La Madeleine Church Concert Series

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La Madeleine Church

Until February 25, 2023

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, 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)

 

Saturday, December 24th 2022 at 7pm
With the Orchestre Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Silent night, holy night, Jesus let my joy remain
Pachelbel Canon
Christian Nights
Schubert Ave Maria
Albinoni Adagio

 

Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 8 pm
With the Orchestre Les Violons de France, Cécile Besnard (soprano) and Franços Moreau (solo violin)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Silent night, holy night, Jesus, let my joy remain
Pachelbel Canon
Christian Nights
Schubert Ave Maria
Albinoni Adagio
Mozart Alleluia

 

Thursday, January 3, 2023 at 8pm
With the orchestra Les Violons de France
Schubert Ave Maria
Pachelbel Canon 
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Mozart A Little Night Music

 

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 8 pm
With the Orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Schubert, Gounod Ave Maria
Pachelbel Canon 
Albinoni Adagio
Grieg Solveig's song 
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 8pm
With the orchestra Les Violons de France
Schubert Ave Maria
Pachelbel Canon 
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Mozart A Little Night Music

 

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8pm
With the Orchestre Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard, soprano.
Schubert, Gounod Ave Maria
Pachelbel Canon 
Albinoni Adagio
Grieg Solveig's song 
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8:30 pm
With the orchestra Les Violons de France
Schubert Ave Maria
Pachelbel Canon 
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Mozart A Little Night Music


Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8pm
With the Orchestre Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Canon Pachelbel
Albinoni Adagio
Grieg Solveig's song
Schubert/Gounod Ave Maria 


Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 8 pm
With the Orchestra Les Violons de France
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Mozart A Little Night Music
Pachelbel Canon
Schubert Ave Maria


Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 8pm
With the Orchestra Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Canon Pachelbel
Albinoni Adagio
Grieg Solveig's song
Schubert/Gounod Ave Maria 

 

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8 pm
With the Orchestre Les Violons de France and Cécile Besnard (soprano)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (complete)
Canon Pachelbel
Albinoni Adagio
Grieg Solveig's song
Schubert/Gounod Ave Maria

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La Madeleine Church

Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

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.


Fast facts

Capacity: 150

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

Heating? No

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