Musique Royale

Upcoming events for the 30th anniversary season 2016

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Cookie Concert Big Bad Wolves with Fifth Wind

May 7, 2:00 PM

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg

Fifth Wind was founded on the principle that music should be fun to play as well as to listen to, and that all music is worth hearing at least once!

Bringing to the ensemble their diverse professional experiences—ranging from large orchestral to intimate period instrument performance, founding members Jack Chen (flute), Suzanne Lemieux (oboe), Eileen Walsh (clarinet), Ivor Rothwell (bassoon) and Mary Lee (horn) aim to introduce as wide an audience as possible to the woodwind quintet genre, with a strong emphasis on collaborations and education. The intimate nature of this chamber ensemble invites listeners to observe the different tone colours of the five unique instruments and enjoy the interaction between musicians.

Fifth Wind is the newest professional woodwind quintet in the Maritimes. Since its formation, the ensemble has begun collaborating with Canadian composers to premiere new works written for the ensemble, and is in demand for educational and concert performances for the upcoming season.

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 902-634-9994.

Ottawa Cathedral Choir and Capella Regalis

May 21, 7:00 PM

St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg – Ottawa Cathedral Choir and Capella Regalis

The Ottawa Cathedral Choir is made up of twenty boys between the ages of eight and fourteen.

Capella Regalis is a men and boys’ choir comprising twenty boys from around Halifax and ten adult male singers, some of whom sing with the King’s College Chapel Choir.

Tickets: $20| Student $10
Available from Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only); by reservation from the Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com; and at the door.

Cookie Concert with Ragged Robin

June 4, 2:00 PM

At the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, corner of Prince & Montague, Lunenburg

Their love of the irresistible groove of traditional Irish music brought Erin Dempsey and Ellen Gibling together in 2015 to form this vibrant musical duo. With harp, flute, and vocals, they collaborate on swinging sets of tunes from the old country and an eclectic assortment of their favourite folk songs. Erin’s Irish flute playing ranges from bright and airy to deep and husky and is driven by a playful rhythm. Her deep, soulful vocals conjure honest renderings of folk songs. Ellen’s pristine harp playing adds a crisp, sparkling texture and a rich, resonant foundation to both the flute and voice. Together, they present fresh, evocative, and light-hearted interpretations of ancient and contemporary folk music. Ragged Robin is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Erin and Ellen currently live and perform.

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 902-634-9994.

Halifax Camerata Singers with Maritime Brass

June 11, 7:30 PM

Now in their 29th season, Halifax Camerata Singers was founded by Artistic Director, Jeff Joudrey and is Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir. The Nova Scotia ensemble has distinguished itself by performing exciting choral repertoire from all periods and styles, with a special focus on Canadian music. Winners of the Healy Willan Grand Prize in the 2010 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, the choir often collaborates with chamber ensembles, Symphony Nova Scotia and other musicians.

St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg
Tickets: $25 | Student $10
Available from Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only); by reservation from the Box Office at (902) 634-9994 or musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com; and at the door.