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2023 BOX OFFICE OPENS 1 May
With an emerging new team, we can now announce the
2023 RE-LAUNCH of the
MUSIQUE-CORDIALE International FESTIVAL & ACADEMY
in the Pays de Fayence, France,
summer 2023, our 19th year
Keep the dates:
10-day FESTIVAL of Classical, choral & orchestral music
Lunch-time & evening CONCERTS: 3 – 12 AUGUST 2023
Artistic director: Graham Ross
Programme details HERE soon! Box Office opens 1 May 2023
(Meanwhile we are also planning a 2023 Autumn treat
with a trio of Musique-Cordiale in Kent concerts in Faversham & Newnham, Kent, GB)
2023 Festival CHOIR
Summer Festival Choir enrolment is now closed (Information HERE)
Choir enrolment applications remained open until early March
+ Annual fund-raiser dinner / Soirée Musicale, end July 2023
An exciting Summer Festival of Classical Music & Jazz plus a late-Autumn mini-series of Concerts
Kent, England & Provence, France 2005-2023… & beyond
MUSIQUE CORDIALE…is known for its international summer festival of classical, choral. orchestral, chamber music
– including opera and a little jazz.
Musique-Cordiale has taken place each year* since 2005 in the Pays de Fayence in the Var, in the hills of Provence, France and is based in Seillans in the Var, where rehearsals take place and where we accommodate and provide meals (and wine) to musicians and singers and a team of volunteers and paid staff who run the festival. It has usually featured 2 weeks of evening and lunchtime concerts in early August and has also offered a String Academy for talented young players and has sometimes also included a singing week for local children. Most of its musicians are professionals who play in major European orchestras or ensembles as well as talented young players (and a few who have recently retired). Its choir consists of experienced amateur singers who are drawn from renowned choirs all over Europe. Soloists are drawn from all over the world; we specialise in introducing young singers and players whose talents we help to promote and encourage before they become well-known.
Musique Cordiale has also organised concerts and music weeks in Britain since 2005, usually in the autumn.
Our singers and players value the experience of performing to audiences in both countries.
(Musique-Cordiale in Kent takes place in Faversham, Newnham & Doddington in the Kentish Downs,
including outdoor concerts in the beautiful Doddington Place Gardens).
Musique Cordiale is a French association (L’association Musique Cordiale), whose new young team is all set to manage the 2023 festival as it returns to its home in Provence, France this summer.
It is also an English charity, The Musique-Cordiale Trust, which organizes events in Britain and supports the International Festival and Academy. (* except 2022 & 2021 when it has relocated to England because of Covid-19)
Looking forward to Musique-Cordiale 2023:
provisional 2023 Festival Programme information is HERE !
2023: preparing for our 19th year… FINALLY (though still with an anxious eye to pandemic and Brexit developments and the preservation of PEACE in Europe), we envisage that it will be possible to revive the
International Musique Cordiale Festival and Academy in the Pays de Fayence, France again this year under rejuvenated management). But we will not desert our audiences and supporters in Kent! But please be patient this year!
For a look back at recent festivals: see: images & music. Enjoy a flavour of Musique-Cordiale with some of the recent past recordings and images HERE
2023 programme & ticket information will be available from 1 May
Musique-Cordiale Autumn weekends in Kent
3 CONCERTS: October – December, annually
We envisage that a reprise of the choral work from the summer Festival 2023 will be performed among 3 concerts in Autumn 2023 in Newnham & Faversham, Kent. Details will be here
Autumn online Box Office currently closed (autumn choir information here)
Gala Dinner & Soirée musicale
Late July 2023
Tickets sold out quickly in 2019 for our last popular annual fund-raising evening and Festival launch event – with wine, dinner and music in the Pays de Fayence.
So please watch this space and book early to join us for our revived festival launch event in July 2023 if you can!
Details of events in 2023 will appear here in Spring 2023.
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, beautiful ambience, wonderful music…
For 2 or 3 weeks in early August each year, over 100 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 each year 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.