The Montreal West-End Operatic Society is a non-profit community-based company founded in 1939. Our goal is to entertain audiences with the brilliant wit and enchanting music of classical comic opera, while giving back to the community.
Our mission is to sustain a theatrical community dedicated to producing the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and other comic operas, and providing a training ground and home to committed and aspiring performers.
Our members are of many ages and occupations. Every year, the love of singing combines with the fun of working together on sets and costumes, to deepen old friendships and create new ones. We all volunteer our time – with the exception of our music and stage directors, who are hired to nurture the production to professional standards.
As a charitable organization, MWOS has raised more than $100,000 for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Each year, we raise money for the MCH Foundation by collecting donations for our show programmes, and organizing other charitable events such as our annual Carolling for the Children’s event in late December.
MWOS also accepts non-perishable food contributions for both the NDG Food Depot and Sun Youth Food Bank at all its Montreal area performances.