Thursday, August 31, 2006
Vatican Abolishes Christmas Concert

I was very pleased with the following news story:
Pope Benedict XVI has abolished the Vatican's traditional Christmas concert because he does not share his predecessor's taste for pop music and wants to avoid scandal, the Italian media has reported.

"Pope Ratzinger prefers Mozart and Bach to 'pop' music and thus, after 12 years, the traditional Vatican Christmas concert comes to an end," the daily La Stampa said on Thursday.

The annual charity concert, organized since its inception by the Prime Time Promotion events agency, will be transferred to Monaco beginning this year, the paper reported.

Story Source: Yahoo
Photo Source: AFP/Giulio Napolitano

4 comment(s):

del_button September 1, 2006 at 7:59 AM
Anonymous said...

I actually think that's a bit sad.

del_button September 1, 2006 at 6:14 PM
tlwest said...

will their be more traditional music? No I am not for POP music iether.

del_button September 1, 2006 at 6:57 PM
Matthew said...

Epiphany Artist,

I don't know if there will be traditional music, although I would really like the classical music to replace the POP for the concert.

del_button September 2, 2006 at 3:31 AM
A Secular Franciscan said...

Some of the pop concerts were a bit odd, but still, some were fine. I'd like to see a mix of classical and pop - but it should be pop with reverence. And it should be pop people with moral credibility.

Bono doing U2 songs, for example? No. But singing Christmas/religious songs? Okay.

Or Charlotte Church...

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