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  • Musique Cordiale 2013
    a big evening concert with choir, orchestra & soloists
After another fabulous year of exciting music in France ….

the 15th annual international summer festival in the Var, France, which featured 17 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, ENDED on 17 AUGUST with a rousing final refrain!
We hope to see musicians, singers and our lovely enthusiastic audiences again for the autumn weekend in Britain and for another summer of music in 2020 (Brexit and other unpredictables permitting!)

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
NOTE: CONCERT, “SAUL”, 15 August relocated to SEILLANS

2019 festival: outline programme here now. More details coming soon! 
Festival BOX OFFICE now closed ONLINE. Booking now closed 
for 2019 summer Festival Concert tickets & passes 

Choir rehearse the Creation, Montauroux

Festival Choir
9 – 18 August 2019

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 closed

 Orchestra Academy

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 Autumn weekend in Kent
15-17 November 2019

The 2019 Autumn Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent, GB, featuring a performance of Handel’s MESSIAH and other choral music over 3 days in NEWNHAM & FAVERSHAM  (following the success of Handel’s Messiah & Robert Schumann’s Dicherliebe in November 2018)  initial details available here now
Autumn online  Box Office opens 1 September 2019.
(Choir booking information here: choir 14-17 November incl)

Festival curtain-raiser- 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!

Reservations for 2019 now closed – See details here.

Premier stage 2018

In 2018, Musique Cordiale also reached out in the local community in the Var, offering opportunities for

Les Jeunes Choristes de Musique Cordiale

In 2019, we again invited YOUNG SINGERS (aged 6 -14): to join our FREE courses. for local children learning to experience multi-part singing in four different languages


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

Pays de Fayence Festival Sponsor
Seillans Festival
Pays de Fayence Festival Sponsor
Handstand Festival Sponsor
Super U Festival Sponsor
Morris-Venables Charitable Foundation

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.

Here is NEWS on Facebook about some of our summer events, including the 2019 International Festival programme (9-17 August) and our…

Posted by Musique-Cordiale International Festival & Academy on Monday, 1 April 2019

2019 Flyer: please go to the BOX OFFICE or PROGRAMME pages to book tickets.NOTE: CONCERT, “SAUL”, 15 August relocated to SEILLANS