The McGill Conservatory Youth Choir was founded in 1994 by Erica Phare. This ensemble is a dedicated group of talented young singers between the ages of 12 and 18, who perform many concerts each year, as well as touring and recording albums. They have performed across Montreal, as well as representing Quebec at Festival 500 in Newfoundland, the Niagara International Music Festival, Ottawa's Unisong, and the Coastal Sound International Choral Festival in BC. MCYC has produced two commercial CDs, Nouvelle Chanson and Voyages. In 2007, the Youth Choir won second place at the Mondial Choral’s National Competition, Children’s category, The choir has been very fortunate to have had opportunities to collaborate in large-scale musical events, including the 2008 production of Oratoria Terezin in Montreal, and McGill Opera's production of La Boheme in 2010.
MCYC has been proud to act as host choir for the CBC/McGill Youth Choir Gala for the last 10 years.
The Children's Choir was developed in 1998 to serve as a training ensemble for the Youth Choir. MCCC welcomes children between the ages of 8 and 12, and serves to provide young children with musical training in a collaborative setting, while preparing them for the more vigorous schedule and expectations of the Youth Choir. The Children's Choir performs in their own concerts with the Youth Choir, in the Conservatory's annual Gala concerts, as well as in collaborative projects each year with other children's choirs in Montreal.