This Saturday, for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the famous choir of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, where J.S. Bach once worked, will sing at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with Pope Francis, German media report. The choir has sung in the Vatican before, but not at a liturgy.
The invitation had been made by Pope Emeritus Benedict, and was confirmed by Pope Francis.
One is tempted to add, Pope Francis surely won’t do a last-minute no-show for this musical event!