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A Gospel performance at the festival last year in Rome

“If you wanna be blessed
Put on the garment of praise
For the spirit of heaviness
You don’t have to live in defeat
Put on the garment of praise
God will make your life so complete
Put on the garment of praise”

Rome's Gospel Festival should be the best ever(Garment of Praise, performed by Patrick Laundy)

From December 20th until New Year’s Eve the magnificent setting of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will host one of the most moving music events: the Roma Gospel Festival.

Among the artists, there will be some outstanding artists from the US like Harlem Gospel Choir, Crystal White, Patrick Lundy, Earl Bynum, Bob Singleton, and the Soul Stirrers.

The origins of Gospel music date back to the religious chants of the Afro-American people. In order to simplify the Christian teachings and to spread the faith, Gospel choirs were introduced during ceremonies together with the characteristic call-and-response and clapping.

This is the thirteenth edition of the festival, directed by Mario Ciampà, which has become a solid point of reference for all the fans of this music genre over the years and it perfectly fits in with the atmosphere of the ongoing festivities since Gospel has always been typical of deep religious devotion. So why not book into Hotel Des Artistes for a great stay during the festival and we’ll direct you to all the best performances.

Fondazione Musica per Roma e International Music Foundation presentano

Ticket prices:
Adults: 22.00 euros
Reduced price: 8 euros

The Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome is in Viale Pietro de Coubertin, near the Palazzetto dello Sport, off Viale Tiziano.The Auditorium Parco della Musica is in the Flaminio district of Rome, by the Villaggio Olimpico and can be easily reached by public transport:Learn all about the Gospel traditions in Rome
Bus Routes

  • 910, from Termini Station and Piazza Mancini
  • 53, from Piazza Mancini and Piazza San Silvestro
  • 217, from Viale XVII Olimpiade and Termini Station
  • 231, from Piazza Mancini and Piazzale Canestre (in Villa Borghese park). Only weekends
  • Linea “M”, special bus route between Termini station and Viale Pietro de Coubertin Auditorium stop. From 17h00 – every 15 mins. Last bus from the Auditorium departs at the end of last event.

Tram routes

  • 2, from Piazzale Flaminio and Piazza Mancini


  • Metro A line to the Flaminio stop then no.2 tram
  • Or the Ferrovia Roma-Nord train to the Piazza Euclide stop


By car

  • From the G.R.A. (ring-road around Rome) take the Flaminio Saxa Rubra exit towards Corso di Francia
  • Or from the Lungotevere Flaminio turn off into Viale Tiziano and then again at the Palazzetto dello Sport (covered sport complex)

There are large car parking facilities by the Auditorium Parco della Musica with designated areas for disabled visitors.