Sat, Feb

Musique Royale “Cookie Concert”: Foxfire

Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lunenburg School of the ArtsFoxfire poster

$5.00 at the door (4 years and under free!)

Foxfire is the glowing branches in the forest, a bio-luminescence so rare and magical. Fitting is the name for this eclectic trio.  Coco Harris, Mary Knickle and Miranda Lever soulfully bring you a wide range of songs, velvet rich harmonies, accompanied by a myriad of instruments. 

About Mary Knickle

Mary Knickle was brought up in a small fishing town on stories and songs. She studied music at Acadia University including four years of counterpoint. After graduating she studied acting, singing and dancing at the Banff School of Fine Arts and then in New York City for two years at the American Musical Dramatic Academy.  She performed in Operas, Musicals, and plays in professional venues for over 30 years. When she discovered her songwriting ability she formed her own Celtic band and played Folk Festivals and concert venues over 15 years releasing 3 albums of original music, the second recorded by CBC.  She has received honours and was a semi-finalist in two prestigious song-writing contests out of the UK. Her last album Weave received national recognition. 

Mary discovered her passion to write larger works and combined all of her theatre, music and writing skills to develop these dramatic compositions.  Hailed as a “talented composer” by Opera Canada Magazine, her opera Morgan le Fay received a rave review.  Miryam, a musical drama for voices and string quartet, uses Sephardic influences and her Seafarers’ Requiem for SATB Chorus and soloists received high acclaim and national recognition on CBC radio. She participated in the Lunenburg Academy Music Performance 10 day intensive composition academy working with Dinuk Wijeratne and Robert Aitken and presented her piece written for small ensemble and voice to a poem from Sue Goyette’s poetry collection “Ocean”. Her large choral piece on the Halifax Explosion debuted on the 100th anniversary in December 2017. Mary is currently commissioned by the Confederation Centre of the arts to write a new musical based on Wendy Lil’s play and Sheldon Currie’s novel: The Glace Bay Miners Museum.  Mary is an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre.

Cookie Concerts are hour long presentations incorporating music with other artistic creativity, for the whole family to enjoy! Come out the first Saturday of each month from October-June, always 2 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.

Musique Royale is a prolific, province-wide presenter of music in Nova Scotia. Since its founding in 1985, this non-for-profit has brought world class music to venues of  architectural and historic significance across the province.  Presenting Symphony Orchestras and Chorus’ in beautiful churches to salon-style events, and children-friendly shows encompassing jazz, world, classical, and more.  Whatever your appetite for music is, Musique Royale has something for everyone!

Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Lunenburg School of the Arts, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, the Craig Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Board, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.