Music delivered «door-to-door» for social and mental health in undeserved neighborhoods
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. Since then, more than 3,000 paid professional singers have provided more than 5,000 free Mini-Opéras Santé «door-to-door» in underserved neighborhoods, to more than 40,000 children, adolescents, elderly, adults, and families suffering from isolation, loneliness, and psychological distress, in more than 100 regions, cities and districts.
Prix Opus Musical Event of the Year 2020
1,000 + stories from recipients
You’re cheering us up ... we need this human warmth.
So happy the concert came to me as I can’t go anywhere!
You don’t know how much it affects us!
It is soothing to the heart.
400+ media reports and articles
Quebec is known for its great tradition of a capella choral singing. 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. Art Choral includes choral workshops, training and live concerts « Coast to C oast to Coast » in the 10 provinces and three territories, in partnerships with 30 professional, academic and amateur choral organizations . Art Choral also includes a 11-album anthology with 11 streaming concerts and a free online resource library of 110 Mécénat Musica video clips of choral singing. Art Choral is the initiative of Ensemble ArtChoral, Mécénat Musica, and Mécénat Marchand, with the support of the Azrieli Foundation and ATMA Classique.
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. The prizes are awarded to teams for original opera compositions in English, in French, a Jewish work and a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour) work.
Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes is the only prize in Canada where a combination of all these elements is encouraged financially:
Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes is $50,000 $.