Les Arts George V (LAGV) is dedicated to bringing professional quality cultural events to The American Cathedral in Paris for the benefit of parishioners and the greater Paris community. Proceeds from events and donations are used for the benefit of the music program of the Cathedral.
From September to June, the LAGV calendar is bursting with exciting concerts, recitals and shows.
- LAGV sponsors the extremely popular “Les Dimanches Musicaux” (Music on Sundays), a free entrance concert series created to showcase and promote young talent. “Les Dimanches Musicaux” take place on most Sundays throughout the year from September to June. Concerts begin at 16H00 and last for approximately 45 minutes.
- The LAGV Cabaret Night is one of our annual highlights, featuring works by such great American composers as Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter, to name but a few. Cabaret Night is staged and arranged by Mark Carroll who engages soloists and talented amateurs from the Cathedral Choir and other Parisian musical groups (including the Paris Opera) for the show. A lively and entertaining evening of song and schmaltz is guaranteed and the modest ticket price also includes food and drink. Cabaret Night is definitely an event not to be missed!
- LAGV has also recently co-produced several Gilbert and Sullivan operetta evenings. The first production consisted of a medley of songs from the three most important Gilbert and Sullivan operettas: The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore. The second event was a production of The Mikado in its entirety. Both performances were hugely successful and LAGV intends to continue with more opera productions. In 2014, Ahmal and the The Night Visitors, an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, was added to the LAGV Productions.
- In a non-musical vein, LAGV also participates in organizing the Cathedral Art Fair which allows amateur painters, sculptors and photographers to display their works. Contact Peggy Paul-Cavalier for information about exhibiting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted events offer varied programs from outside individuals or groups that range from Gospel singers to visiting American choirs. Events are hosted in one of the two venues managed by LAGV: the Cathedral or the Parish Hall.