• 14th Musique Cordiale International Festival : 28 July – 11 August 2018

After another fabulous year of high calibre music in France & Britain in 2017…. stand by for news of the COMING YEAR, the 14th annual international summer festival in the Var, France: over 20 great & diverse high calibre concerts, 28 July to 11 August 2018, including Haydn’s choral work, Die Jahreszeiten (THE SEASONS), jazz, solo, orchestral & chamber music, song & opera & the Summer String Academy in Provence, 26 July – 4 August

String Academy
26 July – 4 August 2018

Applications are now invited from another group of talented young players to join renowned players Levon Chilingirian (violin), Susie Mésàzaros (viola) & Jane Hyland (cello) with piano accompanist Philip Saudek. Students gain coaching and experience playing alone, in ensembles and next to a professional in a symphony concert – with the possibility of bursaries (one reserved for a student from the local PACA region in SE France) – for promising young violinists, viola-players or cellists – and occasional double-bass players (aged 15 +)

Choir rehearse the Creation, Montauroux

Festival Choir

Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten
The Seasons)

(sung with orchestra & soloists) & a cappella works by
J S Bach & Schütz
directed by Graham Ross,
Pays de Fayence,
3 – 12 August 2018

In 2018, Musique Cordiale is also reaching out in the local community in the Var: there are to be opportunities for

Les Choristes Jeunes de Musique Cordiale

our first International Chorale for YOUNG SINGERS (aged 6 and upwards): 4 FREE courses In Seillans, Draguignan & Saint Raphael in April, May, June & July, culminating in a Final concert on the afternoon of 28 July – on the eve of the Festival.

The Programme of over 20 varied
Summer Festival Concerts 2018

– orchestral, chamber music, recitals, opera, choral,
+ jazz, vocal ,folk & a little nostalgic rock –

in beautiful warm surroundings in the
14th International Musique Cordiale Festival
in the Pays de Fayence
, France
(concerts: 28 July-11 August)
the Autumn Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent, GB
including Handel’s Messiah
16-18 November 2018

Festival concert programme available mid-March 2018.
Tickets & passes available online
from 1 April (Easter) 2018

Early booking for Friends of the Festival from 25 March

Meanwhile, reservations are OPEN to join us at our popular 2018
annual fund-raising evening (Collecte de Fonds) – with wine, dinner and music
at the lovely Moulin de Camandoule
, between Seillans and Fayence on 24 July at 7PM. Do join us if you can!

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.