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This CD project has been very rewarding musically and spiritually. A special thank you to God who has brought us together and made us a true choir family. A huge thank you to Tammie Cancelli, our Choir Director. This CD was her idea - thank heavens for good ideas! We thank Stef, her husband, for all his hard work and music smarts! We thank all our wonderful helpers for being fun loving and a joy to be around. We know an opportunity like this may only knock once in life - we grabbed it and ran with it. Boy did we run!

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The Christmas Collection

The St. Benedict Youth Choir will celebrate Christmas on October 26th this year, when we launch our highly-anticipated second CD release, The Christmas Collection. Featuring 11 traditional and contemporary songs and one original composition, arranged and produced by Stefano Cancelli and lyrics written by choir director, Tammie Cancelli.

For this follow-up CD, Tammie wrote The Voice Inside Me, a holiday inspired original composition with music composed by her husband Stef. Tammie says “The tune reflects the true meaning of the holidays – the joy and peace of the Christmas season.”

The Christmas Collection was recorded in the choir loft of St. Benedict Parish in Etobicoke over two Saturdays in March 2001. It features such traditional holiday favourites as Sleigh Ride, Ave Maria, Angels Among Us (originally recorded by Alabama) featuring a solo by Mr. Ken Sutton and Somewhere In My Memory from the popular film Home Alone also featuring a solo by choir member Ms. Marie Menniti. The Golden Globe award winning song The Prayer, by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster is recorded for the first time by a full choir in a new arrangement by Mr. Cancelli, with a featured solo by Ms. Cancelli. The choir also brings an upbeat African flavour to The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, originally recorded by David Bowie and Bing Crosby.

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