St Gauderic Music Festival 2011

St Gauderic Music Festival 2011

We are delighted to report on the success of the St Gauderic Music Festival 2011.  There was a choir of over 50 members, an excellent orchestra, some highly talented soloists and conductors, and a wide range of beautiful music. Nigel Speak was again our Musical Director, ably assisted by Jonathan Lilley as accompanist and organist.

This festival was bigger and better than the previous.  There were four concerts, each of a different character, between 26 – 29 August in different venues in and around Mirepoix; a feast of classical music of interest to local residents and to visitors to the region.

Significant innovations this year:

  • In parallel with the long established choral strand to the festival, the orchestra was organised for a 5-day course from 24-29 August.  The Orchestra featured in the Saturday concert (27th) at St Gauderic, as well as in the main concert in Mirepoix Cathedral on Sunday 28th.
  • We were especially delighted to promote a lunchtime organ recital in Mirepoix Cathedral on Monday 29th.  Jonathan gave a remarkable performance on the organ. We hope that this will be an ongoing feature.

Follow the links below to see the details of the concerts.

  • Soiree musicale, Eglise de St Jean Baptiste, Manses, Friday 26 August 2011, 21.00
  • Concert orchestrale, Eglise de St Gauderic, Saturday 27 August, 21.00
  • Concert chorale, Cathedrale de St Maurice, Mirepoix, Sunday 28 August 21.00
  • Concert d’orgue, Cathedrale de St Maurice, Mirepoix, Monday 29 August 12.00

You can find out more about  OUR PRINCIPAL MUSICIANS for the Festival here.