St. Simon & St. Jude Parish
Tignish, PE C0B 2B0
Those who thrill to the reverberations of a magnificent pipe organ will be delighted to know that the summer recital series is back in full swing with concerts on both the tracker organ at St. Simon & St. Jude’s Church in Tignish on Tuesday evenings starting at 7 pm, and again on the 4 manual Casavant at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown on Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm.
The series continues July 25 and 26 when Basilica organist Leo Marchildon will accompany soprano Robyn Perry in a program showcasing repertoire she will be presenting at the National Music Festival in August for which she has been selected. Hailing from Tignish, PEI, Robyn has just completed her third year at the University of Moncton in music education.
Don Fraser, organist/choral director for Trinity United Church returns August 1 and 2. Don has served for over 30 years as conductor, pianist and arranger for the Charlottetown Festival. He currently directs the Choral Music Programme at The Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Up and coming oboist Marc DesRoches is scheduled for August 8 and 9 with a program of Baroque and Classical chamber music, accompanied by Leo Marchildon.
On August 16, soprano Sylvia Mutch performs an eclectic program with Leo Marchildon ranging from sacred works and opera arias to Leo’s anthemic “Canada, Our Dear Home”. (Note that this program will only be performed at the Basilica; there is no concert in Tignish that week).
On August 22 and 23, Olivier Lavoie-Gagné, organist at Saint-Laurent Church, Montréal, and accompanist for the Lakeshore Light Opera will take the console.
The final performance on August 30 (one performance only at the Basilica Wednesday afternoon) will feature soprano Andrea Corder accompanied by Leo Marchildon in music from opera, oratorio, lieder and song cycles.
Concerts are approximately 50 minutes and admission is by free will offering.
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