6: Tour Travelogue: Italy & the Netherlands

In the second part of our discussion about the Choir’s European tour in May 2018, Thomas and Richard are joined by Carolyn Lewis, one of the teachers who accompanied the group, to discuss the Choir’s reception in Italy and the Netherlands. A masterclass with Stephen Cleobury, a joint concert with Siena’s cathedral choir, and the experience of singing at the Papal Mass all get recounted. Plus, have you noticed the Director of Music’s new vestments from the papal tailor?

Music in this episode

  • Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901), Kyrie from Mass in E-flat, ‘Cantus Missae’ (0:43)
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525–94), Sicut cervus (excerpt, from rehearsal with Siena Cathedral Choir) (16:12)
  • Thomas Tallis (1505–85), Loquebantur in variis linguis (excerpt, from rehearsal in Domus Australia, Rome) (22:06)
  • Thomas Tallis (1505–85), Loquebantur in variis linguis (full performance in Siena Cathedral) (33:14)