10th International Choir & Orchestra Festival in Rome

Date: 05 March – 09 March 2025

Join Choirs and Orchestras from all over the world at the Rome Music Festival 



About the Rome Music Festival

The Roma Music Festival is the ideal festival for those choirs looking to travel for a short period and who would like to have some free time to explore the city. Your choir will have the opportunity to perform twice, once as part of the cycle of performance for an approximate 25-minute duration and secondly as part of the joint concert in one of Romes beautiful Churches where choirs perform 1-2 songs a cappella.  This festival allows free time for choirs to explore the historic and ancient city of Rome and of course to enjoy the local cuisine.

Rome was, is, and probably always will be, one of the world’s most compelling cities with probably more to see here than in any other capital on earth. Get to know this fabulous city in earnest during the 2025 International festival of choirs and orchestras. Explore historic Ancient Rome and the remarkable Roman Colosseum, enjoy local cuisine, and see the Trevi fountain, a huge gush of water, streaming from a natural spring over immense rocks, built onto the side of a Renaissance palace. Legend has it you must toss a coin into it, thus ensuring you make a return visit to this most beguiling of cities. Then there is the Piazza Navona, Rome’s most famous square, as picturesque as any in Italy, lined by cafés and restaurants. Arguably the city’s social centre, it is full of street entertainers and artists. Stroll down the instantly recognisable, 18th century Spanish Steps; in the past, the haunt of artists’ models and now simply the place to be seen. At the bottom is the Piazza di Spagna, home to the poet Keats and visited by Milton, Byron and Shelley – all drawing inspiration from the uniqueness which is Rome.  See this great city and sing in one of Rome’s famous Churches.

Performance details

Choirs should prepare a festival programme (max. 25 minutes) for the concert in the concert hall and 2 Christian sacred songs (a cappella) for the concert of all ensembles which takes place in a Church in Rome. 


Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

Three-or-four nights bed and breakfast in a 3* or 4* Hotel. (Please note that hotels are located outside Rome city centre)

Festival participation fee

Participation diploma per choir

Souvenir folder per group

Participation in the festival concert together with other participating choirs (1-2 songs).  This ususally takes place in one of Rome's many Churches.

Festival concert performance of 25-minute duration (free programme)

Return airport transfers from Rome airport with guide assistance on arrival.

Free place for choir conductor


Performances while in Rome

Festival programme of apprioximately 25 minutes for the concert in the concert hall (free programme).

Two Christian sacred songs (a cappella) for the concert of all ensembles which takes place in one of Rome's many Churches. 


Optional Tours and Excursions

City tour "Ancient Rome" with coach and guide

City tour "Classical Rome" with coach and guide

City tour "Christian Rome" with headphones for St. Peters Basilica coach and guide


Tour Manager

A CCI Tour Manager will be assigned to you for the duration of your booking, to assist in the pre-departure preparations and to assist with any issues during your stay. The tour manager does not travel with the group.

Transportation while in Rome

Choirs usually make their way around the city via public transport. However, we can arrange coach transportation for your group as required.  We do recommend that large choirs consider hiring of coaches.  This can be decided closer to your travel date when you know the schedule of rehearsal, concert performance and joint concert.


Flight Options

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group. Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking. We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. Travel Insurance CCI recommend that all travellers take out travel insurance at the time of booking.


Sample Itinerary Only


Day 1

Meet you local guide on arrival at Rome airport and transfer to your hotel. Gather first impressions of the beautiful Rome, have your first taste of Italian gelato, and do some window shopping. Optional excursion on this day depending on flight arrival time.  A welcome dinner can be arranged for the choir, should this be of interest.


Day 2

Participate in the joint concert with other attending choirs in one of Romes many churches. This is an opportunity for all choirs to come together with each choir performing two Christian sacred songs. Choirs can also have time to explore Rome at their leisure. See the sights of Rome on an optional guided city tour. In the evening, an optional dinner can be arranged for the choir. Attend the choral performance cycle and hear the performances of other attending choirs.


Day 3

Rehearsal and participation in festival concert. 

This evening, an optional dinner can be arranged.


Day 4

Choir depart or can opt to prolong stay.


We can aslo arrange performance in local Churches on the Sunday morning, should this be of interest to choirs.  Please ask for information. 


IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Itineraries are tailored to choirs’ individual requirements. The festival schedule and the number of festival concerts will depend on the number and kind of participating choirs and orchestras. Please note that the festival organisers reserve the right to change the performance venues each year.  Choral performances and the performance schedules are announced to all participating choirs  only one month before the festival.  The festival organisers (MRF) reserve the right to schedule performances throughout the festival dates and choirs may have the concert rehearsal, church performance and concert performance on the same day. 


A quotation costs nothing, so contact us today on 01 888 7830

 or email us at reservations@choircontactireland.ie