MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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Today, I met with Jacques Vallee who is now the Minister of Culture for Vence and responsible for Musical events at Vence with an office in the Mairie.

I have proposed a concert  to him by La Chorale Symphonie in 2016 and although the programme is not yet fully decided we spoke of my ideas.

 At this time ....Hallelujah Chorus of Handel.... Requiem... interval. Then, after the interval... Ave Maria ( my own ) , a work for Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and  String Orchestra....This has yet to be edited . Then ? , well yes I have ideas but it involves looking at the full score of works before a decision is made! 

 

 To end the programme , I would love to put on The Pilgrim's Chorus from Wagner's 'Tannhauser' ( as I have already said ) but again there are many versions and I have to examine the score of the one I like, which is the original....you can hear it on' You Tube '...the one recorded in Bayreuth!! If this is not practical, I will have to find a near enough arranged version, of which there are plenty!

 Jacques asked what sized Choir ? because of the size of the Cathedral..My answer did cause him a moment's hesitation but I did point out that I would place singers up in the Gallery as well as on stage! It has been done before with great success.

I have asked him for one week to decide the rest of the programme. If it ends up that they don't want to present this event , then we'll find another way. I am still looking for a Manager ....someone who speaks good French and English, must be experienced in business and handle money efficiently.

We are lucky in having a volunteer in the UK to assist Singers from there with accomodation and coordination of rehearsals etc. That's it for the moment. Keep positive!xx