SOURCE: Glenn Mohr Chorale

Glenn Mohr Chorale

November 11, 2009 06:00 ET

The Glenn Mohr Chorale Round Up New Fans to Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary and the Release of Their Holiday CD "A Star Still Shines"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - The 2009 holiday season is proving to be a fast paced international success story for the New York-based Glenn Mohr Chorale led by musician, songwriter and Director, Glenn Mohr. Within one month the group have performed for a sold out audience at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, traveled to Rome at the request of the Pope (where they sang at three Thanksgiving Masses in front of 10,000 people) and performed at a sold out show in Boston, MA. On November 6th the choir released their holiday album "A Star Still Shines" on Spencertown Records (distributed through The Orchard). The Glenn Mohr Chorale generated enormous excitement at radio and their music may be heard on over 90 stations across the U.S.

After 20 years together, the Glenn Mohr Chorale have become a mainstay of modern inspirational music and provided a niche for listeners who delight in the unexpected. New York City's Mayor Bloomberg recently stated: "For two decades, the Chorale has brought hope and joy to so many with its unique blend of music, dance and drama that have inspired, uplifted and entertained individuals in our city and beyond. Their dedication to giving back embodies the spirit of compassion and generosity that characterizes the Christian tradition and our city."

The Chorale's latest creation, "A Star Still Shines," offers both original and traditional selections for the Christmas season. Featuring his crew of 26 adult singers and a "Cherub Chorus" (composed of Chorale members' children and grandchildren), the album includes perennial favorites such as "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Away in a Manger," "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "The First Noel," as well as several Mohr originals, including audience favorites "A Wiseman's Carol" and "The Days After Christmas."

The disc is also a celebration of the Chorale's 20th anniversary, which was powerfully commemorated with a return trip to the Vatican to perform "Jeanne Jugan-The Hidden Heart," a musical presentation inspired by the life and works of 19th Century French nun Jeanne Jugan (AKA Sister Mary of the Cross), founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Mohr's first true musical awakening came in church; but as a young adult he ventured into secular music, playing guitar and writing songs in an array of pop bands and performing at notable clubs such as CBGB's in New York. Although he idolized the great tunesmiths of the rock era, he returned to the church for both professional and spiritual reasons where he played and conducted choirs in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn congregations before assembling the Chorale.

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