Community Calendar of Events
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau email@example.com
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May 17 – Dec. 10 – Les imaginaires de la jeunesse, an exhibit about children’s literature and cartoons in partnership with Québec BD, at the Centre d’interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy, corner of Route de l’Église and Chemin Sainte-Foy. The exhibit is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in May and from October to December; and Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June to September. For details, visit maisonsdupatrimoine.com.
May 25 to June 10 from 9 to 11 p.m. – Carrefour International de Théâtre presents Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…? on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit five exciting worlds combining theatre, music, circus, architecture and visual arts. This is a free experience to discover with friends and family. Reservations are not required. For details, visit carrefourtheatre.qc.ca. See article in this edition.
June 1 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. – L’École de cirque in Limoilou presents Anthropocène, featuring performances by the graduating classes of the famed circus school. For details and tickets ($25), visit ecoledecirque.com/evenements/jours-de-cirque. See article in this edition.
June 2 to 4 – Limoilou en musique and Grand Bazaar at Place Limouloise (intersection of 3ième Avenue and Chemin de la Canardière). For details, visit limoilouenvrac.com/limoilou-en-musique.
Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. – The Ensemble Vocal Dal Segno, a 15-voice all-female choir directed by Guillaume St-Gelais, will be performing Exquises Fantaisies, featuring traditional Québécois songs as well as sacred works by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré and contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre and Ruth Watson Henderson, at Eglise Saint-François-Xavier, 2180 boul. Père-Lelièvre. Tickets (adults $25, students $10, children 12 and under free), are available at dalsegno.eventbrite.ca.
Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. – La Choeur de la Colline presents the Quebec première of Magnificat by Kim André Arnesen, and other works by Ola Gjeilo and Karl Jenkins, with guest soloist Evelyne Larochelle accompanied by piano, organ and a chamber orchestra at the Palais Montcalm. For more details, visit choeurdelacolline.org. Tickets ($35) can be purchased at the door or online at palaismontcalm.tuxedobillet.com.
Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. – La Sinfonia de Québec celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special concert at the Palais Montcalm. Directed by Daniel Finzi, the program features Vivaldi’s Gloria with the participation of the Baroquo Negro vocal ensemble, and Finzi’s creation Fantaisie pour quintette et orchestre à cordes. For information and tickets, visit lasinfoniadequebec.com.
Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. – Tempêtes & Passions presents Viennoiseries Musicales V with nine lyrical Quebec artists who will present excerpts from Strauss’ Une nuit à Venise, Von Suppé’s Boccacio, Kalman’s La comtesse Maritza and Lehar’s Tzigane at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit tempetesetpassions.com.
Sunday, June 4 at 8 p.m. – The Ensemble Ambitus presents a Candlelight Concert featuring Ravel’s “Bolero” and a medley of Beatles tunes, at Église St-Dominique on Grande Allée. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only, $40) or reserved online at concertchandelle.com or by phone at 514-774-9148.
June 7 to July 23 – Lasting Impressions, a unique experience of over 100 works of art by impressionist artists, projected on giant screens in immersive 3-D images, takes place at Espace 400e on Quai Saint-André. For details and tickets, visit lamagiedesimpressionnistes.com/en/quebec.
June 9, 10, 11 – Quartier Saint-Roch launches its panoply of summer activities with the opening of terrasses, urban music, public art, culinary discoveries and much more. Visit monsaintroch.com/nouvelles for details.
Sunday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. – Harp to Heart: renowned harpist Gianetta Baril, who is travelling across Canada in a van with her harp, will give a free one-hour concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule, following the worship service. Donations appreciated. Baril will also be playing during the worship service beginning at 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit harptoheart.org.
June 15 to Sept. 10 – Alexander McQueen: Art meets Fashion exhibit at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, offers a reflection on the creative process of the enfant terrible of British fashion. Clothes designed by McQueen are displayed in relation to works of art from antiquity to the present day, of diverse cultural origins and of various techniques. For more information, visit mnbaq.org.
June 15, 16 and 17 – La Pure Symphonie, presented by GSI Musique and Ozik, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, will be performed at the Grand Théâtre. Inspired by the album Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique, arranged by Simon Leclerc, the OSQ will be joined by guitarist Sylvain Quesnel and a 65-voice choir, directed by Dina Gilbert. Singers Kim Richardson and Luce Dufault will lend their voices to one song. For more information and tickets, visit grandtheatre.qc.ca/programmation/harmonium-symphonique.
Visit the Voice of English-speaking Québec website at veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for information about other events for all ages.
Visit the Morrin Centre website at morrin.org for information about literary, artistic and educational activities for everyone.