Rome Newsroom, Dec 4, 2020 / 08:30 am America/Denver (CNA).
Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast live from Paris.
A year and a half after a fire burned through the spire and roof of Notre-Dame, reconstruction efforts continue on the 850-year-old Gothic cathedral.
Nearly 200 tons of metal scaffolding on the roof of the cathedral, deformed by the heat of the fire, was successfully removed on Nov. 24 in what was considered a crucial step in ensuring its safe restoration.
The removal of the melted scaffolding on the cathedral’s roof was scheduled to begin in March but was repeatedly delayed due to France’s coronavirus measures.
This Christmas Eve concert will be the first time the choir has returned to the cathedral since the fire. Before April 2019, the choir performed around 60 concerts per year.