December 24, 2014

Christmas in Harvard Square

What happens when 21 young boys from my parish church of St Paul's walk to Harvard Square to sing a few Christmas carols?  Absolute delight.

 Hsq-Reacts Boyschoir

YouTube link  "The Little Road to Bethlehem" from Christmas in Harvard Square

With their album Christmas in Harvard Square high atop the Billboard and Amazon charts, we who have the extraordinary blessing to hear them every week couldn't be prouder. I can't embed the videos so here's a link to another video previewing the album

 Boyschoir In Choirloft

Just read a few of the almost all  5 star reviews at Amazon :"This is possibly the best holiday album I own. Notably because the sound recordings were done so well. The sound quality is unbelievable - especially for choir music! " and "am filled with awe at the sound of the pure and angelic voices."

The LA Times: ….."this gorgeously sung and recorded set of sacred choral music from the 14th through 20th centuries, mostly from England, Ireland, France and Germany. Some selections are exceedingly well known, others fairly rare — many containing moments of otherworldly beauty."

The Wall Street Journal: "The boys—led by the choir’s director, John Robinson —sing in the school’s spacious church, and the vaulting allows their angelic voices to rise gloriously among the rafters. Rare Christmas fare includes “Mater Ora Filium” and “Once In Royal David’s City” as well as several classics, like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Uplifting, hypnotic music that melts holiday stress."

As a last minute gift for yourself or others, go to iTunes to download or Amazon for a CD and a free MP3 

 Albumcover Christmas

I myself will hear them tonight at 'Midnight' Mass at 7:30 at St Paul's  in Harvard Square.

Posted by Jill Fallon at December 24, 2014 3:49 PM | Permalink