Musical Wednesdays at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

The Musical Wednesdays summer concert series begins at Chalmers-Wesley United Church at noon on June 26 with Jacquelin Rochette at the organ console.

The ever-popular Musical Wednesdays summer music series at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec, begins on June 26 at 12 noon.

The opening concert will be given by the church’s former organist, Jacquelin Rochette, who is now the artistic director of Casavant Frères, the renowned organ builders in Saint-Hyacinthe. The summer music program at Chalmers-Wesley was initiated over 30 years ago by Rochette during his tenure, from 1980 to 1987. Rochette is delighted to return to give another concert on the organ he spent so much time performing on and restoring over the years.

The program for the ensuing
Musical Wednesdays is as follows:

July 3 – Jean Côté (organ). Note that we will also be celebrating the Fête de la Ville de Québec this day, so afternoon tea will be served following the organ concert;
July 10 – 78th Fraser Highlanders: Alan Stairs (bagpipes) and Don Neilson (drums);
July 17 – Douglas Renfroe (bass-baritone) and Marc D’Anjou (piano);
July 24 – Jacques Boucher (organ) and Anne Robert (violin);
July 31 – Samuel Croteau (piano) and Antoine Trépanier (bassoon);
Aug. 7 – Alain Châteauvert (piano);
Aug. 14 – La Band’Accordéons de Québec;
Aug. 21 – Peter Calkins (flute) and Lise Lavoie (guitar); and
Aug. 28 – Joanne McInnis (Celtic harp) and Christian Haerinck (bagpipes).

Admission to these concerts is free but a $10 (or more) donation to support the summer concert series would be much appreciated. At the end of each concert, there will be a door prize draw for a $25 gift certificate from the Café de Paris, located just around the corner from the church in the heart of Old Quebec.

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