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 8 – 31||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-8||Christmas Oratorio at Eglise de la Madeleine
Enjoy classical masterpieces at this magnificent Paris church. This concert features J.S. Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratoria.
Read more about La Madeleine Here.
|Dec 16-25||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 center of Paris. The Orchestre Les Violons de France performs a varied program including works by some of the most well-loved composers.
|December-17||Choral Gala Christmas Concert at Eglise Sainte Sulpice
A 400-strong choir will perform works by Bach, Händel, Fauré, Mozart, and Verdi under the direction of Hugues Reiner. Eglise St Sulpice is place of history and fiction which fans of The Da Vinci Code will remember well.
Read more of Eglise St Sulpice Here.
|December-20||Florent Marchet: Noel Songs at Cite de la Musique
Florent Marchet revisits Christmas songs, hymns, texts, poems and other original pieces. Accompanied by instrumentalists and guest vocalists, he creates all the scenery and costumes that belong to the season.
Read more about the Cité de la Musique Here.
|December-21||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-22 to Jan 5||Christmas Concert at La Madeleine
Enjoy this festive concert with famous choral and instrumental works by the greatest composers at one of the most beautiful churches in Paris.The concert programme includes favourite holiday songs, as well as Schubert/Gounod’s famous “Ave Maria”, sung by soprano Cécile Besnard.
|December-31||Holiday Concert: St. Eustache Church
This holiday season, the Orchestra Les Violons de France performs Vivaldi’s beloved “Four Seasons” and favourite Christmas songs, at St. Eustache Church in the historical centre of Paris.
|December-25||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.
|December-28||Puer Natus Est: Christmas Concert in Notre-Dame de Paris
This performance of Medieval music evokes Christmas night. The processional chants of the shepherds approaching the newborn, in an atmosphere of grace and joy. This Christmas concert is an opportunity to enjoy beautiful music in one of the world’s cultural treasures.
Read more about Notre Dame Cathedral Here.
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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