A capella vocal quartet The Idea of North (TION) is launching a new album of seasonal favourites which they have called This Christmas.
The ARIA award winning ensemble will perform selections from this CD in a series of pre- Christmas concerts around the east coast, combining their signature harmonies and pure toned blend. Joining them will be jazz legend, trombonist James Morrison. This Christmas follows TION’s last CD Extraordinary Tale, released in July 2011, which enjoyed terrific success.
This Christmas contains a mix of sacred and secular classics including carols like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Once in Royal David’s City alongside Mary’s Boy Child which features James Morrison, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
The album launch tour begins with Christmas by Candlelight for all the family, in the beautiful St. Stephen’s church in Newtown, popular with Sydney audiences and which will sparkle with candlelight. Then it’s on to one of the greatest jazz venues in Australia, The Basement at Circular Quay. There are also shows at Lizotte’s at Dee Why and in Newcastle, and The Concourse in Chatswood.
This Christmas is available at ABC shops and at ABC on-line http://shop.abc.net.au/products/idea-of-north-this-christ-cd
1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)/3. Candlelight Carol/4. Mary’s Boy Child (feat. James Morrison)/5. This Christmas/6. Angel/7. The Silver Stars Are In The Sky/8. Christmas Medley/Once In Royal David’s City/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/9. A Child Is Born/10. Poverty/11. Mary’s Boy Child (band mix)/12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
St Stephen’s, Newtown, December 1st
Adult $41/ Concession $33/Group of 6 $180Further group discounts available (prices shown include Sticky Tickets booking fees. Pew seating – first in best dressed. Door tickets subject to availability) Book here The Basement December 12th General Admission Standing $25 + booking fee pre-sale, $35 at the door if available Dinner & Show $79.80 (includes: entry, seating and a 2 course meal)
The Basement Box Office on (02) 9251 2797 or book hereA Lizotte’s Christmas , Dee Why, December 16 Show only tickets $41
The Concourse, Chatswood, November 28th