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Lisa Donahey- Christmas In Our Soul

Posted by Kat Cullen on 2018/12/03

I always get excited about new Christmas music and new Christmas talent and Lisa Donahey provides both this festive season with her new offering "Christmas In Our Soul". 

First off, she sounds like a Disney princess, possibly because she has worked with the esteemed franchise. Growing up in California, Lisa knew no boundaries when it came to choosing her music. From classic Top 40 pop to R&B, to rock, musical theatre and the Great American Songbook, this gifted vocalist loved it all and sang it all. She even created her own style creatively called "Jazzbaret".

Lisa attended the prestigious Berklee College Of Music where she received the coveted Outstanding Performer of the Year award. That definitely takes some superior chops!  And she shows them off beautifully on this new Christmas project.

From standards like "Oh Holy Night", "The Christmas Song" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" (with a funky new spin!), Lisa's voice soars majestically. She gets flirty and fun on "It's Gonna Be A Hot, Hot Christmas" and the classic "Cool Yule" is the perfect compliment to her inherent jazz sensibility. And "Snow" (from the movie "White Christmas") is a welcome addition rarely found in holiday collections. My favourite track is one I first heard on Broadway star Linda Eder's Christmas album "Christmas Stays The Same". Its long been a personal favourite and Lisa more than does it justice. 

Lisa says "I like to create a vibe through storytelling, our mutual ability to relate to the lyric of a song while being moved by a great melody." She achieves all of this on Christmas In Our Soul, brightening the season with magical, musical memories.

Vickie van Dyke

Morning Host


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