New album, concert tour, and documentary film come a'pealing ~ November 23
It’s coming on “Tidings”
– and that means the voice of Allison Crowe will
soon ring out traditional favourites, Christmas
carols such as “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”,
“In the Bleak Midwinter”, and “The
First Noel”, alongside the modern canon of
Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Lennon & McCartney
and original song selections including the elegiac
“Arthur”, and the epic, foot-stomping, “Disease”.
Allison’s just off the road, wrapping up her second engagement of this year with Canada’s amazing Royal Winnipeg Ballet – performing songs of Leonard Cohen. With the love experienced on the dance stage, as well as recent European concert dates and this Summer’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival hit, “Newfoundland Vinyl”, still touching souls – it’s time to rally a repertoire that decks us all in comfort and joy whatever life’s circumstances.
"Allison Crowe is a stunningly talented performer. Her voice celebrates the music with a bluesy rock-gospel intensity; her controlled vibrato, silken rasp, and powerful projection rivet your attention. This is no casual background music... be prepared to be amazed," says Carol Swanson (ChristmasReviews).
Drawing themes of faith, hope, sorrow, joy, redemption, transcendence and more from an abundant well of music, this year, there’s plenty of ways to rejoice with Allison as she melds the sacred and secular in "songs of the season" and spirit.
“Tidings Concert”, captured truly by Engineer and Mixer Brad Graham, and FOH Engineer Ed Johnson, and mixed at Turtle Recording in White Rock, BC, Canada is released on November 25 (debuting @ http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/tidings-concert with some days grace for iTunes and other folks observing Thanksgiving this weekend). This album set, her eighth full-length collection, features 19 in-concert performances, and, for the first time, audio from Crowe’s “Hallelujah” video which now has a worldwide audience of greater than 10 million people (more than eight million genuine views on YouTube alone).
Right after this music
release, Allison embarks on a “Tidings”
concert tour allied with special guests and special
NOVEMBER 29 – Campbell River, BC, Canada - St. Peter's Anglican Church – featuring The Campbell River Childrens Choir's "Zephyr" w. Director Barbara Prowse and accompanist Judy Melny – presented by Rockin’ Ron Nicolaye to aid Campbell River Hospice Society & CR Food Bank
DECEMBER 1 – Victoria, BC, Canada - Fairfield United Church – with guest artist, singer-songwriter, Billie Woods - to aid Artemis Place, (girls' educational and life-skills), and HepCBC
DECEMBER 5 – Nanaimo, BC, Canada - Old City Quarter – Community Carol Sing-along in support of "Light up a Life" campaign for Haven Society
DECEMBER 8 – Nanaimo, BC, Canada - St. Andrew's United Church - with a cavalcade of Vancouver Island's finest young musical talent: Chelsea Peckett, Daniel Knapp, Paige Hughes, Raymond Salgado, Kaleigh Hargrove & Emily Blake - to aid The Mind's Eye (youth newspaper) + Woodlands SS Band and Basketball programs
DECEMBER 14 – Corner Brook, NL, Canada - Arts and Culture Centre - Tidings fun barrels down the chimney in this caring and creative Atlantic community
DECEMBER 15 – Corner Brook, NL, Canada - Arts and Culture Centre - World Premiere screenings of the Peter Buckle-directed documentary ~ "A Corner Brook Tidings" – a film featuring Allison Crowe and you – created with gracious assistance of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC)
Fuller details @ http://www.allisoncrowe.com/tour.html - and plenty more to come!