Friday, August 8, 2008


Gregorian Chanters Have Boy Band Appeal

HAMBURG, Germany (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One group of Gregorian chanters are turning into the boy band of classical music.

So says Frank Peterson, leader of the music group Gregorian Masters of Chant, who, in their self-titled album cover pop tunes like David Bowies’ “Heroes” and Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” and give them a classical twist.

With their sold out arena shows, stage choreography, and multiple costume changes, these robed singers are giving boy bands of the past a run for their money.

Peterson says, “We’re the oldest boy band in the world. Believe it or not, we have groupies.”

The group even fulfills the boy band stereotypes.

Peterson explains, “We definitely have a heartthrob and a bad boy in the group. One of our singers rides a bike and is very good looking. He gets the most fan mail.”

Though their vocal talent and sex appeal gets them plenty of chicks, Peterson assures that the chanters are “more than just pretty boys” and are actually “classy, well-read guys.”

Gregorian Masters of Chant is out now.

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