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SEASON 2018 - 2019

 

 

Fall 2018 – Let’s sing together (school project)

 

For the second year in a row, students from grades 3 to 8 from several school districts will be able to attend workshops in choral singing in a joint effort by the Louisbourg Choir and the Université de Moncton’s music department.  The workshops will feature a wide variety of musical styles: popular, jazz, world music, etc.  This project is part of the choir’s outreach project.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 – Sea Songs and Love Songs

 

Choir under the direction of Monique Richard

Accompanied by the Skye Consort

Seàn Dagher, cittern

 Amanda Keesmaat, cello

 Pierre-Alexandre Saint-Yves, recorder, chalumeau, rauchpfeife

 Alex Keller, violin

 

After having collaborated together for the concert and for the production of the CD titled Chansons d’amour d’Acadie et de France, the Louisbourg Choir and the Skye Consort will revive the singular character and beauty of songs inspired by the sea.  Added to the program will be the most beautiful love songs from the traditional Acadian repertoire.

 

Launching of the CD Chansons d’amour d’Acadie et de France.

 

September 22 – 7:30 pm – Bathurst, RHSJ Chapel

September 23 – 2 pm – Bertrand, Saint-Joachim Church

September 24 – 7:30 pm – Fredericton, Wilmot Church

September 25 – 7:30 pm – Dieppe, Saint-Anselme Church

 

 

 

December 2018 - Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759), Messiah

 

With Symphony New Brunswick, Michael Newnam, principal guest conductor.

 

Monique Richard, choirmaster

 

Soloists:

Sally Dibble, soprano

Heather Flemming, mezzo-soprano

Owen McCausland, tenor

Paul Bustin, bass

 

December 18, 7:30 pm –Fredericton Playhouse;

December 19, 7:30 pm - Imperial Theatre, Saint-Jean;

December 18, 7:30 pm – Capitol Theatre, Moncton.

 

 

 

March 2019 – Works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)

 

 

Choir and orchestra under the direction of Monique Richard.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier is the undisputed master of sacred music in France.  The choir will perform his mass Missa Assumpta est Maria and the Litanies de la Vierge.  The choir will be accompanied by 8 musicians who specialize in ancient music:

Jacques-André Houle and Sari Tsuji, violin

Valérie Arsenault, alto

Amanda Keesmaat, cello

Vincent Lauzer and Marie-Laurence Primeau, recorder

Michel Cardin, theorbo

Jonathan Addleman, organ

 

March 23 – 7:30 pm – Bathurst, First United Church

March 24 – 2 pm – Bertrand, Saint-Joachim Church

March 25 – 7:30 pm – Fredericton, Wilmot Church

March 26 – 7:30 pm – Dieppe, Saint-Anselme Church

 

 

 

 

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