Flowers of Paradise – Motets


THE FLOWERS OF PARADISE: A world premiere in homage to Notre-Dame de Paris

On April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris was on fire. While waiting for the reopening, the Maîtrise must survive and maintain its knowledge.
In order to pay homage to the cathedral, while awaiting its reconstruction, the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris is pleased to invite the Girard quartet for the world premiere of this new work.
The Flowers of Paradise for piano and string quartet, the title evoking the rosettes that remained intact after the disaster, is inspired by the different musical styles that have emerged in this place such as the School of Notre-Dame and Pérotin or the 19th century symphonic organ.
To dialogue with this quartet, the adult choir will resound with great motets of the German romantic repertoire, ranging from Mendelssohn to Brahms, including Bruckner and Rheinberger.

A concert for the benefit of Musique Sacrée à Notre-Dame de Paris with the support of the Académie Musicale de Villecroze.


Quatuor Girard

Matthieu Stefanelli (*1985), Flowers of Paradise

Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901), Abendlied n°3 (Drei geistliche Gesänge op. 6)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Locus iste

Félix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • Lass, o Herr
  • Verleih uns Frieden
  • Richte mich, Gott op. 78/2

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Geistliches Lied

Félix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • Wie der Hirsch schreit (extrait du Psaume 42)
  • Hör' mein Bitten



Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Adult Choir

Quatuor Girard

Sébastian Éné, piano

Yves Castagnet, organ

Henri Chalet, conductor


Category 1: 40 € (no reduction)
Category 2: 25 € and 15 € (reduced rate, under 26 upon presentation of proof)
Exempt: Children under 12

Groups of + 10 people:

On sale on site on the evening of concerts from 8 p.m.and on our online booking platform

Sanitary pass required. Failing the presentation, no reimburment will be possible.

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