Choeur Kattialine

Choeur Kattialine. Choir founded in 1962 in Montreal by its conductor, Jean-François Sénart. Made up of some 30 young amateurs, it made its name in a repertoire of Renaissance madrigals and motets and of folksongs of all countries. The name Kattialine is the Basque equivalent of Catherine.

Choeur Kattialine

Choeur Kattialine. Choir founded in 1962 in Montreal by its conductor, Jean-François Sénart. Made up of some 30 young amateurs, it made its name in a repertoire of Renaissance madrigals and motets and of folksongs of all countries. The name Kattialine is the Basque equivalent of Catherine. The group was engaged to give a 'tour of song' in 12 languages at Expo 67, was heard often on CBC radio, and in 1968 won a first prize at the Quebec Music Festivals (Canadian Music Competitions). In its later years it expanded its repertoire to include unaccompanied music of the 18th and 20th centuries. It toured Canada in 1968 and Europe in 1969 and 1971. The group released two LPs, the first in 1969 (private recording, MS 7236) and the second in 1972 (Noël nouvelet, RCI 372). The choir ceased activities in January 1974.