Event: Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in a Wolfville
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Praised for its “rich-textured, vibrant sound” and “hypnotic beauty,” the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal has established a reputation as Montreal’s finest early music vocal ensemble. The SMAM has developed over the years a very flexible ensemble of singers, all remarkable for the clarity and purity of their voices, which are often accompanied by a group of musicians playing on period instruments. The Studio was founded in 1974 by the organist and harpsichordist Christopher Jackson. Since its very beginning, the Studio has brought more than 800 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces before the public and continues to reveal and share emotional depth of this music.
The Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and their director Christopher Jackson will present a program called The Earth Will Tremble. Since the dawn of time, building on the foundations of old superstitions and on all manner of false pretense, prophets of doom have predicted a variety of catastrophes: epidemics, floods, cosmic cataclysms, and seismic upheavals—with vast destruction as the end result. The selection of music performed spans the 15th to 18th centuries.
Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville, Acadia University, 45 Acadia Street, Wolfville
About Musique Royale:
A province wide celebration of Nova Scotia’s musical heritage since 1985, Musique Royale brings performances of early, traditional and world music to settings of historic and cultural significance throughout the province. For its thirtieth anniversary summer season, Musique Royale will bring events to over 20 communities in the province. Events are presented year round on the South Shore. These include major choral performances with King’s College Chapel Choir and Cappella Regalis, a series of salon events at Cecilia’s Retreat in Mahone Bay and ‘Cookie Concerts’ at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Symphony Nova Scotia is also presented by Musique Royale in the beautiful, historic setting at St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg.