Sainte-Chapelle Concert Series

Concert in the Sainte-Chapelle
The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)

Until January 2, 2022

No dialogue

Location

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)
8 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Capacity 200 seats

Duration

1 hour

No intermission


Details

Classical concert

Recommended for all ages

No dialogue


Highlights

The gloriously elaborate Holy Chapel is a pearl of Gothic French architecture. Spend an evening marveling at the Sainte-Chapelle's vaulted ceilings and stained glass pannelling - all while enjoying the harmonious sounds of violins and the cello from some of the finest classical composers.

To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such as a dinner, or some champagne. See below for more details.

Story

Located on the Ile de la Cité, just minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of France's most visited monuments. But few of the million visitors who pass through the chapel's ornately carved doors each year have the privilege of attending an exclusive classical concert on the other side.

Euromusic Productions has assembled the finest sets and soloists in Paris to bring you a series of concerts and recitals that pay homage to classical music greats. Masterpieces by JS Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Handel all make the list, a score of others stretching from the baroque period through the 20th century.

 

Add-Ons & Special Experiences

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose one of the following upgrated offers at the time of booking:

 

Champagne + Show

This offer includes a complementary glass of champagne at the restaurant 'L'Annexe', located just in front of the Sainte-Chapelle access door. You will be able to benefit from your glass of champagne before or after the concert.

 

Dinner + Show

This offer includes a 3-course dinner at the typical Parisian bistro 'Les Fous de l'Ile'. You will be offered several dinner schedules when booking your tickets.

At the restaurant, you will have a choice of 5 starters, 5 main courses and 5 desserts, including vegetarian options. Drinks are not included.

 

Concert Program

Saturday, October 16th at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Chaconne by Vitali and Pachelbel’s Canon

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin solo)

 

Saturday, October 16th at 7:20 p.m.

Adagio! The most beautiful quartets

Music by Pachelbel, Beethoven, Haendel, Mozart, Borodine et Dvorak

Classik Ensemble Quartet

 

Saturday, October 23rd at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Haendel’s Sarabande and Pachelbel’s Canon

Paris Classik Orchestra, Bertrand Cervera (violin solo)

 

Saturday, October 23rd at 7:20 p.m.

Sonatas and partitas for violin by Johann Sebastian Bach

Bertrand Cervera (solo violin of the Orchestre National de France)

 

Sunday, October 24th at 6 p.m.

Ave Maria at the Sainte-Chapelle: Prestige & masterpieces of sacred music

Schubert, Gounod, Caccini, Haendel, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, …

Paris Classik Orchestra, Claire Cervera (mezzo soprano)

 

Saturday, October 30th at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Albinoni’s Adagio and Pachelbel’s Canon

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin solo)

 

Saturday, October 30th at 7:20 p.m.

Adagio! The most beautiful quartets

Music by Pachelbel, Beethoven, Haendel, Mozart, Borodine et Dvorak

Classik Ensemble Quartet

 

Sunday, October 31st at 6 p.m.

Ave Maria at the Sainte-Chapelle: opera arias & sacred music

Schubert, Gounod, Caccini, Haendel, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Bach

Orchestra Classik Ensemble, Fabienne Conard (soprano)

 

Sunday, October 31st at 7:20 p.m.

Complete sonatas and partitas for violin by Bach

Paul Rouger (violin)

 

Monday, November 1st at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Albinoni’s Adagio and Pachelbel’s Canon

Orchestra Les Solistes Français, Paul Rouger (violin solo)

 

Monday, November 1st at 7:20 p.m.

Complete sonatas and partitas for violin by Bach

Paul Rouger (violin)

 

Saturday, December 18th at 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Ave Maria, lullabies at the Sainte-Chapelle: Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Corelli... Sacred and traditional carols

Sophie Pattey (soprano & percussions), Gilles Harlé (harpsichord), David Braccini (violin)

 

Sunday, December 19th at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Waltzes and Polka by Strauss

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Sunday, December 19th at 7.20 p.m.

Angel wings sing Christmas at the Sainte-Chapelle: Christmas Concerto by Corelli, popular and sacred Christmas songs: Jingle bells, Silent Night, Il est né, le divin Enfant, O Tannenbaum..., Aria and Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Bach

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine, Soloists and Children's Choir of the Paris Opera, Gaël Darchen (direction)

 

Monday, December 20th at 6 p.m.

Abegg Variations by Schumann, Étude Op. 25, No. 11 and Scherzo No. 2 by Chopin, Sonata D. 664 by Schubert, Transcendental Étude No. 12 “Chasse-neige” and Tarantella by Liszt, Excerpts from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Angelina Natal (14-year-old pianist and winner of numerous international prizes)

 

Tuesday, December 21st at 6 p.m.

Lyrical Christmas Eve

4 Prayers by Schubert, Melodies for 4 voices by Haydn and popular and sacred Christmas carols

Quatuor Lyrique de Paris, Marie-Françoise Lefort (soprano), Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Joachim Bresson (tenor), Hugues Reiner (bass) and Gillian Mencière (piano)

 

Wednesday, December 22nd at 6 p.m.

Christmas in Buenos Aires - Piazzolla by Piazzolla

Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla (percussion), Mariano Sivori (double bass), Bertrand Cervera (violin), Nicolas Guerschberg (piano)

 

Wednesday, December 22nd at 7.20 p.m.

Great Christmas Eve: popular and sacred carols, lullabies and Ave Maria

Bertrand Cervera (solo violin of the Orchestre National de France), Catherine Lenert (piano), Claire Cervera (mezzo soprano)

 

Thursday, December 23rd at 6 p.m.

Angel wings sing Christmas at the Sainte-Chapelle: Christmas Concerto by Corelli, popular and sacred Christmas songs: Jingle bells, Silent Night, Il est né, le divin Enfant, O Tannenbaum..., Aria and Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Bach

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine, Soloists and Children's Choir of the Paris Opera, Gaël Darchen (direction)

 

Friday, December 24th at 6 p.m.

Christmas Concerto by Corelli, Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Bach, Sacred and popular Christmas carols: Angels We Have Heard on High, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Il est né, le divin Enfant...

Classik Ensemble, David Braccini (solo violin), Chœur Paris Cité, Claude Massoz (conductor)

 

Friday, December 24th at 7.20 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Ave Maria and lullabies at the Sainte-Chapelle: Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Corelli... Sacred and traditional carols
Sophie Pattey (soprano & percussions), Gilles Harlé (harpsichord), David Braccini (violin)

 

Sunday, December 26th at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Waltzes and Polka by Strauss

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Sunday, December 26th at 7.20 p.m.

Christmas Concerto by Corelli, Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Bach, Sacred and popular Christmas carols: Angels We Have Heard on High, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Il est né, le divin Enfant...

Classik Ensemble, David Braccini (solo violin), Chœur Paris Cité, Claude Massoz (conductor)

 

Monday, December 27th at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Waltzes and Polka by Strauss

Classik Ensemble Orchestra, David Braccini (violin)

 

Monday, December 27th at 7.20 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Ave Maria and lullabies at the Sainte-Chapelle: Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Corelli... Sacred and traditional Christmas

Sophie Pattey (soprano & percussions), Gilles Harlé (harpsichord), David Braccini, (violin)

 

Tuesday, December 28th at 6 p.m.

New Year's concert

Waltzes and Polkas by Strauss, Voices from Heaven and great opera arias by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Handel and Dvořák, Ave Maria by Caccini and Schubert

Classik Ensemble, Aurélie Loilier (soprano)

 

Wednesday, December 29th at 6 p.m.

New Year's Concerts at the Sainte-Chapelle

Waltzes and Polkas, Radetsky March and Feuerfest by Strauss

Les Solistes Français, Paul Rouger (solo violin)

 

Thursday, December 30th 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Adagio by Albinoni, Ave Maria by Schubert and Caccini

Orchestre Les Solistes Français, Paul Rouger (violin)

 

Friday, December 31st at 6 p.m.

Opera arias and operettas for the New Year: Mozart, Strauss, Offenbach, Puccini, Bellini

Les Solistes Français Orchestra, Sabine Revault d'Allones (soprano)

 

Friday, December 31st at 7.20 p.m.

New Year's Concerts at the Sainte-Chapelle

Waltzes and Polkas, Radetsky March and Feuerfest by Strauss

Les Solistes Français, Paul Rouger (solo violin)

 

Sunday, January 2nd 2022 at 6 p.m.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Adagio by Albinoni, Ave Maria by Schubert and Caccini

Orchestre Les Solistes Français, Paul Rouger (violin)

 

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

Reviews

A very good evening

A beautiful concert, in a divine location, the Sainte Chapelle, followed by a dinner in a bistro that was a real find,"les fous de l'Ile". The welcome was lovely, the cuisine inventive and modern with traditional flavors. A real success.

Isabelle C
10 months ago

Magical historical evening

I thought the ambiance, location and concert were incredible. We were very sensitive to the location and the history of the Sainte-Chapelle but seeing a concert in it made it all more special. I wish we had been given a program instead of having to purchase it.

Colette
2 years ago

Not to be missed

Definitely a must do event in Paris! I have been three times and the music and ambience never fails to overwhelm me. Love this venue!!

catherine b
2 years ago

Wonderful evening

Excellent concert! Everything was beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of it! The only thing was that the weather was very hot and the Sainte-Chapelle doesn’t have ventilation.

Sandra Cecilia
2 years ago

Concert in a jewel venue

Beautiful music in a beautiful setting! The musicians were very talented and the acoustics in the chapel were outstanding. The concert lasted for 1 hour. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thomas S
2 years ago

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel)

8 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Paris’ Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is one of the finest remaining examples of Gothic French architecture. Built in the first half of the thirteenth century, it belongs to the ‘Rayonnant’ period, an architectural style characterised by an increased emphasis on ornate decoration rather than grand size. The chapel formed part of the medieval Palais de la Cité, where the French monarchy resided until the 14th Century. It was originally built to house Louis IX’s priceless collection of relics, including the Crown of Thorns of Christ, one of Christianity’s most cherished artefacts. Although damaged during the French Revolution, the chapel was restored to its shimmering prime thanks to a major renovation during the 19th century.

 

Much of the chapel as it appears today is the fruit of reconceptions by its various skilled restorers. But two thirds of the chapel’s most distinctive element, its magnificent stained glass panelling, are completely authentic. With 15 windows that stretch to 15 metres high, the Sainte Chapelle contains one of the most extensive collections of stained glass anywhere in the world. Its panels depict a total of 1,113 scenes from both Old and New Testament. This array of scenes and colours was no doubt intended as the defining feature of the chapel’s infinitely elaborate interior, but its remaining non-stained glass walls are also richly coloured and decorated. Equally impressive is the chapel’s high vaulted ceiling, painted deep blue and gold so as to resemble the night sky. Each year the Sainte Chapelle plays host to a diverse programme of classical concerts and recitals: as a unique Parisian show venue, things don’t get more atmospheric than this!

FAQ

How do I get to the Sainte-Chapelle?

The chapel is accessible by metro station Cité (Line 4) or RER station Saint-Michel Notre Dame. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty on the stage on 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 chapel?

We invite you to arrive at least 40 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. Since the Sainte Chapelle is located within the premises of Paris’ Palace of Justice, concert attendees will need to pass through security checks before accessing the chapel. It is forbidden to bring sharp metal objects (knives, scissors, pliers etc), motorcycle helmets, or glass bottles into the chapel. Security guards cannot guarantee that any confiscated items will be returned to their owners.

Please note that the chapel doors will be closed five minutes before the start of the concert and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry. 

Where will I be seated?

There are three categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the performers. Our Category 1 seats are waiting in the first ten rows of the audience.

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 Holy Chapel welcomes a million visitors who come from across the globe. With a program of composers originating from various countries around the world, these concerts can be enjoyed by speakers of any language.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no dress code for the Sainte Chapelle concert series. However, guests are recommended to dress between formal and casual. We suggest avoiding the use of shorts, crocs, and caps.