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Message from the Artistic Directors

Tim Steeves and Nancy DahnThe Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival celebrated its milestone 15th anniversary last year with its most successful, enthusiastically attended, and far reaching season yet.  As we look ahead to our next fifteen seasons, our goal is to bring you ever greater festivals year after year.  So it is with excitement and pride that we share the wonderful line-up planned for 2016!

Since 2001, our goal has been to offer two weeks of inspired, powerful, and diverse concerts alongside free-of-charge open rehearsals, masterclasses, lunchtime performances and children’s concerts. In addition to our highly respected Young Artist Program for emerging string players and pianists, we’ll present another Young Composers Program under the mentorship of award-winning composer Andrew Staniland. We’ll venture downtown to the Kirk for our Lunchtime Recitals, and to the Rocket Room on Water Street for some fabulous late-night music.  Our Pre-concert and Coffee Chats were quite a hit last year, and this year we’ll continue to offer more entertaining and illuminating talks about some of the music on our evening series.  Or if hearing chamber music in the most intimate settings surrounded by stunning scenery is for you, then join us for our concerts in Port Rexton, Admiral’s Cove, and Brigus.

 Of course the core of the festival each season is its outstanding evening concert series and this year is no exception. Canada’s top chamber ensemble the Gryphon Trio, the world renowned Shanghai Quartet, dancer Evelyn Hart, soprano Suzie LeBlanc, and concertmaster of Violons du Roy Pascale Giguère are just some of the amazing talent being featured this August 6th-21st.  With many events on offer in both historic St. John’s, Newfoundland and around the bay, we know that this is a festival you won’t want to miss!

-Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors

Upcoming Events


Thursday, August 4

Prelude Concert with Michael Lee

12:30pm, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Young artist program alumnus performs works by Haydn, Chopin, and Ravel. Admission: By donation.

The 2016 Tuckamore Festival

August 6-21, 2016

Our 16th season will run from Saturday, August 6 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. We're planning a fantastic season full of concerts, masterclasses, open rehearsals, concert chats and more. Stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, August 6

Tuckamore Travels presents – Riches Brought

2:00pm, The Old Church in Admiral's Cove, Cape Broyle
The inimitable Evelyn Hart - former principal dancer of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet - and award-winning Duo Concertante present music inspired by other words and new lands. The centrepiece of the program is Vincent Ho's Maples in the Stream, a tour de force of movement and narration in which Evelyn Hart depicts a tortured journey from China to a new home in Canada. The venue for the Tuckamore Festival in Admiral's Cove is a restored wooden chapel dramatically overlooking the entrance to Cape Broyle Bay. It is a delightful building perfectly suited for chamber music with its intimate dimensions and extraordinary acoustics. Directions from St. John's: Take Route 10 South to Cape Broyle. Shortly after passing the town limit, look for the sign for Admiral's Cove (just before the Home Hardware). Turn left. The church is 3 Km on your left. Admission $30/$20 Tickets are available for purchase in advance by calling us or at The Old Church in Admiral’s Cove
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