Montreal, Quebec is a city located on the island of the same name at the junction of the St Lawrence and Ottawa rivers in the province of Québec. The island is one of a cluster that also includes Ile Jésus (which became part of the city of Laval in 1965) and the islands of Bizard and Perrot.
Ars Organi. Society founded in Montreal in 1960 by a group of young organists to 'contribute to a renewal of interest in the organ in Montreal by presenting recitals in which the programs, the choice of instrument and the style of performance bear witness to the highest traditions of organ music'.
The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) was founded in 1966 by Maryvonne Kendergi, Wilfrid PELLETIER, Hugh Davidson, and composers Jean PAPINEAU-COUTURE and Serge GARANT. Its mandate is to promote and popularize Canadian and international contemporary music.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 1972 in Winnipeg by the conductor Ruben Gurevich. In 1990 the MCO had a core of 22 players drawn largely from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.. The orchestra's regular venues have beenYoung United Church, the Fort Garry Hotel, and Westminster United Church.