Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Austrian Monks "discovered" by record label

Monks in Vienna submitted a YouTube clip of a recording of their Gregorian chants to a record label and were chosen to be recorded at their monastery for an upcoming CD. Universal Music executives said they were blown away by the singing.

Universal Music, home to Eminem and Amy Winehouse, advertised in religious publications for "monks, men of the cloth and sacred singers".

Bosses were sent hundreds of demos but were impressed most by the clip from the Heiligenkreuz monastery.

An album, set for global release, will be recorded next month.

The Cistercian monastery, in the Vienna woods, is home to 80 monks and dates back to 1133.
via bbc

You can see a  video of them singing here.  It ends with a short message "Life is short. Pray hard."

1 comment:

Meredith Gould said...

Lovely clip. Here's my current motto: Life is too friggin' long. Pray hard.