Another holiday season, another Christmas album from the young and gifted classical songstress Jackie Evancho. With an elegant, cinematic orchestration and pure display of vocals in every track, this is one record worth collecting. Someday at Christmas is like a musical painting that’s full of grandeur yet very sincere in capturing the essence of Christmas and in igniting a spark of hope for the world.
Not only it makes a perfect companion for a festive holiday dinner with family and friends. It also serves as a delicious holiday chocolate truffle for the ears. I applaud Miss Evancho for a very inspired selection of songs to record and the classical greats in all the duets, such as Placido Domingo and Il Volo. They add to the divine quality of Someday at Christmas.
- “Someday At Christmas”
Serving as the title track, this is one tune the world needs. Powerful lyrics with an imagined vision of the future – a future we all crave for.
- “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
The cinematic intro paves a path to a very fine song. She really gets into the storytelling aspect.
- “Guardian Angels” (featuring Placido Domingo)
A very exquisite duet. This song is the Truth.
- “Little Drummer Boy”
Definitely a one-of-a-kind version of this popular song. She gives it a fresh energy.
- “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
Probably one of my top faves from the record. I enjoy Christmas albums that have “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” on the list, and Jackie is doing this whimsical tune justice.
- “Pie Jesu” (from Requiem – featuring Placido Domingo)
What a fine duet. Respect!
- “Christmas Waltz”
She delivers the tune in an imaginative way, and it definitely feels like a magical post-dinner holiday waltz, and all the guests, reindeers and sugarplum fairies are watching.
- “Hallelujah” (featuring Peter Hollens)
The Leonard Cohen hit is definitely perfect for Christmas.
- “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
A fresh new take on a holiday classic. Feel the warmth in this song.
- “O Holy Night” (featuring Vittorio Grigolo)
Simply divine. That’s all I can say.
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
It’s like a personal letter from Jackie to all of us this holiday season.
- “Little Drummer Boy” (featuring Il Volo)
Two times a charm. Love the call-and-response bits in the verses that are followed by a vocal unison in the chorus.
Get Someday at Christmas and Jackie’s other records here.