03 July 2019 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis
Wednesday 03 July 2019 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
At the head of his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, whose members play vintage instruments, Sir John Eliot Gardiner will be enchanting us this year.
After Monteverdi’s Vespers in 2017 and Bach’s Cantatas the previous year, always in collaboration with his Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner is conducting a splendid, powerful and refined Requiem by Verdi. He has accepted to perform it again for a single date at the Festival de Saint-Denis after the success of his European tour last autumn.
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – Saint-Denis
The royal Basilica of Saint-Denis used to be the church of a prosperous, powerful abbey in the Middle Ages, and was the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic art. The royal necropolis houses the tombs of the Kings of France, and boasts remarkable funeral sculptures from the 12th century to the 16th century (Dagobert, Pepin the Short, Francis I, Catherine de’ Medici…)
stop at Saint-Denis Basilique – follow signs for “centre-ville” pedestrian exit
stop at Gare de Saint-Denis (+10mn walk or transfer to the tramway)
stop at Saint-Denis Basilique
Take the Autoroute A1 and the exit “Saint-Denis / Stade de France” – follow sign to the “centre ville”.
Be warned that the city centre is a pedestrian zone. We invite you to take advantage of public transport options.
Several public parking are available (24/24):
Parking Basilique INDIGO. Entry point is in rue du Pont Godet.