17th International Festival of Sacred Music and Art
Rome and Vatican
With the Vienna Philharmonic as orchestra "in residence"



31st October 2018 and from 10th to 14th November 2018



Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 9 pm
Papal Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls
Inaugural Concert

Kim Andrè Arnesen, So That The World May Believe and Holy Spirit Mass
Together in Hope Choir (U.S.A)
Trondheim Soloists (Norway)
Mark Stover and Teri Larson, Conductors


Saturday, 10th November 2018
Papal Basilica St. Peter in the Vatican


At 4 pm
Spiritual Elevation
Charles Gounod, Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile
Illuminart Philharmonic Orchestra and Illuminart Chorus (Japan)
Tomomi Nishimoto, Conductor

At 5 pm
Holy Mass celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Comastri


Sunday, 11th November 2018 at 9 pm
Papal Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls

Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Illuminart Philharmonic Orchestra and Illuminart Chorus (Japan)
Tomomi Nishimoto, Conductor


Monday, 12th November 2018 at 9 pm
Papal Basilica St. Mary Major

Spiritual Choral Music from Russia
St. Petersburg State Capella Choir (Russian Federation)
Vladislav Chernushenko, Conductor


Tuesday, 13th November 2018 at 9 pm
Papal Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G major
Vienna Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Austria)


Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at 9 pm
Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Wiener Singverein (Austria)
Philharmonie der Nationen
Justus Frantz, Conductor





Last update: 28th March 2018