About Us

Our History

The Greater Montreal Chorus was created through the merger of the Montreal Chorus and the South Shore Chorus. Both groups had been active in barbershop singing since the 1950s and had received their charters from Sweet Adelines International in June of 1966. In the mid-1970s the South Shore group found themselves with a director, Jean Woods, but no practice hall and few members while Montreal had a hall but no director; the solution was a mutually beneficial joining of forces. Two members of the original South Shore group are still active members. One of our longest standing members joined almost fifty years ago. Today, the Greater Montreal Chorus has 30 plus members ranging from the age of 21 to 85. We rehearse weekly at Mountainside Church in Westmount.

Our Chorus is a part of Sweet Adelines International, a women's singing organization of more than 30,000 members with chapters around the world. We are part of the North Atlantic Region #1 comprising Quebec and most of New England. Each spring over 20 choruses from Region 1 travel to Springfield, MA for an exciting weekend of chorus and quartet competitions. We also attend workshops organized by the Region as well as coaching sessions we arrange ourselves. All these opportunities make us better singers. 

Our Director: Heather Solomon

Heather grew up in the barbershop world and studied music for 5 years. She has sung barbershop for 11 years and has been directing the Greater Montreal Chorus for 5 years now. 

She has a passion for singing all types of music and helping all chorus members to bring out their inner talents and find their true voices.


Our VLQ (very large quartet) "Magique" performing at Westmount One, senior's residence.

 With Crystal, Ellen, Lieska, Marlene, Shira, Nancy, Marilyn, Josie, Verna and Abi.

Our Quartets

Coming Attraction!

On that Note


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