I absolutely love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir-we have so many of their CDs in our home and play them so frequently that our 2 and 4 year old know all the words, which is way cute when the songs are more obscure (especially selections from the Messiah). This CD has some great songs on it, and they have become family favorites!
Heard the voice and was absolutely spellbound. Sissel has the God given ability to reach out and touch the soul of her listeners. This is truly a gift and to be able to experience this 'touch' is beyond words. Her voice is a medium through which an incredible PEACE embraces the listener. You know when you hear that voice!!!
I just arrived home from the hospital after surgery. I loaded the Spirit of the Season on my ipod and listened to it constantly as I recuperated. The clarity and beauty of Sissel's voice was very inspirational and comforting to me. That first evening after surgery as I laid in bed glancing at the lights from the city beyond, the beautiful voice of Sissel filled my ears as she sang--- Like An Angel Passing Through My Room came on. Wow was it powerful and comforting to me. I still get chills.
'Spirit of the Season' was just nominated for TWO GRAMMY AWARDS. This just attests to what a great album this is. The biggest reason why this album is so great is the vocalist Sissel.
I was at the live concert and Sissel was amazing!!!! This CD should be in every home.
Can't wait to receive my copy! I attended The Spoken Word Christmas program featuring this beautiful music--favorites are 'Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella', 'Noe Noe', and 'Silent Night'!!
This is the best ever Christmas Tabernacle Choir concert! Yes, Sissel is everything that other reviewers have written, but the choir, orchestra, and bell ringers together create an unforgettable musical experience.
As I commented on the DVD, Sissel's voice is so angelic it brought tears to my eyes. The CD is a must have to bring that spiritual part of Christmas into your home.
I have an extensive collection of Christmas music and this CD has become my favorite. The arrangements are brilliant. Sissel's voice is beautiful and clear. My 16 month old and 3 year old grandsons grabbed a pillow and laid down in front of the CD player listening. They have asked me to play it for them 3 days in a row. Every time I hear it, it sounds fresh and knew! I highly recommend this CD!
Sissel has the voice of an angel from the realms of glory. She truly blesses us with her presence on this magnificent album. I would have given it five stars if they had included the Choir's beautiful rendition of Away in a Manger (it's on the DVD) instead of the annoying nursery-rhyme Sunny Bank.
WOW! This CD brings back all the chills and joy of the actual performance last year. Sissel's voice is comparable to Enya's, the ethereal nature of her voice is just as skin-tingling if not more. 'Like an Angel Passing' has become a family favorite, along with 'Angels, from the Realms of Glory' and 'Vitae Lux'. In addition to traditional Christmas songs, the CD also features several selections from Norway and Germany, sung in Sissel's native language. The instruments are heavenly, from pan flutes and bells to serene choral backgrounds. WOW, WOW, WOW.. I cannot praise this album enough.