Your Inspirational Song of the Week
November 26 - December 2, 2019
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Julia Wade and Friends
Performed by Rebecca Minor, Jenny Burton, Peter Link and Julia Wade
Music by Gloria Shayne
Lyrics by Noel Regney
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
This week’s song, Do You Hear What I Hear?, is performed, in order of appearance, by the quartet of Rebecca Minor, Jenny Burton, Peter Link, and Julia Wade. It is from Julia’s just-released album of classic Christmas tunes both old and new, Julia Wade and Friends – A Christmas Album.
Here are a few words from producer and orchestrator Peter Link:
“Yes, we know it’s Thanksgiving. And this year we are most grateful for the coming of the Christ child and all the wonders that accompany the birth of this human and spiritual man and the light and Truth he has brought to our lives and to our world.
“Having now lived Christmas nearly every day since June 1st of this year, producing the new Julia Wade And Friends Christmas Album, I share with you all my joy and spirit of this cherished time of year. Is it too early for Christmas? Possibly a touch early for Santa Claus, but never too early for the spirit of this holiday season.
“For Julia and me, it started in June!
“Do you see?
Do you hear?
Do you know?
“The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light!” ~Peter Link
About the Artists
Julia Wade has performed nationally and internationally as a concert artist, as well as in opera, cabaret and musical theatre, including The Rome Opera and Carnegie Hall. As a recording artist, Julia is truly at home in the studio with no less than 14 solo CDs under her belt . The 14th is her new Christmas CD, “Julia Wade and Friends,” including classics each done in a new and original way – solos, trios and quartets with her good friends, Jenny, Peter and Rebecca! Click here for more on Julia.
Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world as both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience. Click here to discover more about Jenny.
Peter Link wears many hats as Watchfire Music’s CEO and Creative Director, and as producer, composer, lyricist, songwriter, orchestrator, master teacher and director. Peter is best known, though, as a composer and lyricist. To learn more, click here!
Rebecca Minor, an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, composer and pianist, writes pop music from the heart. In addition, Rebecca serves as Co-Soloist at The Mother Church in Boston, MA. She writes beautiful contemporary solos in which she brings freshness and candor to sacred themes and Bible stories. Click here to find out more about Rebecca.
Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!
JULIA WADE AND FRIENDS
A Watchfire Music Release
Produced & Orchestrated by PETER LINK
JULIA WADE, JENNY BURTON, REBECCA MINOR and PETER LINK
“Is it too early to start talking Christmas? Not when you are celebrating with JULIA WADE AND FRIENDS. This album puts your Christmas favorites in the hands of genius composer, orchestrator, and producer Peter Link and gives them a fresh update. However and fortunately, most of the songs are original Link creations so sit back enjoy Christmas done in a most delightful and unique style.
“Let’s start with a waltz-like “Jingle Bells” that is an adventure of melodious sounds that will make you want to hunt down a sleigh and go for a ride. Then you can move on to “Heaven In His Eyes” executed by the crystal clear soprano of Julia Wade and “I Live The Joy” by the amazing Jenny Burton (when Jenny sings, you feel all is well with the world). And for variety there’s Julia’s Country/Western rendition of “The Night I Met St. Nick” and a jazzy “My Friend Gabriel” beautifully brought forth by Rebecca Minor. The songs that magically combine the voices of Julia Wade, Jenny Burton, Rebecca Minor and Peter Link are true treasures (“Jingle Bells,” “Do You Hear What I Hear”). And when Link does what he does so well – put his memories into songs (“I Remember Christmas,” “Christmas Eve”) - the holiday spirit is upon you. Make friends with JULIA WADE AND FRIENDS – they will be great companions throughout the holidays and provide you with year-long inspiration.”
Review by Laurie Lawson ~Electronic Link Journey