“Forgotten Hollywood”- Heavenly Peace…

Posted on November 27, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`One of the most famous Christmas carols was celebrated in honor of its  200th anniversary with a concert at the New York City church where Silent Night was initially sung in the United States, and where a priest was the first to publish an English translation of the Austrian carol. The performance of the carol was presented by Austria’s Kroll Family Singers.

“`Silent Night first debuted as a musical piece in December, 1818 with words by Joseph Mohr, and music by Franz Xaver Gruber, in Oberndorf, Austria.  In 1859, a priest at Trinity Church, John Freeman Young published an initial English translation of three verses of the carol. It has become one of the most recorded songs in the world, and it is regarded as a representative of Austria’s cultural heritage.

“`To mark the anniversary, Austrian tourism organizations put together a number of events in the country, including concert and exhibitions. The concert at Trinity — a historic church and tourist attraction that survived the destruction of the nearby World Trade Center in 2001 — was the only stateside event planned.  This performance was held by the Alexander Hamilton memorial in the churchyard.

“`A little perspective that compliments the upcoming yuletide season.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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