Poor Clares of Arundel practicing together. Photo Credit: Chris O'Donovan/The Observer

Twibber Stories United Kingdom4. March 2021

Poor nuns produce a beautiful record – and it’s a big hit

Don’t we all appreciate music for a relaxing moment in these difficult coronavirus times? I have just discovered a beautiful new debut album from 23 cloistered nuns in England.

The Poor Clares of Arundel hit the number one spot in the classical charts with their spiritual „Light for the World“ album, written by well known British composers. Its welcome reception came to the biggest surprise of the modest sisters whose convent in Sussex was founded in the 13th century. „We are thrilled that our music has touched the hearts of the public“, sister Gabriel said.

The songs transmit a life on a kind of a quiet, peaceful island in our often hectic daily routine. For me, the striking voices of the nuns provide light in these difficult days!

Originally published on January 18, 2021.

Marika Schaertl, Munich, Germany

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