This Is Christmas
'This Is Christmas' is a collection of sacred carols which clearly defines the spirit of Christmas - faith, family, friends, and festivity. Many of the selections in this album although known are less often heard. However, there is a good sprinkling of the more traditional carols included. Musical arrangements are by pianist Dave Walker. Listeners have described the music as calming and meditative. Several people who have attended recent concerts which have included many of these selections have said that it was a wonderful way to prepare their mind and heart for Christmas. Because many of the selections are not often heard, one listener remarked that the songs were like a bunch of unexpected Christmas presents. The CD cover was an original watercolor commissioned for our album by artist Janet Roney of rural Sullivan, IL. Bio: Dave and Sharon are from the central Illinois area and began presenting concerts during the Christmas 2002 season. The concerts were well received, and money was raised for area causes. They will again offer concerts this year to help support area causes. The concerts are free and open to the public. However, donations will be accepted as noted in the concert schedule below. Receptions will follow each concert. Reflections of Christmas Sunday, December 26, 2004 - 4:00pm St. Joseph's Church 4th Street Ivesdale, IL Donations accepted for Faith in Action Sunday, January 2, 2005 St. Columcille Church 516 W. Jackson Sullivan, IL Notes and Reflections: Blessings and a big THANK YOU to all those who attended our concerts and bought our first CD. Money was raised for some worthy area causes, and we truly enjoyed performing. We learned so much throughout this entire venture from the selection of the music to the production of the CD to the concerts. It involved a lot of research, a lot of preparation, and a lot of joy. The highlight of the whole process...the concerts. Fantastic! What a feeling! The audiences were receptive and responded enthusiastically. We are just beginning and are planning more CD's and more concerts. I will post more info as we go along. Sharon For more information you can email Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org.