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Proceeds from the CDs have already provided more than 250,000 meals to children in sub-Saharan Africa.

“A Princeton Christmas: For The Children Of Africa is a wonderful example of American kindness and generosity during the holiday season. Thanks to these choral groups in New Jersey, WFP school meals programs in Africa will continue to reach thousands of children with food and education.”
— Karen Sendelback, President and CEO of Friends of the World Food Program

“Princeton University is proud to be part of this remarkable grassroots initiative to help the children of Africa. The music is enchanting and inspirational, and the message of hope and love is immensely powerful.”
— Shirley M. Tilghman,
President of Princeton University

The inaugural CD
is also available
A Princeton Christmas:
For The Children Of Africa

Read the reviews for the 2008 album!

Here are reviews of some of the best of the '08 crop. . . . After an admirable first volume of "A Princeton Christmas" last year, various Princeton vocal groups have banded together for another reminder of the holiday's giving spirit. Proceeds from sales of this 18-track, mostly a cappella album — available as either a CD from or downloads via iTunes — will go to the United Nations' World Food Program. The Princeton University Chapel Choir sings the ever-touching "Welsh Lullaby," while the Princeton Girlchoir voices "This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)." Joe Miller and the Westminster Choir turn in a lovely "Bululalow," and the American Boychoir excels in an item from Britten's "Ceremony of Carols." Other groups contributing include the Princeton University Tigerlilies and Tigertones, the Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel Choir, the Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, the Princeton Day School Madrigal Singers and the Princeton High School Cloud Nine.
— Bradley Bambarger, The Star Ledger, December 5, 2008

. . . This year, music could use a little help if you have something to give. Giving is never stupid, though sometimes misunderstood or outwardly unappreciated. And so the list of recent holiday-related releases below, in best-to-worst order, is led off by a prime example of the type of spirit that could fill you if you're willing to let it.

Princeton Choirs, A Princeton Christmas: For The Children Of Africa Vol. 2 An amazing-sounding battery of hymns and non-pop carols mostly sung without instrumentation by various choral groups around the Princeton, NJ area. This is your ticket if you enjoy the full, rich, wide type of chorus-concerts presented to the Pope each year but you wouldn't mind going without the pipe-organ clamor. The Princeton University Chapel Choir makes gorgeous fractals out of "A Welsh Lullaby"; The American Boychoir enchants angelically in "Hodie Christus Natus Est." All proceeds benefit the UN World Food Program. Amazon ID for the 18-song disk is B001JP623Y. Grade: A+ . . .
— Eric Saeger, Skope Entertainment, December 1, 2008

Read the reviews for the 2007 album!

Those burned out by Christmas marketing overload should listen to the first track on this CD -- a spirit-raising version of "The First Nowell" by the Princeton University Choir, singing the Vaughan Williams arrangement in a December 2001 concert. It's the first of many beautiful moments on this disc assembled in Princeton for the best of reasons -- to raise money to feed the less fortunate. Proceeds from album sales (either CDs from or downloads via iTunes) will go to the United Nations' World Food Program.

Along with six more performances by the Princeton University Choir, the 20-track disc features other wonderfully trained voices from Princeton -- the American Boychoir, the Princeton Girlchoir, the Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and the Westminster Choir of Rider University's Westminster Choir College. The Westminster Bell Choir closes the disc with a spin through the march from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker."
—Bradley Bambarger, Star-Ledger, December 5, 2007

Some of the highlights of A Princeton Christmas include the American Boychoir’s recording of “In the Bleak Midwinter,” understated but moving, and simply beautiful. So is the tender rendition of “This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol),” done by the Tartantones. There are several exquisite performances by the Princeton University Chapel Choir, but “Nativity Carol” especially stands out. The Princeton Girlchoir’s cheerful version of “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” is special because it was done live on NBC’s Today Show in December of 2002. But really, it’s all good — there isn’t a disappointing track on the entire CD.
— Susan Van Dongen, Princeton Packet, December 5, 2007


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