SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS

By November 30, 2019Blog

What a wonderful time of year!

Smiling faces and beautiful music all around us.

Lots and lots of beautiful music.

Preparing for an upcoming concert, memories flow through me of past Christmases.

For over thirty years I was a soloist at my church’s Christmas Eve service. I miss that part of Christmas as it was my way of giving to the church, but choral singing during the Christmas season continues to be a part of my life. Singing in a choir is inspiring any time of year but for me it’s especially inspiring this time of year. Singing and sharing your voice with others spreads a warm, joyous feeling.

As my Christmas gift to you I’d like to share these lovely recordings of music performed by various singers and choirs; music which I enjoyed performing over the years.

1. O Holy Night – Kings College Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTFG_nvreoI

2. Sweet Little Jesus Boy – Mahalia Jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5_w2XpG7DI

3. Mary Had a Baby – The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54r8CLLfd94

4. Mary Did You Know – Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWnH3UTRkF4

5. Gesù Bambino – Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nChsp_KuCZQ

6. I Will Light Candles This Christmas – St.Olaf Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESr9mfMyYns

7. Gabriel’s Message – Cambridge Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqT9BbiwFa0

8. Maria Wiegenlied (The Virgin’s Slumber Song) – Genia Kühmeier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-Zv6uXFy48

9. O Magnum Mysterium – Kings College Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ch7uottHU

10. Ceremony of Carols – the Singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGYGQc4OXY0

 

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