2008 Press Archives

Tis the season for singing

From Princeton Alumni Weekly's The Weekly Blog

By Katherine Federici Greenwood

Songs by the Princeton University Chapel Choir, the Princeton Tigerlilies, and Princeton Tigertones are featured on a new CD of Princeton-based choirs, “A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa Vol. 2,” whose proceeds will be donated to the UN World Food Program to feed hungry students in Africa.

The Chapel Choir, conducted by Penna Rose and comprised of Princeton undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members, sings “A Welsh Lullaby,” “Spaseniye Sodelal,” and “Saints Bound for Heaven.” The Tigerlilies contributed “On This Day Earth Shall Ring,” and the Tigertones provided “Gabriel’s Message.” The Princeton musicians donated their time for the effort. Last year, the first volume of the CD collection raised more than $40,000 and provided more than 160,000 meals to students in Africa, said Thomas Meagher, a resident of Lawrenceville, N.J., who spearheaded the project. The CD is available at the Princeton University Store and online at Amazon.com and iTunes.

Many of the Princeton singers will share their talents on TV this month. The CBS Early Show plans to feature the Tigertones and the Tigerlilies on Dec. 6, Meagher said, and the Chapel Choir will appear on “Toni on the Holidays,” a New York-area special hosted by Toni Senecal that will air Dec. 12 at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 5-WNYW and Dec. 20 at 10:30 p.m. on My 9-WWOR.

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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