11th Musique Cordiale International Festival: 1-15 August 2015

One of Europe’s most exciting and charming summer festivals of classical music and opera, set in warm medieval hill towns of Provence.

1-15 August 2015 (Academy 30 July – 8 August 2015)

MC Festival logo 2015 It’s time to BOOK TICKETS

Join us for 2 amazing weeks of quality music and conviviality in a relaxing setting!


Explore the programme for the 2015 summer festival

With a delightful and diverse programme, featuring more than 25 high-calibre concerts to celebrate our 10th anniversary, the 2015 International Festival and Academy has something exciting for everyone  – with orchestral concerts conducted by James Lowe, the opera TOSCA, directed By John Savournin and conducted by Mark Austin and an exciting choral programme…. and much else..

Sing in the choir

The choir and accompanying orchestra, again directed by Graham Ross, director of Music, Clare College Cambridge will perform Haydn’s Creation + an exciting a capella programme. You can still register, choose accommodation options and pay on-line or download & send in your booking form (deadline 31 May)!


Musique et Vin

Musique et Vin

(and here is Michael White’s “Telegraph” review of the closing stages of the 2014 festival and in “Opera Now” about opera at Musique Cordiale last summer: just wait for our ‘Tosca’ in Seillans and Fayence in 2015!).

International Festival Programme 2015

Festival Programme


MC 2015 prov progHaydn’s Creation (Graham Ross, conductor, Andrew Staples, tenor, Lydia Brotherton, soprano, Adam Green, baritone), baroque gems, Chamber music, jazz, opera (Tosca this year), vocal masterpieces, world music or major orchestral works (conducted by James Lowe), small ensembles and recitals. Whether you are a performer, a student, a volunteer or a concert-goer, you will enjoy another superb Musique Cordiale festival! Read more.

OPERA: Tosca de Puccini

8 août, Place du Valat, Seillans & 12 août Théâtre de Verdure, Fayence (répétition générale ouvert, 6 août, Seillans): 

  • Tosca – Laura Parfitt
  • Cavaradossi – Leonel Pinheiro
  • Scarpia – Adam Green
  • Spoletta – Robert Gardiner
  • Angelotti/Jailor – Martin Lamb
  • Sacristan/Sciarrone – Andrew Mayor
  • Regisseur: John Savournin
  • Direction de l’orchestre: Mark Austin

Tickets & Passes

Information about how to book concert and opera tickets for the 2015 International Festival  is available here.

Members, Friends & Patrons

Friends receive discounts on tickets if purchased online. Look too at our prices for season-passes for ‘Patrons’ – good value for frequent concert-goers – and they are transferable! Read more….

With a big increase in ticket sales year-on-year, the on-line box office opened before Easter this year and tickets for popular events are selling fast..

There are many ways to buy or reserve tickets: The best way is to buy online (no fee) but you can also book locally, on the phone, by mail or at the door. Read more…

Artists from all over Europe

2014 08 11_2135Another year with top-notch performers! Musicians of every kind, singers, orchestras, ensembles, soloists work hard to meet the highest standards of music and performance.

Leading professional players from Europe’s great orchestras and ensembles perform alongside young talented solists, singers and musicians from all over the continent.

The orchestral quality is hard to surpass. There is a big choir of experienced singers who rehearse and perform major choral and a capella works.

Both collaborate with star young conductors and creative upcoming opera directors. Musicians from all over Europe share in a great experience that challenges them, adds to their experience and develops their prowess – and all in the lovely warm Ambience of the South of France in summer. Read more…

Funds & Musical Fund-raisers

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Fundraiser gala tombola gagnants, 2014

Help us by buying tickets for our Festival Benefit Musical Soirée and dinner on 8 July (La Magnanerie, Seillans, France) 2015: Read more..


Join Festival Friends or the Festival Volunteer Programme

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Being a Friend of Musique Cordiale is belonging and sharing, contributing actively to the promotion of the Festival and bringing direct support to its different activities. Festival Friends benefit from activities all year round PLUS priority booking and discounts on tickets for International Festival concerts: !

Members, Friends & Donors Our Volunteers are our Management, including all members of our Council and of our year-round artistic and management teams which run the festival. Joining our Volunteer Programme allows you to participate, to contribute your energies and skills – and to gain experience and prowess.

Emerging European Talent

Musique Cordiale Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime concert talent

Musique Cordiale provides opportunities for young musicians and singers, ranging from those already in or aspiring to join major orchestras and ensembles and those beginning solo careers to talented students needing tuition and experience. Both benefit from working with leading more experienced professional players and educators – and bring the buzz of novelty and enthusiastic performance to demanding but appreciative  international audiences.

The Musique Cordiale Academy 2015 

_MG_6966_2The 8-day Academy offers an enhanced programme for young players of orchestral instruments for mid to advanced students usually aged between 15 and 21 (30 July – 8 August in 2015!) Contact us early; enroll by 31 May 2015. Find out more…


The Musique Cordiale International Festival & Academy takes place each summer in Seillans and the Pays de Fayence and neighbouring towns and villages in the Var in SE France, (one hour from Nice airport by car). 2015 will be the 11th year and will feature over 20 concerts including major choral and orchestral works, chamber ensembles, recitals, opera and a little jazz. Evening concerts attract audiences of 250 and more. Lunchtime concerts take place in small acoustic venues for up to 100 people and offer free entry. The Academy is based in and round the old Provencal village perché of Seillans.MC2014 Valat opera panorama
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