Fête de la musique 2024: concert at the American Cathedral in Paris

Published by Audrey de Sortiraparis, Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on June 17th, 2024 at 11:11 a.m.
The traditional music of 16th-century England will resonate in Paris' American Cathedral on Friday, June 21, 2024, to mark the new Fête de la Musique. Come and vibrate to the rhythm of the Choral Evensong (almost) as if you were in Westminster Abbey!

The Fête de la Musique, the groovy event par excellence, makes every street corner vibrate on June 21, the day when summer finally (finally!) shows its face. Conceived in 1982 by Jack Lang, then Minister of Culture, the festival was born of a crazy idea: to offer everyone, pros and amateurs alike, an open-air stage. From Paris to the beaches of Rio, this musical tsunami gets the world dancing, transforming cities into giant dance floors. In the City of Light, the streets come alive as soon as night falls, with stages popping up as if by magic in the most unlikely corners: from squares to boulevards, from bars to public squares. It's a veritable musical marathon, with every district resonating to the rhythm of local artists and over-the-top DJ sets. Whatever your style, from rock to jazz to electro, the Fête de la Musique is your VIP pass for a night of frenzied decibels.

Once again this year, the American Cathedral of Paris is part of the party! Inaugurated in 1886 onAvenue George V, a stone's throw from the Champs-Élysées, and listed as a historic monument since 1997, the church is reserved for Anglican worship. With its imposing volumes and Neo-Gothic style, the American Cathedral is often the scene of prestigious events on the Parisian scene, including Fashion Week.

Fête de la musique 2024 at the American Cathedral in Paris:

  • Evensong choir
    Friday, June 21, 2024 - 19:00 ⤏ 20:00

    Join us for the Evensong Chorale, a service unique to Anglican worship, rooted in the musical traditions of 16th-century England. Sung by the Cathedral's talented choir and accompanied by talented musicians on our Cavaillé-Coll organ.

    This event is available in person and online on our YouTube (@TheAmericanCathedralinParis) and Facebook (@amcathparis) pages.

  • Jazz Verpers
    vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 21:00 ⤏ 22:00

    Rejoignez-nous pour les Jazz Verpers - un moment magnifique rempli de poésie, de lectures (bilingues) et de musique jazz de grande qualité interprétée par des musiciens talentueux.

    Tous les participants sont les bienvenus.

    Cet événement sera disponible en personne et en ligne sur nos pages YouTube (@TheAmericanCathedralinParis) et Facebook (@amcathparis).

  • Vepres Jazz | Jazz Vespers
    vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 21:00 ⤏ 22:00

    Rejoignez-nous à 21 heures, heure d'Europe centrale, pour un office spécial de vêpres jazz à l'occasion du festival annuel français, La Fête de la Musique. Les vêpres jazz sont un merveilleux service de jazz et de poésie, avec un groupe de musiciens talentueux. Ce service spécial de vêpres jazz pour la Fête de la Musique est préparé en collaboration avec le Rainbow Ministry qui anime des temps de prière inclusifs et bilingues tous les mercredis soirs de l'année.

    Rejoignez-nous en personne et en ligne sur YouTube (@TheAmericanCathedralinParis) ou Facebook (@amcathparis) Toustes sont les bienvenu.e.s !

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On June 21th, 2024
From 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    23 Avenue George V
    75008 Paris 8

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