Patti Smith to Perform at Pope's Christmas Concert
Published Nov 14, 2014It looks like the Godmother of Punk will be celebrating Christmas with the Holy Father this year. Iconic punk poet and musician Patti Smith has announced plans to perform at the Vatican's official Christmas concert, according to the International Business Times.
The Concerto di Natale will take place at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome on December 13, with the bishops, cardinals and the Pope himself in attendance. The performance will also be broadcast live on television. CeCe Rogers, Bob Sinclair and that viral singing nun are also on the bill, along with an array of local talent.
Smith was photographed looking ecstatic to meet Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square last year, but not everyone is quite so happy about the union between Smith and the Holy See. The Catholic Portosalvo Committee is currently boycotting Smith's upcoming performance at Naples' Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore, deeming the event "blasphemous."
Smith notoriously declared: "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine" in her 1975 song "Gloria," but will nevertheless be celebrating his birthday next month.