The festive Chapter Celebration and the voices of the Duomo Music Chapel
From the first Sunday of Lent, is also available a free downloadable liturgical aid in English
Every Sunday and every festivity of particular solemnity, in Milan, the Duomo Music Chapel, the oldest cultural institution in Milan, active uninterruptedly since 1402 and among the oldest vocal ensembles in the world, is present in the Cathedral at 11am to sing at the Chapter Eucharistic Celebration.
At this celebration, it is thus possible to enjoy a special occasion of cultural enrichment, listening to the characteristic 'Ambrosian Chant', proper to the Church of Milan and, in some ways, dating back to Ambrose himself. In addition, the Music Chapel of the Milan Duomo - also composed, every English Cathedral choir, of pueri cantores (the only Music Chapel in Italy with the particularity of an annexed elementary and middle school), regularly performs music from the sources present in the historical Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica and from the Sistine Chapel Archives kept in the Vatican Apostolic Library.
To attend the celebration, you can consult the liturgical calendar at this link.
In addition, every week, in the section of the official website duomomilano.it "Worship with the Music Chapel", you can find the musical program (accompanied by the ancient prints or manuscripts) proposed by the Music Chapel for the Chapter Celebration.
Starting from the first Sunday of Lent (February 26th, 2023), the Milan Duomo will offer all the worshippers and visitors a new service, by means of special QR Codes located in various places in the Cathedral: the possibility of downloading a liturgical aid in English onto your device, including the Sunday Readings and the Rite of the Mass, in PDF format.
The English-language aids, which can also be accessed through the link liturgy.duomomilano.it, are also accompanied by a second file including all the musical parts, in order to facilitate greater accessibility and openness to those from all over the world who wish to experience the Duomo in its cultural and faith dimension.
Inviting everyone to experience this dimension, we remind you that all festive Chapter celebrations are streamed live on the official Duomo di Milano YouTube channel Duomo Milano Tv.