MBCC is a real highlight of the summer. It was such a thrill to be able to work with boys in fine music, and the beautiful surroundings of Groton School. There is a great spirit amongst with the men, and both serious experience, and very young singers. The spirit and atmosphere of the week is second to none, with great traditions that unite newcomers and old hands alike. I felt incredibly welcome.
- John Robinson, Blackburn Cathedral, UK
It was an enormous pleasure to work with the participants of the MBCC during the summer of 2014. The organisation, course content and pastoral care was and is, I believe, excellent, and everyone is made most welcome. It is an engaging and delightful way to make music together, with a common aspiration of the course being to give of one’s best in a spirit of teamwork, mutual support and musical excellence.
- Katherine Dienes-Williams, Guildford Cathedral
"It has been a real privilege and joy to direct courses for the Montreal Boys' Choir Course. The standard of music-making is extraordinarily high and all the men and boys give 100 per cent in their commitment towards the music-making. Add to this a wonderful camaraderie and social life, then I can't recommend it more highly!"
-Simon Lole, St Mary, Swanage, UK
"I cherish the memories associated with the MBCC. The hard work, delightful play, great food and company, not to mention the sheer joy in creating music for the Church's liturgy with singers, young and less young, who value the art Church Music and who refresh its traditions every time they come together -- all these components fuse together into one glorious summer week known as the Montreal Course. Long may it prosper!"
-Bruce Neswick, Canon for Music; Trinity Cathedral, Portland, OR
"I've had the pleasure of directing the Montreal Boys' Course on a number of occasions and consider it to be one of the best of its kind. Interesting repertoire, fun environment and a fine team of people pulling it altogether. I wish it continued success."
- David Hill, Chief Conductor BBC Singers, Principal Conductor Yale University's Schola Cantorum
"There was a wonderful sense of camaraderie as we prepared to record Evensong which was to be broadcast around the world via the BBC; a determination that the choir should be at its very best when a quarter of a million people would be listening! I hope that the experience will continue to lay a strong musical foundation to many young lives."
- The Revd Canon Stephen Shipley, Producer BBC Religion and Ethics, Choral Evensong Programme BBC Radio 3