Vatican City, Apr 17, 2018 / 11:32 am
The Vatican's Sistine Chapel Choir, known as 'the pope's choir,' will head to the United States this summer for an eight-city concert tour.
This is the choir's first nation-wide tour and will include stops in Atlanta, New York City, St. Louis, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles from July 3-July 23.
The national tour follows less than a year after the choir's first U.S. performance in three decades, which took place last September, with the choir performing at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., New York, and Detroit.
Known officially as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, the choir is comprised of 20 professional singers from around the world, as well as a treble section made up of 35 boys aged 9-13, called the Pueri Cantores.