The Rome International Choral Festival is one of Rome’s premier annual summer music events. The twelfth-annual festival will feature Mass participation at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and a formal finale concert at Rome’s Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola on June 24th, 2020.

 

The festival chorus will include mixed-voice singers and choirs from across North America that will come together to rehearse and perform en masse under the baton of maestro Z. Randall Stroope. Tour and festival production is provided by Music Celebrations International.

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Rome Choral Festival Venues

ST. PETER’S BASILICA

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter’s Basilica. Directly to the east of the church is St. Peter’s Square (Piazza di San Pietro), built by Gianlorenzo Bernini between 1636 and 1667. It is surrounded by an elliptical colonnade with two pairs of Doric columns which form its breadth, each bearing ionic entablatures.

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Rome Choral Festival Venues

CHIESA DI SANT’IGNAZIO DI LOYOLA

 

The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius is a Baroque-style Catholic church dedicated to Saint Ignatius, who founded the Jesuit order. The church is in the heart of Rome, just steps away from the Parthenon. It was built between 1626 and 1650 and features magnificent frescoes by Andrea Pozzo, depicting the work of Saint Ignatius and his welcome into paradise by Christ. The church also holds sculptures by Alessandro Algardi and Camillo Rusconi.