Based in the province of New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada, the La Tour Baroque Duo brings together outstanding early music performers Tim Blackmore (harpsichord & recorders) and Michel Cardin (baroque lute & theorbo) to present inspired programs of 17th and 18th century music on period instruments. The Duo derives its name from Charles St-Étienne de La Tour, Lieutenant-General of the French colony of Acadie in the 17th century.


Formed in 2009, the La Tour Baroque Duo has performed throughout eastern Canada, Québec, Ontario and the far north as well as in France and in the USA, receiving accolades such as "exquisitely played" and "spellbinding" from critics and audiences alike. Their first three CDs Les caractères de la danse (2011), The Last Time I Came O'er the Moor (2012) and Music at the Time of Louisbourg (2013) have been broadcast throughout Canada and in the USA and were all nominated for an East Coast Music Award. The Duo has presented programs at the Fredericton Baroque Music Festival, the Sackville Early Music Festival, the Northwest Territories International Lute Festival, the Lamèque International Festival of Baroque Music, the Saint John Early Music Festival and in major centres in Canada and abroad such as Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Paris, London and New York. In 2013 the Duo's activities included a three-week residency at the Fortress of Louisbourg as part of Louisbourg's 300th anniversary. In 2015 the Duo will release its fourth album Something Choice and Excellent, which will feature works by JS and WF Bach, Telemann, Weiss, JG Graun, JA Hasse and Pezold. The La Tour Baroque Duo has become known for its engaging and relaxed style of presentation in both English and French.



Oct 25, 2015  2:00 pm.  CD Launch Concert  presented by Wilmot United Church and the Saint John Early Music Festival. Wilmot United Church, 473 King Street, Fredericton. Freewill Donation to support music at Wilmot. 

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Nov 1, 2015    2:00 pm. CD Launch Event presented by the Saint John Early Music Festival. Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza. Admission: Free admission. Refreshments.

Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  506-634-8442


Nov 8, 2015    2:00  pm. CD Launch Concert presented by the Capitol Theatre and the Saint John Early Music Festival. Capitol Theatre, 811 Main Street, Moncton. Free admission.

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