Events for the 30th Anniversary Season 2015

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Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir – 5 years young!

Musique Royale celebrates with 2 events.

Saturday, May 2 at 11 am

You will get to hear a group of men and boys (ages 7 – 13) from Capella Regalis perform choral works spanning the centuries, and director Nick Halley will talk about each piece in a way that’s sure to engage young and old alike. There will be lots of time for questions from the audience. This is a lovely way to get a close-up look at one of the province’s unique music training groups.

Cecilia’s Retreat (performance is followed by a champagne brunch!)
Reservations only – barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Cookie Concert - with Nick Halley and members of Capella Regalis

Saturday, May 2 at 2 pm

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg Cookie concerts - combining originality, fun and engaging musical and artistic presentations - are designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Admission to the performance is $5 at the door (free for toddlers) Advance reservations can also be made by leaving a message at musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com or (902) 634-9994.

Andrew Boudreau Trio

Friday, May 8 at 6 pm

At Cecilia’s Retreat, Mahone Bay
Reservations only – barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir

Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm

At Zion Lutheran Church, Luneburg
Tickets are $10 student, $20 general, and are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg or by advance reservation at musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com or (902) 634-9994.

Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir
2015 Spring Tour in five communities

May 16, 17, 18 & 22

Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg

Tickets are $20 and are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg and by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com and at the door.

Saturday, May 16 at 7 pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Broad Cove

Tickets are $20 and are available at Petite Riviere General Store

Sunday, May 17 at 3 pm at Eglise St-Michel, Wedgeport

Tickets are $20 ($15 advance) and are available at La Shoppe a Carl in Wedgeport, the Red Cap Restaurant in Pubnico, and by reservation at 902-742-8765 in Yarmouth

Monday, May 18 at 7 pm at St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal

Tickets are $20 and are available at Bainton's Tannery Outlet and Mad Hatter Bookstore, 213 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal

Friday, May 22 at 7 pm – First Baptist Church, Halifax. This final concert will be preceded by a free Open Rehearsal and Pre-Concert Talk, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. All members of the public are welcome, including families with boys ages 6 – 12 who are interested in learning more about the choir.

Tickets are $20 (free for all elementary school children) and are available at King’s Co-op Bookstore (902.422.1270 ext. 261), on Eventbrite at www.capellaregalis.eventbrite.ca, and at the door.

Aeolian Singers with guest Laura Smith

Sunday, May 24 at 3pm

Songs and Sayings: A Celebration of Maritime Music

Special guests are singer/songwriter Laura Smith, Coastal Voices Men’s Choir, Cellist Shimon Walt, Percussionist Allan Gaskin and Bass player, David Langstroth. The Aeolians will premiere a new piece written by David Langstroth with lyrics by his wife, Tasha Miller, The Limpet and Her Rock. Also on the program is Nova Scotian composer Alasdair MacLean’s Songs and Sayings, a work inspired by the Helen Creighton collection of Nova Scotian folksongs, and commissioned for the Aeolians by CBC Halifax 25 years ago.

At St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Tickets are $10 student, $20 general, and are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg or by advance reservation at musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com or (902) 634-9994.

Cookie Concert – Children’s Corner

Holly Carr, artist and Jennifer King, piano

Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm

This wonderful combination of art and music is sure to be an inspiring and enjoyable afternoon experience for all ages.

Holly will be painting live on silk while Jennifer is performing on the piano. Many of the characters found in the music-a little shepherd, dancing dolls, sleeping elephants, Tom Thumb, enchanted fairy gardens, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast will be represented by Holly’s expressive and colorful painting.

The beautiful French Impressionistic music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel was written for children in their lives. The Children’s Corner was written for Debussy’s little girl, Chouchou while Ravel wrote his Mother Goose Suite originally as a duet for two daughters of close friends he knew in Paris. Also included will be selections from a solo piano version of Georges Bizet’s Children’s Games.

This special collaboration of these two artists is designed to fire the imagination of all.

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg Cookie concerts - combining originality, fun and engaging musical and artistic presentations - are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Admission to the performance is $5 at the door (free for toddlers) Advance reservations can also be made by leaving a message at musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com or (902) 634-9994.

Mark these dates in your calendars

Further information to follow

Cookie Concert
Lunenburg School for the Arts
Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm

Hank Knox, Harpsichord
July 12 – 16

Best of Boxwood
July 26 – August 1

Music from the 45th Parallel North with Suzie Leblanc
August 5 – 7

Ensemble Polaris
August 9 – 15

Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal
August 20 - 22