• Christmas Concert: Église della Madeleine in Paris

Christmas Concert: Église de la Madeleine in Paris

Paris, Eglise de la Madeleine — Main Hall

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Hear beautiful Christmas carols for choir and orchestra in the inspiring atmosphere of the Église de la Madeleine in Paris.


Traditional – « We Wish you a Merry Christmas »
Traditional – « Mon beau Sapin, roi des Forêts »
Traditional – « Il est né le divin enfant »
Traditional – « Les anges dans nos campagnes »
Bizet, Georges – La Marche de Rois
Händel, Georg Friedrich – Joy to the world
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix – « Hark the Herald Angels Sing »
Adam, Adolphe – Minuit Chrétien
Gruber, Franz Xavier – Douce Nuit, Sainte Nuit
Gounod, Charles – Ave Maria
Rameau, Jean‐Philippe – « Hymne à la Nuit »
John Francis Wade – Adestes Fideles
Saint‐Saëns, Camille – Ave Maria by Saint‐Saëns
Bach, Johann Sebastian – Jesu, Joy of man's desiring/ Jésus, que ma joie demeure
Berlioz, Hector – L’adieu des bergers
Delibes, Léo – Flower Duet (Lakme)
Traditional – « Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen »
Camille, Saint‐Saëns – Christmas Oratorio (excerpts), Tollite Hostias


Orchestra: Orchestra Hélios

Youth, ambition, eclecticism: the Helios orchestra's mission is to integrate young musicians into the world of work through orchestral practice.

As an associative orchestra, created by the will of its artistic director Paul Savalle, it allows young graduates, or those in the process of graduation, to perfect their skills with orchestra musicians and experienced conductors, under optimal working conditions.

Founded in 2014, the Hélios orchestra has gradually established itself in the French orchestral landscape. It offers a wide range of programmes, from baroque to contemporary music. Its repertoire is both symphonic and choral, thanks to the involvement of the local choirs. The orchestra attaches great importance to this network: the association of the orchestra and the departmental and regional choirs is essential in its artistic approach. The collaboration of different conductors is also an essential part of the project, which allows musicians to approach a rich and varied repertoire and broaden their range of performances.

Choir: Tempestuoso choir
Conductor: Dunand, Jean Charles
Conductor: Cabanes, Matthieu
Ensemble: Hélios Éphémère

Customer Reviews

3.4 of 5

  • steven k, USA

    Dec 2018

    EXCELLENT! Beautiful and moving performances.

  • Terence S, USA

    Dec 2018

    This Christmas Concert far exceeded our expectations. Spectacular.

  • Goksenin K, France

    Dec 2018

    it was just beyond our expectations. a spectacle during 1.5 hours (excluding the time to enter) with a meticulously chosen pieces of music embracing Handel, Bach, unknown composers of traditional Xmas tunes. All of the soloists, the tenor, sopranos, and the baryton were at the peak of their performance. As did the orchestra and their conductor! This amazing team surprised us all with the final 'we wish you a merry christmas' performance, and then 2 'BIS'es of ' 'Halalujah'… thanks heaps!

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