Members, Friends & Donors

Become a Member, Friend or supporter in 2020


Please consider becoming a member, Friend of the Festival (see below) or sponsoring an event or musician
– or making a donation to Musique Cordiale!
We welcome donations of any amount at any time.

  • Click the blue button to donate to the non-profit Loi de 1901 association in France, (any amount, card & PayPal):

DONATE NOW – one time, annually or monthly options

  • OR click the red button to donate to The Musique-Cordiale Trust, Registered English Charity, number 1167732
    (any amount, cards, PayPal, direct debit or CAF account)
  • OR you can also just send your donation or make a pledge – in Euros or GB pounds – direct
    (online banking, CHAPS or by cheque,  saving card and transaction fees: our address & account details are HERE)
THANK YOU! If you are a French tax-payer, please ask for a certificat du don. to offset part of your donation against tax. If you are a UK tax-payer, please also complete a GiftAid declaration. 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. Please contact us or go to for information and to support The Musique-Cordiale Trust. If you are a tax-payer in other European countries, please contact us for details of possible tax deductibilities.

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

Admirable Aspirations – a 15-year record of valuable achievement in Pan-European musical and cultural exchange & education – a Labour of Love – Modest Means 

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If you value Musique Cordlale 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. Even after 15 years, it cannot continue without your support. The French association which runs the festival & The Musique-Cordiale Trust, the British charity which supports it, need you for this campaign. Between us, we must hit a £50,000 annual target for EXTRA FUNDS before next summer – and preferably earlier to give us the resources to plan ahead – and make savings – for 2020. Thank you to those who have already helped by donating, pledging or raising money or by arranging events and inviting your friends to help. WHY NOT BECOME A FRIEND or DONOR? Or SPONSOR an event or musician?
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 and valued by its participants and audiences, both locally and from all over Europe, Musique Cordiale NEEDS TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INCOME from ticket sales, subscriptions, some hard-won local funding in the face of shrinking public budgets and the generosity of a few private donors ad trusts. It is an enormous struggle to cover the costs of bringing over 100 musicians and singers from across the continent to the Pays de Fayence and accommodating and sustaining them – as well as working them hard to achieve great music together. Please SUPPORT US: details HERE
MEMBER INDIVIDUAL (of the French association)++ Annual £25
FRIEND INDIVIDUAL* Annual £150 Monthly by direct debit £15
Joint FRIENDS / COUPLE* Annual £275 Monthly £25
SILVER DONOR* Annual £550 Monthly £50
GOLD DONOR* Annual £1,000+ Monthly £100+
Give any amount whenever suits you what you can afford you choose how often
gift-aid-logo*Unless you are already a member, your contribution as a Friend is split between a payment for membership of the French association (€30/£25 per person) and a donation. ++All membership payments will be automatically transferred to the French association. GiftAid / tax-deductibility cannot be claimed on the membership element. We welcome and value our donors however small a contribution you can afford. Thank you!
Note: If you set up a recurring direct debit (from your card, PayPal or bank) before 31 December 2016, we held the cost of becoming a member or Friend for you through 2018. The above rates apply to all new members & Friends and to all renewals from 1 October 2019. You can join at any time of year; subscriptions apply for a year from the date they were initiated.  (Season passes and concert tickets for the Festival are available when the box office opens in April).
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 (in 2019, it was again at the lovely Moulin de Camandoule between Fayence and Seillans 2020 and 2021 dates to be announced – please follow THIS LINK to book your tickets (there is a discount for Friends of the Festival!)

Benefits include:

  • 10% online discount on most concert tickets – max 2 tickets per member per concert
  • Annual reports
  • Regular e-newsletter and email updates
  • Opportunity to buy recordings of selected Musique Cordiale concerts
  • Opportunity to attend dinners with musicians and singers*
  • Invitation to the Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunity to be elected to the Council and the ‘Bureau’

Includes membership of the French association++ and all the member benefits plus:

    • Priority booking (two weeks before general booking opens)
    • Recognition in the Festival programme and on the Musique Cordiale website
    • Invitation & reduced price for each Friend (1 ticket per Friend, 2 tickets per Joint Friend) to our annual Fundraising Gala Soirée
    • Reduced price for each Friend (1 ticket per Friend, 2 tickets per Joint Friend) for concert at Domaine Val d’Iris (+ vin et buffet léger)
    • Invitation to our Supporters’ reception post-festival
    • Invitations to other events throughout the year in France & in the UK*

OR – Join us OR DONATE  & pay in GB pounds

Includes membership of the French association and all the Friend benefits plus special recognition in our programme and websites.

Silver and Gold Circle Donors constitute our special group of supporters who help secure the future of the festival by committing to a major donation or regular giving. Donors are invited to contribute to the general funds needed to run the festival (a big year-round task) or may choose to make a specific donation, for example to sponsor a particular concert, an Academy tutor or a seat within the orchestra, to cover the hire of a grand piano or to offer a bursary for an Academy student, ensuring that we can invite the most promising young musicians regardless of their financial situation. Specific donations must fit the charitable goals of the Trust or association; we would be delighted to discuss your ideas with you.

(++Gift Aid and tax deductibility do not apply to the membership element of a Donor or Friend subscription)

OR – Join us or donate  & pay in GB pounds

One of the most expensive parts of the festival is accommodating over 100 musicians in and around Seillans. We are immensely grateful to those supporters who offer to host musicians at no cost and are pleased to be able to offer them festival passes or tickets in recognition of their generosity.

If you are interested in offering accommodation for one or both weeks of the 2020 or 2021 festivals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and send us an email.

Join us or donate  & pay in euros OR – Join us or donate & pay in GB pounds

Or send us an email or complete the application form and pay via online banking / bank transfer using the details below:

In GB pounds £:
Recipient: The Musique-Cordiale Trust., Norfolk Cottage, Newnham, ME9 0LL, GB
Recipient Bank: CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Bank
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00029785
Reference: Your full name
In euros €
Recipient: Musique Cordiale (l’association), 217 ch. des Moulins, 83440 Seillans, France
Recipient bank: HSBC France, Fayence
IBAN: FR76 3005 6002 4802 4800 0709 222
Reference: Your full name

To pay Musique Cordiale
for full account and payment information in GB pounds or Euros, please click HERE

Privacy: Musique Cordiale respects your confidentiality and guards your personal information. We never retain details of your bank debit or credit cards after we have received payments from our members, donors, customers or supporters. We do not sell your name, email, address or phone details. Only Musique Cordiale has access to this information to communicate with you and we share it only with our agents and then only for the purposes of contacting our supporters, customers, donors, staff or suppliers on our behalf.

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