World’s oldest choir records first album #Vlogtober

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Cantate Domino is the first album ever to be recorded in the Sistine Chapel by the resident choir.

The recording includes Renaissance music written for the Sistine Chapel Choir by Allegri, Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria.

The story goes that Mozart heard Allegri’s Miserere on a visit to Rome and wrote it down from memory later that day. Pope Clement XIV awarded him the Chivalric Order of the Golden Spur for his genius despite the fact that transcription of the piece had been forbidden. 

The album was released on Deutsche Grammophon on September 25, have a listen to this excerpt from Allegri’s Miserere.