Security measures to record this concert, while the temple’s renovation work, which was destroyed in 2019, is still ongoing, were “drastic”.
In total, a team of 25 people attended the recording of this Christmas special, which will be broadcast on France 2 television during this Thursday night.
The Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupiett, said that it is important to organize the concert, especially in the context of the Kovid-19 epidemic, to share the joy of Christmas.
This is the third event to be held in Notre-Dame after Big fire on 15 April 2019, Which virtually destroyed the Gothic masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris – Photo: Rodrigo Sanchez / G1
In June 2019, a small Mass for about 30 people was celebrated in the chapel of the Virgin Mary. A prayer ceremony was held in April 2020 to mark Good Friday.
Artists wear construction helmets (See video below), Blue shoes and overalls according to security protocols. He faced the chill of hell inside the church without overheating.
“We had to bear our fingers, but it’s all part of the magic of Christmas,” said cellist Gautier Capucon.
The music played had to be changed under extraordinary circumstances: the children’s choir could not participate.
The cast also played Christmas songs like Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” as well as Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” as well as “Silent Night”, “Gordon Lanford’s” Jingle Bells “, and Carl’s” Rise Up Shepherd “. .
“We wanted this show to bring happiness and everyone. I think people need the Christmas spirit more than ever, ”said Notre-Dame Choir Director Henry Shale.