Christmas in Paris: Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Churches in Paris:
Paris has some of the most beautiful and historical churches and many of these are regular venues for classical music performances. During the festive season these famous churches traditionally host special Christmas concerts.
If you’re spending Christmas in Paris, you can enjoy Christmas music, classical or religious music at one of the many Christmas concerts in the city.
Famous Paris Churches
Many of these Christmas concerts are held at venues which are themselves famous Paris attractions such as the Sainte Chapelle, which is famous for its stained glass windows, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Madeleine.
Most of these Christmas concerts are limited-performance events, so book early if you don’t want to miss out.
See the calendar of Christmas concerts in Paris churches and to make your concert ticket bookings, just click on the links below.
Christmas Concerts in Paris Churches
|Dec 1 – 26||Christmas Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle |
Celebrate the holiday season in Paris with favourite classical music repertoire at the famous Sainte Chapelle. At the Sainte Chapelle Christmas concerts, visitors can experience one of the most breathtaking sights in Paris while enjoying a superb performance.
Read more about Sainte Chapelle Here.
|December-10||Notre-Dame de Paris – World Premiere – Philippe Hersant |
Not a Christmas concert, but during the festive season, a concert at the Notre-Dame Cathedral is something special, especially in light of the celebration of its 850th anniversary year. The Musique Sacrée à Notre-Dame de Paris, has commissioned a new work by Philippe Hersant which features the cathedral’s two organs, the entire Notre-Dame de Paris choir as well as the brass ensemble Les Sacqueboutiers.
|Dec 15,22, |
|Christmas Concert at St Ephrem Church |
Enjoy a concert in the exceptional acoustics of the small church of St Ephrem in the heart of the historical centre of Paris. The Orchestre Les Violons de France performs a varied program including works by some of the most well-loved composers.
|December-13||Eglise des Billettes Christmas Songs |
Enjoy the finest Christmas repertoire by the five member Wishful Singing ensemble. The five ladies will perform traditional Christmas songs by Bach, Praetorius, Britten and Van Klaveren.
|December-20||Salle Pleyel – Handel’s Messiah |
This is not a church, but for those who want to enjoy Handel’s traditional Christmas composition, the Academy of Ancient Music will perform this 1741 sacred oratorio with period instruments.
|December-20, 23||Christmas Concerts at St. Germain des Près |
Celebrate the holiday season in Paris with a Christmas concert in Saint-Germain des Près Church. Les Solistes Français will perform sacred as well as popular Christmas songs.
|December-21, 23, 26, 29||Christmas Concert at La Madeleine |
Enjoy this festive concert with famous vocal and instrumental works by the greatest composers at one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. The Orchestre les Violons de France’s concert programme includes favourite holiday songs, as well as Schubert’s famous “Ave Maria”, sung by soprano Cécile Besnard.
|December-25||Christmas Concert: St. Severin Church |
At this Christmas Day concert, Les Solistes Francais Orchestra and Les Solistes Francais Chorus perform works by Bach, excepts from The Messiah and other Christmas favourites.
|December-24,25,31,Jan 1||Gospel Christmas Concert at Eglise des Billettes |
Celebrate the holiday season in Paris with a festive Christmas concert at Eglise des Billettes. The 14-member vocal ensemble, Gospel River, performs traditional music of the African American church.
Apart from the above list of Christmas concerts, there are many other concerts and performances in Paris every day. You can see the complete list of Paris concerts and book your concert tickets HERE.
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