The Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal
The Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal, under the direction of maestro Louis Lavigueur, is an orchestra composed of more than seventy players from diverse backgrounds, united by their love for music. Founded in 2001 by a group of former players from the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal and their much-admired maestro Louis Lavigueur, the ensemble offers three concerts in its regular season and frequently accompanies such choirs as the Chœur classique de Montreal, the Chœur polyphonique de Montréal, the Ensemble vocal Polymnie, the Chœur de la Montagne and the Rhapsodes of Québec.
The Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal has collaborated in recordings and concerts of contemporary composers with Chroma Musika: a tribute to Nokiforos Vrettakkos in 2009 and the orchestral accompaniment for the children’s book and CD The Magic Recorder in 2011. Ensemble Sinfonia participated in concerts with the OSJM for performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in 2004, No. 1 in 2006, No. 2 in 2011 and No. 3 in 2015.
In November 2016, Ensemble Sinfonia celebrated its 15th season with a sold-out concert at Salle Claude Champagne with a performance of The Planets by G. Holst and Star Wars by J. Williams.
In February 2018, Ensemble Sinfonia and the Chœur Classique de Montréal presented a magnificent interpretation of Bach's St Matthew Passion to a full audience at the Maison Symphonique.
In March 2019, at the same venue, the Petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal joined the group in a concert featuring Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem and Orff's Carmina Burana. A second concert was added to meet very high demand.
Lastly, since 2015, Ensemble Sinfonia has welcomed the winner of the Festival concours de Lanaudière as a soloist in one of its seasonal concerts.
The ensemble is constantly evolving and welcomes new members in all sections of the orchestra. Should you wish to join us, please consult our web page.