What’s new in 2023
AGM – 1st April 2023 – Salle de l’Union, CERET
Programme for 2023
Several restaurants have kindly agreed to offer a 5% discount off the total bill throughout the Festival on presentation of a ticket for one of our concerts.
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Restaurant 5% discount
Céret Music Museum
Get free entry, on presentation of your concert ticket throughout the Festival during the opening hours of the Museum
MEM Le Boulou
Get reduced entry to the Maison de l’eau et de La Méditeranée in Le Boulou, on presentation of your concert ticket throughout the Festival during the opening hours of the Museum.
Programme for the 2023 Season
We are in the process of defining the season for 2023. As soon as it is available to book, the details will be published here.
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If on the day of a concert, you find that online booking is closed, then tickets will be on sale on the door only. To reserve tickets for payment on collection please telephone / send a SMS to 06 31 14 77 14
Sunday 18th September – 5pm at LES CLUSES Église Saint Nazaire
“A Beautiful Journey with Violins” : This evening, the violins are in the spotlight, thanks to a program dedicated to the duo… The repertoire for two violins is abundant and the colors of the timbres of the two instruments are intense. On the program tonight are pieces and sonatas by Télémann, Ysaÿe, Mendelsohn or even Prokoviev, Bartok… So many musical riches for “Le beau voyage des violons” in the countries of these great composers.
Friday 23rd September – 8pm at LE PERTHUS Salle Communale
DUO I FRANGINI – Two brothers, “Franco-Italo-Tégaronnais”, two musicians unite their passion for world music, lyrical music and opera, jazz and the country of their grandparents. One plays the accordion and sings, the other the baritone and soprano sax and both, light, grave, lyrical and always passionate, tell the story of Italian melody, popular, partisan, lyrical.
Saturday 1st October – 5pm at TAILLET – Église Saint-Valentin
« Quatuor Lucia » – Claire SALA – flute, Thomas GAUTIER – violon, Martine FLAISSIER – harp, Yannick CALLIER – cello perform music from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Sunday 2nd October – 5pm at VIVÈS Salle Polyvalente
The New Lyric Boys Band – DiaboLyriques! Live the music, take the classic route to skilfully turn away from it. Four nationalities reunited again! (French, Italian, Russian, English). The opera whispers in the ear of jazz when variety and pop share a musical bundle tied with humour! Lyrical talent and laughter come together, imaginative madness erases the limits of the stage.
So… Put on your shoes, leave your smartphone behind, the trip will be hilarious and different from your usual postcards!
Saturday 8th October – 8pm at CÉRET – Église St Pierre
« Stabat Mater » de ROSSINI – It was given for the first time in Paris in 1842. The enthusiasm is indescribable and G. Rossini was escorted home to the cheers of the public. The same thing happens under his window following this premiere!
This work is distinguished from the secular works of G. Rossini by its romanticism and its too secular musical sensitivity, too sensual, too entertaining for a religious subject.
With L’Accent Lyrique Vocal Ensemble & the Allégré’Thau Choir
Sunday 9th October – 5pm at L’ALBÈRE – Église St. Jean
DUO SOSTENUTO – Between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the fruitful exchanges between French and Spanish artists were at the centre of the revival of Spanish music and the affirmation of the nationalist movement. The flute is the symbol of French elegance and the guitar, the emblem of Spain which unite to illuminate this period.
Saturday 15th October – 8pm at LE BOULOU Eglise Sainte-Marie
FAURÉ : REQUIEM – LES DJINNS – CANTICLE OF JEAN RACINE
Fauré’s Requiem has charmed generations. Berlioz sought the universal in the gigantic; Mozart and Verdi treated the text theatrically. But with Fauré a feeling of peace emerges.
Les Djinns is one of the most famous poems of French author Victor Hugo, published in 1829 in his collection Les Orientales and is here set to music by Fauré.
Canticle of Jean Racine – the nineteen-year-old composer set the text in 1864–65 for a composition competition at the École Niedermeyer de Paris, and it won him the first prize.
Sunday 16th October – 5pm at REYNÈS – Chapelle Saint-Paul
BRASS QUINTET AERÏS – From Bach to Cosma – Here are 5 friends from Toulouse from Aérïs who offer you a journey through centuries of music and different styles.
Come and discover the depth of the sound of the Tuba, the fragility of the slide of the Trombone, the delicacy and sensuality of the Horn, the virtuosity of the pistons of the Trumpet and the Flugelhorn, and the brilliance of the Picolo Trumpet.
Psalm XXIV by Lili BOULANGER and the Triumphal scene with choir and trumpets by Aïda by VERDI. With the “L’Accent Lyrique” Choir and Gabriel Harrison – Tenor
Sunday 23rd October – 5pm at MAUREILLAS Foyer Municipal
“Opera Discovery ” – Familiar friends and new faces perform for us under the direction of Christian Papis. [See French listing for full cast]
Airs : Bellini – Bizet – Offenbach – Donizetti – Mozart
Duos : Bizet – Verdi – Léo Delibes
Ensemble : Carmen Suite – Final des Noces de Figaro – Non ti Scordare di me – Libiano la Traviata.
Sunday 6th November – 5:30pm at ST JEAN PLA DE CORTS Salle Polyvalente
“The Little Magic Flute” – This work invites young and old to discover Mozart’s famous opera in a poetic, playful and educational version, through a joyful show full of surprises. Between comical appearances and wonderful tunes that take place in a frantic story, singers and musicians join forces to take us alongside Prince Tamino.
Produced and directed by Christian Papis. [See French listing for full list of performers]
Other 2022 Concerts
Thursday 22nd December – 6pm at CÉRET Mas Nogarède
Please note the changed date and location.
Our traditional Christmas Concert – programme still being worked on……