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Espace Culturel Cookshire-Eaton

L’Espace culturel Cookshire-Eaton is a renowned institution, well established in the cultural landscape of Haut-Saint-François.

The Genest-Denis family has been organizing classical music concert series in the municipality of Cookshire-Eaton since 2003. In 2015, the family acquired the rectory of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in order to create the Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery.

A few years later, the family acquired Victoria Hall, a building of great heritage value, and, after an extensive restoration, moved the Art Gallery there. This space is now used as a creative, presentation and recording space, in addition to housing an artist’s studio on the upper floor.

In the spring of 2022, the organization became an NPO and took the name Espace culturel Cookshire-Eaton, to better reflect the variety of art forms it presents.

Exhibitions held at the Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery feature local and national professional artists from various disciplines (painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography). Over the years, its exhibition halls have hosted a multitude of renowned artists, including Louis-Pierre Bougie, Kittie Bruneau, Morton Rosengarten and André Philibert.

Classical music concerts are regularly hosted in various town venues, both indoors (Trinity United Church in Cookshire, Saint-Camille Church, Victoria Hall) and outdoors (sundown concerts in Parc des Braves).

The Genest-Denis family is aware of the important role that music can play in a community and therefore regularly partners with causes and organizations to organize benefit concerts. These include the Centre des femmes la Passerelle, the Centre de Santé de Cookshire, the Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope and the Fondation des CLSC-CHSLD du Haut-St-François.

The program, which began with a single annual concert in the early 2000s, has grown to include 6 to 8 concerts each year, and a host of high-profile musicians, including sopranos Marianne Lambert and Myriam Leblanc, harpist Valérie Milot, and the DeVito Quintet.

Committed to its role in its community’s future, Espace culturel Cookshire-Eaton actively participates in raising awareness about and preserving the town’s built heritage. The organization also strives to ensure accessibility to its cultural activities through affordable or even free ticketing, mediation activities, and outreach to members of the more vulnerable population. In 2021, four full-length concerts were filmed in the Gallery’s main hall and sent to the East Angus and Weedon long-term care facilities (CHSLD) to create a bank of virtual concerts to residents.

PROGRAMMING


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L’Univers musical de Louis-Pierre Bougie

Saint-Camille Church

Quatuor Molinari and flutist Myriam Genest-Denis with the participation of René Lussier

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Concert de Noël

St-Camille Church Cookshire-Eaton

Catherine St-Arnaud, soprano

Pierre Heault, tenor

Marilène Provencher-Leduc, transverse flute

Julien LeBlanc, piano

Voluntary contribution

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Autour de Lili Boulanger

Trinity United Church (190, Principale Street West)

Uliana Drugova, violin & Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano

With a program featuring piano and violin, this concert explores the musical world of French composer Lili Boulanger (1893–1918). The performance of the musical pieces alternates with commentary illustrating the close ties between Lili Boulanger and composers such as Debussy, Fauré, Bacewick and Piazzola, who revolved around her. By bringing all these artists together in a single musical moment, we picture a 20th century French Salon, where women held a place as equal to men. Where would destiny have taken her if illness had not claimed Lili Boulanger at the age of twenty-four?

Voluntary contribution

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Concert apéro, Le maître et l’élève

Parc des Braves (85, avenue du Parc, Cookshire-Eaton)

Marilène Provencher-Leduc, flute & Alexis Dubois, flute

Come listen to and observe this wonderful dynamic of a teacher and her student, through a diverse and virtuoso repertoire for two flutes. Ranging from baroque to contemporary music, flutists Marilène Provencher-Leduc and Alexis Dubois will make you discover new facets of their instrument, while offering accessible, playful and sometimes meditative and touching works.

Free

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Sérénité sous les étoiles 2

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Concert apéro, Le Quintette DeVito

Parc des Braves (85, avenue du Parc, Cookshire-Eaton)

Robin Doyon and Frédéric Gagnon, trumpet • Gabriel Gauthier-Beaudoin, french horn • Martin Ringuette, trombone • Jean-Philippe Dutil, tuba

The DeVito Brass Quintet invites you to a spirited and eclectic concert that will take you on a journey through time and genres. From baroque to jazz by way of film music, these five gifted musicians will offer you an unforgettable and highly entertaining performance.

Free

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Sérénité sous les étoiles 3

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Espace Culturel Cookshire-Eaton

Sérénité sous les étoiles 4

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Espace Culturel Cookshire-Eaton

Sérénité sous les étoiles 5

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Espace Culturel Cookshire-Eaton

Sérénité sous les étoiles 6

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Espace Culturel Cookshire-Eaton

Sérénité sous les étoiles 7

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Concert apéro, Le Quatuor SaxoLogie

Parc des Braves (85, avenue du Parc, Cookshire-Eaton)

Louis-Philippe Bonin, soprano saxophone • Stéphane Jackson, alto saxophone • Clio Theodoridis, tenor saxophone • Jean-Philippe Godard, baryton saxophone

The SaxoLogie Ensemble invites you to discover the diversity of the saxophone family through a repertoire that ranges from baroque to modern music. Featured on the set list are works by Glass, Piazzola and Browning. These four saxophone-chamber-music enthusiasts have come together with the mission of popularizing and bringing the wide repertoire written for the saxophone to the general public, as well as passing on the heritage of the great composers from here and abroad, as well as inspiring a new generation of Canadian and Québec composers.

Free

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Sérénité sous les étoiles 8

Étang Cloutier

The long-awaited concept of hammock-style concert experiences is set up in Cookshire-Eaton in the Eastern Townships under the International Dark Sky Reserve. On Friday summer evenings as well as during the Perseid week, when the nights are warmer and the stars more visible, live the memorable experience of a harp concert in the middle of nature and its soundscape.

Taste an event combining music and well-being thanks to the precious collaboration with Sérénité Sonore and its founder, Annabelle Renzo.

This series of 8 concerts is a very intimate experience accessible to only 15 people per performance. An unusual and privileged communion between the artist and the spectators.

General admission 73,22$
Buy your tickets

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Singing, harp and violin

Trinity United Church, 190 Cookshire Street, Cookshire-Eaton

Singing, harp and violin, these classic instruments will resonate in our hearts, creating a perfect atmosphere to start the holiday season.

General admission 20$
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