Community Calendar of Events
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 – The German Christmas Market is at the City Hall Gardens, Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville and along Rue Saint-Anne. Kaléidoscopes will be set up on the same sites from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. For details, visit noelallemandquebec.com/en.
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 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).
Friday, 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 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). Enjoy your favourite Christmas carols sung by eight choristers while sipping hot chocolate. Reserve your spot at zitabombardiertouret.com/events/il-etait-une-fois-noel-3.
Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. – Montreal’s Constantinople Ensemble, in partnership with the Corsican choir A Filetta, presents its latest creation Clair-obscur, an exotic blend of Persian art music and Corsican polyphonic singing, at the Grand Théâtre. For more information and tickets, visit grandtheatre.qc.ca/programmation/constantinople-a-filetta.
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. The stand-up comedy show will feature 10 comedians in an open-mic style, performing five-minute sets. 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 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, an immersive photo and video presentation, will allow visitors to discover a mysterious and almost inaccessible place, the Canadian Arctic. It will be projected on giant screens at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. For more information and tickets, visit souslesglaces.com.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. – Let the Glenn Miller Orchestra put you “in the mood” for Christmas at the Salle Albert-Rousseau, 2410 Chemin Sainte-Foy. For information and tickets, visit sallealbertrousseau.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. The music 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. Donations 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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