Finally too, August Music at Sainte-Mère

Member Piers Killeen has arranged for renowned pianist George Fu to perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Schubert in two concerts on August 6th and 7th. Details are here:

The Bach programme in Toulouse resumes in September. Details of the Ensemble Baroque programme are to be found at

At last, we meet ‘en présentiel’

Your committee met in person on July 1st. A joint committee report and other AGM papers have been sent to members. These include details of two short-term events to which members and friends are invited and which will restart our programme of activities:

  • A lunch at the Hôtel de Bastard in Lectoure (32) on August 19th at 12 for 12:30.
  • Our AGM at l’Atelier in Issigeac (24) on September 16th.

The Musical Human

OUS Paris invites members to this Zoom talk by Professor Michael Spitzer on June 10th:

You may not consider yourself a “musician” ; Michael SPITZER would like to suggest otherwise. What if music-making were an inherently human component of our life on earth, an overlooked part of our origin story embedded in us whether we recognise it or not ?

Books and BCC

The committee will be meeting next week to plan the year ahead as best it can. In the meantime, in order to keep emails to the minimum, this post addresses two subjects:

Firstly, our Committee Member Marion Tempé is clearing out the art books on the list below. She would like to offer them to anyone who is interested. Marion resides in the Lot-et-Garonne. You can contact her via info@ousswfrance.

Secondly, the latest minutes from the BCC are also below. Although they are from October, members may find the discussion about Cartes de Séjour of interest.