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A Christmas Carol is an annual concert held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, which is broadcast on December 24, after the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI on Rai 1. The proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Hospital Paediatric Child Jesus in Rome.
The 2011 edition sees Elisa Isoardi the running and one of the main guests, accompanied by the orchestra of the Festival of Sanremo, conducted by Bruno Santori, there have been several artists including Roberta Flack, Naomi, Piera Degli Esposti, Jessica Morlacchi, Mark Masini, the PFM, and Gabriella Costa Simona Molinari. Also present was Miss Italy 2011 Stephanie Bivona, which had its debut as a singer.
Present at the event include Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, the President of the Lazio Region Renata Polverini, President of the Province of Rome, Nicola Zingaretti, the Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno, the capital and prof. Profiti Joseph, president of Children's Hospital Child Jesus.