A collective of composers, musicians and producers who specialise in healing music have collaborated on a landmark album, The Perpetual Choirs released on Sept 29th 2012.
The name “The Perpetual Choirs” refers to the historical ancient perpetual choir circles in Britain first rediscovered by the scholar John Michell. Going back to pre-historic times and continuing into the Medieval Christian age, people gathered in at special places to sing for harmony and peace. This practice is returning to the world as people of all cultures, religions and backgrounds unite in song and music.
The producer and main songwriter of the album is Giles Bryant, who has spent the last 18 years studying worldwide practices of yoga, healing and music. Giles saw in these ancient traditions the common links of using sound and music as a healing tool, and has spent 4 years composing and collaborating with some of the world’s leading healing musicians to make this landmark album.
The album features Craig Pruess (multi instruments & production), Lucinda Drayton (vocals), Russell Stone (vocals), Vijay Jagtap (sitar) Tina Bridgeman (vocals), Anne Malone (hang drum & vocals), Jonathan Hugh (cello & strings), Julia Palmer-Price (cello), Graham Game (percussion), Simon Todd (congas & drum kit), Steven & Renata Ash (percussion & vocals), Hanif Khan (tabla), Juliette Bryant (vocals), Tom Bryant (guitars & vocals), Andy Blissett (piano & keyboards), Marcus Cliffe (bass) and Christian Kyriacou ( vocals and gong). Giles has also recorded with the Golden Mean Choir, Malvern Grove Choir, Turiya Choir and the wonderful voices of St Giles Primary School.
The combined talents and diverse backgrounds of the collaborators has brought about an album described as “symphonic, world pop music.”
The Perpetual Choirs are performing many concerts around the country including a finale concert at The Yoga Show in London on Oct 28th and a 22-date tour of the ancient perpetual choir sites from 29/10 to 6/11.
As well as a stand-alone musical album, the Perpetual Choirs music forms the background to a system of original yoga and wellbeing techniques developed by Giles Bryant.
A feature film about The Perpetual Choirs is currently being produced by Alchemy Productions. It features filming of the making the album, interviews with band members, live concerts and visits to the historical perpetual choirs sites.
"Jai Ganga Mahadeva" is the first single from The Perpetual Choirs album. It was written in Rishikesh, Northern India where a Perpetual Choir has chanted for world peace since 1934. The track was produced and arranged by Craig Pruess, best known for his million selling CD’s and music in film and TV.
For more information visit www.theperpetualchoirs.com