Marc D’Anjou

Born in Gagnon in 1964, Marc D’Anjou entered the Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski in September 1976. Alongside his organ studies (with Jacques Montgrain), he studied piano and harpsichord. In 1986, he was unanimously awarded first prize. He subsequently studied improvisation with Richard Gagné and Rachel Laurin, as well as improvisation and French repertoire in Paris with Jean Galard. In 1980, Marc D’Anjou won the national organ finals, junior category, at the Baldwin Competition in Toronto. He gave a notable performance as finalist in the first edition of the Concours d’orgue de Québec, in June 1992.

In December 1993, he was appointed titular organist at the Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec. He held this position until May 2010. He was then appointed Music Director (organist, pianist and choirmaster) at South Burnaby United Church from September 2010 to September 2012. He was again appointed, this time by acclamation, titular organist at Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec in May 2012, and has served there as director of music since 2015. He is also the rehearsal pianist for the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec choir and artistic director of the Notre-Dame Chamber Choir. He works regularly as accompanist with Les Rhapsodes choir and the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Québec. In October 2016, he founded the “Chœur de chambre Notre-Dame,” which is made up of young professional singers from Quebec City and is intended to be an ensemble without musical direction, with some exceptions. He had the privilege of accompanying the choir of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral at a Vespers presided over by Pope Francis in July 2022.