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Barbershop Christmas Music

Come on, admit it. You love that barbershop sound. There's nothing like a locked chord and a hanging-in-the-air tag to make the air ring. Add in Christmas music and you've got everything you need. Many internationals-winning choruses and quartets have gone on to put out holiday CDs, and we don't need to tell you what combining a group that's taken home the gold with holiday music sounds like = spectacular! And we even have songbooks that allow you to sing the holiday classics in that barbershop style yourself!

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Vocal Spectrum : Vocal Spectrum IVnew

Review: We love Christmas, harmony and barbershop so we are in heaven here! One would expect nothing short of excellence from this International Champion quartet and Vocal Spectrum delivers in spades. Holiday harmony has never sounded so good and Tim, Eric, Jonny and Chris display a unique blend that clearly makes them one of barbershop's best.

Songlist: Welcome Christmas, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Cool Yule, In The Bleak Midwinter, What Child Is This, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Joseph's Lullaby, Believe, What's This?, Christmas Time Is Here, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Away In A Manger, O Holy Night

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22174c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella |


Various Arrangers : Sing in the Barbershop Quartet Christmas Collectionnew

Review: These great collections let men sing four-part a cappella harmony with a professionally recorded barbershop quartet. The books include TTBB parts and the CDs feature full performances. Just turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays , I'll Be Home For Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Little Saint Nick , We Need A Little Christmas, White Christmas

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8321b | Songbook & 1 CD | $14.95 | TTBB | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


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Acoustix : Cool Yule

Review: Acoustix are one of the most consistently impressive barbershop groups performing today. "Cool Yule," their first holiday-themed recording, will add to their legend. Greg Volk arranged several songs, including "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," (sung by bass Joel Rutherford, who also contributed two arrangements). Two Beach Boys scores, "Auld Lang Syne" and "Little Saint Nick," and a Mervyn Warren (of Take 6) chart, "The First Noel," show the quartet's burgeoning versatility, and it sounds great. For those listeners who prefer Acoustix to stay close to their barbershop origins, the locked-in chords of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" and "Mary Had A Baby" will be a treat. About half accompanied in swinging big band style.

Songlist: Cool Yule, Silver Bells, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, The Christmas Song, Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells, Happy Holidays / Holiday Season Medley, The First Noel, Pine Cones and Holly Berries / It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Medley, Little Saint Nick, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Mary Had a Baby, Auld Lang Syne

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5328c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Alexandria Harmonizers : Comfort and Joy

Review: This is the 2005 version of the Alexandria (VA) Harmonizers, one of the great SPEBSQSA male choruses of all time, boasting 4 International Golds and more than a double handful of silvers and bronzes. "Comfort" of course is a Christmas album, and Musical Director Richard Lewellen leads his 200+ singers in 14 classic tunes. The pictures on the liner notes are of a concert performance with the Harmonizers dressed as carolers, and then as elves in Santa's workshop. All our favorites are here: "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Mr. Grinch" (featuring Four Aces), "Silent Night," "I Wonder What You're Doing for Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (featuring Four Aces), and "Auld Lang Syne." These songs are as filled with harmony and spirit as you can imagine, as if you've invited a couple hundred of the best carolers in the world to your house for the holidays, without having to feed them!

Songlist: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, Coventry Carol, Angels We Have Heard On High, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Silent Night, Mr. Grinch, Caroling, Caroling, The Secret of Christmas, I Wonder What You're Doing For Christmas, The Christmas Song, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Auld Lang Syne

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5766c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Ambassadors of Harmony : Holidays in Gold

Review: Pride of St. Charles, MO, 160-strong Ambassadors of Harmony, who won SPEBSQSA International Chorus Gold in July, 2004 in Louisville, KY, bring us a richly-textured, powerful Christmas collection, joined by '04 Collegiate Quartet winners Vocal Spectrum and AOH offshoot Gas House Gang. The really top-drawer barbershop groups have the great arrangements to go with the ringing harmonies, and "Holidays" earns high marks in this department. "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Hanukkah Medley," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Mary Had A Baby," the Nigerian Christmas Song "Betelehemu" and Handel's magnificent "Hallelujah Chorus' - each song is a flawless gem. What could be better for the holidays?

Songlist: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Do You Hear What I Hear, Toyland, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Hanukkah Medley, Carol Of The Bells, The Little Drummer Boy, Mary Had A Baby, O Holy Night, Betelehemu (Nigerian Christmas Song)

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5701c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Ambassadors of Harmony : Welcome Christmas!

Review: Under the direction of barbershop legend Dr. James (Jim) Henry the Ambassadors of Harmony are considered to be one of the top barbershop choruses in the country. The chorus is also blessed to have Dr. David Wright as associate director whose arrangements are quite likely the most highly regarded in barbershop today. With such a combination it is no wonder that this latest release is a winner and is bound to please the most discerning barbershop fan.

Songlist: Welcome Christmas, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Gloria, El Yivneh Hagalil, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Silent Night, Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season, Trim Up The Tree, Alleluia, Amen, Mary, Did You Know?, Welcome Christmas Reprise

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2074c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Big Chicken Chorus : We Need A Little Christmas

Review: Formed in 1986 by a group of guys who got together to sing barbershop in somebody's basement, the BCC has now grown to over 100 members, the largest barbershop chorus in the Southeast. The group has medaled in SPEBSQSA'S International Chorus Competition, placing as high as 3rd in 1999. They are joined by barbershop stars Fred, Riptide, Atlanta Power Company, Scruffy Murphy's and Mary Selano. 11 songs, from the title tune, "Silent Night" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town;" to "Beautiful Savior," "Sleigh Ride," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/First Noel/Joy To The World Medley" and "May The Good Lord Bless You and Keep You." The addition of the guest artists allows many solos and delightful variations in the sound of these classic Christmas tunes. We also liked the cover art of Santa's sleigh being pulled by eight extra-large chickens-"We Need" is one of the best barbershop Christmas CDs we've heard!

Songlist: We Need A Little Christmas, Silent Night, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season Medley, Christmas Time Is Here, Beautiful Savior, Sleigh Ride, Gesu Bambino, The Christmas Song, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / The First Noel / Joy to the World , May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

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5368c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Buzz : Jingle Buzz

Review: How do you create a Sweet Adelines Supergroup? Take Nancy and Jeannine from Gold medalists City Lights, Karen of Gold winner Jubilation and Debbie, wearing her Showtime Gold, add a cool motto: "Four Parts, One Voice," pick an ultra-cool name, stir vigorously and turn up the heat in top-drawer competition in Indianapolis in 2004. Wow judges, who name you 2005 Queens of Harmony, then continue to stir audiences and make hot recordings! "Jingle BUZZ" is a 12-song Christmas Album, some of our favorites would include standards "Jingle Bells," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Mary Did You Know," "I Wonder As I Wander" (featuring a wonderful guest lead from Jim Henry), "Merry Christmas, Darling," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," and "What Child Is This." Surprise winners are the rarely recorded Swing tune, "Everybody's Waiting for the Man with the Bag" and the very funny "Diddly Squat," in which a "naughty" girl bemoans her letter's response from Santa. Classic leads and harmonies, well-chosen tunes, ringing, angelic chords-this is holiday cheer from the first cut to the last. "Jingle BUZZ" is great entertainment by one of Sweet Adelines' true Supergroups, sure to bring a welcome buzz to your house!

Songlist: Jingle Bells, I'll Be Home For Christmas, A Quartet Christmas, Mary, Did You Know?, Fa-La-La, I Wonder As I Wander, Everybody's Waiting For The Man With The Bag, Mary Had A Baby, Diddly Squat, Merry Christmas Darling, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa, What Child Is This?

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2673c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


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Four Bettys : Betty Holidays

Review: Bettys tenor Joan, lead Lynda, baritone Heather and bass Cori placed 7th at the 2004 Sweet Adelines Internationals in Indianapolis, 3rd in Detroit in 2005, 2nd in Las Vegas in 2006 and finally won Gold in 2007 in Alberta, Canada! "Betty Holidays" is a generous Christmas collection of 17 tunes, including three nice Hanukkah songs, "Eight Candles," "Hanukkah Medley" and "Chanukah, O Chanukah." There's a lot of favorite carols here, "Joy to the World," "Coventry Carol," "Carol of the Bells," "Carol Medley," "Pat-a-pan" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." Pop favorites include "Winter Wonderland," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Peace on Earth/Drummer Boy Medley." The Bettys are all about sweet harmonies and great entertainment, and there's something on "Betty Holidays" for everyone - enjoy!

Songlist: Joy To The World / O Come All Ye Faithful, Winter Wonderland, Coventry Carol, Eight Candles, Carol of The Bells, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Merry Christmas Darling, Jingle Bell Rock, Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Hanukkah Medley, Carol Medley, Chanukah, O Chanukah, Peace on Earth / Drummer Boy, Pat-a-pan, CHRISTmas, Christmas Chopsticks, Go Tell It On The Mountain

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2646c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Gas House Gang : Some Children See Him...

Review: TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING!!! Perfection achieved!! Enough hyperbole already, you think to yourself? Not a chance...where's the thesaurus. Ok, we'll rein in our enthusiasm and resort to merely telling you about a Christmas album sung by one of the greatest barbershop quartets of our time. On this recording we listen to a quartet who achieves the tightest harmonies humanly possible apply those talents to traditional Christmas music. It's funny but as they aren't specifically singing barbershop chording, it is only occasionally that we remember just what tradition this fabulous singing springs from. Touches of jazz, elements of gospel reverence, and moments of almost operatic virtuosity abound throughout and all come together with vocal percussionist Jeff Thatcher of Rockapella adding his talents on "Go Tell It On the Mountain." We were also struck momentarily speechless when we found that, for the first time in quite a while, we actually enjoyed "The Little Drummer Boy" once more. The Gang rescues that song from the Christmas cul-de-sac of fruit-cake jokes with a beautiful rendition. What a tenor lead! You'll hear a fabulous Gregorianesque intro to "O Come Emanuel" which sounds as though it is emerging from a heavenly cathedral. The song list meanders through all of the Christmas spirit to arrive at the title track, "Some Children See Him." This is a wonderful message on which to leave, each child who sees Christ, sees Him in their own image...

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, The Little Drummer Boy, Merry Christmas, Darling, Mary, Did You Know?, Pat-A-Pan, O Come Emmanuel, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Carol Of The Bells, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Go Tell It To The Mountain, Some Children See Him, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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5412c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Good News Quartet : The Heart Of Christmas - CD

Review: Twenty holiday favorites sung by this Christian barbershop group. The four members of Good News! bring auspicious credentials, having belonged to quartets such as Happiness Emporium and the Regents (lead, Joe Mazzone), among others. Uniting in common purpose - a purpose particularly suited to this holiday season - the quartet has a smooth and traditional barbershop sound, with generally close voicings and conservative with their embellishments. The arrangements, while sung with block harmony, are otherwise very close to the original holiday versions, though a few, such as the "Christmas Medley" and "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day," have the can't-miss sevenths distributed more liberally. Occasionally accompanied by keyboard.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Coventry Carol, While By My Sheep, Birthday Of A King, Christmas Medley, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/ Silent Night, Away In A Manger, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Angels We Have Heard On High, When Christ Was Born Of Mary Free, Mary's Little Boy Child, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Here We Come A-Wassailing, O Holy Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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5308c | 1 CD | $9.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Quartets CDs


Great British Barbershop Boys : Christmas Time

Review: The only barbershop quartet to ever be signed by a major label The Great British Barbershop Quartet signed a reported million pound contract with Sony in the UK. This is the debut release and hear for yourself why the record execs were so excited. The group's enthusiasm, singing and high quality performances have seen the quartet appear live on BBC1 Television, Christmas fundraisers for the Roald Dahl Foundation and for the Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall. However their biggest performing accomplishment yet was performing live on the prestigious Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Barbershop with a British accent!

Songlist: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen , Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Christmas Song, White Christmas , I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm , Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, First Noel, Jingle Bells, Be My Christmas Number One, Silent Night, Deck The Halls, Lonely This Christmas, We Wish You A Merry (Twelve Days Of) Christmas, Little Saint Nick, Auld Lang Syne

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2034c | 1 CD | $19.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Great Northern Union Chorus / City of Lakes Chorus : Celebrate The Season

Review: A pair of elite choruses, all-female City of Lakes Chorus, led for 35 years by honored director Mary Dick; and the Great Northern Union Chorus, directed by the widely respected Roger Williams bring us a fine live Christmas CD, recorded live at performances at Lutheran Churches in Golden Valley, MN and Apple Valley, MN. There are 19 Christmas standards here, with occasional light accompaniment by piano and flute. GNUC begins with "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and City of Lakes does a nice medley, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas/Pine Cones and Holly Berries" and "Star of Bethlehem." The groups alternate throughout, GNUC's "Coventry Carol," CLC's "Prepare Ye," "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming," and they sometimes sing together, as on "Gift of Alleluia," "Away in a Manger" and the lovely "Advent Meditation." "Ave Maria," "Holiday Medley," "The Straw Carol" (featuring International Champion Quartet 4-Star Collection), "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Joy to the World" are some favorites. "Celebrate" is a joyous, beautifully-sung Christmas CD by two outstanding choruses!

Songlist: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas / Pine Cones and Holly Berries, Star of Bethlehem, Coventry Carol, Prepare Ye, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Gift of Alleluia, Away in a Manger, Advent Meditation, Carol of the Bells, Ave Maria, Holiday Medley, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Silent Night, We Need A Little Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, The Straw Carol, Alleluia, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Joy to the World

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5686c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Choruses CDs


Hartsmen : Merry Christmas From The Hartsmen

Review: Rudy Hart was the namesake of this excellent chorus who unfortunately is no longer with us. Rudy had a real gift as a barbershop arranger and his arrangements are some of the best anywhere. Here he directs the chorus as they sing his arrangements of these Holiday favorites. Bound to please the most discerning of barbershop fans. This gem of a recording was recently rediscovered and is now available on compact disc.

Songlist: O Come Little Children, Angels We Have Heard on High, The Infant Jesus, Shepherds Come A Running, Mary Had A Boy Child, Silent Night, Christmas Song, Silver Bells, Beautiful Saviour, The Sleigh, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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2069c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Heart Of Texas Chorus : Joy To The World

Review: The 45-strong all-male Heart of Texas Chorus has been directed by International Barbershop Harmony Society veteran Eddie Martinez to District Championships and IBHS international chorus competitions. They bring us 12 classic Christmas songs, performed with buttery harmonies and ringing held chords. Our favorites are the medleys, "Away In A Manger/O Little Town of Bethlehem," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Silent Night," "Angels From The Realms of Glory/While By My Sheep (Echo Carol)," and "Happy Holidays/The Holiday Season Medley," but it's hard to choose. A strong, beautiful second CD for the Heart of Texas.

Songlist: Joy To the World, Away In A Manger / O, Little Town of Bethlehem Medley, O, Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / Silent Night Medley, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Mary Had A Baby, We Three Kings, Angels from the Realms of Glory / While By My Sheep (Echo Carol), Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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5374c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Heart of Texas Chorus : Sing a Joyous Christmas

Review: The Heart of Texas Chorus, from San Marcos, TX, is directed by Ron Black, who has huge Barbershop Harmony credentials as a singer, judge, vocal coach and director. "Sing A Joyous Christmas" features a well-chosen collection of 15 classic carols, classical pieces and pop Christmas songs. Also included is a wonderful Plainchant, "Let All Mortal Flesh Be Silent." Other favorites are "Do You Hear What I Hear," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," "Some Children See Him," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Little Drummer Boy," "Winter Wonderland," "O Holy Night," "Mrs. Santa Claus" (the first time we've heard this), and "Joy To The World." Powerful harmonies, richly-sung bass parts, soaring leads and fine arrangements make "Sing A Joyous Christmas" a winner that you can enjoy for years to come!

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Hallelujah Chorus, Let All Mortal Flesh Be Silent, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Some Children See Him, Deck The Halls, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Jingle Bell Rock, Little Drummer Boy, We Three Kings, Winter Wonderland, O Holy Night, Mrs. Santa Claus, Joy To The World

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5859c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Houston Tidelanders : It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Review: The 93-strong Houston Tidelanders, with special guest performers The Houston Horizon Chorus, Symmetry and Presto!, bring us a fine, generous helping of Christmas classics just in time for the holidays! The 2001 SPEBSQSA Southwestern District Champs, the Tidelanders have been winning SPEBSQSA trophies since 1969, and it shows. 14 songs here, some of our favorites are the title tune, "Carol of the Drum," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Christmas Spiritual Medley," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Winter Swing Medley" and "O Holy Night." The rich, full sound of the Tidelanders contrasts nicely with the soloists and guest artists. Merry Christmas from Texas!

Songlist: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season Medley, Carol of the Drum, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Christmas Song, Santa Baby, When the Toy Soldiers March on Parade, Holiday Blessing / Jingle Bells Medley, Christmas Spiritual Medley, Jingle Bell Rock, A Special Night, Joy to the World / O Come All Ye Faithful Medley, Winter Swing Medley, O Holy Night

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5349c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Jubilation Singers : Jubilation Christmas

Review: The Jubilation Singers are a mixed a cappella ensemble formed in 1995 in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area for the purpose of singing Christmas music in Victorian costume. Currently there are 15 members, and judging from the great costumes and smiling faces in the photos in the liner notes, it must be a real Christmas treat to experience them live! Speaking of treats, 23 brightly sweetly and cheerfully sung Christmas favorites are here: "Joy to the World," "The Holly and The Ivy," "Ding Dong! Merrily on High," "Angel Medley," "Adoremus Te," "O Christmas Tree," "Dona Nobis Pacem," "What Child Is This," the list goes on. Invite an authentic Victorian chorus, and make your Christmas party a Jubilation!

Songlist: Joy To the World, The Holly and the Ivy, Silent Night, The Secret of Christmas, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Sleigh Ride, Angel Medley, Adoramus Te, In the Silence of the Light, Carol of the Bells, Caroling, Caroling, O Christmas Tree, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, The 12 Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Christ is Born, Dona Nobis Pacem, O Come, All Ye Faithful, White Christmas, Speak Lovingly And Kindly, What Child Is This, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Go Tell It On the Mountain

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5369c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Jubilation Singers : Red, White and Blue Christmas

Review: Formed in 1995 in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area, mixed a cappella ensemble The Jubilation Singers got together with the purpose of singing Christmas music in Victorian costume. There are currently 18 performers, including 3 husband and wife duos. They have since expanded their repertoire to include patriotic, jazz, spiritual and other popular selections. Impressively costumed and smiling broadly in the full color liner notes, they look like they're having a great time, and we can dig it! 26 songs, standard carols like "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Silver Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Deck The Halls" and "Coventry Carol" and pop/romantic songs like "Holiday Romance," "All Alone Beneath the Mistletoe" and "Merry Christmas Darling" intersperse with patriotic tunes like "America," "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner." "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Auld Lang Syne" are appropriately the last two cuts on this spirited, feel-good CD.

Songlist: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Bring A Torch, Silver Bells (soloists: Linda Hubbart & Richard Nielson), Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 9solist: George Western), Here We Come A-Wassailing, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year , Holiday Romance (Les Ms), Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Merry Madrigal (Les Ms), Wassail Song, Run To The Manger (Soloist: Mellie Donahoe, Have You Heard? (soloists: Karen Newsom, Mellie Donahoe, and Mac McIntosh), Coventry Carol (Ladies Ensemble), The Lord's Prayer (Jubilation Quartet), Radio Voice Clip, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Mixed Nuts), America The Beautiful, Uso Voice Clip, All Alone Beneath The Mistletoe (Les Ms), America, The Star Spangled Banner, Dear Joe Voice Clip, Merry Christmas Darling (Mixed Nuts), Auld Lang Syne (Men's Ensemble)

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5692c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Kansas City Chorus : Have Yourself a Kansas City Christmas

Review: This fun-loving group of over 130 women, the oldest active competing chorus in Sweet Adelines, who have ranked in the top ten each time they have competed in International competition, bring us a lovely Christmas album. There several well-known carols and popular songs among these 12 songs, like "White Christmas," a funny shopping-related parody of "Jingle Bells" appropriately called "Jingle All The Way," "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas," "Carol Of The Bells," "Pretty Little Jesus," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Mary Did You Know." The KCC joins with the Children's Chorus to sing a very fine "Peace, Peace/Silent Night" medley. There are also some very nice songs that are new to us, a narrated song that tells the story of the "Little Gray Donkey," the beautiful "When a Child is Born" and "Christmas Was Meant for Children." "Have Yourself A Kansas City Christmas" is a fun, spirited Christmas Winner from the KCC!

Songlist: White Christmas, Jingle All The Way, Have A Holly Jolly Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Little Gray Donkey, Pretty Little Jesus, When A Child is Born, Mary Did You Know?, Christmas Was Meant for Children, Peace, Peace/Silent Night, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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5884c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Kindred Spirits : Rekindled

Review: Coppell, Texas-based mixed Christian barbershop quartet (2 men and two women) Kindred Spirits bring us eight finely-crafted Christmas tunes: "Fum, Fum Fum," "I Wonder What You're Doing for Christmas," the sweet, soulful "What Can I Give Him," the inspirational "I Have Been Revived," "Mary Did You Know?", "It Is Well With My Soul," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "Auld Lang Syne." Kindred Spirits sings with a lot of warmth, and there are a lot of wonderful harmonies in this CD-and good feeling for the blessed event that is the true reason we celebrate Christmas.

Songlist: Fum, Fum, Fum, I Wonder What You're Doing for Christmas, What Can I Give Him?, I Have Been Revived, Mary, Did You Know?, It Is Well With My Soul, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Auld Lang Syne

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5377c | 1 CD | $10.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Masters Of Harmony : Caroling, Caroling

Review: This multiple gold-medal award winning chorus is consistently delightful. Directed by Dr. Greg Lyne, their sound is immense, yet compact. With marvelous adaptations of favorites such as "Joy To The World" (where the use of dynamics, stepwise motion and rhythmic variation between voice-parts creates a surprising excitement), or the "Christmas Waltz Medley" (featuring "My Favorite Things"), the Masters of Harmony are never predictable. The "Gift Carol," a Catalonian folk carol with a delicate and exquisitely harmonized melody in 3/4, is a highlight.

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, Joy to the World World-Adeste Fidelis, Gift Carol, O Holy Night, Christmas Waltz Medley, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, We Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas, Feast of Lights, Ring de Christmas Bells, Carol of the Bells, The Little Drummer Boy, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, The Christmas Song, Coventry Carol, Silver Bells, Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne

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5121c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Masters Of Harmony : Christmas Eve in Our Home Town

Review: A feel-good Christmas CD is the latest from the multiple gold medal-winning chorus Masters of Harmony. Besides the title tune, some of our favorites: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," "Some Children See Him," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "O Little Town Of Bethlehem," "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen," "Angels We Have Heard On High," and a triumphant "Joy To The World." But all 14 songs are winners. Purist's warning: some light accompaniment and sound effects.

Songlist: It's Christmas Time, Christmas Eve In My Home Town, Merry Christmas, Darling, I Wonder What You Are Doing For Christmas?, Happy Holiday/Holiday Season, Sheperds, Come Quick, Some Children See Him, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Jesu Parvule, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Joy To The World

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5497c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Melodeers : It's a Wrap

Review: Since their formation in 1960, the Melodeers, a 125-member Sweet Adelines Chorus, have won the International Championship twice in succession (1997, 1998). Their energetic and vivacious style must also be credited to their redoubtable director, Jim Arns, who also wrote some of the arrangements. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" offers every imaginable variation (echo, contrast motion, swipes, modulation) of the familiar refrain, and sets up the grand finale with a turnaround, pushing the phrasing to make room for a zestful seventh chord and another key change. "Psalm 98/Shalom" begins on a long open note, gradually converging to the dominant; the subsequent section is a rapid fire allegro, broken by a repetitive adagio two-part interlude. Sound unconventional? It is. "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" are among the many traditionals. The Chorus lets loose on "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer."

Songlist: Jingle Bell Rock, Silent Night, The Christmas Song, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/ Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Medley, Coventry Carol, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Do You hear What I Hear?, Carol Of The Bells, Psalm 98/ Shalom, The Christmas Song, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Christmas Chopstix, Jingle Bells, Hallelujah Chorus

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5549c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Midwest Vocal Express : Christmas With MVE

Review: Founded in 1988, the 58-strong MVE has a decade-long run as Wisconsin's only Barbershop Harmony Society top-ten men's a cappella chorus, capturing a trio of medals. Directed by Grant Wilson and featuring guest artists Jana Peterson, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, barbershop quartet Voices Only and mixed quartet Heart to Heart (who wowed us at the 2005 Harmony Sweeps Finals). Favorites among these 12 songs are "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Deck the Halls," "Jamaican Noel," "Santa Baby" (featuring Jana Petersen, Voices Only's live cut "Mary Did You Know," Heart to Heart's "Carol of the Bells," and the live grand finale, "O Come All Ye Faithful," featuring MVE with guest artists. This is a sumptuous feast of Christmas goodies, sent to you Express from the Midwest!

Songlist: I'll Be Home For Christmas, Deck The Halls, Christmas Bell Suite, O Holy Night, Jamaican Noel, Santa Baby, Away In A Manger/O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Mary Did You Know?, We Need A Little Christmas, Carol Of The Bells, Secret Of Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful

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Mission Valley Chorus : Home For The Holidays

Review: A nice assortment of Christmas songs from this Sweet Adelines chorus, who medaled at last year's international competition, under the direction of Shirley Kout. The group, who was founded in 1958, offers a nice barbershop rendition "Good King Wenceslas"; they toy with the familiar refrain and resolve it in an unexpected way. Other songs include "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Dormi, Dormi" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

Songlist: Friends, Jingle Bells, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Good King Wenceslas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Dormi Dormi, Silent Night, Oh Holy Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas/ White Christmas Medley, Carol Of The Bells, Secret Of Christmas, Love In Any Language

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5291c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


New Tradition Chorus : A Holiday Tradition

Review: And now, ladies and gentlemen, up on the stage, resplendent in their "76 trombones" uniforms, the pride of Northbrook, Illinois, directed by Jay Giallombardo, current SPEBSQSA Chorus Champions New Tradition are here with a very strong new Christmas CD! Christmas being all about tradition, nostalgia, spirit and sweet singing, "A Holiday Tradition!" is a winner on all counts. Enough said, except here's the songlist: "In The First Light," "What Child Is This?," "Hark the Herald/Angels We Have Heard On High," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night," "O Little Town Of Bethlehem," "I Have Seen The Light," "Deck The Halls," "Silver Bells," "Let It Snow," "March Of The Wooden Soldiers," "Light The Legend," "Sing A Song Of Hannukah" and "The Prayer." Enjoy!

Songlist: In The First Light, What Child Is This?, Hark The Herald/AngelsWe Have Heard On High, It Came On a A Midnight Clear, Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night, O Holy Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, I Have Seen The Light, Deck The Halls, Silver Bells, Let It Snow, March Of The Wooden Soldiers, Light The Legend, Sing A Song Of Hannukah, The Prayer

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New Tradition Chorus : For All Your Miracles

Review: After winning 13 consecutive medals in as many years, the New Tradition Chorus was crowned International Chorus Champion of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2001. In this their third holiday recording, the New Tradition combines their warm, rich sound with exquisite arrangements by director Jay Giallombardo. Their recordings just keep getting better and better but this one clearly reaches a new high standard. The album includes favorites like "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and more contemporary titles like "Come and See What's Happenin' in the Barn". Jay's arrangement of "Away in the Manger / Amazing Grace" is as soft and gentle as a newborn baby and "Christmas Rag" is just plain fun. When you hear this inspiring collection, you'll want to make this recording a permanent part of your holiday celebration.

Songlist: Come and See What's Happenin, Festive Carol Medley , Over the River and Through the Woods, Here We Come A Wassailing, Boar's Head Carol, Deck The Halls, I'll Be Home for Christmas / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Rag, Away In a Manger / Amazing Grace, For All Your Miracles, The Christ Child Medley , Lo How A Rose E're Blooming, The Holly and the Ivy, Coventry Carol, The First Noel, Feast of Lights, Have You Seen the Child, Bell Carol Medley , Ding Dong Merrily on High, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells, More Than Enough

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5621c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Choruses CDs


Pot Of Gold Chorus : Season's Greetings

Review: This Northern California-based barbershop men's chorus, noted for its wonderful, rich sound, offers you "Season's Greetings," a big collection of Christmas favorites that will warm your hearth and become a part of your holiday tradition. We are talking classic Christmas music here, and Pot O'Gold does it justice. We should all be so lucky to go caroling with such a talented and spirited group - and now we can! Put Season's Greetings on the cd player, and you may find yourself in the kitchen, covered with flour and cookie cutter in hand, singing lustily along, hopefully in harmony!

Songlist: White Christmas, Caroling, Caroling, O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard On High, Coventry Carol, Silver Bells, Silent Night, Carol of the Bells, Mary's Little Boy Child, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, Jingle Bells, While By My Sheep (Echo Carol), Frosty the Snowman, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Hallelujah Christmas

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5467c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Ramapo Valley Chorus : A Gift Of Love

Review: New York City's Sweet Adelines favorite Ramapo Valley Spotlight Chorus, who tell us they're based only 45 minutes from Broadway, bring that Broadway magic and panache to an ambitious, energetic Christmas CD. First we have "Happy Holidays/Winter Wonderland," "Deck the Halls/Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Toyland," "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen," "Jingle Bell Rock," "I Wonder As I Wander," "Angels We Have Heard On High," "Christmas Was Meant For Children" and "Hanukkah." Then comes "A Child Is Born" and a dramatic and touching Christmas narrative/medley, narrated by Renee Craig, "A Gift of Love." Included are "Gloria," "A Child Is Born in Bethlehem," "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow," "A Baby In A Cradle" and five others. There is some light flute, guitar and piano accompaniment on some songs. This CD might have been titled "Christmas on Broadway"- we like the spirit of RVSC, and we enjoyed "A Gift of Love!"

Songlist: Happy Holidays/Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls/Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Toyland, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, I Wonder As I Wander, Angels We Have Heard On High, Christmas Was Meant For Children, Hanukkah, A Child Is Born, A Gift Of Love

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Rich-Tone Chorus : Unwrapped!

Review: Under the direction of Dale Syverson this top-notch chorus has earned a reputation for excellence and this wonderful holiday recording is a great example of their craft. The combined voices of these talented singers shine on these great arrangements and are guaranteed to bring holiday cheer to the listener. Special guest quartet Kindred Spirit featuring Brain and Holly Beck is an additional treat.

Songlist: Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow, Gift Of Love, Star Carol, What Can I Give Him, Psalm 98 / Shalom, Silent Night / Night Of Silence, It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas, Santa Baby, Festival Of Lights, When Jesus Was A Tiny Baby, Fum Fum Fum, When A Child Is Born, Oh Holy Night

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5751c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Sweet Adelines Music


Rich-Tone Chorus : Wrapped Up In The Holidays

Review: The Rich-Tone Chorus are no strangers to awards ceremonies at Sweet Adelines' International Chorus competitions, winning the gold in 1992, 1996 and 1999. "Wrapped" is a generous Christmas album, featuring three original tunes by Chorus members, "You're All I Want For Christmas," "Hush Little Children, Do," and "Christmas Shopping Blues." Included are guest appearances by Rumors, Rhythmix, Kindred Spirits, The Gina Williams Trio and The Texas Girl Choir. There are 16 tunes, familiar songs like "Sing We Noel," "Patapan," "Happy Holidays," "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Feast of Lights," "Joy to the World" and "Auld Lang Syne," And lesser known ones like "Old Man's Back In Town," "Jingle Bell Jazz," "Mary Did You Know," "One Small Child" and the hilarious (if in questionable taste) "Pretty Dolly." There's a nice variety in the mix of the powerful chorus, the smaller quartets and soloists here. Some light accompaniment on a few cuts.

Songlist: Sing We Noel, Patapan, You're All I Want for Christmas, Happy Holidays / Holiday Season, Hush Little Children, Do, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Old Man's Back In Town, Pretty Dolly, Jingle Bell Jazz, Christmas Shoppin' Blues, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Auld Lang Syne, Feast of Lights, Joy to the World, Mary, Did You Know?, One Small Child

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San Diego Chorus : Merry & Bright

Review: Kim Hulbert has led the 100 singers of the veteran San Diego Chorus (celebrating 53 years of excellence in San Diego), for the last 20 years to a tremendous record of Sweet Adelines success, 7 Regional Championships, and Gold, Bronze and 2 Silver medals in International competition. "Merry and Bright" is a particularly warm and wonderful Christmas collection of 12 songs. It's actually more than that if we include one of our favorites, the 3-song, nicely-narrated "Grinch Medley," which celebrates Dr. Suess' timeless Christmas classic. Other favorites are Harold Stanley's jazzy "The Man with the Bag," a raucous, feisty "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," a heart-tugging "That's What I Want for Christmas," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (sung with guest chorus Pacific Coast Highway), a romantic "Merry Christmas Darling," "Christmas Eve, Sarajevo 12/24" (which we assume was performed by the SDC in that war-torn city) and David Axelrod's "Keep Christmas with You." We think you'll love "Merry and Bright," brought to us courtesy of one of Sweet Adelines' best and most entertaining choruses!

Songlist: Happy Holiday, Here Comes Santa Claus, Grinch Melody, My Christmas Wish For You, The Man With The Bag, Star of Bethlehelm, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, That's What I Want For Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside, Merry Chrsistmas Darling, Christmas Eve - Sarajevo, Keep Christmas With You

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Soul Purpose : Christmas Time Is Here

Review: Though considered a barbershop group for the most part, some of the fourteen carols on this CD are sung in the traditional manner. Their enchanting "Gaudete" features the pipe organ from their local church, and is magnificent (two other tracks are also accompanied). Guest soprano Kathrin Koenig takes the lead on "Christmas Time is Here" (a number of other vocalists make appearances as well). The robust "Jingle Bells" and merry "Let's Have An Old Fashioned Christmas" reveal the group's barbershop orientation and skill. The close harmonies of "Jingle Bell Rock" will have you prancing around the tree until the ringing of the closing chord!

Songlist: Alleluia, Christmas Time Is Here, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Deck The Halls, Silver Bells, Still, Still, Still, Jingle Bells, Let's Have An Old Fashioned Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Gaudete, Silent Night / Peace, Peace Medley, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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5526c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Barbershop Christmas


Sound Of The Rockies : Goodness & Light

Review: Denver Mile High, CO's The Sound of the Rockies chorus have placed in the top ten of SPEBSQSA's International Chorus competition 5 times, including a 6th place at the 2006 competition in Indianapolis. "Goodness and Light" is the group's very special Christmas CD, which highlights its depth of sound, musical diversity and heartfelt performances. 14 songs, "Happy Holiday/Holiday Season" medley, a lively arrangement and strong solo (and vocal percussion) on "Holly and the Ivy," a lovely "Ave Maria," the spiritual "Mary Had a Baby" with guest artist "Ignition!," a spirited "The First Hanukkah," "I Wonder as I Wander," a silly "50 Kilowatt Tree," a powerful "This Christmas Day Medley," "O Holy Night," a sumptuous "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" "Let It Snow" with Guest Artist Denver A Cappella Project" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" are some favorites. One of the most talented choruses in the world brings us a rich Christmas collection that is indeed all "Goodness & Light!"

Songlist: Happy Holiday/Holiday Season, The Holly & The Ivy, Ave Maria , Betelehemu , Mary Had A BAby , The First Hanukkah , I Wonder As I Wander , 50 Kilowatt Tree , This Christmas Day , O Holy Night, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?, Let It Snow , God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Do You Hear What I Hear?

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5719c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Mens Barbershop Choruses CDs


Sound Of The Rockies : Sing We Noel

Review: Colorado's Premier Men's A Cappella Chorus, which won the 3rd Place Medal at the Barbershop Harmony International convention at Denver in 2007, is directed by Darin Down, head of vocal music at Grandview High School in Aurora, CO. "Sing We Noel" was recorded and broadcast live Dec. 8, 2007 from the Univ. of Denver Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Featured on these 18 songs are guest quartets Nexus, singing "Mr. Grinch" and "That's What I Want for Christmas," Fastlane, singing "One More Sleep Until Christmas," Ignition, singing "Mary Had a Baby" and "The Holy & The Ivy," Kowalski Twins, singing "My Birthday Comes On Christmas/Diddly Squat," and the sextet Blenders Ensemble, who sing "The Christmas Song." Guest artists The Blenders also sing wonderful solos on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." More Christmas winners are "Sing Ye Noel," "Santa Medley," "Rockin' Christmas Medley," "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Silent Night" and "Happy Holiday/Holiday Season," featuring the powerful, rich harmonies of the whole chorus. A feel-good, live collection that will surely bring you big-time Christmas cheer!

Songlist: Mr. Grinch, Spaseniye Sodelal, One More Sleep Till Christmas, Santa Medley, Mary Had A Baby, The Christmas Song, Birthday Of A King, Rockin' Christmas Medley, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, That's What I Want For Christmas, Betelehemu, My Birthday Comes On Christmas/Diddly Squat, Feliz Navidad, The Holly And The Ivy, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Silent Night, Happy Holiday/Holiday Season

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St. Louis Harmony Chorus : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Review: Formed in 1961 and pride of St. Louis, MO, the St. Louis Harmony Chorus is an award-winning 90-voice a cappella women's chorus and member of Sweet Adelines International. Sandi Wright directs her powerful, veteran chorus in this generous, rich-harmonied collection. Equally included are favorite carols like "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Carol of the Bells," "Caroling, Caroling," "Coventry Carol," "Go Tell it On the Mountain," "Silent Night" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas;" and popular Christmas songs like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Let It Snow,"CHRISTmas," "Winter Wonderland" and "White Christmas." This is a fun, entertaining album from one of Sweet Adelines' finest choruses, the SLHC!

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Caroling, Caroling (Ambiance), I'll Be Home for Christmas, Coventry Carol, Let it Snow, Go Tell it On the Mountain, Secret of Christmas, CHRISTmas, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Silent Night, We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Vocal Majority : Alleluia

Review: Hall-of-Fame Men's Chorus champions Vocal Majority, who have come to define the best in the business, offer their second Christmas record. Beginning with a Christmas Medley, which wraps up every familiar carol in a glorious bow, and proceeding to the dulcet tones of "Alleluia," the grandeur of these holiday masterpieces is complemented by the virtuosity of the performances, which are of the highest standard. The organ-accompanied "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah" is a stirring finale.

Songlist: Songs of Christmas Medley, Alleluia By Randall Thompson, Carol of the Bells , Sweet Little Jesus Boy, A Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, Little Altar Boy, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/ Silent Night Medley, Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

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Vocal Majority : Believe

Review: It's not very often that one can say with certainty in the music business that any particular group is the very best of its type in the world. Yet we can say as much with this barbershop chorus as they have 11 gold medals to prove it - more than any other chorus in history. We therefore always have high hopes of their new recordings and expect something close to perfection. Well once again they surpass themselves on this holiday gem. One of the things that always impress is how such a sweet, sometimes so gentle; sound can come from such a large chorus of male only voices. Director (and arranger of many of the songs) Jim Clancy truly has a talent for coaxing the very purest of sound from a chorus. There is the occasional accompanied Christmas ornamentation and some very strong solosby Jay Dennis, Steve DeCrow and Jeff Oxley but it's the harmony that counts, and this recording has some of the best!

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, Believe, Mary's Boy Child, What Child is This?, My Grown-Up Christmas List, Christmas Time Is Here, Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells, That's What I Want for Christmas, Christmas Lullaby, Betelehemu, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, Birthday of a King

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Vocal Majority : The Secret of Christmas

Review: The Vocal Majority, along with the Masters of Harmony, are considered to be the best amongst barbershop choruses. Directed by Jim Clancy, these over one-hundred-fifty Texans' golden voices, complimented by guest vocalists or the occasional guitar or keyboard - such as on "Away In A Manger," or the languid stroll of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - are perfectly synthesized. Their phrasing, enunciation and dynamics are beyond reproach, and their arrangements, many written by the aforementioned Clancy, emphasize tone color and quality, rather than a panoply of contrasting voice parts or acrobatic feats. Grace and beauty characterize the performance of the Vocal Majority.

Songlist: O Come All Ye Faithful, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride Medley, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Coventry Carol / Away In A Manger, The Lord's Prayer, Silent Night, Blue Christmas, The Christmas Song, I Wonder As I Wander, Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night), The Secret Of Christmas

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5104c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas


Vocal Majority : Twelve Days Of Christmas

Review: SPEBSQSA's current International Gold Medalists, their ninth such title since their founding in 1972, The Vocal Majority have the numbers and the talent and aren't afraid to use them! On their brand new "Twelve Days ofChristmas" you may be taken aback to hear what the liner notes call"magnificent orchestral accompaniment" on the first two songs, "WinterWonderland"and "Do You Hear What I Hear."Beautiful, but it's almost likewhipped cream on frosting, because the VM hardly need violins, having already cornered the magnificence market. The proof is in the a cappella numbers, especially "Songs of Christmas Medley," a wonderful "Carol of theBells," "The Christmas Song," an incredible "Jingle Bells/Sleigh RideMedley," the title tune, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and a "Little Drummer Boy" to remember. Lush and rich as Christmas eggnog withrum and nutmeg, incredibly arranged, effortlessly, perfectly performed, what more could we ask? "Twelve Days" is a treasured gift to yourself or anyone you love at Christmas.

Songlist: Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Songs Of Christmas Medley, Carol Of The Bells, The Lights Of Hanukkah, The Christmas Song, Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride, Twelve Days of Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Litle Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night

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Vocal Majority : White Christmas

Review: This celebrated chorus' third Christmas CD - eight time Society Champions, directed by Jim Clancy. Half-accompanied, we have to admit the a cappella tracks are our favorites: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (The Blenders' arrangement!), "What Child Is This," "Auld Lang Syne" and "Toyland." The Vocal Majority's power is such that they are most affecting as voices only - the tag of "Auld Lang Syne" is proof of that. Guest vocalists Steve and Wendy DeCrow warm up "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and Rumor's tenor, Charla Clare, graces "Ave Maria." Bob Chilcott of the King's Singers' "I Wander As I Wander" has a gorgeous string and woodwind score, and features Jeff Oxley.

Songlist: White Christmas, It's Beginning to look (a lot) Like Christmas / Pine Cones and Holly Berries, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Toyland, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Ave Maria, I Wonder As I Wander, What Child Is This?, Auld Lang Syne

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Barbershop Harmony Society : Yuletide Favorites

Review: It's a barbershop Christmas! All your favorite carols and fun songs have been arranged with fun and Holiday spirit and those great barbershop chords. With a Children's Medley, "O Holy Night," "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and others, 19 in all.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High, As With Gladness Men Of Old, Away In A Manger, Children's Medley: Jolly Old Saint Nicolas, Up On The House Top, Coventry Carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald's Angels Sing, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, It Came Across The Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, O Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), O Holy Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Silent Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, While By My Sheep (Echo Carol), While By My Sheep (Echo Carol)

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5847b | Songbook | $5.95 | TTBB || Christmas Arrangements Male Voices


Good News Quartet : The Heart Of Christmas - Songbook

Review: The mission of the Good News! Gospel Quartet is to provide music and learning assistance for quartets who want to sing gospel songs in the four-part barbershop style. The songbooks are in four part a cappella arrangements with most having supporting CDs with part-predominant tracks plus full-mix tracks are also available. It is the hope of the Good News! that you will find your mission as a quartet singer, or as a listener, be enriched and learn with these fine recordings.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Coventry Carol, While Be My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, O Little Town Of Bethleham, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Away In A Manger, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Angels We Have Heard On High, When Christ was Born OF Many Free, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Here We Come A-Wassailing, O Holy Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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5490b | Songbook | $9.98 | TTBB | A Cappella || Christmas Arrangements Male Voices


Peter Gritton (editor) : 9 Christmas Songs in Close Harmony recommended

Review: The collection of popular Christmas tunes is designed to be enjoyable to sing while providing a challenge. There is a great variety of texture and the melody-line has been shared amongst the voices as fairly as possible to help create a smooth close harmony blend. A cappella with rehearsal piano.

Songlist: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Follow That Star, An Olde Rhyme, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Mary's Boy Child, Just Another Star, The Christmas Song, Deck The Hall

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Good News Quartet : The Heart Of Christmas - Songbook & CD

Review: Twenty holiday favorites sung by this Christian barbershop group. The four members of Good News! bring auspicious credentials, having belonged to quartets such as Happiness Emporium and the Regents (lead, Joe Mazzone), among others. Uniting in common purpose - a purpose particularly suited to this holiday season - the quartet has a smooth and traditional barbershop sound, with generally close voicings and conservative with their embellishments. The arrangements, while sung with block harmony, are otherwise very close to the original holiday versions, though a few, such as the "Christmas Medley" and "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day," have the can't-miss sevenths distributed more liberally. Occasionally accompanied by keyboard.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Coventry Carol, While Be My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, O Little Town Of Bethleham, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Away In A Manger, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Angels We Have Heard On High, When Christ was Born OF Many Free, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Here We Come A-Wassailing, O Holy Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Ambassadors of Harmony : Sounds of the Seasons

Review: The Ambassadors of Harmony is a chorus committed to both musical and performing excellence. In July of 2009, under the direction of Jim Henry, they won the International Chorus Championship held in Anaheim California, achieving the highest score ever recorded. This was their second championship win, reclaiming the title they had previously earned in 2004. Now, they are pleased to share with you a video presentation of Sounds of the Season 2009. The Sounds of the Season holiday concerts have become a tradition for many of the more than 8,000 patrons who attend at least one of its five performances in St. Louis, MO each year.

Songlist: Happy Holiday/ The Holiday Season, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!, Sleigh Ride, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Cool Yule, What Child Is This?, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer , Beautiful Savior , If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Hymne a L'amour), Seventy Six Trombones, Jingle Bells, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, I Wonder As I Wander, Deck the Halls, Rudolph. The Red Nose Reindeer, El Yivneh Hagalil- "God Will Build Galilee", O Little Town of Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Mary Did You Know, Do You Hear What I Hear, Gloria, Alleluia, Little Drummer Boy, Betelehemu, Silent Night

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Vocal Majority : A Vocal Majority Christmas

Review: Experience the Vocal Majority Chorus, directed by Jim Clancy and Greg Clancy, in this hour-long DVD produced from live performances of their acclaimed Christmas concerts at the Dallas Convention Center. Acoustix and soloists Steve DeCrow and Jeff Oxley join the Chorus in a program destined to become a holiday favorite. Seventeen songs, some favorites: "Winter Wonderland" (with Jeff Oxley, bass), "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" (with Acoustix), "Christmas Time is Here" (with Steve DeCrow, tenor), "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "Little Drummer Boy," "Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah," and "The Secret of Christmas." Now you can see as well as hear the best barbershop chorus in the world.

Songlist: I'll Be Home For Christmas, Caroling, Caroling, Winter Wonderland (with Jeff Oxley, bass), White Christmas, You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch (performed by Acoustix), Toyland, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Christmas Time Is Here (with Steve DeCrow, tenor), I'll Be Home for Christmas, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Little Drummer Boy, What Child Is This?, O Holy Night, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, The Secret of Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas (reprise)

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5606dvd | DVD | $19.98 | A Cappella || Christmas DVDs


Barbershop Harmony Society : Home For The Holidays - Parts CD

Review: There's nothing finer than singing harmony with friends around the holidays and this barbershop arrangement by Russ Foris is bound to please. Includes 4 copies of the sheet music and a learning CD which is recorded as a a "part-predominant" recording. This is where one voice part (tenor, lead, baritone or bass) is featured louder (or predominantly) in one channel (either left or right), to make learning that part easier for the singer. There is also a regular "reference" version of the song as well. Helpful for all quartet members who can rehearse separately from the others. (in the car..)

Songlist: Home For The Holidays

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50002c | Parts CD | $13.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Voice Parts CDs


Barbershop Harmony Society : It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Review: One of the most famous Christmas songs of all time this barbershop arrangement will cheer your audiences and performers alike. A Holiday winner! Includes 4 copies of the sheet music and a learning CD which is recorded as a a "part-predominant" recording. This is where one voice part (tenor, lead, baritone or bass) is featured louder (or predominantly) in one channel (either left or right), to make learning that part easier for the singer. There is also a regular "reference" version of the song as well. Helpful for all quartet members who can rehearse separately from the others. (in the car..)

Songlist: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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50001c | Parts CD | $13.95 | A Cappella || Barbershop Christmas

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Choral Christmas | Male Choirs | Female Choirs | Mixed Voice | Early Music | Children's Choirs

Vintage | Christmas around the World | DVDs | Christmas Solo Voice Songbooks | Christmas Harmony Arrangements

Barbershop Music

Female Barbershop Groups | Female Barbershop CDs | Male Barbershop Groups | Male Chorus CDs | Male Quartet CDs | Live Events

Mixed Voice Groups | Barbershop DVDs | Christmas | Barbershop Instructional | Barbershop Parts CDs | Barbershop Arrangements | New