Sainte-Chapelle Concert Series

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

Until 29 June 2020

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 chapel'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.

STORY

Located on the Isle de la Cite, 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.

 

Have a look at this year's December programme:

 

Friday, December 20 at 6 pm

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Srauss’s Valses and Polka

 

Saturday, December 21 at 6 pm

Christmas at the Sainte Chapelle during the Renaissance: Ave Maria and Christmas tradition by Bach, Purcell, Bach, Corelli.

 

Sunday, December 22 at 6 pm

Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

 

Monday, December 23 at 6 pm

Voices of angels “Angel wings” sing Christmas at the Holy Chapel:

Corellis’s Concerto for the night of Christmas, Bach and Aria’s Jesus my joy abides.

Popular and sacred Christmas songs throughout the centuries:

Jingle bells, Sweet night, He was born the divine child, beautiful tree...

 

Tuesday, December 24 at 6 pm

Christmas eve at the Holy Chapel:

Corellis’s Concerto for the night of Christmas, J.S. Bach’s Jesus my joy abides.

Popular and sacred Christmas songs throughout the centuries:

Jingle bells, Christian midnight, Sweet night, He was born the divine child...

 

Friday, December 27 at 6 pm

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Srauss’s Valses and Polka

 

Saturday, December 28 at 6 pm

Christmas at the Sainte Chapelle during the Renaissance: Ave Maria and Christmas tradition by Bach, Purcell, Bach, Corelli.

 

Sunday, December 29 at 6 pm

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Srauss’s Valses and Polka.

 

Monday, December 30 at 6 pm

New Year’s concert in the Holy Chapel: Strauss’s Valses and Polkas, Radetsky’s march, Feuerfest.

 

Tuesday, December 31 at 6 pm

New Year’s concert in the Holy Chapel: Strauss’s Valses and Polkas, Radetsky’s march, Feuerfest.

REVIEWS

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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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 between 30 and 45 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. Since the Holy Chapel is located in Paris Palace of Justice, awaited concert. It is forbidden to bring sharp metal objects (knives, scissors, bends etc.), motorcycle helmets, or glass bottles into the chapel. Security guards can not guarantee that any confiscated items will be returned to their owners.

 

Please note that the door will not be closed.

 

Where will I be seated?

There are three categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the performers. Our VIP category 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.