French Nuns to Sing on Same Record Label as Lady Gaga

July 27th, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Lady Gaga July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to ‘CNN Belief Blog’ Lady Gaga has quite a surprise for her new label mates, since a group of French Nuns who have taken a vow to remain shut off from the outside world for the rest of their lives will be singing under the same record label as the famously raunchy star.

After an extensive search of over seventy convents, looking for the best female voices of Gregorian Chant, Decca Records, which is the classical music label of Universal Records, has signed contracts with a group of sequestered French Benedictine nuns on Saturday. The new singers are from the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation–located near Avignon, France, here they have promised to live out the rest of their lives inside their convent.

The nuns are only allowed to communicate with visitors, even their own families, through a grill, as they are a part of a ancient order which dates back to the sixth century. Dickon Stainer, who is the managing director of the record company was not even allowed to see the nuns face to face for the contract signing. Instead, he had to pass the papers through the grill to be signed and then have it passed back to him.

The nuns will also photograph their own album cover and film their own television commercial. The Reverend Mother Abbess stated, “We never sought this, it came looking for us. At first we were worried it would affect our cloistered life, so we asked St. Joseph in prayer. Our prayers were answered, and we thought that this album would be a good thing if it touches people’s lives and helps them find peace.”

The album will be titled, “Voices-Chant from Avignon” and is set to be released all over the world in November. It features the most ancient forms of Gregorian chant. It was not clear whether or not these nuns had any idea at all who Lady Gaga is nor if they had seen the controversial video “Alejandro” which Gaga made featuring herself as a nun.

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