Festival 2020

September 25 to 26, 2020

16th Season

Festival Concerts

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L'Harmonie des saisons: Intimate Music for the King's Chamber


Friday Sept 25, 2019


Ensemble L'Harmonie des saisons is delighted to invite you to an evening of Intimate Music for the King's Chamber, featuring tenor Philippe Gagne, viola da gambist Melisande Corriveau and harpsichordist Eric Milnes.

In this program, magnificent suites and character pieces for the viola da gamba by Marin Marais are interwoven with touching courtly airs and songs from two other of the principal composers at the Court of Louis XIV, Michel Lambert and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Fascinatingly, Marais and Lambert were frequently asked to perform for the "King's Sleep",in his bed-chamber, among the highest of honors. 

On the occasion of  L'Harmone des saisons performance, the artists transport you to this world, offering a program full of finesse, where music stirs the imagination with titles and poetic atmospheres such as Badinage, Vos mepris chaque jour, Les Voix humaines, Tristes deserts.... Music truly fit for a King.


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TENET Vocal Artists: Heavenly Queens

Saturday, September 26, 2020


Heavenly Queens is a celebration of music by, for, and about early Italian women in music. We begin our program with sacred motets by renowned composer Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, a singer and Benedictine nun who spent her adult life cloistered in the convent of Santa Radegonda in Milan. Cozzolani was very prolific and her works display a wide variety of dazzling stylistic characteristics of the time. Our finale features a recently rediscovered work by Francesco Gasparini: Mass for Five Treble Voices. Thanks to a beautiful new edition published in 2019, this early 18th century gem is breaking onto the scene of modern performance, and it has not yet been recorded.


The 16th Season of the Sackville Festival of Early Music will be presented FREE of Charge.


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Educational Outreach Concerts

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L'Harmonie des saisons (in addition to their public concert) will present a virtual outreach concert featuring the same music and themes, but tailored to suit an audience of students grades 5-12.