New Irish Choir & Orchestra - A New Irish Christmas British Product Audio Samples Available

A New Irish Christmas by New Irish Choir & Orchestra

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Christmas, CD, Choral, Album, Top Rated
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Northern Ireland-based choir and orchestra with Christmas standards and original material.

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  1. 1. Joy To The World
  2. 2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. 3. Angelsong
  4. 4. O Holy Night
  5. 5. Glorious Light
  6. 6. Jesus Joy Of The Highest Heaven
  7. 7. Jesus Is His Name
  8. 8. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  9. 9. O Leave Your Sheep
  10. 10. Mary's Boy Child
  11. 11. Carol Of The Bells
  12. 12. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  13. 13. Silent Night
  14. 14. Midnight
  15. 15. A Chrismas Carol Fantasy
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Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

This 2014 collection, with a generous 15 tracks, grabs the attention right from the start with a rousing version of "Joy To The World" - on this track and throughout the album the choir and orchestra sing and play with infectious enthusiasm with rich orchestrations matched by fine vocal arrangements. It's worth noting as well that the New Irish Youth Choir contributes effectively to the proceedings. Producer/conductor Jonathan Rea gets his choirs and orchestra to breathe new life into the classics without resorting to any gimmickry, and, as I think all Christmas albums should, introduces us to new and less familiar material. I particularly loved Don Patterson's "Jesus Is His Name", all the better for Eilidh Patterson's vocal solo. There's one instrumental track, "Carol Of The Bells", and this certainly is the best version I've ever heard, right from that opening and insistent drumbeat. If I have any qualms at all, it's concerning "Mary's Boy Child" - too much like a lounge song for me!

Style: Choral
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 151636
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Elevation ELE2051D
Items: 1
Release Date: 10 Sep 2014

Northern Ireland-based choir and orchestra with Christmas standards and original material.

For the past 5 years The New Irish Choir & Orchestra have been hosting an annual Christmas event called ‘Ireland in Christmas Praise’. Playing to sold out audiences this event is now a regular on the Belfast Christmas calendar and has become a Waterfront favourite. This album A New Irish Christmas has been recorded due to the popularity of the event and features The New Irish in splendid form.

Classic versions of Joy To The World, O Come All Ye Faithful, Ding Dong Merrily on High and Silent Night are favourites that will get everyone singing. Soloists on this project include a stirring rendition of O Holy Night by Sylvia Burnside and the beautiful voice of Eilidh Patterson singing what has become an event favourite Jesus is his Name, a local song written by her father. The CD is brought to a rousing end with the funtastic medley A Christmas Carol Fantasy bursting with its Disneyesque arrangement. This is a must for your Christmas playlist this year and is set to be a standard for many years to come…..enjoy.

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The well-established choir and orchestra singing/playing modern worship anthems.

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Compilation of 16 tracks by the Northern Ireland-based choir.

For more information about New Irish Choir & Orchestra, check the New Irish Choir & Orchestra Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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