Programme for the Tourtoirac Music Week 2016

Monday 15th August 2016

  • 15.00 : Choir in the Grotte de Tourtoirac.
  • 17.00 : Concert of polyphonic choral music dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, sung by the Chorale de Lille in Tourtoirac Abbey.
  • 19.00 : Gastronomic musical evening at Tourtoirac Chateau with a superabundance of music from over 70 musicians and singers.


 By reservation from the beginning of July on

Tuesday 16th August 2016

  • 18.00 : Concert by the Celtic and baroque ensemble 'Alba Spina' in Tourtoirac Abbey.
    • Musical evening under the marquee in the main square in Tourtoirac
    • Jazz group 'Doctor Bob Quartet'
    • Folk music
    • Celtic music
  • Evening choral concert in the Grotte during the local producers' market


Thursday 18th August 2016

  • 16.00 : Choir in the Grotte
  • 18.00 : Concert in the Abbey- String trio 'Tahito' and the choir from La Bachellerie
  • 20.40 : Theatrical performance on the island in Tourtoirac- 'The King of Araucania', by Guy Vassal and directed Frederic Laroussarie.
  • To end the evening, music in the marquee in the square.


This day will be marked by a series of ceremonies and festivities for King Ophelie of Araucania

Friday 19th August 2016

  • In the afternoon : a succession of concerts in the Grotte de Tourtoirac and the Abbey, with choirs from Perigueux and the Vaucluse.
  • 19.00 : Concert in the Abbey with three choirs and singers from the week-long Parisian music workshop (80 singers) along with the many musicians who are participating in the Music Week 2016
  • 20.45 : Main square- demonstration of Perigordian folk dancing by the group from St Germain des Pres.
  • 22.00 : Traditional ball with guitar and accordion music from Chris and Coco.
  • 23.00 : Musical 'jam' session.


Saturday 20th August 2016

  • ·         17.00 : Final concert in the Abbey with all the participants in the various music workshops from the week, followed by a farewell drink at the Chateau, to look forward to next year.

    ·         Alongside the Music Week, workshops for the flute, piano, harp and choral work will be held- do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

Other events in Tourtoirac:

  • Exhibition 'Tourtoirac Abbey' from 28th July to 7th August from 11.00 to 12.30 and 15.30 to 19.00, in various sites around the village.
  • Guided visits to the Abbey on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, revealing some the hidden secrets of the abbey. Organised by the 'Association des Amis de l'Abbaye de Tourtoirac'. Website:
  • Exhibition of paintings by Pattou Goutorbe from 11th to 21st August, at the home of M. and Mme Bascoul, Chemin du Petit Poucet.
  • Painting competition and 8th digital photography competition on 21st August. Theme: Nature in the heart of the village- trees, plants and gardens. Entry subscriptions in the Abbey gardens from 08.30. Organised by the 'Association du Concours de Peinture et de Photo de Tourtoirac'.



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