Hélios Orchestra at La Madeleine Church
Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
Capacity 150 seats
Classical Music Concert
The Helios Orchestra is waiting for you to enjoy the most famous works of classical music in the midst of magnificent architecture. Choirs, soloists and orchestra will perform from a rich repertoire including Strauss waltzes, traditional Christmas carols, and Mozart concertos.
The Helios Orchestra is characterized by the diversity of its concert programming as well as its commitment to the professional integration of young people through orchestral practice. Founded in 2014 by Paul Savalle, it is made up of extraordinary musicians from national orchestras as well as young professionals who have recently graduated from prestigious graduate schools.
For several years, the Helios Orchestra has been bringing a varied and captivating repertoire to the La Madeleine Church, which will delight all music lovers from around the world.
Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
Under the direction of conductor Jean-Marie Puissant, with the Chœur Variatio and the Chœur Nicolas de Grigny
Requiem by Verdi
Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.
Under the direction of conductor Matthieu Cabanes, with the Chœur Hélios Éphémère
Requiem by Mozart, Boléro by Ravel
Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.
Under the direction of conductor Matthieu Cabanes, with the Chœur Hélios Éphémère and the Chœur Darius Milhaud
Great Concert of Traditional Christmas Carols
Monday, December 26th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.
Under the direction of conductor Jean-Charles Dunand, with the Chœur Tempestuoso
Requiem by Mozart, Boléro by Ravel
Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Jean-Charles Dunand, with the Chœur Tempestuoso and l’Orchestre Hélios
Boléro by Ravel and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 10:45 p.m.
Under the direction of Dominique Magloire
Gospel Hélios Concert at La Madeleine Church
La Madeleine Church
History and Fun Facts about La Madeleine Church
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 commissioned 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 was neglected in favor 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 hotspot for classical music concerts.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No
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 church?
We invite you to arrive around 15 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. An English-speaking staff member will guide you to your seats.
Please note that the church doors will be closed five minutes before the start of the concert and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry.
How long do the concerts last?
The concerts last between one and two hours depending on the programme and without an intermission.