21-31 Dec. Billed as the most important festival of its genre in Europe, the Roma Gospel Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year, at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica. Directed by Mario Ciampà the festival features numerous choirs, often from the US.
This year's programme includes Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago (21-23 Dec), New Direction Tennessee State Gospel (25 Dec), Laura Wilson & Nù Movement (26 Dec), Harlem Gospel Choir (27-29 Dec), Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory (30 Dec) and the South Carolina Mass Choir (31 Dec).
For full details see Auditorium website.