The musical director
Yvan Sabourin completed his musical studies at the University of Montréal together with a master's degree in choral conducting at the University of Sherbrooke under visiting professor Nicole Paiement. He recently completed a development program with Bernard Tetu (France).
Mr. Sabourin leads several choirs in the Montréal metropolitan area: Stakato, Ensemble Vocal de Saint-Laurent, the Chœur du Nord de l’Île and L’ Ensemble Vocal Ganymède.
Last year he participated in the Festival Choral International de Neuchâtel (Switzerland) with L’Ensemble Vocal Ganymède with whom he won a special prize for diversity. He toured France with them in the summer of 2007. At that time, he participated as an animator for the International Choralies A Coeur Joie, Vaison-la-Romaine (France) presenting a repertoire of pieces by Canadian composer Lionel Daunais. Yvan is regularly invited to conduct choral courses in France and Belgium. In addition to having worked in the recording of albums with some of his choirs, Mr. Sabourin has been involved in recording the soundtrack for the latest show from Cirque Eloize, Nebbia, which was established in Geneva (Switzerland).
He celebrated his 25 years of directorship last year. Since 1993, choirs led by Yvan Sabourin have won awards at the Festival des chorales de Montréal, sponsored by ARCIM. He won the gold medal with Ganymède competing in the choral section of the Montréal Outgames in 2006.
Yvan Sabourin is a member of the Alliance des Chorales du Québec, The Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, A Coeur Joie, The American Choral Directors Association and The International Federation for Choral Music.