Download the program of the 2017 Season (French only):
How to get in the village of Caux above Montreux :
By the road : 7 km above Montreux, Glion.
By train : Caux is connected to Montreux by rack railway :
Sound memories from previous Seasons
The Saison musicale de Caux
Created in 2012, the Saison musicale de Caux aims at organising musical events in the village of Caux sur Montreux, located on the shore of Lake Geneva. The concerts take place in the English church (180 seats) and at the Caux Palace (400 seats). Among invited artists: Belcea quartet, François-René Duchâble, Pierre Amoyal…
The Saison musicale de Caux encourages young professional artists by offering them a place to play challenging programs as soloists or chamber music players. We also program leading musicians and invite them to play in an exceptional place and beautiful surroundings.
The chapel St Michael and all Angels
At the beginning of 20th century, the English used to come in large number to the widely known resort of Caux. The chapel St Michael and All Angels, was built in 1905-1906. The chapel is unique in its kind, though in outward appearance a typical church building of 1900. Inside one finds impressive stained-glass windows and, in the choir, a superb reredos of massive boxwood in high relief carved by the artist Alfons de Wispelaere in Brugge. After the First World War, the resort lost its fame, the English no longer came and the chapel was deserted. It was given to the protestant church of Montreux after Word War II, on the condition that it took on all expenses and allowed the chapel to be used for services in the English language. The chapel became annexed to the parish of Montreux in the Evangelical Church of the Canton de Vaud.
They played at Caux in 2016...
• Sine Nomine Quartet
Sunday 1st May, 5:00PM
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major Op. 74 “Harps”
Patrick GENET and François GOTTRAUX, violins
Hans EGIDI, viola
Marc JAERMANN, cello
• Geneva Brass Quintet
Sunday 5th June, 5:00PM
From opera to cinema: Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Chaplin, Morricone
Samuel GAILLE and Lionel WALTER, trumpets
Christophe STRUZENEGGER, horn
David REY, trombone
Eric REY, tuba
• Bern’s wind Octet
Sunday 18th September, 5:00PM
A musical journey from Prague to Vienna with Mozart, Krommer, Myslivecek and Beethoven.
Beat ANDERWERT and Catherine KAMPER, oboe
Séverine PAYET and Patrick BADER, clarinet
Monika SCHNEIDER and Thomas WALTER, bassoon
Christian HOLENSTEIN and Sebastian SCHINDLER, horn
• Les Vocalistes Romands
Sunday 16th October, 5:00PM
Music by French composers from XXth century: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel, Fauré.
Conductor: Renaud BOUVIER
Choir: Les Vocalistes Romands
They played at Caux in 2015...
• Eight Seasons
Sunday 3rd May, 5:00PM
Irene Abrigo, solo violin and direction
Chamber orchestra, Ensemble Circuito Musica
• Stabat Mater
Sunday 28th June, 5:00PM
Capucine Keller, soprano
Maria Irene Fantini, mezzo-soprano
Chamber ensemble, Chiome d’Oro
• “My piano is my life” : Chopin, Liszt
Monday 3rd August, 8:00PM
François-René Duchâble, piano
Alain Carré, narrator
• Celtic ballad to the Hebrides by Filidh Ruadh
Sunday 11th October, 5:00PM
Isabelle Watson, voice and percussion
Nikita Pfister, hackbrett and diatonic accordions
Christiane Rupp, celtic harp and voice