The nuns of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, in a remote region of France near Avignon, won a world-wide search to find the finest female singers of Gregorian chant. The search took in more than 70 convents, including communities as far afield as North America and Africa.
The nuns are part of an ancient order that dates back to the 6th century, and they continue the tradition of leading a hidden life behind closed doors. Their album features the most ancient form of Gregorian chant, which the sisters sing eight times a day and was the first music ever to be written down.
Tom Lewis of Decca Records says, "When you hear the sound of nuns chanting, it's like an immediate escape from the challenges, stresses, noise, and pace of modern living. You're given a glimpse of a secret world of peace and calm." From the Label