Less than a month before the start of the Festival
Less than a month before the start of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival
A new event is added to the program
Lamèque, N.B., Thursday, June 29, 2023: The 47th season of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, under the theme "A weekend with the Bach Family", kicks off in just under a month. This grand celebration of early music will bring together some fifty artists and will be held from July 27 to 29, 2023. The entire Festival team is proud to announce a new event in addition to the eight official concerts and events in the 2023 program.
Big-screen presentation of a concert by the Bataclan Ensemble **NEW**
In cooperation with Concerts de la Chapelle de Saint-Camille, the Festival will present a concert by the Bataclan Ensemble, featuring harpsichordist Catherine Perrin, bassoonist and former Festival artistic director Mathieu Lussier, and bandoneonist Denis Plante. Together, they will give us a new way of hearing the harpsichord, exploring tango music, the works of Shostakovich and Kurt Weill. The concert will be presented on a big screen at the Lamèque church. Refreshments will be served on site. The event is free to all festivalgoers in search of musical discoveries!
Friday, July 28, 11 a.m., Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque
The eight events on the official program will give music lovers a taste of the music that could be heard at Bach's in the 18th century.
These concerts will present significant works by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries performed by some of the best early music specialists in the country.
Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île
The twelve singers of Ensemble ArtChoral, conducted by Matthias Maute, and organist Dorothéa Ventura will present a program of choral works written by Johann Sebastian Bach and other German baroque composers.
**NEW** This concert will be preceded by an oyster tasting offered by Huîtres Mallet to all ticket holders for this concert, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île
A tribute to the work of Bach, to French music and to chocolate with Ensemble Caprice (five musicians) and Uruguayan countertenor Leandro Marziotte.
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île
Works by J. S. Bach and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel performed by Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble ArtChoral, the Mission Saint-Charles Choir and soloists, including Acadians Nathalie Paulin and Dion Mazerolle.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.
LOW-VISIBILITY SEATING IS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT THE FESTIVAL OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
PRE-CONCERT LECTURE AND PUBLIC DRESS REHEARSAL
As a prelude to the final concert, festivalgoers are invited to attend a short pre-concert lecture by conductor Matthias Maute and a public dress rehearsal for the Saturday evening concert. This is a great opportunity to demystify the work of Festival artists and learn more about the life and work of the great Johann Sebastian Bach.
Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m., Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île
FRENCH HARPSICHORDIST BERTRAND CUILLER VISITS US IN LAMÈQUE
Bertrand Cuiller, one of the most prominent harpsichordists on the European scene, will present a recital dedicated to the works of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring some the instrument’s greatest classics.
“Bertrand and Bach”
Friday, July 28, 3 p.m., Saint-Raphaël Church, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël
Bertrand Cuiller will also perform with violinist Guillaume Villeneuve, who took first place in the 2022 Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition. Together, they will perform the sonatas of J.S. Bach and other works by Italian composers who influenced the cantor of Leipzig’s music.
“Recital by the winner of the Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition”
Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m., Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou
TWO EXPERIENCE CONCERTS
The Festival will also present two not-to-be-missed experience concerts. The first concert will offer the opportunity to hear a collection of more than ten historic guitars played by David Jacques as part of a concert-talk presented in the intimate setting of the Miscou church. The second will feature a late-night program with recorder player Vincent Lauzer and percussionist Ziya Tabassian. Music lovers are invited to join the duo as they explore music from all over the world, from the medieval period to today.
Thursday, July 27, 3 p.m., Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou
Friday, July 28, 10 p.m., Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque
The 47th season of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival will take place from July 27 to 29, 2023. Tickets are on sale at www.festivalbaroque.com and at the Festival office (506-344-3261).