For several years, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris gives a regular appointment in the evening to thousands of visitors from around the world for night events. They are audiovisual shows projected on a screen of tulle, of over 100 square meters hanging in the nave. The entrance of these shows is free.
Every Thursday and Saturday in May at 9pm (except May, 26th)
Every Thursday and Saturday in June at 9pm (except June, 11th)
In May and June, the Notre-Dame Night Services will project the image opera REJOICE, MARY. Free admission, donations accepted.
Discover some of the greatest masterpieces of art, accompanied by the singing of the hymn to the Virgin Mary: The Akathist Hymn. This hymn is one of the Byzantine tradition’s greatest and most famous prayers to the Virgin. This literary and theological masterpiece from the 7th century presents the Church’s universal and common faith in the Mother of God. The Byzantine liturgical song, the music of Josquin des Près and Monterverdi, and texts by Paul Claudel highlight this hymn’s joy, peace and grace. This hour-long projection is accompanied by the beauty of Eastern and Western Christianity’s greatest works of art, set off against the prestigious setting of Notre Dame de Paris.
Rejoice, Mary is an image opera directed and produced by Jean-Michel Mahenc.