Organ Concerts in Saint Remi basilica in Reims

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Mar 312011
 

Saint Remi is not only an lovely Roman Church it is also a well know concert place in Reims

Here is the list of concerts scheduled in the Basilica in 2011:

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Saint Remi

April 3rd 18H Michaël Lonsdale

Le « Chemin de Croix » de Paul Claudel,
concert-lecture
Michaël Lonsdale & Odile Samoël (récitants),
Père Vincent-Marie (orgue),
Bernard Masson (baryton),
Eric Sanarens (percussion et hang).
6pm , free entrance (donations)

May 12th

« L’orgue raconté aux enfants »
Jeudi 12 MAI 2011
Séances à 10H00 & 14H00
SPECTACLE COMPLET

Free entrance (donations)

May 22nd

Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Dimanche 22 Mai,
18 heures
37ème Dominicale d’orgue,
Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Free entrance (donations)

September 4th

Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

18 heures
38ème Dominicale d’orgue
Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

Free entrance (donations)

September 18th

Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

18h
Journée du Patrimoine,
route des orgues,
Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

Free entrance (donations)

September 25th

Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).

18 heures
Musique Romantique Allemande (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rheinberger)
Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).
Entrée : 15€, tarif réduit 10€

October 9th

Pierre Farago (Paris)

18 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Pierre FARAGO
sur l’hymne « A Solis Ortus Cardine », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Pierre Farago (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

October 13th

Olivier Latry (Paris)

19 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Vincent PAULET
sur l’hymne « Ave Maris Stella », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Olivier Latry (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

 

 

NB: Don’t miss the light and music show which happen every Saturday at 9:30pm from June to October in Saint Remi.

Free entrance, a very appreciated show which has been displayed for years now and is still much appreciated.

 

Useful links:

Orgues de Saint Remi association

Wiki for Saint Remi basilica

Saint Remi parish

 

Full program of the 800 anniversary of Notre Dame cathedral in Reims

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Mar 072011
 

Here is at last the program of festivities proposed for this anniversary.

Programme 8th century French

There will be many historical reconstitutions like ‘Les fêtes Johaniques’  or exhibits related to history of Notre Dame.

Like every year, lights and music shows will be displayed on front of the Cathedral every week.

June and July will be very busy with the summer music festival ‘Les flaneries musicales de Reims’ , almost one concert (classical or jazz) per day during 6 weeks.

 

Most of the concerts are free or have nice price!

Booking when it is available is recommended.

See details here: Les flaneries musicales de Reims

My favourite moment is Concert and Pic Nic in ‘Parc de Champagne’, an open air jazz concert, familial and popular, everyone bring pic nic basket including Champagne bottle(s) !

Candle lights make a terrific ambiance during the jazzz concert.

 

If you need more informations on the Cathedral or events related to the 800th anniversary

please visit Les amis de la cathedrale de Reims

 

 

Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims 800th anniversary

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Jan 302011
 

Here is the initial version (subject to changes) of the program of celebrations for this anniversary, ‘Les amis de la Cathédrale’ website is in French and non translated:

800ème anniversaire de la cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims

L'ange au sourire de la cathédrale de Reims

L’ange au sourire

Here is a version of this program of celebrations translated automatically by a website:

800th anniversary of Notre Dame in Reims

Reims expects lots of visitors for such event, rather than stay in a hotel, book a room in our guest house !

800th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims

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Sep 252010
 

A count down has started in Reims before the 800th anniversary of Reims cathedral .

Until 2011 May the 6th many events will happen in Champagne’s town. I’ll keep you advised as soon as we get events calendar

Reims Cathedral at night

Reims Cathedral at night

If you wish to know more about the Cathedral history check this wiki in English.

Notre Dame Catedral  is one of the 3 Reims monuments, with ‘Le palais du Tau’ and Saint Remi Basilica,  wich are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites.

Here is the list of properties listed by UNESCO for France

The harvest of Champagne grapes has begun

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Sep 242010
 

« Vendanges » is the French word for harvest. It has started on 2010 September the 10th and will last for more than 2 weeks. The vineyards are crowded with persons collecting the precious grapes that will become Champagne after more than 2 years in the cellars.

LOUVET Champagne vineyard

LOUVET Champagne vineyard

More and more events are organised during that period around Champagne, vine making and oenology. There are also many celebrations during the harvest in the villages along tourist road of Champagne.

Reims tourist office or Epernay tourist office might help you find events related to harvest 2010