Sacred Music and Sistine Chapel Choir – Mark Spyropoulos

The oldest choir in the world- the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, will be introduced by its first ever British full time member, baritone Mark Spyropoulos.

Sacred music enthusiasts will be enthralled as Mr Spyropoulos reveals the history and ethos of this remarkable institution, which stretches back over one thousand five hundred years.

Mr Spyropoulos will share the history of the Papal Choir, starting from the earliest Popes around the year 300, and including the emergence of Gregorian chant, the return from Avignon, the instalment in the Sistine Chapel and the Golden Age of the Renaissance.

He will discuss its modern work as a liturgical choir serving the Pope, and plans for the future.

Mr Spyropoulos will also talk more generally about the role and importance of choral music as a force for healing and spiritual fulfilment, and ultimately a tool through which we may perhaps glimpse something of the divine.

 

 

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