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

  • Thursday 21st December at 6.30pm (Christmas Baroque Concert)
  • Thursday 28th December at 6.30pm (Music in Bernini’s Rome)
  • Friday 29th December at 6.30pm (Christmas Baroque Concert)

Christmas Baroque concert: music by the Sistine Chapel by Palestrina, Arcadelt, Morales, Victoria, Pitoni, Agazzari, Gregorian chant performed live by Schola Romana Ensemble.

Music in Bernini’s Rome: music by Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Falconieri, Dowland, Le Cocq and others Baroque performed live by Schola Romana Ensemble.

Entry fee €20

 

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Via del Corso, 305
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concerto doria pamphilj

  • Saturday 2nd December at 11am 
  • Saturday 9th December at 11am 
  • Saturday 16th December at 11am
  • Saturday 23rd December at 11am
  • Saturday 30th December at 11am

Music by: Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Falconieri, Sanz, Caccini, Aranes, Praetorius, Landi, Gastoldi and others Baroque composers performed live by Schola Romana Ensemble.

Entry fee €35 (Included: entrance fee to the museum + guided tour in English of the Doria Pamphilj Gallery with an art historian)

 

Capuchins Crypt

Via Veneto, 27
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  • Wednesday 6th December at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 13th December at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 20th December at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th December at 5.30pm

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

Entry fee €3o (Included: guided tour of Capuchins Crypt and church)

 

Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
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  • Thursday 7th December at 7pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO PER IL IX ANNIVERSARIO DELL’INAUGURAZIONE. Organista: Roman Hauser

  • Saturday 9th December at 12pm

ANTEPRIMA AL CONCERTO IX – OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992) L’INTEGRALE DELL’OPERA PER ORGANO. Organista: Giampaolo Di Rosa

  • Sunday 10th December at 6.30pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO IX, OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992) L’INTEGRALE DELL’OPERA PER ORGANO. Organista: Giampaolo Di Rosa

 

Basilica di S. Ignazio

Piazza Sant’Ignazio

Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome

  • To be confirmed

The St. Joseph Catholic Church Choir – Usa by Ronald J. Ossovicki

 

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Piazzale San Paolo, 1
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  • Saturday 30th December at 3pm 

Christmas Concert “Triade Barocca”

Handel, Vivaldi and Bach: Organ and Orchestra

Orchestra Ergo Cantemus

Giuseppe Galli direttore

Christian Almada organ player

 

 

Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi

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

  • Friday 8th December at 6.30pm 

Le Sonate di Carlo Mannelli
I ESECUZIONE IN TEMPI MODERNI
Music by C. Mannelli, F. Gasparini, A. Stradella, F. Durante, A. Caldara, M. Bisso

  • Saturday 9th December at 9pm 

Le Cantate da Camera di G. L. Lulier
I ESECUZIONE IN TEMPI MODERNI

  • Tuesday 19th December at 9pm

Sacred Roman music of the beginning of the ‘700
I ESECUZIONE IN TEMPI MODERNI
Music by P.P Bencini, P Cannicciari, Q. Colombani, G, B. Casali, G. Giorgi

 

Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Piazza dell’Oro, 1
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  • Thursday 7th December at 9pm 

Luc Ponet, organo,
Music by S. Lohet, K. Luython, H. Dumont, L. Ponet, J. H. Fiocco

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima

Via Santa Maria dell’Anima
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  • Sunday 3rd December at 5.30pm 

Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado di Milano
Lorenzo Ghielmi, direttore
Music by G. Muffat, G. F. Haendel, G. Visconti, G. Sammartini, A. Scarlatti

 

Basilica di S.Alessio all’Aventino

Piazza S.Alessio

basilica di sant'alessio

  • Sunday 10th December at 12pm

“Salotti Parigini”: Giorgio Sasso, violin and viola
Stefano Cardi, guitar

  • Sunday 17th December at 8pm

“Corelli versus Haendel”: Giorgio Sasso, violino
M. Silvi, cembalo

  • Saturday 23rd December at 8pm

“Vengo a voi, luci adorate”: Singer and concert of Prete Rosso;
Arianna Vendittelli, soprano
Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Giorgio Sasso

 

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

Piazza della Cancelleria, 1

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

  • To be confirmed

Music by Mozart, Bizet, Rossini etc performed by young musicians

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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.”

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