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

Rhoda Scott documentary

Sunday 19 July at 10h on France 2

A documentary about Rhoda Scott, the famous American jazz organist, will be shown on Sunday 19 July at 10h on France 2. Rhoda was married at the American Church and served on various church committees. The program includes an interview of Rhoda conducted by Fred Gramann, after which she plays the ACP organ.

Rhoda Scott, who plays organ without shoes and is known as "the barefoot lady", is one of the greatest living soul jazz organists. Her technical mastery and virtuosity combined with a perfect knowledge of the sonic possibilities of the instrument make her a living legend of the Hammond B3 organ. A pastor's daughter in the USA, she learned to play organ in churches, studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She has performed with the greats: Ray Charles, George Benson, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.