La Madeleine Church Concert Series

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La Madeleine Church

Until November 26, 2022

No dialogue

Location

La Madeleine Church
Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
Capacity 150 seats

Duration

1h20min

Without intermission


Details

Concert 

For all audiences

No dialogue


Highlights

There are pieces of classical music that will always resonate at their highest potential in a church. You can appreciate the grace, spirituality, and beauty of the musical timbre and the smoothness of the voice in an environment so intimate that it makes you feel like you could reach out and touch the resounding music itself. Come to this Parisian church to hear Mozart's Requiem, Schubert's and Gounod's Ave Maria, or the famous Four Seasons by Vivaldi! Discover some of the world’s most well-known arias ringing through the halls of Paris’ one-and-only la Madeleine!

Story

Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, Gounod, Albinoni, Pachelbel... These are composers who composed what we would call hits today. Everyone has in mind the arias of Schubert's Ave Maria or Gounod's Ave Maria, or the Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem, the beautiful adagio that makes everyone cry from the mere beauty. But how many people can say they have heard them live in a famous Parisian church? Today you have the opportunity to do so in the very heart of Paris at la Madeleine church! This great religious building with its 52 Corinthian columns has served as a decor for the funerals of Fréderic Chopin, Jacques Offenbach, Charles Gounod, Camille Saint-Saëns, Coco Chanel, Joséphine Baker, and many others who we love and adore. All the smoothness of these musical jewels will be restored in an atmosphere conducive to meditation and without a doubt grandiose!

 

Concert programme

 

Saturday, October 8th 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Albinoni: Adagio
Grieg: The Song of Solveig
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)

 

Saturday, October 22nd 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Albinoni: Adagio
Grieg: The Song of Solveig
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)

 

Saturday, October 29th 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Albinoni: Adagio
Grieg: The Song of Solveig
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)

 

Tuesday, November 8th 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)
Mozart: A Little Night Music

 

Saturday, November 12th 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Albinoni: Adagio
Grieg: The Song of Solveig
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)

 

Saturday, November 26th 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod: Ave Maria
Pachelbel: Canon
Albinoni: Adagio
Grieg: The Song of Solveig
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (complete version)

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La Madeleine Church

Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
The imposing Madeleine Church, located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, gave its name to this district of Paris. It is built in perspective of the Palais Bourbon (building that houses the National Assembly), which it faces on the other side of the Place de la Concorde.

In 1757, Louis XV ordered the construction of a new Madeleine Church, but following the Revolution, the work remained on hold. Then, in 1806, Napoleon I decided to build a temple to the glory of the soldiers of the Grande Armée. He imposed the architect Pierre-Alexandre Vignon who razed the old church but kept its columns. He proposed a building reminiscent of Greek temples, with more than 50 Corinthian columns surrounding it. Unfortunately, the construction posed problems to the State and its construction is neglected in favour of the Arc de Triomphe. The Madeleine Church was returned to Catholic worship and the church was inaugurated in 1842 - its construction took 85 years!
In 1846, the church welcomed the great organ of Cavaillé-Coll and many organists succeeded one another at the keyboards of the instrument: Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, etc. It is at the Madeleine Church that the funerals of famous artists such as Frédéric Chopin, Jacques Offenbach, Edith Piaf, Joséphine Baker and more recently Johnny Hallyday have been held. Since its construction, the church has become a hotstop for classical music concerts.

FAQ

How do I get to La Madeleine Church?

The church is accessible by the metro station Madeleine (Lines 8, 12 & 14). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the La Madeleine Church?

We invite you to arrive around 15 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. An English-speaking staff member of La Madeleine Church will guide you to your seats.

How long do the concerts at La Madeleine Church last?

The concerts last approximately one hour and twenty depending on the programme and without an intermission.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19