12/23/2020 , 8:00 PM (CET) *
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Veni Domine – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel Choir presents medieval plainchant and masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony written for the liturgical period of Advent and Christmas. Performing in the unique acoustic of the Sistine Chapel, the world’s longest-established choir brings a selection of beautiful works by composers such as Palestrina, Nanino, Marenzio, Victoria and Allegri, including several world premiere recordings.

Sistine Chapel Choir
Massimo Palombella

  • Gregorian Chant- Introit: Gaudete in Domino semper
  • Gregorian Chant / polyphonic parts:  Guillaume Dufay (1397–1474) – Hymn: Conditor alme siderum
  • Josquin Desprez (c 1455–1521) – Motet: Missus est Gabriel
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c 1525–1594) – Motet: Canite tuba in Sion – Rorate, caeli, desuper
  • Giovanni Maria Nanino (c 1543–1607) – Motet: Hodie nobis caelorum Rex – Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Motet: Hodie Christus natus est
  • Jean Mouton (c 1459–1522) – Motet: Quaeramus cum pastoribus
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) – Motet: Quem vidistis, pastores? – Dicite, quidnam vidistis?
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Motet: Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis
  • Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652) – Nasceris, alme puer
  • Gregorian Chant / polyphonic parts:  Luca Marenzio (c 1553–1599) – Hymn: Christe, Redemptor omnium
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria – O magnum mysterium
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (c 1510–c 1556) – Motet: Magi veniunt ab oriente – Magi, videntes stellam
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Offertory: Reges Tharsis et insulae
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Offertory: Diffusa est gratia