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Joshua Bell's MUSICAL GIFTS With Chenoweth, Feinstein & More Now Available

October 25
7:15 PM 2013

Joshua Bell's MUSICAL GIFTS With Chenoweth, Feinstein & More Now AvailableHighly acclaimed violinist and classical music superstar Joshua Bell collaborates with an accomplished array of diverse artists on his new holiday-themed album, MUSICAL GIFTS FROM Joshua Bell AND FRIENDS, including stage icon Kristin Chenoweth, American Songbook purveyor Michael Feinstein, opera great Renee Fleming, acapella pop sensation Straight No Chaser and many more.

Bell and Chenoweth team up for Christmas classic "O Holy Night" while Feinstein and Bell share the holiday specialty song "The Secret Of Christmas". Additionally, Straight No Chaser are featured on a jolly "Nutcracker Medley", as well.

The official description of MUSICAL GIFTS FROM Joshua Bell AND FRIENDS is as follows: "With Musical Gifts, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell imagines friends coming to his home during the holiday and joining in on songs that celebrate the warmth, beauty and magic of the season. Following the concept of his critically acclaimed 2009 album, At Home with Friends, Bell is paired with a variety of special guests including Gloria Estefan, Alison Krauss, Kristin Chenoweth, trumpeter Chris Botti, jazz greats Chick Corea and Branford Marsalis, opera stars Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming, Michael Feinstein and a cappella group Straight No Chaser. "I wanted to capture the feeling and celebration of the holidays and that spirit of December," says Bell. Musical Gifts combines Bell's distinctive violin playing with fresh new takes on popular holiday songs. "I love the idea of celebrating music in ways different from how it was originally written, bringing in new arrangements and creating new repertoire."

Order MUSICAL GIFTS FROM Joshua Bell AND FRIENDS on CD and digital download here and here.

For more information on Joshua Bell, visit his official website here.

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