Upcoming Events

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Saturday April 28, 11:00 AM

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, The Nova Scotia Music Festival, The Newfoundland Arts and Letters Competition and has been awarded grants from The Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council and Acadia University. Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time ECMA award-winning composer and flutist. His music is eclectic, often defying categorization due to wide-ranging influences. Described as minimalist and post-minimal, modernist, inventive, rich textured, full of colour, and imbued with drama and rhythmic vitality, his music often incorporates tonality and modality, electronics and soundscapes, explorations of contemporary instrumental techniques, and improvisation.

Featuring: Eugene Cormier (guitar), Derek Charke (composer/flute)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.

Saturday May 5, 2:00 PM

Cookie Concert - Naming the Twins

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 and Stan Rogers. Join Musique Royale at Lunenburg School of the Arts for a spring concert of thoughtful ballads and toe-tappin’ numbers, transporting the listener with lyrical imagery and sweet harmonies!

Enjoy a freshly baked cookie and added activities that often accompany our cookie events!

Featuring: Naming the Twins : Robbie Smith, Kathleen Glauser

Location: Lunenburg School of the Arts. 6 Prince St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $5 at the door (4 years and under free)

Saturday May 19, 7:30 PM

Dialogue

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 at Memorial University. In St. John’s, he is active as a teacher and performer, currently playing with the Newfoundland Symphony and the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra. McDonald is a Montreal-based organist and choir director. He is a recent graduate from the doctoral program at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and he holds positions as organist at Montreal’s St. James United Church, Temple Emanu-El-Beth-Sholom and the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. Hear Dialogue in Lunenburg as they present a repertoire for this unique combination: selecting pieces from the baroque to the 21st century, as well adaptations of music written for other instrumentations!

For more please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-r7oAqwa-phgL8Usmaq7hw/featured

Featuring: Dialogue : Daniel Fuchs (violin), Mark McDonald (organ)

Location: St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg. 64 Townsend St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $20. Purchase online. Reserve at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, by email or at 902 634-9994.

Saturday May 26, 11:00 AM

Michael Jones

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 play for the Royal family and awarded a German government scholarship for further study in Koln where he quickly became solo cellist and toured the world with top musical groups. He has developed a non conventional career incorporating multi-musical activities and he is also an avid teacher and coach. As member of ‘the Jones Maruri cello guitar duo ‘ he had his first top 10 selling CD ‘Original music for cello and guitar’ in Hong Kong and China and as a soloist his recording of the complete Bach suites on a 1667 Stradivarius cello for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received international critical acclaim and several audio awards. Projects for 2018 and 2019 include solo tours of South Africa, Canada and Europe.

Featuring: Michael Jones (cello)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.

Sunday May 27, 3:00 PM

The Road Home

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 in a new community. Guests and artists new to Nova Scotia will be sharing our stage with accompanist Diana Torbert.

Featuring: The Aeolian Singers , Heather Fraser (conductor), Diana Torbert (accompanist)

Location: St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg. 64 Townsend St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $20. Purchase online. Reserve at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, by email or at 902 634-9994.

Saturday June 2, 11:00 AM

Four Hands

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 collaborative music. How do musicians work independently and together to communicate a message, and what can we learn from this practice?

Featuring: Willem Blois (piano), Danny Zelibor (piano)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.

Sunday June 3, 4:00 PM

Memories of the Heart

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, mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton.

Featuring: Halifax Camerata Singers , Jeff Joudrey (conductor), Christianne Rushton (mezzo soprano), Jennifer Jones (violin), Lynette Wahlstrom (collaborative pianist)

Location: St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg. 64 Townsend St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $20. Purchase online. Reserve at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, by email or at 902 634-9994.

Friday June 15, 7:30 PM

Choirs for Change

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 choral events. Eastern Horizon, consisting of hand-picked seasoned singers from across Nova Scotia, will present a programme of new world premieres by leading composers across the country, in addition to some pre-existing exciting and innovative choral works!

Featuring: Eastern Horizon Chamber Choir , Jack Bennet (conductor), Lynette Wahlstrom (collaborative pianist)

Location: St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg. 64 Townsend St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $20. Purchase online. Reserve at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, by email or at 902 634-9994.

Thursday June 28, 7:00 PM

Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont Royal

Inscrite dans la tradition des grandes maîtrises dont les origines remontent en Europe au VIe siècle, la Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal a été fondée en 1956 par le père Léandre Brault, c.s.c. Depuis le début elle a pour mission d’enrichir les services religieux de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal par le chant sacré. Âgés de huit à dix-sept ans, les 210 garçons qui la composent proviennent d’origines culturelles diverses mais partagent une passion commune pour le chant. À la maîtrise, ils découvrent les grandes œuvres polyphoniques de toutes les époques et de tous les pays. Leur répertoire s’étend du chant grégorien aux œuvres vocales contemporaines.

Featuring: Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont Royal , Andrew Gray (directeur musical et artistique)

Location: St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg. 64 Townsend St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $20. Purchase online. Reserve at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, by email or at 902 634-9994.

Wednesday July 18, Time TBC

Amor y Pasión

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, Michael Tilson Thomas, Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, James Levine, Peter Oundjian and Richard Bradshaw, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian equally prominent in Opera and on the concert stage. In July, she will join Robert Kortgaard at Cecilia’s Retreat to present a fiery program of Passion and Love. The evening will feature works from Manuel de Falla, Fernando Obradors, Xavier Montsalvatge and many others!

Featuring: Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano), Robert Kortgaard (piano)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.

Saturday July 21, Time TBC

Ralsgård & 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 still widely used in Ireland, France and England. Ties are being made to the musical worlds of these countries and Swedish flute music is undergoing a revival. Come to Cecilia’s Retreat and hear Ralsgård & Tullberg breathing new life into the Swedish wooden flute tradition!

For more please visit: http://ralsgardtullberg.blogspot.ca/p/about.html

Featuring: Andreas Ralsgård (Swedish wooden flute), Markus Tullberg (Swedish wooden flute)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.

Saturday October 6, 2:00 PM

Orchid Ensemble Cookie Concert

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 to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. Acclaimed as ‘One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene’ (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

Enjoy a freshly baked cookie and added activities that often accompany our cookie events!

Featuring: Orchid Ensemble : Lan Tung (erhu & voice), Jonathan Bernard (percussion), Yu-Chen Wang (zheng)

Location: Lunenburg School of the Arts. 6 Prince St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $5 at the door (4 years and under free)

Sunday October 28, 4:00 AM

My Favourite Things

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 and chamber music ensembles across North America and around the world. Miss Nesrallah is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada as a singer and as the host of CBC Radio 2’s national classical music program Tempo.

Mr. Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China and Japan. He is a favorite collaborator of many of Canada’s finest instrumental soloists, vocalists and chamber groups. Mr. Kortgaard has performed with sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian, Sumi Jo, Jane Archibald, Adrianne Pieczonka and Erin Wall, mezzo soprano Susan Platts, violinist Joshua Bell, and with prima ballerina Veronica Tennant on a production entitled “Invitation to the Dance”.

Featuring: Julie Nesrallah (soprano), Robert Kortgaard (piano)

Location: Cecilia's Retreat. 1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay.

Tickets: Seating limited. Reserve by email, or at 902 624-0506.