Top 10 Monks

Gregorian Chants performed by cloistered Cistercian monks from Austria reach the top of the pop charts.

Director- Dana Heinz Perry

Cinematographer- Hart Perry

Cistercian Monks at Stift Heiligenkreuz Abbey
A small group of Cistercian monks in Austria made music history in 2010 when their album of Gregorian chant climbed England's pop charts, landing in the Top Ten for two months and selling more than a million copies worldwide. This documentary takes an unprecedented look at the daily lives of these unlikely celebrities, who rarely allow cameras inside their walls.

Abbot Gregor
Abbot Gregor Donnersmarck


Perry Films