Ancient Italian city of Norcia now known for its singing monks

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The Monks of Norcia, a group of Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy. The group's new Gregorian chant CD debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s classical music chart last week (June 10, 2015). Photo by Christopher McLallen, courtesy of the Monks of Norcia

The Monks of Norcia, a group of Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy. The group's new Gregorian chant CD debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s classical music chart last week (June 10, 2015). Photo by Christopher McLallen, courtesy of the Monks of Norcia

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People don't need to travel to this birthplace of St. Benedict to hear the monks sing; their chants are on a CD that’s topped the Billboard charts this summer in classical, traditional music.