Concerts & Recitals

ACP-sponsored concerts, recitals and guest choirs are shown on this page, and Atelier Series concerts are shown here.

ACP-hosted concerts and recitals are shown here.

 

Atelier Concerts

Sunday Concert Series - 17h00 - Free admission

Originating in Left Bank studios in 1895, The Atelier Concert Series became part of the cultural activities at the American Church in Paris during the early 1930s. These concerts provide a performance opportunity in Paris for talented musicians of all nationalities.

A different program is offered each Sunday evening at 17h00, September through November and January through June. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering is taken at the door to support the series.

To receive detailed programs, updates and other announcements about this series, send a message to our Music Director and put “Atelier Mailing” in the subject line. All mailings are done in blind copy and for this purpose only.

Upcoming Concerts

Guest Choir - The Village Church Chancel Choir

Sunday 28 July
Guest choir at 11h worship service,
Evening concert at 17h

ACP Café

Friday 2 August at 20h in the Courtyard

Still Point and friends offer a concert night in the ACP courtyard. Chilli dogs, ice cream sundaes and drinks for purchase. All are welcome. Free entry.

Freiman Stoltzfus – Soundtrack for a Painting

Saturday 7 September at 20h

In the summer of 1999, Freiman Stoltzfus was a student travelling through Europe and wanting to find temporary housing came to check the ACP notice board. He found an apartment, a language group, friends and – during a longer stay in Paris in 2003 – a choir and a church home. Now an established artist in the United States, Freiman Stoltzfus will be back at the ACP this August and early September.

Freiman is a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides. He studied in New York City at The National Academy and Art Students League, and has travelled extensively in the Middle East as well as Europe where visits to museums and churches in particular inspire his work.

Music is an equally essential element for him in both his life and his art. He sang with the Oratorio Society of New York, is now with the Philadelphia Singers and is fondly remembered at the ACP for his contribution to the tenor section.

Freiman says, “I believe that art is a vital, regenerative act. It is the nature of God, and it is the nature of love, to create. Since we are made in God’s image, it is also in our nature to create. In my own experience, art breaks down barriers of every kind: religious, psychological, socio-economic, and political. Art clarifies and heals; art confronts and insists on justice.”

During his weeks as Artist in Residence, Freiman plans to offer a workshop, to create a visual diary of daily sketches and watercolors and have a role in VBS.

A highpoint of Freiman Stoltzfus' time in Paris is an event on Saturday 7 September: “Soundtrack for a Painting”, taking place in the ACP Sanctuary at 20h. Instrumental and vocal musicians will surround Freiman with music as he creates a painting. The piece will be unveiled to the audience at the end of the concert. Come watch, listen and enjoy!

 

The Brilliance concert

Saturday 19 October at 20h – Save the date.

The Brilliance will come to ACP for a series of events 18-20 October 2019. This will include a concert on 19 October at 20h and a workshop to explore the creative imagination in worship with an eye to re-imagining our contemporary 13h30 worship service. They will also join us in the 13h30 worship service on 20 October.

Atelier Concerts