Title - 'Holiday Symphony' (Legacy Recordings)
Artist - Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder's brand new album, Holiday Symphony - the 11th release from the renowned Irish theatrical singing ensemble - showcases an eclectic selection of Christmas standards from around the world. Wrapped in Celtic Thunder's signature big production sound, and amazing six Celtic Thunder male soloists perform solo and ensemble numbers on Holiday Symphony, backed by a 90-piece Orchestra!
The tracks on Holiday Symphony range from traditional carols such as 'Away in A Manger,' 'Come All Ye Faithful' and 'O Holy Night' to more contemporary pop classics such as the always-beloved at Xmas, Pogues classic, 'Fairytale of New York' and 'Mary Did You Know.' Indeed, the album ranges from slow and pensive numbers ('Gabriel's Message' and 'Comfort Ye' arias from Handel's Messiah) to larger ensemble numbers ('Carol of the Bells,' 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'), and culminates with the wonderfully fast-paced arrangement of a new 'Christmas Medley: Sleigh Ride, Here Comes Santa Claus, The Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town & I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.'
Recorded in Ireland last summer, Holiday Symphony is the latest CD from Celtic Thunder creator Sharon Browne and Musical Director David Munro. Ergo, it is tried and tested, composed and created to perfection and back, and is therefore, quite possibly the only Christmas album you will need to play this holiday season!