Tuesday, October 18, 2005

NEWS FLASH: a brother who listens to his brother?!

(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 17 - The pope is scheduled to attend two concerts in his honour in the Vatican this week, hearing music by Mozart, Wagner and his own brother Georg.

The first, to be held on Thursday in the Vatican's Paul VI hall, will be given by the Regensburg cathedral choir and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

It will feature church music by Mozart, Liszt, Verdi and Wagner. The choir will also sing some pieces composed by Georg Ratzinger.

The pope's older brother, who is also a Catholic priest, directed the prestigious cathedral choir of Regensburg in Bavaria for many years.

The choir, believed to be the oldest cathedral choir in existence, will again be on stage again on Saturday for a concert in the Sistine chapel.

Read the complete article Pope to listen to brother's music from ANSA.it.

I just found this rather amusing. When the brothers are off on their vacations together, who does the reporter think Father Ratzinger uses as a captive audience when trying out new compositions?

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