2008 Press Archives
STUART’S TARTANTONES HELP FEED AFRICA’S HUNGRY
“A PRINCETON CHRISTMAS-VOLUME 2” RELEASED
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
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 202- 530-1694 x 111