The Papal Sistine Chapel Choir

With a history that stretches back some 1500 years, this is the oldest choir still active in the world today. Part of its significance lies in the fact that it has kept going down through the centuries, most importantly during the critically important period of the Renaissance, when it found its own natural “theatre” in the Sistine Chapel. With all its frescoes, this chapel stands as a monument to beauty, and its distinctive acoustic has influenced all the choir’s accumulated repertoire, one which strikes a perfect balance between tradition and modernity. A jewel that will be passed down to future generations with all its spiritual and artistic beauty intact.

But there is more to the Sistine Chapel Choir than just its cultural legacy: it plays an active part during the papal celebrations in St Peter’s Basilica, and in the Sistine Chapel itself. As the Holy Father’s personal choir, it is called upon to play an ecumenical role, and be part of the relationship between the various Christian confessions, contributing to bringing together in art what has been separated by history and politics. This mission has led us into dialogue with leading choirs around the world, to undertaking international tours and to making our work known through recordings of our repertoire on Deutsche Grammophon.

Second Sunday of Easter (or Divine Mercy Sunday)

Second Sunday of Easter (or Divine Mercy Sunday) Holy Mass for the meeting of the Missionaries of Mercy with Pope Francis Saint Peter’s Square, 10.30 AM Canto Processionale: Misericordes sicut Pater (T: Eugenio…

Easter Sunday – Mass of the day

Easter Sunday Mass of the day, Piazza Saint Peter Square, 10 PM Petrus, resurrectionis testis (M: Massimo Palombella) Introito: Resurrexi Atto Penitenziale: Vidi aquam Gloria: Missa de Angelis (Polifonia di Massimo Palombella)…

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Easter Sunday – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night Vatican Basilica, 8.30 PM Gloria: Missa De Angelis Salmo Alleluiatico: Polifonia di Massimo Palombella Offertorio: Surrexit Pastor bonus di Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina…

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