THE FESTIVAL BEGINS IN TWO WEEKS
Lamèque, NB, Thursday, July 10, 2014: The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival will being in two weeks. Three concerts will be presented from July 24 to July 26, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Sainte-Cécile Church in Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île. For information and tickets: www.festivalbaroque.com or 506-344-3261.
Thursday, July 24th: “The great masters”
Claire Guimond, flute
Chantal Rémillard, violin
Hank Knox, harpsichord
La Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
An exceptional program of orchestral music to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau, master of French baroque music. The works will showcase the magnificent harpsichord of the Festival with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and Chromatic fantasia and fugue.
Friday, July 25th: "Bach'n Jazz”
Flûte Alors! (recorder quartet)
The concert program presents an intelligent combination of several masterworks by the great Bach and well-known jazz standards everyone will enjoy. The group will also present a few arrangements of their own.
Saturday, July 26th: “The voices of God”
Choir and Orchestra La Mission Saint-Charles
Florie Valiquette and Marie Magistry, sopranos
Josée Lalonde, alto
David Menzies, tenor
Normand Richard, bass
Mathieu Lussier, conductor
A grand concert for choir, orchestra and soloists in a program featuring two of G. F. Handel’s choral masterworks: the brilliant Dixit Dominus, written as a tribute to Vivaldi’s music, and Let thy hand be strengthened, one of the Coronation Anthems. Works by Handel, Vivaldi and Zelenka.