Community Calendar of Events – November 24, 2021
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, 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
Back, bigger and better than ever. Old Quebec has been transformed into a veritable Christmas fairytale with Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville 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 artisans. 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.
Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – The Quebec Art Company
Celebrates 40 years of quality theatre with members and friends of Quebec City’s premier English-language theatre company. For details, see the article on page 4.
Sunday, Nov. 28, 12:30 to 1:10 p.m. – Enjoy a Meditative Musical Healing Service
At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (5 Rue Cook in Old Quebec) while admiring the beauty of the newly renovated sanctuary. Contemplative music will be per- formed by organist David Stafford and cellist France Dupuis. RSVP via Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. – The Choeur Voix Nouv’Elles
Presents its Vivement Noël concert 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.
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 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.
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 is 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.