The prestigious Sistine Chapel Choir, aka the Pope’s Choir, is coming to perform in the United States for the first time ever in its 1,500 year history. The choir, which is made up of both men and boys across all vocal ranges, draws its name from the Catholic church located within the small region of Vatican City in Italy. The month-long tour will see the Choir performing in select major cities across the country, while be joined for various performances by domestic vocal groups at different shows throughout the run.
The upcoming tour is certainly historic for those who follow the Catholic religion. The Sistine Chapel Choir made headlines last year, when they made their first ever trip to North America with a performance at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto. As the group of singers make their U.S. debut this July, fans of choral music should be filled with excitement at the arrival of the group, who trace their origins back to the very early years of Catholicism in Europe.
Among the stops on the tour, which kicks off on July 3 in Atlanta, includes scheduled performances at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, just to name a few. Tickets for select shows on the summer tour are on sale now, or will begin general on-sale starting this Friday (April 13) and can be purchased by clicking here.
Fans can watch the organization’s official tour promotional video above to get an idea of the sound, style and look which the very old and traditional Choir still represents. The group recorded and released a new album back in 2015 with Cantate Domino. The album was performed and recorded within the walls of the Sistine Chapel for the first time ever in the building's very strict history.
Sistine Chapel Choir U.S. Tour Dates:
July 3 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre (Click here for tickets)
July 7 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (Click here for tickets)
July 9 - St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre (Click here for tickets)
July 11 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Opera House (Click here for tickets)
July 13 - Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center (Click here for tickets)
July 17 - Boston, MA - Boch Center (Click here for tickets)
July 21 - Chicago, IL - Arie Crown Theater (Click here for tickets)
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater (Click here for tickets)