The choir school established in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, in 1947 by Jacques Dugre and Jean-Paul Quinty led the way for the
present day Petits Chanteurs de Trois-Rivieres. The Choir, which has been under the leadership of Mgr. Claude Thompson since 1956, became a true choir school in 1966 with the founding of a school specially conceived for these choirboys.
In recent years, the Petits Chanteurs have performed major
sacred works including several Bach cantatas (1969, 1973), Mozart's Requiem (1981), the Bach Magnificat (1983), and an uncut version of Handel's Messiah. In addition to performing at liturgical celebrations and in concert, the Petits Chanteurs de Trois-Rivieres have made several recordings and have participated in a number of radio and television broadcasts.
Les Petits Chanteurs De Trois-Rivières is now a mixed choir.
Les Petits Chanteurs de Trois-RivièresAlexandre M. MarchandDaniel Rocheleau Alexandre M. Marchand, boy soprano (2, 7, 10, 11), David Grenier, boy mezzo (7), Daniel Rocheleau, boy alto (2, 7), David Doane, tenor (3, 4, 6, 11, 12), Michel Ducharme, barytone (1, 8, 11, 12, 13); The choir is under the direction of Claude Thompson. The "Messe des pêcheurs" written by Fauré & Messager represents an important historical document because after imiportant revisions by Fauré himself, it became the famous "Messe basse" pusblished in 1906.
Les Petits Chanteurs de Trois-Rivières The repertory offered on this disc is a selection of what those who attend Trois-Rivières Cathedral may hear during divine service. It covers most of the important hitorical periods of sacred chant and takes us through those moments that most mark the Christian year. We have, however, presented the works in chronological order of composition in order to avoid startling the listener with abrupt changes in style and tone. A small instrumental accompaniment brings breadth and variety to the recording as a whole.