This Is Christmas

This Is Christmas

by Katherine Jenkins


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This Is Christmas

Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins' first official holiday album sounds exactly like what one would expect from the reigning queen of the classical crossover charts. Lush, languid, and lovingly orchestrated, the succinct, ten-track This Is Christmas is certainly bereft of surprises, catering to the comforts of the season by sticking with the standards ("Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Deck the Halls," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Away in a Manger"), despite tossing in a sugar plum-encrusted curve ball with a swooning rendition of "Come What May" from Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. Throughout it all, Jenkins further cements her reputation as one of the 21st century's vocal pop greats, instilling each familiar melody, whether it be sacred ("O Come O Come Emmanuel") or silly ("Santa Baby") with the warmth of a thousand fireplaces.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0825646557295
catalogNumber: 532525

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katherine Jenkins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
John Barclay   Trumpet
Ian Belton   Violin
Nick Cooper   Cello
Liz Edwards   Violin
Richard Edwards   Tenor Trombone
Sally Herbert   Conductor
Chris Laurence   Bass,Double Bass
Rita Manning   Violin
Sonia Slany   Violin
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Sam Walton   Percussion
Dudley Bright   Tenor Trombone
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Martin Owen   Horn
David Fuest   Clarinet
Andrew Crowley   Trumpet
Ian Humphries   Violin
Stephen Maw   Bassoon
Julia Singleton   Violin
Richard Watkins   Horn
Claire Orsler   Viola
Everton Nelson   Violin
Alison Dodds   Violin
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Anna Noakes   Flute
Gareth Hulse   Oboe
Lucy Shaw   Bass,Double Bass
Ian Rathbone   Viola
Dai Emanuel   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Sophie Harris   Cello
Andy Wood   Trombone,Tenor Bass
Chris Worsey   Viola
Richard George   Violin
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Owen Slade   Tuba
Reiad Chibah   Bass
Nicola Sweeney   Violin
Richard Pryce   Bass,Double Bass
Vicci Wardman   Viola
Timothy Grant   Viola
Rachel Robson   Viola
Skalia Kanga   Harp
Emil Chakalov   Violin
Joby Burgess   Percussion,Timpani
Colin Rae   Piano
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Coro   Choir, Chorus
Karen Jones   Flute
Nicholas Bucknall   Clarinet
Peter Hanson   Violin
John Smart   Violin
Gary Kettle   Percussion
Richard Berry   Trumpet,Horn
Frank Riccoti   Percussion
Tony Wollard   Viola
Bozidar Vulotic   Cello
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
John Rutter   Composer
David Baerwald   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Nicholas Dodd   Arranger
Haydn Bendall   Engineer,Engineering
Sally Herbert   Arranger,Orchestration
Robert Wells   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
Rafa Sardina   Producer
Guy Massey   Engineer
Tony Springer   Composer
Katherine Jenkins   Arranger,Liner Notes
Colin Rae   Score
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Ruth Heller   Composer
Olli Cunningham   Score Supervisor,Engineering
J. Javits   Composer

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