Jazz, Contemporary & Traditional Christmas Carols, Holiday Favorites, and Songs
Beautiful, traditional Christmas carol standards, but with an interesting harmonic flair? Ballads in beautiful, four-part acappella harmony with dramatic and soaring peaks? Uptempo foot-tapping jazz-influenced classics? Simplified versions for sing-a-long purposes? Check, check, check. Our carols and songs run the gamut from all of the above - classical to swinging, dramatic & subtle to brassy & fun.
Almost every song and carol we have in our songbook was custom-arranged for our ensembles — which makes for a fresh and one-of-a-kind musical experience you simply can't get anywhere else. And, believe us, your guests will notice. Besides embodying the seasonal spirit, our arrangements are musically gratifying as well! The New York Holiday Singers' music is just a cut above any "caroling" you've ever heard.
What Makes Our Music Different?
Signature versions of classics & new favorites for a New York sound.
We love traditional Christmas carols. In fact, some of the familiar versions you know and love are in our songbook! But when we started the Singers, we knew we wanted it to be a group that updated many classics into something new and exciting — something that not only listeners would love, but would also be fulfilling for professional singers to perform.
And, the best way to compare the "standard" versions of songs to our exciting contemporary versions is by hearing them! We picked just two songs to give you a sense of what we do to enhance holiday favorites. Click each song version to compare.
And, we also perform more traditional version of many songs, as well!