Concerts and shows
Classical, jazz, gospel, choral… the choice is yours. What would the Holiday Season be without music?
November 23, 2012, 8 p.m.
World-renowned pianist Richard Abel and talented Québec tenor Corneliu Montano will take to the stage to present a big Christmas concert accompanied by the Laval-based 50 piece Orchestre philharmonique Équitable and the 60 choristers of Choeur de La Capitale.
La Nativité de Notre-Dame Church, Beauport
November 30 to December 31, 2012
Hustle over to Cabaret du Capitole to see 12 artists perform the most popular disco hits in a funky atmosphere.Cabaret du Capitole
December 4 to 31, 2012
A Christmas show featuring the line-up of Star Académie 2012, a popular French-Canadian reality TV singing competition.
December 6, 2012, 8 p.m.
Winner of five Grammy Awards and a veritable living legend of gospel music, the group Blind Boys of Alabama presents its Christmas show “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” based on the album by the same name, which has sold over 200,000 copies around the world.
Palais Montcalm, Salle Raoul-Jobin
December 7 and 8, 2012, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Eight Québec artists join together to sing traditional songs from the Christmas repertoire. This year, Les Stars chantent Noël will feature an impressive new group of singers who will be taking the show on the road! Annie Villeneuve, Marie Denise Pelletier, Marie-Eve Janvier, Jean-François Breau, Claude Barzotti, Judith Bérard, Gino Quilico, and Éléonore Lagacé promise a show you won’t soon forget.
December 14, 2012, 8 p.m.
This Holiday Season will light up with one of Québec’s most moving voices— soprano Hélène Guilmette—who will perform a number of cantatas and traditional songs for Christmas.
Palais Montcalm- Salle Raoul-Jobin
December 14 and 15, 2012, 8 p.m.
The Ensemble Gospel de Québec is an entertaining and dynamic group of 20 singers and 4 musicians that will take you on a journey through the world of gospel music! The ensemble will present a Christmas show with classics like Silent Night, Joy to the World and Go Tell It on the Mountain.
Théâtre Petit Champlain
December 16 and 18, 2012
This show is a veritable feast of song and dance where joyful elves and other characters treat audiences to the loveliest Christmas songs. With songs in a number of different languages, the holiday showcase also takes a joyful look at holiday traditions from around the world.
December 19, 2012, 8 p.m
Popular French-Canadian rock star Éric Lapointe will be joined onstage by many special guests at his unique Holiday Season party.
December 20, 2012, 8 p.m.
Nadja and Mario Pelchat, two French-Canadian singers, team up to offer an exceptional Christmas show.
December 27 to 30, 2012, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Mrs. Santa loves to cook, and for the holidays she’s planning a big banquet and an international farandole with her friends from the North Pole, guests from around the world and 40 dancers from Nadia Desgagnés’ troupe. A show with a Broadway flair by Michel Pellerin.
Musée de la civilisation
In our most beautiful churches, tradition mingles with the magic of the holidays.
The first Presbyterians in Québec were the Scottish troops in Wolfe's army, who arrived in 1759. Inside the church, visitors can see the balcony where Lord Dalhousie sat when he was Governor of Canada (1819–1828). Schedule of services
Modelled after London's Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields, this cathedral houses numerous precious objects donated by King George III. The benches are made of oak imported from the Royal Windsor Forest. Schedule of services
First built on the same site in 1647, and later expanded, bombarded, burned down, rebuilt, and ultimately classified a national historic site of Canada for its architectural value, the cathedral stands as a monument to the history of the people of Québec. Visitors can admire the many works of art on display here. Schedule of services
One of the oldest churches in North America, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires was built on the ruins of Champlain’s Abitation. Damaged by shells during the Conquest, it was rebuilt in 1763. Its interior decoration bears witness to the history and faith of the people of Québec. Schedule of services
Located 20 minutes from Québec City, the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré welcomes about a million visitors every year. A pilgrimage destination for over 350 years, this holy shrine dedicated to St. Anne, Jesus’ grandmother, is a must-see. Its paintings, mosaics, stained glass, and stone and wood sculptures are all beautiful testaments to the shrine’s extraordinary history and the role it has played in the faith of our people. Schedule of services