2022 PROGRAM

From the Court of Louis XIV to Shippagan

FRINGE CONCERT
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Saint-Jérôme Church, Shippagan
 

Their style is reminiscent of Renaissance and Baroque music:  these songs from Shippagan are paired with airs de cour and Baroque instrumental works from France arranged for the first time for period instruments.

 

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano

Vincent Lauzer, recorder

Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin

Sylvain Bergeron, archlute and Baroque guitar

 


Festival Unisson – Baroque Track

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jésus-Marie Convent, Lamèque

 

A unique encounter between a single audience member and a single musician: 15 minutes of intense connection.

This event is an official part of the Festival Unisson’s Baroque Track: festivalunisson.com

 


Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition: Recitals by the finalists

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque

 

Back for a fifth year, the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition aims to encourage young musicians and the development of new talent in the field of early music.  The competition gives music lovers the opportunity to discover the range of talent of the three finalists in two rounds. For this first round, finalists present a short recital with basso continuo: a golden opportunity to discover young talent in an intimate setting.

 

The three finalists of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition

Tristan Best, viola da gamba
Sébastien Mitra, harpsichord
Guillaume Villeneuve, violin

 

Hank Knox, harpsichord
Amanda Keesmaat, cello

 


Revecy venir du printans

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île

  

Spring: the season of love! The season of youth and rebirth, one of the most inspirational seasons for the composers of the Renaissance and the Baroque era!

This program will present a musical panorama that will transport us back in time to the 16th and 17th centuries in the company of the Mission Saint-Charles Choir and several talented instrumentalists.

 

Mission Saint-Charles Choir
Pierre Lavoie, conductor

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
Dana Marsh, conductor

 


Festival Unisson – Baroque Track

Friday, July 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jésus-Marie Convent, Lamèque

 

A unique encounter between a single audience member and a single musician: 15 minutes of intense connection.

This event is an official part of the Festival Unisson’s Baroque Track: festivalunisson.com

 


J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites - Part 1

Friday, July 22, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Saint-Raphaël Church, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël

 

Cellist Elinor Frey, an expert in the repertoire, will be performing all six of Bach’s suites for solo cello over the course of two concerts. This concert will present the first, fourth and fifth suites.

Elinor Frey, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition: Final Round

Friday, July 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île

 

The second and final round of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition features the three finalists who showcase their talent and mastery with their interpretation of a concerto with baroque orchestra. They are accompanied by the Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra, under the direction of Hank Knox. Many prizes will be awarded to the winners and the audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite finalist.

 

The three finalists of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition

Tristan Best, viola da gamba
Sébastien Mitra, harpsichord
Guillaume Villeneuve, violin

 

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra
Hank Knox, harpsichord/conductor

 


An English Evening

Friday, July 22, 2022, 10:00 p.m.
Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church, Lamèque

 

To finish out our evening, two leading experts share their love of British songs with us, presenting a mix of classical and folk music to the delight of music lovers of all ages!

 

Janelle Lucyk, soprano
Kerry Bursey, tenor and theorbo

 


Everything Turns

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Miscou

 

A unique concert event combining the skills of Acadian dancer François Richard with minimalist music performed by Vincent Lauzer and Dorothéa Ventura. Minimalist music, often thought of as being highly repetitive, develops very slowly, sometimes almost imperceptibly, encouraging the listener to enter into a trance. In addition to 20th and 21st century minimalist works, there are also a number of baroque works built on ostinato bass lines that are repeated over and over again.

 

François Richard, dance
Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Dorothéa Ventura, harpsichord

 

 


J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites - Part 2

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Saint-Raphaël Church, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël

 

Cellist Elinor Frey presents the second concert of the complete suites for solo cello by Bach. This event will present the second and third suites, as well as the sixth, played on a five-string cello.

Elinor Frey, cello

 


Actus Tragicus

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sainte-Cécile Church, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île

 

To close the Festival, the Mission Saint-Charles Choir and Orchestra will perform funeral cantatas by Telemann and Bach. This program, which is both somber and luminous, intimate and grandiose, shows how death served as inspiration for the composers of the Baroque era.

 

Dana Marsh, conductor
Janelle Lucyk, soprano
Kerry Bursey, tenor
Dion Mazerolle, baritone

Mission Saint-Charles Choir
Pierre Lavoie, conductor

Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra