Helios Orchestra at Saint Germain des Prés Church

Saint Germain des Prés Church

Until January 1, 2022

No dialogue

Location

Saint Germain des Prés Church
3 place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris
Capacity 100 seats

Duration

Approximately 1 hour

Without 


Details

Concert

Recommended for all ages

Without dialogue


Highlights

Established in 2014, the Hélios Orchestra has since made a name for itself as one of France’s most ambitious orchestras. Committed to providing a platform for young talent, it allows newly graduated musicians to train alongside renowned instrumentalists.
This year, the Hélios Orchestra is treating audiences to a series of classical concerts in the majestic Saint Germain des Prés Church, featuring music ranging from Chopin’s Nocturnes to gospel singing. 

Story

Youth, ambition, eclecticism: these three words capture the essence of the  Hélios Orchestra. Shifting seamlessly between baroque and contemporary music, orchestra and quartet, the performers breathe new life into pieces by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Schubert and more. Whatever the work, their concerts captivate.
Please note that arrangements vary between string quartets and orchestra. The arrangement of each concert is indicated beneath the programme.
Discover the full performance programme below.

 

Concert Programme

Saturday, September 18th at 8:45 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

Hélios String Quartet, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Friday, October 1st at 8:45 p.m.

"Summer" and "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Meditation from Thaïs by Massenet, Aria by Bach, Ave Maria by Schubert, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Andante Cantabile by Paganini, Nocturne by Chopin, Salut d’Amour by Elgar, Czardas by Monti

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel, Nicolas Alvarez, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Saturday, October 16th at 8:45 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel, Nicolas Alvarez, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Friday, October 22nd at 8:45 p.m.

The Greatest Opera Arias for Mezzo

Ave Maria by Gounod, La truite by Schubert, extracts from Carmen by Bizet, "Va pensiero" from Nabucco and "Stride la vampa" by Verdi, "La Mort de Didon" by Purcell, "Lascia ch’io pianga" by Haendel, "O del mio dolce ardor" by Gluck, "Voi che sapete" from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, "Bereite dich Zion" by Bach, "Esurientes, implevit" and "Cum dederit" by Vivaldi.

Hélios Quartet, Daïa Durimel (soliste alto)

 

Saturday, November 6th at 8:45 p.m.

"Summer" and "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Meditation from Thaïs by Massenet, Aria by Bach, Ave Maria by Schubert, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Andante Cantabile by Paganini, Nocturne by Chopin, Salut d’Amour by Elgar, Czardas by Monti

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel, Nicolas Alvarez, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Saturday, November 20th at 8:45 p.m.

Recital of the Great Opera Arias for Soprano and String Quartet

Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, "Casta Diva" from Norma by Bellini, extracts from Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Ave Maria by Gounod, "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni, "Habanera" from Carmen by Bizet, "E strano...sempre libera" from La Traviata by Verdi, "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae solennes de confessore by Mozart, Clair de Lune by Debussy, "Ebben ? Ne Andro Lontana" from La Wally by Catalani, "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess by Gershwin

Hélios String Quartet, Erminie Blondel (soprano lyrique)

 

Saturday, December 4th at 8:45 p.m.

Oboe Concerto by Cimarosa, Requiem by Mozart, Requiem by Martin Kraus

Helios Orchestra, Chœurs Elisabeth Brasseur, Antoine Sebillotte (direction and oboe)

 

Friday, December 10th at 8:45 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel, Nicolas Alvarez, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Friday, December 17th at 8:45 p.m.

The great classical airs for violin

Divertimento in D major, K. 136 by Mozart, Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate, "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Carmen by Bizet arrangement by Sarasate, Crisantemi by Puccini, Clair de Lune by Debussy, Chaconne by Vitali, Légende by Wieniawski, Ave Maria by Caccini and Canon by Pachelbel

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel, Nicolas Alvarez, Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin solo)

 

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 7 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

Hélios String Quartet, Glen Rouxel (violin solo)

 

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Saint Germain des Prés Church

3 place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris

At the time of its initiation in the 6th century, this church, now in the dead center of Paris, was in the meadowy outskirts of the city. Despite various fires throughout the centuries that destroyed portions of the abbey and grounds, the church itself still stands, remaining one of the oldest churches in all of France. It did not, however, entirely escape timultuous times, victim to everything from viking seiges to gunpowder explosions, it's a wonder the halls are still standing at all!

 

From an architectural perspective, the Saint Germain des Prés Church remains one of the very first edifices built in Gothic style, serving as an inspiration for thousands more to come. A historic monument entirely its own, over the years the halls of this church have been graced by kings, saints, and popes. You can even find the tomb of French philosopher Réné Descartes!

FAQ

How do I get to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church?

The church is accessible by the metro station Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Line 4). 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?

Each concert lasts approximately one hour, without an intermission.

Are these concerts for travellers or French people?

Both! Each year the Saint Germain des Prés Church welcomes visitors who come from across the globe. With a programme of composers originating from various countries around the world, these concerts can be enjoyed by speakers of any language.

Can I take pictures during the performance ?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful Saint-Germain-des-Près Chruch to remember your night out!