September 5 2012 Edition

News Digest for September 5, 2012

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Madonna Magic lights up the Plains


Photo by Jay Ouellet

Interview with Dame Emma Kirkby

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Photo: Bibi Basch

The QCT was privileged to be able to interview Dame Emma Kirkby by email so that our readers could know her better before seeing her perform on September 8 with Daniel Taylor as part of the 2012 Quebec International of Sacred Music.

How do you adapt to all the travelling you do for concerts?

Royal 22nd visits St.Brigid’s Home

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Submitted by Frank Scardina. These were taken at the St. Brigid`s Home where the Royal 22nd Regiment band played for the residents outdoors in the garden of the Home. The band played marches, some popular songs and several old favorites for the residents who were very appreciative.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest for September 5, 2012


The text below the stone reads: “Stone carved for the Priory of the Knights of Malta, 1647” Question: Where can this unusual object be found? This one may be a bit tough, so we’ll give you a clue . . . . Walk through an archway and look up. Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Dr. Yves Bolduc visits CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence


The Minister of Health and Social Services of Quebec and the member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the Quebec City riding of Jean-Talon before the September 4 elections, Dr. Yves Bolduc, visited CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on August 27.

Uplifting and inspirational! 2012 Quebec International of Sacred Music

Photo: Marie White

The 16th Quebec International of Sacred Music promises to be uplifting and inspirational from September 8 to 16 under the artistic direction of Canadian counter-tenor Daniel Taylor. “It is with sincere pride,” says Taylor in his welcoming message online, “that we present to you the 2012 edition. We celebrate new beginnings as we join together for our sacred journey.

Madonna Magic lights up the Plains

Photo: Jay Ouellet

Under a brilliant full moon accompanied by a chilling September 1st wind, Madonna mesmerized  the over 70,000 fans of all walks of life and ages who turned out to see the Queen of Pop live for the first time in Quebec City as she electrified the evening in a non-stop visual extravaganza that could be heard well into the old city.

Morrin Centre a natural choice for bestselling author Paul Almond

Quebec, August 31, 2012 – Author and filmmaker Paul Almond will launch The Pilgrim, the fourth novel in his Alford Saga, on Wednesday, September 12. After his experience as honorary president of the ImagiNation Writers’ Festival last April, Paul Almond concluded the Morrin Centre was the logical place to launch his book. The reading and book signing will start at 6 p.m.

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 5, 2012

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