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CD: A CONTEMPLATIVE CHRISTMAS
A Contemplative Christmas presents the sacred music of this season in instrumental form, drawing upon the gifts of the Carmelite Sisters of Reno (piano, harp, recorder and cello) and joined by the added beauty of guest violinist, Jennifer Sokol. There are eight arrangements by Sr. Claire Sokol among the 22 selections.
Therese's Canticle of Love
This beautiful CD features the three choral versions of Therese’s Canticle of Love along with melodic selections from Luke Productions soundtrack of the movie “Therese.” Let this quiet listening refresh your spirit with music that inspires. By Sr. Claire Sokol
CD: Living Water
A CD celebrating the 500th Anniversary  of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. Original Music by Sr. Claire Sokol.
Salve, Regina sheet music
Sheet music for Salve, Regina by Sr. Claire Sokol.
Sheet music for Nada Te Turbe
Sheet music for Nada Te Turbe by Sr. Claire Sokol.
Canticles of Love sheet music
Sheet music for Therese’s Canticle of Love by Sr. Claire Sokol.

See Nada Te Turbe: A Virtual Choir of Carmelites

Watch as hundreds of Carmelite nuns from around the world — some from cloistered convents, all singing from their home monasteries — join together for the first time in “virtual” song as a united Teresian Family!

This is a Carmelite virtual choir in honor of Saint Teresa of Avila’a 500th Birthday celebration. Music composed by Sister Claire. Or read an article about the making of the Virtual Choirs.

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Learn about the making of The Carmelite Virtual Choir

Communicator Award - 2016 Award of Distinction
Technology is giving Carmelite Nuns around the world a chance to be unified without ever having to leave their monasteries. A Carmelite Nun from Reno, Sister Claire, wrote music to mark the 500th Anniversary of Saint Teresa’s birth. That music has united these women in a way that they might not have ever imagined.
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Virtual Harmony received an Award of Distinction for the 2016 entries in the Communicator Awards, selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

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Watch the Virtual Choirs

See Salve Regina

A Virtual Choir of the Carmelite Order: Nuns, Friars and Seculars

For centuries the Salve Regina has been held in special honor by Carmelites. We honor Mary as our patroness, mother, sister and friend who leads us in prayer and contemplation to the heart of her son, Jesus. In this virtual choir, Carmelites from every branch of the Order and from all over the world join in singing Sr. Claire’s arrangement of the Salve in Latin. See the translation below.

Translation of “Salve, Regina”

Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiae:
Vita, dulcédo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ave María,
Ad te clamámus, éxsules, fílii Hevae.
Ad te suspirámus, geméntes et flentes
in hac lacrimárum valle.
Ave María,
Eia ergo, Advocáta nostra,
illos tuos misericórdes óculos
ad nos convérte.
Ave María,
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis, post hoc exsílium osténde.
Ave María,
O clemens: O pia: O dulcis
Virgo María.
Ave María!
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy:
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
Hail Mary,
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of
Eve.
to thee do we send up our sighs
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Hail Mary,
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit
of thy womb Jesus.
Hail Mary,
O clement: O loving:
O sweet Virgin Mary.
Hail Mary!
Text: Salve, Regina, attributed to Hermannus Contractus, 1013–1054; adapted by Claire Sokol, OCD. Music: Salve, Regina, Chant, Mode V; adapted by Claire Sokol, OCD. Text and music adaptation © 2013, Carmelite Monastery of Reno. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.