Sistine Chapel Choir - Palestrina

The Sistine Chapel Choir, the Pope’s personal choir and the oldest choir in the world, performs the recently discovered 1567 first edition of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, in the very place where the composer worked, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

 

The Choir dates back to the beginning of the history of the Church due to the fact that the earliest Popes has always had choristers by his side. Nowadays the Choir is known as Sistine Chapel Choir, both in homage to the Pope who revived it - Sisto IV in 1471 - and because it usually sing in the Chapel with the same name. The choir consists of 20 permanent male choristers and about 35 boy choristers, known as the Pueri Cantores, who make up the section of treble voices.

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Featuring:
Director:
Giuseppe Bianchi
Runtime:
1 x 60'
Type:
Performance
Genre:
Music & Arts
Sub-Genre:
Arts