2008 Press Archives

Princeton choirs to sing on TV, The Trenton Times

Thursday, December 11, 2008

BY JEFF TRENTLY


It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas — especially tomorrow night.

Tomorrow, the sounds of the season will be sung loud and proud by the American Boychoir and the Princeton University Chapel Choir in a holiday television special that will air on Fox 5-WNYW at 10:30 p.m. The special will be repeated 10:30 p.m. Dec. 20 on My 9-WWOR.

The Princeton choirs will sing in part to promote their CD, "A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa, Vol. 2," which raises money to help support the United Nations World Food Program school meal initiative in Africa.

More than 450 students from 11 choirs in Princeton sing on the CD.

Last year's effort raised $41,666 and provided more than 160,000 meals for African school children, said Tom Meagher, the organizer of "A Princeton Christmas."

Another Princeton choir — the Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School — will sing on "The CBS Early Show" Dec. 20.

Lauren Bush, the niece of President Bush, will also appear on the special tomorrow night and speak on behalf of the World Food Program, which provides healthy meals to children in some of the world's poorest countries.

The 18-track music compilation features holiday songs from the American Boychoir, the Princeton Day School Madrigal Singers, the Princeton Girlchoir, the Princeton High School Choir, the Princeton High School Cloud Nine, the Princeton University Chapel Choir, the Princeton University Tigerlillies, the Princeton University Tigertones, the Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel Choir, the Tartantones of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and Westminster Choir of the Westminster Choir College.

The CD can be purchased online at Amazon.com or iTunes and all proceeds go the food program.

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).

Contact:
Tom Meagher (A Princeton Christmas) / 908-907-3377
Maria Reppas / mreppas@friendsofwfp.org / 202- 530-1694 x 111
 

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