Quebec City springs into music

Photo: courtesy of Printemps de la musique

The choir of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec made the rafters of the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone ring with beautiful choral music during the gala performance on Saturday evening. The choir, directed by David Rompré, was accompanied on the piano and organ by Marc D’Anjou.

The Printemps de la musique, the third annual springtime festival of music in Quebec City, was a resounding success this past weekend.

In past years, the musical presentations were given in local libraries scattered around the city. Not surprisingly, they did not draw very large audiences.

This year, the organizers selected 11 historic venues in the Old City, where 15 different free public concerts were held on May 18, 19 and 20. Several of the mini-concerts were repeated three times, for a total of 35 musical presentations. Roving bands of musicians added to the experience.

The Table de Musique du Conseil de la Culture du Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches, in partnership with federal, provincial and municipal governments, certainly came up with the winning formula this year. G1wcEnZ4zyopBZDfe8MAuvgXQCt0DBaBI2t5UoEfiDocUHTKuR-rL-xQCNpKngu16uvfC320oi9KdWQBxh0feDXv6Ipdedrm8qdCpqbfkoJxL6ilFiKvMmvO7tm4uNEorQSzYRAH A brass quintet of the Ensemble vents et percussion de Québec performed on the front lawn of Chalmers-Wesley United Church, attracting quite a crowd before the next concert, by Tempêtes & Passions, inside the church.   (Photo courtesy of Printemps de la musique)