Arts & Entertainment

Community Calendar of Events

• The Quebec Art Company held an online reading of The Visitor on March 28. Monthly QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter. For more information, visit quebecartcompany.com.

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• The Quebec Art Company held an online reading of The Visitor on March 28. Monthly QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter.

'Le Sang du pélican' at Cinéma Le Clap

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Photo: Les Distributions Netima and Productions Dionysos

The QCT does not normally review French-language films, but Le Sang du pélican is an outstanding exception. It will be playing at Cinéma Le Clap in Ste-Foy as of March 26.

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Les Petits Chanteurs de Beauport sing at COVID memorial

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Photo: Louise Marie Pelletier

On March 11, during the COVID-19 commemoration ceremony in front of the National Assembly, the beautiful, clear voices of Les Petits Chanteurs de Beauport were heard via a YouTube recording as they sang “À la claire fontaine” which ends with the heart-wrenching refrain, “Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, jamais je ne t’oublierai.” (I’ve loved you for so long, I will n

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Photo: Harald Hoffmann

• The Shannon Irish Show 50th-anniversary edition, recorded in 2016, was streamed live on March 13 on the Facebook pages of Voice of English-speaking Québec, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec. It and the following two shows will be archived on the A Different Tune YouTube channel as well as on Facebook.

Tempêtes et Passions returns to the stage

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Guy Lessard, the president of Tempêtes et Passions, announced the return of the troupe’s seasonal activities on March 11. Two concerts scheduled during the 2020-2021 season have been put back on the program and will be offered online and, if public health regulations permit, also in person.

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• The Trio celtique presents The Craic Sessions, a series of online performances, from March 12 to 14. For details, see the article below.

Trio celtique presents The Craic Sessions for St. Patrick’s Day

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Photo: the Trio celtique

Zita Bombardier-Touret and Vanessa Bergeron, whom some readers may remember as “the two Marys” in the Quebec Art Company’s 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar, along with guitarist Antoine Bensoussan, together known as the Trio celtique, have recorded The Craic Sessions, a special show for St. Patrick’s Day. It will be broadcast online over three days, March 12, 13 and 14.

St. Patrick’s Day trivia

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those special days that, while celebrated across the country, doesn’t quite warrant public holiday status in Canada – except in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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