Government of Canada provides funding for Musique Royale festival and
LUNENBURG, NS, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has
provided $44,000 in funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to help Musique Royale present a summer festival and year-round
performances of world-class Renaissance, Baroque, and traditional music
in communities across Nova Scotia.
Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy today announced this funding for
Musique Royale, A Treasury of Music from our Historic Past, on behalf
of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
Funding is over two fiscal years: $22,000 in 2014-15 and $22,000 in
Musique Royale will present more than 30 concerts and about 30
community-development and outreach activities annually. Approximately
20 early-music specialists from five Canadian provinces and abroad are
expected to participate.
Since 1985, Musique Royale has offered musical performances in settings
of historic and cultural significance in communities throughout Nova
St. John's Anglican Church, in the heart of old town Lunenburg (a UNESCO
World Heritage site), is the primary venue for Musique Royale events.
The summer festival and year-round programming feature local, national
and international artists specializing in early and traditional music.
The group's summer festival typically runs for 20 days between June and
"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural groups like Musique
Royale that contribute to the quality of life and economy of Canadian
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"By supporting Musique Royale and its musical presentations, our
Government helps provide a special cultural experience to people who
live in or visit communities in Nova Scotia."
- Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)
"Musique Royale is deeply indebted to the Department of Canadian
Heritage for helping us to bring established artists from across the
country to Nova Scotia for the benefit of citizens and visitors. Our
province is filled with beautiful historic settings and, every year,
with the assistance of dedicated volunteers, Musique Royale visits over
25 communities from the fishing shores of Yarmouth County to the
highlands of Cape Breton."
- Barbara Butler, Artistic and Administrative Director.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages