Choir and Music Concerts in Rome’s hidden churches

Lift your spirits to angelic heights this Christmas season with the most haunting and inspiring live concerts throughout December, 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.

Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone

Piazza Navona
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Borromini's Art in Rome

  • Wednesday,  1st January at 4pm

New Year’s Baroque concert: Music by: Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Calvi, Negri, Falconieri, Dowland, Le Cocq, Aranes performed live by Schola Romana Ensemble, our resident historically informed group.

Entry fee €20

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Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Via del Corso, 305
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concerto doria pamphilj

  • Tuesday, 3rd December at 7pm
  • Tuesday, 10th December at 7pm
  • Tuesday 17th December at 7pm
  • Tuesday 7th January at 7pm

A magic night with the Italian Opera. The best Arias & love duets by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini with a traditional Roman dinner.

Entry fee €45 (Included in your ticket is a tour the Private Apartments of the Doria Pamphilj Princess)

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Capuchins Crypt

Via Veneto, 27
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  • Wednesday 4th December at 5.15pm
  • Wednesday 11th December at 5.15pm
  • Wednesday 18th December at 5.15pm

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

Entry fee €95 (Included: guided tour of Rome’s Capuchins Crypt and church)

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Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
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  • Sunday, 1st December at 6.30pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO “From Bach to Russia”
Organista: Alexander Fiseisky

  • Saturday, 7th December at 7pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO “Immagini per organo: Bach e Guillou”
Organista: Giampaolo Di Rosa

  • Sunday, 15th December at 6.30pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO “Parola e suono: i salmi”
Organista: Giampaolo Di Rosa

Basilica di S. Ignazio

Piazza Sant’Ignazio
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Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome

  • Wednesday, 1st January 2020 at 9pm

Combined Children’s Choir St. Mary’s Cathedral & St. Brigid & Austin Preparatory School Chorus – USA

  • Sunday, 5th January 2020 at 9pm

All Saints Parish Choir – USA

Free Entry

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Piazzale San Paolo, 1
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  • Saturday, 7th December at 7pm

Nativity Scene opening concert

  • Sunday, 15th December at 3pm

Awaiting Christmas concert: choir from Alitalia

  • Wednesday, 1st January at 3pm

Epiphany concert. Polyphonic Liturgical Choir of the Basilica

Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome

  • Monday, 2nd December at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Monday, 2nd December at 6.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons meets Bach’s Masterpieces with Dinner

Tickets: €66 – 94

  • Tuesday, 3rd December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23 – 33

  • Tuesday, 3rd December at 6.30pm

La Traviata in Rome & Dinner: Giuseppe Verdi

Tickets: €66 – 77

  • Wednesday 4th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Wednesday 4th December at 6.30pm

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

Tickets: €66 – 95

  • Friday, 6th December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples & Songs

Tickets: €23 – 33

  • Friday, 6th December at 6.30pm

The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples & Songs with Dinner

Tickets: €66 – 77

  • Saturday, 7th December at 8.30pm

I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma: La Traviata in San Paolo Entro le Mura

Tickets: €30 – 55

  • Sunday, 15th December at 6.30pm

Luminaria: Music by Candlelight

Tickets: €33 – 55

  • Wednesday, 18th December at 6.30pm

The Three Tenors Christmas Concert: Napul’è Opera Arias and Ballet with Dinner

Tickets: €66 – 94

  • Wednesday, 18th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €23 – 55

  • Sunday, 22nd December at 6.30pm

Grand Christmas Concert

Tickets: €17 – 44

  • Sunday, 22nd December at 6.30pm

Grand Christmas Concert

Tickets: €17 – 44

  • Wednesday, 25th December at 8.30pm

Sacred Christmas Concert: Haydn & Mozart

Tickets: €23 – 39

  • Friday, 27th December at 8.30pm

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto Christmas Concert

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Friday, 27th December at 6.30pm

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto Christmas Concert with Dinner

Tickets: €66 – 94

  • Sunday, 29th December at 6.30pm

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio at St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church

Tickets: €17 – 44

  • Tuesday, 31st December at 8pm

I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma: New Year’s Concert

Tickets: €39 – 50

  • Thursday, 9th January at 5pm

The South Dakota State University Concert Choir, from South Dakota – USA

Free entry

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Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi

Piazza San Luigi dei Francesi
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Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (Photo by Lalupa)

  • Monday, 2nd December at 6pm 

ROMA, CENTRO CULTURALE SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI
Omaggio a Jean Lionnet
INCONTRO ED INTERMEZZO MUSICALE

  • Monday, 2nd December at 9pm

Accademia Ottoboni
Giovanni Bononcini, arie e duetti

  • Thursday, 19th December at 9pm

Orchestra Barocca dei Conservatori Italiani
Paolo Perrone, direttore
Filippo Mineccia, controtenore
Le cantate inedite di Francesco Gasparini
Entry through invite only

Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Piazza dell’Oro, 1
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  • TBA

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima

Via Santa Maria dell’Anima
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  • Saturday, 21st December at 9pm 

Ensemble ‘Faenza’
Marco Horvat, direttore
Il Teatro di devozione

Basilica di S.Alessio all’Aventino

Piazza S.Alessio

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  • Saturday, 7th December at 7pm

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

Piazza della Cancelleria, 1
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Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

  • Friday, 20th December at 7.30pm

Concerto di Natale
Direttore: Osvaldo Guidotti
Schola Cantorum S. Lorenzo in Damaso
Coro Polifonico dell’Aramus
Orchestra Aramus

Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Via IV Novembre, 107
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Sunday, 8th December at 8.30pm 

Great Opera Choruses and the Most Famous Arias

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Sunday, 15th December at 8.30pm 

The Most Beautiful Opera Arias: Waldensian Church in Rome

Tickets: €23 – 39

  • Sunday, 15th December at 6.30pm 

The Most Beautiful Opera Arias with Dinner

Tickets: €66-77

  • Monday, 30th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €28 – 38.50

  • Monday, 30th December at 6.30pm

The Three Tenors Christmas Concert: Napul’è Opera Arias and Ballet with Dinner

Tickets: €66 – 77

  • Tuesday, 31st December at 8.30

New Year’s Eve Concert in Rome

Tickets: €28 – 55

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Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church

Piazza di Ponte Sant’Angelo, 68
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Monday, 16th December at 7.30pm

Opera at Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tickets: €24 – 29

  • Saturday, 21st December at 7.30pm

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

Tickets: €23 – 33

  • Monday, 23rd December at 7.30pm

Opera at Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tickets: €24-29

  • Wednesday, 25th December at 7pm

Christmas Concert in Rome

Tickets: €4 – 34

  • Wednesday, 1st January at 7pm

Grand Gala of Opera

Tickets: €4-34

  • Tuesday, 7th January at 7.30pm

Opera at Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tickets: €29-24

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All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Tuesday, 3rd December at 7pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: I Solisti dell’Opera– Vivaldi e l’Opera

Tickets: €29 – 44

  • Wednesday, 4th December at 8.30pm

The Four Seasons: Concerto Barocco Italiano Guarnieri

Tickets: €29 – 44

  • Saturday, 28th December at 8.3opm

The Three Tenors in Concert: Accademia d’Opera Italiana

Tickets: €29 – 44

  • Monday, 30th December at 8.30pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: La Traviata

Tickets: €29 – 44

  • Tuesday, 31st December at 7pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: New Year’s Concert

Tickets: €39 – 55

Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Tuesday, 31st December at 6.30pm

New Year’s Eve Concert with Dinner: The Three Tenors

Tickets: €113 – 124

  • Tuesday, 31st December at 9pm
New Year’s Eve Concert: Opera Arias, Waltzes and Christmas Songs

Tickets: €33 – 44

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

Piazza della Maddalena, 53

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

  • Wednesday, 8th January at 8pm

The South Dakota State University Concert Choir, from South Dakota – USA

Free entry

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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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