The final weeks of December see the 23rd edition of Roma Gospel Festival, which is held annually at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The festival features the best choirs and gospel groups from the United States and is the largest of its kind in Europe. The festival will host numerous groups such as the Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago (21-23 Dec), one of the most celebrated youth choirs in the world created and directed by Mr. Whitman; New Direction Tennessee State Gospel (25 Dec), founded in 1997 by Travis Bryan and composed of young musicians who graduated from Tennessee State University and soloists of the highest level, for a total of 35 artists; the Harlem Gospel Choir (27–29 Dec), the most celebrated gospel choir in the United States, known for collaborating with international artists such as Diana Ross, Bono, Gorillaz, Sinead O’Connor and more. Their music repertoire includes traditional and contemporary gospel, jazz and blues; Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory (30 Dec), a young adult community choir based out of Brooklyn, New York comprised of 60+ young adults from throughout the tristate area. Through their Gospel music, Bohanan and the singers offer a message of hope. The festival concludes with The South Carolina Mass Choir (31 Dec), a prestigious gospel choir from South Carolina, founded in the late 90s and directed by Michael Brown. The peculiarity of this chorus consists in knowing how to mix modern and traditional rhythms, achieving a musical balance of great artistic value.
This is an event that delivers to its audience the beauty, splendour, and depth of classical and contemporary Gospel music.
December 21– 31 2018
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30
For the Gospel Festival’s program click here