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French nuns win global singing contest

A group of nuns from a remote region of France has signed a major record deal after winning a worldwide search to find the world's finest female singers of Gregorian chant.

The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation beat over 70 convents across the globe and their debut album 'Voices - Chant from Avignon', will be released in November.

As the nuns have taken a vow of poverty, royalties from the album will go straight into the running of the monastery.

  • 26 Jul 2010
  • From the section Europe