Funding Announced for Musique Royale
Lunenburg, NS, January 20, 2012 – Musique Royale has received $44,000 for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The funding agreement was announced by Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's) on behalf of the Minister.
In expressing her thanks, Barbara Butler, Artistic and Administrative Director said "Musique Royale brings performances of early music featuring prominent Canadian artists to more than 20 communities throughout the province each summer. We celebrate our province's musical and cultural heritage, and our success would not have been possible without the ongoing support of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund."
Audiences throughout Nova Scotia will enjoy performances and other activities that celebrate the province's classical music heritage.
Musique Royale presents a summer festival and year-round performances of renaissance and baroque music in rural and urban communities in Nova Scotia. As a result of this funding, Musique Royale will organize concerts and community outreach activities that will promote the arts and boost tourism in the region. Soloists, vocal ensembles, and instrumental ensembles from across Canada, the United States, and Europe will take part in performances and other events.
Since 1985, Musique Royale has presented classical music in Nova Scotia and highlighted the musical influences of the French, English, Irish, and Scottish people who settled in the province. The organization offers programming in predominantly rural communities and enables interaction among artists and audiences.