OUS SW France is a member of the BCC, hence these minutes..
Our secretary has been in contact with OUBC. Regrettably, it will not be possible to join them during their January 2022 training session, as they are currently planning to do their training elsewhere. They may return to Le Temple in future years.
This is a useful guide to the British community in France.
2021 AGM Issigeac (24)
Twenty-six members and partners enjoyed an excellent lunch after our AGM at the Atelier restaurant in Issigeac. We were pleased to see some new alumni who joined our association. Minutes have been sent to members by our secretary, Nigel. These give details of possible events for 2022, which will appear on this site once confirmed.
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 http://www.baroquetoulouse.com.
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.
Les Troubadours chantent l’art roman
Member Christopher Pike has alerted us to these concerts. They are devoted to the Occitan and Catalan mediterranean cultures and take place in rural locations with a rich roman, medieval and southern gothic heritage. Use the link above to see the programme.
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 ?
The Toulouse Maîtrise masked
A remarkable Baroque concert in the magnificent Carmelite chapel introduced by alumnus Mark Opstad.
BCC Useful Links
The British Community Council has sent us this list of useful links:
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