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Detroit French Christmas Concert/Buffet with Detroit History Talk
Annual Detroit French Christmas Concert and Buffet with Detroit History talk by Dr. Catherine Cangany on “How French Detroit Celebrated Christmas” presented by l’Alliance Française de Détroit Sunday 2 December 2018 at Ste. Anne de Detroit Please join us for the renewal of our annual French Christmas Concert tradition at Ste. Anne de Détroit, the oldest U.S. institution west of the Alleghenies, featuring the Christmas music of the Francophone choir, la Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor and accomplished French Harpist Claude Bouly Pellerin of the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. The concert of French language carols will be followed by a light winter buffet in the historic Ste. Anne de Détroit parish hall including holiday punch, beer and wine and a presentation by Dr. Catherine Cangany, author of Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt. $25 - Book online at, under “cultural events,” or if necessary by calling AFD/AFIM at (248)[masked] ( AFD is moving around that time). • 3:00 p.m. Christmas Concert in Ste. Anne’s church by the Francophone Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor. •5:00 p.m. Luncheon in Parish Hall Salad, French bread open-face sandwiches: London Broil, Chicken or Veggie UPDATE French Canadian split pea soup, Potato/Leek Soup Assorted Holiday Goodies The institution of Ste. Anne de Détroit goes back to the earliest days of the French presence in the region. The current church building next to the Ambassador Bridge was built in 1886 and is the last significant landmark of the city’s founding French community. The chapel of the church is also the final resting place of Detroit’s and Michigan’s great civic leader Fr. Gabriel Richard. Ste. Anne's is the oldest institution in the U.S. west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the only Detroit institution that has operated continuously since the city's founding. La Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor is a French language choral group started in 2001 to celebrate 300 years of French life along the strait. Claude Boly Pellerin is an accomplished French Harpist, professionally trained at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. The Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan has been promoting the French language and culture in Southeastern Michigan for more than a century.

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