Christmas music fills hearts with joy and peace
About this CD:
Rediscover the spiritual meaning of Christmas in both traditional and contemporary styles. This album includes, Angels Among Us- our signature song and a must at our annual concerts if we don't want to disappoint. (We ought to know; we left it out one year!) The rendition of Little Drummer Boy has made it into the two-time Oscar nominated movie, Lorenzo's Oil.
Christmas Favorites includes:
Overture (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)
Hallelujah, The Lord Is Born
O What a Wonderful Child
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
There Is Born a Child
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
The First Noel/ Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Angels Among Us
Joy to the World
Coventry Carol/ Still, Still, Still (Instrumental)
The Little Drummer Boy
About the Daughters of St. Paul Choir:
The Daughters of St. Paul Choir has won 13 Angel Awards and has sold over one million CDs and Cassettes since the choir began in 1988. They have recorded songs for three Hollywood movies: Lorenzo's Oil, A Bronx Tale, and . Says Choir Director, Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis, "We're not 'Sister Act,' but we sure sing, and we do have fun!" The choir goes on an annual Christmas concert tour, bringing fans, friends, and families together through joyful and holy music for the season.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"I heard your choir on the way to work on WFUV Saturday morning and was very impressed. I ordered several of the CDs --- now the dilemma, am I going to give them as Christmas presents or keep them for myself?" Reply, Daughters of St. Paul Choir: "Keep them this year; order more as gifts next year!"-Ray Krajewski
Daughters of St. Paul Choir Facebook Page
"Unexpectedly, I sit listening to the Daughters of St. Paul on January 4 of the new millennium. My Christmas spirit having peaked weeks ago, I am nevertheless endeavoring not to become teary-eyed over these self-proclaimed 'carols that warm the heart.'
"Opening with fanfare reminiscent of Julie Andrews triumphant appearance in the Sound of Music, the Royal Harmonia plays a grand Overture ( Hark! the Herald Angels Sing). This instrumental arrangement is followed by a variety of inspiring modern arrangements of religious Christmas classics, each more enjoyable than the last.
"At times sounding like a very good Church choir and at other times suggesting the great Ray Conniff Singers of the 1960s, I liked the fresh, krisp vocal harmonies of the Daughters of St. Paul. I enjoyed the emotional quality of the arrangements and how the intensity continues to build. And I was surprised by the unusual instrumental flourishes, such as the intriguing synthesized strings on The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy. (This was the most striking instrumental effect I heard on a Christmas song this year.) Effective instrumental arrangements, combined with beautiful vocal harmonies and an unusually novel selection of songs, lent this recording a rare musicality destined to make it a holiday classic-if it gets the distribution it deserves.
"I suspected all along that this record would be very, very good. Experience has taught me that the beauty of Christmas music (if not all music and even all human endeavor) is in direct proportion to the spirit of giving brought to bear by the performers. It is with obvious joy, reverence, and exuberance that the Daughters of St. Paul celebrate Christ's birth, and the result is an inspired recording." -Richard Banks
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