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GREGORIAN celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020 and announces an extensive World Tour
2,600,000 concertgoers, 1,200 concerts, 31 countries, five shows per week: GREGORIAN has set new standards with its tours in the past 20 years and is one of the most successful German show productions abroad. On 31.12.2019 the original GREGORIAN begins a big anniversary tour, which travels through 30 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Immediately after these concerts, GREGORIAN goes global until the end of April 2020. The international tour takes the music ensemble to the largest halls in 28 countries. Overall, GREGORIAN will play over 90 concerts on its world tour.
The more than two-hour programme will feature some of the great musical milestones of the unparalleled career of the world's most successful choir, such as "Moments Of Peace", "Nothing Else Matters", "With Or Without You" and highlights from the lavish, live productions of recent years’ focus.  Frank Peterson: "The most accurate description of GREGORIAN's success is the combination of a perfect song selection and a great show production that turns a Gregorian concert into a visually spectacular show with its elaborate light and stage productions. Time and meticulousness in conception and implementation, so far this effort has been rewarded with standing ovations by the audience at each of our shows ".
This has been a great encouragement for the international music and show producer. The first seeds of the GREGORIAN concept were sown into the mind of Frank Peterson after taking a trip to the royal monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Spain in 1989. The medieval monastery and chateau made an indelible impression upon him. As he walked the grounds, chance would have it that he was also listening on his Walkman to modern-day music. The stark contrast of time ignited the initial inspiration for Peterson to experiment in the mixing of ancient Gregorian music with modern day hits.
Peterson brought the idea to life for the first time with Michael Cretu with the worldwide sound phenomenon Enigma. The first album MCMXC a.D. appeared in 1990 and quickly became a worldwide success story. MCMXC a.D. was number 1 in 41 different countries and received 57 platinum and 45 gold records. It is consequently considered the most successful German album of all time worldwide.
The success of Enigma prompted Peterson to take a step forward with his initial idea of GREGORIAN. He established GREGORIAN as an independent music act. Their first album “Masters Of Chant” followed Peterson’s previous success with Enigma seamlessly. Over the following years GREGORIAN has sold over 10 million recordings worldwide with 18 CDs & 7 DVDs, and has achieved gold and platinum status in 25 different countries. In October 2019 and in time for the anniversary tour, Frank Peterson will release a new GREGORIAN album. The album will include not only new songs but also new recordings of the well-known Gregorian classics.
Frank Peterson has been involved in various musical projects and international productions for over 30 years and has worked as a producer with Sarah Brightman, Enigma, Justin Timberlake, Andrea Bocelli, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Backstreet Boys, Alannah Myles, José Carreras, Tom Jones , Placido Domingo, Errol Brown, Ofra Haza, Sandra, Josh Groban, Marky Mark, I Muvrini, Florent Pagny and Ricardo Cocciante. Since 2005 Peterson has also appeared as a show producer alongside GREGORIAN and others, working for Sarah Brightman. Together with the world star he has recently produced the critically acclaimed cinema production "Sarah Brightman - Hymn".
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