Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!
I know this year has been one for the books but I hope that you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. At this time of year, most of us are usually preparing for holiday festivities, attending concerts, wrapping gifts, cooking for a gathering and living through the hustle and bustle of the season. What a change it is this year…
As for myself, I have toured during the holidays for the last 15 years so I get the honour of spreading Christmas cheer to my audience members through music. I love it so much and I miss it dreadfully as well as my family that I will not be able to see this season. But for me, the pandemic has also offered some silver linings. I have been able to spend way more time with my husband and our (almost) two year old son than we would have ever had the pleasure of doing if I was working, I get to cook quite a bit for my family and we are expecting again in January! Life is about to look very different again so we are grateful.
As for “The Nadeau Ensemble: A Prairie Christmas,” trust me when I say: we miss playing for you and we hope to do it again next year! Joaquin has generously put together this little video as our virtual Christmas card to you here
And if you miss harp Christmas music, I have put my “Star of Night” Christmas album on here for free for your listening pleasure here.
If you are looking for something recorded this year:
Two of my colleagues who have created the “No Chamber Concert Series”once the pandemic began asked me to join them this season to do some recordings of Christmas carols in this unusual grouping of trombone, flute and harp! All the links will be posted on the link above and can be viewed directly on youtube as well here!
Finally, I am honoured to play with Musica Intima for Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” as well as a couple of other pieces. For those of you who are not familiar with the work, it is a piece written for choir and harp in 11 movements that are all exquisite. The release date is December 20th and it can be viewed after the ticket is purchased for two weeks here.
All the best to you and yours during this holiday season. Please stay safe, healthy and happy if you can and I look forward to reuniting with you all.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and yours!!