"Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas," released by Sh-K-Boom Records, hits stores Oct. 21. Broadway Inspirational Voices, a choir of 50 cast members from popular Broadway shows, sing traditional Christmas music with modern theatrical arrangements including "Joy to the World," "Away in a Manger," and "Little Drummer Boy."
The 15-song CD is delivered by BIV founder, conductor and music director Michael McElroy with orchestrations by orchestra conductor Joseph Joubert. McElroy, Joubert and Buryl Red handle the arrangements.
The complete track listing (with soloists in parenthesis) is as follows:
1. Joy To The World
2. O Holy Night
3. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Nyjah Moore Westbrooks)
4. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Avis Graves)
5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Bertilla Baker, Darius De Haas, Virginia Woodruff) 6. Away In A Manger (Sara Ramirez and Michael McElroy)
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Infant Lowly, Infant Holy (Billy Porter)
9. Some Children See Him (Gavin Creel)
10. You Oughta Know (Maurice Lochner)
11. What Child Is This?(Capathia Jenkins and Todd Pettiford)
12. Have You Heard About The Baby?
13. There's A Song In The Air (Marva Hicks)
14. A Christmas Wish
15. Silent Night (Orchestra)