2011 Summer Concerts at the Cathedral

2011 Summer Concerts at the Cathedral

Submitted by Lesley Brooks 
 
Quebec, 2011 – The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (31, rue des Jardins) is pleased to announce its first series of summer concerts. The bi-weekly performances (with one exception) will take place on Thursdays, following the noon Eucharist, from 12:30 to 1:15. The dates are as follows: 

July 7 – Cantus Antiquus choir, Daniel Normand, conductor; Motets from the Renaissance: de Victoria and Palestrina
July 21 – Anne Thivierge, baroque flute and Pierre Bouchard, harpsichord; Sonatas by J.S. Bach and G.F. Haendel
August 4 – Cantus Novus, vocal quartet; Philippe Gagné, Richard Duguay, Dominique Gagné, tenors, Robert Huard, bass
August 18 – Jean-François Gagné, countertenor
September 1 – La Chamaille ensemble; Isabelle Plaisance, mezzo-soprano, Jean-Sébastien Bernier, baroque flute, Daniel Finzi, baroque cello, Alexis Risler, archlute; Worship that celestial sound!: music by Purcell and Haendel. 

All guest artists are excellent local musicians with a profound musical understanding. The performances aim to create an inviting atmosphere of calm and reflection, where each person can rest, meditate or pray as he or she wishes. Even applause will only take place at the end of the performance.
The concerts are free of charge and are presented by the Caisse populaire de Québec – Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Vieux Québec.

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