The Prince of Music

A cameo group of 16 singers marks the half-millennial anniversary of the most celebrated and admired composer of the Renaissance, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594). An eclectic survey of his masses, motets, madrigals, and other works will be presented within the context of his incredible life, rising from choirboy in a small town to be the choirmaster to the Pope at the Sistine Chapel.