Lévis, Québec — The 11th edition of the Twilight Concert August 20 drew some 13,000 people inside the walls of Fort No. 1 at the Lévis Forts National Historic Site.
“Absolutely breathtaking!” said one delighted spectator who attended the show.
Held as part of the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada and Célébrations Lévis 2011, the show included performances by The Musique, Royal 22e Régiment, the Alouette de Québec band, the Camp Gagetown Pipes and Drums and 6th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, plus singers Marc Hervieux and Mario Pelchat.
“I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share the stage with the celebrated Musique, Royal 22e Régiment,” said renowned opera singer Marc Hervieux.
All the right conditions were there to make this concert a success, starting with the performances of the musicians on stage. The spectators witnessed
“The Twilight Concert is becoming more and more popular,” said Sergeant Daniel Paquet, musician and public affairs representative of the Musique, Royal 22e Régiment. “People are showing up in huge numbers.” If the event is popular, it is not only because of the quality of the shows; it is also due to their location at the Lévis Forts National Historic Site.
Fort No. 1 is higher in elevation than the Citadelle de Québec, dominating the entire area and offering a spectacular view of the city of Québec, Île d’Orléans and Côte-de-Beaupré. The pentagon-shaped fort first opened to the public in 1982 and houses a multimedia exhibit depicting its history.
Article by SLt Éliane Trahan, Army News, Valcartier
Photos by Jean-François Néron, Imagery Supervisor, Valcartier