The Choir of the Pontifical Gregorian University meets weekly, usually on Monday late afternoon, at the Gregorian University in Rome, at Palazzo Frascara (Piazza della Pilotta) or at the Chapel of the main building of the University. The choir’smeetings are held throughout the academic year, except during the examination period (February).
The choir is open to all interested students. Please, check our contacts in order to get in touch with us.
Repertoires are selected among a wide panoply of music, both contemporary religious practice and the enormous basin of past Christian music from Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Special attention is given to the more representative musical traditions along history. The work on the repertoire itself constitutes a stimulus to historical and anthropological, liturgical, aesthetic and theological deepening.
The methodology of the activity is specifically aimed at non-professionals, in order to provide greater access to the activity itself. There is no need to know how to read music. Anyway, students who studied music before are always welcome. As much as possible, it is also an opportunity for basic musical and vocal training.
The outcome of the choral activity is also incarnated by performances and the participation in liturgical celebrations, as well as in occasions and ceremonies within the academic life. Since 2018, the choir has also placed itself ‘outgoing’ participating in a well-known Roman event such as the Day of Music (June 21) at religious sites in the city.
The Sacred Musical Walk, conceived in 2016 by Giorgio Monari, is a guided tour, a sound itinerary and a spiritual journey through the history and the most significant places of Sacred Music in Rome. Giorgio Monari guides the walk, with live music performed by the Choir of the Pontifical Gregorian University.