2008 Press Archives
Christmas discs arrive just in time
Friday December 05, 2008
Death has not stopped Elvis Presley from releasing a Christmas album
this year. His "Christmas Duets" album, featuring virtual duets with
country-pop artists like Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride, was released
in October. As usual, lots of living artists including big names
like Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma and Al Jarreau are
getting in on the holiday CD action, too. Here are reviews of some of
the best of the '08 crop. . . .
"A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa, Vol. 2"
After an admirable first volume of "A Princeton Christmas" last year,
various Princeton vocal groups have banded together for another reminder
of the holiday's giving spirit. Proceeds from sales of this 18-track,
mostly a cappella album available as either a CD from princetonchristmas.org
or downloads via iTunes will go to the United Nations' World
Food Program. The Princeton University Chapel Choir sings the ever-touching
"Welsh Lullaby," while the Princeton Girlchoir voices "This Christmastide
(Jessye's Carol)." Joe Miller and the Westminster Choir turn in a lovely
"Bululalow," and the American Boychoir excels in an item from Britten's
"Ceremony of Carols." Other groups contributing include the Princeton
University Tigerlilies and Tigertones, the Princeton Theological Seminary
Chapel Choir, the Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred
Heart, the Princeton Day School Madrigal Singers and the Princeton High
School Cloud Nine.
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 / email@example.com
/ 202- 530-1694 x 111