Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sistine Chapel Choir

Last night we went to hear the Pontifical Choir of the Sistine Chapel give a concert in the Church of San Giovanni de' Fiorentini. The repetoire was studded with pieces by Palestrina, Perosi, and da Viadana to name a few. We were invited by our friend Vincenzo who is a member of the Choir. Here's a picture of Vincenzo talking with two gentlemen before the program began.

Several Cardinals and the ex-Secretary of State were also in attendance.

A shot of the church with the Choir in the background.

A closer shot of the Choir. They did several 5 and 6-voice pieces, for which boys were used to sing the higher parts.

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