September 17 2014 Edition

WWI Exhibit at Cégep Garneau: Life in the trenches from 1914 to 1918

You are invited to visit an exhibit to commemorate the Great War at Cégep Garneau, at 1660, boul. de l'Entente (local A-2090). The free exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Gloria pour le nouveau monde at the Palais Montcalm

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

A gala performance of the Quebec International Sacred Music Festival took place at the Palais Montcalm on Friday evening, featuring the scintillating soprano voice of Karina Gauvin and Les Violons du Roy chamber orchestra.

Dom André Laberge, organist and abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, also performed two pieces from the main console of the great organ.

Jennifer Grout solidifies her status as a star of Arabic song

Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

Considerable hype preceded Jennifer Grout's appearance at the Quebec International Sacred Music Festival - the American famously placed third in the Lebanese talent competition Arabs Got Talent in 2013, singing in flawless Arabic despite not knowing the language - so she had a lot to live up to.

Jireh Gospel Choir rocks Église Saint-Roch

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Gospel music enthusiasts welcomed Montreal's Jireh Gospel Choir to Église Saint-Roch last Saturday evening for the last of the Quebec International Sacred Music Festival performances.

Spinning down the Silk Road

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

From September 6 to 14, the 18th Quebec International Sacred Music Festival captivated music lovers with performances by musicians, singers and dancers in several venues around the city.

Connecting through culture at the Morrin Centre

From Quebec City to the Great War, September 1914

Historians generally agree that the first time Canada regarded itself as a country rather than a colony was after the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.

Drawn to natural history and science through art

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Last Thursday evening, artist and photojournalist Bethann G. Merkle gave a "sketchy" art lesson in the old chemistry lab of the Morrin Centre, as part of its Connecting through Culture series.

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni wins the Coupe Banque Nationale

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

This year's Coupe Banque Nationale tennis tournament (formerly known as the Challenge Bell) was intended to be the Venus Williams show. On paper, Williams, a seven-time major champion and 20-year veteran of elite women's tennis, was an easy bet to win her 46th career title on the Women's Tennis Association tour.

Shine on, harvest moon

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Every full moon has a name, and on September 8, 2014, a bright harvest moon lit up the sky.

Old City of Quebec and its UNESCO title

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

During a recent talk at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, historian David Mendel described the attributes and history of the Old City of Quebec that qualified it to be named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Mendel first explained how Samuel de Champlain's settlement of the area in 1608 became a historic milestone in the history of North America.

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