Community Calendar of Events – Dec. 1, 2021
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 – The German Christmas Market is at the City Hall Gardens and Rue Sainte-Anne, plus Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville. For details, visit noelallemandquebec.com/en.
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. – The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), presents En attendant Noël at the Grand Théâtre, with pianist Jon Kimura Parker who will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Strauss II’s Emperor Waltz, Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite de la veille de Noël and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. To reserve your tickets, visit osq.org.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – The Choeur Voix Nouv’Elles presents Vivement Noël at Église St-André de Neufchâtel, 10680 Boul. Savard. Tickets $20. For more information call 418-847-5044.
Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Les Violons du Roy presents Handel’s Messiah directed by Jonathan Cohen, with soloists Joëlle Harvey (soprano), Allyson McHardy, (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Neal Davies (baritone-bass) and the La Chapelle de Québec choir at the Palais Montcalm. For information and tickets, visit palaismontcalm.ca.
Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. – Enjoy Christmas Music and Carols by Candlelight at Trinity Church, 2687 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois (Ste-Foy).
Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Lost Fingers present Christmas Caravan. The live event is taking place in Chambly, east of Montreal, but you can watch the webcast live in your living room any time between Dec. 10 and Jan. 9. Visit livedanstonsalon.com/concert/the-lost-fingers for details.
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. – Il était une fois … Noël, a family matinée at St. Michael’s Church, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis (Sillery). Come and discover your favourite Christmas carols sung by eight choristers while enjoying some hot chocolate. Reserve your spot at zitabombardiertouret.com/events/il-etait-une-fois-noel-3.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. – Bilingual Comedy Night (Soirée d’humour bilingue) at Pub Saint-Patrick on Rue Saint-Jean presented by Bill Black and Michael Bourguignon. A monthly stand-up comedy show featuring 10 comedians in an open-mic style, performing five minutes each with seasoned or new material. Tickets ($10) are available at the door or online at lepointdevente.com/tickets/soireedhumourbilingue. For more information, see the Facebook event (facebook.com/events/1639147373095363).
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. – Tempêtes et Passions Concert de Noël at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue des Jardins in Old Quebec. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit tempetesetpassions.com.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. – Les Rhapsodes choir, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, presents Noëls d’hier, noëls d’aujourd’hui at the Palais Montcalm. The choristers, under the direction of David Rompré, will be accompanied by harpist Antoine Mallette-Chénier. For information and tickets, visit lesrhapsodes.com or call the Palais Montcalm ticket office at 418-641-6040.
Dec. 18 to Feb. 13 – Below the Ice with Mario Cyr, a truly immersive photography and video presentation of a mysterious and almost inaccessible place: the Canadian Arctic, projected on giant screens at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. For more information and tickets, visit souslesglaces.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. – The 5th annual Chemin de Noël concert will be broadcast live online by Radio-Canada. This concert is inspired by the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is held annually in the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England and broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Eve. The sound will be broadcast live on ICI Musique classique and Radio-Canada OHdio, and rebroadcast on ICI Première (106,3 FM) on Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. Your generosity will be solicited to collect funds that will be given entirely to La Boussole, an organization which offers services to relatives and friends of people with mental illness.
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