Mirepoix Musique promotes concerts of classical music (particularly French and English) and other cultural events in and around the mediaeval town of Mirepoix, in the Midi-Pyrénées.

See our latest events plan

Who we are

The Artistic Director of Mirepoix Musique is the English composer John Woolrich, who has been Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School and of the Aldeburgh Festival in England.


Mariette Purcell


Emma Lashford


Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Diego Masson
Pierre-André Valade
Betsy Jolas

Get involved

Become a Friend

Join us to help establish a platform for classical music in Mirepoix. As a Friend you will benefit from a discount on tickets and invitations to a range of special events. Download a Friend application form (pdf).


We need volunteers to join our team of helpers. At concerts you could greet people at the door, help direct the audience to their seats, sell programmes or serve refreshments. Or you could help set up a rehearsal venue, put up staging, house or feed a musician. There is always a job for someone to do, and we are grateful for any help.

Sponsor a concert

Our relationship with event sponsors is a mutually beneficial partnership, which supports our work, and promotes your business. Sponsoring of an event enables you to support your community, benefit your employees and enhance your business profile.

Advertise in the programme

Please contact us if you would like to place an advertisement in a programme.


Birgitta Lagerström

Sunday 29 March 2015 16:30
Salle André Malraux (Cinématheque) Mirepoix 09500

Birgitta Lagerström parle de son roman Death in Sao Tome.

Birgitta Lagerström is a former journalist and has worked at the Ministry of Womens' Affairs in Angola. She was also a teacher of English for ex-guerilla soldiers at Danhiko School in Harare, Zimbabwe. Birgitta lives near Mirepoix.

Tickets: €10
Members: €7
05 61 68 83 76 or

The music of the Limoux Carnival

12 April 2015 16:30
Salle André Malraux (Cinématheque), Mirepoix 09500

Mark Lockett, who is on the faculty of La Fabrique des Arts Carcassonne, will talk about the music for the carnival in Limoux.

Tickets: €10
Members: €7
05 61 68 83 76 or

Russ Melcher

19 April 2015 16:30
Salle André Malraux (Cinématheque), Mirepoix 09500

The American photographer Russell Melcher, who was bureau chief of Magnum Photos in Paris (the picture agency founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson). will show and talk about his photographic work, which ranges from documenting some of the great political moments in 20th century to history to intimate portraits of Hollywood stars.

Tickets: €10
Members: €7
05 61 68 83 76 or

Previous events archive