Nov 7, 2013
The Tradition of Christmas a wonderful collection of 15 carols is still available.
The two artists are members of the congregation. Heather Gillies who is a tallented vocalist who has performed leading roles in Musical Theatre and Opera both in Australia and her native New Zealand. Most recently she was the opening artist for the Mayor's Carols here in Toowoomba.
The organist is Don Ross, an accomplished church organist who took over playing at St Stephen's over 30 years ago.
The purpose of the album is to promote and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the congregation and to raise some funds for the clebrations.
The album contains 15 traditional carols recorded live at St Stephen's in Toowoomba Australia and a number of tracks have some wonderful harmonies.
The tracks are:
Angels we have heard on high uThe birthday of a king
The first noel uHark the herald angels
Joy to the world uO come all ye faithful
O holy night uO little town of Bethlehem
Silent night uWhat child is this?
Once in royal David's city uInfant holy, infant lowly
The Coventry Carol u Away in a manger
We wish you merry Christmas