La Société de Musique de Chambre du Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society

Due to our season being postponed, we are unable to schedule our annual Student Competition and Concert at this time.

If circumstances permit, we may still be able do so. We will post any updates here.

Below is information from 2020 for reference.

LCMS STUDENT COMPETITION - Saturday, April 4, 2020

to perform in the LCMS STUDENT CONCERT - Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2pm

Who can apply:

Open to residents of the territory lying between the eastern boundaries of Lachine, Dorval, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Roxboro and Pierrefonds and the western boundaries of Hudson, St. Lazare, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Rigaud. In the case of ensembles, at least 60% of the members of the ensemble must be residents of the above territory.

Instruments: Strings, winds, brass, piano, organ, harpsichord and guitar but NOT VOICE.

Where the Auditions/Competition are held: Adair Hall, Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Please note that professional adjudicators (strings, winds, keyboard) will consider choice of programme, interpretation, technical ability and stage presence to choose the applicants who will perform at the Concert. Following the Auditions, all applicants will receive by mail detailed notes from the adjudicators on their performance.


The Audition Application Form is available online. PLEASE NOTE: One application form per student or ensemble. Please read carefully the LCMS Regulations. The required registration fee(s) should be mailed as instructed on the form. Your participation will be confirmed by email.


Audition participants will be informed by email within 7 days after the auditions whether they have been accepted to play in the Concert.

The concert (free admission with a goodwill offering) will take place on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

At the end of the Concert, prizes will be awarded to the outstanding students of the following: keyboard, strings, winds and ensembles in both Junior and Senior age groups.

Please note that students who have previously been awarded the First Prize in their age category and instrument group or the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra Performance Award will not be eligible for a second such prize. They are, however, eligible to play again in the Concert and are encouraged to do so.

A First Prize allocated to a student following the auditions can only be awarded if the student actually performs at the Concert; if not, they will forfeit the monetary value of their prize, unless they are prevented from performing for an emergency reason.

Parents are asked to let us know if they do not wish their child(ren) to be present in any of our published photos.


Please note that at the end of the Student Concert on April 19th, the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra will present their Performance Award. The winner(s) will be invited to play as soloist(s) with the Orchestra in one of the Orchestra's concerts during the 2020-21 Season.

The Award is open to all keyboard, string and wind instrument players as well as to ensembles made up of string or wind players. Representatives of the Orchestra will meet with the winner(s), and with his/her teacher once the Award is announced to select the composition to be played with the Orchestra.

Teachers are encouraged to discuss the Award with their students. Those students who wish to be considered for the Award need to be available to perform with the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra either in the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021. They should indicate their interest on the Audition Application Form.

We look forward to receiving applications from your students.

Thank you,

Claudette Harland
Student Concert