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Music for the Sistine Chapel; Palestrina, Victoria, Giovanelli

  • St Stephen Walbrook 39 Walbrook London EC4N 8BN United Kingdom (map)

The Sistine Chapel in Rome is amongst the most celebrated, renowned and beguiling places of worship in the world. Since its completion in 1483 and the celebration of its first Mass on 15 August (Assumption Day) that year, it has inspired some of the finest composers and musicians from Italy and across the world to create and perform new and exquisite music to support its worship.

This concert is a celebration of that inspiration, with a particular focus on the heyday of the Italian Renaissance.

Giovanni Anerio | Salve Regina
Felice Anerio | Ave Regina
Tomás Luis de Victoria | Vadam et circuibo
Gregorio Allegri | Miserere mei, Deus
Palestrina | Assumpta est Maria
Palestrina | Missa ‘Assumpta est Maria

Iken Scholars
Matthew Dunn
— Conductor

Established in 2012, the Iken Scholars are a London-based chamber choir dedicated to exploring hidden corners of the Renaissance repertoire. Recent performances at the Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St Paul’s Cathedral have included masses and motets unheard in 400 years, as well as large-scale masterpieces from the central canon. Primarily focused on presenting unusual concerts in the capital, the choir is increasingly in demand in London’s cathedrals and further afield. The group is made up of singers from London and close by, and directed by Matthew Dunn.


Tickets £23 (premium) / £14 (unreserved) / £5 (children) — call TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 or book online now!

Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.

Earlier Event: September 20
Rutter Requiem; Nine to Five
Later Event: September 28
British Choral Classics by candlelight