11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sara Gettelfinger, Kelly Levesque and Joy Kabanuck possess expansive voices well-honed in high-profile Broadway and operatic productions. With such stellar producers as Desmond Child, Walter Afanasieff and Mark Portmann on board, these divas should be able to summon forth real musical magic, and there are moments of grandeur among these immaculately-sung and lavishly-arranged numbers. The two songs co-written by the group display the most individuality — “I Wish” succeeds as a yearning power ballad, while “Don’t Let Me Forget” rides a rippling track and conveys palpable passion. “There Will Be A Time,” an idealistic aria, gives the Graces a chance to embroider the soaring melody with soulful melisma and operatic vibrato. ‘80s favorites “Against All Odds” and “These Dreams” are given new luster through Italian and Spanish-language interpretations. The Three Graces may best be approached as the soundtrack to the trio’s touring show, and a little magnificence goes a long way on this sumptuous if sometimes overwrought release.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sara Gettelfinger, Kelly Levesque and Joy Kabanuck possess expansive voices well-honed in high-profile Broadway and operatic productions. With such stellar producers as Desmond Child, Walter Afanasieff and Mark Portmann on board, these divas should be able to summon forth real musical magic, and there are moments of grandeur among these immaculately-sung and lavishly-arranged numbers. The two songs co-written by the group display the most individuality — “I Wish” succeeds as a yearning power ballad, while “Don’t Let Me Forget” rides a rippling track and conveys palpable passion. “There Will Be A Time,” an idealistic aria, gives the Graces a chance to embroider the soaring melody with soulful melisma and operatic vibrato. ‘80s favorites “Against All Odds” and “These Dreams” are given new luster through Italian and Spanish-language interpretations. The Three Graces may best be approached as the soundtrack to the trio’s touring show, and a little magnificence goes a long way on this sumptuous if sometimes overwrought release.

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About Three Graces

The Classical Crossover vocal trio Three Graces, formed in 2006, consists of the singers Sara Gettelfinger, Joy Kabanuck, and Kelly Levesque. Before the start of the group, Gettelfinger had a background in stage musicals, appearing on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Seussical, The Boys from Syracuse, and Nine. She also created the role of Edith ("Little Edie") Bouvier in the original Off-Broadway production of Grey Gardens. Kabanuck was also a Broadway performer, starring in director Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme, a credit that suggests she is more of an opera singer, which is confirmed by her appearances in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Donizetti's Betly and Lucia di Lammermoor, Gounod's Faust, and Verdi's La Traviata. Levesque, who was heard singing "Some Hearts" on the soundtrack of the film America's Sweethearts, duetted on tour with Andrea Bocelli and has also sung with Josh Groban, Russell Watson, and Vittorio Grigolo.

Signed to Decca Records, Three Graces recorded their self-titled debut album with high-profile producers and writers including Walter Afanasieff, Desmond Child, Guy Roche, and Mark Portmann. Along with covers of the Snow Patrol's "Run," Heart's "These Dreams," and Phil Collins' "Against All Odds," it included two songs written by the trio, "I Wish (All the Love in the World)" and "Don't Let Me Forget." It was released on March 4, 2008, just after the start of a 20-date North American tour on which Three Graces opened for opera singer Paul Potts. ~ William Ruhlmann

ORIGIN
New York, NY
GENRE
Pop
FORMED
2006

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