• The coming year will see the 15th annual International Summer Festival in August, Pays de Fayence, Provence, France
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Online box office now closed for Handel’s MESSIAH in Faversham (£10 / £15), Saturday 17 November 7:30 PM. So… after another fabulous year of high calibre music in France & Britain in 2018…. news will follow soon about NEXT year,

the 15th annual international summer festival in the Var, France: over 20 great & diverse high calibre concerts, 3 – 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, Even before that, let us introduce the Jeunes Choristes de Musique Cordiale. But first, there has been the MUSIQUE CORDIALE autumn WEEKEND IN KENT, 16-18 November: Messiah + 2 Free concerts in Newnham & Doddington in the Kent Downs 

String 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 Academy for Strings in Provence – with the chance to perform solo and ensemble pieces and to play alonside professional players in an orchestral concert

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
(Invitation to singers: 2019 festival choir applications & details, including Handel’s SAUL, now online HERE)

15th International Festival

August 2019

Over 20 varied events – orchestral, chamber music, recitals, opera, choral, jazz, vocal, folk & a little nostalgic rock in beautiful warm surroundings in Provence, France

2019 festival announcements before the New Year!
Concert tickets & passes
(+ dinners for members) available online

Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent

The Autumn Musique-Cordiale weekend in Kent, GB, including Handel’s Messiah & Robert Schumann’s Dicherliebe
16-18 November 2018.
Autumn online  Box Office opens September 2019.
(Choir booking information here)

Collecte de Fonds – Gala Dinner & Soirée musicale

Tickets were SOLD OUT early at our popular 2018 annual fund-raising evening – with wine, dinner and music at the lovely Moulin de Camandoule, between Seillans and Fayence.
Do join us in early August 2019 if you can!
Book from April 2019

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 

Our first International Chorale for YOUNG SINGERS (aged 6 -14): 4 FREE courses in Seillans, Draguignan & Saint Raphael in April, May & June, culminating in a Final concert on the eve of the Festival.


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.