"Why don't you come back to the choir? I mean you had a pretty good voice."
—A man outside the Mandolin Church, urging Allegretto to come back to the church's choir.
Ritardando and Mandolin Church

Ritardando, Mandolin Church in the background

Mandolin Church is a church located within the heart of the town of Ritardando in the World of Eternal Sonata. It serves as the primary religious center for the village's residents and is also host to a choir. Within the church is the Mandolin Church Catacombs, which once served as a shelter against pirate attacks.


The Mandolin Church can be visited as early as Chapter 1, but there is little to do there other than talk with the Priest, who will offer free healing to Allegretto and Beat. In Chapter 5, however, when Allegretto and Beat give Frederic a tour of the village, they discover a commotion outside the church. They find that some people heard strange voices coming from the grotto area underneath the church. The lady from the bakery recognizes Allegretto and Beat as the thieves who have been stealing her bread and the crowd orders the group to go inside and find out what's causing the commotion. They reluctantly head in and after they enter, they are soon reunited with the rest of the party, whom they had been split with, sans Polka, who has gone to visit her mother in Tenuto Village and Falsetto, who is missing. Seeing everyone there, Allegretto dumps the group to go fetch Polka, and they are left to head into the Mandolin Church Catacombs and deal with what turns out to be a monster infestation.

Score Piece ParticipantEdit

Score Piece 27 for Rank A - EZI Pendant

Behind the scenesEdit

  • A man outside the church mentions that Allegretto was once a member of the church's choir and suggests that he should come back.
  • If the player revisits the church after examining the pillars in the Mandolin Church Catacombs, they can find a note in one of the pews about Dolce's skin being as smooth as silk. However, only examining the pillars is necessary to trigger the third fight with the Invincible Dolce Gang.

See alsoEdit


A mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family, a type of string instrument that is plucked or strummed.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia entry on Mandolin

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