festival de musique ancienne de callas 2016

Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas

festival de musique ancienne de callas 2016 The Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas will present from 17 to 27 July 2016 great classics of baroque music interpreted by prestigious ensembles.

The Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas (Ancient Music festival) has been offering for 26 years some remarkable works performed by renowned formations. On this year’s program: Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Carissimi, Handel, Purcell and Bach. Splendid works like Handel’s Dixit Dominus, the Mass for Four Choirs by Carissimi or Purcell’s Music for a While and Ich Habe Genug by Bach will be performed by prestigious ensembles in which great performers express their talent, like Gemma Bertagnolli who sings Vivaldi.

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A first stop towards the Verdon Gorges

A few kilometers away from Le Muy, surrounded by a terroir devoted to vines, Callas is a first step on the road to the Verdon Gorges. The village owes its fame to the first famous Hostellerie des Gorges de Pennafort and its chef Philippe Da Silva, a haven of peace and gastronomy dominated by the Chapel of Pennafort, place of annual religious pilgrimage in an outstanding landscape.
Gastronomy and lifestyle are also well represented in the village: the Moulin de Callas produces a renown olive oil, Gold Medalist in Paris. Gold medal also for the à l’ancienne Vinegar vintage Confidentiel by  the Vinaigrerie Clos Saint Antoine. Finally, equally famous, the wine of the Bastide du Plan, Gold medalist also, sublimates the dishes of gourmets in the region.

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Gorges de Pennafort ©DR

Ancient Music in churches

Between sea and mountains in the heart of the Var, the charming village of Callas reveals its cascading houses in the Provencal landscape under the Midi sun, popular with poets and artists. Each year in July for 26 years, the village lavishes its amenities and exceptional quality of life for music lovers during the Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas, chaired by Françoise Barre, also artistic director.
The works will be played at the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church in Callas but also in churches of the surrounding villages such as the Notre Dame of the Annunciation Church in Châteaudouble and the Saint-Michel Church in Figanières.

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Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas program

Sunday, July 17 – 18h – Callas
N.-D. de l’Assomption Church

Antonio VivaldiFury and Love between Heaven and Earth

Ensemble Archipelago
Lorenzo Colitto (first violin and conductor)
Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano)
4 instrumentalists (2nd violin, viola, cello, theorbo/chitarra)

Wednesday, July 20 – 21h – Callas
N.-D. de l’Assomption Church

Johann Sebastian BachIch Habe Genug

Ensemble Energeia
Jean-Dominique Abrell (direction, organ and harpsichord)
Brigitte Peyré (soprano) & Michel Géraud (counter-tenor)
6 instrumentalists (1st & 2nd violins, viola, cello, double bass, oboe).

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Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu ©Jean Combier

Friday, July 22 – 21h – Callas
N.-D. de l’Assomption Church

G.-F. Haendel & A. Vivaldi

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Franck-Emmanuel Comte (direction, organ and harpsichord)
5 soloists singer (2 sopranos, 1 contralto, 1 tenor, 1 baritone)
8 instrumentalists
First part: works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, followed by the spectacular Dixit Dominus.

Sunday, July 24 – 18h – Châteaudouble
N.-D. de l’Annonciation Church

Henry PurcellMusic for a While

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Franck-Emmanuel Comte (direction and harpsichord)
Anthéa Pichanick (mezzo soprano)
2 instrumentalists (violin, viola da gamba)

festival de musique ancienne de callas 2016

Wednesday, July 27 – 21h – Figanières
Saint-Michel Church

Monteverdi & Carissimi

Ensemble Baroque de Monaco
Mathieu Peyrègne (direction)
Camille Mugot (harpsichord)

Among the finest works of the baroque and sacred polyphonic music of the Seicento: Claudio Monteverdi, with sung parts for 5, 6 and 8 voice (via 2 choirs respondent) a cappella or with accompaniment.
In the second part, a mass unique at this time by Giacomo Carissimi: a masterpiece for four choirs, sixteen voice sounding their beautiful harmonies by sets of responses.

Festival de Musique Ancienne de Callas
17 to 27 July 2016

Information and reservations:
Tourist Office of Callas
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9h15 – 12h15 et 13h45 – 18h00
Tuesday: 13h45 – 18h00
Tel. +33 (0)4 94 39 06 77

www.callas-festival.com

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