A successful 38th season for the festival
Christmas Concert – Saturday, December 7, 2013
Don’t miss the fundraising Christmas Concert presented by the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 8 p.m., at the Saint-Jérôme Church, in Shippagan. The evening will feature La Mission Saint-Charles Choir, the Sormany Choir from Lamèque, the Choeur du Vieux Moulin from Shippagan, the Chorale LaFrance from Tracadie-Sheila, and the Ensemble vocal Douce Harmonie from Caraquet. Tickets, all at $15, are available from choir members, at the Lamèque Convenience store (Dépanneur Lamèque), the Pélagie Bookstores in Shippagan and Caraquet, and the Au Bouquin Bookstore in Tracadie-Sheila. Admission is free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Be part of the celebration for a wonderful evening of Christmas music and support the Festival! For information and tickets: 344-3261.
Other Activities to come
Christmas decorations in Lamèque-area houses, Sunday, December 8, 2013. Tickets $10. For information and tickets: 344-3261.
The Lameque International Baroque Music Festival grew from the seed of a harpsichord recital in 1971. By 1975 it was firmly rooted, staging its first concert in July 1976. Founded by harpsichordist Mathieu Duguay, it has attracted thousands of music lovers to the picturesque island, delighting them with early music performed in the exceptional acoustics of the colourful Sainte-Cécile church in Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île.
The Lameque Baroque Festival is unique in Canada for its dedication to music from the period 1600-1760, presenting outstanding performances on period instruments (or replicas.) Its programs include vocal and instrumental selections, featuring choral works, chamber music and solo pieces.