Community Calendar of Events – Nov. 17, 2021
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Nov. 20 to Dec. 31 – Discover Frima: La magie de Noël at Woodooliparc, 295 Rue Drouin, Scott (Beauce), 20 minutes from the bridges on Autoroute 73. For more details and tickets, visit woodooliparc.com/attractions/frima.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presents Lortie et Liszt at the Grand Théâtre, under the baton of guest director Joshua Weilerstein. Pianist Louis Lortie will play Liszt’s Concerto for piano No. 2. Also on the program are Ethel Smyth’s On the Cliffs of Cornwall and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. For tickets, visit osq.org.
Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 – The German Christmas Market returns, bigger and better than ever. Old Quebec will be transformed into a veritable Christmas fairytale as Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville are added to the traditional setup in the City Hall Gardens and Rue Sainte-Anne. For details, visit noelallemandquebec.com/en.
Nov. 26 to Dec. 5 – Salon des Artisans de Québec at the Centre de Foires (ExpoCité), 250A Rue de l’Exposition, offers visitors exclusive products created by over 200 local arti- sans. Open Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry and parking are free. Happy Christmas shopping! For details, visit groupeproexpo.com/artisans.
Sunday, Nov. 28, 12:30 – 1:10 p.m. – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (5 Rue Cook in Old Quebec) invites you to a Meditative Musical Healing Service, while admiring the beauty of the newly renovated sanctuary. Contemplative music will be performed by organist David Stafford and cellist France Dupuis. RSVP via Facebook or email (email@example.com).
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.) – La Sinfonia de Québec, directed by Daniel Finzi, presents Mozart at Église Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, 3325 Rue Loyola. For more information and tickets, visit lasinfoniadequebec.com/concerts.
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. – The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), directed by Gordon Gerrard, 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.
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. – Il était une fois … Noël, a family matinee where eight choristers will interpret some of the greatest classics of the holidays at St. Michael’s Church, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis (Sillery). Come and discover your favourite Christmas carols while enjoying some hot chocolate. Reserve your spot at zitabombardiertouret.com/ events/il-etait-une-fois-noel-3.
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