November 12, 2012
(Romereports.com) With the Sistine Chapel as a backdrop, Benedict XVI attended a concert along with a small group of guests. But this concert, was unlike any other. The music played was composed by the Pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger.
The Pope's brother sat in the audience, as the Sistine Chapel Choir sang
his composition, led by Salesian Massimo Palombella. Experts believe
his music reflects an influence of Beethoven and Wagner.
At the end of the concert, the Pope didn't give a speech, as he usually does, to not impose his personal opinion. Instead,
they simply gathered for the group picture. But, the Pope did thank the
choir and his brother for what he describes as a musical gift, just in
time for the Year of Faith.
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