Gertrude Létourneau and Catherine Donkin, Duo Cecilia, are excellent, engaging musicians.  Their programs are rich in depth and variety, their sound is elegant, and their ensemble impeccable.  They change colours and styles effortlessly throughout their scope of repertoire. 

PLUS, they are completely charming on stage and off.   Our audiences, seniors in long-term and memory care, assisted and independent living, and members of Seniors’ Active Living Centres, welcome Duo Cecilia with open arms every time, and the feedback is always full of superlatives.  

Concerts in Care highly recommends Gertrude and Catherine as both superb professional musicians and community engagers with heart and soul.

Debra Chandler, Executive Director, Concerts in Care Ontario

“People expressed admiration for your ensemble playing, for your choice of repertoire and the information you provided about the pieces you played. I too thought it was an exceptional performance, in all respects.” 

-Wita Schliewen, House Concert Hostess

“Duo Cecilia is a delightful mix of superb musicianship and French classical repertoire.  A relaxed stage demeanor and Gertrude and Catherine’s interaction with the audience makes everyone feel at home with the music.’’

-Mike Mullin, Ottawa-Gatineau Musicians’ Association Board member and sound technician