Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Christmas Glory From Westminster|
Actors: Andrea Bocelli, Betty Boothroyd, George Carey, Charlotte Church, Richard Griffiths
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
The program: 1. "O Come O Come Emmanuel"--choir procession — 2. Fanfare — 3. "O Come All Ye Faithful"--choir and congregation — 4. HRH intro — 5. "Once in Royal David's City"--choir and congregation — 6. First Reading: Isaiah--... more »
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Great Without Charlotte Church
Shirley Holcomb | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a classic Christmas album with some of the world's greatest voices. And the setting is one of the world's great vocal settings in Westminster Abbey. Most notable among the vocalists is Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel. The one drawback to this collection is the inclusion of Charlotte Church. Even singing in an area which is her strength, you cannot help but notice her lack of range, lack of vocal control, and incredible lack of emotion. It would have been better for all if Miss Church had stepped back into the participating choir where she is among peers. Fortunately, on Silent Night, we hear the great Bartione voice of Bryn Terfel coming through in spite of Miss Church's best efforts to drown it out. There are many classic moments here which make this video well worth its price despite the presense of Charlotte Church"
Glorious Christmas Music from Westminster Cathedral
Kathy B. Cronauer | Virginia Beach, VA United States | 11/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received my video yesterday and watched it immediately. I was captivated from beginning to end by the spectacular music, scenery and pagentry. The buyer of this video should be aware, however, that it is not just about Andrea Bocelli. I have been a loyal fan of Andrea's from his earliest days of singing in Italy, and once again he is in true form and sings his three songs beautifully. The music of Charlotte Church and Bryn Terfel is just as lovely, and the readings of scripture and the music of the Westminster choirs were wonderful and help to bring into focus the true meaning of this holy season. The expressions on the faces of the young boys in the choir were priceless. This video provided me with an hour of exquisite peace and was the perfect way to begin preparing for the upcoming holiday season. It helped to reinforce the true reason we celebrate this holy season-the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."
Some Great Voices Here
Delila Jones | Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA | 09/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To hear singing anytime from Westminster is a treat, but to hear some of the greatest voices of our time singing therein was awe inspiring; especially the selections herein. The only negative to this entire album is the inclusion of Charlotte Church. Her voice is nothing more than that of a choir girl. They would have been better off by just puting her in the choir and leaving the serious singing to someone who has has range and vocal control. But this video is worth purchasing in spite of Charlotte."
barry colin hill | Seaview Downs, South Australia Australia | 06/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A video you must get. There is so much of English history within the walls of Westminster Abbey, and, dare I say, would turn the most ardent republican back to a royalist! Most the musical items presented were superb. Carlotte's rendition of two verses of "The Holy City" was a little strained, perhaps due to her youth, but her rendition of "Silent Night" with the seasoned Bryn Terfel was just sheer delight, one of the best I've ever heard. This is not just a video for Christmas, but for any time of the year, when you want to be uplifted and inspired. You will also hear the Queen's english spoken at its best."