17 Songs, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Imagine a large snow-covered church at Christmas, lit only by candles, the voices of a well-trained choir curling up into the roof, and you have a good idea of the mood this album evokes. Jean-Sébastien Vallée’s fine Montreal choir mixes carols—“Once in Royal David’s City” comes with a very impressive solo from Stephanie Manias—with modern classics by Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, and Paul Mealor. Vallée’s singers have a beautiful internal balance and blend, while the recording captures the lovely church acoustic. A memorable Canadian Christmas.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Imagine a large snow-covered church at Christmas, lit only by candles, the voices of a well-trained choir curling up into the roof, and you have a good idea of the mood this album evokes. Jean-Sébastien Vallée’s fine Montreal choir mixes carols—“Once in Royal David’s City” comes with a very impressive solo from Stephanie Manias—with modern classics by Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, and Paul Mealor. Vallée’s singers have a beautiful internal balance and blend, while the recording captures the lovely church acoustic. A memorable Canadian Christmas.

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1:37
2:45
3:30
4:16
5:38
6:53
8:14
4:09
3:44
5:03
2:08
4:02
6:01
4:52
3:49
6:34

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