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
santagneseinagone.org
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Borromini's Art in Rome

  • Wednesday,  5th December at 7.40pm 
  • Thursday, 6th December at 7.40pm
  • Friday, 21st December at 7pm 
  • Sunday, 23rd December at 4pm 

Free Entry

  • Thursday 27st December at 6.30pm (Christmas Baroque Concert)

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

Entry fee €20

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Via del Corso, 305
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concerto doria pamphilj

  • Saturday 1st December at 3pm
  • Saturday 8th December at 3pm
  • Saturday 15th December at 3pm
  • Saturday 22nd December at 3pm
  • Saturday 29th December at 3pm

Music by:Music by: Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Falconieri, Sanz, Caccini, Aranes, Praetorius, Landi, Gastoldi and others Baroque composers performed live by “Schola Romana Ensemble, our resident historically informed group.

Entry fee €35 – 39 (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 5th December at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th December at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 29th December at 5.30pm

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

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

Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
www.ipsar.org

s_antonio_dei_portoghesi

  • Sunday 13th January at 6.30pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO TE DEUM. Organista: Arno Hartmann

  • Sunday 20th January at 6.30pm

CONCERTO DI ORGANO ITINERARIO TEDESCO: DA BACH A REUBKE. Organista: Andrzej Chorosinski

Basilica di S. Ignazio

Piazza Sant’Ignazio
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Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome

  • Wednesday 2nd January, 2019 at 9pm

The Combined Choirs of St. Joseph and Our Lady of Hope – USA

Free Entry

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Piazzale San Paolo, 1
culture@gov.mt

  • Sunday 30th December at 3pm

Lux in Tenebris Lucet: Concerto di Natale

Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome

  • Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €30 – 45

  • Monday 3rd December at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons meets Bach masterpieces.

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23 – 44

  • Wednesday 20th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Wednesday 5th December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples & Songs

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Sunday 9th December at 6.30pm

Symphonic Season 2018

Tickets: €33 – 45

  • Sunday 23rd December at 6.30pm

Great Symphonic Christmas Concert

Tickets: €28 – 44

  • Wednesday 26th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Thursday 27th December at 8.30pm

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto Christmas Concert

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Saturday 29th December at 8.30pm

Great Symphonic Christmas Concert

Tickets: €33 – 55

  • Monday 31st December at 8pm

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

Tickets: €39 – 50

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 21st December at 9pm 

La Lira di Orfeo
Raffaele Pè, controtenore
Concerti Sacri a Roma
Concerti Sacri di Alessandro Scarlatti

  • Saturday 15th December at 6.30pm 

MONTECOMPATRI (RM), PALAZZO ANNIBALDESCHI
Davide Pozzi, clavicembalo
“L. Marchand e J. S. Bach. Il duello, la notte, la fuga”

Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Piazza dell’Oro, 1
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san giovanni ai fiorentini

  • Thursday 13th December at 9pm 

TON KOOPMAN, organo
L’organo italiano e la tradizione europea
Musiche di G. Frescobaldi, J. J. Froberger, G. Cabanilles, P. Bruna, J. S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima

Via Santa Maria dell’Anima
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  • Sunday 16th December at 8.45pm 

Dirige il maestro Giuseppe Pecce
Coro da camera RADIX HARMONICA

Basilica di S.Alessio all’Aventino

Piazza S.Alessio

basilica di sant'alessio

  • Saturday 22nd December at 8pm
  • Friday 28th December at 8pm

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

Piazza della Cancelleria, 1
sanlorenzoindamaso.it

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso alla Cancelleria

  • Sunday 16th December at 7.30pm

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

Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Via IV Novembre, 107
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Sunday 2nd December at 8.30pm 

The Most Beautiful Opera Arias in Rome: Waldensian Church in Rome

Tickets: €23 – 39

  • Thursday 20th December at 8.30pm 

Christmas Concert: The Most Beautiful Opera Arias

Tickets: €29 – 39

  • Sunday 30th December at 7.30pm

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

Tickets: €22-55

  • Monday 31st December at 8.30pm

New Year’s Concert in Rome

Tickets: €28 – 55

Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church

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

  • Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm

Opera at Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tickets: €24 – 29

  • Tuesday 25th December at 7pm

Christmas Concert in Rome

Tickets: €29 – 34

All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm

The Four Seasons: Concerto Barocco Italiano Guarnieri

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: La Traviata

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Friday 28th December at 8.3opm

The Three Tenors in Concert: Accademia d’Opera Italiana

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Sunday 30th December at 8.30pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: La Traviata

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Monday 31st December at 7pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: New Year’s Concert

Tickets: €30- 45

Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples & Songs in Oratorio Caravita

Tickets: €23 – 55

  • Monday 31st December at 9pm

New Year’s Eve Concert: The Three Tenors

Tickets: €33 – 44

 

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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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