Katie Alexander, an 8-year old voice student, had the idea of recording a CD and giving a donation to benefit children. After a brainstorming session, we decided to involve all the students from the school and have the CD benefit children affected by hurricane Katrina.
This beautiful Homespun Holiday CD includes traditional Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, and Auld Lang Syne to celebrate New Years.
Album participants: Katie Alexander, Tanya Alexander, Hallie Beacham, Everett Conway, Jonni Conway, Jotera Conway, Terry Conway, Sara Fink, Shaina Fink, Steven Giampaoli, Paula Gilbert, Nikki Goetz, Nikki Jansen, Colby Johnson, Stephanie Keeble, Lisamarie Kirkess, Amanda Lawson, Emma Linowski, Deanne MacDermitt, Michael MacDermitt, Dianna MacDonald, Dylan Ostermann, Brooke Reitenbach, Jaclyn Richardson, Chris Sterling, Chelsea Thompson, Talisa Tomayo, Elaine Walden, Colton Wasniak, and Quincey Wise.
The CD began production in November of 2005 and was released during the holiday season of 2005! We sold lots of albums in Cloverdale and are now pleased to further distribute this wonderful album through CD Baby and soon through our new website www.singingsunrecords.com.
The charity that we donated to this year was elated to receive our donation. They are doing really good work with folks who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and who also have diabled children. They buy them computers, deliver supplies, help them to re-build fences, and provide moral support for over 250 families.
Apart from the donation, the funds raised from this album go to support Paula Gilbert's Cloverdale School of Music and further album projects through her new record company Singing Sun Records.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Homespun Holidays
2. Christmas List
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem
4. We Three Kings
5. The First Noel
6. Hanukkah Song
7. Jingle Bells
8. 12 Days of Christmas
9. Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
10. Angels We Have Heard on High
11. Away in a Manger
12. Hanukkah Blessing
13. Ave Maria
14. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
15. The Entertainer
16. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
17. Over the River and Through the Woods
18. Deck the Halls
19. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
20. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
21. Up on the Housetop
22. I Have a Little Dreydl
23. O Christmas Tree
24. Fur Elise
25. O Holy Night
26. What Child is This?
27. O Come All Ye Faithful
28. Joy to the World
29. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
30. Silent Night
31. Auld Lang Syne