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St. Pat’s High School closes the year with music

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Before trading their books for beach towels, St. Patrick’s High School music students gave their End-of-Year Music Concert on May 29. Brass bands, jazz bands and vocalists performed pieces from 1970s rock ’n’ roll to blues to today’s favourites.

Epic concert ends Orchestre Symphonique de Québec season

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Photo: Peter Black

The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec ended its 117th season not with a whimper but a bang, to borrow from T.S. Eliot. The final number on the program featured a breathtaking version of French composer Florent Schmitt’s volcanic masterpiece Psalm XLVII, fronted by Quebec’s own majestic diva Karina Gauvin.

Great weather for the 2019 Walk (and roll) for Arthritis

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

In 2018, I attended Quebec City’s Walk for Arthritis at the Université Laval as a reporter, describing the day as an observer. I attended the 2019 edition as a participant, in my new wheelchair.

A bright, sunny day greeted the 315 participants in the Quebec City Walk – making the 10th annual Walk for Arthritis a particularly enjoyable one.

Le Capitole gets a facelift and expands its hotel facilities

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It’s no longer winter in Quebec, so it must be “construction” season, as evidenced by the beehive of activity taking place at Place D’Youville these days. At the heart of it all is an amazing extension to Le Capitole hotel next to Porte Saint-Jean and the ramparts.

75th anniversary of the D-Day landings: The invasion of Normandy begins

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This is the fourth and final article in the series about the D-Day landings.

OBITUARY: Madeleine BARROW

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Madeleine Barrow (née Dussault), age 84, passed away suddenly on May 28, 2019, in Mississauga (Toronto). She was born December 1934 in Quebec City, where she later met and married Brian Barrow, who predeceased her in June 2000.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. – The Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra, from Tennessee, will give a concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins in Old Quebec. Free admission, voluntary contributions welcome.

Two historic villas to front new L’Arrière-cour housing project

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Photo: PMA Architectes

Architect Pierre Martin, having restored and converted the huge Dominion Corset building known as La Fabrique on Boul. Charest, has now embarked on a project to restore and convert the stately villa on Chemin Sainte-Foy once owned by the founder of the iconic undergarment company.

École de cirque de Québec brings the circus to town!

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Photo: Danielle Burns

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Chamber music this summer

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The public square at the corner of Avenue Cartier and Boul René-Lévesque was the scene of a casual noon-hour concert last week. The Élement 8 cello octet performed for passers-by and a seated audience, as a promotion for the third annual Festival de Musique de Chambre, called Vibrances.

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