Programmes from previous Festivals

Centenary Festival Programme 2007

February Festival

Date Time Venue Event
Sunday 11 February 11.00 Church at La Fontenelle Mass with the Chorale de l’Association Les Amis de Jean Langlais and les Petits  Choristes de La Fontenelle
Thursday 15 February 19.00 Church at La Fontenelle 100th anniversary of Langlais’ birthCompline with the Wingrave Singers and Villager Voices

May Festival

Date Time Venue Event
Friday 4 May 20.30 Dol Cathedral Organ recital given by Marie-Claire Alain.
Saturday 5 May 20.00 Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères Concert with the École de Musique du Pays de Fougères
Sunday 13 May 16.00 Cercle Antrainais, Antrain Concert for children with les Petits Choristes de La Fontenelle and the École de Sainte-Anne, Antrain

Summer Festival

Date Time Venue Event
Sunday 12 August 11.00 Church at La Fontenelle Mass with the choir of St Mary’s Church, Warwick
16.00 Chapelle de Marigny Concert for harp, flute and bombarde with Klervi and Soasig Muller and Kevin Collard
Monday 13 August 20.00 Church at Combourg Concert with the choir of St Mary’s Church, Warwick and les Petits Choristes de La Fontenelle
Tuesday 14 August 20.00 Château de Bonnefontaine Concert with the choir of St Mary’s Church, Warwick
Wednesday 15 August 10.00 Dol Cathedral Mass : ‘Missa Salve Regina’  by Jean Langlais with the choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, local choirs, brass ensemble, Samuel Carré and Samuel Rathbone (organs), directed by Rupert GoughLive broadcast by Radio France Culture
Thursday 16 August 20.30 Dol Cathedral Concert : ‘Missa Salve Regina’  by Jean Langlais with the choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, local choirs, brass ensemble, Samuel Carré and Samuel Rathbone (organs), directed by Rupert Gough
Friday 17 August 19.00 Church of Sainte-Croix, St Servan Organ recital by David Bednall, Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral, England
Sunday 19 August 10.30 Church at La Bouëxière Mass with the Wingrave Singers, accompanied by David Bednall, directed by Colin Spinks

Inauguration of the Rue Jean Langlais in La Bouëxière

17.00 Church at La Bouëxière Concert with the Wingrave Singers and David Bednall, directed by Colin Spinks
Monday 20 August 16.00 Salle Polyvalente, La Fontenelle Video and talk about the life of Jean Langlais with Marie-Louise Langlais
Tuesday 21 August 20.30 Church at Cherrueix Concert with the Wingrave Singers and David Bednall, directed by Colin Spinks
Wednesday 22 August 21.00 Church at Pontorson Concert with Camerata Coral Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, directed by Raul Suarez Garcia
Thursday 23 August 21.00 Church at Cancale Concert of chamber music with Margit Lykke Christensen, mezzo-soprano and Marie-Louise Langlais, organ
Friday 24 August 20.00 Church at La Fontenelle Grand Final Concert with the Chorale de  l’Association Les Amis de Jean Langlais, les Petits Choristes de La Fontenelle, Margit Lykke Christensen, Marie-Louise Langlais, Camerata Coral Universidad de Cantabria and the Wingrave Singers

November Festival

Date Time Venue Event
Sunday 11 November 11.00 Church at La Fontenelle Mass with the Chorale de l’Association Les Amis de Jean Langlais and les Petits Choristes de La Fontenelle

Festival Programme 2008

Date Time Venue Event
Friday 30 May 20.30 Salle des Fêtes, Bazouges-la-Pérouse “Noé” sung by the pupils of the École Sainte-Anne, Bazouges-la-Pérouse and the École Sainte-Anne, Antrain
Tuesday 15 July – Friday 18 July 3 rue du Moulin, 35560 La Fontenelle Choral course directed by Malcolm Archer
Wednesday 16 July 21.00 Church at Pontorson Organ recital by Malcolm Archer and David Bednall
Thursday 17 July 20.30 Church at La Fontenelle Concert by la Chorale de l’Association “Les Amis de Jean Langlais”, directed by Mélanie Brugalé, and le Choeur de l’Academie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall, organ
Friday 18 July 21.00 Dol Cathedral Concert by le Choeur de l’Academie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall, organ
Saturday 19 July 20.30 Church at La Fontenelle Concert of Celtic music by Pigtown Fling from Scotland

Festival Programme 2009

Date Time Venue Event
Friday 17 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, La Bouëxière Concert with Margit Lykke Christensen and Marie-Louise Bothmann, singers with  Royal Danish Opera, accompanied by Benjamin Frost, organst and repetiteur with English National Opera.Organ music from all periods, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and vocal works by Jean Langlais.
Saturday 18 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Samson, La Fontenelle Concert with Margit Lykke Christensen and Marie-Louise Bothmann. (See above).
Sunday 19 July 21.00 Atelier Manoli, La Richardais Concert of operatic extracts with Margit Lykke Christensen and Marie-Louise Bothmann, singers with  Royal Danish Opera, accompanied by Benjamin Frost, piano.
Tuesday 28 July 21.00 Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères
Thursday 30 July 21.00 Church of Notre Dame, Pontorson Concert by the Choeur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall, organ.Works to include the Messe Solennelle by Vierne and the Requiem by Fauré
Friday 31 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Samson, La Fontenelle Concert by the Choeur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall, organ, together with local French adult and children’s choirs.Works to include Langlais, Poulenc, Vierne and Fauré
Saturday 1 August 20.00 Salle Polyvalente, La Fontenelle Concert of celtic music by Pigtown Fling, a quartet of Scottish musicians.Music from Scotland, Portugal, Canada, Slovenia and Brittany, played on violin, clarsach (Scottish harp), concertina, guitar, mandolin and various bagpipes.

Festival Programme 2010

Date Time Venue Event
Saturday 19 June 20.30 Church of Saint-Samson
La Fontenelle
Gospel choir : Mark Dukes and Voca’Live
Thursday 15 July 20.30 Church of St Peter and St Paul
La Bouëxière
Organ recital by Frantisek Vanicek, Prague
Saturday 17 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Samson
La Fontenelle
Concert of Scandinavian music by Kammerkoret Audite from Copenhagen
25 – 29 July La Fontenelle Choral workshop directed by Malcolm Archer
26 – 30 July La Fontenelle Organ workshop directed by Marie-Louise Langlais and Sylvie Mallet
Tuesday 27 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères Organ recital by Malcolm Archer and David Bednall
Wednesday 28 July 20.30 Dol Cathedral Concert by the Choeur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall
Thursday 29 July 20.30 Church of Saint-Samson
La Fontenelle
Concert by the Choeur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall and local choirs
Friday 30 July 19.00 Church of Sainte-Croix
Saint-Servan (St Malo)
Concert by organ course participants
Saturday 31 July 19.30 Salle Polyvalente, La Fontenelle Concert of Celtic music.

Festival Programme 2011

Date Time Venue Event
Saturday, 4th June All day from 10.00 Church at la Fontenelle Gospel workshop with Mark Dukes
Friday, 10th June 20.30 Church at la Fontenelle Gospel concert with Mark Dukes and the Voca’Live
Tuesday, 12th July 20.30 Church at la Bouëxière Concert with Martina Ziegert (Organ) and Eric Wallerand (French horn)
Friday, 15th July 20.30 Church at Bazouges-la-Pérouse Concert with Martina Ziegert (Organ), Eric Wallerand (French horn), Mélanie Brugalé (Organ) and Sandrine Moinard-Lemahieu (Oboe)
Saturday, 16th July 20.30 Church at la Fontenelle Concert of European  music from the middle ages to the present day with Pandora, an 8-voice “a cappella”group from Denmark
Tuesday, 19th July 21.00 Church at Pontorson, part of the Festival Musique à Pontorson Concert of European  music from the middle ages to the present day with Pandora, an 8-voice “a cappella”group from Denmark
Wednesday, 20th July 20.30 Malouinière de la Ville-BagueSt Coulombe near St Malo Concert of European  music from the middle ages to the present day with Pandora, an 8-voice “a cappella”group from Denmark
Saturday, 23rd – Friday, 29th July All day, every day. For details, see: Brittany Music Workshops 3 rue du Moulin, la Fontenelle Choral workshops directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall and with vocal coach Hilary Jones
Sunday, 24th July 18.30 Church of Notre-Dame-des-Grèves, Rocabey, St Malo Mass sung by the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer with David Bednall (Organ).  Messe d’Escalquens by Jean Langlais
Monday, 25th July 15.00 – 18.00 3 rue du Moulin, la Fontenelle Solo singing masterclass with Hilary Jones
Tuesday, 26th July 21.00 Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères Organ recital by Malcolm Archer and David Bednall.  Popular organ works and improvisations
Wednesday, 27th July 20.30 Church at la Fontenelle Concert of choral music with the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer and the Chorale Les Amis de Jean Langlais
Thursday, 28th July 20.30 Church of Sainte-Croix, Saint Servan, near St Malo Concert of choral and organ music with the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, and David Bednall.  Langlais Messe Solennelle, Archer Missa Montis Regalis and works by Parry, Elgar, Bednall, Poulenc and Fauré
Friday, 29th July 20.30 Caen Abbey Concert of choral and organ music with the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer, and David Bednall.  Langlais Messe Solennelle, Archer Missa Montis Regalis and works by Parry, Elgar, Bednall, Poulenc and Fauré

Festival Programme 2012

DATE TIME VENUE EVENT
Sunday11 March 12.30 Salle Polyvalente, La   Fontenelle Association Lunch
Tuesday 18   July 20.30 Church of   Bazouges-la-Pérouse Organ recital with   Czech organist Frantisek Vanicek
Friday 20   July 20.30 Church of la   Fontenelle Concert with Claude   Langlais, son of Jean Langlais (piano) and Colin Spinks (organ)
Saturday 21 to   Thursday 26 July Every day.  For more information see
Brittany   Music Workshops
3 rue du Moulin, la Fontenelle Choral course   directed by Malcolm Archer, with David Bednall (organ) et Hilary Jones (vocal   coach)
Sunday 22 July 10.30 Church of la Fontenelle Mass (Gounod’s Messe   Breve) sung by the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais (the   Langlais Festival Choir), directed by Malcolm Archer with David Bednall, organ
Sunday 22   July 16.00 Rennes   Cathedral(part of the Estivales   de l’Orgue Festival) Organ recital of   English music and improvisations with Malcolm Archer and  David Bednall
Monday23 July 15.00 – 18.00 3 rue du Moulin, la Fontenelle Solo singing   Masterclass with Hilary Jones and Colin Spinks
Tuesday24 July 21.00 Church of   Saint-Léonard, Fougères Concert of organ and   vocal music  with Malcolm Archer and David Bednall (organ) and Sylvie Becdelièvre (soprano)
Wednesday 25 July 20.30 Church of la Bouëxière Concert with the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed by Malcolm Archer with David Bednall and Colin Spinks (organ) : concert in memory of Albert Hay, former maire of la Bouëxière
Thursday26 July 20.30 Church of la Fontenelle Concert with the Chœur de l’Académie du Festival Jean Langlais, directed   by Malcolm Archer, with David Bednall (organ) and the Chorale « les Amis   de Jean Langlais »

Langlais Festival Programme 2013

DATE TIME VENUE EVENT
Tuesday 16 July 20.30 Dol Cathedral Organ and vocal recital with Luca Massaglia (organist from Turin) and Margit Lykke Christensen (mezzo-soprano with Royal Danish Opera)
Thursday 18 July 20.30 Church of la Bouëxière Concert of organ and liturgical dance with Véronique Leguen (Assistant Director of the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts of Sainte-Anne d’Auray) et AnneVataux (Director of the École de Danse, Saverne)
Tuesday 23 July 20.30 Basilica of Pontmain Organ recital with Malcolm Archer and David Bednall (British organists)
Friday 26 July 20.30 Church of la Fontenelle Concert with the Langlais Festival Choir and theChorale « les Amis de Jean Langlais »
Saturday 27 July 20.30 Church of Notre-Dame en Saint-Melaine, Rennes Concert de of French and British music with the Langlais Festival Choir directed by Malcolm Archer
Sunday 28 July 10.30 Church of La Fontenelle Mass for the Feast of Saint-Samson, sung by the Langlais Festival Choir and the Chorale « Les Amisde Jean Langlais »

Langlais Festival Programme 2014

DATE TIME VENUE EVENT
Friday
18 July
20.30 Church of La Fontenelle Inaugural concert with the Girls’ Choir of Guildford Cathedral, directed by Katherine Dienes-Williams, accompanied by Paul Provost
Saturday
19 July
20.30 Rennes Cathedral, as part of the Estivals de l’Orgue Festival Concert with the Girls’ Choir of Guildford Cathedral, directed by Katherine Dienes-Williams, accompanied by Paul Provost
Sunday
20 July
10.30 Church at Antrain Mass sung by the Girls’ Choir of Guildford Cathedral
10.30 Church at Cancale Mass with Sylvie Mallet (organist)
16.00 Church at Cancale Organ recital on the newly restored organ by Marie-Louise Langlais and Sylvie Mallet
Tuesday
22 July
20.30 Church at  La Fontenelle Concert with the orchestra et choir,  Consortium Musicum Divertimento, from Breda, the Netherlands
Wednesday
23 July
18.00 Rue Jean Langlais Fougères Inauguration of the Rue Jean Langlais
21.00 Saint Leonard’s Church, Fougères Concert with Loic Georgeault and Florence Rousseau (organ) and Anne-Catherine Leissen-Botrel (flute)
Thursday
24 July
20.30 Dol Cathedral Concert with the  orchestra and choir, Consortium Musicum Divertimento, from Breda, the Netherlands
Friday
25 July
20.30 Church at La Bouëxière Concert of saxophone and organ music with Isabella Stabio et Stefania Mettadelli from Italy
Saturday
26 July to
Saturday
2 August
La Fontenelle Choral week with Malcolm Archer
Sunday
27 July
10.30 Church at La Fontenelle Mass sung by the Chœur de l’Académie and the Chorale Les Amis de Jean Langlais
12.30 Salle Polyvalente, La Fontenelle Association Les Amis de Jean Langlais lunch
Tuesday
29 July
20.30 The Church of Saint Martin, Vitré Organ recital with Malcolm Archer and David Bednall
Friday
1 August
17.00 Basilica of Pontmain Concert with the Chœur de l’Académie, directed by Malcolm Archer, accompanied by David Bednall
Saturday
2 August
20.30 Church of  La Fontenelle Concert with the Chœur de l’Académie and the Chorale Les Amis de Jean Langlais

Langlais Festival Programme 2015

DATE TIME PLACE PERFORMERS
Saturday 18th
– Saturday 25th  July
La Fontenelle Annual Choral Week
Sunday 19th  July

10.30

The Church of La Fontenelle Mass : Missa Brevis K 259 and Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart, Psalm 150 by César Franck.
 

12.30

The Salle Polyvalente, la Fontenelle Association’s Lunch
Thursday 23rd  July

20.30

The Church of Saint-Méen, Cancale Organ recital by Malcolm Archer et David Bednall : works by English and French composers and improvisations on themes suggested by the audience.
Friday 24th July

20.30

The Abbatiale de Saint-Melaine, Rennes Concert by the Chœur de l’Académie : « Requiem » by Gabriel Fauré, and works by Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, Stanford, Holst, Rutter, MacMillan, Archer and Bednall.
Saturday 25th  July

19.00

The Church of La Fontenelle Concert with the Chœur de l’Académie and the Chorale Les Amis de Jean Langlais : works by Mozart, Handel, Fauré, Poulenc, Villette, Langlais, Stanford, Holst, Rutter, MacMillan, Archer et Bednall
Tuesday 28th  July

20.30

The Church of Antrain Concert of organ and bombarde with Samuel Carré and Kevin Colas : Breizh China – where Brittany meets China and its centuries’ old culture
Wednesday 29th  July

20.30

The Church of Saint-Léonard, Fougères Concert by the Dutch choir and orchestra Consortium Musicum Divertimento : John Rutter’s  “Requiem”, “Into Thy Hands” by
Jonathan Dove
,
the second movement of  Beethoven’s  “Pastorale” symphony, pieces for brass ensemble by Jean Langlais and two world premieres of Desiree van Warmerdam’s Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Ad de Jong’s, Hommage à la Bretagne.
Thursday 30th  July

20.30

Dol Cathedral Concert by Consortium Musicum Divertimento : John Rutter’s  “Requiem”, “Into Thy Hands” by
Jonathan Dove
,
the second movement of  Beethoven’s  “Pastorale” symphony, pieces for brass ensemble by Jean Langlais and two world premieres of Desiree van Warmerdam’s Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Ad de Jong’s, Hommage à la Bretagne
Friday 31st July

20.30

The Church of La Fontenelle Concert by the Delos Consort, an exciting new a cappella English group of 8 young singers from Manchester: the motettes ‘Der Geist Hilft’ et ‘Komm Jesu Komm’ by J.S.Bach,  madrigals by Monteverdi and songs by Saint-Saens, Debussy, Elgar, Cole Porter and  Billy Joel.