Music Release

FEATURED RELEASE

SHAWN DEGENHART

Christmastime is Here

RECORD LABEL:
Godsey Media

RELEASE DATE:
12/11/2020

UPC:
017247266007

GENRE:
Christmas, Instrumental

LOCATION:
Peoria, IL

KEY SELLING POINTS

Shawn attended Illinois State University and received his bachelor’s degree in music theory/composition and music history, and a master’s degree in choral conducting. After graduating college, Shawn worked at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, serving as video editor and graphic designer, and later, music assistant. Those duties including accompanying, arranging and orchestrating pieces for various services and concerts. After a semester teaching vocal jazz at his alma mater, Illinois State, Shawn and his wife, Anne, went into full-time music ministry. GospelFest Ministries continues to produce annual summer and Christmas productions, local concerts, a syndicated radio program and custom arranging and engraving. He also has released several CDs featuring classic gospel music with his group, The GospelFest Singers. Shawn continues to serve as accompanist and ensemble director at Grace Presbyterian and is also the director of “Grace Family Christmas” each year. This televised event features a 100-voice choir, soloists and ensembles as well as a 40-piece orchestra. Past engraving projects include sheet music transcriptions for Daywind Music Group in Nashville and other gospel music artists, typesetting a 946-song hymnal for the Church of Christ publishing house in Atlanta, and several self-published gospel songbooks. In the musical theatre world, Shawn has done transposing work for Musical Theatre International and engraving for Samuel French Music Library, both in New York.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Christmastime is Here
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Away in a Manger
  4. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  5. I Wonder as I Wander
  6. Angels Medley
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Medley
  8. Good King Wenceslas
  9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  10. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  11. The Christmas Song
  12. Skating
  13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  14. Traditions of Christmas

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