Musique Royale

Upcoming events for the 31st Anniversary Season 2016

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Peter Togni - Jazz Piano

December 3, 11:00 AM

At Cecilia’s Retreat, Mahone Bay

The performance is followed by brunch overlooking a scenic view of Mahone Bay.

Peter-Anthony’s music is spiritually rooted and contemplative, ranging from the ethereally quiet to the explosive outer limits of contemplation. One of Canada’s busiest contemporary composers, Juno nominated Togni has toured internationally and his music is regularly broadcast worldwide. He is also a well-known Canadian broadcaster. Originally from Pembroke, Ontario, he currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he composes and teaches at Acadia and Dalhousie Universities.

Reservations only at (902) 624-0506 or by email at

For more please visit Peter Togni's website

Cookie Concert with Blackwood Duo

December 3, 2:00 PM

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts

Blackwood is a duo that draws upon the wide ranging performance experience of composer/organist/pianist Peter-Anthony Togni and bass clarinetist/composer Jeff Reilly. In Blackwood, the two of them explore the full range of their musical experience, from modality to modernism, in a sound that has the precision of gesture and clarity of focus that blurs any simple distinctions between improvisation and composition, and does so with a musicality and sensitivity that reminds us that such distinctions are moot. The glue that holds these two together is a common love of improvisation, a passion for taking musical risks, and a deep desire to connect with their audience.

Reservations:, $5 at the door

For more please visit Blackwood Duo's website

A King’s Christmas with King’s Chapel Choir Conducted by Paul Halley

December 17, 4:00 PM

At St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg

Presented in Lunenburg by Musique Royale ‘A King’s Christmas’ features the University of King’s College Chapel Choir directed by five-time Grammy award-winning musician Paul Halley with guest narrator, Roberta Barker, Associate Director of Theatre Arts at Dalhousie University.   A King’s Christmas is a feast of seasonal song and story performed by the 24 choristers of the King’s Chapel Choir in a tour of Nova Scotian communities each year, and this performance has become an annual tradition for many in Lunenburg. The music features carols from the mediaeval to the modern, and readings are selected to pair with the music, including poetry, excerpts from novels, short stories, and other literary works. Often, the music or readings include original material written for the occasion by Halley or the narrator.   Tickets are $25 and are available at Shop on the Corner and by reservation at Tickets are also available at the door on the evening of the performance. A special price for students at $10 is available at the door.

For more please visit King's Chapel Choir's website

Capella Regalis – To Bethlehem with King’s

December 22, 7:00 PM

At St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg   Musique Royale presents Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir in a year end concert at St. John’s Church in Lunenburg to benefit Lunenburg Interchurch Food Bank. The program is called ‘To Bethlehem with Kings’, a traditional and heart-warming evening of beautiful carols for Christmas, ancient and modern, performed by a choir of 12 boys (ages 7-14) and 12 men.  The concert will also include hymns and carols for audience participation with organist Paul Halley and trumpeter Curtis Dietz.    There is no admission fee for the Lunenburg performance. The public is cordially invited to attend and enjoy this special Christmas event in the beautiful ambiance of St. John’s Church. Any donation of food or cash will be gratefully received for the food bank. Musique Royale will provide a tax receipt for donations over $10.

For more please visit Capella Regalis' website