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In addition to the daily tours and demonstrations, a series of Special Events are held throughout the year. Generally, special admission fees will apply.
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Musique Royale Concert & Dinner

We are excited to bring soprano Suzanne Rigden to Memory Lane for our 4th Musique Royale Concert and Dinner to Memory Lane.

Suzanne Rigden, originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia grew up singing folk songs on the hearth of the family fireplace. Little did she know that it would turn into her profession and lifelong passion. Currently residing in Montreal, Suzanne has traveled to many different countries to perform including China, Estonia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Israel, France, Germany, England, and from coast to coast in Canada and the United States. 
She completed a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance at Memorial University and a Masters in Opera Performance at University of British Columbia. After this she was invited perform as a young artist with the Montreal Opera from 2009-2011. Since then Suzanne has spent two summers in San Francisco with the prestigious Merola Opera Center at San Francisco Opera singing lead roles, as well as making her mark on the international stage with her “remarkable gift for stratospheric coloratura” and witty "comic genius." She recently shone in the roles of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Victoria and Queen of the Night in La Flûte enchantée with Festiva lOpéra de Ste-Eustache. The critics were unanimous in praising her magical performance. "Suzanne Rigden, pert and personable as the worldly flirt Zerbinetta, has a gleaming, cleanly articulate coloratura sound, and she nails her huge, dazzlingly virtuosic recitative and aria, which ranges up to high E."

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Musique Royale, now in its 29th season, is cross-province festival that brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance in communities throughout Nova Scotia.

The Clam Harbour United Church provides an unforgettable venue for the Musique Royale concerts. This simple church (seating is limited to 90) built in 1891 features superb acoustics in an intimate setting. However we do recommend that you bring a cushion for the "puritan pews".

We will have great overnight packages available, check our gift shop closer to the date for details and to order tickets.

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Date: Saturday September 6th, 2014
Location: Clam Harbour United Church at Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $52 preferential seating includes "Inspired by Music" Heritage Dinner, some concert only tickets available at $25/ticket
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM

For more information call: 845-1937 or 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Menu, inspired by the Catalan, Basque, German and Nova Scotian Elements in Suzanne's Performance:

Catalan Brandada with French Bread, Olives and Tomatoes
(a spread made from garlic, salt cod and potatoes)

Cream of Turnip and Summer Squash Soup

Piperade (Basque Chicken) with Rice

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Ice Cream

(Please alert us to any allergies you may have.)

Heritage Harvest Dinner

Experience the harvest of the Fall season with this unique and delicious dinner prepared by guest cheff, Holly Gould.
Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the dinner.
In support of the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society.
Cash bar opens at 5:30.



Date: Saturday October 18th, 2014
Location: The Cookhouse, Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $27 per person
Cash Bar Opens 5:30 PM, Dinner Served 6:00 PM

For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Kale artichoke bread bowl with pita chips
Butternut squash ginger soup
Apple and herb stuffed pork tenderloin, served with baked garlic mashed potatoes and harvest roasted vegetables
Ginger Ice Cream
Pear Tart
Pumpkin Mousse

Candlelight Concert with “Musical Friends”

The “Musical Friends” choir perform their annual candlelight concert. Seating is limited.

Date: Saturday November 15th, 2014
Location: The Memory Lane Church
Fee: Good will donation welcome
5:00 - 6:00 PM (doors will not open until 4:45 PM)

For more information call: (902) 845-1937 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner

Based on popular demand we will be hosting two authentic 1940s Christmas dinners served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse.  No turkey! Both dinners are preceded by a concert at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church. Musical Friends on Saturday and Steeple Chasers on Sunday. Reserve your ticket by August 30th to avoid disappointment. Call to reserve tickets, or send an email. Or, you can purchase your ticketsat our online gift shop. No refunds available.



Date: Saturday November 15th - Sunday November 16th, 2014
Location: The Cookhouse, Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $25.00 per person
6:00 PM Dinner Begins

For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


2014 Menu:

*Roasted “Best Bird in the Yard”
With Summer Savory Dressing and Gravy
“All the Vegetables from the Garden”
Clam Harbour Cranberry Sauce
Memory Lane Pickles, Plum Bread

Plum Pudding with Rum Sauce
Selection of Tarts and Cookies
* best bird this year is chicken

Candlelight Concert with Steeple Chasers Choir

Candlelight Concert at Memory Lane Heritage Village featuring the Steeple Chasers Choir from the Parish of Ship Harbour.

An uplifting performance of seasonal songs to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Free admission.

Date: Sunday November 16th, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Church
Fee: Free Admission
5:00 PM

For more information call: 1 877 287 0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)