Festival International et Académie

MUSIQUE CORDIALE International Festival & Academy

International summer festival in the Var

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Box Office 2024

Seillans & the Pays de Fayence, Provence, France

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 last 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 that thrills as the sun sets.

Making exquisite music together in a convivial atmosphere – share the performance!

Festival flyer 2024 (for details and to book go to the BOX OFFICE)

2024 is our 20th annual Festival !

An international festival of classical, choral & orchestral music

  • A variety of lunch-time & evening events
  • Memorable Concerts in and around the medieval towns, vineyards and ‘villages perchés’ of the beautiful Pays de Fayence

We held a special FREE launch event & concert in Seillans in April 2024
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the opening night of the 2024 festival: 30 July 2024
at the Domaine Val d’Iris, Seillans when hope you will enjoy an evening of wine, music and delicious food with us – but also to be generous and understanding on this unique and precious occasion – for which optional prices are higher than for our other events,  remembering that this is also a vital fundraising opportunity to help make possible the
festival and concerts which follow!

Programme & Tickets

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Book tickets online:
(details of some concerts are still subject to change)

20th annual
Musique Cordiale International Festival
Pays de Fayence, France
30 July – 10 August 2024

featuring lunch-time & evening concerts and a special focus on VERDI & VIVALDI this year, amomg a wide selection of classical, choral works… and a little sonorous Jazz!
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On our BOX OFFICE page, 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

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Other recent & upcoming events

Our supporters love our special FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENTS.  So, this year, we have invited you to:
  • a FREE concert & presentaion of the 2024 festival programme:
    5PM, 13 April 2024, Salle de Couvent, Seillans
  • on the first evening of the festival, we are inviting you to another of our popular CONVIVIAL FUNDRAISING EVENINGS OF MUSIC, FOOD & WINE:
    Tuesday 30 July 2024, 7PM  –  mardi 30 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!) Full details are HERE now! SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL in its 20th year! Book early for this popular event!
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
7PM, Saturday 11 November,
Church of Mary of Charity, Faversham, ME13 8GZ, GB
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
Handel, Senestino, Farinelli & friends: o
pera for the nobility
James Hall, counter-tenor (with String quartet)
Lucy Farrimond, soprano & Aidan Coburn, tenor
Rebecca Taylor, piano
11AM, Sun 12 November,
The Assembly Rooms,
Preston Street,
Faversham, ME13 8PG, UK

Support Us

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.

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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.

Pays de Fayence Festival Sponsor

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Seillans Festival

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Memorable music in a magnificent location among the hills and hilltop villages of
the Pays de Fayence, in the Var, Provence, France in summer

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