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Quebec Sacred Music Festival 2014

Dominique Labelle

Dominique Labelle

Friday, February 6 at 8:00 pm

Peter Van De Graaff hosts this two-part program, from the 18th annual Quebec International Sacred Music Festival (IMSQ). Tonight’s broadcast, part one, features Orchester Wiener Akademie in Musica Imperialis from Vienna, Austria. Festival soloists, including soprano Dominique Labelle and countertenor Daniel Taylor, perform chamber music and arias by Handel, Fux, Hayden, and Mozart.

From the Festival’s program:

“The Festival began in 1997 as an initiative of Parish of Saint-Roch Curate Father Mario Dufour; he wished to bring peace and beauty to Quebec City and specifically to the Saint-Roch quartier. Today, artists from all over the world come to Quebec to share their artistic vision and spirituality without religious barriers. The first of its genre in North America, the IMSQ is the only event in Canada that presents a Festival entirely devoted to sacred music.

“From world to ancient, from gospel to Gregorian chant, the IMSQ Festival proposes music that inspires all that listen. From the past to this very day, artists and audience from all over the world meet to share the profound experience that this magnificent repertoire offers; our remarkable Capital City serves as an unforgettable background, rich in history, art, and music.”

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Hear an interview with Paule Bergeron of Quebec City Tourism:

And here is an interview with Laurent Patenaude, Director of the Quebec International Sacred Music Festival:

Tune in for part two on Friday, February 20 at 8:00 pm.

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