2008 Press Archives



Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Princeton, N.J., (November 20, 2008) - Stuart Country Day School’s TartanTones vocal ensemble has taken the euphemism “singing for one’s supper” to a whole new level. With the success of last year’s A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa fresh in their collective memory, the group will start on a high note again this year with the release of a second collaborative Christmas album to raise funds for the School Feeding campaign of the United Nations World Food Program in Africa.

Teaming with several other Princeton-area student choral groups, the TartanTones will be performing three new songs on a second volume of A Princeton Christmas. Last year, the Stuart community contributed $12,000 of the total $40,000 raised which allowed the program to feed 1,000 children for an entire year.

“We are honored to participate again this year,” said Dr. Nancy Graham, director of Stuart’s upper and middle school music programs.

“The need is great in many parts of the world and Stuart is proud to be able to do its part to stem hunger in Africa and at the same time provide Christmas cheer to those at home.”

The TartanTones have three selections on this year’s CD. They will be singing This Little Babe from “A Ceremony of Carols,” composed by Benjamin Britten; Angel’s Carol, by John Rutter and In Babylon Town, composed by Ian Copley.

Copies of the CD are available for purchase for $20 at Stuart Country Day School, at online outlets such as Amazon.com, or downloaded on the iTunes Website. All proceeds go directly to the United Nations’ World Food Program. For more information visit the Princeton Christmas Website at www.princetonchristmas.org.

Stuart’s TartanTones have a very busy fall and Christmas singing schedule. During Thanksgiving week, the group travels to Vienna, Austria to sing with the Viennese International Choral Festival, sponsored by the City of Vienna. They will also visit two Sacred Heart schools, in Bregenz and Vienna. This opportunity is part of Stuart’s educational exchange program that is affiliated with Sacred Heart schools in 44 countries around the world.

During the month of December, the Tartantones will sing a selection of Christmas carols at a private concert at Morris Hall in Lawrence on December 7. On December 18, they will host the annual Christmas Evensong at Stuart Country Day School at 7:15 pm. The concert is open to the public. On December 20, the group will give a public performance at Barnes and Noble to benefit the Friends of the World Food program.

For more information about TartanTones and Stuart Country Day School, please call (609) 921-2330.

About Stuart Country Day School:

Stuart Country Day School is an independent Roman Catholic school for girls in kindergarten-grade 12, as well as a coed Pre-School and Junior Kindergarten. Now celebrating its 45th year, Stuart is a member of the National and International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Stuart offers an education deeply rooted in the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart that enriches, inspires and empowers its students. While academic rigor is emphasized at Stuart, values are also placed on physical, social and moral growth. Students are educated by an outstanding faculty in an atmosphere of love and trust with the goal to empower young women to make a difference in their world.

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 / mreppas@friendsofwfp.org / 202- 530-1694 x 111

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