Mass and Concert in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by

Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty possible in one day, something else of beauty is around the corner.

After a day of seeing beautiful art in the Vatican — from the museum collection of paintings and sculptures to the smartly engineered and beautifully architectured spaces — another Italian gem is shared with the Gustavus Choir.

This time around that corner (literally over the river and around a few corners on narrow winding cobblestone streets) was Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria.

This church is adorned with precious mosaics that shine in the sunlight. And, it holds a special spot in history as it was the first place of Christian worship in Rome.

The choir sang during mass in this quaint little community. Immediately following mass, the choir performed an hour-long concert for about 200 people.


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