Connie Dover
and the
Kansas City
Chamber Orchestra

The Holly and the Ivy
Traditional Songs and Carols of Christmas

“Just occasionally, a voice arrives on the folk scene that is so pure, so beautiful, so magical, that it tells you: this is how to sing a song. Such a voice has Connie Dover.”
The Scotsman (Scotland’s National Newspaper)

In this album of traditional songs of Advent and Christmas (available here), Connie’s pure, soaring voice is wrapped in the instrumental richness of one of America’s premier chamber ensembles. Connie collaborates with conductor Bruce Sorrell and the composers of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra to create a lush new holiday collection—guitar, highland bagpipes, tinwhistle and hurdy gurdy entwine with strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion in a set of nine winter carols arranged just for this CD. A recording of transcendent loveliness, sacred in atmosphere, The Holly and the Ivy captures the warmth and hope of the winter season, performed by a singer whose vision continues to be at the forefront of traditional music.

— Song Selections (click for samples) —

The Christ Child’s Lullaby    The Holly and the Ivy    The Huron Carol
Coventry Carol    In the Bleak Midwinter  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Torch!    Silent Night    Auld Lang Syne

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