zaugg.