06 Nov Poor Clares in England have great success with their album “Light for the World”
Twenty-three sisters, mostly from England, but also from Scotland, Ireland, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka live in the Arundel Poor Clare Monastery, located in the countryside just outside the charming medieval town of Arundel in the south of England.
Composers James Morgan and Juliette Pochin have collaborated with the sisters in a production of an album that includes unaccompanied plainchant married with subtle contemporary production to create relaxing, meditative music that is designed to bring an authentic spiritual experience to everyday life.
The U.K.’s most popular classical music radio station, Classic FM, reports that the Poor Clare’s album, Light for the World, is having unprecedented success, taking the number one spot in both the Classical Artist Album Chart and Classical Specialist Album Chart.
Some of the songs feature excerpts from the writings of St Clare and St Francis, but there are also Latin hymns and other mediaeval texts. The words and music are destined to linger in the heart, which the sisters hope will be a blessing to all who listen.
More information: www.poorclaresarundel.org/light-for-the-world