International summer festival in the Var
Seillans & the Pays de Fayence, Provence, France
CONCERTS: 30 July – 10 August 2024
including Baroque delights, chamber & orchestral music and a little jazz, and featuring Verdi’s opera La Traviata & with the Verdi Requiem as the closing Choral concert
It proved to be a fabulous festival in Provence again this summer; and soon it will begin all over again. Join us again in 2024 for our 20th year!
Musique Cordiale is an annual summer festival, bringing together music, excitement and fun. Each year we invite a mix of established musicians with selected up-and-coming young talent from all over Europe to sing and play for our festival audiences, who include local and other French music-lovers as well an equally international – and loyal – group of people of all ages drawn to the area for Musique Cordiale. Members of the orchestra and choir form a variety of ensembles and, together with soloists, rehearse ready to share top-quality performances of classical music (and a little jazz) in an inviting Provencal ambiance that combines the food, wine, warmth and smells of summer in Provence with a programme of wonderful sights and sounds. Intimate up-close chamber music and instrumental recitals in charming medieval chapels are interspersed between orchestral masterpieces and resounding choral oratorios in larger churches, town squares, vineyards and an amphitheatre.
- And for those who love to SING: why not JOIN THE 2024 FESTIVAL CHOIR? Information for potential singers is HERE NOW: if you are an experienced and/or good singer, do come and sing the Verdi Requiem with the Musique Cordiale Festival Choir under the baton of Graham Ross this summer, with orchestra and some great soloists in a lovely venue for summer music-making!?
Check out the exciting details about our choir concerts and rehearsals in Provence in the hills of the Pays de Fayence and by the Mediterranean in Menton. Please consider joining us to sing in a delightful ambience and some special venues this summer!
Making exquisite music together in a convivial atmosphere – share the performance!
2024 is our 20th annual Festival !
- A variety of lunch-time & evening events
- Memorable Concerts in and around the medieval ‘villages perchés’ of the beautiful Pays de Fayence
(and a ‘Musique-Cordiale fringe’ series in other towns and vineyards nearby)
- The online summer Festival Box Office reopens HERE at Easter!
The Programme & Box Office for our
Autumn 2023 series of 3 CONCERTS
Faversham, Kent, GB was OPEN HERE
Programme & Tickets
The 2023 Summer Festival Programme appears HERE and the 2024 summer programme will be here SOON!
BOX OFFICE OPENING Easter 2024
20th Musique Cordiale International Festival
Pays de Fayence, France, 30 July – 10 August 2024
HERE you will find details of the repertoire & prices of tickets for
Summer Evening Concerts. (These are the ones that you need tickets for: no tickets are required for the FREE lunch-time concerts throughout the Pays de Fayence).
Musical director: Graham Ross
Musique-Cordiale Festival Orchestra & Choir
– with a great line-up of soloists + a jazz ensemble
Artistic director: Pippa Pawlik, Creative director: Aidan Coburn
Creative team: Ruth Harrison , Sophie Haynes, Rebecca Taylor, Sean Law
Other recent & upcoming events
Our supporters love our special FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENTS
This year, on the first evening of the festival, we are inviting you to another of our popular CONVIVIAL FUNDRAISING EVENINGS OF MUSIC, FOOD & WINE:
La 2024 SOIRÉE ANNUELLE DE COLLECTE DE FONDS MUSIQUE, GASTRONOMIE ET VIN
au Vignoble Domaine Val d’Iris, Seillans
Tuesday 20 July 2024, 7PM – mardi 20 juillet, 19h
on prior reservation only- sur réservation préalable uniquement
We have generally tried to contain the prices of tickets for our evening concerts (lunchtime concert remain FREE) but this event is designed to raise funds to help cover the considerable costs (and annual losses) incurred in running the festival: so its prices are more elevated (with reductions only for ‘Friends of the Festival’. Please consider becoming a Friend before you book!)
Details here soon…
Thank you to our English audiences who joined us for our
Autumn concerts in Kent, 9-12 November 2023
3 Autumn CONCERTS in England
Musique- Cordiale in Kent
10 – 12 November 2023
A reprise of some of the choral highlights from the summer Festival 2023 will be performed among 3 concerts this autumn in Faversham, Kent, GB. Our big thanks to our patient Kent audiences, who were so loyal to us during the pandemic period when Musique-Cordiale had to abandon Provence and could go no further than Kent!
7PM, Saturday 11 November,
Church of Mary of Charity, Faversham, ME13 8GZ
CHORAL CONCERT: Handel & Mozart Oratorios
Musique-Cordiale Festival Choir & Orchestra
conductor Graham Ross
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 2
MOZART Laudate Dominum from Solemn Vespers
HANDEL Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
MOZART Coronation Mass
Lucy Farrimond soprano, James Hall counter-tenor, Charlotte King alto,
Aidan Coburn tenor, Johnny Herford baritone
7PM, Friday 10 November, Assembly Rooms, Faversham, ME13 8PG:
Concert & presentation
The COUNTER-TENOR & OTHER VOICES
Handel, Senestino, Farinelli & friends: opera for the nobility
James Hall, counter-tenor (with String quartet)
Recital: A HISTORY of ENGLISH SONG THROUGHOUT THE AGES
Lucy Farrimond, soprano & Aidan Coburn, tenor
Rebecca Taylor, piano
11AM, Sun 12 November,
The Assembly Rooms,
Faversham, ME13 8PG
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.
Pour nous aider à continuer d’offrir un programme de haute qualité à des prix abordables, pensez à nous soutenir, par exemple en devenant membre, ami ou donateur de Musique Cordiale ou en offrant une aide en nature en tant que bénévole ou artiste hôte.