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After another fabulous year of exciting music in France & Britain in 2018…. here is news of the programme for
the 15th annual international summer festival in the Var, France, will feature 18 exciting & diverse high-calibre concerts,
9 – 17 August 2019, including Handel’s SAUL, a major choral work
as well as jazz, solo, orchestral & chamber music, song & opera & the Summer String Academy in Provence,
15th International Festival
CONCERTS 9 – 17 August 2019
18 varied events – symphony concerts conducted by James Lowe and other orchestral works, chamber music, recitals, opera, choral, jazz, vocal, folk & a little nostalgic rock in beautiful warm surroundings in Provence, France
Festival BOX OFFICE OPEN ONLINE
for 2019 Concert tickets & passes
In 2018, it was Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons),
(sung with orchestra & soloists) & a cappella works by J S Bach & Schütz, directed by Graham Ross in the beautiful acoustic churches and chapels of the “villes perchées”‘ of the
Pays de Fayence, France
2019 choir enrolment: an invitation to singers
2019 festival choir applications & details, including Handel’s SAUL, Frank Martin Mass, motets from Tallis to Lauridsen, now online
2018 saw another group of talented young players join renowned players Levon Chilingirian (violin), Susie Mésàzaros (viola) & Jane Hyland (cello) with piano accompanist Philip Saudek at our Summer String Academy for Strings in Provence – with the chance to perform solo and ensemble pieces and to play alongside professional players in an orchestral concert. (The 2019 Academy is fully subscribed including several free places on our international bursaries).
Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent
15-17 November 2019
The 2019 Autumn Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent, GB, featuring a reprise of Handel’s SAUL and other music over 3 days (following the success of Handel’s Messiah & Robert Schumann’s Dicherliebe in November 2018) will be announced soon.
Autumn online Box Office opens September 2019.
(Choir booking information here)
Collecte de Fonds – Gala Dinner & Soirée musicale
5 August 2019
Tickets sold out quickly last year for our popular annual fund-raising evening and Festival launch event – with wine, dinner and music at the lovely Moulin de Camandoule, between Seillans and Fayence. So please book early to join us on Monday 5 August 2019 if you can!
In 2018, Musique Cordiale also reached out in the local community in the Var, offering opportunities for
Our first International Chorale for YOUNG SINGERS (aged 6 -14): FREE courses in Seillans, Draguignan & Saint Raphael culminated in a Final concert on the eve of the Festival. We will soon be inviting a new group of young singers to participate in this exciting initiative in 2019
2019 concert of Les Jeunes Choristes: 12 noon, Saturday 27 July 2019
Situated in the hills between Nice & Aix-en-Provence, Musique Cordiale in summer has become
one of the most significant music festivals in Europe: experienced professionals and stars, exciting young talent, wonderful music
For 2 or 3 weeks in late July & early August each year, over 125 musicians and singers pour into Seillans and the Pays de Fayence from all over the world to embark on two weeks of intense music making in beautiful medieval hill towns & villages in the Var, Provence, France
We are committed to presenting a brilliant festival in 2018 and look forward to welcoming you to Seillans & the Pays de Fayence in Provence! In the face of precarious subsidies and dramatic currency shifts, we are more dependent than ever on the help of our audiences and supporters.
To help us to keep offering a high-quality programme at affordable prices, please do consider supporting us,
for example, by becoming a Member, Friend or Donor of Musique Cordiale or by offering in-kind help as a volunteer or artist host.