Founded in 1998 in Laval, “Les Voix Boréales” have now more than one hundred young girls ages 9 to 18. The choir celebrated its 10th birthday in 2008.
“Les Voix Boréales” participate in a wide variety of concerts, shows, recordings and events each year. They have sung quite a few times with their twin choir “Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval” and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the direction of famous conductors such as Eliahu Inbal, Michel Plasson and Kent Nagano, in prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, The National Art Center in Ottawa, The Lanaudière Festival and La Place des Arts in Montreal. The choir participated in many shows with famous Quebecois artists such as Celine Dion, Jean-Pierre Ferland and Gregory Charles, just to name a few.
LThe choir “Les Voix Boréales” is often asked to do musical tours. They have sung throughout the province of Quebec, Canada and Europe (France, Belgium, Spain), but also Japan, Hong Kong and China, with great success each time. In April 2006, under the direction of Philippe Ostiguy, “Les Voix Boréales” gave a concert at the Opera in Nice, representing the City of Laval within the celebrations of the Year of Canada in Nice. The 2008 International Tour brought the choir to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “Les Voix Boréales” offer a unique compilation of musical refinement and irresistible energy. The choir offers a repertoire containing, sacred chants, polyphonic music from the Renaissance, folk music, Spirituals, French and English pop music, music from around the world and the Great Classics. The choir doesn’t hesitate to integrate creative choreography within its musical performances.
“Les Voix Boréales” won a bronze medal at the worldwide championship of Choral Chant at the Mondial Choral in Laval in 2007. They recorded a CD called Pour la beauté du monde in 2006, then Adiemus-Songs of Sanctuary in 2008. In collaboration with their twin choir “Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval” they have just produced another album called Christmas! (2008).
Since July 2005, the musical and artistic direction has been lead by Philippe Ostiguy.