from the CDs have already provided more
than 250,000 meals to children in sub-Saharan Africa.
the reviews for the 2008 album!
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 princetonchristmas.org 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