Together with Notre-Dame de Paris
- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC
The tragic fire that broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, destroying its iconic spire and reducing its ancient wooden roof to ash, has sparked a wave of sympathy and emotion across the world. The French cathedral, which dates back more than 850 years, will be rebuilt, “more beautiful than before” declared French President Emmanuel Macron. Reconstruction of Notre-Dame will take many years, and is going to be a huge collective effort.
Join us on Friday, April 26 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a benefit concert celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the hope for its future.
The program will feature Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, and the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Johann Vexo was playing at Notre-Dame when the fire started on April 15th. He is the last musician to have performed there.
The event will be free, with a freewill offering to benefit the rebuilding and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris. If you wish to support the restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, you can make a donation to the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris. The Friends of Notre-Dame is a 501c3 public charity; all gifts are tax deductible in the United States.
“Together with Notre-Dame de Paris” is organized by the French Embassy in the United States, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in partnership with the Friends of Notre-Dame, the French-American Cultural Foundation, the Knights of Columbus and The Jefferson, Washington, DC.