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  • General information & tickets

    Les jeunes de l’equipe 2018, y compris Lena Rudloff (adminstrice 2018) et Jess Lyness ( l’administratrice du festival 2019)

  • Festival administrator: Jess Lyness (festival & concert organisation)
    +33 (0) 787 46 99 27
  • Artistic Director: Pippa Pawlik (Choir, Academy or Orchestra inquiries)
    +44 (0) 7976 301 443
  • Vice-president: Jacques Leforestier
  • Finance & administration: Jonathan Barker (festival treasurer & finance director)
    +44 (0) 797 1234 195

    Pippa Pawlik & Jonathan Barker, artistic and finance directors

  • Our administration team & contacting us – some changes: Musique-Cordiale is a small group of organizations with limited resources. It depends heavily not only on voluntary effort, ticket sales and subscriptions but also on limited public subsidies (covering about 13% of our costs) and generous donations that vary from time to time. So the jobs we can offer involve considerable responsibility, but it is difficult for us to provide competitive long-term employment and career opportunities. We have been fortunate to have the services of a series of short-term but capable and hard-working  (and pan-European) festival administrators and volunteers. For the moment, the festival is organized by the “old team”, and by the members of the board of directors (the Bureau); please contact Pippa Pawlik (Artistic Director) or Jonathan Barker (Treasurer) for all your questions about participation in the festival choir, orchestra or team of assistants – or regarding your travel, accommodation, expenses, music, concert tickets, schedules of repetition – or just about anything else! We hope to attract new people – or recruit – to provide vital energy and drive during the festival itself each year. (We are grateful to Mona Sautier, Hannah Stodart, Barbara Hooymeyer, Marlene Rudloff, Monica Herrera-Pavia and Jess Lyness for their amazing work in recent years).

The festival is organised by the Association Musique Cordiale (217 Chemin des Moulins, 83440 Seillans, France)

  • No: W831003950, registered, FR, loi de 1901
  • Siret: 493 460 745 00018
  • TVA non-applicable, article 293 B du CGI

Conseil d’Administration (Board of Directors)

Pippa Pawlik (Artistic Director & President)
Jacques Leforestier (Vice-president)
Jonathan Barker (Treasurer & Finance Director)
Alain Deïssard  (Secretary)
Nigel Cox
Madou Hillenius
Tessa Peskett

The executive committee (le Bureau) of the association consists of the 4 officers, namely the president, the vice-president, the treasurer and the secretary.

The management is supported by many other volunteers, supporters and helpers, who work hard throughout the year with the backing of the Ville de Seillans and the Communauté des Communes de Pays de Fayence.

The Musique-Cordiale Trust (England), registered charity number 1167732, website:, please contact: 
Jonathan Barker (Chairman)
Celia Bangham
David Christie
Chris Hoyle
David Lowe
Peter Phillips (treasurer)
James Swainson

The staff team that supports the festival and academy and the educational outreach programme, as well as Musique-Cordiale in Kent events, is employed by Musique-Cordiale Services Ltd. (company incorporated in England & Wales No 9570966, registered as a foreign employer in France, Siret: 837 812 577 00018), Newnham, Kent, ME9 OLL, GB,. Directors: Jonathan Barker & Philippa Pawlik

To pay Musique Cordiale

THANK YOU. We welcome donations of any amount at any time. If you are a French tax-payer, please ask for a certificat du don. If you are a UK tax-player, please click the RED ‘Donate button below and also complete a GiftAid declaration. <script>

  • or Donate – one-time, annually or monthly – to The Musique-Cordiale Trust (UK charity, any amount):

PLEASE SUPPORT our 2019-20 Essential & urgent fund-raising campaign! If you value Musique Coridlale for its unique international festival and its orchestral academy for young musical talent – or its choral & singing courses, concerts and events in France and Britain, we need your help to continue.
Even after 15 years, it cannot continue without your support. The French association & The Musique-Cordiale Trust need you for this campaign. Between us, we must hit a £50,000 annual target before next July. WHY NOT ENLIST YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP YOU?<script>

OR you can simply follow this link and pay whatever you like in whatever currency by PayPal:


Les Offices de Tourisme du Pays de Fayence

Le site officiel de l’office de tourisme du Pays de Fayence

  • OT de Bagnols-en-forêt : 04 94 40 64 68
  • OT de Fayence : 04 94 76 20 08
  • OT de Montauroux : 04 94 47 75 90
  • OT de Seillans : 04 94 76 85 91
  • Mairie de Tourrettes : 04 94 39 07 20
  • OT de Callian : 04 94 47 75 77
  • OT de Mons : 04 94 76 39 54
  • Mairie St Paul-en-Forêt : 04 94 39 08 80
  • OT de Tanneron : 04 93 60 60 71 73



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