33rd Festival of Ancient Music of Lanvellec and Trégor
From 4 to 20 october 2019
Encomium Musices – In praise of Music
Music, the harmony of alternate voices!
Music is a gift from heaven!
Men weep for it, gods are enawed by it and ferocious beasts are tamed.
Those who remain unmoved by music have lost their humanity.
They are not even beasts! They have hearts of stone!
The trumpets shall sound in praise music!
And also the tones of the lute and the harp!
Praise her with song and dance!
Praise with string instruments and pipes!
Praise her with the sound of cymbals!
Praise her with the cornet, the serpent and the organ!
All that breathes, breathes in praise of music!
Praise be to music without which life would not be worth living…
Our nine concerts give you this unique opportunity!
Nine concerts in the most beautiful parts of Trégor,
They bring you authentic monuments of ancient music: the works of Machaut, Palestrina, Bach, Playford, Schütz, Gabrieli, Handel, Charpentier, Titelouze, Byrd, Bull and Perti!
Nine concerts performed by leading artists of the European baroque scene!
From October 4th to 20th, give praise to music in Trégor!
Artistic director of the Festival of Lanvellec and Trégor
The Lanvellec and Trégor Music Festival
The Festival originated in 1986 to showcase the Robert Dallam organ of Lanvellec (1653). Miraculously preserved in its original state, it is a unique testimony to Robert Dallam’s art of organ building.
This baroque gem – described by Gustav Leonhardt as “lively, precise, quivering” is the starting point of the Festival , a major event in Baroque Music, presenting internationally renowned musicians.
Every Autumn in Brittany, in the towns and villages of the Trégor area, period instruments played by great artists can be heard in beautiful surroundings. Each concert is given in a church, chapel, cathedral or theatre with perfect acoustics.
A broker of history, the Lanvellec and Trégor Festival lets you discover ancient music and its greatest composers. Over three weekends it invites the public to concerts – generally first productions – , lectures, and meetings with artists to discuss constantly renewed themes. Culture, history and music are closely knit to meet everyone’s tastes.
The Festival is a member of the European Early Music Network (EEMN). This is in recognition to the high level of its artistic programming by the musical world. Based locally the Festival aims at international excellence.