Events for the 29th Season 2014

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The Bee Eaters Tour

​July 18, 19, & 20

Tristan Clarridge, cello, Tashina Clarridge, fiddle, & Simon Chrisman, hammer dulcimer

Praised by the Boston Globe for their combination of "chamber music’s finely calibrated arrangements with bluegrass’s playful virtuosity and pop music’s melodic resourcefulness”, the Bee Eaters have performed in hundreds of venues across USA. An exploratory and versatile group, they weave a tapestry of sound all their own, drawing on roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, and old-time traditions.

Friday, July 18 at 7:00 pm in Merigomish United Church, Merigomish
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Lyghtesome Gallery, 166 Main Street, Antigonish; by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Saturday, July 19 at 8:00 pm in Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available online from www.evergreentheatre.ca; by reservation from the Evergreen Box Office at (902) 825-6834 or evergreentheatre@gmail.com; and at the door.

Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 pm in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Poplar Grove
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca and at the door.

Best of Boxwood Tour

July 27 - August 1

William Coulter, guitar; David Greenberg, Cape Breton and baroque violin; Nuala Kennedy, Irish flute and songs; Alison McGillivray, cello; Chris Norman, flutes, pipes, and songs; and Eamon O’Leary, ballads, banjo, and guitar.


The Best of Boxwood gathers the renowned artists presented at the annual Boxwood Festival & Workshop in Lunenburg for an explosion of musical traditions. Their lively program captures the fun, passion, and powerful connections between traditional folk music of Maritime Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and beyond and their roots in the baroque and renaissance. Featuring some of the top artists across the spectrum of Irish, Cape Breton, Scottish, Maritime, ballad singing, and baroque music, a concert with any one of these amazing musicians would make for a great evening; together it’s an opportunity not to be missed.


Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 pm in Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche

Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Fulton’s Pharmacy, Tatamagouche; by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Monday, July 28 at 7:30 pm in St. Mary-the-Virgin Anglican Church, Bayfield
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Lyghtesome Gallery, 166 Main Street, Antigonish; by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm in Eglise Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Les Trois Pignons, 15584 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp, (902) 224-2642, lestroispignons@ns.sympatico.ca

Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30 pm in Malagawatch United Church, Highland Village, Iona
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Highland Village Museum Gift Shop, 4119 Highway 223, Iona, (902) 725-2272

Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 pm in The Osprey Arts Centre, Shelburne
Tickets: $20 general | $7 student
Available from TLC Pharmacy, 157 Water Street, Shelburne; online at www.ticketpro.ca; and at the door.

Friday, August 1st 7:30 pm in St. John's Anglican Church, Port Williams
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca, and at the door.

Sylvie Proulx & Janice Jackson Tour

August 5, 6, & 7


Contemporary music extraordinaire, soprano, Janice Jackson, and virtuoso guitarist, Sylvie Proulx, team up for Salsa Barocca, a Spanish program that explores the Latin American folk genre along with Spanish and South American Baroque repertoire with music from Spain, Bolivia, Peru, and beyond. Selections feature voice and guitar arrangements ranging from chanonas to tangos and reflect the African indigenous and European influences that define Latin American music. With their extensive experience in contemporary, baroque, and tango, Salsa Barocca is a natural extension of the duo's quest for exciting, unique, and moving programs.

Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 pm in Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca, and at the door.

Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 pm in King's Theatre, Annapolis Royal
Tickets: $20 general ($18 in advance) | $5 student
Available from the King’s Theatre Box Office, 358 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, (902) 532-7704 and at the door.

Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 pm in St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca, and at the door.

Paris: Chansons de la Belle Époque (1880-1914) Tour

with Steve Normandin & Josianne LaBerge

August 8, 10, &11


Join Montreal accordion legend Steve Normandin and violinist Josianne LaBerge for a lively and gorgeous tour of songs from the Parisian golden age.

Friday, August 8 at 7:30 pm in Ottawa House Museum, Parrsboro
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro, (902) 254-2376, and at the door.

Sunday, August 10 at 7:30 pm in Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca and at the door.

Monday, August 11 at 7:30 pm in St. George’s Roman Catholic Church, Georgeville

Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Lyghtesome Gallery, 166 Main Street, Antigonish; (902) 863-3015; and at the door.

James & Karen Buckland, classical guitar & piano

Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 pm


In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of St. George’s Anglican Church, MR is pleased to present a wonderful acoustic concert in this special and intimate setting with classical duo, James and Karen Buckland. Both are professors in Music at Presbyterian College, and in addition to being a performer and educator, James is also a luthier, building 19th century guitars with the original materials and tools of the time.

St. George’s Anglican Church, East River
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Finishing Styles Hair Salon, 6 Pig Loop Road, Chester, (902) 275-5966 AND St. Stephen's Parish Office,54 Regent Street, Chester, (902) 275-3804
LIMITED SEATING

North Lakeshore Chorus in

'Till the Boys Come Home'

Monday, August 11 at 7:30 pm

A significant military event occurred one hundred years ago. On October 3rd, 1914 the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force set sail for Europe. Many would never see home again. This concert is musical tribute to Canadians who served their King and Country in the Great War, 1914-1918. Featuring the Chester Brass, the Citadel Singers and the South Shore Chorale & Friends, the programme will include old favourites such as, The Maple Leaf Forever, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Let There be Peace on Earth, In Flanders Fields, and Keep the Home Fires Burning. Audience members will be invited to join in a rousing sing-along of popular songs from 1914-1915 including, Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, K-K-K-Katy, and Oh, How I Hate to get Up in the Morning.

St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only); by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Robert Quinney, organ

Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm



Recently appointed to one of the most distinguished posts in the field of choral and academic music at Oxford, Robert Quinney has served posts at Peterborough Cathedral, and, as many of our MR fans will remember, played for the famous royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William! We are very happy to present another concert with this consummate musician, a regular summer performer for MR who always provides a thoughtful and rousing programme.

St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only); by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano & Robert Kortgaard, piano

Monday, August 18 at 6:00 pm

The National Post says, “Toronto cabaret singer Patricia O'Callaghan is pegged to become the genre's first modern superstar.” Needless to say, we’re pretty excited to have her and the indomitable, Robert Kortgaard, at Cecilia’s Retreat for what will be a memorable ‘Cabaret’ night.

Cecilia’s Retreat in Mahone Bay
Tickets: $30 (includes entertainment, refreshments, and dinner)
Available by advance reservation only through barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca.

Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

director, Dinuk Wijeratne

Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 pm


MR is thrilled to have the NSYO and Dinuk Wijeratne back at St. John's this summer with a special concert featuring Staniland's Voyaguer, Mozart's Divertimento no. 2, and Borodin's Symphony no. 2.

St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only); by reservation from the MR Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca; and at the door.

Suzanne Rigden, soprano & Rich Coburn, piano Tour

September 5, 6, & 7


With music by Ravel, Strauss, Poulenc, Obradors, and others, including compositions by featured pianist, Rich Coburn.

Friday, September 5 at 7:00 pm St. John’s Anglican Church, Bedford
Tickets: $20 general | $10 student
Available from the Parish Office, 787 Kearney Lake Road, Bedford, (902) 832-5649 or at the door.

Saturday, September 6 at 5:00 pm Clam Harbour United Church, Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte

Tickets: $52 dinner and concert | $25 concert only (dinner will follow the concert)
Available from Memory Lane Heritage Village, (902) 845-1937, (877) 287-00697.

Sunday, September 7 4:00 pm Cecilia’s Retreat, Mahone Bay
Tickets: $20 (includes entertainment, refreshments, and a barbeque)
Available by advance reservation only through barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca