As for the fact that the Gothic cathedral was still being rebuilt, the Corrians wore rigid hats and boiler suits for construction, and there was no audience.
The concert was recorded at the cathedral earlier this month, and aired on French television before Thursday midnight.
The chorists performed classical pieces by composers Mozart and Shubert, but also a more lighthearted repertoire, including “Jingle Bells”.
“It was very moving,” said cellist Gautier Capucon, recording the concert experience. Along with a creature, he provided the musical accompaniment for the choir.
“It was the first time we were back at Notre Dame Cathedral by fire, so it was a moment full of emotion,” he said in an interview with television station franceinfo.
The cathedral, a landmark of Gothic architecture dating back to the 13th century and is a major tourist attraction, caught fire on April 15, 2019. The explosion destroyed the crest and the roof.
French President Emmanuel Macron undertook to restore the church within five years.
But to date, much of the work at the site has been focused on making the building safe, including cleaning up toxic lead from the roof and pinnacles that melt into the fire.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame is closed to the public and canceled to the public.