Turns out Pope Benedict XVI will soon release a record composed of Lauretan litanies and prayers. The record, Alma Mater, is going to be released through Geffen Records. And, according to execs at Geffen, listeners will be “shocked” by the Pope’s “incredible voice” and will feature him using five different languages.
The album will have eight tracks of music with Benedict singing one song and the others will feature music accompanying his prayers. The Pope had originally been working on an album with the Choir of the Philharmonic Academy of Rome.
That’s when Geffen Pres, Colin Barlow, says, “We travelled to Rome, heard some of the music and realised it was a beautiful piece of music and something that actually could be an incredible record for us to work on. It’s very much about delivering a really brilliant piece of music and making sure we treat it with the respect it deserves.”
And there’s a nice outcome coming from this. The proceeds will go to provide music education for underprivileged kids worldwide.
Expect the album to be released on November 30th of this year. Just in time for Christmas.