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Singing “monks” put Gregorian spin on ‘Sound of Silence’ in unforgettable performance
It's not just their amazing melodies and gorgeous vocals that have people enthralled. Their outfits are spot-on for the whole vibe.
Randy Aragon
08.19.22

When it comes to some of the most popular songs of all time, Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” definitely comes to mind.

We’ve all heard it covered in about every way possible, but have you heard the Gregorian chant version? If not, you’re in for a treat.

Their voices are out of this world.

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YouTube - Die Sound Melodie

Gregorian does a beautiful live version of “The Sound of Silence” while wearing monk robes.

Gregorian chanting meets folk music

If you’ve never heard of Gregorian, they’re a German band produced by Frank Peterson that does Gregorian chant-style remakes of popular pop and rock songs.

In this video from Gregorian’s Epic Chants Tour, they captivate a crowd while delivering a breathtaking performance of “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel.

The best part, the band did it live on YouTube, amassing millions of views.

Right from the start, Gregorian’s stunning vocals have everyone watching in a trance.

It’s completely mesmerizing.

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YouTube - Die Sound Melodie

It’s not just their amazing melodies and gorgeous vocals that have people enthralled, but also the fact that they perform in full-on monk robes.

Although, with voices like this, people quickly get lost in the harmony.

They know how to strike a chord.

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YouTube - Die Sound Melodie

We all know it’s no easy task to cover a Simon and Garfunkel song, let alone to make it your own.

But that’s exactly what Gregorian does.

The performance has people on YouTube head over heals for Gregorian’s music, as it reaches millions of viewers.

Gregorian’s one-of-a-kind performance has been viewed over 20,000,000 times on YouTube, with thousands of people leaving comments thanking the band for their wonderful music.

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YouTube - Die Sound Melodie

“Absolutely stunning performance! I could listen to this group anytime, anywhere. Thank you for sharing with us!” Said YouTube user Lisa Harrington.

Even people who only recently discovered Gregorian were touched by the performance:

“Only discovered Gregorian a few months ago but now listen to them every day. Beautiful harmonies and so relaxing. Just purchased their latest copy 20/2020 which includes my favorite Viva La Vida.” Said YouTube user Peter Coxell.

They saved the best for last.

The end of their performance is absolutely perfect, with all seven members completely in sync with one another.

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YouTube - Die Sound Melodie

Everything about the incredible performance is breathtaking, it’s the kind of thing that instantly gives you chills when you really listen to it.

This isn’t the only time Gregorian has broken the internet with their outstanding covers, including an amazing cover of the popular band Cold Play.

Vida La Vida

Gregorian’s cover of ‘Vida La Vida’ by Cold Play was out of this world, and it got over 8,000,000 views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hg-Ke3arn0

People were over the moon for Gregorian’s cover of ‘Vida La Vida’, and we can’t blame them.

It’s simply phenomenal.

Not only is the music great, but the band also did an awesome video to go along with it.

Well, we say the music speaks for itself, and it doesn’t take long listening to realize Gregorian has something extremely special.

To get more music from Gregorian and stay up with their latest news, follow them on Instagram.

To see this inspiring performance for yourself, watch the video below!

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By Randy Aragon
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Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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