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The Christmas Concerts 2018
Dates: 06/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 11/12/2018

Again this year, at Christmas time the traditional Christmas concerts performed in the several churches of Ravenna and surrounding territory by famous orchestras and choirs will cheer up the city.

Monday, 31st December

Christmas Soul | Cheryl Porter Hallelujah Gospel Singers 
Piazza del Popolo
Time: from 11pm
Cheryl Porter is a real diva of black music. Together with her on the stage, the Halleluiah Gospel Singers, with whom she has already sung more than once, even with Italian singer Zucchero and in several TV broadcasts, beyond weddings parties of important personalities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Cristiana Cavalli and Belen Rodriguez

Free admission

Tuesday, 1st January

Christmas Soul | Anointed Believers
Dante Alighieri Theatre
Time: 11.30am
Four main voices and a rhythmed section at the Dante Alighieri Theatre to welcome the New Year

Free admission limited to the number of seats available (at the entrance of the Dante Alighieri theatre you can make a donation in favour of the projectTutti i bambini e le bambine vanno a scuola "all children go to school")

Free City Bus Routes
On Friday, 23 and Saturday, 24 December, the City and Coast Bus Routes will be free. For further info call: 199.199.558

Free Parking

From 10 December until 5 January, starting from 4pm, free parking in the piazzas (except for Piazza Baracca, which will be free form 6.30pm) and in the streets of the city centre (where parking lots are painted in blue).


Saturday, 24th November

Memorial Day "L'onda della speranza"
Basilica of San Francesco - Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Chamber Orchestra of Ravenna, conductor Paolo Manetti. With the participation of the choir of the Secondary School “Guido Novello”.
Special guest: writer Eraldo Baldini. Intervention and welcome speech by Mons. Arcivescovo Lorenzo Ghizzoni and Giannantonio Mingozzi. 

Free admission with voluntary donation (the offers collected during the evening will be allocated to the Franciscan Mission in Ghana)

Thursday, 6th December

Christmas Concert
Basilica of San Francesco - Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach
Young Musicians European Orchestra and Choirs of the Schools of Ravenna
. Conductor: Ignacio Albalos Ruiz
Mattia Masini, guitarist  Chiara Cattani, Riccardo Morini, Lorenzo Antinori and Valeria Montanari, harpsichordist • Niccolò Valerio, flautist • Eleonora Volpato, harpist

Admission with a fee. Tickets ranging from €5 to €30. Tickets available at the ticket office of the Dante Alighieri Theatre

Saturday, 8th December

Concert for the Mother Mary and the Holy Child Jesus 
Parrocchia dei Santi Simone e Giuda - Via Antica Milizia, 54
Time: 8.30pm
Women choir "La Gioia"
Conductor: Etsuko Ueda. Pianist: M.Mirko Maltoni

Free admission

Christmas Concert: sacred and choral music

Church San Massimiliano Kolbe | Viale Manzoni, 381 - Lido Adriano (Ra)
Time: 9pm
Christmas, Sacred and Choral Songs sung by:
Primary Schools of Lido Adriano and Punta Marina Terme
"Voyager Gospel Choir" Ravenna - Art director: Marco Calcinelli with 40 chorister
“Romagna Brass” - Ravenna brass quintet
Organised by: Don Marco Cavalli and Paolo Giacalone Ass. “Amare Lido Adriano”
Info: +39 338 4965957 | Email:

Free admission

Tuesday, 11th December

Symphonic concert of the Orchestra of IISSM
Artificerie Almagià - Via dell'Almagià, 2
Time: 8.45pm
Symphonic Orchestra AVRomagna with the music institutes G. Verdi of Ravenna / G. Lettimi of Rimini / B. Maderna of Cesena

Free admission

Sunday, 16th December

Musica e Spirito: Nativity Concert
Basilica of San Francesco - Piazza San Francesco
Time: 6.30pm
Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of Cappella Musicale of the Basilica San Francesco di Ravenna
Some of the most evocative music by Bach, Haendel and Telemann, real gems of the Baroque period

Free admission with voluntary donation

Wednesday, 19th December

Concert of the Chamber Orchestra of Ravenna
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 9pm
Music written by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Conductor Paolo Manetti

Admission fee: €15
Free admission: children until 14 years old; all young people aged 15 to 26 years old have a 50% discount

Thursday, 20th December

Happy Xmas Days - The musical
Artificerie Almagià - Via dell’Almagià, 2
Time: 7pm (first performance); 9.30pm (second performance)
Music performance loosely based on the famous TV situation comedy "Happy Days"

Admission fee: €10 (the proceeds will be given to charity, in favour of AGEOP)
Info and tickets: +39 333 5604711. Email:

Saturday, 22nd December

The Christmas Concert - Il Concerto di Natale
Dante Alighieri Theatre
Time: 9pm
Traditional concert by the City Concert Band of Ravenna
Maestro Mauro Vergimigli, conductor

Free admission

Monday, 25th December

25th Rock’n’ Roll Xmas Ball | From 9pm to 3am
Artificerie Almagià, Via dell’Almagià 2 - Ravenna

With The Good Fellas and many special surprise guests
Organised by Associazione Culturale Norma and Yeob Records. 

Admission fee: € 15. Facebook Event

Tuesday, 26th December

Te Deum by Peter Reuleìn
Basilica of San Francesco
Time: 9pm
National Prima, choir Ludus Vocalis presents Te Deum by Peter Reuleìn
Massimiliano Pitocco, bandoneon • Beatrice Santini, piano • Stefano Sintoni, conductor
White voices choir and polyphonic choir "Ludus Vocalis". Orchestra "Alighieri" of Ravenna

Free admission with voluntary donation

Friday, 28th December

Christmas Soul | Soul of Gospel
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 6pm
Starring Joselin St. Aimee, Caroline Awuku, Luca Brighi and Michele Bonivento, musicians of national and international importance with a great career and prestigious collaborations at their backs.

Free admission

Saturday, 29th December

Friendship concert "Apettando il Capodanno"
Centro diurno “Pallavicini-Baronio” - Via Grado, 45
Time: 4pm
Maestro Mirko Maltoni, piano Conductor: Etsuko Ueda

Free admission

Christmas Soul | Soul & Blues Connection
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 6pm
band, directed by the well-known jazz musicians Luca Giometti, will be accompanied by classic songs and two extraordinary voices Deviana P. and Yelena Baker

Free admission 

Sunday, 30th December

Parole Note Live
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 9pm
An innovative reading that combines exciting texts, music and images, in a constant dialogue between the words by Giancarlo Cattaneo and the music by Maurizio Rossato

Free admission

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