Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest, voting is now closed

Voting for the Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest is now closed. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our singers, choir directors, parents and voters who gave their all to make this “harmonious” initiative come to life. Your tireless fundraising efforts and your touching dedication to the cause have been the driving forces behind the success of this initiative.

The funds raised as a result of the commitment of our 174 participating choirs and the public’s outstanding generosity will go to supporting research and promoting healthcare excellence in Canada’s largest mother-child university hospital centre.

We are delighted to congratulate our first-place winners, Externat Mont-Jésus-Marie from Montreal, who garnered an impressive 18,027 votes thanks to their skilful fundraising efforts. They have earned the honour of singing with Céline Dion! It’s now up to the contest judges to pick a second choir from the top 25 to join them. The name of the “judges’ favourite” entry will be announced on May 7.

The jury will make its choice among the following choirs:

Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval

Courage, Hope and Love

Chorale Canadienne Sensation

Chorale de l'Amitié

L'Ensemble vocal Les Enchanteurs

La chorale Standard Life

L’Outaouais en chœur

La chorale de l'École Duvernay

Choeur Entramis

Les Maëstros

Le coeur de Reine-des-bois

Chorale des Mille-Fleurs

Les Tortues Magiques

Vers Ton Rêve

Chorale L.S.R. and Friends

Le Choeur des Fées

McCaig Elementary School Choir

Petit Chœur

Chorale de l'Académie Lafontaine

Les voix de St-Calixte

Chorale Victor Doré

Chorale les Deux Rives

Chorale Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire

Choeur Prélude

Each of the above choirs will receive a $1,000 prize, generously provided by evenko.

Contest gallery

Head judge Gregory Charles and fellow judges Claude "Mégo" Lemay, Céline Dion’s bandleader, and popular soprano Natalie Choquette now have the difficult task of picking the winner of the “judges’ favourite” award. On May 7, the name of the selected choir will be announced, along with the details concerning the private event with Céline Dion and the total amount raised during the course of the contest.

Also, on May 6, we will contact the choir who will be invited to send 25 people to attend the private event with Céline Dion. Congratulations and thank you once again to each and every one of our contestants for their incredible devotion toward the children of Sainte-Justine.


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