Helios Orchestra at Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church

Until December 30, 2022

No dialogue

Location

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

Duration

1 hour and 15 minutes

No intermission


Details

Classical Music Concert

Recommended for all ages

Without dialogue


Highlights

Established in 2014, the Hélios Orchestra has 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 they are playing, 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

 

Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) by Mozart

 

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

Under the direction of conductor Matthieu Cabanes, with the Chœur Hélios Éphémère

Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Ave Maria by Camille Saint-Saëns

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

“Summer” and “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Overture of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, “Méditation” from the opera 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, Liebesgruss (Love's Greeting) by Elgar, Czardas by Monti
 

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) by Mozart

 

Friday, November 18th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

Divertimento in D major, K.136 by Mozart, Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) by Sarasate, “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Carmen by Bizet arranged by Sarasate, Crisantemi by Puccini, “Pizzicato Polka” by Strauss, Clair de Lune (Moonlight) by Debussy, Chaconne by Vitali, Légende by Wieniawski, Ave Maria by Caccini, Canon by Pachelbel

 

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) by Mozart

 

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

“Summer” and “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Overture of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, “Méditation” from the opera 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, Liebesgruss (Love's Greeting) by Elgar, Czardas by Monti

 

Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

Christmas Concerto by Corelli, Ave Maria by Caccini and Schubert, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

 

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

Gospel concert with the Helios Gospel Choir directed by Dominique Magloire

"Oh Happy days"

"Oh When the Saints"

"Amazing Grace and other songs"

 

Friday, December 30th, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

With Glen Rouxel (violin)

Christmas Concerto by Corelli, Ave Maria by Caccini and Schubert, The Four Seasons complete by Vivaldi

 

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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 Saint-Germain-des-Prés?

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 travelers 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!

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