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Gregorian Chants

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#1
Peregrinos, can you help me with the names of the towns where the Catholic Churches in El Camino Frances have Gregorian Chants. Gracias! Humbertico
 

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VNwalking

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#2
The brothers in Rabinal offer a service in the evening and all pilgrims are welcome. It's a highlight of the Frances.
Not on the Frances but nearby are the monks at Santo Domingo de Silos, whose chanting is famous.
If you plan a rest day in Burgos, you can easily go there. Arrive in Burgos in time to take the but that leaves at about 5 - which gets you to SDdS in time for vespers. And then take the morning bus back. Or walk. From there to Burgos is 2 days on the Lana and 3 on the San Olav. The latter is 5-star walking.
 
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#4
The brothers in Rabinal offer a service in the evening and all pilgrims are welcome. It's a highlight of the Frances.
Not on the Frances but nearby are the monks at Santo Domingo de Silos, whose chanting is famous.
If you plan a rest day in Burgos, you can easily go there. Arrive in Burgos in time to take the but that leaves at about 5 - which gets you to SDdS in time for vespers. And then take the morning bus back. Or walk. From there to Burgos is 2 days on the Lana and 3 on the San Olav. The latter is 5-star walking.
Thank You!
 

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scruffy1

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#6
For the best of the best, give your feet a rest and take a bus ride from Burgos to Santo Domingo de los Silos. World class chants and a marvelous Romanesque cloister as well. Country bus leaves every afternoon from Burgos bus station. Return bus is at 0730-0800 in the morning so it's a two day affair. Every prayer every mass accompanied with the monks singing. A small quiet village perfect for a rest.
 

Jeff Crawley

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#7
The brothers in Rabinal offer a service in the evening and all pilgrims are welcome. It's a highlight of the Frances.
Not on the Frances but nearby are the monks at Santo Domingo de Silos, whose chanting is famous.
If you plan a rest day in Burgos, you can easily go there. Arrive in Burgos in time to take the but that leaves at about 5 - which gets you to SDdS in time for vespers. And then take the morning bus back. Or walk. From there to Burgos is 2 days on the Lana and 3 on the San Olav. The latter is 5-star walking.
Used to waken the pilgrims at Rabanal with a CD of Gregorian chanting, slowly raising the volume. Told many guests we'd bring in one of the monks from next door every morning - some people are SO gullible - but it's a fabulous way to start the day.
 

kmrice

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#8
A bit of Camino magic for us: a very close friend of ours, Janet, died in 2012. She was the choir director of our parish; my wife was particularly close to her. Janet loved Gregorian chanting. We were walking the Camino on the first anniversary of her death and my wife was very sad, as was I, thinking about Janet and how we missed her. That afternoon, we arrived in Rabanal and learned that brothers there chanted. The service was so beautiful, and cheered us both up enormously. We returned in 2016, and again loved the chanting and thought of Janet.
 

Vivello

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#9
I also recommend the side trip to Santo Domingo de Silos -- it was a highlight of my Camino, even though it required two days off the walk itself. I hadn't heard about it until I was nearing Burgos, and I made the decision to make the side trip, and it was magical. (I was walking with the Chant album on my phone without realizing I'd be walking very close to those same Spanish monks.) There are inexpensive pensiones across the plaza, and if you stay for a day, you can actually go sing with the monks at the earlier services. Transcendent.
 

falcon269

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#10
I also recommend the side trip to Santo Domingo de Silos
I also recommend it. I have done it three times, and each was memorable for the other people I met after vespers. One man had played in the Atapureca caves as a boy long before it was an archeological dig! A fascinating conversation.
 

scruffy1

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#11
I also recommend the side trip to Santo Domingo de Silos -- it was a highlight of my Camino, even though it required two days off the walk itself. I hadn't heard about it until I was nearing Burgos, and I made the decision to make the side trip, and it was magical. (I was walking with the Chant album on my phone without realizing I'd be walking very close to those same Spanish monks.) There are inexpensive pensiones across the plaza, and if you stay for a day, you can actually go sing with the monks at the earlier services. Transcendent.
And don't miss the cloisters!
 

Bala

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#12
Getting there -- the only Rome2Rio listing is a bus that goes to Barbadillo del Mercado, and then a 20- minute taxi ride into Santo Domingo de Silos. Is there something else I should be looking for?
 

Bala

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#14
Perfect. Thanks!
 
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