In 1966, in the SMCQ's inaugural concert, she performed Serge Garant's Anerca and Ishtar's aria from R. Murray Schafer's opera Loving. Subsequently she premiered several works with the SMCQ Ensemble, including John Hawkins' Waves (1971), performed again in Paris and Brussels in 1973; Bruce Mather's Madrigal V (1973); Gilbert Amy's Sonata pian' e forte (1974); and Jean Barraqué's Chant après chant (1979). In Montreal she also sang Alan Heard's Voices in 1970 and Norma Beecroft's Rasas III in 1975. She sang and acted in the Quebec film Réjane Padovani and was a soloist on the soundtracks of the films Bingo and A Star Is Lost, and of several NFB films including If You Love This Planet. She has recorded more than 300 jingles. On CBC TV she sang with groups in variety programs and was a soloist in other programs, including the 1975 production of Neil Chotem's ballet Pythagore 1 à 7. She has taught singing at the Vanier Cegep in Ville St-Laurent (1977-86) and at Concordia University (1982-6).
Author Suzanne Thomas
B. Mather Musique pour Champigny. P. Vaillancourt soprano, Fleury-Coutu contralto, instr ensemble, B. Mather conductor. 1984. McGill University Records 83019
Musique d'aujourd'hui, vol 3: Hawkins Waves. Mather piano. 1972. RCI 300
See also Discographies for Garant (RCI 301); and SMCQ (RCI 358).