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1. Carol of the Bells* – 1:37

2. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – 2:13

3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen* – 1:41

4. O Holy Night* – 5:37

5. Ballad of the King and the Innocents

(Huron Carol)* – 4:46

6. Go Tell It On Da Mountain* – 2:03

7. Coventry Carol – 3:14

8. Jingle Bells* – 3:11

9. Gabriel to Mary* – 2:51

10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel* – 5:34

11. Joy to the World – 1:35

12. Ave Maria (Schubert)* – 4:52

13. Lo How a Rose (Es Ist Ein Ros) – 2:17

14. Rise Up Shepherds* – 3:36

15. Silent Night (Stille Nacht)* – 4:06

16. What Child Is This – 2:24

Bonus Tracks

17. O Canada – 1:21

18. Star-Spangled Banner – 1:30

Produced by

Mark Donnelly &

Pat Glover (

Recorded and mixed by Pat Glover

Mastered by Craig Waddell at
Gotham Studios, Vancouver, BC

* arranged by Mark Donnelly

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Most hockey fans know Mark Donnelly for his heroic renditions of the Canadian and American national anthems (which are include on this album as bonus tracks). What most people don't know is that he is an accomplished choral conductor and arranger. In fact, it is impossible to talk about the Donnelly Family without talking about music, particularly a cappella vocal music. It has always been a dominant part of life in the Donnelly household. Mark began directing church choirs when still in his teens and continues to do so. For the past twenty-five years, he has specialized in Gregorian Chant and 16th century polyphony. Sean, Colleen, and Theresa, the three eldest Donnelly children, naturally sang along from a young age, and had several years of vocal experience, before they were teenagers. Colleen's beautiful soprano voice, along with her vivacious personality, have won her many accolades. Theresa's rich mezzo, and Sean's “tenortone” voice like his dad (a tenor with some low notes), round out the quartet.

In 2005, the Donnelly Family Quartet began receiving requests to sing at various events, primarily during the Christmas season. When the Okanagan Festival Singers asked them to sing as featured performers for their 2007 Christmas Concert, we decided to take things somewhat  seriously. We finally got around to recording this CD in one of the hottest summers on record for Vancouver. (The rest of the continent was experiencing one of the coolest!) Many of the arrangements were written and rehearsed in the only cool place in the house, the ice rink in the basement. (Okay, it's plastic ice, but you can still skate on it with ice skates.) The rest of the family had to put up with hearing “Jingle Bells” when it was tough to keep the ice cubes frozen in the freezer! Merry Christmas and may God bless you all!


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