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.


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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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
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.

About Sister Claire Sokol

During my years as a professional musician I felt something was missing. When I discovered Carmel I knew I had come home. The life of prayer has served to unlock a world within me that I never knew existed. In this space of vulnerability to the Holy, I am slowly being transformed into a different sort of musician…one whose very life seeks to echo the Beauty of the Divine in our world.