Linda Eder — who recently released her latest recording, the holiday themed "Christmas Stays the Same" — will play a date at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 18 at 8 PM. She will be joined by The Broadway Gospel Choir.
The concert will feature selections from the new album, which has a distinctly Broadway flavor to it — not because of the musical selections, but due to some of the composers involved. Intermingled among standards such as "A Christmas Song" and "Silent Night" are three new song's by Eder's husband, theatre composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Civil War).
Wildhorn penned the album's title tune, as well as "Christmas Through a Child's Eyes" and "The Bells of St. Paul." The latter boasts lyrics by Titanic tunesmith Maury Yeston. Jack Murphy wrote the words to "Christmas Stays the Same," while Eder herself scripted the lyrics for "Christmas Through a Child's Eyes."
Eder made her debut on Broadway in Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde. The new CD is on the Atlantic label and currently available in stores.
For information on the Carnegie Hall concert, call (212) 247-7800. — by Robert Simonson