DATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK
GREGORIAN—“THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHOIR”—
‘PURE CHANTS I’ ALBUM
AND NEW VIDEO FOR
CLASSIC “ODE TO JOY”
WATCH IT HERE
To mark today’s (September 29) release of their new album PURE CHANTS I on BMG, GREGORIAN—“The World’s Most Successful Choir”—have issued the album’s third single “Ode To Joy.” Watch the video here and listen to the album and order it here. PURE CHANTS I features mainly classical choral works and hymns plus some folk and pop favorites (full track listing below). GREGORIAN’s featured vocalists Narcis speaks about the album in this clip with the monks adding their message here.
“Ode To Joy” follows GREGORIAN’s take on the historic Latin hymn “Pie Jesu” (the album’s second single) which features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music; it was produced by GREGORIAN brainchild and founder and owner of Nemo-Studios and omeN-Publishing Frank Peterson. Listen to GREGORIAN’s version of “Pie Jesu” HERE and watch a clip HERE. The group’s moving interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel’s iconic “The Sound of Silence (Pure Version)” was the first release from the album. Listen to it HERE and watch the clip HERE.
PURE CHANTS I track listing is as follows:
1. My Little Welsh Home
2. Kyrie Victoria
3. Waiting For Life
4. Pie Jesu (feat. Narcis)
5. Miserere Mei, Deus
6. Ode To Joy
7. In Trutina
9. She Moved Through The Fair
10. Kyrie XI, A
11. Bailero (feat. Narcis)
12. Adoramus Te Christe
13. Gamenni Kardia (There Are Stars)
14. Beata Viscera
15. The Sound Of Silence (Pure Version)
16. Non Nobis Domine
As previously announced, GREGORIAN’s first-ever North American tour dates are being postponed into next year based on touring logistics, visa delays, and the still recovering U.S. touring market. The Spring 2024 tour will kick off April 4 in Asheville, NC and includes the addition of shows on the west coast and in the southern U.S., expanding upon the initial dates previously announced. The itinerary is filled with theaters and performing arts centers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Read more here.
For over 20 years, more than three million people in 31 countries have been enchanted by GREGORIAN’s live performances. The group’s live performances blend ancient chants with contemporary evergreens for a moving concert experience. These eight classically trained English vocalists, known for their work on “Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars” soundtracks, never fail to bring audiences to their feet…multiple times…at EVERY show.
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Andrea Faulk (tour)