Arts & Entertainment

Sharpening Skates as winter knocks on the door

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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

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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

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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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Photo: Public domain

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 www.quebecartcompany.com).  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

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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.

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