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Fete de la Musique July 12-17th 2022
Presented by Internationally renowned Jersey cellist Gerard Le Feuvre
Welcome to our 2nd Isle Joyeuse Festival
The pandemic prevented us delivering this earlier, but we are BACK at last! Smaller events with vibrant live music, folk music, improvised music and even film music all fused together in a happy festival combo, with a great celebration concert on larger scale at the end. There’s also a literary element and a Festival café. I am a Jersey born cellist who worked in London for many years with the English String Quartet, the English Chamber Orchestra, and many other groups before my work with the Kings Chamber Orchestra took over. I was also head of education for the London Festival of Chamber Music for many years, and there are events for children and families wherever I am organising concerts. I have directed over 800 concerts in the Uk and abroad, and my group KCO are known for our informal, touching and humorous approach, delivering everything in the strong belief that our music is for EVERYONE. Thats means you… Among the more seasoned London performers like myself are many young and brilliant musicians taking part. Do check out the “performers” page. More and more details will appear as time passes and the Festival gets closer…
L’isle Joyeuse is actually the title of a piece of piano music written by french composer Claude Debussy during a visit to Jersey in 1904, evoking something of the beauty and joy of our island home. I invite you to join us in surprising intimate festive concerts over these 5 days.
We’ve managed to find some very special Jersey pieces to slip into some of our programmes, and hope to meet many visitors and local friends as we fly the flag for the ‘Isle Joyeuse”. Some events are free with a donation at the end if you can. Others are ticketed, and everything will go online with links on this site later in May. Over 80% of all performing opportunities were lost to musicians since the Pandemic kicked off, so please be generous and support us as we push against that tide and bring our music again…
All welcome throughout.