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Music teacher Adriano Caroletti coaches 3rd graders during their preparatory year at the Schola Puerorum in Rome.

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Angelica Marin

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    Music teacher Adriano Caroletti leads stretching exercises before a rehearsal.

    Credit:

    Angelica Marin

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    Boys are on their best behavior as they walk into rehearsal with the Sistine Chapel Choir Director, Monsignor Massimo Palombella.

    Credit:

    Angelica Marin

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    A student flips through his music exercise book. Each class spends at least 2 hours a day on music theory.

    Credit:

    Angelica Marin

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    In full chorus garb, the men and boys of the Sistine Chapel Choir stand at attention during a Christmas concert for the boys’ families.

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    Courtesy of Schola Puerorum

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    The Christmas concert for the boys’ families is the dress rehearsal for the main event in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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    Courtesy of Schola Puerorum

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    Monsignor Massimo Palombella leads the boys' choir during a concert. The Sistine Chapel Choir Director composes and arranges music for the choir.

    Credit:

    Courtesy of Schola Puerorum