Lunenburg 150

Our little town – which predates Confederation by 114 years – celebrates the nation's
big 150th birthday with three days of world-class arts and culture presented in historic venues

Supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 150 Forward Fund



Primary Partners:



The Program:

Friday, June 30, 2017 – 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Art of Music
Children and youth are invited to join artist/educators Harold Pearse and Virginia Stephen in a hands-on workshop exploring the relationship between visual art and music. Participants will be encouraged to draw and paint inspired by live performance by the Iris Ensemble. The Iris Ensemble will be in residence, providing inspiration through their music and providing subject matter for figure drawing and instruments. The workshop will be at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance. The resulting work will be exhibited over the weekend at LAMP.


Friday, June 30, 2017 – 6:00pm
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Opening of temporary exhibition of Chris Huntington's NS folk art collection inspired by the Lunenburg County oxen tradition. (exhibition displayed until July 9, 2017)


Friday, June 30, 2017 – 7:30pm
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Boxwood's Celtic Harp Celebration with Alys Howe, Cheryl Reid O'Hagan, Ellen Gibling and Lydia Maksym


Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 2:00pm
Presbyterian church hall

Free concert at the historic Presbyterian church hall coinciding with the unveiling of new works by Kirk Mechar.
Performed by the Iris Ensemble, a quartet comprised of musicians from across Canada, works by Ernest MacMillan, Jean Papineau Couture and a world premiere of a new work for string quartet by Antigonish composer Gavin Fraser, commissioned by LAMP.


Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 7:00pm
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

The Verona String Quartet, Robert Aitken, and Suzie LeBlanc (soprano) featuring works by Dinuk Wijeratne and world premiering new work by Robert Aitken for string quartet, flute and soprano as well as Dvořák quintet with Walter Delahunt. Lamp commission. $40/ticket.


Sunday, July 2, 2017 – 4:00pm
St. John's Anglican Church

A Musique Royale Production of the Celtic Mass by Scott Macmillan (Halifax). Admission charge.