Charles Aznavour receives Québec’s Ordre national award
Charles Aznavour and Premier Jean Charest.
During his recent visit to Montréal for a series of concerts at Place des Arts, French singer Charles Aznavour was made an Officer of the National Order of Québec. His award was presented by Premier Jean Charest on April 25.
True to his spirit of loyalty and generosity, Mr. Aznavour gave a memorable performance last July in a concert on the Plains of Abraham during Québec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.
“In 1960, Mr. Aznavour sang ‘Je m'voyais déjà en haut de l'affiche’ [‘I could see myself topping the bill’]. As exemplified by his remarkable journey, he has maintained his place at the top thanks to his tenacity, his dedication to his craft, his love of people and his openness to the world,” said Premier Charest.
During his visit, Mr. Aznavour was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Montréal in recognition of his contributions to French culture.