Early Music Festival 2019

SJAC is thrilled to once again play host to the Saint John Early Music Festival, coming May 17-19, 2019, with the theme this year of ‘Venice and Rome’. Tickets are available now at SJAC’s front desk – check out the impressive lineup for this year’s festival:


Friday, May 17,  7 pm – St. Mark’s and St. Peter’s

Collegium Musicum (period instruments) Sari Tsuji & Katherine Moller, baroque violin; Johnathan Addleman, harpsichord

Trios and sonatas by Roman and Venetian Masters: Corelli, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Legrenzi, Valentini, Caldara, Stradella & Vivaldi. 

Sonata a tre Op.2 No.6 ‘La Raspona’………………………………Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690)
Sonata a tre Op.1 No.6………………………………………………..Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Sonata da camera Op.2 No.3……………………………………… …Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
Sonata da camera Op.1 No.12 ‘Follia’…………………………………Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sinfonia a tre No.2…………………………………………………Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682)
Violin Sonata Op.5 No.9……………………………………………….Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)”Sonata a tre op.5 No.12 ‘Pastorale’……………………………….Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753)

Tickets: $25 Adults / $20 Seniors / $10 Students. Catered by Mahogany Manor.


Saturday, May 18, 2 pm – Toccate, Partite e Sonate

Tim Blackmore, harpsichord 

Virtuoso works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Bernardo Pasquini, Baldassare Galuppi & Giovanni Battista Pescetti. 

Toccata Prima………………………………………………………Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Aria detto Balletto………………………………………………………………….Girolamo Frescobaldi
Partite Diverse di Follia………………………………………………Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710)
Suite in B Flat………………………………………………………………………….Bernardo Pasquini
Sonata No.6…………………………………………………..Giovanni Battista Pescetti (1704-1766)
Sonata No.7…………………………………………………………..Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

Tickets: $10. Refreshments.


Saturday, May 18,  7 pm –  Under the Influence  

Ensemble 18c. (period  instruments) Tim Blackmore, recorder; KatherineMoller, baroque violin; Robert Lewis, baroque bassoon; Michael Molloy, harpsichord 

Sonatas & trios by Handel, Telemann, Boismortier, Locatelli and others which show the major influence the works of Arcangelo Corelli had on his contemporaries.

Trio Sonata HWV 405…………………………………………..George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata Op.6 No.1……………………………………. …Johann Christian Schickhardt (1682-1762)
Trio Sonata Op.28 No.3………………………………. ..Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
Sonate corellisante TWV 42:E3………………………………Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio Sonata Op.5 No.1…………………………………………………….Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
Recorder Sonata in G Minor………………………………………Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Trio Sonata No.5……………………………………………………….William McGibbon (1690-1756)

Tickets: $25 Adults / $20 Seniors / $10 Students. Catered by Mahogany Manor.


Sunday, May 19, 2 pm – Concertos for One and for All   

Carleton Chamber Players (modern instruments) with Christie Goodwin (oboe) & Tim Blackmore (recorder)

Oboe & recorder concertos by Marcello and Vivaldi and Concerti Grossi for strings by Corelli, Geminiani & Alessandro Scarlatti.

Sonata a quattro…………………………………………………….Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Oboe Concerto in C Minor………………………………………….Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1……………………………………………Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Recorder Concerto RV 442……………………………………………….Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto Grosso Op.5 No.12 ‘La Follia’ (after Corelli)………..Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

Tickets: $25 Adults / $20 Seniors / $10 Students. Refreshments.