Xavier Brossard-Ménard

Clarinet

Recognized for his spirited approach to music, his intelligent interpretations, as well as his original, innovative programming,  Xavier Brossard-Ménard is artistic director and conductor of the Saint-Lambert Choral Society and the Muses Chorales of McGill University. He has lead several renowned choral ensembles, notably the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the McGill Conservatory Singers, the choir of the Drummondville Symphony Orchestra, the youth choir of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Music, the choirs of the Vincent-d’Indy School of Music ans was artist in residence at F.A.C.E.

During the 2016-2017 season, he has been invited to conduct the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in their performance of Maurice Duruflé's Requiem as part of the Singsation series, and Francis Poulenc's Gloria for CAMMAC Toronto. A well-known clarinetist and chamber music performer, he is artistic directior of Ensemble QAT, recipient of the LOJIQ-RIDEAU prize and the touring prize of the Montreal Arts Counsel for their show 1938.

In the field of theatre, he was counsulted for Quills, the play produced by Robert Lepage's theater company Ex Machina, as well as for Les Dévoilements simples by Félix-Antoine Boutin. For the cinema, he recorded the music for Pour l’amour de Dieu by Micheline Lanctôt and acted in the film Chorus by François Delisle.