CMIM schedule and broadcast info

I think I now have the complete schedule and broadcast information for the Concours musical internationale de Montréal édition Chant 2018.

Tuesday May 29th, 3pm and 7.30pm: Art Song First Round

Wednesday May 30th, 3pm and 7.30pm: Aria First Round

Thursday May 31st, 7.30pm: Aria First Round

Friday June 1st, 3pm and 7.30pm: Art Song Semifinal

Sunday June 3rd, 3pm: Art Song Final

Monday June 4th, 7.30pm: Aria Semifinal

Tuesday June 5th, 7.30pm: Aria Semifinal

Thursday June 7th, 7.30pm: Aria Final, Prizes, Gala

Everything up to and including June 3rd takes place at the Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  The Aria semis and final take place at the Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts.


The whole competition is being live streamed at

There are also masterclasses and chats with members of the distinguished judging panel.  The full schedule in PDF format en français is here: CMIM Chant 2018 Calendrier

There’s also radio coverage:

The Finals Gala will be broadcast during the Toute une musique program on ICI MUSIQUE and the new digital radio ICI MUSIQUE Classique, Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Marie-Christine Trottier and Sylvia L’Ecuyer.

A special program featuring highlights from CMIM 2018 will also be broadcast as part of Toute une musique on ICI MUSIQUE and the new digital radio ICI MUSIQUE Classique Monday, July 9, starting at 8 pm. Hosted by Marie-Christine Trottier.

Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Ben Heppner will be sharing highlights of the competition with listeners on CBC Music (93.5 FM in Montreal) on Saturday, June 16.

CBC’s online coverage can be found at and CBC’s competition live-blogger and “phantom jurors” (which includes me!) will be on Twitter via #CMIM2018.

And of course there will be daily, at least, posts here wth news, reviews, interviews and whatever other shenanigans transpire.



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