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Bach en Drôme des Collines / Festival de Saint Donat

Name:

Festival Bach en Drôme des Collines / Saint Donat
Bach en Drôme des Collines / Festival de Saint Donat

Location:

Saint Donat, France

Venues:

Collégiale de Saint Donat
Musée de Romans
Eglise Moras en Valloire
Eglise Saint-Vallier-sur-Rhône
Église d'Anneyron
Église de La Motte de Galaure

Years:

Since 1962 (Annual Festival)

Months:

July

Artistic Director:

President: Jean-Claude Gélus (since 2006)
Vice-President: Henri Garelli (since 2006)
Artistic Director: Jean-François Gay (since 2006)
Artistic Advisor: Marie-Claire Alain

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Bach en Drôme des Collines / Festival de Saint Donat [French]

History & Mission:

Le festival Jean-Sébastien Bach de Saint-Donat (the Bach Festival of Saint-Donat), was established in 1962, due to the initiative of a donator, doctor Henri Lémonon, music lover and admirer of J.S. Bach. Soon enough, the event enjoyed a great success. The brilliant organist Marie-Claire Alain, was invited in 1962 for a big concert in October and then annually thereafter, naturally became the artistic advisor. Year after year, the festival gained momentum, as to constitute a reference to the music of Bach.

During January 2006, at the request of the mayor of Saint-Donat who did not support the new project of the host association, the creation of Bach en Drôme des Collines was decided. This alternative plan was to make known the music of J.S. Bach, of his contemporaries and successors to the current composers, to animate the northern department and create a dynamic educational involving college and music school of the city. These topics were discussed at length with Marie-Claire Alain, who encouraged the small team gathered around Jean-Claude Gélus, Henri Garelli and Jean-François Gay. Born of a break, "Bach in Drome des Collines" is however, part of the continuity of the Festival Jean-Sébastien Bach de Saint-Dona, with a return to fundamental music, but especially with a desire for renewal.

Recent Festivals:

Jul 21-28, 2007
Jul 18-28, 2008
Jul 10-28, 2009
Jul 17-28, 2010

Jul 18-28, 2011
Jul 16-28, 2012
Jul 12-28, 2013
Jul 20-27, 2014

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2009

2010

2011
 

Source: Festival Bach En Drôme Des Collines / Saint Donat Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March 2012 - March 2014)

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