The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is an annual celebration of music from the 1600s to 1800s, performed on period instruments. Founded in 1975 by harpsichordist Mathieu Duguay, the festival has a stellar reputation in New Brunswick, in Canada and abroad, and is a firm favourite among classical music enthusiasts. The annual series of concerts in late July is a cultural event not to be missed in Acadia. Most of the concerts take place in churches and other venues on Lamèque Island, including the picturesque and acoustically excellent Sainte-Cécile church in Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île.
Over the years, the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival has become one of Canada’s most popular festivals thanks to its unique programming and impeccable reproduction of centuries-old performance practices. Festival musicians play chamber music or perform as a full orchestra, using period instruments or faithful replicas and accompanied by renowned choirs and soloists.
UNI is proud to contribute to the success of this festival celebrating Baroque music on the islands of Lamèque and Miscou.