Sat, Mar
7

Musique Royale presents Scott Macmillan, John Cuming and John Chiasson

March-7-2015-2

The next Musique Royale ‘cookie concert’ at the Lunenburg School of the Arts features three well known Nova Scotia musicians – Scott Macmillan: acoustic and electric guitars and banjo; John Cuming: trumpet and flugal horn; and John Chiasson: bass and vocals. The event will take place at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street (corner Montague and Prince), on Saturday, March 7 at 2 pm. Admission to the performance is $5 at the door (free for toddlers). Admission also includes a time to socialize with artists and friends as you enjoy the unique atmosphere in one of Lunenburg’s newest artistic spaces…. and a freshly baked cookie! Advance reservations can also be made by calling the Musique Royale Box Office at 902-634-9994.

Cookie concerts – combining originality, fun and engaging musical and artistic presentations – are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Our three guest musicians will draw upon Dixie Land favourites along with Celtic tunes on the banjo, some jazz standards on the trumpet and John Chiasson has a vast list of vocal tunes to add to the entertainment. Scott, John and John have collaborated in many kinds of settings and enjoy making music together. They plan to share that experience with the audience on March 7 – a delight for all ages.

Let us know you’re coming by joining the Facebook event.

About the musicians:
Scott Macmillan was recently awarded Nova Scotia’s most prestigious Arts Prize, The Portia White Prize at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards which celebrates Nova Scotia’s Artistic community. This award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to artistic growth, community engagement and life time achievement. Former bassist for the Rankin Family Band, and now a jazz vocalist, John Chiasson draws on styles including latin, swing, and blues. John Cuming has performed with a long list of musicians including Ray Charles, Dion Warwick, The Spinners, Victor Borge, Chantal Kreviazuk, Rosemary Clooney, Ernie Watts, Kenny Wheeler, and many Maritime artists.

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.

Acknowledgements:
Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, Peggy Corkum – major season benefactor, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.

Information:
Artistic & Managing Director
Barbara Butler | (902) 624-0506 | barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Box Office & General Enquiries:
Ruth McConnell | (902) 634-9994 | musiqueroyale1985@gmail.com