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Friday, December 21, 2012

New benefit Christmas single: "Bing Crosby," by The Chorus Project

Posted by on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM


One new local Christmas track mixes nostalgic holiday R&B with the massed harmonies of a caroling glee club. "Bing Crosby," by Chapel Hill teenage vocal group The Chorus Project, was penned by Seamus Kenney of SNMNMNM and Trepak and co-produced by local audio engineer and dB's member Chris Stamey. Yet an all-star studio cast takes a backseat to the rich lead vocal of Durham School of the Arts student Wilson Plonk, not to mention the depth and texture of this 25-strong pop choir. Kenney's songwriting inverts the eternally suave (and occasionally disturbing) "This Christmas," preferring instead the optimistic heartbreak of "if you didn't get me before/ why would you get me anything for Christmas?"

Right on the heels of a Chorus Project Cat's Cradle benefit concert this past Monday, sales of this track will benefit KidZNotes, a Durham nonprofit which provides children's classical music instruction and organizes youth orchestras in low-performance school districts.

The track, again, is here.

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The kids (and Chris Stamey) bring us Christmas.


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