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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!

OldeTowneCarolers Website

Here are some photos from our busy festive season!

 


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Olde Towne Carolers’ New CD is out now!

Exciting news!

Olde Towne Carolers announces our new CD, entitled “Sing We Noel.” The album includes fifteen holiday songs, with a range spanning from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Here’s a look at the song list:

1. Sing We Now of Christmas / Noel Nouvelet
2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Silent Night / Stille Nacht
5. Patapan
6. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
7. Joseph lieber, Joseph mein
8. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
9. The Holly and the Ivy
10. Good King Wenceslas
11. The Wexford Carol
12. Remember O Thou Man
13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
14. Auld Lang Syne
15. In the Bleak Midwinter

The album will be available soon through all the standard online retailers, but if you’d like to get your copy sooner, just drop us an email and we’ll get a copy mailed out to you! (info@oldetownecarolers.com)

A big shout out to the singers of OTC for a great project, as well as Jennica Musselman for her amazing graphic design work, and Dave at Morningstar Studios for putting the tracks together!

OTC CD with bleeds.indd


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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/


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Olde Towne Carolers – 2015 Overview and Wrap-up!

Well, another year has gone by!  (2016! Holy cow!)

Now that the 2015 holiday season has come to and end, I wanted to look back on some of the highlights. And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the lovely music and revelry of Olde Towne Carolers!

 

In 2015 we had some wonderful performances all around the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.  We made our annual appearance on WFMZ Channel 69, sang at Longwood Gardens for all their Member nights and New Year’s Eve (we always enjoy those gigs!), performed at places like the Promenade Shops, Glen Eagle Square, Shop-Rite, and Marketfair Mall.  We sang at lots of private parties and country clubs, as well as retirement homes and community tree lightings.  Jennifer Graf and Terry Musselman were back at Christkindlmarkt to entertain the hoards of shoppers.  We were filmed for a segment on Channel 9 Australia, and even appeared on a short clip for NBC10 Philadelphia!

Here’s an overview of some of our fantastic events from the 2015 season!

 


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Olde Towne Carolers : Public appearances 2015

It’s that time of year again!  Holiday shopping, Christmas parties, joyous festivities, and of course – Olde Towne Carolers!

 

We sing all kinds of events – many are private parties, but lots are open to the public.

 

Here’s a list of our public performances on the calendar so far for 2015.  (With more appearances being added regularly.)

 

November 27th, 2015.  11:30am – 1:30pm

Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA

Jennifer Graf, Soprano and Terry Musselman, Piano

 

November 28th, 2015.  3:00-7:00pm

Center City Allentown, PA (Near 7th and Hamilton Streets)

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

November 28th, 2015. 4:00-5:30pm

Promenade Shops, Center Valley, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 1st, 2015.  5:00-9:00pm

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA  (“Members Night”)

TWO Victorian Caroling Quartets

 

December 2nd, 2015.  5:00-9:00pm

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA  (“Members Night”)

TWO Victorian Caroling Quartets

 

December 4th, 2015.  6:30-8:00pm

Quakertown Tree Lighting, Quakertown, PA (Downtown area)

Victorian Caroling Trio

 

December 4th, 2015.  7:00-9:00pm

Blue Cross River Rink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 5th, 2015.  3:00-5:00pm

Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA

Jennifer Graf, Soprano and Terry Musselman, Piano

 

December 5th, 2015.  4:00-5:00pm

Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 5th, 2015.  5:00-7:00pm

Williamstown Tree Lighting, Bluebell and Main St, Williamstown, NJ

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 8th, 2015.  5:00-9:00pm

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA  (“Members Night”)

TWO Victorian Caroling Quartets

 

December 9th, 2015.  5:00-9:00pm

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA  (“Members Night”)

TWO Victorian Caroling Quartets

 

December 12th, 2015.  1:30-5:30pm

Shoppes at Wyomissing, Route 422 & 222, Wyomissing, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 13th, 2015.  12:00-5:00pm

Shop Rite Stores (45 minutes in each)

Flemington, NJ.  Clinton, NJ.  Phillipsburg, NJ.  Bethlehem, PA

Festive Modern Caroling Quartet

 

December 14th, 2015. 8:00-9:00am

WFMZ Channel 69 – Music Monday guests

(Singing throughout the news broadcast – watch us live on the morning news!)

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 19th, 2015.  1:30-5:30pm

Shoppes at Wyomissing, Routes 422 & 222, Wyomissing, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 19th, 2015.  2:00-4:00pm

Market Fair Mall, Princeton, NJ

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 19th, 2015.  2:00-5:00pm

Glen Eagle Square Mall, 477 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Victorian Caroling Quartet

 

December 31st, 2015  5:00-9:00pm

Longwood Gardens New Year’s Eve Celebration

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Festive Modern Caroling Quartet

 

We hope to see you at one or more of our events!  More being added every day!  (Keep checking back here to see if we’re performing at a venue near you!)

 

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens


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Olde Towne Carolers now in Boston!

Pennsylvania’s premier Christmas caroling company, Olde Towne Carolers, is expanding to the Boston area for the 2014 season!  The holiday entertainment company is entering its tenth season performing around the Philadelphia region and surrounding areas, and has seen continuing success every year.  The group has been featured twice on national television via the Rachael Ray Show, performs annually on WFMZ Channel 69, and has had featured spots on Philly’s CW-57 news, WOGL 98.1 radio, and even Disney’s Christmas Carol Train Tour.  The group performs every year at prestigious venues such as Longwood Gardens, Macy’s, and Christkindlmarkt.

Founder Jennifer Graf earned her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston.  When thinking about expanding Olde Towne Carolers into new areas, Boston was the best option.  The city is known for its love of music, and offers its residents a plethora of holiday events in and around the city.  Ms. Graf’s personal singer network includes many talented former classmates that currently grace the stages of the city’s best opera houses, theatres, and choral groups.  This network also allows Olde Towne Carolers to continue its excellent reputation of providing the absolute best talent possible for any kind of holiday celebration as it expands into this new region.

Olde Towne Carolers will currently offer traditional a cappella Victorian-costumed Christmas Carolers to the entire Boston metro area.  (With possible plans to expand the group’s other acts to Boston in the future as well.  Currently the company offers carolers, brass players, Santa, a voice/piano duo, and a jazz trio to the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions.)  The Christmas carolers perform at various functions such as corporate events, private parties, shopping centers, retirement homes, restaurant events, tree lightings, winter weddings, and special concerts.

 

For more information, and to book Olde Towne Carolers at your holiday celebration, please visit our website or email us today!

info@oldetownecarolers.com

http://oldetownecarolers.com/

 

OTC at Longwood Gardens


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Olde Towne Carolers: Highlights from the 2013 season!

Hi all!

Now that we are finished with our final gig of the year, I thought I’d share a few highlights from some of our great performances this season!

Olde Towne Carolers on WFMZ Channel 69

Olde Towne Carolers on WFMZ Channel 69

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Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at Flemington

Olde Towne Carolers at the Raritan Public Library

Olde Towne Carolers at the Raritan Public Library

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at Flemington

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at Flemington

Olde Towne Carolers at the Lehigh Country Club

Olde Towne Carolers at the Lehigh Country Club

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at North Brunswick

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at North Brunswick

OTC at Qtown

Olde Towne Carolers at the Quakertown Tree Lighting

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Holman Cadilac

Olde Towne Carolers at Holman Cadilac

Olde Towne Carolers at Holman Cadilac

Olde Towne Carolers at Holman Cadilac

OTC at Longwood

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Longwood Gardens

Olde Towne Carolers at Saucon Valley Country Club

Olde Towne Carolers at Saucon Valley Country Club

Olde Towne Carolers at Eagle Village Shops

Olde Towne Carolers at Eagle Village Shops

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at North Brunswick

Olde Towne Carolers at the Shoppes at North Brunswick