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GOING AHEAD!  Upper Voices Choral Course with Ghislaine Morgan, 19th to 25th May, 2019.

TWO Acoustic Guitar Workshops

Will McNicol’s course will run from 10th to 14th April 2019.  THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL.  Tristan Seume will lead his course from 21st to 24th August 2019 and some places are still available.
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Summer Choral Week
There will be no Langlais Festival choral week in 2019.

 

Festival in print
The Langlais Festival has been featured in Cathedral Music magazine, a publication of the Friends of Cathedral Music (fcm.org.uk).
Click here to read the article.

 

 


 


 

3 Rue du Moulin

Come and make music in beautiful Brittany, 18 miles due south of the Mont St Michel, in the birthplace of Jean Langlais (1907 – 1991).

Brenda Dean has lived in La Fontenelle since 2003. Just after she bought her house there in 2002, she discovered the commemorative plaque on a little house behind the church where Jean Langlais was born. Recognising him as one of the most important French organists and composers of the 20th century, she began organising festivals in his honour. There have now been fourteen annual festivals and 3 Rue du Moulin, la Fontenelle has become a centre for choral and guitar courses.

The 15th Langlais Festival is being planned for 2019, and there will be two guitar courses – in April with Will McNicol and in August with Tristan Seume.  In addition, Ghislaine Morgan will be running her Upper Voices Choral Course from 19th to 25th May.  More details about the Langlais Festival will shortly be available at  www.jeanlanglais.eu

The Venue

3 Rue du Moulin started life as a nobleman’s house in the 17th century. It provides ideal facilities in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, for course organisers, whether it be for groups of up to 40 people or small ensembles. The house has a large rehearsal room and break-out rooms such as the salon and the summer lounge, which can be used for small group work, discussions or as quiet spaces. Concerts can be held in the church of Saint-Samson in la Fontenelle as well as in local churches at Pontorson, Combourg, Fougères, St Malo and the cathedrals of Dol-de-Bretagne and Rennes.

The Location

La Fontenelle is a 45 minute drive away from the ferryport at St Malo or Dinard Airport, 60 minutes from Rennes, and 90 minutes from Caen. There are numerous gîtes (houses to rent), chambres d’hôte (guest houses), hotels and campsites in the area, and there is a restaurant in the village.

 

‘This week has been such a pleasure for all of us. Thank you for not only mobilising the French community but for allowing us to meet each other and make music. We are so grateful for everything you have done to make this week special for us.’

 

See also http://choralsociety.org.uk/html/rupertstreet1.html