The Sainte-Anne de Beaumont chapel, located in the Memramcook valley, will host its 16th Airs d’été de Beaumont (Summer performances). Every Monday, from July 4 to August 29, the chapel will present a variety of shows whether it’s jazz, classic, folk or rock and roll!
In addition to presenting live music enjoyable for all, the Sainte-Anne de Beaumont Chapel is a historic site that offers a majestic landscape on the edges of the Petitcodiac River.
On July 4, the duo Linda Smith & Lenny Bourgeois will start off the season with a 50s and 60s rock n roll repertoire. On July 11th, young fiddler Jeremi Dupuis will perform his best pieces accompanied by his uncle Bobby Dupuis, a singer. Érik Arsenault and Christien Belliveau, both members of the country/rockabilly Moncton band, The BackYard Devils will perform a more acoustic/folk set, on July 18. Line Rioux, a rock/blues vocalist, will sing her own compositions on July 25.
On August the 1st, the chapel will feature two Memramcook artists, fiddler and step dancer Adam LeBlanc as well as singer songwriter, Philippe Boudreau. Jazz/classic duo Encore, with Paul Dubé and Arthur Girouard, will perform on August 8th. There will be no shows on August 15th, but the Summer performances will be back on August 22nd with Eveline Boudreau and Christian Cormier, accompanied by vocalist Nicole Melanson. The season will end a double feature : country-blues singer Michel Pitre, and Father Emery Brien, a singer well known in the Memramcook area.
The Sainte-Anne de Beaumont chapel can accommodate up to 150 persons. Admission is $7 at the door. All shows start at 7:30 PM. The Chapel de Beaumont is located at the end of the Beaumond Road (route 925), which is accessible via route 106.
July 4: Linda Smith and Lenny Bourgeois
July 11: Jérémi Dupuis and Bobby Dupuis
July 18: Érik Arsenault and Christien Belliveau
July 25: Line Rioux
August 1st: Adam LeBlanc / Philippe Boudreau
August 8: Duo Encore with Paul Dubé et Arthur Girouard
August 22: Eveline Boudreau, Nicole Melanson and Christian Cormier
August 29: Michel Pître / Emery Brien
Declared a historic site in 1990, the Beaumont chapel was built at the request of the inhabitants of the Mikmaq Community in 1839. The chapel was also a place of worship for the Acadians living in the area.