The Association ‘Musiques et Voix en Pays Catalans’ is currently finalising the programme for the popular Autumn Music Festival in the 10 communes of the Vallespir.

The brochure will be available in mid July.

You can already see on this site indications of which musicians will be taking part in this year’s 11 concerts.

The programme also includes an educational afternoon concert for children who attend the schools in the Vallespir, featuring vibraphone and marimba, plus a masterclass for wind instruments, followed by an evening concert by students from the Conservatoire of Montserrat Caballé in Perpignan.

Automne Musical en Vallespir 2019

Superb concerts by professional musicians,

from September 21st to November 17th

in the 10 communes that make up the

Communauté de Commune du Vallespir.

Organised by

Musiques et Voix en Pays Catalans

Saturday 21st September, 20h, Le Perthus, Chapelle du Fort Bellegarde. Boccherini’s Sabat Mater and Vivaldi’s Motet. Directed by Christian Papis, with soprano Sabine Riva and a string quartet.

Sunday 22nd September, 17h, Taillet, Eglise St. Valentin.

Duo Canopée (harp and flute), with a musical voyage from Bach to Piazzolla.

Friday 27th September, 20h, Vivés, Eglise St Michel. Music from the opera, with Stéphanie Fontanarosa on piano and soprano Sabine Riva.

Patrice Fontanarosa – violinist and Patron of “Automme Musical en Vallespir”.

Sunday 29th September, 17h, Les Cluses Hautes, Eglise St Nazaire. Duo Cord’Eole (Fanny Mayne on flute & Nicolas Faure on cello) play Viennese melodies by Mozart, Kreisler and Kraft.

Sunday 6th October, 17h, St Jean Pla de Corts, Salle Polyvalente. A major classical concert starring Thomas Leleu on tuba, Magali Albertini on piano and Adelaide Ferrière on vibraphone.

Sunday 13th October, 17h, Le Boulou, Salle Les Echards.  Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in a version using 2 pianos (Emilie Benterfa & Aurore Couteau), The Percussionists of Barcelona, 100 singers including soloists: Sabine Riva, soprano; Emmanuel Roubet, tenor; Jean-Michel Ballester, baritone; under the direction of Christian Papis.


Saturday 19th October, 17h, Reynes, Chapelle St Paul. Montréal Piano Duo (Irina Krasnyanskaya & Jean-Fabien Schneider).  Two pianos for two pianists.

Sunday 20th October, 17h, L’Albere, Eglise St Jean. The Trio Via Domitia with: Melody Giot, cello; Pascal Goze, guitar; Jacques Lesburgueres, flute.

Sunday 3rd November, 17h, Céret, Salle de l’Union. Christian Papis presents: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, with the Choir ‘l’Accent Lyrique’ and 11 soloists, including in the principle roles – Laurent Arcaro, Lauranne Oliva, Sabine Riva, Lucile Rentz & Philippe Brocard, accompanied by Emilie Benterfa on piano.

Saturday 17h November, 17h,  Maureillas, Foyer Communal. Closing concert of the Festival presents “An Evening at the Opera” arranged by Christian Papis and presenting 3 soloists and 25 musicians from the Conservatoire in Perpignan.

Plus: 2 concerts “Off”


Friday 4th October, St Jean pla de Corts, Salle Polyvalente. 14h30

For the primary school children of the Communauté de Communes du Vallespir, an educational and entertaining concert introducing the vibraphone and marimba.


Saturday 5th October 20h, St Jean pla de Corts, Salle Polyvalente.“Tuba en Fête” with the tuba players of the Conservatoire in Perpignan, after their Masterclass with Thomas Leleu, on tuba.

Places: 15 and 17 Euros or 12 Euros for members of Musiques et Voix en Pays Catalans and free for those under 15


Reservations: Tel: 06 99 88 90 43 or

and  then pay on the door

  For the full programme visit:







During the Festival visit the galleries in Céret taking part in the

‘Carrefour des Arts’,and don’t miss the brilliantly presented exhibits in the Céret Musée de Music, plus exhibitions in the Médiathèques .