Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Los Chicos de la Escolanía
Los Chicos de la Escolanía, from the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo, is a very special choral group from Spain. In 1995 they had an international hit with the song "Nirvana". They also had a very unique sound then, that was sort of a cross between Enigma, and Hildegard Von Bingen. At that time they were known collectively as Elbosco. In this post, I am featuring them performing "The Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais)", from Léo Delibes' haunting, and mystical opera, "Lakmé". This song has been featured in many movies, and television commercials. It just so happens that I adore "The Flower Duet". It's my most favorite music in the whole world. There are three things that we have in common with heaven while we are still here on Earth. They are Light, Love, and Music. Los Chicos de la Escolanía possesses all three in great abundance. It is interesting to note that the Los Chicos de la Escolania choir is comprised of young men between the ages of nine and fourteen, and they all live in The Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo (located North of Madrid). The monastery was built in the 16th century by Filipe II, when Spain was considered one of the greatest and most powerful empires on Earth. Astrologers, sorcerers, physicians and architects sought out the monastery as a supremely magical and strategic location. The Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo has a cool website that can be found at this link: Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo - Official Website Escolania del Escorial has an excellent YouTube channel that can be found here: Escolonia del Escorial - YouTube Channel Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.