The association Les orgues de Saint-Pierre d’Ervy-le-Châtel invests in the future

During its general assembly, the association took stock of three years marked by the health crisis.

For the coming year, there is no shortage of projects, particularly in terms of entertainment.

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It is with great pleasure that Janine Bury-Conrad, president of the association Les orgues de Saint-Pierre d’Ervy, welcomed the members to the village hall, on the occasion of the general assembly. She was delighted that despite the duration of the Covid-19 epidemic, the association was able to organize two concerts again in the last quarter of 2021 with first of all the harmony of the Alert then with the Maurice ensemble. -Emmanuel for the Christmas concert under the direction of Françoise Ricordeau.

A successful first festival

The year 2022 was marked by the creation of the first Les mosaics musicales festival in Ervy-le-Châtel, sponsored by the famous pianist Jean-François Zygel. The financial support of the Grand Est Region, the departmental council of Aube, the community of municipalities of Chaourçois and the country of Armance and the municipality of Ervy-le-Châtel, has enabled the association to carry out this project which was a real success. ”
But if it is true that the recognition of the quality and high standards of our projects today arouses the interest of the best French and European classical music artists – and many of them are now expressing their desire to come and work with us – for all that, the financing of these concerts becomes our major concern. Consequently, the association has decided to launch a fundraising campaign other than institutional subsidies, with companies and individuals (memberships, donations, etc.). Note that what will be the quantities, they will be welcome because small streams make big rivers »underlined the president.

New actions for the association

Like most associations, because of Covid-19, the initial planned projects had to be postponed. But this allowed the member of the office of the association, which has 55 active members, to reflect on new actions.

It is also scheduled as part of the festival, a concert in the church of Saint-Pierre-es-Liens, Sunday, December 18 at 4 p.m., a new appointment with the Young European Baroque Orchestra composed of musicians laureates of music conservatories in Paris, Lyon and Basel (Switzerland), under the direction of Sylvain Sartre, director of the ensemble Les Ombres.

Following the presentation and approval of the financial reports for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, three outgoing members were renewed, Pierre Gnagi, Isabelle Dickie and Janine Bury-Conrad. Pierre Gnagi and Isabelle Dickie were part of their wish to stop. Odile Dupressoir and Marie-Hélène Jardel were elected Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Janine Bury-Conrad renewed her mandate as President. For 2023 a second edition of the festival and two other concerts are planned.

Mayor Roger Bataille informed the members of the association that the organ restoration project began almost 2 years ago with the launch of the consultations. After the validation of the DRAC (Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Champagne-Ardenne), it will take three years for this important work.

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