Sarah McLACHLAN SET TO PERFORM ON NBC'S WORLD FAMOUS
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON NOV. 24 AND
McLACHLAN WILL ALSO PERFORM ON ABC'S CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
SPECIAL ON NOV. 28 AND LIVE WITH KELLY ON DEC. 8
McLACHLAN's NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM 'WONDERLAND' OUT NOW
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan is getting ready to make the season bright with multiple TV appearances in celebration of her new holiday album Wonderland. McLachlan will perform on NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24 as well as NBC's annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special which airs on November 30. McLachlan will also perform on ABC's CMA Country Christmas Special on November 28 and Live with Kelly! on December 8. McLachlan's new holiday album Wonderland is available now and sparkles with fresh, inspired interpretations of 13 traditional and contemporary holiday classics.
McLachlan's Wonderland is a new holiday classic. Recorded last winter in Montreal and Vancouver with her longtime producer Pierre Marchand, Wonderland radiates the joy and magic of the holiday season with McLachlan's warm and vibrant soprano, a voice Rolling Stone praised for its "astonishing strength and clarity."
The album features classics such as "Silver Bells" reimagined into a shimmering, orchestrated picturesque tale as well as "Angels We Have Heard On High," a percussive hymn of adoration and Randy Newman's forlorn "Snow" from the 1960s. Emmylou Harris contributes vocals on "Go Tell It On The Mountain," also featuring Martha Wainwright, and "Away In A Manager," a new holiday song reinvented as a country shuffle.
Members of Canadian quartet, Half Moon Run, play on five tracks and helped McLachlan flesh out some of the arrangements, including "Huron Carol," Canada's oldest Christmas song. "They're all in their mid-to-late 20s. They're incredible musicians," McLachlan says. Rounding out the guests is the world famous Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, who perform on four songs, including "Let It Snow," "Silver Bells," "Huron Carol," and "O Come All Ye Faithfull." McLachlan enlisted orchestral arranger Brian Byrne to handle the particulars. "We had decided early on that it would be great to have string arrangements," McLachlan says. "We left some space for that and sent the arrangements to him and said 'Work your magic.' He did."
McLachlan is a revered singer/songwriter who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. An ardent philanthropist, she is also the founder of the Lilith Fair tour, which was an unprecedented platform for female musicians and raised over $7 million dollars for various local and national charities. In 2002, she founded her non-profit organization the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The School provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth who otherwise would have no access to music programming.