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Trio gives charged performance at Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

The second in La Petit Série of concerts at Holy Trinity Cathedral took place on Thursday, March 12. Cellist Blair Lofgren and bassist Étienne Lafrance of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) were joined by pianist Martin Dubé as they presented works of Barrière, Handel, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Vivaldi. Lafrance also performed compositions for solo bass.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity takes a bold musical direction

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Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

All mélomanes aboard! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation in 1989 as a National Historic Site by the governments of Canada and Quebec, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has unveiled an exciting series of concerts featuring local musicians.

Last one to leave the party: the lyrical world of Jane Ehrhardt

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

When Jane Ehrhardt took to the stage at the atmospheric Café Babylone last Saturday night, she might have been in your living room, sharing a story and a song. Unassuming and affable, she introduced herself in her unmistakably Anglophone sing-song accent and, just like that, she had the audience engaged.

USS Oak Hill hosts early Fourth of July reception

Dressed to the nines despite the pouring rain, guests of the U.S. Consul General Hale Van Koughnett flocked to an early Fourth of July reception last Thursday evening. Van Koughnett welcomed a hearty contingent of U.S. expats, along with local dignitaries such as Cardinal Gerald Lacroix and François Moreau, President of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec, on board the USS Oak Hill (LSD 51).

Rendez-vous naval de Québec takes the city by land, sea and air

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The weather could have been better on Friday and Saturday. Lined up at Quay 22 in the Port of Quebec were the U.S. Navy ship, USS Oak Hill, the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, the French Navy ship, Laplace, a Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel, CCGCS Caporal Kaeble, the Jeffy Jan II (see separate article) and Theodore Too, the little tugboat from Halifax.

Anglican Cathedral presents Midi en Musique concert series

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Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone.   Sandra Bender, soprano.         Genevieve Boileau, pianist.   

Jazz etcetera festival will heat up Lévis

As if it isn’t hot enough these days . . . the Jazz etcetera festival will soon have Lévis heating up to the sounds of the sixth consecutive year of this festival. There’ll be a jam-packed program from August 8 to August 11.

Festival d’Été a hit from start to finish

After celebrating music in all its forms for 11 straight days, the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) ended on a high note last Sunday evening with the performance of Stevie Wonder. Three outdoor stages attracted tens of thousands of fans and indoor shows drew audiences eager to hear something new.

Foreigner and Def Leppard rock down memory lane

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Photo: Juanita Craig

After their concert for the Festival d’Été on Saturday, July 13, it is easy to understand why Foreigner have had ten multi-platinum albums, 16 Top-30 hits, album sales exceeding 75 million, and have continued to sell out tours over the past 30 years.

Heritage houses of Quebec City offer cultural discoveries

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Photo: courtesy of Maisons du patrimoine

The network of heritage houses of the City of Quebec has been renamed Maisons du patrimoine, espaces muséaux de la Ville de Québec. The new name better describes the mission of the network, whose goal is to develop museums and cultural spaces in the city. It includes 10 Quebec ancestral homes that have significant heritage value.