Jonathan Veira - O Holy Night: 12 Songs For The Christmas Season British Product Audio Samples Available

O Holy Night: 12 Songs For The Christmas Season by Jonathan Veira

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Christmas, CD, Album, MOR / Soft Pop, Top Rated
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Popular bass/baritone singer with a seasonal set.

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  1. 1. When A Child Is Born
  2. 2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  3. 3. O Holy Night
  4. 4. Thorns In The Straw
  5. 5. The Christ In Christmas Time
  6. 6. In The Bleak Midwinter
  7. 7. The Servant King
  8. 8. Away In A Manger
  9. 9. Silent Night
  10. 10. What Child Is This-
  11. 11. Joy To The World
  12. 12. The Christmas Song
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Jonathan is of course as well known on the Christian circuit for his ability as an always amusing raconteur as for his work in opera (he was recently touring the UK as part of the Glynbourne team). Musically, he has also found a niche which connects with Christian audiences eschewing much of his classical/operatic repertoire in favour of modern worship songs, Bob Dylan and, on this set, a batch of Christmas songs which, hearteningly, favours the incarnation rather than those dread chestnuts roasting on an open fire (though "The Christmas Song" does crop up on the last track of the album). Jonathan's legions of supporters will enjoy their favourite's bass/baritone interpretations of "In The Bleak Midwinter, "Away In A Manger" and "O Holy Night" while his readings of Graham Kendrick's "Thorns In The Straw" and Paul Field's "The Christ In Christmas Time" are exemplary. On occasions Jonathan displays a tendency to over-emote, but that is a fault of many classically-trained vocalists attempting a more popular repertoire. But with some fine production work from Mark Edwards, whose deft touch on the concert grand is consistently effective, this is a Christmas set which will be bought by Veira supporters for several Christmases to come.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 82828
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Elevation ELE1477D
Items: 1
Release Date: 23 Oct 2009

Popular bass/baritone singer with a seasonal set.

One of the world's top bass baritone singers teams up with the very best musicians and producers to create a superior Christmas album. With a voice like melting chocolate, Jonathan brings a charismatic and evocative approach on some of our favourite Christmas songs and carols, beautiful renditions of timeless tunes, with wonderful instrumentation and spinetingling strings adding something fresh while retaining their much-loved charm.

Following critical acclaim for his last album, Pilgrim, Jonathan teams up again with the outstanding production team of Mark Edwards who has worked with Paul Weller, Style Coucil, the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Chris Rea, Roy Castle and Delirious among others, and Neil Costello (Gloria Gaynor, Iona, Graham Kendrick).

Beautiful, seasonal, and full of Christmas cheer!

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A collection of faith standards sung by the popular bass baritone.

For more information about Jonathan Veira, check the Jonathan Veira 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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