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

Via Boncompagni, 31
stpatricksamericanrome.org

st patrick catholic american parish in rome
  • Christmas Eve – Friday, 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

Borromini's Art in Rome

no concerts scheduled


Palazzo Pamphilj – Opera and Aperitif / Dinner

Via S. Maria dell’Anima, 30

concerto doria pamphilj
  • Friday 10 December at 8pm (Opera Dinner)
  • Friday 17 December at 8pm (Opera Dinner)
  • Thursday 23 December at 6pm (Opera & Aperitif)
  • Thursday 23 December at 8pm (Opera Dinner)
  • Thursday 30 December at 6pm (Opera & Aperitif)
  • Thursday 30 December at 6pm (Opera Dinner)
  • Sunday 2 January at 6pm (Opera & Aperitif)
  • Monday 3 January at 6pm (Opera & Aperitif)

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 view of Rome.
    or
  •  a candlelight dinner where you can taste the very best of the Italian cuisine accompanied by a selection of fine wines. The musical program with Arie and Duetti from the Opera will be held both before dinner and while the courses are being served with a final surprise at the end.

Entry fee €109 / 199

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Capuchins Crypt – Church of S. Maria Immacolata

Via Veneto, 27

capuchin crypt concerts
  • Wednesday 15th December at 5.15pm (Sacred Music)
  • Wednesday 22th December at 5.15pm (Baroque Christmas Concert)
  • Monday 27th December at 5.15pm (Baroque Christmas Concert)
  • Wednesday 29th December at 5.15pm (Baroque Christmas Concert)

Decorated with the bones of 4000 friars who died in the last centuries, the Crypt offers a mysterious and inspiring atmosphere.
The musical program features Gregorian chant, as well as works of Roman Renaissance polyphony. The composers of the musical program are the Sistine Chapel Masters: Palestrina, Victoria, Carissimi, Pitoni, and Agazzari.

Entry fee €53

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Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
www.ipsar.org

s_antonio_dei_portoghesi
  • Saturday 11 December at 6.30pm
    Organ Concert

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

2021 dates to be updated


Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome
  • Tuesday, 7th December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Wednesday 8th December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Nessun Dorma

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Monday, 13th December at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Tuesday, 14th December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Wednesday 15th December at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Nessun Dorma

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Sunday, 19th December at 6.30pm

Grand Christmas Concert

Tickets: €23 – 28

  • Monday, 20th December at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Tuesday, 21th December at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Wednesday, 22th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €28-55

  • Tuesday, 28th December at 8.30pm

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

Tickets: €28-55

  • Friday, 31th December at 8pm

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

Tickets: €39-50

  • Tuesday, 4th January at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Tuesday, 11th January at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Monday, 17th January at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Tuesday, 18th January at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet

Tickets: €23-50

  • Wednesday 19th January at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Nessun Dorma

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Wednesday 26th January at 8.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome: Nessun Dorma

Tickets: €22 – 55

  • Monday, 24th January at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces

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)
  • Saturday, 11th December at 9pm

Festival Barocco: I Fiamminghi del XVIII secolo


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
romafestivalbarocco.it

santa-maria-dellanima-roma
  • Wednesday, 8st December at 9pm 

Festival barocco: Händel e Scarlatti: due geni a confronto


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: 12am

  • Christmas Day – Saturday, 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
  • every day till 4 January (except 25 & 26 December) at 7.15pm

The Most Beautiful Opera Arias, Neapolitan Songs & Italian Classical Music by Tenor, Soprano & Grand Piano

Tickets from €32-44

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All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153

Christmas concerts in rome
  • Friday 24th  December, Christmas Eve

5pm – Crib Service

11:30 pm- Midnight Mass

  • Saturday 25th December, Christmas Day

10:30 Sung Eucharist

  • Sunday 26th December, 1st Sunday of Christmas

10:30 Sung Eucharist

  • Sunday 2nd  January, Epiphany

08.30 Low Mass

10:30 Sung Eucharist


Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7

Christmas concerts in rome
  • Friday, 31 December at 9pm

New Year’s Eve Concert in Rome: The Three Tenors

Tickets from €33-44

  • Thursday, 6-13-20-27 January at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Tickets from €23-55

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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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