Quebec's 400th anniversary


Friday, August 22, 2008

On August 22, 2008, Celine Dion participated in the concert celebrating Quebec's 400th anniversary, held at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Canada. Celine Dion and her personally chosen guests Garou, Marc Dupré, Nanette Workman, Dan Bigras, Mes Aïeux, the Dion family, Zachary Richard, Éric Lapointe, Claude Dubois, Jean-Pierre Ferland and Ginette Reno performed over 30 songs in front of 250,000 spectators. The show aired live on Bell TV and was watched by additional 200,000 people.

On September 21, 2008, a short version of the concert was televised on TVA and became the evening's most-watched broadcast in the province of Quebec. It attracted an average of 1,706,000 viewers.

The songs performed were:
  •     "Dans un autre monde" (Céline Dion)
  •     "Destin" (Céline Dion)
  •     "On ne change pas" (Céline Dion)
  •     "Sous le vent" (Céline Dion and Garou)
  •     "Seul" (Garou)
  •     "Si pour te plaire" (Marc Dupré)
  •     "Tout près du bonheur" (Céline Dion and Marc Dupré)
  •     "Show" (Nanette Workman)
  •     "Lady Marmelade" (Céline Dion and Nanette Workman)
  •     "J'irai où tu iras" (Céline Dion and Nanette Workman)
  •     "Tue-moi" (Céline Dion and Dan Bigras)
  •     "Ô Fortuna" (Dan Bigras)
  •     "Les trois petits cochons" (Dan Bigras and Mes Aïeux)
  •     "Ton père est un croche" (Mes Aïeux)
  •     "Le déni de l'évidence" (Mes Aïeux)
  •     "Dégénérations/Le reel du fossé" (Céline Dion and Mes Aïeux)
  •     Medley de la Famille Dion: "Jos Montferrand/La bastringue/Jack Monoloy/Le reel facile/Dans nos vieilles maisons/Le bal chez Jos Brûlé/À la claire fontaine" (Céline Dion and the Dion family)
  •     "La ballade de Jean Batailleur" (Zachary Richard)
  •     "La promesse cassée" (Céline Dion and Zachary Richard)
  •     "L'arbre est dans ses feuilles" (Céline Dion and Zachary Richard)
  •     "L'amour existe encore" (Céline Dion and Éric Lapointe)
  •     "Toucher" (Éric Lapointe)
  •     "Mon ange" (Éric Lapointe)
  •     "La chasse-galerie" (Éric Lapointe, Garou and Claude Dubois)
  •     "Si Dieu existe" (Céline Dion and Claude Dubois)
  •     "Femme de rêve" (Claude Dubois)
  •     "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (Céline Dion)
  •     "S'il suffisait d'aimer" (Céline Dion)
  •     "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Céline Dion)
  •     "Une chance qu'on s'a" (Céline Dion and Jean-Pierre Ferland)
  •     "Un peu plus haut, un peu plus loin" (Céline Dion, Jean-Pierre Ferland and Ginette Reno)

Celine Dion wore creations by Balmain, Balmain and Balmain.




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            (Credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

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