Saint Sulpice Church Concert Series
2 Rue Palatine, 75006 Paris
Capacity : 600 seats
Recommended for all ages
Known to have one of the best Organs in Paris and located conveniently in the center of the city in the 6th arrondissement, Saint- Sulpice Church is hosting a classical music concert. Often compared in size and beauty to the famous Notre- Dame, you can attend a live orchestra concert while admiring the garnishing surrounding the 17th century church.
You might recognize the notable church from one of the scenes in the memorable film “The Da Vinci Code”. A beauty like this was not completed in one day, it took two centuries to complete the structure of the Saint- Sulpice. Let yourself be serenated by the harmonizing sound of professional musicians performing to the classical songs of some of the most prestigious composers in our times.
You can witness Wolfgang Mozart’s Requiem one of his final masterpieces and Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 in an authentic and admired Catholic Church that shines inside and out. Visit one of Paris’ landmarks and discover the antiques from centuries ago that surround the second largest church in the city.
Show peogramme for March:
Friday, March 20 at 8:45 pm
1. J.S. Bach- Piano concert in F minor BWV 1056
2. Martin Palmeri- Mistango "mass for Buenos Aires"
EuroMusic Chamber Orchestra
Chceur Hugues Reiner
Guillemette Laurens- Mezzo soprano
Gilbert Pereyra,bandoneon Angelina Natal playing the piano for Bach (12 years old and winner of numerous international prizes)
Martin Palmeri- Piano for Mistango
Hugues Reiner- Director
Saint- Sulpice Church
Recognized as one of the oldest and tallest Roman Catholic churches in Paris, the church originally got recognition from appearing in one of the famous scenes in the film “The Da Vinci Code". Though the Saint- Sulpice started gaining more visitors from being spotted in the movie curious individuals kept coming back because of its beautiful landscape and antique elaboration.
Construction for this beauty began in 1646 and finally completed in 1870, it took some time to complete the assembly due to lack of financial resources. It contains some of the most interesting artifacts such as:
1. Gnomon which was used to determine Easter day and the hour once light hit it and a shadow was introduced on the floor (this is one of the reasons the church was not destroyed during the Revolutionary War).
2. Located on the outside of the church is a statue of Saint Peter with a gold foot due to it having been rubbed so often by visitors.
3. A very impressive and massive organ, one of the biggest in Paris.
4. A number of murals signed by Eugène Delacroix.
Once visiting this remarkable church you’ll notice other fascinating details about its structure that will leave you breathless. Saint- Sulpice is one-way people can re-visit Paris’ history.
Where will I be seated?
One of the crew members in the Saint- Sulpice Church will guide you to your seat in accordance to the seat number printed on your ticket.
How do I get to the Church?
The theatre is accessible by the metro station Odéon in line 4 or by bus lines 39 and 95 with final stop in Michel Debre station. 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 30 minutes before the beginning of the show and present your voucher at the front desk. The church's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats. Please note that the performances at the Saint- Sulpice Church begin precisely on time.
Does the venue have a specific dress code?
For Parisian operas, ballets, and classical music concerts the attire tends to be a bit fancier than in other venues, so feel free to have a little fun and dress to impress. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in casual chic attire. Generally, elegant casual wear is required, jackets are recommended for men. Shorts, Bermuda shorts, flip-flops, sportswear and trainers are discouraged.
Is it a show for travelers or French people?
Both! The performance consists solemnly on an array of musical notes presented by the orchestra. Language will not be an obstacle during the show. Just sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful melody on stage.
Is a show programme included with my tickets?
Tickets for Saint- Sulpice Concert Series do not include a program.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour with no intermission.