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Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

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Under the musical and artistic direction of Marie Coulombe, the Chœur de la Colline and the Chœur de l'Isle d'Orléans will be uniting their passion and talents on December 10 and 12, 2010, for a wonderful Christmas concert.

Pre-Book-Signing Event with Local Author Isabelle Soucy Chartier about her New Novel Thoughts Gone Wrong

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As an introduction to her book signing event that will take place at La Maison Anglaise (164-2600 Boulevard Laurier, Place de la Cité) on December 11th 2010 from 3pm to 5pm, enjoy this short interview with author Isabelle Soucy Chartier on her novel, her inspiration, and her personal background.


Local Author presents Thoughts Gone Wrong

Quebec author Isabelle Soucy Chartier and La Maison Anglaise proudly present Thoughts Gone Wrong, a multi-layered fiction novel with a skillfully crafted plot of scientific breakthroughs, self-discovery, and the struggle to learn the truth.

Triggering the explosion of a new scientific era, a breakthrough in the contemporary history of technology is made public.

Music Matters with Les Violons du Roy

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Local author launches young adult Science Fiction novel


QAC Presents Agatha Christie Mystery this Week

Photo: Ladd Johnson

Sillery Artists and Artisans Christmas Exhibition and Sale

L'ASSOCIATION DES CRÉATEURS ET ARTISANS DE SILLERY is holding its annual Christmas Exhibition and Sale at the Bibliothèque Charles-H-Blais, 1445 Maguire Avenue, Sillery, from Saturday, November 20th to Sunday, December 5th, 2010.Thirty-six artists and artisans representing numerous disciplines will exhibit their recent work.

Spanish Masters in Quebec - Part I

An exhibition at the MNBAQ

Photo: Collection Pérez Simón / Fundación JAPS, Mexico © Photo : Studio Sébert Photographes

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has made a hit once again with the presentation of a selection of works by Spanish masters from the collection of Pérez Simón.

Jacques Martineau shows at the St. Jean Baptiste library

Original drawings of his illustrated book: Carnet de Québec

Photo: J. Martineau

In 2009, a small book illustrated by Jacques Martineau was published depicting picturesque neighbourhoods of Quebec; the historical district, of course, St. Roch, St.

Paganini concert by Yehonatan Berick at the Morrin Centre

Yehonatan Berick will be at the Morrin Centre this Friday November 12 at 7.30pm to play all 24 Caprices for solo violin by Paganini.  This will be the first time in Quebec City’s history that all twenty four caprices are presented on the same program!  This concert, which is presented in partnership with the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, will be preceded by a master class featuring stud

Come to the Céilidh the Morrin Center

Crowded Morrin Centre scene of murder mystery

St. Pat’s Swing ‘n’ Jazz Coffee House

On Saturday, November 20, at 7:00 pm, the St. Patrick's High School Music Program
will play host to a Coffee House in the school cafeteria to help with fundraising for the music program and dance department.

John McLaughlin opens tour at Palais Montcalm

Sharpening Skates as winter knocks on the door

Photo: Paul Murphy

Skaters started gliding across the fresh ice at the Place d'Youville skating rink in front of Palais Montcalm and just outside the St. Jean Gate entrance to Old Quebec last weekend as winter waits at the city's doorstep.

Choral Music Workshop

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity invites choristers who are curious to broaden their musical horizons to its first Anglican Choral Music Workshop to be held at the cathedral, 31 rue des Jardins, on Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discover the great Anglican choral tradition during this unique two-day workshop.

SongCircle Series

An afternoon of live music

Book Launch: Bury your Dead

Louise Penny at the Morrin Centre

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Musical Happenings

Ouverture Baroque: Friday, October 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Palais Montcalm, Les Violons du Roy will wind up their 25th anniversary in style with the Ouverture baroque, as Bach, Handel, and Telemann - three of the most renowned masters of the baroque era - are united in an overture showcasing the sonic richness of Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie.

Aurian Haller band gets ready to record new CD

Photo: Courtesy of Aurian Haller

The Aurian Haller Band will be playing one last show Friday at Le Cercle on Rue St. Joseph.

Then, it's off to the studio, where the four-piece ensemble will be recording its first full-length album, entitled Normal Town.

Fun for all at VEQ Fall Fest

Photo: Ed Sweeney

Quebec High School was buzzing Saturday, both inside and out, as the Voice Of English-speaking Quebec's Fall Fest took center stage.

Ed Sweeney, one of the event's organizers at QHS, said the annual event had been been dormant for a number of years before being revived this year.

QAC Hold Fall Auditions This Week

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The Quebec Art Company will be performing the Agatha Christie play “Murder on the Nile” this fall and is holding auditions for the play later this week (see details in the Community Calendar or visit  Mark Lepitre will remain in the director’s ch

Canada’s first novel written in Québec City

Frances Moore Brooke (1724-1789) was an English novelist who spent a few years in Quebec and is credited with writing the first Canadian novel.

Gaelic instrument ‘harps on’ traditional music


The Gaelic harp has a long and rich history. It has its origins in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands over 1,000 years ago, and even as late as the 19th century, harps with brass strings were still used in an attempt to keep the tradition alive.

Women Artists. Breaking Down Barriers

An exhibition at the Musee national des beaux arts du Quebec

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Photo: MNBAQ

12 chairs by Jeremy Couture

An exhibition at Materia (Quebec)

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Photo: Jeremy Couture

Who would have taught that an exhibition of chairs could bring about so many considerations? As one sees the simplicity of the chairs exhibited at Materia, it appears evident that their designer had no intention of making chairs for his sole aesthetic pleasure and that of a potential buyer. The designer is the 30 year old Jeremy Couture, born in Quebec, who studied graphic design in Finland.

Military Music Festival weekend shows, activities and schedule

The following is this weekend’s schedule of events and activities for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands:

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Outdoor popular concerts:

Place D’Youville : Canada represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

Travel writer Batting on the Bosphorous

Quebec High School will be scene of a rare appearance by Angus Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event has been arranged by

Bell, a travel writer from Montreal with a reputation for having a great sense of humour and for being an obsessive cricket fanatic, will be coming to Quebec City to talk about his book Batting on the Bosphorus.

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