Ambassadors from different countries, church hierarchs and other high-ranking guests came to the concert in the Capella, art director of the Moscow Synodal Choir, Russia’s honored artist Alexey Puzakov told Interfax-Religion.
“Works by Palestrina, Sviridov, Metropolitan Hilarion, Bortnyansky, Chesnokov, Ivanov-Radkevich were performed in front of Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, he said.
After the concert, musicians attended the divine service in St. Peter Cathedral dedicated to the feast of Sts Peter and Paul.
The dialogue between the two leading choir collectives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church started in November 2013 with a concert in Rome. Then the Sistine Capella first time in its history visited Moscow and gave a convert together with the Moscow Synodal Choir.