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Let’s Talk Opera! – Written on Skin
Jan 12 @ 14:00

Opéra de Montréal logo WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, January 12 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Written on Skin by George Benjamin.

Opéra de Montreal offers a stimulating exploration of each opera of the season, featuring singers and guests. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer – everything you ever wanted to know!

Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, PhD.
Presented in English by L’Opéra de Montréal.
Free event. For more information and to register go to

Jan 16 @ 10:00 – Feb 15 @ 21:00

gallery at victoria hall westmountThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a a group exhibition featuring artists Heather Dubreuil, John Fretz and Mana Hemami from January 16 to February 15.

Vernissage: January 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Open to everyone.
Art Gallery Club: January 21 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Drop in for a casual discussion over a cup of tea about the exhibition.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.

Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount

WHA TALK: Documenting Local Heritage
Jan 16 @ 19:00

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On Thursday, January 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter 2020 Lecture Series, guest speaker Brian Merrett, photographer.

With architectural historian François Rémillard, photographer Brian Merrett has co-authored three books on Montreal’s architectural heritage. In Mansions of the Golden Square Mile (1987), Montreal Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Building (1990 and 2007), and Belles demeures historiques de l’île de Montréal (2016), Merrett’s widely respected photography warmly compliments Rémillard’s texts.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Additional information at

CONCERT: Toward the Sea
Jan 22 @ 19:00

Projet iso - WestmountMag.caOn Wednesday, January 22 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Projet iso presents Toward the Sea, a program that brings together the oeuvres of Canadian, Australian and Japanese composers inspired by Indonesian music.

Projet iso is a chamber music collective that focuses on unconventional works and aims to highlight oeuvres by Canadian composers. In collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.

Free tickets available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library and on
More information at 514 989-5226.

Image: courtesy of Projet iso

CONCERT: English Wit
Jan 25 @ 17:30

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On Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, presents English Wit, classical music performed by Montreal Music Collective.

An evening of witty classical music by composers: Johann Sebastian Bach’s, Bach Chaconne; Franz Joseph Haydn, Haydn Op. 77 No 1; Paul Wiancko’s American Haiku and Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No. 3 (1938). Performed by: Adam Jeffreys, violin; Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin; Emily Rekrut-Pressey, viola and Leah Plave, cello. Proceeds go to Westmount Park United Church.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Adults $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $10
At the Door: $35

Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church