Cast – previous years


List of artists from 1993 to today:

1993: Lucio Dalla, Angelo Branduardi, Amii Stewart, Randy Crawford, Maggie Reilly, Roch Voisine, Johnny Logan, Des’Ree, Gorge Pretre.

1994: Pooh, Giorgia, Andrea Bocelli, Amii Stewart, Uto Ughi,  José Feliciano, Sarah McLachlan, Rebecca Törnqvist, Mercedes Sosa, the american quartet The Sisters of Glory,  Sheepshead Gospel Choir.

1995: Riccardo Cocciante, Gloria Gaynor, Angelo Branduardi, Los Reyes, Raina Kabaivanska, Andrea Griminelli, Eternal, Enya, Miriam Makeba, John Denver, Dhamm, Piccoli Musici di Casazza Choir.

1996: Claudio Baglioni, Laura Pausini, Ron, Dionne Warwick,  Regnata Scotto, Los del Rio, Frédéric François, Queen Esther Marrow with The Harlem Gospel Singers, the kids of the Zürcher Sängerknaben and the Paduan choir of the Summertime.

1997: B.B.King, Chaka Khan, The Corrs, Madredeus, Renzo Arbore, Massimo Ranieri, Angelo Branduardi, Mireille Mathieu, Los Quincheros,  Les petits Chanteurs de Monaco, il gruppo Jubilee Spirituals.

1998: Sarah Brightman, Al Bano, Alfredo Kraus, Shola Ama, Manhattan Transfer, Nek, Jewel, Cleopatra, Charlotte Church, the group of Swedish girls of the Stockholms Musikgymnasium, The Usa Gospel Choir, Joan Orleans, i Piccoli Cantori di Torrespaccata directed by Maestro Stelvio Cipriani, the jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani.

1999: Tom Jones and Lionel Richie, Jennifer Page, Filippa Giordano, Alex Baroni, Alex Britti, Andrea Griminelli, Amedeo Minghi, Wesley Chu; la soprano Hong Mei Nie, Sasha, Miriam Makeba. And the two choirs: i Piccoli Musici di Casazza and, for Gospel, The Carolina Gospel Ensemble with Sandra Reaves Phillips.

2000: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dionne Warwick, Piero Marras, Randy Crawford, Gino Vannelli, Alejandro Sanz, Bryan Adams, Nek, Anggun, Tosca, Gigi D’Alessio, i Pooh, Syria, Sonu Africa, Okura Shonosuke. Two Gospel Choirs: The Original USA Gospel
Singers and the New York PSRC Gospel Choir, cornamuse band New Ross and District Pipe Band, The chorus of young voices “Ars Canto Giuseppe Verdi”.

2001: Elisa, Tiziano Ferro, Sasha, Russel Watson, Randy Crawford, Edoardo Bennato, Massimo Ranieri, Dolores O’Riordan, Terence Trent d’Arby, Hevia, Tenores di Bitti, The chorus of young voices of the Teatro alla Scala, Rinnovamento dello Spirito choir.

2002: Elisa, Gigi D’Alessio, i Pooh, Dionne Warwick, Dolores O’Riordan, Lionel Richie, i Piccoli Musici di Casazza, the Summertime, Bryan Ferry, Gabrielle, Noa, Josh Groban, Mariella Nava, Francesco Renga, Lisa Stansfield, The Corrs, Detroit Gospel Singers choir, the Scottish Power Pipe Band, Westlife.

2003: Solomon Burke, Randy Crawford, Choirs: The Garden State Choral Charter and the Harlem Gospel Choir, Khaled, Ronan Keating, Natalia Kukulska, Gianni Morandi, Sergio Cammariere, Gigi D’Alessio, Alessandro Safina, Kelly Joyce, Summertime choir and the Piccolo Coro del Comune di Roma.

2004: Pino Daniele, Antonello Venditti, Massimo Ranieri, Giancarlo Giannini, Max Pezzali, Antonella Ruggiero, Ron, Sergio Cammariere, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mick Hucknall, Hong Mei Nie, Noa, S.A.T.&B. Choir and Piccoli Musici di Casazza Choir.

2005: Claudio Baglioni, Riccardo Cocciante, Renato Zero, Mango, Gigi D’Alessio, Alex Britti, Nicki Nicolai, Stefano di Battista, the Negramaro, Dolcenera, Gigi Finizio, Sal Da Vinci, Dolores O’Riordan, Miriam Makeba, Giada Nobile, Sara 6, Gianluca Terranova, Virginia State Gospel Chorale, il Coro Filarmonico della Fao, il Milk, Chocolate and Honey Fao International Children Choir, Summertime Choir.

2006: Skin, Gipsy Kings, Dolores O’ Riordan, Ronan Keating, Noa, Giancarlo Giannini,  Marco Masini and Umberto Tozzi, Gigi D’Alessio, Gigi Finizio, Andrea Mingardi, Nicky Nicolai and Stefano Di Battista, Helena Hellwig, Appassionante, the american Gospel choir: Benedict Gospel Choir, Summertime choir, Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco, l’Orchestra Sinfonica del Terzo Millennio directed by Renato Serio.

2007: Giovanni Allevi, Michael Bolton, Angun, Mario Biondi, Eugenio Bennato, Ornella Vanoni, Matia Bazar,  Mattafix, Helena Hellwig, Lighea, Gerardina Trovato, Ryandan, Ron, Virgina Gospel Choir and the young voices choir A.D’A.MUS.

2008: Zach Ashton, Gigi D’Alessio, Giò Di Tonno, Giusy Ferreri, Paolo Fresu, Irene Grandi, Angelique Kidjo,  Sananda Maitreya, Piero Mazzocchetti, Loreena McKennitt, Andrea Mingardi, Neri Per Caso, Lola Ponce, PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi, Katia Ricciarelli, Anna Tatangelo, Dionne Warwick, Alabama Gospel Choir, the young voices choir “A.D’A.MUS”, Chorus – Gruppo Ritmico Corale Verona.

2009:  Malika Ayane, Mario Biondi, Gigi D’ Alessio, Jarabe De Paolo, Rosalia De Souza, Eddie Floyd, Andrea Griminelli, Vincenzo La Scola, Francesco Renga, Simphiwe Dana, Stadio, Benedict Gospel Choir, Gerardo Di Lella Big Band, Coro Teatro Massimo Bellini si Catania, Coro di Voci Bianche di Catania.

2010:  Al Jarreau (USA), Antonella Ruggiero (Italy), Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), Gigi D’Alessio (Italy), Ira Losco (Malta), Irene Grandi (Italy), Lighea (Italy), Maria Abela (Malta), Mario Biondi (Italy), Maurizio Tassani (Italy), Max Gazzè (Italy), Noa (Israel), Musica Nuda (Italy), Les Prêtres (France), Sonohra (Italy), New York State Choir (USA), Coro Bambini (Malta), Coro Voices (Malta).

2011: Dionne Warwick (USA); I Pooh (Italy), Dolcenera (Italy), Enrico Ruggeri (Italy), Anggun (Indonesia), Ronan Keating (Ireland), Sarah Jane Morris with Dominic Miller (UK), Marco Mengoni (Italy), Al Bano (Italy), Edoardo Bennato (Italy), Vittorio Grigolo (Italy), Marco Masini (Italy), Syria (Italy), Francesco Baccini (Italy), Chiara Canzian (Italy), Maria Abela (Malta), David Bratton &  Gospel All Stars (USA), Kids choir “Piccoli Musici di Bergamo” directed by maestro Mario Mora (Italy), Coro Voci del Mondo (Italy).

2012: Al Jarreau (USA); Modà (Italy); Niccolò Fabi (Italy); Nomadi (Italy); Stadio (Italy); Sonohra (Italy); Chiara Civello (Italy); Skye dei Morcheeba (UK); Hevia (Spain); Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa); Loalwa Braz (Brasil); Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato (Italy); Alice Mondia (Switzerland); Annalisa (Italy); Violante Placido aka Viola (Italy); Felicia Bongiovanni (Italy); I Tre Nini (Italy); “Il gatto con gli stivali e la magica notte di Natale” (Italy); Tri State Mass Gospel Choir (USA); Art Voice Academy (Italy); The young voices choir Teatro Carlo Gesualdo di Avellino (Italy): Host: Lorena Bianchetti.

2013: Orchestra Sinfonica Universale Italiana directed by M° Conductor and director Renato Serio, with the participation of: Giovanni Allevi (Italy), Anggun (Indonesia), Arisa (Italy), Bianca Atzei (Italy), Asaf Avidan (Israel), Luca Barbarossa (Italy), Alex Britti (Italy), Clementino (Italy), Elhaida Dani (Albania), Elisa (Italy), Caro Emerald (Holland), Ylenia Lucisano (Italy), Giulia Mazzoni (Italy), Mariella Nava (Italy), Dolores O’Riordan (Irland), Patti Smith (USA), Natasha St-Pier (Canada), Virginia State Gospel Choir (USA), Art Voice Academy (Italy), Scuola di Canto Corale del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Italy).

2014: Patti Smith (USA), Bob Sinclar (France), Steve Edwards (UK), CeCe Rogers (USA), Renzo Arbore (Italy), Alessandra Amoroso (Italy), Sugarpie & The Candymen (Italy), Imany (France), Dolcenera (Italy), Chiara Galiazzo (Italy), Suor Cristina (Italy), Le Winx da WINX club MUSICAL SHOW (Italy), Mariella Nava (Italy), Alice Mondia (Switzerland), Daniele Ronda (Italy), Every Praise of DAVID BRATTON Gospel Choir, Art Voice Academy, Coro di Voci Bianche del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma directed by M° Sciutto.

2016: Angunn, Dolcenera, Rebecca Ferguson, Andrea Griminelli, Tony Hadley, Deborah Iurato, Piero Mazzocchetti, Noemi, Francesco Renga, Renato Serio, Sergio Sylvestre, Anna Tatangelo, Paolo Vallesi, Roberto Vecchioni, Willy William, Dexter Walker & Zion movement, Tasha Rodrigues, Orchestra Universale Sinfonica Italiana, Stefano Zavattoni, Giandomenico Anellino, the young voices choir Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Ciro Visco, Art Voice Academy.

2017: Noa, Patti Smith, Annie Lennox, Alex Britti, Suor Cristina, Enrico Ruggeri, Gigi D’Alessio, Lola Ponce, Piccolo Coro di Piazza Vittorio, Cheryl Porter, Al Bano, Imany, Hevia, Andrea Griminelli, Fabio Armiliato, Davide Merlini, Syria, Giò Di Tonno, Joaquín Cortés, Orchestra Universale Sinfonica Italiana directed by M° Renato Serio, Art Voice Academy, Coro di Voci Bianche dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia directed by M° Ciro Visco, Art Voice Academy. Host: Gerry Scotti with Don Davide Banzato.

2018: Anastacia (USA), Alessandra Amoroso (Italy), Edoardo Bennato (Italy), Fabrizio Bosso (Italy), Dee Dee Bridgewater (USA), Giovanni Caccamo (Italy), Josè Feliciano (Puerto Rico), Andrea Griminelli (Italy), Raphael Gualazzi (Italy), Hussain Al Jassmi (UAE), Ermal Meta (Albania), Mihail (Romania), Álvaro Soler (Spain), Gheorghe Zamfir (Romania), New Direction Tennessee State Gospel Choir (USA), Art Voice Academy (Italy), Piccolo Coro Le Dolci Note (Italy), with the extraordinary participation of Miguel Angel Zotto and Daiana Guspero (Argentine). Orchestra Universale Sinfonica Italiana directed by M° Renato Serio, with the collaboration of M° Stefano Zavattoni.

2019:  Giorgio Albiani (Italy), Arisa (Italy), Fabio Armiliato (Italy), Susan Boyle (UK), Simone Cristicchi (Italy), Elisa (Italy),  Mahmood (Italy), Alma Manera (Italy), Mireille Mathieu (France), Davide Merlini (Italy), Noemi (Italy), Piccolo Coro Le Dolci Note (Italy), Lionel Richie (USA), Leo Rojas (Ecuador), Fabio Rovazzi (Italy), The Charleston Mass Gospel Choir (USA), Bonnie Tyler (UK). Orchestra Italiana del Cinema. M° Conductor and Orchestra Director Renato Serio, and M° and Orchestra Director Adriano Pennino. Art Voice Academy choir.

The conductors who alternated in hosting the Christmas Concert deserve a separate mention, we would like to recall: Virna Lisi, Eleonora Brigliadori, Lorella Cuccarini, Red Ronnie, Cristina Parodi, Mara Venier, Lorena Bianchetti, Gerry Scotti, Federica Panicucci.

A special mention for the great actors: Alberto Sordi and Monica Vitti who read texts by Pope Wojtyla, and Giancarlo Giannini who read texts by Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King.

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