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Julien Patenaude

When Julien was four, his mother, Thérèse Patenaude, introduced him to music. He began his musical training with Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, whose director, his father Gilbert Patenaude, had the ‘good luck’ of having Julien in the choir for more than 10 years. He continued his musical training at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the Université de Montréal, the University of Toronto, and McGill as well as through several training courses, notably at the Brevard Music Center, the Orford Arts Centre, and the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Since then Julien Patenaude has been working as a soloist and chorister with many ensembles, mainly in Quebec. He now divides his time between singing, teaching, choir directing, stage production, and his family.




Benoit began his musical training as a chorister and soloist with the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal. Following in the footsteps of his idol Julien, he went on to study at the Université de Montréal, where he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance. He has become known as a performer of French and religious music, and recorded several discs, including Good News with Les Chantres Musiciens, and Fauré-Gounod and Canticum Novum with Espace 21. He has sung with several ensembles, including the Opéra de Montréal and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, both as soloist and as chorister. He is the brilliant founder of the equally brilliant Quartom.

Benoit Le Blanc


After beginning his musical training with the Maîtrise des petits chanteurs de Québec, Philippe decided to study something serious at university; he got a bachelor’s degree in administration from the Université Laval and then went to the École supérieure de commerce de Rouen in France. Back home, he abandoned the sensible path and registered at the Cégep Sainte-Foy in music. He then moved to Montreal — which he secretly prefers to his former home, Quebec City! — for a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance form McGill. Since then, the high quality of his singing and his legendary work ethic have made him one of the most sought-after of professional choristers. He regularly performs as a soloist with various ensembles and with the Opéra de Montréal. He has provided the vocal foundation of the Quartom quartet since 2008.


Philippe Martel

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