• Messie participatif - Igor Bouin (crédit Philharmonie de Paris)
    Messie participatif - Igor Bouin (crédit Philharmonie de Paris)
  • Messie participatif (crédit Philharmonie de Paris)
    Messie participatif (crédit Philharmonie de Paris)

For a participatory concert on Christmas Eve, Hervé Niquet did not want listeners who would simply admire this "enormous monument" that is The Messiah, Handel's most famous oratorio, composed in 1741. By replacing some of the original's tunes and choirs with choirs in French, he embarked the audience "in this powerful vessel" celebrating the Coming of Christ.

Participatory concert
Monday, 23 December 2019, Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie de Paris

Le Concert spirituel
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Sonia Prina, mezzo-soprano
Rupert Charlesworth, tenor
Božidar Smiljanić, bass

Georg Friedrich Haendel
Le Messie

Buy my ticket : philharmoniedeparis.fr

Come and learn the scores directly on the Philharmonie de Paris website thanks to the videos made available to you. Our singers accompany you on each voice and each extract.

Come to the preparation workshops:

  • Saturday 14 December from 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday, December 21 from 10am to 1pm
  • Monday 23 December from 7pm to 7.30pm

The participatory concert preparation workshops allow spectators to rehearse excerpts of works, to take an active part in the show from the stage by accompanying the artists who are on stage.

Under the direction of choir director Frédéric Pineau, participants are preparing to sing excerpts from the Messiah and Lutheran choirs during the concert, which, for the occasion, will be performed in French. 

Before coming to the workshops, familiarize yourself with the pieces that will be sung by consulting the preparation file.