Music in a French Village

Wednesday 7 - Wednesday 14 June 2017


We hold our own festival in Cucugnan, a pretty mediaeval village in the wine growing Corbières region of the South of France. Cucugnan is overlooked by Quéribus, one of the many spectacular Cathar Castles in this area.
This year’s musicians are the Aronowitz Ensemble: Tom Poster piano,
Magnus Johnston and Nadia Wijzenbeek violins, Tom Hankey and
Lily Francis viola and Guy Johnston and Marie Macleod cello.
They will be joined by South African Baritone Njabulo Madlala.
There will be 6 concerts including a Piano recital and a Song recital.
Works will include: Schubert: Adagio and Rondo Concertante D487,
Faure: Piano Quintet no1, Brahms: String Sextet no2 in G, Chausson: Concert in D Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Strauss: Prelude to Capriccio for string sextet,
Brahms: Piano Quartet no2, Boccherini: String Quintet op11 no5,
Brahms: String Quintet no2, Turina: Escena Andaluza, Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no2
Sightseeing trips are to the picturesque market town, Céret, famous for its modern art museum which holds a large collection of Picasso’s ceramics and to the medieval fishing town of Collioure, which is also very popular with artists and has wonderful seafood restaurants.
Accommodation in Cucugnan is in "Logis de France" or "Chambre d'Hôtes", all rooms with en-suite facilities. Each day we will have an organised meal together with local wine. There are excellent restaurants, craft shops, pottery, an organic bakery with its own windmill and a few cafés in the village.
London Gatwick - Montpellier
7 June Easyjet EZY8055 dep.12.45 arr.15.35 
14 June EZY8056 dep.16.05 arr.17.00

Manchester - Carcassone
7 June Ryanair FR36 dep.12.45 arr.15.50 
14 June FR37 dep.16.15 arr.17.20

Cost per person: £1925 

No single room supplement

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in Cucugnan
  • 7 organised meals with wine
  • Admission to all concerts
  • Sightseeing outings
  • Coach transfers
  • Services of tour escorts John, Helen & Richard Whibley
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (April 2017) but may be subject to change.

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