Choir and Music Concerts in Rome’s hidden churches

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Lift your spirits to angelic heights this Christmas season with the most haunting and inspiring live concerts throughout December and January, in the most unique churches in Rome which may have missed your radar. From world class organ and piano performances of Bach, Chopin and Mozart, Soprano solos of classic Puccini and Verdi to a heart melting children’s choir, Romeing has you covered.

 

Church of Saint Patrick (San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi)

Via Boncompagni, 31
https://stpatricksamericanrome.org/

st patrick catholic american parish in rome

  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24

Family Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM and Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: 7:30 PM

  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25

9:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Please note that required social distancing places maximum capacity in St. Patrick’s church at 100 persons. Entry to all services is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone

Piazza Navona
santagneseinagone.org
romaoperaomnia.com

Borromini's Art in Rome

no concerts scheduled

Palazzo Pamphilj – Opera and Aperitif

Via S. Maria dell’Anima, 30
romaoperaomnia.com

concerto doria pamphilj

  • Sunday 20th December at 6pm
  • Sunday 27th December at 6pm
  • Sunday 3rd January at 6pm

A magic night with the Italian Opera. The best Arias & love duets by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini in the gorgeous “Pope Innocence X” Hall at Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona. The ticket includes the Italian aperitif in the Innocenzo X hall during the concert and after the concert a Guided tour of the Rooftop Terrace La Grande Bellezza with a breathtaking wiew of Rome.

Entry fee €98

Capuchins Crypt – Christmas Baroque Concerts

Via Veneto, 27
romaoperaomnia.com

roma-cripta-dei-cappuccini

  • Wednesday 23th December at 5.15pm
  • Monday 28th December at 5.15pm
  • Wednesday 30th December at 5.15pm

Music of the Sistine Chapel by Palestrina, Arcadelt, Morales, Victoria, Pitoni, Agazzari, Gregorian chant performed live by “Schola Romana Ensemble”, the resident historically informed music group.

Entry fee €30

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Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
www.ipsar.org

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  • Every Sunday at 5pm

Mass in Portuguese Language with the symphonic organ

Basilica di S. Ignazio

Piazza Sant’Ignazio
amicimusicasacra.com

Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome

no concerts scheduled

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Piazzale San Paolo, 1
culture@gov.mt

  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24

Mass: 7am & 10am; Vespers: 5pm; Holy Mass “In Nocte”: 7pm

  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25

Mass: 8am & 12pm; Vespers: 5pm; Holy Mass “In Die”: 10am; Holy Mass with Cardinal  James Harvey: 6pm

Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome

  • Monday, 18th January at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Wednesday 20th January at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Napul’è Opera Arias and Ballet

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Monday, 25th January at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  •  Wednesday 27th January at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Napul’è Opera Arias and Ballet with Dinner

Tickets: €22 – 55

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Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi

Piazza San Luigi dei Francesi
romafestivalbarocco.it

Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (Photo by Lalupa)

  • Monday, 14th December at 8.30pm

Cristina Fanelli, soprano
Vera Alcalay, cembalo
Diego Cantalupi e Lorenzo Sabene, arciliuto e tiorba
“LA MUSICA E IL RACCONTO: PLAUTILLA BRICCI, LA PRIMA ARCHITETTA, E LE CANTATE SACRE A
ROMA NEL SEICENTO”

Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Piazza dell’Oro, 1
romafestivalbarocco.it

san giovanni ai fiorentini

no concerts scheduled

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima

Via Santa Maria dell’Anima
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  • Sunday, 13st December at 5.30pm 

Divino Sospiro
Massimo Mazzeo, direttore
Josè Maria Lo Monaco, mezzosoprano
ALL’AMORE IMMENSO
Musiche italiane del Settecento

Basilica di S.Alessio all’Aventino

Piazza S.Alessio

basilica di sant'alessio

no concerts scheduled

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

Piazza della Cancelleria, 1
sanlorenzoindamaso.it

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24

Mass: 7pm

  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25

Mass: 11am & 6.30pm

Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Via IV Novembre, 107
classictic.com

Christmas concerts in rome

no concerts scheduled

Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church

Piazza di Ponte Sant’Angelo, 68

Christmas concerts in rome

  • Sunday, 20th December at 7.30pm

Tosca in the round by Puccini

Tickets from €28

  • Tuesday, 22nd December at 8pm

Christmas Concert Opera and Aperitivo: Opera Classics and Unforgettable Romantic Piano

Tickets: €33

  • Saturday, 26nd December at 8pm

Christmas Concert Opera and Aperitivo: Opera Classics and Unforgettable Romantic Piano

Tickets: €33

  • Friday, 1st January at 8pm

Christmas Concert Opera and Aperitivo: Opera Classics and Unforgettable Romantic Piano

Tickets: €33

  • Saturday, 2st January at 8pm

Christmas Concert Opera and Aperitivo: Opera Classics and Unforgettable Romantic Piano

Tickets: €33

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All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153

Christmas concerts in rome

  • 24th of December – Christmas Eve

5PM Crib Service – 75 seats available.
First come, first serve.

7.30PM Holy Communion (also on FB Live) – 75 seats available.
Entry by ticket. To reserve a place, please email office@allsaintsrome.org

  • 25th of December – Christmas Day

10.30 Holy Communion (also on FB Live)

Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7
classictic.com

Christmas concerts in rome

no concerts scheduled

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

Piazza della Maddalena, 53

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

no concerts scheduled

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  • Christmas Swing music concert featuring American/British Christmas classics from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble and more, in swing style! 15th December 2016, teatro Keiros (Piazza Bologna), €12/9.

    http://www.teatrokeiros.it/15-dicembre.html

    “Benvenuto Natale! Venite a celebrare una delle feste più belle dell’anno insieme alla cantante scozzese Emma Gordon, accompagnata dai favolosi musicisti del ‘Jingle Bell Quartet’. In uno spettacolo immerso nell’atmosfera natalizia che riuscirà a scaldare le ore di una fredda sera invernale, vi proponiamo tutte le classiche canzoni più amate di Natale di Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé ed altri, rivisitate in chiave swing.”

  • Thank you ! Very interesting !

    The famous German poet Goethe visited Rome 1787 at Christmas and wrote: “To speak again of church matters, I must tell you that on the night of Christmas Day we wandered about in troops, and visited all the churches where solemn services were being performed. One especially was visited, because of its organ and music: the latter was so arranged, that in its tones nothing belonging to pastoral music was wanting,—neither the singing of the shepherds, nor the twittering of birds, nor the bleating of sheep. On Christmas Day I saw the Pope and the whole consistory in St, Peter’s, where he celebrated high mass, partly before and partly from his throne. It is of its kind an unequalled sight, splendid and dignified enough…”

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