WATCH NEW VIDEO! A Cappella Group SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK Releases Holiday Gem “Silent Night”

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

sweethoney2013_credit_JAHSE

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK RELEASES FIRST EVER
A CAPPELLA HOLIDAY SINGLE OF “SILENT NIGHT”

Available NOW at CDBaby!

(New York, NY) — Grammy Award-nominated and globally revered a cappella ensemble, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK have released an inspired version of the classic Christmas carol, “SILENT NIGHT,” their first commercial holiday single ever on CDBaby.com. Sweet Honey will be debuting the song live on their current run of seasonal performances this month entitled, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS. Their holiday run will also cap the year-long celebration of their 40th Anniversary which finishes at the end of this year.

The group rushed into the studio to record last week after hearing a new arrangement of the popular Christmas carol that was written by Carol Maillard, one of its founding members. “It’s a favorite of our Holydays program,” explained Maillard, “We feel it evokes a lush and peaceful sentiment, encouraging us all to remember the reason for the season. During these trying times, when we are challenged on every front, we hope this song will bring a sense of calm and hope to all who listen,” she added.

“Silent Night” is performed by the ensemble’s core members, Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel and Aisha Kahlil. Nitanju Bolade Casel produced the song, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Airshow Studios, Takoma Park, MD by Chief Engineer Charlie Pilzer. The single was released by Sweet Honey’s independently owned record label, SHE-ROCKS 5, Inc. It is currently only available digitally on CDBaby.com, but can be purchased on most other digital online music stores starting December 15th.

The lyrics for original version of “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht”) were written by a young Austrian priest, Father Joseph Mohr in 1816. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, and it was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St. Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village on the Salzachriver in Austria. In 1859, the Episcopal priest John Freeman Young, then serving at Trinity Church in New York City, published the English translation that is most frequently sung today. The carol has been translated into about 140 languages.

For a list of the remaining CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS shows on Sweet Honey’s performance schedule go to, www.sweethoneyintherock.org. If you would like to purchase “Silent Night” go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sweethoneyintherock4

Gwendolyn Quinn

MORE News on T.U.M.S.!

Koryn Hawthorne Releases New Album "I Am" | Watch New Video for Single "How Great"!
Singer Cedric Ballard Releases New Single "Blessing Me" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Cornetist Ron Miles Releases New Single "The Rumor" - LISTEN! New Album "Rainbow Sign" Coming Oct. 9...
Rising UK Soul Singer Beth Macari Releases New Single "How To Love" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Releases New Single "Royalty" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Nation Beat Releases New Album "The Royal Chase" | LISTEN to New Single "Big Chief"!
Singer Stephen Robinson Releases New Single "I Still Have My Smile" | LISTEN!
Singer D. McGhee Releases New Music Video for "Rescue" | WATCH!
Contemporary Jazz Flutist Alexander Zonjic to Release New Album “Playing It Forward" on Oct. 9th, 20...
Butcher Brown to Release New Album "#KingButch" on Sept. 18th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "Cabbage"...
Verve Label Group And UMe Release First-Ever Official Music Video For Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wond...
Singer Calvin Bridges Releases Music Video For New Single "Breathe" | WATCH!
Singer Charles Martin Releases New Single "Truth" | LISTEN!
Pianist/Producer Alfa Mist Reworks Eddie Henderson's "Galaxy" | LISTEN!
Mali Music Releases Amazon Original Cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls” | LISTEN!
Purcy Robinson's New Single "All Glory Goes To You" Debut at #1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales Ch...
Smoke Jazz Club Launches New Streaming Service "Smoke Screens" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Vocalist Luba Mason Releases New Album "Triangle" on Oct. 23rd, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "In Walk...
Kirk Franklin x Wyclef Jean Releases New Single "Love Theory (Remix)" | LISTEN!
Music Legend Billy Ocean Releases New Album "One World" | LISTEN to New Single "When I Saw You"!
Aaron Lindsey Launches New Label MultiEthnic Records | Releases Debut Single "Take Care" - LISTEN!
German Trumpeter Nils Wülker Releases New Album, "GO" | WATCH NEW VIDEO for "Blow Up"!
R&B Singer OYA Releases New Single "Jesse" | WATCH NEW VIDEO! New Album "My Father's Star" Coming So...
Patti LaBelle & Full Force Releases Unreleased Track "Ain't Nuthin' But A Feelin'" (EP) | LISTEN!
Singer DeLeon Carr Releases New Single "I Got It" on Sept. 8th, 2020 | LISTEN!
Mezzo-Soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis Debuts Stunning New Video for “To The Afflicted” | WATCH!
Japanese Pianist Hiromi Creates One-Minute Video Portraits | Every Wed. @ 7am EST on YouTube | WATCH...
Singer Antwan Jenkins Releases Two-Sided Single "Victory/More Of You" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Gospel Singer San Franklin to Release New Album "The Free Project" on Sept. 25th, 2020 | WATCH NEW V...
Charlie Wilson Sets Record on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs Chart With Most #1 Singles
Music Legend George Benson to Release New Album "Weekend In London" on Nov. 13th, 2020 | Listen to N...
Marvin Sapp to Release New Album "Chosen Vessel" on Oct. 9th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "Undefeate...
Patti LaBelle Joins ONE WORLD 'Celebrity Circle' as Historic Charity Anthem for Pandemic & Racial Ju...
Singer/Actress Brave Williams Releases New Single "Don't Tell Me No" | LISTEN! Self-Titled Debut Alb...
Spike Lee Commemorates Michael Jackson's Birthday With "They Don't Care About Us (2020)" | WATCH NEW...
R&B Singer Tony Walk Releases New Single "Going In Circles" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Reggae Artist Protoje Releases New Album "In Search Of Lost Time" on Aug. 28th, 2020 | WATCH NEW VID...
Reggae Legend Beres Hammond Celebrates Birthday with Release of New Music Video "Call To Duty" | WAT...
Tasha Cobbs Leonard to Release New Album "Royalty: Live At The Ryman" on Sept. 25th, 2020 | WATCH 2 ...
Skip Marley Releases Debut EP "Higher Place" | LISTEN to Title Track feat. Bob Marley!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *