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Dec 23rd, 2007, 06:24 AM
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Names of churches in Rome renown for having beautiful music for mass or vespers

One of the things we particularly enjoy when visiting Europe is attending services and hearing music in the type of setting (a religious service in a church) that it was intended for when composed. Are there any churches that are particularly well-regarded for this? The only thing I've come up with so far is the Cistercian Community of Santa Susanna which has a Gregorisn chant service at 5:00 on Sundays. Thank you.

One more thing to tag on here if you know Rome and know music. We are also looking for good, affordable classical music performances in interesting venues.
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 08:37 AM
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The cloistered nuns at the church of Santi Quattro Coronati sing vespers every evening I believe. It's beautiful, especially in the medieval setting of the church. For music performances, check the website of the Academy of St. Cecilia as they have many programs, some in unusual locales.
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 10:24 AM
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First suggestion of mine is go to InRomeNow.com and check their arts and culture listings. All listings are current, and there is a separate category for "in the churches"
http://www.inromenow.com/site%20temp...ArtsMusic.html

For instance, the Borromini Chapel has Friday afternoon concerts ...

You'll find lots of other good music listings here, too. For instance the following, and many more:
<<Christmas Concert for Peace: All Offenbach program
Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conductor; Sonia Ganassi, mezzo-soprano. Ganassi made her début in 1992 as Rosina in Rossiniís Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Rome Teatro dellíOpera., and has since performed on major stages throughout the world. She recently recorded Bellini's Norma with Edita Gruberova.
Friday, December 21, 9 pm
Parco Della Musica, Auditorium Sala Sinopoli
€30-17 tel 199 109 783>>

Personally, I can't wait to get up to the new concert hall complex up near the via Flaminia.

You might also like the Piccolo Lirica, "miniature grand opera" - noted for their condensed performances of operas.

http://www.piccolalirica.com/eng/pagina.asp?id=3

Finally, look here for classical events all over Europe:

http://www.classictic.com/home
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Thanks to both of you for the great suggestions and resources.
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Dec 23rd, 2007, 06:05 PM
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Last December we attended "Enchanting Opera Arias" in the church San Paolo entro le Mura on Via Nazionale. It was indeed a pleasant experience at the end of a long sightseeing day.
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Sant'Anselmo, a Benedictine church in Rome on the Aventine, is known for Gregorian chant

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