A versatile singer with a warm and sensual voice, Ghislaine Deschambault is recognized for her musicality, enchanting stage presence and daring explorations of new performance modes. The mezzo-soprano can be frequently heard in recital and concert in repertoire ranging from medieval to contemporary music.
She was acclaimed for her performance of La Porte by José Évangelista, a monodrama for voice and percussionist, presented by Chants Libres in Montreal. With Ensemble ALKEMIA, she has presented numerous programs that include forgotten musical gems, new works as well as classics, spanning more than thousand years of repertoire : En revenant... folklores revisités, Il Cortegiano, Cirque Musical (Festival Montréal Baroque) and Mystères. She was the featured vocalist in Perspectives d'Hildegarde, an innovative concert in which 8 composers and 4 musicians revisited the mystic's life and history through eight musical miniatures.
Most recently, Ghislaine sang Unsuk Chin's Cantatrix Sopranica with Soundstreams in Toronto, presented a recital of 21st century music at the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal and sang Extended Apocalypsis (Philippe Leroux) with the McGill Contemporary Ensemble. She was featured in Mystères – Geste polyphonique, a multidisciplinary performance for 10 singers in motion (Ensemble ALKEMIA),Vivaldi's Gloria with Les Plaisirs du Clavecin and L'or en musique with Ensemble Caprice. She has sung the title role in l’Enfant des Glaces (Zack Settel) with Chants Libres, Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) and Girl in the world premiere of the opera Alternate Visions (John Oliver). Her numerous collaborations include ensembles such as le Nouvel Opéra, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM), Chants Libres, I Musici, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the SMCQ (Société de musique contemporaine du Québec) and the dance company Fila 13. Ghislaine holds graduate degrees from the McGill Schulich School of Music and the University of Montreal.