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Journey to Quebec in 1950 showcases Québécois composers

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

In 1950, up-and-coming New York photojournalist Lida Moser was commissioned by Vogue magazine to produce a report on Quebec. In the summer of that year, she traversed the province from Montreal to Quebec City, Charlevoix and the Gaspé, the Côte-du-Sud to Montérégie, visiting Île aux Coudres, Île d'Orléans, and the Bas-Saint-Laurent along the way.

St. Patrick’s Day kitchen party rocks La Korrigane

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The St. Patrick's Day season started off with a bang at La Korrigane on Rue Dorchester in Lower Town on March 14 with a dinner, a kitchen party and a concert by the One Night Band. The bar was packed with over 150 Central Quebec School Board teachers, staff, alumni, family and friends, all duly decked out in green.

PAF! Performing Arts Festival

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St. Patrick's High School is hosting the 12th annual Performing Arts Festival (PAF!) organized by the Central Québec School Board to showcase student talent. This Friday, March 20, over 400 students from as far away as La Tuque, Jonquière and Thetford Mines will assemble to take workshops from professional artists. 

Trio gives charged performance at Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

The second in La Petit Série of concerts at Holy Trinity Cathedral took place on Thursday, March 12. Cellist Blair Lofgren and bassist Étienne Lafrance of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) were joined by pianist Martin Dubé as they presented works of Barrière, Handel, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Vivaldi. Lafrance also performed compositions for solo bass.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity takes a bold musical direction

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Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

All mélomanes aboard! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation in 1989 as a National Historic Site by the governments of Canada and Quebec, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has unveiled an exciting series of concerts featuring local musicians.

Last one to leave the party: the lyrical world of Jane Ehrhardt

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

When Jane Ehrhardt took to the stage at the atmospheric Café Babylone last Saturday night, she might have been in your living room, sharing a story and a song. Unassuming and affable, she introduced herself in her unmistakably Anglophone sing-song accent and, just like that, she had the audience engaged.

Help Beatrice Cadrin attend music symposium in Germany

Beatrice Cadrin, experienced violinist, orchestra conductor and arranger and former choral director of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, will be launching her new production company In Musica at the beginning of 2015. The mission of her company is to modernize the symphonic concert experience and adapt it to the expectations of today's audience.   

A walk between Heaven and Earth

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Villa Bagatelle is hosting Entre Ciel et Terre, an exhibit of pieces by forty Quebec artists. The works of art are divided into two sections, with Heaven representing the ideal striven for by artists, and Earth depicting reality, humanity and materialism. In both sections, the works are divided into six themes.

Les Rhapsodes and soloists shine at the Palais Montcalm

The Palais Montcalm was filled with the joy of the season at the Christmas concert of Les Rhapsodes choir, directed by David Rompré, on Saturday night. The ambitious program included five soloists, a string ensemble and organist Marc D'Anjou at the console of the Casavant organ.

USS Oak Hill hosts early Fourth of July reception

Dressed to the nines despite the pouring rain, guests of the U.S. Consul General Hale Van Koughnett flocked to an early Fourth of July reception last Thursday evening. Van Koughnett welcomed a hearty contingent of U.S. expats, along with local dignitaries such as Cardinal Gerald Lacroix and François Moreau, President of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec, on board the USS Oak Hill (LSD 51).

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