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


Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone

Piazza Navona

Borromini's Art in Rome

no concerts scheduled


Palazzo Pamphilj

Via S. Maria dell’Anima, 30

concerto doria pamphilj
  • 4-11-13-18-20 December 2022; 3-8-10-15-22-29 January 2023 at 6pm

Open Air Opera & Aperitif at Terrazza Borromini

Entry fee from €119

  • 2-9-16 December 2022; 6-13 January 2023 at 6pm

Open Air Opera Concert: Best Arias and Love Duets

Entry fee from €119

  • 2-4-11-16-18-23-29 December 2022; 6-13-20-27 January 2023 at 8pm

Opera Dinner: Dining During an Opera Interlude

Entry fee from €194

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Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Via del Corso, 305

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
  • 3-17 December 2022 at 6.30pm; 7-14-21-28 January 2023 at 6.30pm

Vivaldi and Opera at The Princess secret apartment, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. Enjoy an unforgettable evening in Rome, in a princely location where passion and emotions are everywhere. Hear famous opera arias in the historical Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome.

Entry fee from €74

  • 31 December 2022 at 3pm

New Year’s Baroque Concert At Palazzo Pamphilj. The apartment is reserved only for our guests and the ticket includes also the guided tour of the Secret apartment of the Princess. Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s concert in Rome.

Entry fee from €84

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Capuchins Crypt – Church of S. Maria Immacolata

Via Veneto, 27

capuchin crypt concerts
  • 1-15 December 2022, 5-12-19-26 January 2023 at 4.45pm or 5.15pm

Capuchin Crypt: Sacred Music in the Heart of Rome. Embark on a unique musical and art historical journey in a fascinating location: the Capuchin Crypt in Rome. Available also with dinner.

Tickets: from €73 and from €169 (with dinner)

  • 22-29 December 2022 at 4.45pm

Baroque Christmas Concert in Capuchins Crypt. Don’t miss the chance to hear a wonderful performance of music by Palestrina, Agazzari, Pitoni, Morales and many others in the marvelous Capuchins Crypt.

Entry fee €71

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Chiesa Sant’Antonio in Campo Marzio

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
www.ipsar.org

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  • 3 December 2022 at 6.30pm
    Organ Concert
  • 10 December 2022 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

2022 dates to be updated


Basilica di San Paolo Entro Le Mura

Via Napoli, 58

Christmas concerts in rome
  • 3 – 10 – 30 December 2022 at 8.30pm

I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma: La Traviata

Tickets: from €25

  • 6 – 13 – 20 December 2022 at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet. Experience Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork ‘La Traviata’ in the unique atmosphere of St. Paul’s Within the Walls in Rome. The singers will be accompanied by strings, wind instruments, and piano.

Tickets: from €23

  • 7 – 14 – 21 – 26 – 28 December 2022 at 6.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome with dinner. Three tenors will be joined by dancers in costume accompanied by the Orchestra of the great Neapolitan mandolins and grand piano, for a performance featuring opera arias and famous traditional Neapolitan songs.

Tickets: from €66

  • 5 – 12 – 19 December 2022 at 6.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces (with or without dinner). The “Opera in Roma” Baroque Orchestra and accomplished soloists perform in Church of Saint Paul Within the Walls in Rome. The program features Antonio Vivaldi’s well‐loved concerto for solo violin, ‘The Four Seasons’, and Bach cantatas for solo voice.

Tickets: €33-77

  • 23 December 2022 at 8.30pm

Grand Christmas Concert

Tickets: from €13

  • 31 December 2022 at 8pm

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

Tickets: from €39

  • 3 – 10 – 17 – 24 – 31 December 2022 at 8.30pm

La Traviata in Rome: The Original Opera with Ballet. Experience Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork ‘La Traviata’ in the unique atmosphere of St. Paul’s Within the Walls in Rome. The singers will be accompanied by strings, wind instruments, and piano.

Tickets: from €23

  • 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 January 2023 at 6.30pm

The Three Tenors in Rome with dinner. Three tenors will be joined by dancers in costume accompanied by the Orchestra of the great Neapolitan mandolins and grand piano, for a performance featuring opera arias and famous traditional Neapolitan songs.

Tickets: from €66

  • 16 – 23 – 30 January 2023 at 6.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Meets Bach’s Masterpieces (with or without dinner). The “Opera in Roma” Baroque Orchestra and accomplished soloists perform in Church of Saint Paul Within the Walls in Rome. The program features Antonio Vivaldi’s well‐loved concerto for solo violin, ‘The Four Seasons’, and Bach cantatas for solo voice.

Tickets: €33-77

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Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi

Piazza San Luigi dei Francesi

Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (Photo by Lalupa)

no concerts scheduled


Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Piazza dell’Oro, 1

san giovanni ai fiorentini

no concerts scheduled


Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Anima

Via Santa Maria dell’Anima

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no concerts scheduled


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 – 24 December 2022

Mass: 12am

  • Christmas Day – 25 December 2022

Mass: 11am & 6.30pm


Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Via IV Novembre, 107
classictic.com

Christmas concerts in rome
  • every day at at 7.30pm

Opera da Camera di Roma: The Most Beautiful Opera Arias. Celebrate the opera arias and the most famous melodies of classical music composed by the greatest Italian composers: Verdi, Albinoni, Puccini, Bellini, Vivaldi, Leoncavallo and Mascagni.

Tickets from €22 (dinner option available)

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Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church

Piazza di Ponte Sant’Angelo, 68

Christmas concerts in rome
  • 25 December 2022 at 7.30pm
  • 31 December 2022 at 7.30pm

Soprano and tenor soloists from the best Italian theaters and accompanied by a skilled pianist, will offer performances of arias by Verdi, Puccini, Offenbach, Mozart and Rossini, Neapolitan songs and Christmas carols.

Tickets from €29-34

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All Saints Church

Via del Babuino, 153

Christmas concerts in rome
  • 24 December 2022, Christmas Eve

5pm – Crib Service

11.30pm- Midnight Mass

  • 25 December 2022, Christmas Day

10.30am Sung Eucharist

  • 1 January 2023, 1st Sunday of Christmas

08.30am Low Mass

10:30am Sung Eucharist


Oratorio del Caravita

Via del Caravita, 7

Christmas concerts in rome
  • 1,3,8,10,15 December 2022 at 8.30pm

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Hear Vivaldi’s wonderful masterpiece and other compositions by this great master of classical music in the unique atmosphere of the Caravita Church in the heart of Rome.

Tickets from €23

  • 17 December 2022 at 8.30pm

Christmas Concert. Enjoy the magic of Christmas and let yourself be carried away by the traditional songs and melodies of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Händel, performed by the outstanding voices of soprano Alexandra Boucek and tenor Emil Alekperov.

Tickets from €19

  • 31 December 2022 at 9pm

New Year’s Eve Concert in Rome: The Three Tenors. Enjoy a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration in the center of Rome, with the three tenors singing Christmas songs and opera arias. Strauss’ waltzes complete the festive program within the Caravita Church’s golden walls.

Tickets from €40

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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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4 Comments

  • 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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