December 9 2015 Edition

News Digest November 9 2015


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VEQ Holiday Happy Hour raises money for Christmas hampers

Photo: Rachel Collet

A glorious concert at Chalmers-Wesley

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Sunday evening, December 6, the Ensemble vocal Gloria from Montreal presented a concert of Christmas music in French, English, Spanish, Russian and Romanian. The choir played to a packed house or, in this case, church. The concert was organized by the Romanian community of Quebec City.

The story behind the archeological dig at St. Matthew’s Cemetery

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A meeting was held at the historic archeology laboratory of Université Laval in Old Quebec last Friday, December 4, to present to the Diocese of Quebec the results of the scientific research carried out on the remains of 204 people that were disinterred from St. Matthew’s Cemetery on Rue Saint-Jean between 2009 and 2012. 

Ste-Foy Elementary students doing what they can for the CCHC

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Photo: Jason Enlow

The history of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church and Cemetery

The history of St. John Street Protestant Cemetery, known today as St. Matthew’s Cemetery, and St. Matthew’s Anglican Church on Rue Saint-Jean goes back more than two centuries.  

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The story behind Rue Liszt

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Liszt is a short street in the Loretteville area of Quebec City, named in honour of the pianist, composer and educator Franz Liszt. Born in 1811 in Hungary, his father Adam taught young Franz to play the piano. By the age of 6, he was recognized as a child prodigy and by the age of 9, he was appearing in concerts. 

Hearts in the Highlands on St. Andrew’s Day

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The only thing that was missing was a partridge in a pear tree . . . 

There were ten pipers piping, five drummers drumming, two ladies dancing and one woman singing! What more could one want at a St. Andrew’s Day celebration? Oh, yes... a haggis on a silver platter! 

Behind the yellow door at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

special exhibit awaits the young and the young-at-heart at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) during the holiday season, until the end of January 2016. 

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