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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La Chorale Symphonie is a Choir I formed in 1997 for regular concerts in the region. The choir has not been active for several years but will shortly be reactivated for the project proposed in 2013.

 The project is a Festival of Classical Music in Vence and will...in the first year ...consist of two concerts. One in the  open air on the Place de Grand Jardin, followed the next day by an Orchestral Concert in the Cathedral.

 

 The open air Concert is an ambitious project!!! To avoid digital sound, amplification etc, we must have a choir of 128 Singers, 32 to each part, plus an Orchestra of about 80. The Buildings around this square provide a good accoustic enclosure....well, when I say that , it's from pure instinct...but I look at the structure and see great possibilities.

To date, this space has been dominated each year during July and August by a very loud invasive Pop Festival. Local residents have been subjected to volumes well above the legal decibel limit and in addition, these events go on until the early hours with microphones full on!! I am one of those people ,who although I am situated outside the town centre some distance away, hear this noise too clearly!!

 Last year, I walked my dog ...as is my custom...early in the morning and I found a woman at one of the Cafe's in tears. It was a sunday morning after one of these events and she had had no sleep . She worked at a Care Home and had a full day's work in front of her. After I spoke with her and offered some comfort as much as I could, I made up my mind that it was time to push for a change. So it began.

 Now, we have seen the Mayor and Minister of Culture and have the go ahead to make a study. In January, we will go back with a programme , a report from a Sound Engineer and a basic costing.

I am afraid of course!! but I was blessed with a Father who dealt with fear by example. He went straight on..He was a Scientist and Inventor and he understood the fragile feeling of innovation!! RIP Dad.