The final weeks of December see the 22nd 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 such groups as Emmanuel Djob by the Gospel River (21–23 Dec) with Djob’s voice recognised as one of the best soul and gospel voices in Europe, and winner of the French edition of “The Voice”; the South Carolina Benedict Gospel Choir (25 Dec), created and directed by the gospel music icon, reverend Darryl Izzard; and the Ananias “Markey” Montague & Salem Baptist Mass Choir (26–28 Dec) famous for mixing traditional music with contemporary gospel. The festival concludes with the Harlem Gospel Choir (29–31 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. This is an event that delivers to its audience the beauty, splendour, and depth of classical and contemporary Gospel music.
For the Gospel Festival’s program click here.
December 21, 2017–December 31, 2017
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30