Singing school, the association is also in charge of coordinating all of the music in the Cathedral.
Heirs to an ever-renewed secular musical tradition, instrumentalists and singers have the mission and the privilege to perform, teach and bring to life the musical heritage of the Cathedral.
The main missions of the association are:
- Musical teaching of the singers of the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris (Pre-Maîtrise, Preparatory Choir and Children Choir, Young Ensemble, Adult Choir),
- Organization of a concerts and auditions season,
- Liturgical animation with more than 1,200 services a year,
- Musicological research,
- Dissemination of the repertoire and support for contemporary creation, in partnership with composers and through recordings regularly rewarded by critics,
- Cultural and artistic actions through numerous partnerships such as Cultures du Cœur, Emmaüs Solidarité and the Necker Hospital for Sick Children AP-HP.
These missions are made possible with a very complete instrumental and vocal device:
- Four Maîtrise choirs (Preparatory Choir and Children Choir, Young Ensemble and Adult Choir),
- The Notre-Dame de Paris Vocal Ensemble,
- The great organ, the choir organ and the team of organists attached to them at Notre-Dame: Vincent Dubois, Olivier Latry, Philippe Lefebvre at the great organ, as well as Yves Castagnet and Johann Vexo at the choir organ.
Musique Sacrée à Notre-Dame de Paris is a non-profit association created in 1991 by the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture and the Diocesan Association of Paris.
The concert season is an opportunity to forge French and foreign artistic partnerships with structures such as the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the CNSMDs of Paris and Lyon, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Clare College Choir in Cambridge or the Westminster Cathedral Choir. Many conductors are invited each year: Leonardo García Alarcón, Sir Roger Norrington, David Reiland, John Nelson, Sofi Jeannin, Gustavo Dudamel…