15 Dec. The first Vatican Christmas Charity Concert was in December 1993 thanks to a Prime Time Promotion collaboration with the Roman Curia. Proceeds went towards the building of new suburban churches.
The success of the initiative was such that year after year, the Vatican has continued to collaborate with Prime Time Promotion with proceeds going towards the worldwide Don Bosco Foundation.
From its very first edition, the formula has stayed the same: Italian and foreign artists of different generations, with different music backgrounds, different cultures and different languages come together to celebrate and raise funds for the poor. Many big names stand out from past editions including B.B. King, Simply Red, Andrea Bocelli, Bryan Ferry, Noa, The Cranberries to name but a few.