Sainte-Mère Festival, August 2017

Our member Piers Killeen has organised another stunning festival at his château.

Sainte-Mère Festival  2017
 Booking is now open – for fabulous chamber music with some of
the finest young string players in Europe:
Saturday 19  Aug  18h00     Sainte-Mère ~ In the Château
Participation 32 €
Haydn    The Emperor Quartet   Op.76 No.3
Maconchy      Quartet  No.3
Dvorak     The American Quartet   No.12 Op.96
Concert in the Château with apéros in the gardens
Sunday  20 Aug  19h00     Sainte-Mère ~ In the Château                Participation 60 €
Dvorak     Quartet   No.8 Op.80
Britten     Quartet  No.2
Schubert   The Rosamunde Quartet   Op.29 No.1
Concert in the Château with champagne dinner in the gardens

Tuesday 22 Aug   18h00    Sainte-Mère  ~ In the church                    Participation 20 €

Mozart     The First Prussian Quartet   K575
Dvorak      Quartet  No.5 Op.9
Beethoven   Quartet  No.10 Op.74  The Harp

 With Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Emma Parker, violins, Rosalind Ventris, viola, Nathaniel Boyd, cello, of The Albion Quartet
 Booking is simple:  Just send a cheque made payable to  Sainte-Mère Festival  to:
Château de Sainte-Mère, 32700 Sainte-Mère, with a note of the tickets you would like(and an s.a.e. if you would like them mailed to you).   For lots more information see: 



Our Musical AGM

Thanks to Brian and Liz Berks for their organisation, we were able once again to make the AGM an event worth attending.

At the Priory of Mesnil St. Martin at Montaut de Villeréal (47), members and guests were able to enjoy a fine catered lunch and then hear a Chopin concert by the owner of the Priory and concert pianist and teacher, Emmanuel Laloë-Ferrer.

The maestro

This was followed by the lighter touch of Stanley Hanks with songs about London and from his native Costa Rica.

Stanley Hanks

After the show was over...