Saint-Séverin Church Concert Series
2 Rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, 75005 Paris
Capacity 500 seats
For all audiences
Highlights: Saint-Séverin Church Concert Series
How can you imagine Christmas and New Year's Eve in Paris without slipping into a church to listen to a classical concert? The Saint-Severin Church will be filling its halls with special music from famous composers such as Bach, Corelli, Schubert, Charpentier, Telemann... A truly spiritual experience with the best of the best! Allow yourself to be lulled by this heaven-sent music, written by a man, and played for mankind. A sweet and exquisite pleasure!
Story: Saint-Séverin Church Concert Series
Two holidays, two different musical atmospheres, each as grand as the other. The Saint-Séverin Church offers you memories to last a life-time for Christmas, on the 25th of December, and New Year's Eve, on the 31st of December!
Monday, December 25th, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. ★ Christmas Concert ★
Christmas Concert at Saint-Séverin
With the Orchestre Les Solistes Français, Sabine Revault d'Allonnes (soprano) and Paul Rouger (solo violin)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Mozart: A Little Night Music
Handel: Lascia / Rejoice greatly
Caccini: Ave Maria
Sacred and Popular Christmas Carols
Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. ★ New Year's Eve Concert ★
New Year's Eve Concert at Saint-Séverin
With the Kaleid Brass and Percussion Ensemble conducted by Jean-Charles Dunand
Bach: Toccata and fugue, Passacaglia
Strauss: Festmusik der Stadt Wien
Handel: Gloria in excelcis Deo, Fireworks
The Saint-Séverin Church
If you are a lover of religious artwork and you are looking for the niches splendors of ecclesiastical iconography offered to you in Paris, apart from the museums, then a visit to the church of Saint-Séverin is a must! Take your time to admire the several artworks this church has to offer such as The Preaching of St John the Baptist, The Marriage of the Virgin, The Last Supper, Christ with Martha and Mary, St Genevieve distributing bread to the poor, The Translation of the Crown of Thorns, The Apotheosis of St Francis of Sales, and the superb golden fresco of the Tree of Jesse (the first use of the image of a tree to depict genealogy in Western art)...
In the Saint-Séverin Church, a jewel of flamboyant gothic style from the 15th century, we also invite you to discover the superb stained glass window, the double-collateral constructions, and the double ambulatory. This particular church will plunge you into a world of medieval art in a bewitching atmosphere from another century.
Located in the heart of the lively Latin Quarter, the church owes its name to the presence of a hermit named Séverin who settled there in the 6th century. Where once was solitude is now a bustling metropolis; the centuries may follow one another but they are not alike! Music lovers will not be left out since they will be found with dropped jaws at the superb sculpted organ housed in the Saint-Séverin Church. Take this unique chance to see a grandiose concert in which an organ along with other instruments will resound in a casing of the most medieval of architecture!
Fast facts Capacity: 500 Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: No Heating: Yes