Programme for the 2020 Season

Saturday 19th September – 6:30pm at LE PERTHUS Salle des Fêtes
La Cobla Mil.lenària de Perpignan which supports the dissemination, transmission but also the evolution of Catalan culture by interpreting classic and contemporary sardanas .

Sunday 20th September  – 5pm at REYNÈS Chapelle St Paul
Félicien Brut on the accordion in a duo with Renaud Guy-Rousseau on the clarinet

Friday 25th September – 5pm at VIVÈS Salle Communale
Humorous cappella quartet  “Les Pieces Jointes” present a program entitled “The Tower of Angels Quartet”. From Beethoven to ABBA, they challenge the traditions of theatre and song, with unexpected interpretations of thier material, from funky to classical, from humorus to full-on parody.

Sunday 27th September – 5pm at L’ALBERE Eglise St Jean
The Trio Desmée – a voice, a cello, a piano. Delphine and Shani Mégret joined forces with Émilie Carcy to form the Trio Desmée in 2019.   Tonight they offer us their own arrangements of various pieces from romantic to contemporary, including Schubert, Franck, Debussy, Berlioz and André Previn.

Saturday 3rd October – 5pm at TAILLET Eglise St Valentin
Trio flûte, alto et harpe  – This combination of instruments, probably first used by Claude Debussy in his famous sonata in 1915, inspired many composers throughout the 20th century up to current composers. This trio therefore invites us to discover this repertoire through a daring and innovative program which highlights little-known pieces illustrating the evolution of instrumental writing until today. Combining traditional sounds and contemporary modes of play, these musicians take us on a journey through time and space with influences of world music from Japan to South America through the blues. A concert to discover !!

Sunday 4th October – 5pm LES CLUSES Eglise St Nazaire
Wind Quintet “Notus” – Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon and Cor Anglais. 

Sunday 11th October – 5pm at ST JEAN PLA DE CORTS Salle Polyvalente
Brass Band de ToulouseLet yourself be carried away on a journey with American music accents through great composers such as Georges Gershwin, with his famous Rhapsody in blue for piano, Leonard Bernstein and his great work West Side Story from New York in the 20s, but also Chuk Mangione and Goff Richards.

Sunday 18th October – 5pm at LE BOULOU Eglise Sta Marie
Stabat Mater de G.B.Pergolèse & Salve Regina de D. Scarlatti with Sabine Riva (soprano), Barbara Peroneille (mezzo), Emilie Benterfa (basso continuo) and an ensemble of violin, viola and two cellos.
“Formule Pergolese” – For each ticket bought for this concert, get a reduction of €6 (members) or €7 (non-members) on each similar ticket bought for the Pergolese Concert La serva padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress) “ on 11th December.  Just add tickets for both concerts to your basket in the same transaction, and the discount will be applied automatically.

Sunday 1st November – 5pm at MAUREILLAS Foyer Municipal
The Human Voice” by Poulenc based on the play of the same name by Jean Cocteau with Alice Gontero (mezzo) and “Dr. Miracle” an operetta by Bizet based on Sheridan’s play Saint Patrick’s Day  with Sabine Riva and Delphine Mégret (sopranos), Jean-Michel Balester (baritone) and ?? (tenor)

Sunday 8th November – 5pm at CÉRET Eglise St Pierre
“Messa di Gloria” & “Motet a San Paolino” de G. Puccini with Jean-Michel Balester (baritone) and Pascal Marin (tenor)

Other Concerts

Friday 11th December – 2.30pm – CÉRET Salle de l’Union
La serva padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress) a 1733 opera buffa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736) to a libretto by Gennaro Federico, after the play by Jacopo Angello Nelli. The opera is only 45 minutes long.
An educational performance for the children from primary schools from Céret and the surrounding area.

Friday 11th December – 8pm – CÉRET Salle de l’Union
A selection of opera solos and duos  followed by La serva padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress)  by G.B. Pergolese. Shani Mégret (soprano) and Jean-Michel Balester (baritone)
“Formule Pergolese” – For each ticket bought for the Stabat Mater de G.B.Pergolèse & Salve Regina de D. Scarlatti concert on 18th October, get a reduction of €6 (members) or €7 (non-members) on each similar ticket bought for this concert .  Just add tickets for both concerts to your basket in the same transaction, and the discount will be applied automatically.

Tuesday 22nd December – 5.30pm at CÉRET Eglise St Pierre
Our traditional Christmas Concert with the choir “l’Accent Lyrique“.