The Sinfonia de l’Ouest Orchestra will perform at Saint-Pierre Apôtre Church in Hawkesbury, on Sunday, October 24, at 3 p.m., in honour of the 46th anniversary of the Centre culturel Le Chenail.

Music lovers will be treated to performances by Sinfonia de l’Ouest, with conductor Stewart Grant, former member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Edmonton and Toronto, National Ballet, and the Canadian Opera Company.

The event will feature an afternoon of music in the majestic Saint-Pierre Apôtre Church, 470 Main Street Hawkesbury under the kind invitation of Father Éric Robichaud (pastor). A tribute to the place of worship, to its incredible architecture and to its cultural contribution to the community.

Included in the program will be music by Handel, Elgar, Grant, Champagne and Mozart. Tickets are $30, or $50 for a VIP ticket, which includes a meeting with the conductor and musicians. Tickets can be purchased through the Le Chenail website.

La Sinfonia de l’Ouest is a dynamic new chamber orchestra based in the West Island of Montreal. Their mission is to present high quality performances of classical and contemporary music to the public, while offering young professional musicians and advanced students the opportunity to be part of a high-calibre ensemble in collaboration with experienced professional musicians.

At its core, the orchestra is composed of fourteen string players plus woodwinds, brass, percussion and keyboard – which allows the orchestra to perform a wide variety of baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire.

A worry-free evening

The Centre culturel Le Chenail offers, through the PR Transpo public transportation system, a shuttle service that will bring ticket holders from doorstep to seat. This service is free for ticket holders and is offered to members of the community who are unable to travel by personal vehicle. Please note that the transportation service is available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To book your trip, visit the United Counties of Prescott-Russell website at http://www.fr.prescott-russell.on.ca/services/pr_transpo.

The Chenail Cultural Centre was founded in 1975 under the name Le Chenail Inc. in the rush of the establishment of the first francophone cultural centres in Ontario. The CCC offers an extraordinary location for the community, having renovated the magnificent Maison de l’Île, a historic building dating back to 1832 in Confederation Park located on l’île du Chenail in Hawkesbury.