Money Raised for La Rose des Vents de Drummond
The Centre for Access to Services in English (Case-MCQ) and the St. George’s Church Foundation are happy to announce the very successful outcome of their new series of community concerts in Drummondville, entitled “History and Music.” The amount of $1,152 raised from ticket sales from the first concert was donated to La Rose des Vents de Drummond, a charity that helps victims of domestic violence. A further $1,020 from tickets sales at the second concert will go toward a large project to restore the stained-glass windows at St. George’s which is set to begin this spring. This innovative project also marks a first-time partnership with the music department of the Cegep de Drummondville, and was supported by the Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québecois d’expression anglaise. Groupe Canimex also gave their generous support in the form of the loan of a beautiful piano for one of the concerts.
An initiative of Case-MCQ, each concert in the series brought together a short historical talk with a music recital, united under a single theme for each event. The featured musicians were past or present students enrolled in the Cegep’s “Virtuoso” program, while the speakers were members of the community with knowledge of interesting aspects of Drummondville’s history and heritage. The talks were given in French with English translations of the transcriptions made available to those who wished. Sound and lighting were by les Productions Artscène, the production company affiliated with the Cegep. Their colourful lighting designs made the church’s unique windows seem to jump out from the walls with new life.