Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
3 h 30 min
For all audiences
In German with surtitles in French and English
Highlights: Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
What do you first think of when you hear the name Johann Sebastian Bach during the holiday season? Perhaps the Christmas Oratorio?
Well, this Christmas season Théâtre des Champs-Élysées gives you the chance to bask in the glory of two famous compositions, the Christmas Oratorio and Bach’s cantatas n° 1, 2, and 3, as composed in 1734-35. A Christmas concert tradition that started hundreds of years ago!
For this year’s Christmas concert, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, specialists in this repertoire, will perform under the expert baton of Masaaki Suzuki.
Joining the orchestra are four soloists, Anna Dennis (soprano), Hugh Cutting (alto), Guy Cutting (tenor), and Dominic Sedgwick (bass). Together, these musicians will bring Bach’s celestial music to life.
Story: Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday season with Bach's magnificent Christmas Oratorio. Composed of six glorious cantatas, this masterpiece narrates the story of the Nativity with its uplifting choruses, intricate harmonies, and radiant solos. From the angelic proclamation to the triumphant finale, Bach's music evokes the true spirit of Christmas. Experience the majesty and reverence at the heart of this cherished festive tradition in and through the Christmas Oratorio.
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.
Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
How do I get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?
The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by: Metro lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées can be reached by metro lines 1 and 9 at the metro stations Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau. RER subway lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by RER C which runs to the station Pont de l’Alma. Bus lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by the bus lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92, which stop at the stations Pierre Charron - François 1ᵉʳ and George V. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.
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Is the Christmas Oratorio for an international audience or French speakers?
Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles properly for the Christmas Oratorio?
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Is tipping customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
Tips are not allowed at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?
This depends on the delay. The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.
Those who arrive later will be allowed to watch the performance from the screens located outside of the auditorium, around the perimeter of the Orchestra and will be allowed to their seats during the intermission (if there is one).
How do I know if my seats are next to each other?
Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.
For shows at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the seats are assigned in odd numbers or even numbers. Therefore, if your tickets are consecutive odd numbers or even numbers (For example: 1, 3, 5,…), they will be adjacent.