Support us!

 Please consider making a donation to Musique Cordiale, the non-profit Loi de 1901 association in France (any amount):
DONATE NOW – one time, annually or monthly options

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-payer, please click on the red “Donate” button below and also please complete a GiftAid declaration.

or DONATE – one-time, monthly or annually – to The Musique-Cordiale Trust, (Registered English Charity,  number 1167732 (any amount):

PLEASE SUPPORT our 2019-20 Essential & urgent fund-raising campaign!

Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/donation-thermometer/.50,000Raised 3,445 towards the 50,000 target.3,445Raised 3,445 towards the 50,000 target.7%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, launched on 12 September 2019. Between us, we must hit a £50,000 annual target before next summer. Thank you to those who have already helped by donating or raising money or by organising events and inviting their friends. WHY NOT ENLIST YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP YOU?

A huge amount of year-round, voluntary work is involved to organise the Festival. Most of this is done by a team of dedicated volunteers. Although supported by ticket sales, a limited amount of local funding in the face of shrinking public budgets and the generosity of a few private donors, it is nonetheless an enormous struggle to cover the costs.

PLEASE SUPPORT US! Do not rely on Musique Cordiale to continue to run its valued international festival and its academy for young musical talent – or its concerts and events in France and Britain. We cannot do so without your support. Please help us meet our £50,000 annual target

Our public funding (mainly from the Communauté de Communes du Pays de Fayence and the Département du Var) is much valued but never assured until the final months before each festival or even after. It covers less than 15% of our annual budget. Although our concerts are often sold out, we cannot cover all our costs through ticket sales alone. To be able to do so, we would have to scrap our popular lunchtime concerts and more than triple our evening ticket prices. We do not want to contemplate that – which is why we hope you will consider becoming others who value our events and courses as a Supporter of Musique Cordiale! We need to enlist all of you who enjoy our concerts, who sing in our choir or who have benefited from participation in our orchestra, our educational courses or our academy. WHY NOT ENLIST YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP YOU TO SUPPORT US?

Download the 2019 annual report of the association which runs the festival here
Download the 2019 annual report of The Musique-Cordiale Trust which helps to support the Festival and our concerts & events in the UK

We rely on the generosity of our members, Friends and donors to ensure the ongoing success of the Festival and Academy and for our new educational outreach programme with young people. Members benefit from a number of advantages including ticket discounts whilst Friends have priority booking and are invited to special events throughout the year in France and in the UK, making the joy and entente cordiale of Musique Cordiale last far beyond the 15 days of the festival! You will find all the details about joining above Any questions: please get in touch.

If you are available and would like to join us at our popular annual pre-festival Fund-raiser (Collecte de Fonds) and Soirée Musicale – with wine, dinner and music at the lovely Moulin de Camandoule (between Fayence and Seillans)  – 2019-20 dates to be announced– please follow THIS LINK to book your tickets (there is a discount for Friends of the Festival!)

French donors to l’association Musique Cordiale (FR), which runs the festival, can obtain a Certificat du Don to offset against tax. For our UK donors, we are now supported by The Musique-Cordiale Trust, an independent charity registered in England (no. 1167732), allowing British taxpayers to add Gift Aid  (25%) to their contributions as Donors or Friends (in GB pounds), meaning that we receive the donation and also reclaim the tax paid on the income that paid for it. The Trust will help us, for example, to award bursaries to young musicians applying to join the Academy, to invite exceptional teachers and conductors to lead the ensembles or to support a particular event or activity during the Festival, including its ‘outreach’ educational work with children in Provence. Please contact us or go to www.musique-cordiale.org for information and to support The Musique-Cordiale Trust.


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