Music to make you merry
The Star-Ledger's music critics have sorted through dozens [of Christmas
albums]; here are reviews of some of the best.
From The Star-Ledger, December 5, 2007
"A Princeton Christmas -- For the Children of Africa"
Various Artists (Princeton Christmas)
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
For more information, visit Friends of the World Food Program (http:/
www.friendsofwfp.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to building
support for the WFP (http://www.wfp.org).
Tom Meagher (A Princeton Christmas) / 908-907-3377
Maria Reppas / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 202- 530-1694 x 111