BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS ALBUM FEATURING THE TENORS

October 15th, 2019

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London, 14 October, 2019 – On the anniversary of the untimely death of the world’s first ‘multimedia’ star Bing Crosby, 14th October sees his longtime record label, Decca, together with his widow Kathryn and their children, HarryMary and Nathaniel Crosby, announce the release of the brand new album ‘Bing at Christmas’, to be released on 22nd November.

Bing’s is The voice that is completely synonymous with Christmas. Now, Bing’s utterly distinctive original vocals are set to newly-recorded orchestral arrangements, performed by the UK’s most prestigious orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, on an album that breathes new life into the best Christmas songs in existence. 

This album gives the world the chance to hear these beloved tracks totally transformed, with today’s technical advances. Produced by Nick Patrick, who was behind the hugely successful Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly orchestral albums, ‘Bing at Christmas’ boasts a unique sound and warmth that sets it apart from past Bing Crosby releases. 

As Kathryn Crosby explains, “Hearing Bing’s voice with these completely new, beautifully recorded, orchestral accompaniments makes it seem as though he’s back after all these years. It’s magic.” 

Included on the album is Crosby’s biggest hit, the 1942 Decca recording of ‘White Christmas’. This track is not only the epitome of Christmas in song, but the world’s best-selling single, with sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide and, more recently, achieving over 1.8 billion streams. With an average of 18 million streams on 25th December alone every year, 77 years since its original release the song remains essential listening at Christmas. It is also the most recorded song of all time. Despite these staggering sales figures, the song has never been No.1 in the UK. This year, the Crosby family wants to change that and, in Bing’s memory, get this newly-orchestrated version to its rightful place in the charts. 

The song resonated especially strongly with listeners during World War II. It had a huge impact on their lives, both young soldiers serving in the forces as well as their families back home. Just after the attack on Pearl Harbour, Bing introduced a broadcast of the single on Christmas Day 1941, which led to The Armed Forces Network being flooded with requests for the song. He then gave a live performance to thousands of G.I.s, many of whom were to lose their lives only a few days later in the Battle of the Bulge. At a time when people needed it the most, this simple song was extremely powerful in its healing qualities – and has continued to provide comfort to people all over the world for nearly 80 years.  

Joining Bing on an additional, special version of ‘White Christmas’ is the multi Grammy Award winning a cappella group Pentatonix, whose voices fit perfectly with Crosby’s, their impeccable harmonies bringing further colour and depth to the track. Pentatonix has performed with some of the biggest names in the business, on the biggest TV shows, released several chart-topping Christmas albums and hosted their own Christmas TV Specials for the last three years, so it is entirely fitting that they have been chosen for this collaboration.

There is also a new collaboration with Canadian vocal super group The Tenors on the classic ‘The Christmas Song’! With their outstanding harmonies, The Tenors add their blend of classical music and contemporary pop to this holiday classic. This award winning, multi platinum selling band have achieved international success, as well as had the honour of sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music including Sir Paul McCartney, Sting and Andrea Bocelli. They have also performed for Her Majesty The Queen for her Diamond Jubilee.

‘Bing at Christmas’ also features exquisite arrangements of ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’, ‘The Christmas Song’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’, on which David Bowie joins in a duet recorded in September 1977, just a month before Bing died. 

No-one has dominated the music scene for so many decades and touched so many people’s lives –and with the release of this record, which combines the authenticity of Bing Crosby’s original tracks with sumptuous, state-of-the-art recordings transforming his best-loved songs and bringing them back to the charts, no-one ever will. 


Hurricane Dorian Relief

September 12th, 2019

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Clifton Murray and The Tenors’ Manager Jeffrey Latimer, dropped by Long & McQuade (Toronto) to purchase musical instruments and supplies to donate to the Hurrican Dorian Relief Drive.

20 Ukuleles, 10 Guitars, 4 Djembes, Six Sleigh-Bells, 8 Shakers, 20 Harmonicas and 4 Music Books – will all make their way to the children with Loretta & Martha Rogers. Thank you to our friends at MusiCounts for your continued support.

If you’d like to DONATE place click here: https://www.bahamas.com/relief


Wonder of Christmas Tour

August 20th, 2019

The Tenors Wonder of Christmas Tour - All Dates

We are pleased to announce The Tenors “Wonder of Christmas” tour dates! Tickets officially go ON SALE August 23rd 2019 along with M&G Packages and VIPs.

With 127 days until Christmas, we have the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

“Sharing the joy of the holidays through music with our families and extended families – our fans – is one of our favourite ways to celebrate the Christmas season.” ~ The Tenors 

November 29: Seattle, WA | Benaroya Concert Hall
December 2: Portland, OR | Arlene Schnitzer Hall
December 3: Vancouver, BC | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 5: Calgary, AB | Southern Alberta Jubilee
December 8: Saskatoon, SK | TCU Place
December 10: Edmonton, AB | Northern Alberta Jubilee
December 12: Winnipeg, MB | Club Regent Casino
December 13: Prior Lake, MN | Mystic Lake Casino
December 15 Windsor, ON | Caesars Windsor
December 16: Ottawa ON | Southam Hall
December 18: Glenside, PA | Keswick Theatre
December 20: New York, NY | The Town Hall
December 22: Brantford, ON | Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts


Introducing Lulu Grace Walters

August 16th, 2019

Lulu Grace Walters

Fraser, Kelly, and especially Hope are thrilled to introduce a new baby girl to the Tenors family!!

Born on August 11th at 7:57am, Lulu Grace Walters made a definitive entrance at 10lbs 3oz! 

Kelly was truly amazing and everyone is healthy and happy at home in New York enjoying some quality time together. Congrats to the Walters/Levesque clan! 


Introducing Theodore James Murray

June 23rd, 2019

The Tenors are delighted to announce the arrival of Rachel and Clifton Murray’s first child. Rachel safely delivered a son, Theodore James Murray, at 1:23pm PST, on June 18, 2019. 

Both Mom and baby are doing well. Congratulations to the new parents, enjoy the beautiful journey ahead. Thank you to the incredible doctors and nurses BC Women’s Health Foundation.

Photo by Georgia Murray