JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.


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Olde Towne Carolers 2016 Season in Review!

It’s always hard to believe how quickly the time flies by, but it’s already mid-February!  January was an incredibly busy month of travel, so I didn’t get a chance to post the highlights from OTC’s 2016 season!

2016 was our busiest season to date, with a full schedule of regular performances at Longwood Gardens, along with repeat appearances at Skytop Lodge, Christkindlmarkt, Shoppes at Wyomissing, Lehigh Country Club, The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, Shop-Rite Stores, Philadelphia History Museum, and The Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley.  We were happy to perform again on WFMZ Channel 69 News, and return to the Quakertown Tree Lighting, the Chester Valley Golf Club, Glen Eagle Square Mall, Belle Reve Senior Living, Macy’s, Brandywine Senior Living, Daylesford Crossing, as well as many repeat private functions throughout the region.  We also added some great new clients like DiBruno Bros, The Snow Forge Festival, Willow Valley, the Union League Golf Club, the Nassau Inn, the Cherry Hill Mall, and the Holy Redeemer Hospital.

Our Boston team reprised their appearance at the end of summer for “Allston Christmas” for the bfresh Corporation.  During the holiday season itself, they performed for places such as the Berklee College of Music, the York Golf and Tennis Club in Maine, Olde Towne Liquors, the Vesper Country Club, Mark Hall Design, Benchmark Senior Living, and many other joyous private functions!

Don’t forget to book early for the 2017 season to get your best pick of dates!

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Here are some photos from our busy festive season!

 


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Pure Nostalgia: Music at Christmas Time

When you think of Christmases past, what most sticks out in your memory?  Running down the stairs on Christmas morning?  Freshly fallen snow outside your window? Or maybe it’s baking cookies with your grandmother.  Put together, all these things can fill you with the happiest of nostalgia. 

But nothing can put you in the holiday spirit quite like the music of the season.  When the tree is lit on Christmas Eve, and all the lights are out in the house, and the fire is crackling….the right song just takes you back to the most special of times. 

Growing up, it was always a tradition in our house to play The Vienna Choir Boys first thing on Christmas Day.  My dad liked to pull out his mother’s old record, and we listened to those same carols every year.  To this day, it’s not Christmas to me without the Vienna Choir Boys!

And there are other songs that simply remind me of family times together, decorating the tree, or making our own Christmas ornaments.  When I was a kid, I LOVED “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” because of the lyrics mentioning “Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!”  Then many years later, the song had renewed special meaning when my young niece kept wanting me to sing it to her over and over.

I think these are all reasons that I decided to start my own Christmas Caroling company.  I loved the nostalgia of holiday music, and I loved singing it!   What could be better than to spread that joy to others and remind them of their own happy Christmas memories?  I wanted to make it easy for people to hire Christmas carolers – I wanted them to experience the beauty of live Christmas music.  Whether it was for an office holiday party or a concert at a retirement home, we could be an integral part of the delight and cheer of the season.  Add the Victorian Caroling costumes, and you have the perfect package!  Olde Towne Carolers delivers it all!

This holiday season, when you’re out shopping and feeling the stress of everything you have to do, if you happen to see Victorian carolers stroll by, singing your favorite holiday melodies… stop for a moment, leave the modern world behind, and reconnect with the child inside you who loved Christmas and everything about it!

Olde Towne Carolers

Olde Towne Carolers

Thinking about hiring Christmas carolers this year?  Olde Towne Carolers is available anywhere in the Northeast United States:

Philadelphia Carolers, Lehigh Valley Carolers, New Jersey Carolers, Boston Carolers, Connecticut Carolers – we’re there for you!  We’d love to be a part of your holiday celebrations!  Visit the website today: http://oldetownecarolers.com/