August 24 2016 Edition

In Memoriam

Dear Gilly/Mum,

It's already one year since you left us, but we will always have our wonderful memories. God Bless You. Rest in Peace.

Mike, Simon, Nick and Andrew Ayre

Choral and Chamber Organ Festival comes to a triumphant close

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The week-long Choral and Chamber Organ Festival came to a triumphant end on Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Some 85 choristers, who had spent the week learning and practising new works, presented an outstanding closing concert to a large and appreciative audience. 

Worcester Chorus performs Mozart’s magnificent Requiem

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It was standing room only at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity last Thursday, August 18, for the Midi en Musique concert. 

The GIRLZ at the gallery

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Espace contemporain de Québec presented GIRLZ, a collection of works of art by Véronique Dusso, Catherine Pelletier, Véronique Robidoux and Joë Tbo, from August 16 to 21. 

Louise Penny's A Great Reckoning a great read

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November is imminent, promising dark and cold times. After decades of work, and not yet 60, Armand Gamache has taken early retirement as chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec. After a calamitous shootout that left four officers dead and Gamache and his son-in-law, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, severely wounded, he is quite literally still nursing his wounds. 

Quebec City Film Festival popping up near you

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Photo: FCVQ website

The sixth annual Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ) recently announced that its popular CinéPopUp is back for the third consecutive year, as part of the film festival that will take place in Quebec City from September 14 to 24.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Céline Dion: The Show Must Go On

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Céine Dion, reigning queen of the concert stage, performed five amazing concerts in Quebec City between August 20 and 27. 

The story behind Rue du Parc-Feeney

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Parc-Feeney is named in honour of an Irish family who settled in Cap-Rouge in the 19th century. 

Newcomers enjoy VEQ’s picnic in the park

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held a picnic in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge last Saturday, August 20. Some 40 newcomers to Quebec City enjoyed sandwiches, fruit and veggies, after which the children played with Frisbees and balls and blew bubbles. 

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