City of Quebec
Next festivals :
- in 2018 (5th till 16th of August)
- in 2020 (9th till 20th of August)
- in 2022 (7th till 18th of August)
- in 2019: from 10th till 16th August
- in 2021: from 14th till 20th of August
The Festival of Eurochestries in Quebec is the first one to be organized outside the European continent. It has joined our network in 2010.
This festival arose from the initiative of Laurent Breton, conductor of the Waterfalls of Beauport, in Quebec. Having attended the Festival in Charente-Maritime, he created the Eurochestries association in Quebec so much the welcome and the project of Eurochestries interested him...
This Festival takes place mainly in the City of Quebec, with the partnership of prestigious Montcalm palace which will welcome the opening and closing concerts. About fifteen concerts will be organized during the week of Festival. Following the example of other festivals of our network, these meetings of young musicians will take place during a week, at the same time to play their own directory during about fifteen concerts, but also to work together common works intended to be played during the closing concerts by this " international full orchestra " created for the occasion.
The festival welcome approximately 300 musicians.
In 2013 and 2014, Quebec welcomed on tourn the the orchestra of youngs of Strasbourd (France), the choir Vaya Con Dios of Pyrenees (France), and the Accordions National Orchestra (France), thanks to the association " International musical tourning" fund by Marie-Luce Ouellet.
After a rebirth in 2015 and a nice 2016 edition, the festival enhanced with a tourn and a master-class in Kamouraska, Baie-Saint-Paul (Charlevoix) andQuebec, will take place again in 2018.
Mathieu Rivest, director of the musical Camp Saint Alexandre of Kamouraska and conductor, is responsible for the festival in Canada-Quebec. He also works in partnership with Rosaire Tremblay for the Baie-Saint-Paul place, and Benjamin René and the Cegep Sainte-Foy for the Quebec place.
The festival will take place every two years, the even years. The odd years, the possibility of organizing for a tour for an orchestra or a choir, in the dates planned (on 2019: from 10th till 16th of August; on 2021: from 14th till 20th of August)