Hunting Horns Concert
Saturday 2nd July at 8:30 pm

The Montpoupon hunting horn group will open the high season with a concert, with the majestic main courtyard of the chateau as a scene.

The group was formed in 1998 and is tied closely to the history of Montpoupon, and especially to its Hunting Museum, which opened in 1995. A CD with 36 hunting signals (fanfares) was recorded by the group in 2015 for the 20-year anniversary of the Museum. Most of the tunes are linked to the hunting company of Montpoupon and its territory.

Today, there are a dozen players (sonneurs) in the group, and several of them are among the best in the FITF (the international federation of hunting horns in France)
A hunting horn school was also founded 5 years ago, for both beginners and more experienced players to be able to learn and get better.
The musical art of horn players was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2020.

Several types of traditional tunes will be played during the night: short ones, which are played during hunts to signal events, tunes dedicated to an area or territory, and longer tunes, composed especially to be played by groups.
Hunting horn students will also play a few tunes, for the first time in front of an audience for some of them.

Adults: 8,00€
Free for children under 12 y.o.

Practical information:
In case of rain, the concert will take place in the church of Céré-la-Ronde.
Concert in two parts with an intermission. – 02 47 94 21 15