Launch of the 2022 program: Everything Turns

Launch of the 2022 program

“Everything Turns“: 46th season of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

Lamèque, N.B., Wednesday, April 27, 2022 : Back in person after two virtual seasons, the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is proud to present the program for its 46th season. The program includes ten events as well as a special concert presented as a prelude to the Festival. All the details are available on the Festival website:


The 2022 season of the Festival, presented from July 21 to 23, will explore the different stages of life, from the spring awakening to the sometimes bright end. The Festival will also be an opportunity to hear J. S. Bach's six cello suites and to attend a very special creation combining minimalist music with the art of Acadian dancer François Richard.


The two evening concerts, presented on Thursday and Saturday nights, will be led by American conductor Dana Marsh and feature the Mission Saint-Charles Choir and Orchestra.

"Revecy venir du printans"

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île

Music of the French, English and Italian Renaissance for choir and instrumental ensemble.

"Actus Tragicus”

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann for soloist, choir and orchestra.


Cellist Elinor Frey, a leading Baroque cellist, will perform the famous cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, now considered the greatest composer of the Baroque period. This complete set, presented in two afternoon concerts, will allow the audience to discover or rediscover Bach's work in an intimate setting.

"J. S. Bach Cello Suites”

Part 1: Friday, July 22, 3 p.m., Saint-Raphaël Church, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël

Part 2: Saturday, July 23, 3 p.m., Saint-Raphaël Church, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël


The Festival is proud to present the fifth edition of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition. Presented in two parts, it allows music lovers to discover various facets of the talent of the finalists during two events. The three finalists, selected from over thirty international applications, are:

Tristan Best, viola da gamba

Sébastien Mitra, harpsichord

Guillaume Villeneuve, violin

They will first perform in recital before performing concertos with the Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra, conducted by harpsichordist Hank Knox.

"Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition - Finalists' Recital

Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m., Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque

"Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition - Final round

Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île


The Festival will also present two not-to-be-missed experience concerts. The first will feature a late-night program of English folkloric and Renaissance songs with Janelle Lucyk and Kerry Bursey. The second event, presented in the morning, will combine dance and minimalist music: a concert that invites the listener to enter into a trance.

"An English Evening”

Friday, July 22, 10 p.m., Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque

"Everything turns”

Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m., Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou


The Festival is proud to collaborate for the first time with the Festival Unisson for the presentation of the baroque component of the event. During two mornings, listeners will be invited to experience a musical tête-à-tête with a musician from the Festival. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with an artist during a 15-minute intense connection.

"Festival Unisson - Baroque Track”

Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Jésus-Marie Convent, Lamèque


Presented on July 7, as a prelude to the Festival, the concert "From the Court of Louis XIV to Shippagan" will feature Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc and three instrumentalists performing Shippagan songs and French court arias. A great way to reconnect with live concerts!

"From the Court of Louis XIV to Shippagan”

Thursday, July 7, 7:30 pm, Saint-Jérôme Church, Shippagan.


The Festival's artistic director, Vincent Lauzer, was pleased to present the visual signature for the 2022 edition. It is a work by Nicole Haché, an Acadian artist from Lamèque. This work, used as a visual signature, is part of a series of eight works entitled "Primavera". Inspired by the springtime pieces that will be performed in the "Revecy venir du printans" concert, Ms. Haché has painted works that highlight "the beauty of time passing, the eternal return of spring light". The works are for sale and details are posted on the Festival website.

For all the details about the program, visit the website at  Tickets will be on sale on Thursday, April 28.