|Chant for Kids Winter
"For he that sings praise, not
only praises, but only praises with gladness: he that sings praise, not only
sings, but also loves him of whom he sings. In praise, there is the speaking
forth of one confessing; in singing, the affection of one loving."
As we begin our Lent, we realize that nearly a whole year has flown by since we completed production on Volume 1 of Gregorian Chant for Kids. The children are a year older and eager to learn new chants and to begin recording on Volume 2, and we feel like we've hardly begun getting the word out about Volume 1!
Join us on FACEBOOK, become a fan, and give us your input for the next CD.
We have just launched out facebook fan page. Once you've become a fan, please comment on our wall and let us know what Gregorian chants you would like to hear on Volume II, on which we're about to begin production. Our facebook fan page is an easy way to stay up-to-date on the production for the next CD with new soundclips, new "making of" videos, and thoughts from the kids about the recording process. Plus, if you have any feedback in general, please don't hesitate to leave comments on the wall!
Gregorian Chant for Kids - Volume I finds new distribution outlets ~
Gregorian Chant for Kids CD is now a part of the Catholic Heritage Curricula homeschool curriculum and being distributed worldwide through CHC. Also, David is producing a series of product videos for CHC's new "Virtual Homeschool Conference". The virtual conference videos will also feature the Smith kids (Nate, Patrick, Brian and Gina from the Kids Chant Choir) using, working with, and demonstrating CHC's exclusive titles and homeschool materials. Gregorian Chant for Kids is also now being sold through ChantCD.com and Halo-Works.com.
Visit our Youtube channel ~
|Youtube is giving television a run for its money in terms viewership. As you might have guessed, the standards for what is considered an inappropriate video are pretty low. We feel this is all the more reason why we must post our videos and why we're thankful to have the opportunity to present these beautiful, musical treasures of the Church on this wildly popular worldwide platform. Visit our Youtube channel, which features videos of the kids singing the Kyrie from the Missa De Angelis, as well as the Ave Maria. Please don't forget to subscribe (free) to our channel. Please comment and rate the videos too. When you do, this increases the chances that more people will see them and be drawn to the Spirit behind the innocence and purity that shines through Gregorian Chant for Kids!|
Where are my Hymns of Holy Mass CDs?
To all those who pre-ordered the Hymns of Holy Mass CDs expecting to receive them this past December:
Due to a minor licensing issue that needs to be resolved before we can fulfill any more orders, for the time being, we will be issuing refunds for your purchase in the next week if you haven't received your refund already. We're a little frustrated and annoyed by this delay (again!), but didn't feel it was right to keep payments not knowing now how long this will take to resolve. We're very excited about these CDs and are very anxious to get them to you. Once they're ready to ship, we will send you a notification. Thank you, again, for your patience!
So, we hope this E-newsletter finds you all healthy, at peace, and making the most of this beautiful season of Lent!
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
David and Teresa Smith
Click here to order your copy of Gregorian Chant for Kids - Volume I
Icon Catholic Music is operated by David and Teresa Smith, Catholic recording artists, business owners and home schooling parents of seven (soon to be eight!). Not finding many resources in teaching Gregorian chant to their own children, David and Teresa set out to create high quality recordings and simplified notation that allows parents the ability to easily introduce themselves and their whole family to these beautiful but too-often-forgotten musical treasures of the Church - with more volumes planned for the future. David and Teresa have worked for years as recording artists and the owners of Icon Studio Productions, one of the leading production facilities for contemporary Catholic recording artists in the U.S. David is a published songwriter and has won the United Catholic Music and Video Associations (UCMVA) awards for Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year, while Teresa holds her own as a professional vocalist with their duo Crossed Hearts, as a solo artist and as a session vocalist for numerous Catholic artists projects.