Jennifer Graf | Tidings of Christmas

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
Jennifer Graf MySpace Music Page Olde Towne Carolers Website

More Artists From
United States - Pennsylvania

Other Genres You Will Love
Holiday: Classical Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals Moods: Mood: Christmas
There are no items in your wishlist.

Tidings of Christmas

by Jennifer Graf

A little bit jazz, a little bit classical. Sweet lyrical vocals mixed with beautiful piano arrangements.
Genre: Holiday: Classical
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
share
time
download
1. In the Bleak Midwinter
Share this song!
X
2:24 album only
2. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day
Share this song!
X
2:28 album only
3. Angels We Have Heard On High
Share this song!
X
2:27 album only
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
Share this song!
X
3:16 album only
5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Share this song!
X
2:27 album only
6. Coventry Carol
Share this song!
X
2:26 album only
7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
Share this song!
X
2:48 album only
8. Christmas Time Is Here
Share this song!
X
2:47 album only
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Share this song!
X
2:29 album only
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Share this song!
X
4:09 album only
11. Silent Night/stille Nacht
Share this song!
X
3:45 album only
12. The First Noel
Share this song!
X
2:33 album only
13. Still, Still, Still
Share this song!
X
2:28 album only
14. What Child Is This?
Share this song!
X
3:00 album only
15. Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen
Share this song!
X
1:43 album only
16. O Holy Night
Share this song!
X
3:33 album only
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jennifer Graf is a professional soprano who sings regularly in Philadelphia, New York, and throughout the Northeastern United States. She made her European debut in August of 2007 at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in England, where she was nominated for the award of Best Female Voice. Jennifer returned to the Festival in 2008 to sing the role of Mabel in Pirates of Penzance. She is at home in opera, musical theatre, oratorio, and early music; and holds a Master of Music Degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory, where she graduated magna cum laude. Some of her credits include roles in The Pirates of Penzance, The Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme, Carmen, The Impresario, The Chocolate Soldier, Meet Me in St. Louis, Camelot, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Bach\'s Cantata 202.

Jennifer is also Founder and General Director of Olde Towne Carolers, a professional holiday music company that performs in the eastern Pennsylvania region. To find out more about Olde Towne Carolers, visit: www.oldetownecarolers.com.

She has often been a guest soloist with the Terry Randall Trio, singing jazz standards and favorite show tunes for enthusiastic audiences. Jennifer lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Brian Smith.


Terry Musselman is a professional piano player who has performed in SE Pennsylvania for over forty years. He specializes in playing light jazz, standards, show tunes, and soft pop. Terry regularly performs with the Terry Randall Trio in addition to solo performances. To find out more about Terry Musselman, visit: www.terryrandalltrio.com.


Reviews


to write a review

Treacy Henry

Tidings of Christmas, THE BEST!!!
For years, I've collected Christmas CD's and I play them over and over every holiday season. Jennifer Graf's "Tidings of Christmas" is my new FAVORITE. There is something magical about her lyrical interpretation of the holiday classics that make it seem like she's singing just for me and my family right in my living room. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. So clear, so lovely. We play it over and over again. Each year, the grandchildren look forward to hearing music on Christmas morning. "Tidings of Christmas" will now be now part of our Christmas tradition.

Richard Shapp

Tidings of Christmas, A REAL FIND AND JOY!
I loved Jennifer Graf's "Tidings of Christmas." Her singing is beautiful. Her selection of well known holiday standards and less familiar songs is delightfully refreshing and sets the perfect mood for decorating the tree, wrapping presents and Christmas morning breakfast. If you are tired of holiday releases by well known pop singers that leave you flat, do yourself a favor and listen to Jen Graf. You will be delighted. She is a true artist.

Carol Swanson

Possesses a soprano with fragile clarity, but enough muscle to convey confidence
Jennifer Graf's Tidings of Christmas showcases her classically-trained soprano on 16 traditional carols. A professional vocalist who favors both opera and holiday caroling, Graf is a woman after my own heart. She possesses a soprano with fragile clarity, but enough muscle to convey confidence and emotional commitment throughout. Her light, well-controlled vibrato adds depth, and the minimalist piano accompaniment provides a classy focus on her vocals.

The album opens well with an a cappella bar of In the Bleak Midwinter, one of my favorites; as the piece continues, Graf's vocal and Terry Musselman's piano nicely build both in volume and intensity. Graf's voice is especially lovely on the melancholy Coventry Carol and the nicely-phrased What Child Is This?, but the best track is the all-too-brief Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, which presents a cappella harmonies (with Graf apparently on both parts). In the middle, the album mixes the mood with jazzy interpretations of Christmas Time Is Here and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.

Tidings of Christmas is a solid holiday offering, especially for those who want to share their living rooms with a talented soprano this Christmas. Invite Jennifer Graf in for a hot cocoa, and she may reward you with sweet seasonal renditions.

--Carol Swanson

Harriet Ravdin

Just Beautiful
I own dozens of Christmas albums and this one has quickly become one of my favorites. Jen's voice is crystal clear and the piano accompaniment is simple and elegant. The song selection is wonderful with many personal touches in the arrangements. I was so pleased with this album, in fact, that I went out and bought 8 more to give as gifts. This is one that will warm any home at Christmas time.

Kevin Reichenbach

Tidings of Christmas: Best Holiday Gift Ever!
If you truly care about your friends and family during the holiday season, then you want to buy this CD for them. They will thank you over and over again. Jennifer's vocals are crisp, clear and full of intensity. You won't be disapointed.