4-11 JULY 2020

in Arradon
Gulf of Morbihan
France - Europe
Franck Pellé-Rolland choral conductor
We are happy to organize our upcoming summer choral workshop in Brittany (western France) from 4th to 11th July 2020.
Please read more about the location, the repertoire and the schedule of our workshop...
Official languages of our choral workshop : both English and French.


The Gulf of Morbihan
Our choral workshop takes place every summer in Arradon, 6 km away from Vannes, in the Gulf of Morbihan (Brittany - France).
In Arradon, amongst hydrangeas and hundred-years-old trees, each road or path leads to the gulf. Strolling along the coastal paths, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
A walk on the sea side during our choral workshop

During the workshop you can visit some exceptional spots : the Bay of Quiberon-Gulf of Morbihan, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, VANNES, the CARNAC alignments, the 'Côte Sauvage' close to QUIBERON


Women's choir
European music of the Renaissance – Sacred & secular music
Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (ca.1525-1594)
Jesu Rex admirabilis & Tua Jesu dilectio (SSA) ; Magnificat quarti toni (SSAA)
Orlando di LASSO (1532-1594)
Cantiones duarum vocum (excerpts) : Beatus vir ; Beatus homo ; Oculus non vidit ; Iustus cor suum tradet ; Expectatio iustorum ; Qui sequitur me (SA) ;
Juan VÁSQUEZ (ca.1500-ca.1560)
Villancicos : Amor falso ; Ay que no oso mirar ; Quiero dormir y no puedo (SSA).
Participants are expected to master the music beforehand.


From Saturday 4th July 2020 at 4:00pm to Saturday 11th July 2020 at 6:00pm.
From Sunday two daily rehearsals: 9:00-12:00am and 4:00-6:00pm.
No rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon : free time for a break, to have a gulf tour or visit Carnac stones...
Our choral workshop will culminate in a performance.


There are many possibilities of accommodation in Arradon, Vannes and the surrounding area. We provide with a list of hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs and camp sites.
Lunches are organized by the workshop in Arradon (check out the interesting "workshop 1 or 2 + lunch" package), dinners are not. Free evenings.
Fees on the page '2020 choral workshops fees'.
If you would like to receive our brochure please get in touch.
Email : Choral workshop July 2020             choral-workshops (at) orange.fr
Phone +33 (0)9 67 07 11 66
By plane :
Lorient South Brittany Airport (LRT)  (37 miles far from Arradon)
Nantes Atlantique Airport  (75 miles from Arradon)
Paris Airports
Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle CDG  (305 miles from Arradon)
Paris-Orly ORY  (285 miles from Arradon)
By rail :
In France we are lucky to have the opportunity to use the TGV (high speed train) : It takes about 3:15 from Paris-Montparnasse to Vannes.
Vannes railway station - SNCF (4 miles far from Arradon)
By car :
Google map
By bus from Vannes railway station :
Transports Publics Vannetais   (sorry in French only)


Choral workshop July 2019

French music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century
  • Anonymus (1545) Du cœur le don a le loyal amant
  • Claudin de SERMISY (ca.1490-1562) D'amour je suis déshéritée
  • Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Veni Creator Spiritus
  • Claude DEBUSSY (1866-1918) Les angélus (Arr. Clytus Gottwald)  
  • Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Petites voix
  • Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Ave Verum Corpus  

Choral workshop July 2018

German Romantic music
  • Lieder und Romanzen op.44 by J. BRAHMS

Choral workshop July 2017

French sacred music for women's choir
  • Messe des oiseaux by D.V. FUMET
  • La vierge à la crèche by C. FRANCK

Choral workshop July 2016

French music for female choir with organ
  • Messe en l'honneur de Sainte-Anne by G.J. ROPARTZ
  • Maria Mater Gratiae and Ave Verum by G. FAURE

Choral workshop July 2016

German Renaissance music for mixed choir
  • Vater unser im Himmelreich and Ego vero afflictus sum by H. L. HASSLER

Choral workshop July 2015

Music for female choir
  • Canzonets to three voyces by Th. MORLEY
  • Canzonette by C. MONTEVERDI

Choral workshop July 2015

Music for mixed choir : 'Ave Maria'
  • Ave Maria by W. BYRD
  • Marienlieder by J. BRAHMS
  • Hymne à la Vierge by P. VILLETTE
  • Ave Maria by C. GENTILINI

Choral workshop July 2014

Spanish Renaissance music :
  • Missa Ave Maris Stella by T. L. de VICTORIA

Choral workshop July 2013

English Renaissance music :
  • Mass for four voices by W. BYRD

Choral workshop July 2012

Easterly winds : Music in Bohemia
  • Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei - from Missa Ancor che col partire - by Ph. de MONTE
  • Ab oriente venerunt magi by J. HÁNDL-GALLUS
  • Obsecro Domine by J. HÁNDL-GALLUS
  • Ecce quomodo moritur justus by J. HÁNDL-GALLUS
  • Napadly písně by A. DVOŘÁK
  • Dnes do skoku a do písničky by A. DVOŘÁK 

Choral workshop July 2011

Treasures of German choral music :

  • Tristis est anima mea by J. Kuhnau
  • Unser Vater in dem Himmel by G. A. Homilius
  • Es fiel ein Reif by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Ave Regina by J. G. Rheinberger

Choral workshop July 2010

French choral music :

  • Perdre le sens (Spring) by C. Le Jeune 
  • Agnus Dei  (Mass "sus le pont d'Avignon") by P. Certon 
  • Psalm 150 (with organ accompaniment) by C. Franck 
  • Dieu ! Qu'il la fait bon regarder ! (Three songs by Charles of Orleans) by C. Debussy 

Choral workshop July 2009

English choral music :

  • Salvator Mundi by T. Tallis 
  • Ave Verum Corpus by W. Byrd 
  • Agnus Dei by T. Morley 
  • Phoebe by Ch. V. Stanford  

Choral workshop July 2008

Sacred and secular music
  • Amor Vittorioso by G. G. Gastoldi 
  • Salvator Mundi by J. Blow 
  • Hush, no more by H. Purcell 
  • As torrents in summer by E. Elgar


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