Gregorian chorus is finally coming to Romania, in a most expected spectacular show hosted by Sala Palatului in Bucharest. “Master of Chants” got to the bottom line, ending the 10 musical volumes which enjoyed a tremendous success worldwide. The show is scheduled on May 16th, at 8 p.m., with the access available as of 7 p.m., German Quality Entertainment informs.
Gregorian is a German headed by Frank Peterson that performs Gregorian-chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental background.
Boasting over 10 million albums sold all around the world, Gold and Platinum awarded in 18 countries, the Gregorian’s mastermind is definitely one of the most prolific German artists.
Performing some of the most famous pop and rock songs, the chorus members wrapped in monk robes will send the audience back in time to the period of the Western Roman Empire.
The tickets, ranging from RON 59, to RON 99 and RON 199 are available at bilete.ro, eventim.ro, myticket.ro, bilet.ro, salapalatului.ro, as well as in Germanos, Diverta and Inmedio stores, at the Romanian post offices, at the National Theatre and through the Tui Travel network.
Originally, Gregorian was conceived as a more pop-oriented group in the vein of Enigma. Under this concept, they recorded the 1991 album Sadisfaction, with lead vocals provided by The Sisters of Oz: Susana Espelleta (Peterson’s wife at the time) and Birgit Freud. However, this was the only album in that style.
In 1998, Peterson and his team of Jan-Eric Kohrs, Michael Soltau and Carsten Heusmann re-invented the project to perform popular songs in the Gregorian style. The criteria for song selection were strict; in order to be considered, a song needed to be translatable into the 7-tone scale. For each album, songs were carefully chosen in addition to original songs written by Jan-Eric Kohrs, Amelia Brightman and Carsten Heussman. Twelve vocalists – previously acclaimed session and choir singers – were then hired to record the tracks.
Each Gregorian album is initially digitally tracked at Nemo Studios, Peterson’s Hamburg studio. The vocalists then record their parts in a church atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles, in order to escape what Peterson referred to in a 2001 interview as the “cold and technical” studio atmosphere.
Gregorian have released ten albums in their Masters of Chant series and a number of other albums, including a Christmas album. They have also released two types of video album; live concerts and music video albums featuring the singers in various surroundings.
The band announced that the tenth album will be the last chapter of an extraordinary success story” and they would “say goodbye indefinitely [to] their fans,” through a farewell tour in 2016.