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
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Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome

  • Monday 1st January, 2018 at 9pm

The St. John Neumann Catholic Parish & Choir Pilgrimage – U.S.A.

  • Tuesday 2nd January, 2018 at 9pm

Benedictine College Chamber Singers –U.S.A.

  • Wednesday 3rd January, 2018 at 9pm

Christ Cathedral Youth Choir – U.S.A.
3rd Annual Youth Choir and Young Adult Choir Festival for the Epiphany 2018

  • Thursday 4th January, 2018 at 9pm

Episcopal Church of Jacksonville –  U.S.A.

 

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

 

 

Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome

  • Monday 18th December at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons meets Bach masterpieces.

Tickets: €39 – 55

  • Tuesday 19th December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23 – 49

  • Wednesday 20th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Friday 22nd December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples & Songs

Tickets: €23 – 49

  • Saturday 23rd December at 8.30pm

Great Symphonic Christmas Concert

Tickets: €33 – 55

  • Saturday 30th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €34 – 44

  • Sunday 31st December at 8.30pm

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 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

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  • 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

  • Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm

Concerto di Natale dell’Aramus

Yasko Fujii soprano – Angela Bucci mezzosoprano – Isabella Amati contralto
Pablo Cassiba tenore – Roberto Curione basso
Coro e Orchestra Aramus della Schola Cantorum San Lorenzo in Damaso
Osvaldo Guidotti direttore

 

 

Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Via IV Novembre, 107
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Thursday 21st December at 8.30pm 

Christmas Concert: The Most Beautiful Opera Arias in Rome

Tickets: €23 – 39

  • Thursday 28th December at 8.30pm 

The Most Beautiful Opera Arias: Waldensian Church in Rome

Tickets: €23 – 39

  • Sunday 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

  • Thursday 21st December at 7.30pm

Opera at Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tickets: €24 – 29

 

 

All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Wednesday December 27th at 8.30pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: I Solisti dell’Opera

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Thursday December 28th at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Concert: Accademia d’Opera Italiana

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Friday December 29th at 8.3opm

The Four Seasons: Concerto Barocco Italiano Guarnieri

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Saturday December 30th at 8.30pm

Accademia d’Opera Italiana: La Traviata

Tickets: €24 – 39

  • Sunday December 31st at 8.30pm

New Year’s Concert: I Solisti dell’Opera

Tickets: €34 – 44

 

Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7
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Christmas concerts in rome

  • Sunday December 31st at 9pm

New Year’s Eve Concert: Opera Arias, Waltzes and Christmas Songs

Tickets: €22 – 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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