‘Music On Stage / Musique en scène’

1st Festival for British Musicians in the Loire

OneStage has been sending groups to the Loire Valley for more than 13 years and as a result of so many successful concerts in this lovely setting, we have finally decided to create our own Festival for British groups performing in the Loire Valley.

Music On Stage is a festival bringing together the very best of our venues. The excellent reputation for music making by quality amateur ensembles from the UK in the region guarantees an exceptional welcome and fantastic local support at your concerts, whilst offering you the opportunity to discover the splendor of the Loire Valley.  Although hugely popular with tourists during the summer months, the Loire Valley is lightly-travelled as a music tour destination.

Our festival can offer your ensemble a series of concerts in specially selected and unique venues with host partners with the chance to interact with other participating groups (timetable permitting), professional photographs taken at one of your venues and some extra special touches like a drinks reception at your final performance.

For youth orchestras, we are excited to announce the possibility of taking part in a weekend of youth music in Saumur with a performance in the Eglise St Pierre. Please ask us for dates if you are interested. In addition OneStage are able to offer one outstanding group the opportunity to perform in one of the regions leading professional concert halls, partnering a local festival featuring international acts.

Saumur © S. Gaudard

In addition to the music…

The river valley of the Loire is sprinkled with France’s most opulent aristocratic estates surrounded by glowing, yellow fields of sunflowers.  There is no shortage of chateaux for you to explore from the remarkable citadel in the centre of Angers, with its 17 towers and 600m of ramparts, to more stately fairy-tale perfect chateau in Saumur. A picnic in the grounds of the chateau at Plessis Macé or a tour of the 1km of underground tunnels at the chateau in Brezé, these are just a few of our highlights from a selection of many excursions and attractions in the area.

La rue Saint Laud en soirŽe.
© Jean-SeŽbastien Evrard

This region can also offer  visits to troglodyte dwellings, the national riding school in Saumur, a boat trip on the river, experiencing a thriving local market and of course sampling world class wines with a vineyard or cellar tour!

No trip to France would be complete  without taking time to watch the world go by from a café terrace. We invite you to experience authentic France at its very best.

Apply today!

Applications are welcomed from all styles of groups. To be considered we must receive from you:

Two high resolution photographs of your ensemble

An audio or video recording

At least one confirmed item of repertoire that you will take on tour

Villes_Saumur Cadre Noir© Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Château d’Angers © J. Damase

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