Top churches in paris – Enjoy christmas carol song concerts

If you’re spending Christmas in Paris, you can enjoy Christmas music, traditional, classical or religious song music in one of the many Christmas concerts at famous churches of the city.

Christmas is the season christmas carol song sounds in every street near you. Is it possible to hear familiar Christmas music in Paris? Indeed yes, many English and American churches offer traditional carol services in December. You can also choose from a smorgasbord of classical music offerings, from opera to string quartets, often performed in historic surroundings. Christmas performances in Paris during the holiday season range from sacred music in historic churches, to grand ballet or opera events. Paris has some of the most beautiful and historical churches and many of these are regular venues for classical song or music performances. During the festive season these famous churches traditionally host special Christmas carol song concerts.

Best christmas songs and carols

La Madeleine christmas concert

Many quite inexpensive classical concerts are held in Paris’s churches during the christmas holidays. 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. A popular venue for concerts is Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre on the left bank. This ancient church in the Latin Quarter offers performances nearly every week through the year, with prices between 15 and 30 euros. When you leave at the end of the evening, you can look across the Seine at the illuminated facade of Notre Dame. La Sainte Chapelle on the Ile de la Cité is another magical venue. Christmas holidays Concerts there are generally held on Saturdays and Sundays, and prices usually range from 18 to 45 euros. Most of these Christmas concerts are limited-performance events, so book early if you don’t want to miss out.

Popular Christmas churches in Paris

Browse the following churches and their ticket schedules to experience best christmas concerts with carol songs and music in paris:

American churches

During the christmas holidays, the American Church in Paris in the 7th Arrondissement sponsors free “Atelier Concerts” every Sunday at 5 p.m. throughout the year. You can support the series with a voluntary donation.If Christmas is not Christmas for you without the Service of Lessons and Carols, head over to the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris in the 8th Arrondissement. This is the building featured in the 1890 painting by Jean Béraud, showing the congregation spilling out onto the boulevard after a Christmas service. The cathedral supports a large choir and extensive music programs, and its mid-December service (December 15 at 6 p.m. and December 16 at 4 p.m. in 2012) is a long-standing tradition.
For a more intimate carol service in a smaller setting, Saint George’s Anglican Church in the 16th Arrondissement offers an evening carol service in mid-December (December 16 in 2012). Note that this church is tucked inside a modern building, so you have to look carefully to find the entrance. Also, check out the church’s Christmas market on December 11, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

La Madeleine Church – Classical christmas song concert

Go to celebrate your christmas holidays near this church. Information, Schedule and Tickets: The Eglise La Madeleine is built in the Neo-Classical style and was in the first place yet another monument to ‘the glory of the Grande Armée’. After the fall of Napoleon the restored King, Louis XVIII, decided that the building should be used as a church, dedicated to Mary Magdalene. After many many vicissitudes and changes of plan the building was finally consecrated as a catholic church in 1842. In La Madeleine took place the funeral masses for famous composers, such as Frédéric Chopin and Gabriel Fauré.

Best christmas carols and songs

La Madeleine Christmas Concert

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Saint-Sulpice Church

The St-Sulpice Church is a roman catholic church. Second largest church in Paris. It is a must visit building in Paris! There is inside, the Lady Chapel with a magnificent blue dom. Don’t miss the gnomon and the brass line on the floor. The great organ was built by Francois-Henri Clicquot, classified as object of National Heritage Site of France. Address of St-Sulpice Church: 3 Rue Saint-Sulpice Paris 6th arrondissement. Metro St Sulpice.

Sainte Chapelle: Christmas Concerts

Notre dame concerts

Notre dame concerts

Celebrate the christmas 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. Sainte-Chapelle is a popular venue for classical music performances and on any Paris christmas holiday it’s hard to beat a classical music concert in this most exquisite church. Address:La Sainte Chapelle-4, boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Puer Natus EST: Christmas Concert in Notre-Dame De Paris

This performance of Medieval music at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame evokes Christmas night. The processional chants of the shepherds approaching the newborn, in an atmosphere of grace and joy. While the Cathedral of Notre-Dame was the center of development of polyphonic music in the Middle Ages, other cathedrals saw the continuous growth of forms of monophonic music, such as tropes and liturgical drama. These traditions will be represented in this festive christmas holiday performance.
The reduced ticket price is available with proper ID for students and unemployed people. Accompanied children under the age of 15 enjoy free admission, but pay 2 Euros seat reservation. Seating is limited.

Notre-Dame concerts 2014, 2015 -Ticket schedule

Organ Recital in Notre-Dame of Paris, December 9, 2014, March 17, April 28, June 16, 2015.
Puer Natus Est: Christmas Concert in Notre-Dame de Paris, December 30.
Bach & Gregorian Chant: Notre-Dame de Paris, February 17, 2015.
Haydn, Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross: Notre- Dame de Paris March 4, 5, 2015.
Gregorian Chant & Medieval Music: Notre-Dame de Paris, March 31, 2015.
All-Stravinsky Concert: Notre-Dame de Paris, April 14, 2015.
Spiritus Domini: Notre-Dame de Paris, May 26, 2015.
André Jolivet & Jean Alain: Notre-Dame de Paris, June 2, 2015.
Saint John the Baptist: Medieval Music at Notre-Dame de Paris, June 23, 2015.
Escaich, Le Dernier Evangile: Notre-Dame de Paris, June 30, 2015.

Christmas carol song in paris church

Christmas carol in Church

Choir Christmas Concert

The Christmas Choir Concert is on Dec 18 at 7 pm in the Church. This year’s Christmas Concert is centred around a Cantata by Pepper Choplin entitled “Lead me back to Bethlehem”. It is a mic=x of familiar Christmas music, some popular folk tunes, and some specially written material. We begin at 7 pm and have drinks and snacks in the Church Hall afterwards. Bring your friends and relatives to what we beleive will be a wonderful event.

Saint Germain des Pres Church

The Abbey is located on the left bank in Saint-Germain des Pres quarter near the Latin quarter. Restaurants, Brasserie Lipp, Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots are famous places in Paris and at a walking distance from the Paris church. The building was built during the 6th century in Childebert’s time (son of Clovis). Concerts in Saint-Germain des Pres church include most well-known compositions by Vivaldi, Mozart, Albinoni, Pachelbel. Address 147, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris.

Free concerts in Paris

  • From small neighbourhood chapels to the great Notre Dame Cathedral, most Paris churches host free classical music concerts open to all.
  • The Oratory of the Louvre often programmes classical music concerts.
    The ‘Concerts’ section of the website of culture guide L’Officiel des Spectacles lists all the music events in the city, including free-entry ones.
  • The cultural venue La Bellevilloise regularly organizes free concerts.
  • At the music bar Les Disquaires, soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop musicians often play concerts.

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