18 ans !

A word from the artistic codirector



Crédit photo: Jean-Pierre Rousseau

      2020 marks the 19th season for Concerts aux Îles du Bic. This year, our motivation is obviously colored by the heartfelt conviction that bringing music to you and to our community-at-large can do immense good and be a comfort in these uncertain times. We feel, as well, a responsability to our sister and brother musicians for whom the opportunity to communicate their art has also disappeared in recent months, and wish to provide a meaningful tribune for their art through our efforts.

So, for our 19th edition, Concerts aux Îles du Bic proposes four major concerts streamed directly to you in the comfort of your home! The program is the work of our guest co-artistic director, Normand Forget, who has joined me, James Darling, and our team to bring together wonderful musicians to present four unique one-hour concerts, broadcast live from the Sainte-Cécile-du-Bic Church. Our hope is to keep the flame alive this season and together pave the way for our 20th season celebrations next summer.

From August 8 to 15, the concerts will take the form of ephemeral web broadcasts, hosted by Mario F. Paquet. Chamber music lovers from across Quebec and Canada will be able to enjoy the beauty and remarkable acoustics of l’Église du Bic and will resonate with the sounds of our talented musicians. Take advantage of this premiere for our concerts, and join us for this memorable season of music making !

-James Darling, 
Artistic director