Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

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“I find it really hard to believe that these carol recordings were made in live conditions, they are just so brilliant and I am absolutely thrilled with the three carols.” – Cecilia McDowall, composer

The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale released its first live recording, a compilation of Christmas music over five years of holiday concerts performed in venues across the Phoenix metro-area between 2005 and 2010. Titled “Of A Rose,” the new recording features an array of songs celebrating the holiday season under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy. The last Christmas recording by the Phoenix Chorale was “A Southwest Christmas” released in 1997.

Track list:

  1. Welcome Yule! – Douglas E. Wagner
  2. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – arr. David Willcocks
  3. Lo, How a Rose – arr. Daniel Gawthrop
  4. Now May We Singen – Cecilia McDowall
  5. Joys Seven – arr. James Ludwig
  6. Hacia belén va un Borrico – arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
  7. Estampie Natalis – Vaclav Nelhybel
  8. Cantate Astra – Cecilia McDowall
  9. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – arr. Jackson Berkey
  10. Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus – arr. Jackson Berkey
  11. A Day in a Manger – arr. Jackson Berkey
  12. How Far Is It To Bethlehem – arr. James McCullough
  13. Of A Rose – Cecilia McDowall