What is a Viol?


Viol Events in New Brunswick

Early Music Fredericton
Early Music Fredericton is an organization which brings live performances of classical, renaissance and baroque music to the audiences of New Brunswick. It sponsors a series of early music concerts, as well as the Fredericton Baroque Music Festival (held in June).

Early Music Studio of Saint John
The Early Music Studio of Saint John is a new venture providing local musicians - both amateur and professional - with educational and performance programs about the music of the 16th to 18th centuries, the period of the first exploration and settlement of our region from the first voyage of Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the arrival of the Loyalists in 1783. The Early Music Studio seeks through its performances to offer the community the opportunity to experience the “soundtrack” of our early history. The adventurous spirit and energy of the early explorers and settlers is reflected in this lively, colourful music, as the composers of the time charted new realms of musical expression to create works which still have the power to entertain and move us today..

Lameque Baroque Festival
The Lameque Baroque Festival is unique in Canada for its dedication to music from the period 1600-1760, presenting outstanding performances on period instruments (or replicas.) Its programs include vocal and instrumental selections, featuring choral works, chamber music and solo pieces. The Lameque International Baroque Music Festival grew from the seed of a harpsichord recital in 1971. By 1975 it was firmly rooted, staging its first concert in July 1976. Founded by harpsichordist Mathieu Duguay, it has attracted thousands of music lovers to the picturesque island, delighting them with early music performed in the exceptional acoustics of the colourful Sainte-Cécile church in Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île.