Vernet les Bains
Entente Cordiale festivities
Concert on Saturday 25th April at 3:30 pm at Saint George’s Anglican church
The Prades Concinum group will perform a selection of operatic arias, counterpoint and jazz. They will interpret music by Vivaldi, Handle, Pergolesi, Schubert and Lopez as well as Cantata, Blues and Gospel directed by Hélène RIVRAIN (opera), Chantal JOUBERT (jazz) and Bénédikte VERMEERSCH (piano accompaniment).
The concert will be free and open to all.
The reopening of the historic St George’s Anglican Church in Vernet les Bains is celebrated this summer with a programme of concerts and lectures.
Ever since the Belle Époque, the English community has been a noticeable presence in the village.
The church was built in 1914 financed by the subscriptions of famous English donors such as Rudyard Kipling. The church has recently been restored with the help of the local council and is now being used for worship and for cultural events.
The summer concert program has been put together by Michel Peus, the retired director of the Perpignan Conservatoire. It will consist of a programme of classical, popular and operatic music and jazz. It will feature professional and well known performers. There will also be two lectures given on the subjects of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and “Lost in Translation”, an examination of possible cultural and linguistic misunderstandings between French and English speakers.
An outline of the summer program is as follows:
|Sunday 24th May||Michel Prezman et Robin Hendrix|
|Saturday 6th June||Ensemble Sarabande|
|Tuesday 7th July||Ensemble Mare Nostrum|
|Thursday 20th August||the group Jazzy Emoceans|
|Sunday 4th October||Chants de Si de La|
|Saturday 22nd August||“Charles Rennie Mackintosh –the fallen genius” given by Colin Lomas|
|Friday 4th September.||“Lost in translation” given by Peter Strutt|
Full details will appear shortly. These events are open to everyone, both French and English speakers. All will be welcome in Vernet les Bains! Further information is available at the tourist office 04 68 05 55 35
04 68 96 78 20
0044 7940 911167