Montreal and Quebec


Rehearsal in Chapelle des Soeurs Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception in Laval, just north of Montreal

Funiculaire in Quebec City

A busy four days ... concerts daily, sight-seeing, fine dining, and time to socialize with friends. The musical programs included the works of Mendelssohn and Lauridsen, African American spirituals, and America’s show tunes.

After touring Montreal’s Biodome where we viewed multiple world ecosystems, we performed our first Montreal concert in the convent chapel in Laval, just north of Montreal.

The performance on Saturday night in St. Lambert Parish Church was for a near-capacity audience on a hot steamy night and featured additional piano selections by Darryl Hollister, our accompanist. Following the concert, we celebrated Canada Day by watching Montreal’s fireworks display, climbing a hill in our black concert dress to get to a good vantage point!

On Sunday, we participated in a service at Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul where we joined the congregation in singing “O Canada” with powerful accompaniment from the church's organ.

After a stop at Montmorency Falls, we toured the Upper and Lower Towns of Quebec City before Monday evening’s concert, performed to an enthusiastic standing-room-only audience in Notre-Dame-de-Jacques-Cartier. The evening and our 2012 tour was capped by dining in a rotating restaurant high above the city.