Quebec City Festival of Sacred Music

Quebec City Festival of Sacred Music

October-November
The Quebec City Festival of Sacred Music includes all musical forms, as long as they are spiritually inspired. This open-minded policy has resulted in festival programs featuring such diverse style as gospel, Negro spirituals, Gregorian chants, Celtic music, and throat singing.
The event's founder, local Quebec City priest Mario Dufour, believed that sacred music was so beautiful and spiritually edifying that a festival should be organized around it. He also envisioned that the music genre could connect with enthusiasts over many religious and linguistic boundaries. His own St. Roch Church was the suggested venue for the inaugural festival held in 1997, which at that time was the first of its kind in North America. The church has hosted the 11-day event ever since.
Over the years, world-renowned international performers have been selected for the program, and the event has become an established part of the Quebec City's cultural calendar.
CONTACTS:
Quebec Festival of Sacred Music
SS20-109
Dalhousie St.
Quebec City, QC G1K 4B9 Canada
www.festivalmusiquesacree.ca
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