About this event:
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 French 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 titled “How French Detroit Celebrated Christmas” by Dr. Catherine Cangany, author of Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt.
$25 – register online here or by calling AFD/AFIM at (248) 538 5440.
Proceeds will benefit the restoration funds of our region’s two historic French, and First Nations churches: Ste. Anne de Détroit and Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor.
• 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.