Sunday February 10 2019, 4:00 PM
The Perseus Trio
Perseus Trio: Sharon Gow-Knickle, Bonnie Romkey, Ifan Williams
Cecilia’s Retreat welcomes The Perseus Trio as they perform works of Beethoven and Dvorak on Sunday, Oct 21st at 5pm. The members - Sharon Gow-Knickle, piano; Bonnie Romkey, violin; and...
Saturday February 2 2019, 2:00 PM
Argento Collective – Cookie Concert
Sibylle Marquardt, flute, Paul Pulford, cello, Jennifer King, piano
Musique Royale presents the Argento Collective at Lunenburg School of the Arts for a Cookie Concert featuring Sibylle Marquardt (flute), Paul Pulford (cello) and Jennifer King (piano). The trio brings...
Friday February 1 2019, 6:00 PM
Duo Concertante and Christine Carter
Duo Concertante, Christine Carter
Winners of the 2018 ECMA Classical Recording of the Year, Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves’ Duo Concertante are back at Cecilia’s Retreat, this time bringing clarinetist Christine Carter, for a...
Saturday January 26 2019, 4:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet
Rolston String Quartet
Scooping up a multitude of awards in most recent years, and praised as rivaling the best string quartets in the world, Rolston String Quartet interpret works of Ravel, Beethoven and...
Friday January 18 2019, 4:00 PM
Cameron Crozman & Philip Chiu
Cameron Crozman, Philip Chiu
On Friday, January 18th, hear cellist Cameron Crozman at Cecilia’s Retreat performing alongside pianist Philip Chiu, who will present selections off of their upcoming CD release, Cavatine, a collection of...
Saturday January 5 2019, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert – Carol Sing-a-long
Musique Royale Quartet of Carolers: Jennifer Hall, Janelle Lucyk, Sarah Myatt, Simon Blake
On the twelfth day of Christmas ring out the season with a Carol Sing-a-long. Guided by a quartet of Musique Royale carolers, join together in song with classic carols from...
Saturday January 5 2019, 11:00 AM
Musique Royale is thrilled to present pianist Andrew Son in concert at Cecilia’s Retreat, interpreting music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Chopin. Last April, Son was chosen from five accomplished...
Thursday December 20 2018, 7:00 PM
To Bethlehem with Kings 2018
Capella Regalis, Nick Halley
Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir directed by Nick HalleyA traditional and heart-warming evening of carols for Christmas sung by a choir of men and boys in the European traditionThere...
Tuesday December 18 2018, 7:30 PM
Blackwood Duo, Janelle Lucyk
Blackwood Duo featuring soprano Janelle LucykDelve into the positive power of Christmas – in an atmosphere of depth, reflection, lyricism and celebration of intense beauty. Music that boldly shifts down...
Saturday December 15 2018, 4:00 PM
A King's Christmas 2018
King's Chapel Choir, Paul Halley
University of King’s College Chapel Choir directed by Paul HalleyDescribed by the Chronicle Herald as “annual magic”, this feast of seasonal song and story is back for an 11th year....
Sunday December 2 2018, 4:00 PM
Milton String Quartet & Philip Chiu
Milton String Quartet, Philip Chiu
Musique Royale is thrilled to welcome pianist Philip Chiu and the Milton String Quartet to perform at Cecilia’s Retreat. The prestigious ensemble based out of Montreal, Quebec has soared quickly...
Saturday December 1 2018, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert – From Bach to Beatles
Jump in for an interactive musical trip with guitarist Vladimir Sitnikov through music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods and then on to flamenco, Latin American guitar and finally...
December 1 - 3, 2019
Blackwood Duo, Jeff Reilly, Peter Togni, Janelle Lucyk
Blackwood Duo featuring soprano Janelle LucykJoin Musique Royale on December 1st and delve into the positive power of Christmas – in an atmosphere of depth, reflection, lyricism and celebration of...
Saturday November 24 2018, 7:30 PM
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Kathryn Wagner
Featuring Concerto Competition Winner pianist Kathryn WagnerBrilliant, young musical talent of this province is showcased on Saturday, Nov 24 at 7 pm, as Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra perform works of...
Saturday November 17 2018, 4:00 PM
Cowan-Cicchillitti Guitar Duo
Steve Cowan, Adam Cicchillitti
Come to Cecilia’s Retreat to hear the guitar duo that incorporates musical strength and refinement, as Cowan-Chicchillitti present an intimate program at the Mahone Bay house venue on Saturday Nov....
Saturday November 3 2018, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert – Basso Nova
Colin Matthews, Jamie McLaren, Catherine Little, Max Casper
Colin Matthews, Jamie McLaren, Catherine Little, and Max KasperHear a new ensemble featuring three cellos and a bass, and get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about the...
October 27 - 28, 2018
My Favourite Things
Julie Nesrallah, Robert Kortgaard
Julie Nesrallah is a sensational singer, actress and broadcaster captivating audiences with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice. She is regularly engaged by leading opera companies, symphonies, festivals...
Sunday October 14 2018, 4:00 PM
Les Songes: Samantha Louis-Jean, Vincent Lauzer, Camille Paquette-Roy, Mélisande McNabney
Musique Royale proudly presents four dynamic young performers were brought together by friendship and their common passion for the baroque repertoire: Les Songes. Consisting of soprano Samantha Louis‐Jean, recorder player...
Sunday October 14 2018, 3:00 PM
Chester Brass, Paula Rockwell
Chester Brass featuring mezzo-soprano Paula RockwellMusique Royale proudly presents the Chester Brass Band on Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm in St. John’s Anglican Church (Lunenburg). Founded in 1873, and...
October 6 - 7, 2018
Orchid Ensemble Cookie Concert
Orchid Ensemble: Lan Tung, Jonathan Bernard, Yu-Chen Wang
Established in 1997, the Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles...
September 13 - 18, 2018
Summer Tour – Sea Song & Shanties
La Nef: Seán Dagher, Nils Brown, Nelson Carter, David Gossage, Andrew Horton, Clayton Kennedy, Michiel Schrey
Musique Royale proudly invites you to join La Nef as they explore music of the sea with capstand shanties, halyard shanties, laments, forecastle songs, short haul shanties: hear the rich...
August 25 - 29, 2018
Summer Tour – Magazine General
Sylvie Briday, Steve Normandin
What can you find at the General Store? A lot of things! Here, no flour, no hammers and nails, no fishing accessories or fruits and vegetables! Instead join along as...
August 12 - 16, 2018
Summer Tour – Fiorè
Suzie Leblanc, Elinor Frey, Michel Angers
Fiorè centers on a unique, anonymous collection of music featuring the cello, held in a small archive in Como, Italy. This manuscript may contain music that ranks among the first...
August 3 - 6, 2018
Summer Tour – Aureas Voces
Nick Veltmeyer, Janelle Lucyk
Early music ensemble with warm sounds.Musique Royale invites listeners to hear a new group, Aureas Voces, Golden Voices, a professional Early Music ensemble based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ensemble...
July 29 - August 2, 2018
Summer Tour – Best of Boxwood 2018
Chris Norman, David Greenberg, Patsy Seddon, Cathy-Ann MacPhee, Eamon O'Leary
Musique Royale presents the Best of Boxwood 2018. Combining colorful and eclectic sounds with the finesse of classical technique to create a salute to the traditional dance music of the...
Saturday July 28 2018, 11:00 AM
La Fiammata: Charissa Vandikas, Linda Ruan
Visit Cecilia’s Retreat the morning of Saturday, July 28th for a musical treat with one of the most exciting up and coming Canadian piano duo’s, La Fiammata.The morning concert begins...
Saturday July 21 2018, 12:00 AM
Ralsgård & Tullberg
Andreas Ralsgård, Markus Tullberg
Ralsgård & Tullberg use wooden transverse flutes, an instrument that was an integral part of the southern Swedish folk music scene in the 19th and 20th centuries. Similar instruments are...
July 18 - 19, 2018
Amor y Pasión
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Robert Kortgaard
Celebrated for her striking, versatile voice, having graced the stages of New York, Paris, London, Vienna, and Montreal, and performed under the baton of such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa,...
Thursday July 12 2018, 6:00 PM
Rendezvous Quartet: Alison Enriquez, Augusto Pedro Enriquez, Augusto Enriquez, Jeff Goodspeed
Two incredible young musicians from Cuba studying abroad: Augusto Pedro in Spain and Alison Ricio in Canada. They are products of Cuba’s legendary music education system and the children of...
June 27 - July 4, 2018
Summer Tour – 4 Seasons, 4 Viols
Les Voix Humaines: Susie Napper, Margaret Little, Mélisande Corriveau, Felix Deak
Antonio Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni revisited. Original arrangements for 4 violas da gamba of Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons by Susie Napper & Margaret Little, mixed in with a tasty recipe of seasonal...
Thursday June 28 2018, 7:00 PM
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont Royal
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont Royal, Andrew Gray
For the finale of the Choral Feast, Musique Royale brings listeners a collective of 40 singers from Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont Royal, of one of the continent’s best-known boy’s...
Friday June 15 2018, 7:30 PM
Choirs for Change
Eastern Horizon Chamber Choir: Jack Bennet, Lynette Wahlstrom
Musique Royale is pleased to announce Eastern Horizon Chamber Choir through Choirs for Change, an organization founded this past fall with the mission to support social change movements through innovative...
Sunday June 3 2018, 4:00 PM
Memories of the Heart
Halifax Camerata Singers, Jeff Joudrey, Christianne Rushton, Jennifer Jones, Lynette Wahlstrom
Songs and memories of childhood - of loves lost, forbidden or foolish - and songs of times gone by. A romantic program that will touch your heart featuring special guest,...
Saturday June 2 2018, 11:00 AM
Willem Blois, Danny Zelibor
Danny & Willem will attempt a new take on the most beloved selections of the piano duet repertoire- new life breathed into classics through an exploration into the nature of...
Saturday June 2 2018, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert: Alison Enriquez Trio
Alison Enriquez Trio: Alison Enriquez, Augusto Enriquez, Jeff Goodspeed
Musique Royale invites visitors and locals alike to Lunenburg School of the Arts to hear the Alison Enriquez Trio. Alison Enriquez is a multi-talented 16-year old violinist from Cuba who...
Sunday May 27 2018, 3:00 PM
The Road Home
The Aeolian Singers, Heather Fraser, Diana Torbert
The Aeolians’ spring concert is a musical tribute to the many who are journeying both here and around the globe, and who are faced with rebuilding and finding their place...
Saturday May 26 2018, 11:00 AM
British cellist Michael Kevin Jones has found a unique place for himself among today’s performers. While a student at the Royal College of Music in London he was chosen to...
Sunday May 20 2018, 4:00 PM
Evensong with Capella Regalis
Capella Regalis, Nick Halley
Musique Royale invites you to St. John’s Lunenburg where Capella Regalis Men and Boys choir will perform a special Evensong service on May 20th. Capella Regalis was founded in Halifax...
Saturday May 19 2018, 7:30 PM
Dialogue: Daniel Fuchs, Mark McDonald
Dialogue is a collaboration by violinist Daniel Fuchs and organist Mark McDonald exploring the unique combination strings and pipes. Fuchs, originally from Montreal, is pursuing his master of music degree...
Saturday May 5 2018, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert - Naming the Twins
Naming the Twins: Robbie Smith, Kathleen Glauser
Naming the Twins is the Nova Scotia based, harmony rich guy-gal duo of Robbie Smith and Kath Glauser. Their original material maintains the tradition of Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot...
Saturday April 28 2018, 11:00 AM
Eugene Cormier & Derek Charke
Eugene Cormier, Derek Charke
Eugene Cormier is in high demand as a solo performer, chamber musician, accompanist, studio musician, adjudicator, and as a teacher. He has won top honours at The Newfoundland Music Festival,...
Saturday April 21 2018, 11:00 AM
Suzie LeBlanc & Simon Docking
Suzie LeBlanc, Simon Docking
Filling the morning with sunshine and music from Robert Schumann, Gabriel Fauré and Jerome Blais.
Saturday April 7 2018, 2:00 PM
Cookie Concert - Cello Duo
Catherine Little, Colin Matthews
Cello Duo combines the imaginative and sensitive work of Catherine Little, with the vibrant sounds of Colin Matthews. Join Musique Royale at the Lunenburg School of the Arts for April’s...
Sunday March 25 2018, 4:00 PM
Perseus Trio: Bonnie Romkey, Ifan Williams, Sharon Gow-Knickle
Sunday March 11 2018, 4:00 PM
Ladom Ensemble: Pouya Hamidi, Beth Silver, Michael Bridge, Adam Campbell
Embodying inspirations from Argentinian jazz/classical tango, Serbian folk dance, and Persian classical dulcimer, Ladom Ensemble expresses an authentically Canadian fusion. Come feel the fiery passion in a concert sure to...
Saturday March 3 2018, 2:00 PM
Music and Comedy Cookie Concert
Drawing from his own experiences, Norman creates songs and stories that entertain regardless of age. He uses imaginative word play and melodies all to great effect.
Sunday February 18 2018, 4:00 PM
Sacha Arnaud and Jade Ley
Sacha Arnaud, Jade Ley
Bringing you a delightful range of piano works from Beethoven, Bach, Schumann and Chopin!
Sunday February 11 2018, 4:00 PM
VC2 Cello Duo
Amahl Arulanandam, Bryan Holt
Beethoven with a twist! Highlighting new Canadian commissions based on Beethoven’s own cello sonatas and more. If Be-EH-toven had been a Canadian, he might have sounded like this!
Saturday February 3 2018, 2:00 PM
Fifth Wind Cookie Concert
With its five unique voices Fifth Wind will lead an exploration into the fascinating world of wind quintets. The program will include music from three centuries and will end with...
Friday January 26 2018, 7:30 PM
Symphony Nova Scotia: Magnificent Mozart
Symphony Nova Scotia, Bernhard Gueller, Luca Buratto
Symphony Nova Scotia salutes the world’s most iconic composer! Experience a delightful range of Mozart’s most famous works, beginning with the ambitious, inventive “Haffner” Symphony. Then, hear the gracious and...
Saturday January 6 2018, 2:00 PM
Glenn Patscha Trio Cookie Concert
Glenn Patscha Trio: Glenn Patscha, Geoff Arsenault, Nicholas D'Amato
Come out to our next Cookie Concert celebrating the vibrant music of Louisiana and New Orleans. Enjoy a freshly baked cookie and added activities that often accompany our cookie events!...