Media advisory - 2010 Canadian Navy's Centennial celebration

QUEBEC, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Military bands of HMCS MONTCALM and Les Voltigeurs de Québec are proud to present a gala concert which represents a major initiative to celebrate the Centennial of the Canadian Navy.

Under the patronage of Mr. Claude Gagnon, President and editor of the newspaper Le Soleil and executive vice-president of the regional newspapers group Gesca, this mass audience concert will be presented on April 10th in Raoul-Jobin Hall at Palais Montcalm, known for its exceptional acoustics properties. We are also honoured to have VAm P.Dean McFadden, Chief of Maritime Staff, present for the concert. Pointe-à-Carcy Naval Complex personnel and their family are most warmly invited to attend this unique performance which should be seen as the only one held in Quebec City for this year's special celebration that is open to the public at large.

It is also worth mentioning that the Voltigeurs de Québec band will premiere a performance of a musical piece composed for and paying tribute to HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC, as this Canadian Ship is affiliated to this specific Army Reserve regiment. The concert program is to include works from well-known composers such as motion picture score master John Williams, and German composer Carl Orff known internationally for his famous "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana scenic cantata.

Formed in 1944, the Band of HMCS Montcalm is the only naval band in Quebec. The Band of Les Voltigeurs de Québec, on its part, is considered among the best musical ensembles in the Land Force Reserve. Each year, both bands shine at the Québec International Military Band Festival.

Tickets are available at the box office of the Palais Montcalm in the amount of $ 16.50 + service fees. Numbers for the tickets: 418-641-6040 or 1-877-641-6040.

-Tickets are also available on Billetech.

SOURCE Canadian Navy

For further information: For further information: or to request interviews with one of the two musical directors: Lieutenant (N) Jocelyn Laroche, (418) 575-0567, jocelyn.laroche@forces.gc.ca


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