Festival International et Académie

Join the Festival Choir this summer: 4-11 August 2024

We are inviting good and/or experienced singers – from all over Europe and beyond –
to enrol NOW for the 2024 summer Festival Choir.
Let’s make music together!
Verdi Requiem for the choir and the orchestra…. and enjoy so much more (Verdi, opera, baroque gems, chamber music and many others in beautiful warm Provence, in beautiful chapels and medieval churches as well as en pleine aire …)
Conductor: Graham Ross, director of Music, Clare College, Cambridge

(English/GBP: Cliquez sur le bouton de langue Français ci-dessus pour voir la version en français)


20th Musique Cordiale International Festival & Academy
Seillans & the Pays de Fayence, Provence France

Join the choir for the summer Festival 2024: make music together in the warm ambience of the hills behind the Mediterranean with the sights and smells of Provence & the conviviality of a lively classical music festival set in vineyards , the churches, chapels and squares of medieval hill villages and an amphitheatre where you can enjoy superlative playing as the sun goes down.

Festival dates: 31 July – 10 August 2024

The ‘CHOIR WEEK, 4-10 August 2024‘ has been an integral part of the festival since its inception in 2005. For the choir-singers it features challenging rehearsals with a much-lauded conductor and accompanists culminating in concerts with the Musique Cordial Festival Orchestra – and, in-between, there’s the chance each day to enjoy great music from a cast of amazing players, singers – and a little opera too + delicious dinners together under the stars.
The Choir week starts for our choir-singers on Sunday 4 August 2024 and ends with the final choral & orchestral concert (with departure the following morning, Sunday 11 August)
  • First rehearsal: Monday 5 August
  • First performance: Friday 8 August, 6PM, in the lovely (air-conditioned) Anglican church beside the Mediterranean in Menton
  • Final Performance: Sat 10 August, 7PM, the much-loved medieval church in the perchée de Seillans (followed by final dinner)

Enrolment information can be found on the choir enrolment form
key points:

Schedule:
how to enrol and when to pay?

Interested in singing in the choir? Why not talk to us first if you are new to Musique-Cordiale? contact us

a week of rehearsals and singing, including 2 performances in concert with the orchestra and soloists
  • Annual membership still £30 (35€) each – required for anyone who sings or receives our accommodation or meals
  • Choir participation fee: £400 / 450€
    (no charge for accompanying friends or partners)
  • Comfortable nearby accommodation at various price levels – or book your own!
  • Free entry for choir singers to festival concerts during the ‘Choir Week’
  • a friendly, convivial atmosphere where singers and players often develop long-term friendships. Many new singers each year (from Britain, France, Switzerland, Germany and elsewhere) but also several who keep coming back!
  • Communal dinners (optional) – delicious affordable Evening Meals with wine, usually after concerts: 6 of 7 evenings (with one evening off):
    £200 / 240€ for all six 2-course dinners or £40 each if booked individually
  • Early Bird discounts (see enrolment form):
    Minus (£75 per booking for all fully-paid qualifying bookings received before 10 January 2024 – now lapsed)
    OR
    Minus £25 per booking for all fully-paid qualifying bookings received before 31 January 2024
  1. Pay Accommodation deposit (if required) NOW
    (ASAP, before or with enrolment if you expect to need accommodation: £250 or £500 per person, depending of level of accommodation required);
  2. Complete enrolment form online (individually or as a group: it will reveal the likely costs and choices as you go through it, page by page. You can also save it and complete it later as you go along;
  3. Submit the form – You have choices about what, when and how to pay. You can pay for all the items on the form immediately after submitting it – see the instructions below the form. OR you can pay some or most of it later. We will send you an invoice in any case;
  4. Enrolment deadline: Easter 2024 but book early for the best accommodation – and for any discounts!
  5. Payment dates: deposits and initial payments (e.g. membership) are due when you enrol or on receipt of invoice. Try to enrol by Easter if possible. Other items can be paid later (e.g. normally by Easter – end March 2024 – or pay any balance by the final payment deadline of 31 May 2024 or per invoice). We can discuss arrangements and a schedule (e.g. once we have allocated accommodation and you have agreed to something that suits you). You can cancel but there are some limits;
  6. See the enrolment form for all details, including terms & conditions that you and we agree to.
  7. Updates, details of schedules, dress codes etc will be posted on the choir pages as they become available

The enrolment form – with all details, prices, dates, venues, accommodation and meals arrangements is available if you click the button below.
Accommodation is scarce: book early! (You can change your mind later).

Book before Easter, pay just a deposit now! Final payment due (on invoice) by 31 May 2024.

Early bird discount for singers if you enrol before 10 January 2024


Please contact us. We invite new good/ experienced singers who are considering joining the choir to contact us before completing an enrolment form!

Jonathan, Pippa & the MUSIQUE-CORDIALE TEAM

jo******@mu**************.com / pi***@mu**************.com

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