Thursday, June 28, 2012

What has Westminster Abbey to do with the Sistine Chapel?

We interrupt our wall-to-wall Colloquium coverage to point out that an extraordinary ecumenical musical moment is happening tomorrow, on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul..

At the express wish of the Holy Father, the Choir of Westminster Choir of Westminster AbbeyAbbey will form one choir for the Mass with the Papal Choir, the Cappella Musicale Pontificia “Sistina”, under the direction of the Maestro Direttore, Mons. Massimo Palombella. In addition the Choir of Westminster Abbey, under the direction of the Abbey’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O’Donnell, will sing music from the tradition of the Church of England.