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Ensemble ArtChoral is a professional choir steeped in the grand tradition of choral music in Quebec for over 40 years, with the mission to present professional choral music in Québec, Canada and internationally.


Ensemble ArtChoral is recipient of the PRIX OPUS Musical Event of the Year 2020. Ensemble ArtChoral has established Maison symphonique as home for its Montreal concert series and is the professional choir in residence 2023-2027 with Festival Classica and le Nouvel Opéra Métropolitain.


With extensive touring in Canada and Quebec, ArtChoral has provided outstanding choral music to cities and communities in all 10 Canadian provinces.  ArtChoral’s annual tour with Handel’s Messiah has become a staple of cultural life in Quebec.


The choir’s director, Matthias Maute, recipient of two JUNO Awards, has earned an international reputation for his work as artistic director of Ensemble ArtChoral, Ensemble Caprice, the Bach Society of Minnesota and as co-artistic director of the Montreal Baroque Festival.


Art choral, vol. 1: Renaissance

ATMA Classique, Ensemble ArtChoral and Mécénat Musica are proud to present Art choral, Vol. 1 : Renaissance with Ensemble ArtChoral under the direction of Matthias Maute.  Volume 1 surveys choral repertoire by Renaissance composers such as  Cristóbal de Morales and Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spain), Andrea Gabrieli  and Cipriano de Rore (Italy), Clément Jannequin and Josquin des Prés  (France), and Thomas Tallis and William Byrd (England), in music that  reflects the flowering of vocal polyphony in Renaissance Europe.

Latest album release

Community intitiatives


 Mini-Opéras Santé

Since 2020 Ensemble ArtChoral co-founded Mini-Concerts Santé and Mini-Opéras Santé, where duos of professional singers deliver «door-to-door» concerts to disadvantaged neighbourhoods.


Choral Arts

Art Choral is a unique project that follows the history of choral singing performed by professional singers, with works by 50 composers from the 1500s to today, including Québec, Canadian, and Jewish composers.


Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes

Ensemble ArtChoral is cofounder of Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, dedicated to developing new contemporary operas by emerging Canadian female or non-binary Canadian teams of composers and librettists who demonstrate extraordinary promise in opera creation.

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